Sociology as Applied to Medicine is accepted as one of the leading textbooks in the field. Now in its sixth edition, it remains a comprehensive, up-to-date and accessible introduction to the sociology of health, illness and health policy. It will be essential reading for students of medicine and allied health professions and for students in the social sciences.
In this edition several new authors are included and a number of chapters have been entirely rewritten, notably those on ethnicity and health, the health professions and health promotion and the new public health. All of the chapters have been revised to incorporate the latest theories and research material. Society & changing patterns of disease, social causes of disease, health & illness behavior, etc.