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Tables of Contents for Readings in Medical Sociology
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Introduction
ix
 
Part I EPIDEMIOLOGY
1
18
Social Conditions as Fundamental Causes of Disease
3
16
Bruce G. Link
Jo Phelan
Part II SOCIAL DEMOGRAPHY OF HEALTH
19
34
The Links between Education and Health
21
32
Catherine E. Ross
Chia-ling Wu
Part III SOCIAL STRESS
53
36
Stress, Coping, and Social Support Processes: Where Are We? What Next?
55
34
Peggy A. Thoits
Part IV HEALTH BEHAVIOR
89
24
Sex Stratification and Health Lifestyle: Consequences for Men's and Women's Perceived Health
91
22
Catherine E. Ross
Chloe E. Bird
Part V ILLNESS BEHAVIOR AND THE SICK ROLE
113
56
The Aesthetics of Illness: Narrative, Horror, and the Sublime
115
14
Alan Radley
Reconsidering the Status of Anorexia Nervosa as a Western Culture-Bound Syndrome
129
20
Sing Lee
The Missing Voice of the Critically Ill: A Medical Sociologist's First-Person Account
149
20
David A. Rier
Part VI HEALING OPTIONS
169
42
Religion, Health, and Nonphysical Senses of Self
171
17
Ellen L. Idler
``Jesus Will Fix It after Awhile'': Meanings and Health
188
23
Mary Abrums
Part VII DOCTOR-PATIENT INTERACTION
211
42
Watching Brian Die: The Rhetoric and Reality of Informed Consent
213
15
Rose Weitz
Physician Satisfaction in a Changing Health Care Environment: The Impact of Challenges to Professional Autonomy, Authority, and Dominance
228
13
Mary Guptill Warren
Rose Weitz
Stephen Kulis
Doctor in the House: The Internet as a Source of Lay Health Knowledge and the Challenge to Expertise
241
12
Michael Hardey
Part VIII PHYSICIANS IN A CHANGING SOCIETY
253
52
Professional Dynamics and the Changing Nature of Medical Work
255
27
Frederic W. Hafferty
Donald W. Light
Gender and the Body of Medicine or at Least Some Body Parts: (Re)Constructing the Prestige Hierarchy of Medical Specialties
282
23
Susan W. Hinze
Part IX NURSES
305
16
Women in a Women's Job: The Gendered Experience of Nurses
307
14
Sam Porter
Part X HEALTH CARE DELIVERY IN THE UNITED STATES
321
28
Playing by the Rules and Losing: Health Insurance and the Working Poor
323
17
Karen Seccombe
Cheryl Amey
Whatever Happened to the Health Insurance Crisis in the United States? Voices from a National Survey
340
9
Karen Donelan
Robert J. Blendon
Craig A. Hill
Martin Frankel
Catherine Hoffman
Diane Rowland
Drew Altman
Part XI HEALTH CARE IN SELECTED COUNTRIES
349
 
Update on Health Care in Canada: What's Right, What's Wrong, What's Left
351
 
Martha Livingston
The Americanization of the British National Health Service
364
 
David Mechanic
The Social Determinants of the Decline of Life Expectancy in Russia and Eastern Europe: A Lifestyle Explanation
377
 
William C. Cockerham