Title

Social Foundations of Behavior for the Health Sciences

Published In

Springer International Publishing

ISBN

978-3-319-64948-1

Document Type

Citation

Publication Date

2017

Abstract

This textbook helps students in the health sciences prepare for the social foundations portion of the medical college entrance exam. It provides a solid understanding of the fundamental concepts, theories, and methodologies in sociology that the exam requires. This book offers a condensed overview of the sociological concepts covered during a 15 week semester. It helps students gain an understanding of the social foundations of behavior, and the social determinants of health within the professional context of medicine. Students are provided with the necessary basics in addition to case studies, learning and research activities, recommended external resources, and study questions. These are meant to develop pre-health students’ understanding of the importance of the social factors that influence health outcomes. The featured activities contain various exercises using examples of sociology of health and medicine, including social factors shaping health, social relations between doctors and patients, and the health care system, among others. As a result, this book well informs not only those who wish to prepare for the medical college entrance exam to pursue a career in the health profession, but also anyone who is interested in social perspectives on health and medicine.

Description

© 2017 Springer International Publishing AG

DOI

10.1007/978-3-319-64950-4

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/25480

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