HCM 3801

Description

This course provides an overview of the nature of the health care system, factors influencing the distribution of health care, mainstream and alternative health manpower, the social distribution and meaning of illness in the United States. Topics including bioethical issues, and contemporary issues such as bioterrorism, human genome project, rising prescription drug costs, and urbanization, social stress, and mental illness are covered.

Objectives

None

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

The sociology of health, illness, and health care: A critical approach (Rev: 6)

Publisher: Wadsworth (2013)
Author: Weitz, R.
ISBN: 978-1-111-82879-0
Price: $167.40

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