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Key Concepts in Medical Sociology
Provides a systematic and accessible introduction to medical sociology, beginning each 1500 word entry with a definition of the concept, then examines its origins, development, strengths and weaknesses, offering further reading guidance for independent learning, and drawing on international literature and examples.

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  • Social Exclusion and Stigma
    From Key Concepts in Public Health
    This discussion is intended to provide the reader with an overview of stigma and social exclusion which entwines the academic perspective with practical applications. 
  • Cultural and Ethnic Factors In Health
    From Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine
    Understanding how cultural and ethnic factors relate to health is very much an interdisciplinary enterprise: anthropology, biology, economics, history, medicine, nursing, psychiatry, psychology, rehabilitation and sociology have all participated in the study and application of their own concepts and findings to health. 

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