Teaching Medical Sociology: Retrospection and Prospection

Editors: Nuyens, Y., Vansteenkiste, J. (Eds.)

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39 Medical sociology, on the other hand, is only beginning to be perceived as an established partner in medical education. What was still described in 1963 as its 'promise' (Reader, 1963) became a decade later the unequivocal assertion: 'Sociology has already contributed much to medicine ... has (in its work related to medicine) developed a distinct body of knowledge, and in fact, reached the position where it can contribute substantially to decision making in medicine'. (Kendall and Reader, 1972) As it has established its position, both as a legitimate sub-field of sociology as a collaborator with the medical professions, there is evidence of increasing attention by medical sociology to the applica­ tions of its knowledge. The literature reveals a remarkable degree of concern about its development. (Caudill, 1953; Clausen, 1956; Reader and Goss, 1959; Reader, 1963; Suchman, 1964; Graham, 1964; Bloom, 1965; McKin­ lay, 1972). Most of its continuing self-scrutiny, however, was - at least until recently - focused on the evaluation of its contribution to knowledge. We seem now to have found security in the legitimacy of this contribution, and to be turning to the effort to establish an organized dimension of applied social science - of which an example is seen in table 2.1. Williams, first in 1963 and again in 1972, sought to show how the knowledge of medical sociology was actually being applied. Hyman (1967) reviewed 'the uses of sociology for the problems of medicine'.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Teaching medical sociology: retrospection and prospection

    Nuyens, Y.

    Pages 3-12

  • Introductory remarks

    Vansteenkiste, J. (et al.)

    Pages 13-19

  • Health care in the future

    Thiadens, A. J. H.

    Pages 23-35

  • The profession of medical sociologist in the future: implications for training programs

    Bloom, S.

    Pages 37-60

  • The medical profession in the future: implications for training programs

    Thung, P. J.

    Pages 61-70

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teaching Medical Sociology: Retrospection and Prospection
Editors
  • Y. Nuyens
  • J. Vansteenkiste
Copyright
1978
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-1391-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-1391-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-207-0719-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 266
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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