Medical sociology training for sociologists

  • M. Stacey


In this paper I propose to try to answer the questions: (a) why teach the sociology of medicine to sociology students ?, and (b) how to do it and what are the problems ? This paper is an extension and development of one which I submitted to a conference in Warsaw not too long ago (Stacey, 1973.) It reflects knowledge gained in those years from experience with the teaching of the sociology of medicine to sociology students in two different institutions; it reflects developments and maturation in the sociology of medicine itself and my own more mature understanding of the nature of sociology in general and the sub-discipline in particular.


Health Care System Gender Role National Health Service Social Institution Social Anthropologist 
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