This issue is the second enlarged edition of the textbook? Sociology of Medicine? by Academician of Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Social Science Doctor, Doctor of Medicine, and Professor A. V. Reshetnikov. This manual analyzes the evolution, the place and future development of sociology of medicine in the system of modern scientific knowledge and in the practice of social systems functioning. The textbook sets out systematic knowledge on the most important topics and areas of sociology of medicine which give an idea of the continuity of the formation of medical and sociological concepts, theories, and medicine and health care models, patterns of formulation of medical and sociological problems and research in these fields, scientific instruments, rules of evaluation of scientific and practical activities in the health care system.
For health care managers, sociologists, students of medical and sociological faculties, graduate students, teachers and experts in the field of sociology of medicine.