Medical Sociology as Vocation


This presentation discusses what it means to speak of ‘medical sociology as a vocation.’ The presentation uses Weber’s classic essay ‘Science as a Vocation’ as its departure point. It describes how medical sociology can play a role in understanding the institution of medicine at multiple levels–from the formulation of national policy to the behavior of front-line workers. It discusses how to best balance objectivity and advocacy.
Charles L. Bosk, PhD
Professor of Sociology, Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania
Recorded November 13, 2013


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