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- Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 70.00
The studies of the human being in health and illness and how he can be cared for is concerned with more than the biological aspects and thus calls for a broader perspective. Social sciences and medical humanities give insight into the context and conditions of being ill, caring for the ill, and understanding disease in a respective socio-cultural frame.... more...
- New Press, The 2006; US$ 17.95
Comparing the United States with other market democracies and one state with another, this book offers irrefutable evidence that unequal societies create poor health, more social conflict, and more violence. Richard Wilkinson, a pioneering social scientist, addresses the growing feeling?so common in the United States?that modern societies, despite... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 35.95
There is growing interest and concern about the unacceptable differentials in health between and within countries. This comes out of the realization that poor people will only be able to prosper, and emerge from poverty, if they enjoy better health. Healthy populations are a precondition for sustainable development. Using a novel combination of the... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 26.00
A short but authoritative study of disease, medicine and their impact on English society. more...
- Springer 2010; US$ 99.99
Amid its growing diversity and shifting demographics, the U.S. is still home to glaring health inequities by race, ethnicity, and class. Yet while it is customary to identify poverty as their root cause, other complex mechanisms are involved in their perpetuation. Based on recent major studies on African-American, Latino, Asian-American, and Native... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 25.99
We?re a nation in love with the drama of the medical world?from fast-paced hospital life to the race to discover cures for diseases. In Smart Medicine , William Hanson brings to life the fascinating true world of doctors and nurses and reveals the revolutionary changes that will soon be sweeping through the medical community: pharmacies that double... more...
- World Health Organization 2003; US$ 30.00
Health is higher on the international agenda than ever before. Concern for the health of poor people is a central development issue. In addition to its intrinsic value for individuals investment in health is an important and previously underestimated means of economic development; substantially improved health outcomes are a prerequisite if developing... more...
- Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 161.00
This volume explores some of the most exciting recent advances in basic research on nanoparticles in translational science and medicine and how this knowledge is leading to advances in the various fields. * This series provides a forum for discussion of new discoveries, approaches, and ideas * Contributions from leading scholars and industry experts... more...
- Lexington Books 2012; US$ 24.99
An invaluable work especially for professionals and students in health care, bioethics, humanities, cultural studies, and for the educated lay reader, this volume offers a critical reflection on cultural competence and awareness in health care, an arena where world views and values often collide. more...