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  • Risks and Challenges in Medical Tourism: Understanding the Global Market for Health Servicesby Jill Hodges; Ann Kimball; Leigh Turner

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 53.00

    A multidisciplinary international team examines the safety, ethics, and health implications of the emerging global market for health care, and the issues that arise when patients cross borders for medical procedures they cannot afford or access at home, from liposuction to kidney transplants. more...

  • My Mother, Your Motherby Dennis McCullough

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    What's the right thing to do for mom and dad as they get older? Thanks to advances in science and medicine, more of our parents are living longer than ever before. And though we are rewarded with more time with the people we love, we are also faced with new sets of complications?more diseases, more disability, more need for support and careful judgments.... more...

  • Critical Decisionsby Peter A. Ubel

    HarperCollins 2012; Not Available

    ?As a physician and a social scientist, Peter Ubel is unparalleled in his understanding of some of the most important decisions we are facing, or will face.? ?Dan Ariely, New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational ?His ideas are important, his style is accessible (with the right balance of humor and compassion) and his topic... more...

  • Painby Marie-Josée Rivard; Denis Gingras; Yoram Shir; Barbara Sandilands

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 11.99

    How can you hold out hope of a normal life when you are suffering? This is the challenge facing thousands of chronic pain sufferers. This book explains the psychological and physiological phenomenon of pain, informs readers about new therapeutic approaches to treating chronic pain and suggests effective pain management tools. more...

  • How Not to Dieby Jan Md Garavaglia

    Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony 2008; US$ 15.00

    WHEN THIS DOCTOR TALKS, YOU SHOULD LISTEN. Thousands of people make an early exit each year and arrive on medical examiner Jan Garavaglia?s table. What is particularly sad about this is that many of these deaths could easily have been prevented. Although Dr. Garavaglia, or Dr. G, as she?s known to many, could not tell these individuals how to avoid... more...

  • Kommunale Verantwortung und Regionalisierung von Strukturelementen in der Gesundheitsversorgungby Martin Burgi

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2013; US$ 36.61

    Kommunale Verantwortung und Regionalisierung von Strukturelementen in der Gesundheitsversorgung more...

  • A Life Worth Livingby Robert Martensen

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 17.99

    Critical illness is a fact of life. Even those of us who enjoy decades of good health are touched by it eventually, either in our own lives or in those of our loved ones. And when this happens, we grapple with serious and often confusing choices about how best to live with our afflictions.   A Life Worth Living is a book for people facing... more...

  • Our Daily Medsby Melody Petersen

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 20.99

    In the last thirty years, the big pharmaceutical companies have transformed themselves into marketing machines selling dangerous medicines as if they were Coca-Cola or Cadillacs. They pitch drugs with video games and soft cuddly toys for children; promote them in churches and subways, at NASCAR races and state fairs. They've become experts at promoting... more...

  • Compensation for Losses from the 9/11 Attacksby Lloyd Dixon; Rachel Kaganoff Stern

    RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95

    The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, caused tremendous loss of life, property, and income, and the resulting response from public and private organizations was unprecedented. This monograph examines the benefits received by those who were killed or seriously injured on 9/11 and the benefits provided to individuals and businesses in New York... more...

  • Clinical Risk Managementby Charles Vincent; John Williams

    Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2001; US$ 132.95

    The aim of this book is to reduce the risks of medical treatment and enhance the safety of patients in all areas of healthcare. The first section discusses human error, the incidence of harm to patients, and the development or risk management. Chapters in the second section discuss the reduction of risk in clinical practice in key medical specialties.... more...