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Health Care Issues

  • Selling Our Soulsby Adam Dalton Reich

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.50

    Health care costs make up nearly a fifth of U.S. gross domestic product, but health care is a peculiar thing to buy and sell. Both a scarce resource and a basic need, it involves physical and emotional vulnerability and at the same time it operates as big business. Patients have little choice but to trust those who provide them care, but even those... more...

  • Providing Compassionate Healthcareby Sue Shea; Robin Wynyard; Christos Lionis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Despite the scope and sophistication of contemporary health care, there is increasing international concern about the perceived lack of compassion in its delivery. Citing evidence that when the basic needs of patients are attended to with kindness and understanding, recovery often takes place at a faster level, patients cope more effectively with... more...

  • Comprehensive Care for HIV/AIDSby Teresa L. Scheid

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    A comprehensive health care system consists of services that are coordinated and integrated along the full continuum of care. For HIV patients, this includes physical health care, infectious disease management, crisis care, mental health care, substance abuse counseling, and social support services including housing, transportation, subsistence, and... more...

  • The Shape We're Inby Sarah Boseley

    Guardian Faber Publishing 2014; US$ 11.65

    This demonization of the overweight by the media and politicians is unrelenting. Sarah Boseley, the Guardian 's award-winning health editor, argues it's time we understood the complex reality of what makes us fat. Speaking to behavioural scientists and industry experts, yo-yo dieters and people who have gone under the knife,Boseley builds a... more...

  • Alzheimer's Diseaseby Judes Poirier; Serge Gauthier; Barbara Sandilands; André Chagnon; Michaëlle Jean

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 22.99

    Explains the disease and addresses recent strides in treatment while dispelling myths, intended for patients, families, and caregivers. more...

  • Reverse Arthritis & Pain Naturallyby Gary Null; Daniel I. Nuchovich

    Essential Publishing, Inc. 2014; US$ 19.95

    Don't believe everything your doctor is telling you about arthritis! According to most conventional physicians, there is no way to prevent or reverse arthritis, and other lifestyle diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes. This is simply untrue. In this timely and essential offering, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Gary Null presents... more...

  • Palm Beach Pain Relief Systemby Daniel I. Nuchovich

    Essential Publishing, Inc. 2014; US$ 15.95

    The Palm Beach Pain Relief System is a revolutionary integrative medical treatment program for pain, arthritis and injury created by a conventionally-trained medical doctor after receiving a single chiropractic adjustment that left him pain-free, changing his life forever. Dr. Nuchovich, who suffered for months from chronic pain due to a sporting accident,... more...

  • Affordable Care Act For Dummiesby Lisa Yagoda; Nicole Duritz; Joan Friedman

    Wiley 2014; US$ 16.99

    An essential and easy-to-understand guide to the Affordable Care Act The Affordable Care Act For Dummies is your survival guide to understanding the changes in our health care system and how they benefit you. Written in down-to-earth language, this handy resource outlines new protections under the Affordable Care Act, and walks you through what... more...

  • The Doctor Crisisby Jack Cochran; Charles C. Kenney

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 23.99

    Calming fears, alleviating suffering, enhancing and saving lives—this is what motivates doctors virtually every single day. When the structure and culture in which physicians work are well aligned, being a doctor is a most rewarding job. But something has gone wrong in the physician world, and it is urgent that we fix it. Fundamental flaws in the... more...

  • Bringing It Homeby Tilda Shalof; Judith Shamian

    McClelland & Stewart 2014; US$ 19.95

    ICU nurse and bestselling author Tilda Shalof learns what nursing beyond the hospital really means. For the 350,000 professional nurses in Canada and 3 million in the US; readers of Atul Gawande's award-winning books and The American Nurse by Carole Jones. In her latest book, ICU nurse Tilda Shalof leaves the hospital behind to accompany the... more...