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Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology

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  • Diversity and Cultural Competence in Health Careby Janice L. Dreachslin; M. Jean Gilbert; Beverly Malone

    Wiley 2012; US$ 84.00

    Major changes are occurring in the United States population and the nation's health care institutions and delivery systems. Significant disparities in health status exist across population groups. But the health care enterprise, with all its integrated and disparate parts, has been slow to respond. Written by three nationally known scholars and experts,... more...

  • An Error in Judgementby Dara Culhane

    Talonbooks 2014; US$ 24.95

    An analysis of the controversy surrounding the death of a Native child in Alert Bay, British Columbia. more...

  • Essential Guide to Generic Skillsby Nicola Cooper; Kirsty Forrest; Paul Cramp

    Wiley 2008; US$ 59.95

    This is a vital text to help you with the competency assessment in the UK Foundation Programme giving practical advice in an easy to follow format. It advises new doctors on note-keeping, time management/organisation, communicating with colleagues, the structure of the NHS, and how to deal with the ethical and legal issues they face when on-call.... more...

  • Fractureby Ann Oakley

    Policy Press 2007; US$ 25.00

    Fracturing her arm in the grounds of a hotel in the USA leads Ann Oakley on a journey into some critical themes of modern Western culture. more...

  • Generic and Energy-Efficient Context-Aware Mobile Sensingby Ozgur Yurur; Chi Harold Liu

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 149.95

    Elaborating on the concept of context awareness, this book presents up-to-date research and novel framework designs for context-aware mobile sensing. Generic and Energy-Efficient Context-Aware Mobile Sensing proposes novel context-inferring algorithms and generic framework designs that can help readers enhance existing tradeoffs in mobile sensing,... more...

  • Getting Betterby Owen Smith; Son Nam Nguyen

    World Bank Publications 2013; US$ 19.99

    Fifty years ago, health outcomes in the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia were not far behind those in Western Europe and well ahead of most other regions of the world. But progress since then has been slow. While life expectancy in the ECA region today is close to the global average, the gap with its western neighbors has doubled, and other... more...

  • Habermas, Critical Theory and Healthby Graham Scambler

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    The contribution of the German sociologist and philosopher Jurgen Habermas has proved seminal for attempts to understand the nature of social change in the context of global capitalism. This book provides an accessible introduction to his work and shows how his theories can be fruitfully applied to a wide range of topics in the sociology of health... more...

  • Healthby Peter Aggleton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    Written in a clear, accessible style, Health introduces students to the valuable contribution sociologists have made to understanding health, illness and disease. In so doing, it challenges the adequacy of biomedical models, contrasting them with explanations offered by positivist, interactionist, structuralist and feminist sociologists. Aggleton,... more...

  • Health and Povertyby Gijs Walraven

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    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...

  • Healthcare in Private and Public from the Early Modern Period to 2000by Paul Weindling

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    A key volume on a central aspect of the history of medicine and its social relations,  The History of Healthcare in Public and Private  examines how the modernisation of healthcare resulted in a wide variety of changing social arrangements in both public and private spheres. This book considers a comprehensive range of topics ranging from children's... more...