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Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology

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  • Health, Illness and Cultureby Lars-Christer Hydén; Jens Brockmeier

    Taylor & Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This book offers a broad overview and critical analysis of the present state of the field of "illness narratives," encompassing clinical case studies, ethnographic field studies and autobiographical case studies. more...

  • Cultural Competence in Health Education and Health Promotionby ; Miguel A. rez; Raffy R. Luquis

    Wiley 2008; US$ 70.00

    Cultural Competence in Health Education and Health Promotion examines the importance of ethnic and cultural factors for community health practice. The first in a new series of book to be published by Jossey-Bass and the American Association for Health Education, this text describes essential theories, models, and practices for working with race,... more...

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

    Wiley 2008; US$ 57.95

    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...

  • Achieving Cultural Competencyby Lisa Hark; Horace DeLisser

    Wiley 2011; US$ 85.95

    Achieving Cultural Competency: A Case-Based Approach to TrainingHealth Professionals provides the necessary tools to meet theever-growing need for culturally competent practitioners andtrainees. Twenty-five self-study cases cover a variety of medicaltopics, including cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurology, oncology,hematology, immunology, and pediatric... more...

  • A Sociology of Healthby David Wainwright

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 60.00

    ` A Sociology of Health charts a way forward for a medical sociology that can make a positive contribution to medical practice and health policy' - Dr Michael Fitzpatrick, East London GP and author of The Tyranny of Health A Sociology of Health offers an authoritative and up-to-date introduction to the key issues, perspectives and debates... more...

  • Attacking Inequality in the Health Sectorby Abdo S. Yazbeck

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 29.99

    The last 10 years have seen a resurgence in interest and research around inequalities in the health sector. While a disproportionate share of the new research has focused on measuring inequality in the health sector, work is emerging on how to understand the causes of inequality and on identifying successful approaches for tackling the problem. This... more...

  • A Political Economy of Health Care in Senegalby Maghan Keita

    BRILL 2006; US$ 96.00

    Presents a political economic history of the three and a half century rivalry between competing health care systems in Senegambia. This work focuses on the historical agency manifested in indigenous populations and its contemporary applications. more...

  • Social Determinants of Healthby Michael Marmot; Richard Wilkinson

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 64.99

    Social Determinants of Health, 2nd Edition gives an authoritative overview of the social and economic factors which are known to be the most powerful determinants of population health in modern societies. Written by acknowledged experts in each field, it provides accessible summaries of the scientific justification for isolating different aspects of... more...

  • Social Studies of Health, Illness and Diseaseby Peter L. Twohig; Vera Kalitzkus

    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...