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Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology

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

    Wiley 2008; US$ 68.00

    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...

  • Public-Private Partnerships in Health Care in Indiaby A. Venkat Raman; James Warner Björkman

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 168.00

    The book examines how the private sector in developing countries, specifically India, is tapped to deliver health care services to poor and underserved sections of population, through collaborative arrangements with the government. 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 Training Health Professionals provides the necessary tools to meet the ever-growing need for culturally competent practitioners and trainees. Twenty-five self-study cases cover a variety of medical topics, including cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurology, oncology, hematology, immunology, and... 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...

  • Health, Medicine, and Society in Victorian Englandby Mary Wilson Carpenter

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 45.00

    Health, Medicine, and Society in Victorian England is a human story of medicine in 19th-century England. ItÕs a story of how a diverse and competitive assortment of apothecary apprentices, surgeons who learned their trade by doing, and physicians schooled in ancient Greek medicine but lacking in any actual experience with patients, was gradually... more...

  • Unequal Healthby Grace Budrys

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 28.99

    Unequal Health asks why some individuals are living longer and enjoying better health than others. By considering popular beliefs about the relevance of such factors as sex, race, poverty, and health habits, Grace Budrys moves beyond factors that receive a great deal of media attention-such as smoking, diet, exercise, and even genetic inheritance-and... 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...