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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- New Press, The 2006; US$ 17.95
Comparing the United States with other market democracies and one state with another, this book offers irrefutable evidence that unequal societies create poor health, more social conflict, and more violence. Richard Wilkinson, a pioneering social scientist, addresses the growing feeling—so common in the United States—that modern societies, despite... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 28.00
A short but authoritative study of disease, medicine and their impact on English society. more...
- Springer 2010; US$ 179.00
Amid its growing diversity and shifting demographics, the U.S. is still home to glaring health inequities by race, ethnicity, and class. Yet while it is customary to identify poverty as their root cause, other complex mechanisms are involved in their perpetuation. Based on recent major studies on African-American, Latino, Asian-American, and Native... more...
- World Health Organization 2003; US$ 30.00
Health is higher on the international agenda than ever before. Concern for the health of poor people is a central development issue. In addition to its intrinsic value for individuals investment in health is an important and previously underestimated means of economic development; substantially improved health outcomes are a prerequisite if developing... more...
- Lexington Books 2012; US$ 29.99
An invaluable work especially for professionals and students in health care, bioethics, humanities, cultural studies, and for the educated lay reader, this volume offers a critical reflection on cultural competence and awareness in health care, an arena where world views and values often collide. more...