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Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology

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  • Culture and Healthby Malcolm MacLachlan

    Wiley 2006; US$ 182.95

    Most Western health professionals practice in multicultural societies. The influence of culture on illness, health and rehabilitation is therefore very important. Despite this, most lower level health psychology texts skim over these differences and assume our traditional biomedical approach will be appropriate for all. In this completely revised and... more...

  • Prevention and Health Promotion for the Excluded and the Destitute in Europeby P. Chauvin; P. Contu; S. Durieux

    IOS Press 2002; US$ 92.00

    The social inequalities of health have persisted, or even increased, in Europe in the last few years. This text presents the experiences of professionals from various institutional backgrounds in eight European countries, as well as their recommendations to improve the access of excluded people. more...

  • Wearable eHealth Systems for Personalised Health Managementby A. Lymberis; D. de Rossi

    IOS Press 2004; US$ 206.00

    The new generation of wearable personal eHealth systems has to be affordable, user-friendly, ?invisible?, autonomous in terms of power consumption and able to assist individuals in their own health management. Major challenges are ahead such as further research and development, user acceptance and trust, cost-effectiveness and business models. Intelligent... more...

  • Interdisciplinary Researchby John Atkinson; Malcolm Crowe

    Wiley 2006; US$ 92.99

    An important book by researchers from across disciplines introducing varying ideas on research, important in these days of inter-disciplinary and multi-centered investigation. The book introduces academics to new areas of endeavour and encourages researchers and students to think broadly when devising their studies. Linking chapters present the contributions... more...

  • Policy Tools for Allocative Efficiency of Health Servicesby X. Liu

    World Health Organization 2003; US$ 18.00

    Health care should be provided efficiently, given the potential gains for patients and the population and the high cost of some kinds of care. Emphasizing the most cost-effective services can in principle attain the greatest health gains. Policies are implemented through tools available to policy makers, particularly those in government who can influence... more...

  • Social Determinants of Health - The Solid Factsby R. Wilkinson; M. Marmot

    World Health Organization 2003; US$ 18.00

    Poorer people live shorter lives and are more often ill than the rich. This disparity has drawn attention to the remarkable sensitivity of health to the social environment. This publication examines this social gradient in health, and explains how psychological and social influences affect physical health and longevity. It then looks at what is known... more...

  • Sociology and Health Careby Michael Sheaff

    McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 47.00

    Debates about health care bring questions about patient choice, paternalism and inequalities to the fore. This book addresses some of the sociological issues surrounding these questions. It provides suggestions and examples of how sociological concepts and insights can be used to help think about important contemporary issues in health care. more...

  • An Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illnessby Dr Kevin White

    SAGE Publications 2002; US$ 51.95

    The main purpose of this book is to demonstrate that disease is socially produced and distributed. Becoming sick and unhealthy is not the result of individual misfortune or an accident of nature. It is a consequence of the social, political and economic organization of society. In developing this thesis, the author systematically introduces students... more...

  • Cultural Competence in Health Careby Jon Streltzer

    Springer US 2008; US$ 89.99

    -Co-authored by physician psychiatrists who are leaders in the area of cultural medicine. -Organizational scheme and level of writing make the book useful as a textbook and as a practical guide for clinicians. -The primary focus is on cultural aspects of clinical and public healthcare practice, extending to a variety of cultural variables. -Numerous... 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...