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Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology

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  • Society and Healthby Rosemary Gillespie; Graham Moon

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 51.95

    A concise introduction to the central issues concerning health and health care in contemporary society, Society and Health is written for all health professionals undergoing basic training. It explains social science concepts and theories and shows their relevance to work in health settings. Each chapter is short and focused on key learning points.... more...

  • Medicine as Cultureby Professor Deborah Lupton

    SAGE Publications 2003; US$ 60.00

    The Second Edition of Medicine as Culture provides a broad overview of the way medicine is experienced, perceived and socially constructed in western societies. Drawing on the tradition of the sociology of health and illness, Deborah Lupton directs readers to an understanding of medicine, health care, illness and disease from a sociocultural perspective.... more...

  • Methods in Social Epidemiologyby J. Michael Oakes; Jay S. Kaufman

    Wiley 2006; US$ 88.00

    "Publication of this highly informative textbook clearly reflects the coming of age of many social epidemiology methods, the importance of which rests on their potential contribution to significantly improving the effectiveness of the population-based approach to prevention. This book should be of great interest not only to more advanced epidemiology... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Interdisciplinary Researchby John Atkinson; Malcolm Crowe

    Wiley 2006; US$ 92.99

    Edited by John Atkinson, Associate Dean, University of Paisley, UK and Professor Malcolm Crowe , Associate Dean, University of Paisley, UK 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...