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  • Interdisciplinary Researchby John Atkinson; Malcolm Crowe

    Wiley 2006; US$ 89.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Cultural Competence in Health Careby Jon Mark Streltzer; Wen-Shing Tseng

    Springer 2008; US$ 89.99

    Provides a balance between a theoretical foundation and clinical application. This book offers knowledge and describes the skills needed for culturally relevant medical care of patients of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. 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...

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

    Taylor & Francis 2008; US$ 140.00

    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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 168.00

    Public-private partnerships are increasingly advocated to alleviate deficiencies in the public health system as well as to reduce economic stress on those who seek services from an expensive, burgeoning and unregulated private health sector. Focusing on India, this book examines how the private sector in developing countries is tapped to deliver health... 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...