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  • Enjeux psychosociaux de la santéby Joseph Josy Lvy; Danielle Maisonneuve; Henriette Bilodeau

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2003; US$ 32.25

    Des experts analysent les divers aspects de la santé dans l'espace public et privé en s'appuyant sur une approche multidisciplinaire qui laisse une grande place aux aspects psychologiques et sociaux de la santé dans différentes populations. Ils y discutent également de la représentation des médicaments, de... more...

  • Vulnerable Populations in the United Statesby Leiyu Shi; Gregory D. Stevens

    Wiley 2010; US$ 85.00

    Based on the authors' teaching and research at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, the second edition of this landmark text offers a general framework for students, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers for learning about vulnerable populations. It contains... more...

  • Inglese per cardiologiby Ramn Ribes; Sergio Meja

    Springer 2010; US$ 29.95

    In una statistica comparsa qualche anno fa su un autorevole giornale di cardiologia sperimentale, il numero di errori di ortografia e sintassi nei manoscritti sottomessi per pubblicazione veniva messo a confronto per i vari paesi. Chi c era in testa alla classifica per frequenza di errori (e in coda alla classifica della frequenza di accettazione)?... more...

  • Work, Worklessness, and the Political Economy of Healthby Clare Bambra

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 64.99

    We are told that 'work is good for us' and that ill health is caused by 'individual lifestyles'. Drawing on research from public health, social policy, epidemiology, geography and political science, this evidence-based inter-disciplinary book firmly challenges these contemporary orthodoxies. It systematically demonstrates that work... more...

  • Diagnosis, Therapy, and Evidenceby Gerald N. Grob; Allan V. Horwitz

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 26.95

    In Diagnosis, Therapy, and Evidence , Gerald N. Grob and Allan V. Horwitz employ historical and contemporary data and case studies, combining into one book a variety of medical and psychiatric conditions. They utilize case studies and examine tonsillectomy, cancer, heart disease, PTSD, anxiety, and depression, and identify differences between... more...

  • Limits to Medicineby Ivan Illich

    Marion Boyars 1976; US$ 17.49

    'The medical establishment has become a major threat to health'. So begins Ivan Illich's spirited and reasoned attack upon the mythic prestige of contemporary medicines, examining the customs and rituals conducted by the medical profession. Relentlessly and with full documentation taken from recognized medical sources Illich proves the impotence... more...

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

    Wiley 2013; US$ 80.00

    Cultural Competence in Health Education and Health Promotion, 2nd edition, examines the importance of ethnic and cultural factors for community health practice. Edited and written by a stellar list of contributors who are experts in field, this book describes essential theories, models, and practices for working with race, ethnicity, gender, and... more...

  • Shaping Demand and Practices to Improve Family Health Outcomes (Two Volume Set)by Gary L. Darmstadt; Usha Kiran Tarigopula; M. E. Khan; Deepika Ganju; France Donnay

    SAGE India 2012; US$ 60.00

    Maternal and child health indicators have remained poor in India, with various factors contributing to continued mortality and morbidity. Communication strategies play a powerful role in addressing the barriers to, and shaping demand for, the adoption of preventive health practices. Based on an in-depth study, Shaping Demand and Practices to Improve... more...

  • Poor Healthby Virginia Berridge; Stuart Blume

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    The 1980 Black Report by Sir Douglas Black has kept health inequalities at the forefront of the public health agenda. This volume explores the history and development of studies and concern over health inequalities especially in relation to the 1980 report. more...

  • The Second Sicknessby Howard Waitzkin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 36.99

    Since the appearance of Waitzkin's The Second Sickness , a landmark book of the 1980s, American medicine has been dramatically transformed. Waitzkin's earlier edition used qualitative research to take readers inside the "black box" of medical decision making. This new, fully updated and expanded edition retains the earlier edition's vivid approach... more...