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Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology

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  • The Second Sicknessby Howard Waitzkin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 40.99

    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...

  • Health and Health Care as Social Problemsby Peter Conrad; Valerie Leiter

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 42.99

    This engaging and accessible reader takes a social problems approach to health and medicine, providing a broad and critical lens on contemporary health problems. more...

  • Social Causes of Health and Diseaseby William Cockerham

    Wiley 2014; US$ 24.95

    In this stimulating book, William C. Cockerham, a leading medical sociologist, assesses the evidence that social factors (such as stress, poverty, unhealthy lifestyles, and unpleasant living and work conditions) have direct causal effects on health and many diseases. Noting a new emphasis upon social structure in both theory and multi-level research... more...

  • Health Care Systems Around the Worldby Sarah E. Boslaugh

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 148.00

    This concise reference provides a one-stop point of research that examines major aspects of health care systems for over 190 countries worldwide. more...

  • Bulletin of WHO Vol. 92 No. 02 2014by World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2014; US$ 36.00

    The Bulletin of the World Health Organization is an international journal of public health with a special focus on developing countries. Since it was first published in 1948 the Bulletin has become one of the world's leading public health journals. As the flagship periodical of the World Health Organization (WHO) the Bulletin draws on WHO experts... more...

  • Semantics in Mobile Sensingby Zhixian Yan; Dipanjan Chakraborty

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    The dramatic progress of smartphone technologies has ushered in a new era of mobile sensing, where traditional wearable on-body sensors are being rapidly superseded by various embedded sensors in our smartphones. For example, a typical smartphone today, has at the very least a GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, triaxial accelerometer, and gyroscope. Alongside,... more...

  • The Quest for Health Reformby Benjamin Georges C.; Theodore M. Brown; Susan Ladwig; Elyse Berkman

    APHA Press 2012; US$ 26.50

    The Quest for Health Reform: A Satirical History is an engaging historical book that recounts the chronology of efforts to reform the U.S. health system through the lens of political cartoons published as early as the 19th century through passage of the Affordable Care Act. Co-authored by Executive Director of the American Public Health Association... more...

  • From Health Behaviours to Health Practicesby Simon Cohn

    Wiley 2014; US$ 39.95

    A wide range of international contributions draw on theoretical and empirical sources to explore whether alternatives exist to both conceptualise and conduct research into what people do and don?t do, in relation to their health and experiences of illness. Presents a collection of international contributions that complement, as well as critique,... more...

  • Systems Theory and the Sociology of Health and Illnessby Morten Knudsen; Werner Vogd

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Modern societies and organizations are characterized by multiple kinds of observations, systems, or rationalities, rather than singular identities and clear hierarchies. This holds true for healthcare where we find a range of different perspectives ? from medicine to education, from science to law, from religion to politics ? brought together in different... more...

  • Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare 2014by M. Graņa; C. Toro; R.J. Howlett

    IOS Press 2015; US$ 210.00

    Advances are constantly being made in the fields of medicine and healthcare, and keeping abreast of them is not always easy. This book presents the proceedings of the second KES International Conference on Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare (InMed 14), held in San Sebastian, Spain, in July 2014. The conference was attended by researchers and engineers,... more...