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Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology

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  • Healthier Societiesby Jody Heymann; Clyde Hertzman; Morris L. Barer; Robert G. Evans

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 64.99

    Extensive research has shown that social factors are as important as biological ones in determining health, and their impact is enormous in both adults and children. The challenge of changing public policies and programs remains. Healthier Societies: From Analysis to Action addresses the fundamental questions which will lead the way toward countries... more...

  • Unequal Livesby Hilary Graham

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 44.00

    Focuses on the connections between people's unequal health and people's unequal lives, and between health and socioeconomic inequalities. This book investigates these connections to shed light on how, even in rich societies enjoying unparalleled levels of wealth and health, people's life chances and health remain so unequal. more...

  • Concepts and Practice of Humanitarian Medicineby S. William A. Gunn; Michele Masellis

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 79.18

    This book seeks to define the field of humanitarian medicine. It gathers new and previously-published articles and speeches that set out the principles of humanitarian medicine, starting with the idea of health as a human right, and examining topics such as quality of life, torture, and nuclear conflict. The book takes a historical view and its contributors... more...

  • Diversity & Cultural Awarenessby Jon C Warner

    Worldwide Center for Organizational Development 2006; US$ 9.50

    This Cultural Diversity and Awareness Rapid Skill Builder booklet aims to provide an overview of the whole subject of cultural diversity and awareness at a broad summary level, or why we tend to focus on difference (or what separates us) more than we look at what is common (or is similar between us). more...

  • Ausbildungsguideby Barbara Kneitschel; Sabine Philbert-Hasucha

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 6.94

    Der erste Schritt ist geschafft, Sie haben einen Ausbildungsplatz gefunden und befinden sich in der Ausbildung zur Altenpflegerin oder zum Gesundheits- und Krankenpfleger. Einführungsblock, Praxiseinsatz, Mentoren? Ab jetzt werden Sie sich viele Fragen stellen… more...

  • Care for Major Health Problems and Population Health Concernsby Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 138.99

    Deals with macro-level system issues and micro-level issues involving provision of health care as related to major health problems. This work examines social, demographic and structural problems, and a variety of health problems including chronic illnesses, mental illness, serious acute health problems, and disabilities that require health care. more...

  • Social Inequality and Public Healthby Salvatore J. Babones

    Policy Press 2009; US$ 39.95

    This book brings together the latest research findings from some of the most respected medical and social scientists in the world, surveying four pathways to understanding the social determinants of health. more...

  • The New Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociologyby William C. Cockerham

    Wiley 2010; US$ 232.95 US$ 209.66

    An authoritative, topical, and comprehensive reference to the key concepts and most important traditional and contemporary issues in medical sociology. Contains 35 chapters by recognized experts in the field, both established and rising young scholars Covers standard topics in the field as well as new and engaging issues such as bioterrorism,... more...

  • Handbook of the Sociology of Health, Illness, and Healingby Bernice A. Pescosolido; Jack K. Martin; Jane D. McLeod; Anne Rogers

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 100.46

    This volume offers a systematic view of the critical questions that face our understanding of the role of social forces in health, illness and healing. It identifies contemporary challenges to the field and suggests directions for future inquiry. more...

  • Social Epidemiologyby Lisa F. Berkman; Ichiro Kawachi

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 72.99

    This is the first systematic account of social epidemiology, and it will be especially useful to graduate students of epidemiology, public health, and medical sociology. The authors emphasize methodological approaches in discussing the major social variables that affect health, such as socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, gender, working conditions,... more...