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  • 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...

  • Family Care and Social Capitalby Patrick Barrett; Beatrice Hale; Mary Butler

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    Becoming a caregiver is increasingly an inevitable experience for many people and, therefore, a likely life transition. Drawing on research and personal experiences of working with family caregivers, this book examines a range of family caregiving situations from across the life course. It seeks to capture the dynamics of caregiving in a number of... 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...

  • 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 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...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 38.99

    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...

  • Ziek is het woord nietby Annemarie Mol; Peter van Lieshout

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 38.50

    Taal verandert snel. Dat geldt ook voor de taal waarmee in de veertig jaar na de Tweede Wereldoorlog in de Nederlandse huisartsgeneeskunde en geestelijke volksgezondheid gepraat en geschreven is over de mensen die er hulp zochten (patiŽnten of klanten), de zaken die ze aandroegen (ziekten, problemen, hulpvragen), de verbanden waar ze deel van uitmaakten... more...

  • Social Aspects Of Health, Illness And Healthcareby Mary Larkin

    McGraw-Hill Education 2011; US$ 46.00

    This core textbook is the ideal companion text for students studying the social aspects of health and illness, whether it is as part of a health studies degree, nursing or other professional qualification related to health, social care, youth and community work and social work. Written at an introductory level this book is suitable for students new... more...