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Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology

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  • Building Partnerships in the Americasby Margo J. Krasnoff MD

    Dartmouth College Press 2013; US$ 26.99

    A historical, cultural, and medical guide for those planning to do health-related work in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean more...

  • Social Psychology of Health and Illnessby Glenn S. Sanders; Jerry Suls

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 69.95

    This books describes how and why "distant" social influences, such as socialization practices, interpersonal relationships, and social organization, are often just as important as medical considerations in determining an individual's tendency toward health or illness. The essays describe some of the pathways through which these social influences are... more...

  • The Sociology of Health and Illnessby Michael Bury; Jonathan Gabe

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 64.95

    A wide-ranging collection of both classic writings and more recent articles in the sociology of health and illness, this reader is organized into the following sections: * health beliefs and knowledge * inequalities and patterning of health and illness * professional and patient interaction * chronic illness and disability * evaluation and politics... more...

  • Culture, Health and Diseaseby Margaret Read

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate.... more...

  • Neuroscience for Social Workby PhD Holly C. Matto; PhD Jessica Strolin-Goltzman; PhD Michelle Ballan

    Springer Publishing Company 2013; US$ 79.99

    This clear and accessible guideówritten by social workers for social workersódescribes the most current developments in neuroscience and their practical applications for social work in education, child welfare, health, mental health, and criminal justice settings. The contributions of social work experts in these key areas of practice make this vast... more...

  • Ecological Healthby Maya K. Gislason; Barbara KatzRothman

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2013; US$ 141.99

    Drawing on ecosystem thinking, complexity and postnormal science, Ecological Health offers a radical new way of thinking about the health issues of the 21st Century. This volume reflects on recent social scientific engagement with Ecosystem Health research and practice and sets out a vision for the future. more...

  • An Introduction to Medical Sociologyby David Tuckett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate.... more...

  • Health and Society in Twentieth Century Britainby Helen Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    Few things tell us more of a nation's general well-being than the development of the life-expectancy of its citizens; the rising standards of health that they come to demand; and how evenly that improvement is shared throughout society. Helen Jones examines the record of twentieth-century Britain in these respects. She has much heartening progress... more...

  • The Common Lotby Margaret Pelling

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    This important collection of Margaret Pelling's essays brings together her key studies of health, medicine and poverty in Tudor and Stuart England - including a number published here for the first time. They show that - then as now - health and medical care were everyday obsessions of ordinary people in the Tudor and Stuart era. Margaret Pelling's... more...

  • Addressing the Social Determinants of Healthby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2012; US$ 24.00

    This report summarizes the evidence on the social determinants of health in the urban context drawing on the findings of the global Commission on Social Determinants of Health and the European review of social determinants of health and the health divide. It also highlights how through its leadership local government can play a significant role in... more...