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Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology

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

    Springer Publishing Company 2013; US$ 75.00

    This clear and accessible guide-written by social workers for social workers-describes 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...

  • Biotechnology in Our Livesby Jeremy Gruber; Sheldon Krimsky

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 27.95

    For a quarter of a century, the Council for Responsible Genetics has provided a unique historical lens into the modern history, science, ethics, and politics of genetic technologies. Since 1983 the Council has had leading scientists, activists, science writers, and public health advocates researching and reporting on a broad spectrum of issues, including... more...

  • Ecological Healthby Maya K. Gislason; Barbara KatzRothman

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2013; US$ 134.95

    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$ 42.95

    Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1976 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection. more...

  • Health and Society in Twentieth Century Britainby Helen Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.99

    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...

  • Working for Equality in Healthby Paul Bywaters; Eileen McLeod

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 63.95

    Health workers and academics join to distil the results of their efforts to understand, oppose and change health inequalities. The contributors detail processes by which inequalities are maintained as well as how to combat them. more...

  • Unhealthy Societiesby Richard G. Wilkinson

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 63.95

    Among developed countries it is not the richest societies that have the best health, but those that have the smallest income differences between rich and poor. Why? This book shows that social cohesion is crucial to the quality of life. more...

  • New Directions In The Sociology Of Healthby Geoff Payne; Pamela Abbott

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 67.95

    The area of the sociology of medicine has developed its own internal debates. Over the years there has been a shift from a sociology in medicine to a sociology of medicine and then towards a sociology of health and illness. This book discusses the latter perspective. more...

  • Healthby Peter Aggleton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    A comprehensive, accessible introduction to the sociology of health and illness. Aggleton contrasts bio-medical and sociological perspectives, linking these with their implications for health care and policy. more...

  • The Risks of Medical Innovationby Thomas Schlich; Ulrich Tröhler

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 196.00

    Presenting a new way of thinking about the risks of medical innovation, this volume considers the issues from a social historical perspective, and studies specific cases in their respective contexts. more...