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Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology

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  • 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$ 270.00

    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...

  • Social Psychological Foundations of Health and Illnessby Jerry Suls; Kenneth A. Wallston

    Wiley 2008; US$ 171.95

    Social Psychological Foundations of Health and Illness is a summary of current research in social-health psychology. The chapters, written by distinguished leaders in the field, provide brief surveys of classic developments in each area of study followed by extended discussion of the authors’ research programs. Includes state-of-the-art... more...

  • Vulnerable Populations in the United Statesby Leiyu Shi; Gregory D. Stevens

    Wiley 2004; US$ 78.00

    " . . . an excellent primer for undergraduates and graduate students interested in vulnerable populations and health disparities." -- New England Journal of Medicine, July 7, 2005 "I have reviewed a number of books looking for meaningful content to help my students understand and work with vulnerable populations. This is the most comprehensive,... more...

  • Organization and Financing of Indigent Hospital Care in South Floridaby Catherine Jackson; Amanda Beatty

    RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95

    Care for the uninsured is a county responsibility in Florida. This report examines the approaches used by three south Florida counties ? Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach ? to fund care for the indigent and compares their financing mechanisms, types of services provided, patient travel patterns and costs and productivity across hospital ownership... more...

  • The Word As Scalpelby Samuel W. Bloom

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 59.99

    A doctor can damage a patient as much with a misplaced word as with a slip of the scalpel. In this statement, from Lawrence J. Henderson, a famous physician whose name is part of the basic science of medicine, epitomizes the central theme of The Word as Scalpel. If words, the main substance of human relations, are so potent for harm, how equally powerful... more...

  • Medicine as Cultureby Professor Deborah Lupton

    SAGE Publications 2003; US$ 60.00

    The Second Edition of Medicine as Culture provides a broad overview of the way medicine is experienced, perceived and socially constructed in western societies. Drawing on the tradition of the sociology of health and illness, Deborah Lupton directs readers to an understanding of medicine, health care, illness and disease from a sociocultural perspective.... more...

  • Methods in Social Epidemiologyby J. Michael Oakes; Jay S. Kaufman

    Wiley 2006; US$ 88.00

    Social epidemiology is the study of how social interactions—social norms, laws, institutions, conventia, social conditions and behavior—affect the health of populations. This practical, comprehensive introduction to methods in social epidemiology is written by experts in the field. It is perfectly timed for the growth in interest among... more...

  • Wearable eHealth Systems for Personalised Health Managementby A. Lymberis; D. de Rossi

    IOS Press 2004; US$ 206.00

    The new generation of wearable personal eHealth systems has to be affordable, user-friendly, ?invisible?, autonomous in terms of power consumption and able to assist individuals in their own health management. Major challenges are ahead such as further research and development, user acceptance and trust, cost-effectiveness and business models. Intelligent... more...

  • Prevention and Health Promotion for the Excluded and the Destitute in Europeby P. Chauvin; P. Contu; S. Durieux

    IOS Press 2002; US$ 92.00

    The social inequalities of health have persisted, or even increased, in Europe in the last few years. This text presents the experiences of professionals from various institutional backgrounds in eight European countries, as well as their recommendations to improve the access of excluded people. more...