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Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology

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  • Habermas, Critical Theory and Healthby Graham Scambler

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    The contribution of the German sociologist and philosopher Jurgen Habermas has proved seminal for attempts to understand the nature of social change in the context of global capitalism. This book provides an accessible introduction to his work and shows how his theories can be fruitfully applied to a wide range of topics in the sociology of health... 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...

  • Society and Healthby Rosemary Gillespie; Graham Moon

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 51.95

    A concise introduction to the central issues concerning health and health care in contemporary society, Society and Health is written for all health professionals undergoing basic training. It explains social science concepts and theories and shows their relevance to work in health settings. Each chapter is short and focused on key learning points.... more...

  • The Sociology and Politics of Healthby David Banks; Michael Purdy

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 62.95

    Health care systems, the role of health professionals and the experience of health and illness are all undergoing change and development as we enter the twenty-first century. The Sociology and Politics of Health is a collection of key readings through which to explore the sociological and political dimensions of health, illness and health care. Combining... 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...

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

    Wiley 2006; US$ 90.00

    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...

  • Culture and Healthby Malcolm MacLachlan

    Wiley 2006; US$ 188.95

    Most Western health professionals practice in multicultural societies. The influence of culture on illness, health and rehabilitation is therefore very important. Despite this, most lower level health psychology texts skim over these differences and assume our traditional biomedical approach will be appropriate for all. In this completely revised and... 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...

  • Social Injustice and Public Healthby Barry Levy; Victor Sidel

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 38.99

    Defines social injustice as the active denial or violation based on the perception of the inferiority of specific groups. These groups are socially defined in terms of racial or ethnic status, language, or other perceived group characteristics. This book enables readers to understand social injustice and its underlying mechanisms. more...

  • Policy Tools for Allocative Efficiency of Health Servicesby X. Liu

    World Health Organization 2003; US$ 18.00

    Health care should be provided efficiently, given the potential gains for patients and the population and the high cost of some kinds of care. Emphasizing the most cost-effective services can in principle attain the greatest health gains. Policies are implemented through tools available to policy makers, particularly those in government who can influence... more...