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Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology

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  • 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...

  • Interdisciplinary Researchby John Atkinson; Malcolm Crowe

    Wiley 2006; US$ 89.99

    An important book by researchers from across disciplines introducing varying ideas on research, important in these days of inter-disciplinary and multi-centered investigation. The book introduces academics to new areas of endeavour and encourages researchers and students to think broadly when devising their studies. Linking chapters present the contributions... more...

  • Social Determinants of Health - The Solid Factsby R. Wilkinson; M. Marmot

    World Health Organization 2003; US$ 18.00

    Poorer people live shorter lives and are more often ill than the rich. This disparity has drawn attention to the remarkable sensitivity of health to the social environment. This publication examines this social gradient in health, and explains how psychological and social influences affect physical health and longevity. It then looks at what is known... more...

  • Sociology and Health Careby Michael Sheaff

    McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 47.00

    Debates about health care bring questions about patient choice, paternalism and inequalities to the fore. This book addresses some of the sociological issues surrounding these questions. It provides suggestions and examples of how sociological concepts and insights can be used to help think about important contemporary issues in health care. more...

  • An Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illnessby Dr Kevin White

    SAGE Publications 2002; US$ 51.95

    The main purpose of this book is to demonstrate that disease is socially produced and distributed. Becoming sick and unhealthy is not the result of individual misfortune or an accident of nature. It is a consequence of the social, political and economic organization of society. In developing this thesis, the author systematically introduces students... more...

  • Cultural Competence in Health Careby Jon Mark Streltzer; Wen-Shing Tseng

    Springer 2008; US$ 89.99

    Provides a balance between a theoretical foundation and clinical application. This book offers knowledge and describes the skills needed for culturally relevant medical care of patients of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. more...

  • Health, Illness and Cultureby Lars-Christer Hydén; Jens Brockmeier

    Taylor & Francis 2008; US$ 140.00

    This book offers a broad overview and critical analysis of the present state of the field of "illness narratives," encompassing clinical case studies, ethnographic field studies and autobiographical case studies. more...

  • Essential Guide to Generic Skillsby Nicola Cooper; Kirsty Forrest; Paul Cramp

    Wiley 2008; US$ 57.95

    This is a vital text to help you with the competency assessment in the UK Foundation Programme giving practical advice in an easy to follow format. It advises new doctors on note-keeping, time management/organisation, communicating with colleagues, the structure of the NHS, and how to deal with the ethical and legal issues they face when on-call.... more...

  • Fractureby Ann Oakley

    Policy Press 2007; US$ 25.00

    Fracturing her arm in the grounds of a hotel in the USA leads Ann Oakley on a journey into some critical themes of modern Western culture. more...

  • A Sociology of Healthby David Wainwright

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 60.00

    ` A Sociology of Health charts a way forward for a medical sociology that can make a positive contribution to medical practice and health policy' - Dr Michael Fitzpatrick, East London GP and author of The Tyranny of Health A Sociology of Health offers an authoritative and up-to-date introduction to the key issues, perspectives and debates... more...