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Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology

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  • 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...

  • Caring and Well-beingby Kathleen Galvin; Les Todres

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Something is missing in contemporary health and social care. Health and illness is often measured in policy documents in economic terms, and clinical outcomes are enmeshed in statistical data, with the patient?s experience left to one side. This stimulating book is concerned with how to humanise health and social care and keep the person at the centre... more...

  • Citizen Cyborgby James Hughes

    Basic Books 2004; US$ 30.95

    Argues that technologies pushing the boundaries of humanness can radically improve our quality of life - IF they are controlled democratically and made equally available in a liberal society more...

  • Common Sense Guide to Environmental Managementby Subash Ludhra

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 33.95

    An essential and short guide for those who need to know more about environmental management in the workplace without wanting to spend hours reading dozens of different documents. Whether it?s for use alongside a training course or simply to brush up on your knowledge, it?s perfect for equipping you with the principles of environmental management.... more...

  • Contemporary Theorists for Medical Sociologyby Graham Scambler

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 56.95

    Contemporary Theorists for Medical Sociology explores the work of key social theorists and the application of their ideas to issues around health and illness. Encouraging students and researchers to use mainstream sociological thought to inform and deepen their knowledge and understanding of the many arenas of health and healthcare, this text... more...

  • Critical Reflections on Health Services Development in Indiaby Kesavan Rajasekharan Nayar

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book offers a teleological explanation for the under-development of health services in India by knitting together various actors and sub-actors within it, while providing rich insights for future research in global public health. more...

  • The Cult and Science of Public Healthby Kevin Dew

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 27.95

    In contemporary manifestations of public health rituals and events, people are being increasingly united around what they hold in common-their material being and humanity. As a cult of humanity, public health provides a moral force in society that replaces 'traditional' religions in times of great diversity or heterogeneity of peoples, activities... more...

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

    Springer US 2008; US$ 89.99

    Cultural competence in Health Care provides a balance between a theoretical foundation and clinical application. Because of the focus on basic principles, this book will be useful not only in the United States, but throughout the world as Cultural Competence is intending to fill the cultural competence gap for students and practitioners of medicine... more...

  • Cultural Fault Lines in Healthcareby Michael C. Brannigan

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 29.99

    An invaluable work especially for professionals and students in health care, bioethics, humanities, cultural studies, and for the educated lay reader, this volume offers a critical reflection on cultural competence and awareness in health care, an arena where world views and values often collide. more...

  • Culture and Healthby Malcolm MacLachlan

    Wiley 2006; US$ 182.95

    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...