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Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology

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  • Toward Equity in Healthby PhD Barbara C. Wallace

    Springer Publishing Company 2007; US$ 114.99

    This essential collection presents a state-of-the-art framework for how workers in public health and related disciplines should conceptualize health disparities and how they should be addressed worldwide. The contributors, who are leading public health professionals, educators, and practitioners in complimentary fields advance new evidence-based models... 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 Wen-Shing Tseng; Jon Streltzer

    Springer US 2008; US$ 71.11

    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...

  • Public-Private Partnerships in Health Care in Indiaby A. Venkat Raman; James Warner Björkman

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Public-private partnerships are increasingly advocated to alleviate deficiencies in the public health system as well as to reduce economic stress on those who seek services from an expensive, burgeoning and unregulated private health sector. Focusing on India, this book examines how the private sector in developing countries is tapped to deliver health... 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$ 48.00

    ` 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...

  • Attacking Inequality in the Health Sectorby Abdo S. Yazbeck

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 29.99

    The last 10 years have seen a resurgence in interest and research around inequalities in the health sector. While a disproportionate share of the new research has focused on measuring inequality in the health sector, work is emerging on how to understand the causes of inequality and on identifying successful approaches for tackling the problem. This... more...

  • A Political Economy of Health Care in Senegalby Maghan Keita

    BRILL 2006; US$ 96.00

    Presents a political economic history of the three and a half century rivalry between competing health care systems in Senegambia. This work focuses on the historical agency manifested in indigenous populations and its contemporary applications. more...

  • Social Determinants of Healthby Michael Marmot; Richard Wilkinson

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 69.99

    This book provides what is at once the most authoritative and readable overview of what research tells us about how different areas of public policy affect the health of the population. Arranged in chapters covering policy areas ranging from work and transport to food policy and sexual behaviour, it shows how health is affected by the lives we lead... more...

  • Social Studies of Health, Illness and Diseaseby Peter L. Twohig; Vera Kalitzkus

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 70.00

    The studies of the human being in health and illness and how he can be cared for is concerned with more than the biological aspects and thus calls for a broader perspective. Social sciences and medical humanities give insight into the context and conditions of being ill, caring for the ill, and understanding disease in a respective socio-cultural frame.... more...