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Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology

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  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Culture and Healthby Malcolm MacLachlan

    Wiley 2006; US$ 176.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...