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Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology

  • The Biologist's Imaginationby William Hoffman; Leo Furcht

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 25.99

    Scholars and policymakers alike agree that innovation in the biosciences is key to future growth. The field continues to shift and expand, and it is certainly changing the way people live their lives in a variety of ways. With a large share of federal research dollars devoted to the biosciences, the field is just beginning to live up to its billing... more...

  • Public Healthby Matthias Egger; Oliver Razum

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 1,119.00

    This book offers an easily understandable and practice-based introduction to the field of public health. It is designed for students of human medicine and public health, as well as related fields, including nursing science, healthcare science, health economics, and population sciences. Aside from covering fundamental concepts and terms in public health,... more...

  • Common Sense Guide to Environmental Managementby Subash Ludhra

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 25.95

    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...

  • Social Causes of Health and Diseaseby William C. Cockerham

    Wiley 2014; US$ 24.95

    In this stimulating book, William C. Cockerham, a leading medical sociologist, assesses the evidence that social factors (such as stress, poverty, unhealthy lifestyles, and unpleasant living and work conditions) have direct causal effects on health and many diseases. Noting a new emphasis upon social structure in both theory and multi-level research... more...

  • Health and Society in Twentieth Century Britainby Helen Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.99

    Few things tell us more of a nation's general well-being than the development of the life-expectancy of its citizens; the rising standards of health that they come to demand; and how evenly that improvement is shared throughout society. Helen Jones examines the record of twentieth-century Britain in these respects. She has much heartening progress... more...

  • The Ethos of Medicine in Postmodern Americaby Arnold R. Eiser

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 79.99

    The Ethos of Medicine in Postmodern America is an analysis of medical care, medical education and medical professionalism with reference to the cultural touchstones of the postmodern era: consumerism, computerization, destruction of meta-narratives, and ?stakeholder late capitalism?. The prism of postmodern thought provides a powerful heuristic to... more...

  • An Introduction to Medical Sociologyby David Tuckett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1976 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection. more...

  • Cultural Competence in Health Education and Health Promotionby ; Miguel A. rez; Raffy R. Luquis

    Wiley 2013; US$ 80.00

    Cultural Competence in Health Education and Health Promotion, 2nd edition, examines the importance of ethnic and cultural factors for community health practice. Edited and written by a stellar list of contributors who are experts in field, this book describes essential theories, models, and practices for working with race, ethnicity, gender, and... more...

  • Medizin im Spiegel ihrer Geschichte, Theorie und Ethikby Heiner Fangerau; Igor J. Polianski

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 50.92

    <P>Die Novelle der Ärztlichen Approbationsordnung von 2002 sah für das Medizinstudium die curriculare Etablierung der Medizinethik zusammen mit der Medizingeschichte und der Medizintheorie in einem Querschnittsfach vor. Die Schaffung dieser Trinität war jedoch nicht unumstritten.</P> <P>Blickt man heute auf die Debatte zurück, so... more...

  • Habermas, Critical Theory and Healthby Graham Scambler

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    Habermas, Critical Theory and Health provides a key resource for medical sociologists committed to the discipline, and for those with more direct practical interests in health promotion and in good quality services and care. more...