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Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology

  • Health Care as a Social Goodby David M. Craig

    Georgetown University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    David M. Craig traveled across the United States to assess health care access, delivery and finance in this country. He interviewed religious hospital administrators and interfaith activists, learning how they balance the values of economic efficiency and community accountability. He met with conservatives, liberals, and moderates, reviewing their... 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 subactors within it, while providing rich insights for future research in global public health. more...

  • From Health Behaviours to Health Practicesby Simon Cohn

    Wiley 2014; US$ 39.95

    A wide range of international contributions draw on theoretical and empirical sources to explore whether alternatives exist to both conceptualise and conduct research into what people do and don’t do, in relation to their health and experiences of illness. Presents a collection of international contributions that complement, as well as critique,... more...

  • The Common Lotby Margaret Pelling

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    This important collection of Margaret Pelling's essays brings together her key studies of health, medicine and poverty in Tudor and Stuart England - including a number published here for the first time. They show that - then as now - health and medical care were everyday obsessions of ordinary people in the Tudor and Stuart era. Margaret Pelling's... more...

  • Culture and Health Disparitiesby John Bruhn

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    The sister cities of the southwestern United States border are challenged by widespread environmental and health issues and limited access to help. And while different initiatives have been set up to improve health outcomes and lessen inequities in the border region, evaluation data are scarce.Culture and Health Disparities?provides a perspective on... more...

  • Semantics in Mobile Sensingby Zhixian Yan; Dipanjan Chakraborty

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    The dramatic progress of smartphone technologies has ushered in a new era of mobile sensing, where traditional wearable on-body sensors are being rapidly superseded by various embedded sensors in our smartphones. For example, a typical smartphone today, has at the very least a GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, triaxial accelerometer, and gyroscope. Alongside,... more...

  • Longevityby Pauline Savy; Anne-Maree Sawyer; Jeni Warburton

    eContent Management Pty Ltd 2014; US$ 126.50

    This special issue of Health Sociology Review examines the possibility and actuality of living to very old age. In our times, cultural discourses to do with maintaining health and independence for as long as possible pervade social policy and the personal narratives of ageing. Sociologically, these raise interesting, and often contentious, questions... more...

  • The Biologist's Imaginationby William Hoffman; Leo Furcht

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 23.99

    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$ 840.00

    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...