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Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology

  • 21st Century Global Health Diplomacyby Thomas E. Novotny; Ilona Kickbusch

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 140.00

    Health diplomacy begins with a recognition that the most effective international health interventions are ethically carried out with sensitivity to historical, political, social, economic, and cultural differences. Health diplomacy focuses on the interplay of health assistance, economic inequities, and enlightened self-interests of nations. While encompassing... more...

  • Achieving Cultural Competencyby Lisa Hark; Horace DeLisser

    Wiley 2011; US$ 85.95

    Achieving Cultural Competency: A Case-Based Approach to Training Health Professionals provides the necessary tools to meet the ever-growing need for culturally competent practitioners and trainees. Twenty-five self-study cases cover a variety of medical topics, including cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurology, oncology, hematology, immunology, and... more...

  • Addressing the Social Determinants of Healthby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2012; US$ 24.00

    This report summarizes the evidence on the social determinants of health in the urban context drawing on the findings of the global Commission on Social Determinants of Health and the European review of social determinants of health and the health divide. It also highlights how through its leadership local government can play a significant role in... more...

  • Advances in Contemporary Indigenous Health Careby Eileen Willis; Vicki Smye; Maria Rameka

    eContent Management Pty Ltd 2006; US$ 66.00

    This special issue focuses on building Indigenous health capacity through examining the roles of community, traditional, social, clinical and nursing care, current practices, historical constraints and new opportunities. Guest edited by Eileen Willis, Maria Rameka and Vicki Smye, approaches to partnerships, self management and/or best practice in mental... more...

  • Against Healthby Jonathan M. Metzl; Anna Kirkland

    NYU Press 2010; US$ 70.00

    You see someone smoking a cigarette and say,“Smoking is bad for your health,” when what you mean is, “You are a bad person because you smoke.” You encounter someone whose body size you deem excessive, and say, “Obesity is bad for your health,” when what you mean is, “You are lazy, unsightly, or weak of will.”... more...

  • The Age of the Inquiryby Jill Manthorpe; Nicky Stanley

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 62.95

    The plethora of inquiry reports published in the fields of health and welfare in the 1990s covered the full range of user groups, individuals and institutions. What similarities or differences were there between these inquiries? How effective were they in bringing about change? Whose interest did they best serve? These are some of the questions ... more...

  • Amtsgewalt und Volksgesundheitby Annemone Christians

    Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 32.16

    Hauptbeschreibung Der Umbau der Gesellschaft nach erbbiologisch-rassistischen Ordnungsideen war ein Hauptziel nationalsozialistischer Politik. Dabei kam der auf "Rassenhygiene" programmierten Gesundheitspolitik eine Schlüsselrolle zu. Annemone Christians untersucht diesen Politikbereich am Beispiel Münchens, der sogenannten "Hauptstadt der Bewegung".... more...

  • Anthropology and International Healthby Mark and Mimi Nichter

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 50.95

    Recognizing the significance of cultural aspects in the practice of medicine, this book places a strong emphasis on the social structure, customs, and history of the indigenous population and its ramifications on health care providers. The book also considers the econo-cultural influences on the way medicine is practiced. By including chapters that... more...

  • The Anthropology of Infectious Diseaseby Peter J. Brown; Marcia C. Inhorn

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 113.95

    Anthropological contributions to the study of infectious disease and to the study of actual infectious disease eradication programmes have rarely been collected in one volume. In the era of AIDS and the global resurgance of infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria, there is widespread interest and concern about the cultural, ecological... more...

  • At Risk in Americaby Lu Ann Aday

    Wiley 2002; US$ 85.00

    This updated second edition of At Risk in America provides a detailed analysis of those key population groups most vulnerable to disease and injury in the United States today-including homeless persons, refugees and immigrants, people living with AIDS, alcohol and substance abusers, high-risk mothers and infants, victims of family or other violence,... more...