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- University of California Press 2011; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96
Weighing In takes on the "obesity epidemic," challenging many widely held assumptions about its causes and consequences. Julie Guthman examines fatness and its relationship to health outcomes to ask if our efforts to prevent "obesity" are sensible, efficacious, or ethical. She also focuses the lens of obesity on the broader food system to understand... more...
- World Health Organization 2002; US$ 40.50
Demographic and epidemiological transitions will result in dramatic changes in the health needs of the world's populations. Everywhere, there is a steep increase in the need for long-term care (LTC). These trends reflect two interrelated processes. One is the growth in factors that increase the prevalence of long-term disability in the population.... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 51.00
Provides a review of the field of health communication and the kinds of evidence that have been collected concerning effective communication. This book also critically evaluates the kinds of training health professionals receive in communication skills and examines its relatively limited role in the curriculum. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 55.00
The complex nature of many chronic diseases, which affect people many different ways, requires a multifaceted response that will meet the needs of the individual patient. Yet while everyone agrees that the traditional relationship between an individual patient and a single doctor is inappropriate, there is much less agreement about what should replace... more...
- World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 9.99
Beyond Survival breaks new ground in the ongoing debate about health finance and financial protection from the costs of health care. The evidence and discussion support the need to consider financial protection, in addition to health status, as a policy objective when setting priorities for health systems. This book reviews the Latin American experience... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 47.00
Analyzes the issues that form the nucleus of the 'new health policy' agenda. This book offers a comprehensive picture of the health policy challenges facing contemporary developed world health systems, as well as the strategies for tackling these. It is suitable for students of health policy and health care. more...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 21.99 US$ 18.91
Written by a groundbreaking figure of modern medical study, Tracking Medicine is an eye-opening introduction to the science of health care delivery, as well as a powerful argument for its relevance in shaping the future of our country. An indispensable resource for those involved in public health and health policy, this book is also a useful tool... more...
- World Bank Publications 2011; US$ 9.99
The Human Resources for Health Crisis in Zambia' is part of the World Bank Working Paper series. These papers are published to communicate the results of the Bank?s ongoing research and to stimulate public discussion.Despite reporting some health gains since the 1990s, health outcomes remain poor in Zambia and it will be very challenging to achieve... more...
- World Bank Publications 2011; US$ 9.99
This study reviews trends in aid provided to the health sector in Somalia over 2000?2009. It is a testimony to the commitment of donors and implementers who have relentlessly tried to improve the dire health situation of millions of Somalis. At the same time, this study is a wake-up call for all donors and implementers. Have donors been generous enough?... more...