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Health Care Delivery

  • The $800 Million Pillby Merrill Goozner

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 26.95

    Why do life-saving prescription drugs cost so much? Drug companies insist that prices reflect the millions they invest in research and development. In this gripping exposť, Merrill Goozner contends that American taxpayers are in fact footing the bill twice: once by supporting government-funded research and again by paying astronomically high prices... more...

  • The 'Fat' Female Bodyby Dr Samantha Murray

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00

    Exploring the rapidly increasing interest in obesity and fatness, this book engages with dominant ideas about 'fatness' and analyses the assumptions that inform anti-fat attitudes in the West, looking at the intersection of medicine and morality in pathologising 'fat' bodies. more...

  • (Re)Thinking Violence in Health Care Settingsby Dave Holmes; Trudy Rudge; Amelie Perron

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 134.95

    Drawing together the latest research from Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US, (Re)Thinking Violence in Health Care Settings engages with the work of critical theorists such as Bourdieu, Butler, Foucault, Latour, and Žižek, amongst others, to address the issue of violence and theorise its workings in creative and controversial ways. more...

  • 2008 UNAIDS Annual Reportby UNAIDS

    World Health Organization 2009; US$ 10.00

    In November 2007, the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the World Health Organization (WHO) published data showing that HIV prevalence has stabilized, even though the number of people living with HIV continues to rise. The following year, a joint UNAIDS, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and WHO report announced that 3... more...

  • 2030 - The Future of Medicineby Richard Barker

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 26.99

    It is 2030. What are the new technologies that have advanced healthcare? What are the new or strengthened demands placed on the healthcare systems of the world? Is the future affordable, or do we see drastic rationing of care or the collapse of healthcare insurance?This book tackles these questions, and provides some answers. It does not shrink from... more...

  • 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...

  • 24 hours to save the NHSby Nigel Crisp

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 28.99

    "24 hours to save the NHS". It was a political slogan but it hid a deeper question. Could the NHS survive? Could it continue to offer free health care for every citizen regardless of their ability to pay? Could the extraordinary, liberating ambition and dream of its founders 50 years before be maintained in the 21st Century - that everyone,... more...

  • 5S for Healthcareby Thomas L. Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 35.95

    While there are a growing number of books based on the Toyota Production System, or lean, focused on healthcare, there are very few that detail the tools that make lean more than just a way of thinking and put the methodology into practice. Based on Hiroyuki Hirano's classic 5 Pillars of the Visual Workplace and modeled after the Shingo Prize-winning... more...

  • 9/11: Mental Health in the Wake of Terrorist Attacksby Yuval Neria; Raz Gross; Randall D. Marshall; Ezra S. Susser; Beverley Raphael

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 72.00

    A 2006 handbook for all who would research the impact of disaster and terrorism on mental health and well-being. more...

  • ABC of Clinical Leadershipby Tim Swanwick; Judy McKimm

    Wiley 2011; US$ 35.95

    This new title in the ABC series is written by clinical educators involved in running leadership programmes for doctors and other healthcare professionals, and defines the scope of clinical leadership, emphasising its importance in the clinical context. It develops and explores the key principles of leadership and management, and outlines the main... more...