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Public Health

  • Systems Theory and the Sociology of Health and Illnessby Morten Knudsen; Werner Vogd

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Modern societies and organizations are characterized by multiple kinds of observations, systems, or rationalities, rather than singular identities and clear hierarchies. This holds true for healthcare where we find a range of different perspectives ? from medicine to education, from science to law, from religion to politics ? brought together in different... more...

  • Global Health Nursingby Christina Harlan

    Springer Publishing Company 2014; US$ 60.00

    The narratives in this book offer rare and much-needed insight into the lived experiences and contributions of the largest cadre of global health workers: the nurses who have dedicated their careers and their lives to serving the world's poor. Paul Farmer, MD, PhD. Kolokotrones University Professor,. Harvard University. Co-Founder, Partners in... more...

  • The Healthy Country?by Alistair Woodward; Tony Blakely

    Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 21.88

    Did Maori or Europeans live longer in 1769? Why were Pakeha New Zealanders the healthiest, longest lived people on the face of the globe for eighty years and why did Maori not enjoy the same life expectancy? Why were New Zealanders? health and longevity surpassed by other nations in the late twentieth century? Through lively text and quantitative... more...

  • Introduction to the US Food Systemby Roni Neff

    Wiley 2014; US$ 85.00

    A public health approach to the US food system Introduction to the US Food System: Public Health, Environment, and Equity is a comprehensive and engaging textbook that offers students an overview of today's US food system, with particular focus on the food system's interrelationships with public health, the environment, equity, and society. Using... more...

  • Sun, Skin and Healthby Terry Slevin

    CSIRO Publishing 2014; US$ 39.95

    Offers current evidence on key aspects of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. more...

  • Economic Evaluation in Clinical Trialsby Henry A. Glick; Jalpa A. Doshi; Seema S. Sonnad

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 57.99

    It is becoming increasingly important to examine the relationship between the outcomes of a clinical trial and the costs of the medical therapy under study. The results of such analysis can affect reimbursement decisions for new medical technologies, drugs, devices or diagnostics. It can aid companies seeking to make claims about the cost-effectiveness... more...

  • Histories of Health in Southeast Asiaby Tim Harper; Sunil S. Amrith

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    Health patterns in Southeast Asia have changed profoundly over the past century. In that period, epidemic and chronic diseases, environmental transformations, and international health institutions have created new connections within the region and the increased interdependence of Southeast Asia with China and India. In this volume leading scholars... more...

  • Disasters and Vulnerable Populationsby Lisa Baker; Loretta Cormier

    Springer Publishing Company 2014; US$ 70.00

    Vulnerable populations such as children, older adults, and people with disabilities are disproportionately affected by large-scale disasters. This book is a valuable resource for students and professionals in the fields of social work, counseling, nursing, and mental health who need information on the best evidence-based interventions for disaster... more...

  • Careers in Health Information Technologyby Brian T. Malec; David Wyant; Kendall Cortelyou-Ward

    Springer Publishing Company 2014; US$ 30.00

    Describes 75 jobs and how to attain them!. Information technology is one of the fastest-growing segments of the labor market. This practical, one-stop career guide describes the depth and breadth of job opportunities and careers currently available in health information technology (HIT), and helps readers to enter and advance within this expanding... more...

  • Climate Change and Global Healthby C. D. Butler

    CABI 2014; US$ 160.00

    There is increasing understanding, globally, that climate change will have profound and mostly harmful effects on human health. This authoritative book brings together international experts to describe both direct (such as heat waves) and indirect (such as vector-borne disease incidence) impacts of climate change, set in a broad, international, economic,... more...