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Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology

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  • The Practical Playbookby J. Lloyd Michener; Denise Koo; Brian C. Castrucci; James B. Sprague

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    For the first time, The Practical Playbook offers professionals in primary care and public health a roadmap to integrating their work with the larger goals of population health. Drawing on the experiences of hundreds of public health and primary care professionals from across the US, The Practical Playbook is the new benchmark for primary care... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • Public Healthby Matthias Egger; Oliver Razum

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 56.00

    Das praxisorientierte Handbuch Public Health bietet einen leicht verständlichen Einstieg in die verschiedenen Aspekte von Public Health. Neben den grundlegenden Begriffen und Konzepten im Fach Public Health wird das relevante Basiswissen aus den Bereichen Epidemiologie, Biostatistik, Prävention und Gesundheitsförderung sowie Gesundheitswesen... more...

  • Working for Equality in Healthby Paul Bywaters; Eileen McLeod

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 63.95

    Unequal social relations are reflected in uneven patterns of health within and between populations. In Working for Equality in Health , health workers and academics distil the results of their efforts to understand, oppose and change health inequalities. Working for Equality in Health brings to bear the understanding of a unique combination of... more...

  • Unhealthy Societiesby Richard G. Wilkinson

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 63.95

    Among the developed countries it is not the richest societies which have the best health, but those which have the smallest income differences between rich and poor. Inequality and relative poverty have absolute effects: they increase death rates. But why? How can smaller income differences raise average life expectancy? Using examples from the USA,... more...

  • New Directions In The Sociology Of Healthby Geoff Payne; Pamela Abbott

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 67.95

    The sociology of medicine has come a long way from its origins in epidemiology and clinical practice. Like all specialist areas of study it has developed its own internal debates, over the years there has been a shift from a sociology in medicine to a sociology of medicine, and from a sociolgy of medicine, towards a sociology of health and illness.... more...

  • Healthby Peter Aggleton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    Written in a clear, accessible style, Health introduces students to the valuable contribution sociologists have made to understanding health, illness and disease. In so doing, it challenges the adequacy of biomedical models, contrasting them with explanations offered by positivist, interactionist, structuralist and feminist sociologists. Aggleton,... more...

  • Social Psychological Foundations of Health and Illnessby Jerry Suls; Kenneth A. Wallston

    Wiley 2008; US$ 183.95 US$ 165.56

    Social Psychological Foundations of Health and Illness is a summary of current research in social-health psychology. The chapters, written by distinguished leaders in the field, provide brief surveys of classic developments in each area of study followed by extended discussion of the authors’ research programs. Includes state-of-the-art... more...

  • Vulnerable Populations in the United Statesby Leiyu Shi; Gregory D. Stevens

    Wiley 2004; US$ 78.00 US$ 70.20

    " . . . an excellent primer for undergraduates and graduate students interested in vulnerable populations and health disparities." -- New England Journal of Medicine, July 7, 2005 "I have reviewed a number of books looking for meaningful content to help my students understand and work with vulnerable populations. This is the most comprehensive,... more...

  • Habermas, Critical Theory and Healthby Graham Scambler

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    The contribution of the German sociologist and philosopher Jurgen Habermas has proved seminal for attempts to understand the nature of social change in the context of global capitalism. This book provides an accessible introduction to his work and shows how his theories can be fruitfully applied to a wide range of topics in the sociology of health... more...