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Social Medicine

  • Digital
    John A. Quelch, Emily C. Boudreau.
    1. Building a culture of health -- 2. Consumer health -- 3. Employee health -- 4. Community health -- 5. Environmental health -- 6. Implementing a culture of health -- About the authors -- Index.
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    Marcus L. Martin, Sheryl L. Heron, Lisa Moreno-Walton, editors ; Anna Walker Jones, managing editor.
    Defining Diversity in Quality Care -- Racial/Ethnic Healthcare Disparities and Inequities: Historical Perspectives -- Educating Medical Professionals to Deliver Quality Health Care to Diverse Patient Populations -- Culturally Competent Faculty -- Culturally Sensitive Care: A Review of Models & Educational Methods -- Interpreter Services -- The Patient-Physician Clinical Encounter -- Spiritual Care Services in Emergency Medicine -- Lesbian, Gay, or Bisexual (LGB): Caring with Quality and Compassion -- Culturally Competent Care of the Transgender Patient -- Looking Past Labels: Effective Care of the Psychiatric Patient -- Disability and Access -- Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Emergency Department: A Public Health Perspective -- Vulnerable Populations: The Homeless and Incarcerated -- Vulnerable Populations: The Elderly -- Vulnerable Populations: Children -- Religio-cultural Consideration When Providing Healthcare to American Muslims -- Disparities and Diversity in Biomedical Research -- Cultural Competency Case Studies: Transitional Introduction -- Case 1: African-American Infant and Family -- Case 2: Cambodian Refugee -- Case 3: Sickle Cell Crisis -- Case 4: Mongolian Spots -- Case 5: Death Disclosure -- Case 6: Coin Rubbing -- Case 7: Toxic Ingestion -- Case 8: Adolescent Indian Male Sikh -- Case 9: Intimate Partner Violence in the Gay Community -- Case 10: West Indian/Caribbean -- Case 11: American Indian -- Case 12: Spiritualism in the Latino Community -- Case 13: Islamic Patient -- Case 14: Pediatric Pain.
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    edited by Steven S. Coughlin, Tom L. Beauchamp, Douglas L. Weed.
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    Historical foundations / Steven S. Coughlin -- Moral foundations / Tom L. Beauchamp -- Toward a philosophy of epidemiology / Douglas L. Weed -- Epidemiology and informed consent / Jeffrey P. Kahn and Anna C. Mastroianni -- Privacy and confidentiality in epidemiology : special challenges of using information obtained without informed consent / Ellen Wright Clayton -- Ethical issues in the design and conduct of community-based intervention studies / Karen Glanz, Michelle C. Kegler, and Barbara K. Rimer -- Ethical issues in the interaction with research subjects and the disclosure of results / Andrea Smith and Paul A. Schulte -- Ethical issues in public health practice / Robert E. McKeown and R. Max Learner -- Ethical issues in genetic epidemiology / Laura M. Beskow and Wylie Burke -- Ethics and epidemiology in the age of AIDS / Carol Levine -- Ethical issues in international health research and epidemiology / John D.H. Porter, Carolyn Stephens, and Anthony Kessel -- The institutional review board / Robert J. Levine -- Good conduct in integrity in epidemiologic research / Colin L. Soskolne ... [et al.] -- Ethics curricula in epidemiology / Kenneth W. Goodman and Ronald J. Prineas.
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    Committee on Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
    "The World Health Organization defines the social determinants of health as "the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age, and the wider set of forces and systems shaping the conditions of daily life." These forces and systems include economic policies, development agendas, cultural and social norms, social policies, and political systems. In an era of pronounced human migration, changing demographics, and growing financial gaps between rich and poor, a fundamental understanding of how the conditions and circumstances in which individuals and populations exist affect mental and physical health is imperative. Educating health professionals about the social determinants of health generates awareness among those professionals about the potential root causes of ill health and the importance of addressing them in and with communities, contributing to more effective strategies for improving health and health care for underserved individuals, communities, and populations. Recently, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop to develop a high-level framework for such health professional education. A Framework for Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health also puts forth a conceptual model for the framework's use with the goal of helping stakeholder groups envision ways in which organizations, education, and communities can come together to address health inequalities"--Publisher's description.
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    prepared by the Program Area Committee on Medical Care Administration, American Public Health Association.
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    v. 1. Concepts and principles.--v. 2. Medical care appraisal.
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    T.R. Reid.
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    Discusses successful health-care systems worldwide, disproving American myths of "socialized medicine" to find possible paths toward reform.
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    Howard Waitzkin.
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    Empire's historical health component -- Illness-generating conditions of capitalism and empire -- The international market for health products and services -- Paths of resistance to empire in public health and health services -- Neoliberalism and health (with Rebeca Jasso-Aguilar) -- International trade agreements, medicine, and public health -- Macroeconomics and health -- The exportation of managed care -- Corporations, international financial institutions, and health services -- The "common sense" of health reform -- Stakeholders' constructions of global trade, public health, and health services -- Militarism, empire, and health -- Health and praxis : social medicine in Latin America -- Resistance and building an alternative future (with Rebeca Jasso-Aguilar).
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    Brian Castellani, Rajeev Rajaram, J. Galen Buckwalter, Michael Ball, Frederic Hafferty.
    The history of public health has focused on direct relationships between problems and solutions: vaccinations against diseases, ad campaigns targeting risky behaviors. But the accelerating pace and mounting intricacies of our lives are challenging the field to find new scientific methods for studying community health. The complexities of place (COP) approach is emerging as one such promising method. ℗ℓ Place and Health as Complex Systems demonstrates how COP works, making an empirical case for its use in for designing and implementing interventions. This brief resource reviews the defining characteristics of places as dynamic and evolving social systems, rigorously testing them as well as the COP approach itself. The study, of twenty communities within one county in the Midwest, combines case-based methods and complexity science to determine whether COP improves upon traditional statistical methods of public health research. Its conclusions reveal strengths and limitations of the approach, immediate possibilities for its use, and challenges regarding future research. Included in the coverage: ℗ℓ Characteristics of places and the complexities of place approach. The Definitional Test of Complex Systems. Case-based modeling using the SACS toolkit. Methods, maps, and measures used in the study. Places as nodes within larger networks. Places as power-based conflicted negotiations. ℗ℓ Place and Health as Complex Systems brings COP into greater prominence in public health research, and is also valuable to researchers in related fields such as demography, health geography, community health, urban planning, and epidemiology. ℗ℓ
  • Digital
    Katherine M. Keyes and Sandro Galea.
    Oxford Medicine Online2016
    'Population Health Science' formalizes an emerging discipline at the crossroads of social and medical sciences, demography, and economics-an emerging approach to population studies that represents a seismic shift in how traditional health sciences measure and observe health events.
  • Digital
    Ramah McKay.
    Based on twenty-four months of fieldwork, this dissertation explores how welfare -- the provision of social goods and supports -- is being configured through transnational medical intervention and public health policy in Mozambique. My research was concerned with how a variety of techniques, diagnoses, and criteria were used to mediate families' access to care and social supports as well as with the kinds of social and material opportunities these interventions made available. In a context marked by material scarcity far beyond the well-defined clinical criteria through which medical welfare supports were channeled, I was interested in how a variety of differently situated actors -- including health planners, donors, psychologists, counselors, and nurses, members of patients associations, volunteers, family members and patients -- defined, diagnosed, and accessed welfare needs. I also aimed to trace how legal and ethical norms structured and emerged out of these new welfare assemblages, and asked why and how contested, gendered family relationships came to be a privileged locus for these medical-social interventions. I investigated how planners, workers, patients and families negotiated institutional and everyday practices of care in order to understand how new modes of diagnosis, treatment, care, and social support for children and patients are taken up across a range of institutional and non-institutional sites. Based on this research, I argue that medical welfare interventions instantiate a new mode of governance in Mozambique, one in which the state not only provides services but also (even primarily) coordinates non-governmental endeavors and constitutes individuals and communities as available for humanitarian intervention. As a result, new forms of claims-making and claims-denying, including and beyond citizenship claims, are emerging in medical welfare spaces, as diagnoses of individual and community "vulnerability" become means of mobilizing new forms of care and material resources. Crucially, I suggest, these dynamics are shaped not only by contemporary development practice but also by historical legacies of colonialism, conflict and intervention that have shaped the politics of biomedical knowledge and transnational aid in contemporary Mozambique.
  • Digital
    Patricia O'Campo, James R. Dunn, editors.
    Explanations, philosophy and theory in health inequalities research: towards a critical realist approach -- Values and social epidemiologic research -- Population-based data and community empowerment -- Differences that matter -- Context -- Place-based stress and chronic disease: a systems view of environmental determinants -- How goes the neighbourhood? Rethinking neighbourhoods and health research in social epidemiology -- Application of two schools of social theory to neighbourhood, place and health research -- Locating politics in social epidemiology -- Research tools in action -- Structural violence and structural vulnerability within the risk environment: theoretical and methodological perspectives for a social epidemiology of HIV risk among injection drug users and sex workers -- Realist review methods for complex health problems -- Addressing health equalities in social epidemiology: learning from evaluation(s) -- Making a difference -- Knowledge translation and social epidemiology: taking power, politics and values seriously -- Community-academic partnerships and social change -- Producing more relevant evidence: applying a social epidemiology research agenda to public health practice.
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    Tracey Loughran.
    Shell-Shock and Medical Culture in First World War Britain' is a thought-provoking reassessment of medical responses to war-related psychological breakdown in the early twentieth century. Dr Loughran places shell-shock within the historical context of British psychological medicine to examine the intellectual resources doctors drew on as they struggled to make sense of nervous collapse. She reveals how medical approaches to shell-shock were formulated within an evolutionary framework which viewed mental breakdown as regression to a level characteristic of earlier stages of individual or racial development, but also ultimately resulted in greater understanding and acceptance of psychoanalytic approaches to human mind and behaviour. Through its demonstration of the crucial importance of concepts of mind-body relations, gender, willpower and instinct to the diagnosis of shell-shock, this book locates the disorder within a series of debates on human identity dating back to the Darwinian revolution and extending far beyond the medical sphere.
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    William C. Cockerham.
    Status: Not Checked OutLane Catalog Record
  • Digital
    Geoffrey Campbell Cocks.
    This volume explores and analyses the experience of illness in Nazi Germany, focusing on the issues surrounding constraint and agency, persecution, pain, injury, madness, enslavement, and historical memory and amnesia.
  • Digital
    edited by Peter A. Hall, Michèle Lamont.
    ProQuest Ebook Central2009
    Why are some societies more successful than others at promoting individual and collective well-being? This book integrates recent research in social epidemiology with broader perspectives in social science to explore why some societies are more successful than others at securing population health. It explores the social roots of health inequalities, arguing that inequalities in health are based not only on economic inequalities, but on the structure of social relations. It develops sophisticated new perspectives on social relations, which emphasize the ways in which cultural frameworks as well as institutions condition people's health. It reports on research into health inequalities in the developed and developing worlds, covering a wide range of national case studies, and into the ways in which social relations condition the effectiveness of public policies aimed at improving health.
  • Digital
    Byong-Hyon Han.
    Preface -- Chapter 1: Why Social Medicine? -- 1.1: The Rise of Social Medicine -- 1.2: Human-being: Homo medicus -- 1.3: History of Drug -- Chapter 2: What is a Social Medicine? -- 2.1: Concept of Social Medicine -- 2.2: Development of Social Medicine -- 2.3: Differentiation of Social Medicine -- Chapter 3: Therapy of Social Medicine -- 3.1: Concept & Scope for Therapy of Social Medicine -- 3.2: Classification for Therapy of Social Medicine -- Chapter 4: Pharmaco-gelotology -- 4.1: Introduction -- 4.2: Laughter Theory -- 4.3: Laughter Therapy -- Chapter 5: Conclusion.
  • Digital/Print
    Teleky, Ludwig.
    Digital : Google Books1914-
    t. 1. Die medizinalstatistischen Grundlagen : Sterblichkeit, Todesursachen, Geburten, Körperbeschaffenheit in Stadt und Land und in verschiedenen Wohlstandsstufen ; Einfluss des Berufes auf Sterblichkeit und Erkrankungshäufigkeit ; Krankenkassenstatistik.

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