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Cancer-gate: How to Win the Losing Cancer War

Cancer-gate: How to Win the Losing Cancer War

1st Edition

Samuel S. Epstein
August 12, 2019

Award-winning author, Samuel S. Epstein, M.D., whose 1978 book ""The Politics of Cancer"" shook the political establishment by showing how the federal government had been corrupted by industrial polluters, has written a book that is sure to be of equal consequence. ""Cancer-Gate: How to Win the...

Women and Health: The Politics of Sex in Medicine

Women and Health: The Politics of Sex in Medicine

1st Edition

Elizabeth Fee
January 30, 2019

In the face of the long domination of medical care by men, Women and Health explores from a variety of perspectives the twin issues of women in health care, and the health care of women. Specific sections address the women's health movement, birth control and childbirth, women in the health labor...

How to Choose?: A Comparison of the U.S. and Canadian Health Care Systems

How to Choose?: A Comparison of the U.S. and Canadian Health Care Systems

1st Edition

Robert Chernomas, Ardeshir Sepehri
January 11, 2019

Part I of this book explores the economists debate over the relative costs of the two health care systems. Part II explores the debate about access and quality of outcomes in the U.S. and Canadian systems. Part III of this book incorporates surveys and debate on the U.S. and Canadian health care...

Occupational Health and Safety: International Influences and the New Epidemics

Occupational Health and Safety: International Influences and the New Epidemics

1st Edition

Chris Peterson, Claire Mayhew
August 14, 2018

This text provides a theoretical and empirical approach to investigating the nature of emerging OSH (Occupational Health and Safety) epidemics across the industrialized world. The author of each chapter in this book deals with exposure to a particular OSH hazard and examines the epidemic nature of...

Stress at Work: A Sociological Perspective

Stress at Work: A Sociological Perspective

1st Edition

Chris Peterson
August 14, 2018

This book provides a theoretical background to occupational stress, and traces the early work of Hans Selye and the development of bio-physiological, psychological and then sociological models of stress. It also reports on a study of stress and ill-health in a large manufacturing organisation in...

Embodying Inequality: Epidemiologic Perspectives

Embodying Inequality: Epidemiologic Perspectives

1st Edition

Nancy Krieger
December 07, 2016

To advance the epidemiological analysis of social inequalities in health, and of the ways in which population distributions of disease, disability, and death reflect embodied expressions of social inequality, this volume draws on articles published in the "International Journal of Health Services"...

The Financial and Economic Crises and Their Impact on Health and Social Well-Being

The Financial and Economic Crises and Their Impact on Health and Social Well-Being

1st Edition

Vicente Navarro, Carles Muntaner
November 30, 2014

This volume provides a timely collection of the most germane studies and commentaries on the complex links between recent changes in national economies, welfare regimes, social inequalities, and population health. Drs. Vicente Navarro and Carles Muntaner have selected 24 representative articles,...

Neoliberalism, Globalization, and Inequalities: Consequences for Health and Quality of Life

Neoliberalism, Globalization, and Inequalities: Consequences for Health and Quality of Life

1st Edition

Vicente Navarro
September 15, 2007

Since U.S. President Reagan and U.K. Prime Minister Thatcher, a major ideology (under the name of economic science) has been expanded worldwide that claims that the best policies to stimulate human development are those that reduce the role of the state in economic and social lives: privatizing...

Controversies and Developments: Controversies and Developments

Controversies and Developments: Controversies and Developments

1st Edition

Vincente Navarro, Carles Muntaner
June 15, 2004

The field of social inequalities in health continues its vigorous growth in the early years of the 21st century. This volume, following in the footsteps of Vicente Navarro's edited collection "The Political Economy of Social Inequalities", is a compilation of recent contributions to the areas of...

Controversies and Developments: Controversies and Developments

Controversies and Developments: Controversies and Developments

1st Edition

Vincente Navarro, Carles Muntaner
June 15, 2004

The field of social inequalities in health continues its vigorous growth in the early years of the 21st century. This volume, following in the footsteps of Vicente Navarro's edited collection The Political Economy of Social Inequalities, is a compilation of recent contributions to the areas of...

Everyday Bioethics: Reflections on Bioethical Choices in Daily Life

Everyday Bioethics: Reflections on Bioethical Choices in Daily Life

1st Edition

Giovanni Berlinguer
June 15, 2003

"Everyday Bioethics" suggests a new perspective on the relationships between science, ethics and society. It is based upon the distinction and integration of two fields: the frontier bioethics, which examines the new development of biomedicine; and the bioethics of everyday life, which concerns all...

The Political Economy of Social Inequalities: Consequences for Health and Quality of Life

The Political Economy of Social Inequalities: Consequences for Health and Quality of Life

1st Edition

Vincente Navarro
June 15, 2001

In the last two decades of the 20th century, we witnessed a dramatic growth in social inequalities within and among countries. This has had a most negative impact on the health and quality of life of large sectors of the populations in the developed and underdeveloped world. This volume analyzes...

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