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A Life in Public Health: An Insider's Retrospective

by Breslow, Lester, MD, MPH

<p>From his time as a Truman appointee on the Health Needs of the Nation to his tenure as Dean of UCLAís School of Public Health, Dr. Lester Breslow has been a force behind the most important public health developments of the last century. With ...

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A Right to Health

Medicine, Marginality, and Health Care Reform in Northeastern Brazil

by Jessica Scott Jerome

In 1988, a new health care system, the Sistema Único de Saúde (Unified Health Care System or SUS) was formally established in Brazil. The system was intended, among other goals, to provide universal access to health care services and to redefine

ISBN: 9780292766648

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A Socio-cultural Perspective on Patient Safety

by Justin Waring

<p>This edited volume of original chapters brings together researchers from around the world who are exploring the facets of health care organization and delivery that are sometimes marginal to mainstream patient safety theories and ...

ISBN: 9781317186724

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A Spirit of Charity

Restoring the Bond between America and Its Public Hospitals

by Mike King

<p><!--StartFragment-->'Any effort at health care reform must first understand the essential role of public hospitals, which is what makes <em>A Spirit of Charity </em>required reading for policy makers and health advocates alike.' - Otis ...

ISBN: 9781944962081

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A Town Called Asbestos

Environmental Contamination, Health, and Resilience in a Resource Community

by Jessica van Horssen

<p>For decades, manufacturers from around the world relied on asbestos from the town of Asbestos, Quebec, to produce fire-retardant products. Then, over time, people learned about the mineral’s devastating effects on human health. Dependent on ...

ISBN: 9780774828444

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Abortion

History, Politics, and Reproductive Justice after Morgentaler

by Shannon Stettner, Kristin Burnett & Travis Hay

<p>When Henry Morgentaler, Canada’s best-known abortion rights advocate, died in 2013, activists and scholars began to reassess the state of abortion in the country. In this volume, some of Canada’s foremost researchers challenge current ...

ISBN: 9780774835763

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Access to Behavioral Health Care for Geographically Remote Service Members and Dependents in the U.S.

by Ryan Andrew Brown, Grant N. Marshall, Joshua Breslau & others

<p>Concerns about access to behavioral health care for military service members and their dependents living in geographically remote locations prompted research into how many in this population are remote and the effects of this distance on ...

ISBN: 9780833087300

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Accounting for Health Impacts of Climate Change

by Asian Development Bank

<p>Climate change will affect health in most countries in Asia and the Pacific. It will challenge the public health community at the global, regional and national levels with emerging diseases and existing diseases increasing and spreading ...

ISBN: 9789290923602

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Advocacy Strategies for Health and Mental Health Professionals

From Patients to Policies

by Stuart Lustig, MD, MPH

<p>"[I]t is becoming much more common for mental health providers to become community mental health advocates, and given the complexities and nuances associated with tasks such as getting involved with legislative issues or fund raising, a work ...

ISBN: 9780826109071

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American Public, attention please: SURVIVAL SKILLS for USMLES and MEDICAL LICENSING in THE UNITED STATES

by KATHERINE MILLER

<p>This book is to help foreign medical doctors who immigrate to the US legally to return to practice medicine via medical licensing. This book explains in very details all the steps and important issues to help foreign medical doctors to start ...

ISBN: 1230001389678

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An Introduction to the US Health Care System, Sixth Edition

by Steven Jonas, MD,MPH, FACPM, Raymond L. Goldsteen, DrPH & Karen Goldsteen, PhD, MPH

<p>Completely expanded and updated to account for the latest changes in the U.S. health care system, this best-selling text remains the most concise and balanced introduction to the domestic health care system. Like its predecessors, it provides

ISBN: 9780826103154

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An Undisciplined Economist

Robert G. Evans on Health Economics, Health Care Policy, and Population Health

by Morris L. Barer, Greg L. Stoddart, Kimberlyn M. McGrail & others

For four decades Robert Evans has been Canada’s foremost health policy analyst and commentator, playing a leadership role in the development of both health economics and population health at home and internationally. An Undisciplined Economist ...

ISBN: 9780773599475

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Assessing the Implications of Allowing Transgender Personnel to Serve Openly

by Agnes Gereben Schaefer, Radha Iyengar, Srikanth Kadiyala & others

<p>The U.S. Department of Defense is considering a change in policy to allow transgender military personnel to serve openly. A RAND study examined the health care needs of transgender personnel, the costs of gender transition–related care, and ...

ISBN: 9780833094377

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Bending the Cost Curve in Health Care

Canada's Provinces in International Perspective

by Gregory P. Marchildon & Livio Di Matteo

Through Canadian and international perspectives, <em>Bending the Cost Curve in Health Care</em> explores the management of growing health costs in an extraordinarily complex arena. The book moves beyond previous debates, agreeing that while ...

ISBN: 9781442609785

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Better Now

Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians

by Danielle Martin

<p><strong>Longlisted for British Columbia's National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction 2018</strong> </p> <p>Dr. Danielle Martin sees the challenges in our health care system every day. As a family doctor and a hospital vice president, she ...

ISBN: 9780735232600

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Black Feat: A Personal Walk to Open Heart Surgery Where There Is No Foe to Fight Except A Contracted Self

by Jones, Louella Rosie

<p>Caressing the spirit of African-American women both domestically and globally, <I>Black Feat</I>, through the power of story, offers a cultural perspective on medical impressions in black women and identifies duplicity in health care ...

ISBN: 9781491771471

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Bodies in a Broken World

Women Novelists of Color and the Politics of Medicine

by Ann Folwell Stanford

In this multidisciplinary study, Ann Folwell Stanford reads literature written by U.S. women of color to propose a rethinking of modern medical practice, arguing that personal health and social justice are inextricably linked. Drawing on ...

ISBN: 9780807862254

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End of Life: What Should We Do for Those Who Are Dying?

by Menzise, Jeff

What ought to be done at the end of life is both a personal and public decision. As our population ages, it is becoming a matter of great concern for the entire nation. Diseases that would have been death sentences a few decades ago are now ...

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Case Studies on Corporations and Global Health Governance

Impacts, Influence and Accountability

by Nora Kenworthy, Ross MacKenzie, Lecturer in Health Studies, Macquarie University, Australia & Kelley Lee, Professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, Simon Fraser University

<p>There is growing evidence of the wide-ranging impacts of corporations in selected industries on global patterns of health and disease. However, limited analysis has been undertaken of the increasing corporate involvement in collective action ...

ISBN: 9781783483587

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Catastrophic Care

How American Health Care Killed My Father--and How We Can Fix It

by David Goldhill

<p>A visionary investigation that will change the way we think about health care: how and why it is failing, why expanding coverage will actually make things worse, and how our health care can be transformed into a transparent, affordable, ...

ISBN: 9780307961556

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