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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...


Dying: A Social Perspective on the End of Life

by Alex, Assoc Prof Broom

An inevitable and universal experience, dying is experienced by individuals in different ways, often related to the character of our relationships, family structures, gender identities, cultural backgrounds,...


Quarterly Essay 57 Dear Life: On Caring for the Elderly

by Karen Hitchcock

In this moving and controversial Quarterly Essay, doctor and writer Karen Hitchcock investigates the treatment of the elderly and dying through some unforgettable cases. With honesty and deep experience, she...


Inspiring a Medico-Legal Revolution: Essays in Honour of Sheila McLean

by Graeme T, Professor Laurie & Pamela R, Professor Ferguson

This book marks the retirement of Professor Sheila McLean, whose contribution to the discipline of medical law has been truly ground breaking. As one of the pioneers of the discipline, Sheila McLean inspired...


The Ethics of Personalised Medicine: Critical Perspectives

by Jochen Vollmann, Verena Sandow & Jan Schildmann

In recent times, the phrase ‘personalised medicine’ has become the symbol of medical progress and a label for better health care in the future. However, a controversial debate has developed around whether...


Comparative Health Care Federalism

by Katherine Fierlbeck & Howard A. Palley

Examining the changing nature of health care federalism within a competitive global context, Comparative Health Care Federalism provides a rich and nuanced account of the way in which the interplay of federal...


Bodies Across Borders: The Global Circulation of Body Parts, Medical Tourists and Professionals

by Bronwyn Parry, Beth Greenhough & Isabel Dyck

Historically organised at a local or national scale, the fields of medicine and healthcare are being radically transformed by new communication, transport and biotechnologies creating, in the process, a genuinely...


The Afterlives of the Psychiatric Asylum: Recycling Concepts, Sites and Memories

by Graham Moon & Robin Kearns

The last 40 years has seen a significant shift from state commitment to asylum-based mental health care to a mixed economy of care in a variety of locations. In the wake of this deinstitutionalisation, attention...


Cuts and Criminality: Body Alteration in Legal Discourse

by Professor Theodore Bennett

This book investigates how and why the criminal law differentiates between different types of body alterations, with particular reference to how they are conceptualised within legal discourse. By drawing connections...


Unsafe Abortion and Women's Health: Change and Liberalization

by Colin Francome

Unsafe abortion remains one of the most neglected sexual and reproductive health problems according to the World Health Organisation. In recent years it has been estimated that over 20 million abortions occur...


n=1: How the Uniqueness of Each Individual Is Transforming Healthcare

by John Koster, Gary Bisbee & Ram Charan

This book, n=1 is a collaboration of physician health system CEO, venture capital entrepreneur and leading global business advisor and best-selling business author. These differing perspectives provide insights...


The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care

by Bloomsbury Publishing

There is an unspoken dark side of American medicine-keeping patients alive at any price. Two thirds of Americans die in healthcare institutions tethered to machines and tubes at bankrupting costs, even though...


Collaboration across Health Research and Medical Care: Healthy Collaboration

by Bart Penders, Niki Vermeulen & John N. Parker

Health research and health care practice are radically transforming as governments invest more in large scale, national and international health projects with increasing levels of interdisciplinarity as populations...


Vaccine Injuries: Documented Adverse Reactions to Vaccines

by Lou Conte & Tony Lyons

Reveals the truth behind the controversial issue of vaccine-related injuries.Proponents declare that vaccines have saved millions of lives. Critics claim that the success is overstated and that vaccines may...


The Big Autism Cover-Up: How and Why the Media Is Lying to the American Public

by Anne Dachel

An unflinching look at the truth behind the media’s lies about autism.

Autism now affects 2 percent of US children. A once rare disorder is now so common that everyone knows someone with an affected child....


Debates in personalisation

by Catherine Needham & Jon Glasby

The first book to bring together both advocates and critics of the personalisation agenda in English social care services to debate key issues.


Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: Essentials of Evidence-Based Clinical Practice 3e

by Gordon Guyatt, Drummond Rennie & Maureen Meade

The streamlined companion to the classic Users' Guides to the Medical Literature--fully updated and revised This compact guide condenses the most clinically relevant content of the landmark Users' Guides to...


Universal Health Coverage for Inclusive and Sustainable Development: Lessons from Japan

by Naoki Ikegami

The goals of universal health coverage (UHC) are to ensure that all people can access quality health services, to safeguard all people from public health risks, and to protect all people from impoverishment...


Demand Patterns in France, Germany, and Belgium : Can We Explain the Differences?

by Igor Lebrun & Esther Pérez Ruiz

The need to revive Euro area growth highlights the importance of the evolution of domestic and external demand in the core. This paper puts recent demand patterns in France, Germany, and Belgium into historical...


Thimerosal: Let the Science Speak: The Evidence Supporting the Immediate Removal of Mercury--a Known Neurotoxin--from Vaccines

by Robert F. Kennedy, PhD, MD, Martha R Herbert & Mark Hyman

From New York Times bestselling author Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., comes a science-based call for the immediate removal of the dangerous mercury-containing preservative Thimerosal from vaccines.

Over a decade ago,...