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Healthcare Economics Made Easy, second edition

by Daniel Jackson

First edition Highly Commended in the BMA Medical Book Awards 2013!

Here’s what the judges said: "This is one of the few textbooks I would suggest every clinician reads.”

From reviews of the first edition:...


The Trial of Kermit Gosnell

by Cheryl Sullenger

When police raided the Women’s Medical Society, they thought that they were putting an end to a pill mill that was the largest supplier of illicit prescription painkillers in Philadelphia.   But once inside,...


The Riddle of Malnutrition

by Jennifer Tappan

More than ten million children suffer from severe acute malnutrition globally each year. In Uganda, longstanding efforts to understand, treat, and then prevent the condition initially served to medicalize it,...


Prescription for the Future: The Twelve Transformational Practices of Highly Effective Medical Organizations

by Ezekiel J. Emanuel & J Emanuel

How can America's healthcare system be transformed to provide consistently higher-quality and lower-cost care? Nothing else in healthcare matters more.

Prescription for the Future identifies some standout medical...


Mistreated: Why We Think We're Getting Good Health Care¿and Why We're Usually Wrong

by Robert Pearl

A WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER

The biggest problem in American health care is us

Do you know how to tell good health care from bad health care? Guess again. As patients, we wrongly assume the "best" care is dependent...


Reframing health and health policy in Ireland

by Claire Edwards & Eluska Fernández

This edited collection is the first to apply the theoretical lens of post-Foucauldian governmentality to an analysis of health problems, practices, and policy in Ireland. Drawing on empirical examples related...


Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill

by DJ Jaffe & E. Fuller Torrey

This well-researched and highly critical examination of the state of our mental health system by the industry's most relentless critic presents a new and controversial explanation as to why--in spite of spending...


An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back

by Elisabeth Rosenthal

New York Times bestseller.

At a moment of drastic political upheaval, An American Sickness is a shocking investigation into our dysfunctional healthcare system - and offers practical solutions to its myriad...


Privacy and Healthcare Data: 'Choice of Control' to 'Choice' and 'Control'

by Christina Munns & Subhajit Basu

In order for the information society to realise its full potential, personal data has to be disclosed, used and often shared. This book explores the disclosure and sharing of data within the area of healthcare....


The Right to Bodily Integrity

by A.M. Viens

The right to bodily integrity has become a notable controversial issue within moral, political and legal discourse and this right is regarded as one of the most precious rights that persons have, alongside the...


The Perils of Un-Coordinated Healthcare: A Strategic Approach toward Eliminating Preventable Harm

by Patricia W Morrill

Despite its frequency and its potential severity, preventable medical harm is still prominent in American hospitals and continues to put an alarming amount of lives at risk, being the third leading cause of...


Lethal Decisions

by Arthur J. Ammann

This first-person account by one of the pioneers of HIV/AIDS research chronicles the interaction among the pediatric HIV/AIDS community, regulatory bodies, governments, and activists over more than three decades....


Digital Storytelling in Health and Social Policy: Listening to Marginalised Voices

by Nicole Matthews & Naomi Sunderland

As digital life stories continue to assume more and more significance across a range of institutions, so too does their potential to bring into focus once marginalised and neglected voices. Breaking new ground...


Tragic Failures

by Carl F. Cranor

The world is awash in chemicals created by fellow citizens, but we know little to nothing about them. Understanding whether even the most prevalent ones are toxic would take decades. Many people have tragically...


Better Now: Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians

by Danielle Martin

DR. DANIELLE MARTIN see the challenges in our health care system every day. As a family doctor and a hospital vice president, she observes how those deficiencies adversely affect patients. And as a health policy...


Alcohol, Power and Public Health: A Comparative Study of Alcohol Policy

by Shane Butler, Karen Elmeland & Betsy Thom

In recent years, the reduction of alcohol-related harm has emerged as a major policy issue across Europe. Public health advocates, supported by the World Health Organisation, have challenged an approach that...


Health Care Transition in Urban China

by Shenglan Tang & Gerald Bloom

The on-going transition to a market economy in China is having a profound effect on health services. As a result, the government has made health one of the key policy areas, and there is now a general recognition...


Researching Corporations and Global Health Governance

by Kelley Lee & Benjamin Hawkins

The profound changes to the world economy since the late twentieth century have been characterised by a growth in the number and size of transnational corporations. In this context, there is now increasing evidence...


Skills Are Transferable from One Industry to Another: SHORT STORY # 41.  Nonfiction series #1 - # 60.

by Alla P. Gakuba

One Friday was my graduation day, I received my doctoral degree, or PhD. The next day, on Saturday, my then husband, Chrys, a physician, asked me to come to his office and see that is going on there. I was surprise,...


The Social Workers' Toolbox: Sustainable Multimethod Social Work

by Herman de Mönnink

The Social Workers' Toolbox aims to bring order to the diversity of tools which are so characteristic of social work: assessment tools, practice tools and outcome-measurement tools. The tools described in this...