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The health debate

by David J. Hunter

This second edition of this best-selling book offers a fresh look at how the British NHS is coping under increased pressures. It offers a critical perspective on concerns and a critique of the market-style changes...


Preaching Prevention: Born-Again Christianity and the Moral Politics of AIDS in Uganda

by Lydia Boyd

Preaching Prevention examines the controversial U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) initiative to “abstain and be faithful” as a primary prevention strategy in Africa. This ethnography...


The Experiment Must Continue: Medical Research and Ethics in East Africa, 1940-2014

by Melissa Graboyes

A daring history that redefines the ethics of medical experimentation.


Understanding health policy

by Rob Baggott

This fully updated edition of a bestselling book explores the processes and institutions that make health policy, examining what constitutes health policy, where power lies, and what changes could be made to...


Saving Gotham: A Billionaire Mayor, Activist Doctors, and the Fight for Eight Million Lives

by Tom Farley

The inside story of the most audacious public health campaign of the twenty-first century.

In 2002, a dynamic doctor named Thomas Frieden became health commissioner of New York City. With support from the new...


Fat City

by Karen Hitchcock

I ask a young 200-kilo patient what he snacks on. "Nothing," he says. I look him in the eye. Nothing? He nods. I ask him about his chronic skin infections, his diabetes. He tears up: "I eat hot chips and fried...


The Ultimate Obamacare Handbook (2015¿2016 edition): A Definitive Guide to the Benefits, Rights, Responsibilities, and Potential Pitfalls of the Affor

by Kimberly Amadeo

Obamacare can save you money, but only if you know how it really works.

Americans have been barraged with fifteen times more negative than positive news about Obamacare. As a result, 40 percent of the people...


Food Pedagogies

by Elaine, Dr Swan, Rick, Dr Flowers & Michael K, Professor Goodman

In recent years everyone from politicians to celebrity chefs has been proselytizing about how we should grow, buy, prepare, present, cook, taste, eat and dispose of food. In light of this, contributors to this...


Saviour Siblings and the Regulation of Assisted Reproductive Technology: Harm, Ethics and Law

by Malcolm K, Dr Smith

Advances in the field of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) have been revolutionary. This book focuses on the use of ARTs in the context of families who seek to conceive a matching sibling donor as a source...


Global Population Health and Well- Being in the 21st Century: Toward New Paradigms, Policy, and Practice

by George, PhD Lueddeke

“This is a remarkable, much-needed book that fills a significant gap in the health and social care literature in the early decades of the 21st century—public, global, clinical, ecological. It is powerful,...


Litigating the Right to Health in Africa: Challenges and Prospects

by Ebenezer, Dr Durojaye

Health rights litigation is still an emerging phenomenon in Africa, despite the constitutions of many African countries having provisions to advance the right to health. Litigation can provide a powerful tool...


Dignity, Mental Health and Human Rights: Coercion and the Law

by Brendan, Professor Kelly

This book explores the human rights consequences of recent and ongoing revisions of mental health legislation in England and Ireland. Presenting a critical discussion of the World Health Organization’s 'Checklist...


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...


Surrogacy, Law and Human Rights

by Paula, Assoc Prof Gerber & Katie, Ms O'Byrne

Surrogacy presents particularly complex questions for human rights law and theory. This book provides a unique and insightful examination into the underexplored issues of how domestic and international law is...


Toward Universal Health Coverage and Equity in Latin America and the Caribbean: Evidence from Selected Countries

by Tania Dmytraczenko & Gisele Almeida

Over the past three decades, many countries of Latin America and the Caribbean have recognized health as a human right. Since the early 2000s, 46 million more people in the countries studied are covered by health...


Self-determination in Health Care: A Property Approach to the Protection of Patients' Rights

by Leroy C., Dr Edozien

It is generally accepted in legal and bioethical discourse that the patient has a right to self-determination. In practice though, this is often not the case. Paternalism is waning and it is increasingly recognised...


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...