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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

The 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...


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....


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...


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,...


Handbook of the Economics of Population Aging

by John Piggott & Alan Woodland

Handbook of the Economics of Population Aging synthesizes the economic literature on aging and the subjects associated with it, including social insurance and healthcare costs, both of which are of interest...


The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Health Law

The Measurement of Health and Health Status: Concepts, Methods and Applications from a Multidisciplinary Perspective

by Paul Krabbe

The Measurement of Health and Health Status: Concepts, Methods and Applications from a Multidisciplinary Perspective presents a unifying perspective on how to select the best measurement framework for any situation....


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

by Jeff Menzise

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...


Bioscience - Lost in Translation?

Catching Homelessness: A Nurse's Story of Falling Through the Safety Net

by Josephine Ensign

Catching Homelessness is the compelling true story of a nurse's work with-and young adult passage through-homelessness.


Shared Decision Making in Health Care

Dismantling the NHS?: Evaluating the impact of health reforms

by Mark Exworthy & Russell Mannion

An indepth analysis of the NHS reforms ushered in by UK Coalition Government under the 2012 Health and Social Care Act. Essential reading for those studying the NHS, those who work in it, and those who seek...


Case Studies on Corporations and Global Health Governance

by Nora Kenworthy, Ross Mackenzie & Kelley Lee

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...


Needless Suffering: How Society Fails Those with Chronic Pain

by MD David Nagel

A fascinating and disturbing assessment of the failure of healthcare professionals and others to help people with chronic pain


The Five Horsemen of the Modern World: Climate, Food, Water, Disease, and Obesity

by Daniel Callahan

In recent decades, we have seen five perilous and interlocking trends dominate global discourse: irreversible climate change, extreme food and water shortages, rising chronic illnesses, and rampant obesity....