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Alternative Models of Sports Development in America

by B. David Ridpath & Tom Farrey

In the United States, the entanglement of sports and education has persisted for over a century. Multimillion-dollar high school football stadiums, college coaches whose salaries are many times those of their...


Global Health Watch 5

by People's Health Movement, Medact, Third World Network & Health Poverty Action et al.

For over a decade, Global Health Watch has been the definitive source for alternative analysis on health.

This new edition addresses the key challenges facing governments and health practitioners today, within...


Solving the American Healthcare Crisis

by Robert Cerfolio

The mutual distrust between Democrats and Republicans seems to have affected every topic of our healthcare system. The focus of conversation circles politics rather than finding innovative solutions to providing...


Prescription for the People

by Fran Quigley

In Prescription for the People, Fran Quigley diagnoses our inability to get medicines to the people who need them and then prescribes the cure. He delivers a clear and convincing argument for a complete shift...


What's In, What's Out

by Amanda Glassman, Ursula Giedion & Peter C. Smith

Vaccinate children against deadly pneumococcal disease, or pay for cardiac patients to undergo lifesaving surgery? Cover the costs of dialysis for kidney patients, or channel the money toward preventing the...


Old and Sick in America

by Muriel R. Gillick, M.D.

Since the introduction of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965, the American health care system has steadily grown in size and complexity. Muriel R. Gillick takes readers on a narrative tour of American health care,...


Achieving Access

by Joseph Harris

At a time when the world’s wealthiest nations struggle to make health care and medicine available to everyone, why do resource-constrained countries make costly commitments to universal health coverage and...


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,...


Dementia and Subjectivity / Demenz und Subjektivitaet

by Sara Strauß, Leonie Süwolto & Daniela Ringkamp

This volume offers new perspectives on questions which are highly relevant in the context of dementia and the arts and the humanities. The issues concern the personal identity of dementia patients, their familial...


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...


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...


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...


The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Health Law

Understanding Health Inequalities and Justice

by Mara Buchbinder, Michele Rivkin-Fish & Rebecca L. Walker

The need for informed analyses of health policy is now greater than ever. The twelve essays in this volume show that public debates routinely bypass complex ethical, sociocultural, historical, and political...


Bioscience - Lost in Translation?

The Challenge to Change

by Rebecca Kolins Givan

There is constant pressure on hospitals to improve health care delivery and increase cost effectiveness. New initiatives are the order of the day in the dramatically different health care systems of the United...


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.