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Debates in personalisation

by Needham, Catherine & Glasby, Jon

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


The political economy of health care (Second Edition): Where the NHS came from and where it could lead

by Tudor Hart, Julian

This new edition of this bestselling book argues that patients need to develop as active citizens and co-producers of health. This second edition has been entirely rewritten with two new chapters, and includes...


Organisational innovation in health services: Lessons from the NHS treatment centres

by Gabbay, John & le May, Andrée

A highly readable account of how and why NHS treatment centres evolved with practical lessons based on case study research.


In Their Own Words: 12,000 Physicians Reveal Their Thoughts on Medical Practice in America

by Phillip Miller

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a doctor in today's highly regulated and often dysfunctional healthcare system? Would it interest you to learn why so many physicians are disillusioned with the conditions...


Health Care Disparities and the LGBT Population

by Teresa Heinz Housel, Vickie L. Harvey, Miriam King & Mike Allen et al.

This edited volume fills an important gap in health communication, exploring the significant disparities in access to health care and health coverage that LGBT individuals and their families face. With cutting-edge...


21st Century Global Health Diplomacy

by Thomas E Novotny, ILONA KICKBUSCH & MICHAELA TOLD

Global health diplomacy begins with a recognition that the most effective international health interventions are carried out with sensitivity to historical, political, social, economic, and cultural differences....


Who Shall Live?: Health, Economics and Social Choice

by Victor R Fuchs

Since the first edition of Who Shall Live? (1974) over 100,000 students, teachers, physicians, and general readers from more than a dozen fields have found this book to be a reader-friendly, authoritative introduction...


Medical Science in the 21st Century: Sunset or New Dawn?

by Desmond J Sheridan

This book sets out the unique and paradoxical position biomedical science finds itself in, in the early 21st (superscript st) century. Science has never been stronger in shaping the world we live in; progress...


Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink? 2nd Edition

by Steve Fox, Paul Armentano & Mason Tvert

In 2012, voters in Colorado shocked the political establishment by making the use of marijuana legal for anyone in the state twenty-one years of age or older. In the wake of that unprecedented victory, nationally...


A Different Perspective on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

by Chinyere Ogbonna

A Different Perspective on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act traces a brief history of health insurance within the USA, providing an accessible perspective on the highly contentious Affordable Care...


Unhealthy Health Policy: A Critical Anthropological Examination

by Merrill Singer & Arachu Castro

This new collection turns a critical anthropological eye on the nature of health policy internationally. The authors reveal the prevailing social inequalities that often represent significant threats to the...


Unraveling U.S. Health Care: A Personal Guide

by Roberta E. Winter

In illuminating detail,Winter offers a consumer guide to health care in the U.S. that includes performance metrics by state, patient safety rankings for hospitals, statewide surveys on patient safety laws, analysis...


Public Insurance and Private Markets

by Jeffrey R. Brown, Howard C. Kunreuther, Barry K. Goodwin & martin Halek et al.

Public Insurance and Private Markets offers market-based guidelines for the proper scope of government intervention and the design of public insurance programs_guidelines that will benefit the U.S. economy and...


Humanizing Healthcare Reforms

by Gerald Arbuckle & Maria Theresa Ho

This book looks at the problems facing healthcare systems from a social anthropological angle, and argues for a return to a values-based approach to healthcare. The author clarifies how organizations need to...


The Rise & Fall of the American Medical Empire: A Trench Doctor's View of the Past, Present and Future of the U.S. Healthcare System

by Robert A Linden

An analysis of what's wrong with the US healthcare system, solutions and what other countries have reformed their systems.


ObamaCare Survival Guide: The Affordable Care Act and What It Means for You and Your Healthcare

by Nick J. Tate

When President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, he handed Americans one of the most sweeping pieces of social legislation in U.S. history. Now that the Supreme Court has upheld...


Equity in Healthcare

by Abner A. Murray, Boya Abudu, Briana Boykin & Vanessa Ferrel et al.

According to World Health Organizations equity can be defined as "the absence of avoidable differences among groups of people, whether those groups are defined socially, economically, demographically, or geographically."...


All Our Relations

by Tanya Talaga

In this vital and incisive work, bestselling and award-winning author Tanya Talaga explores the alarming rise of youth suicide in Indigenous communities in Canada and beyond. From Northern Ontario to Nunavut,...


How to End the Autism Epidemic

by J.B. Handley

In How to End the Autism Epidemic, Generation Rescue’s co-founder J.B. Handley offers a compelling, science-based explanation of what’s causing the autism epidemic, the lies that enable its perpetuation,...


Vaccines, Autoimmunity, and the Changing Nature of Childhood Illness

by Thomas Cowan & Sally Fallon Morell

One Doctor’s Surprising Answer to the Epidemic of Autoimmunity and Chronic Disease

Over the past fifty years, rates of autoimmunity and chronic disease have exploded: currently 1 in 2.5 American children has...