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Social Injustice and Public Health

ISBN-10: 0199939225
ISBN-13: 9780199939220
Edition: 2nd 2013
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Description: This second edition of Social Injustice and Public Health is a comprehensive, up-to-date, evidence-based resource on the relationship of social injustice to many aspects of public health. With contributions from leading experts in public health,  More...

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Book details

List price: $71.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 8/8/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.046

This second edition of Social Injustice and Public Health is a comprehensive, up-to-date, evidence-based resource on the relationship of social injustice to many aspects of public health. With contributions from leading experts in public health, medicine, health, social sciences, and otherfields, this integrated book documents the adverse effects of social injustice on health and makes recommendations on what needs to be done to reduce social injustice and thereby improve the public's health. Social Injustice and Public Health is divided into four parts:* The nature of social injustice and its impact on public health* How the health of specific population groups is affected by social injustice* How social injustice adversely affects medical care, infectious and chronic non-communicable disease, nutrition, mental health, violence, environmental and occupational health, oral health, and aspects of international health* What needs to be done, such as addressing social injustice in a human rights context, promoting social justice through public health policies and programs, strengthening communities, and promoting equitable and sustainable human developmentWith 78 contributors who are experts in their respective subject areas, this textbook is ideal for students and practitioners in public health, medicine, nursing, and other health sciences. It is the definitive resource for anyone seeking to better understand the social determinants of health andhow to address them to reduce social injustice and improve the public's health.

VICTOR W. SIDEL is Distinguished University Professor of Social Medicine at the Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, and Adjunct Professor of Public Health at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He is a former president of the American Public Health Association, and a cofounder and past president of Physicians for Social Responsibility and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985).

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Introduction
The Nature of Social Injustice and Its Impact on Public Health
Definitions and Concepts of Social Justice
Science and Social Justice
Appendix to Chapter 1: Universal Declaration of Human Rights
How Social Injustice Affects the Health of Specific Population Groups
Socio economically Disadvantaged People
Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Racial and Ethnic Definitions in the U.S. Census
Women
Our Bodies Ourselves
Engagement of Men in Gender-Based Violence Prevention
Children
How the United States Compares with Other High-Income Countries
Children in Low-Income Countries
Older People
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender/Transsexual Individuals
People with Disabilities
Terminology
Disability and Education
Similarities and Differences Among People with Disabilities
Disability During Times of Disaster and Political Upheaval
Prisoners
Political Prisoners
Homeless People
Forced Migrants: Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons
How Social Injustice Affects Aspects of Public Health
Medical Care
Single-Payer Health Care
Infectious Disease
Nutrition
Definitions of Key Terms
Obesity
Chronic Non-Communicable Disease
Who Neglects the Global Burden of Chronic Diseases?
Mental Health
Violence
War and Other Forms of Armed Conflict
The International Arms Trade
Nuclear Weapons and Social Injustice
Genocide
Environmental Health
Substandard Housing and Its Impact on Health
Impact of Natural Disasters on Social Justice
Occupational Health and Safety
Economic Globalization
Oral Health
Oral Health Inequalities in Developing Countries
International and Global Health
Trafficking in Persons
Hunger and Malnutrition in Developing Countries
Export of Hazardous Substances from Developed Countries to Developing Countries
An Agenda for Action
Addressing Social Injustice in a Human Rights Context
Promoting the Rights of "Undocumented Immigrants"
Promoting Social Justice Through Public Health Policies, Programs, and Services
Strengthening Communities and the Roles of Individuals in Building Community Life
Strengthening Communities in Countries
Promoting Social Justice Through Education in Public Health
International Declaration of Health Rights
Researching Critical Questions on Social Justice and Public Health: An Ecosocial Perspective
Protecting Human Rights Through International and National Law
Preventing Torture
Learning from the Social Movements of the 1960s
The Occupy Wall Street Movement
Promoting Equitable and Sustainable Human Development
The Roles of International Non-Governmental Organizations in Promoting Equitable and Sustainable Human Development
The Roles of Foundations in Promoting Equitable and Sustainable Human Development
Appendix: Some Organizations Addressing Social Injustice
Index

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