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Health and Disease

ISBN-10: 033520967X
ISBN-13: 9780335209675
Edition: 3rd 2002 (Revised)
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Description: Health and disease have become major subjects for investigation, comment and debate. This text is a collection of articles which reflect the varied and sometimes controversial perspectives within these debates.

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Book details

List price: $49.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 1/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Health and disease have become major subjects for investigation, comment and debate. This text is a collection of articles which reflect the varied and sometimes controversial perspectives within these debates.

Acknowledgements
General introduction
Cultural aspects of health, illness and healing
Introduction
Mirage of health
Hippocrates
Feed a cold, starve a fever
What is health?
Illness as metaphor
The problem of the whole-person in holistic medicine
Protecting a vulnerable margin: towards an analysis of how the mouth came to be separated from the body
Hysteria and demonic possession
Cross-cultural psychiatry
Media and mental illness
Public eyes and private genes
Experiencing health, disease and health care
Introduction
Two accounts of mental distress
Being there
The insanity of place
The social impact of childhood asthma
Beyond the disorder: one parent's reflection on genetic counselling
Coping with migraine
Using alternative therapies: marginal medicine and central concerns
The social preservation of mind: the Alzheimer's disease experience
'Some bloody do-gooding cow'
Pride against prejudice: 'lives not worth living'
The stigma of infertility
Identity dilemmas of chronically ill men
Costs of treating AIDS in Malawi and America
Influences on health and disease
Introduction
Health: 1844
The health and wealth of nations
Agriculture's two-edged sword
Climate and health
Deaths under 50
Prevention is better...
Malingering
Causes of declining life expectancy in Russia
The psychosocial causes of illness
Entitlement and deprivation
Why must I be a teenager at all?
Good gene, bad gene
Biodemographic trajectories of longevity
A new division of the life course
The role of medicine
Introduction
The medical contribution
The importance of social intervention in Britain's mortality decline c. 1850-1914: a re-interpretation of the role of public health
Effectiveness and efficiency
Medicine matters after all
Ethical dilemmas in evaluation
The global eradication of smallpox
The epidemics of modern medicine
The mode of state intervention in the health sector
The social context of health care
Introduction
Health inequalities and the health of the poor: what do we know? what can we do?
Ageism in cardiology
Should smokers be offered coronary bypass surgery?
Evidence based medicine: what it is and what it isn't
Pubic participation in the evaluation of health care
Health technology and knowledge
Improving NHS performance: human behaviour and health policy
Health sector reform: lessons from China
The evolution of the health-care systems in the United States and the United Kingdom: similarities and differences
The role of the hospital in a changing environment
Health work
Introduction
The carer at home
'We didn't want him to die on his own'--nurses' accounts of nursing dying patients
Professionalism and the conundrum of care
Truth, trust and paternalism
Doctor knows best
Normal rubbish: deviant patients in casualty departments
Food-work: maids in a hospital kitchen
Professions allied to medicine: continuity and change in a complex workforce
The village health worker: lackey or liberator?
Prospects and speculations
Introduction
The new globalization, food and health
Global AIDS epidemic: time to turn the tide
Doctor in the house: the Internet as a source of lay health knowledge and the challenge to expertise
Ageing and medicine
Brave new world II
Exits
The shadow of genetic injustice
The evolution of Utopia
Spawn of Satan?
The flesh
Enough already! The pervasiveness of warnings in everyday life
Name index
Subject index

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