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Achieving Access
Professional Movements and the Politics of Health Universalism
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 AIDS treatment after transitioning to democracy? Joseph Harris explores the dynamics that made landmark policies possible in Thailand and...



Bedside Manners
Play and Workbook
Suzanne Gordon, Lisa Hayes, Scott Reeves
A play about workplace relations among physicians, nurses, others who work in health care, and patients—and how their interaction affects the quality of patient care, for better or worse.



Beyond the Checklist
What Else Health Care Can Learn from Aviation Teamwork and Safety
Suzanne Gordon, Patrick Mendenhall, Bonnie Blair O'Connor
Beyond the Checklist argues that lives could be saved and patient care enhanced by adapting the relevant lessons of aviation safety and teamwork.



The Big Squeeze
A Social and Political History of the Controversial Mammogram
Dr. Handel Reynolds
This concise book chronicles the often turbulent history of screening mammography since its introduction in the early 1970s.



Biomedical Ambiguity
Race, Asthma, and the Contested Meaning of Genetic Research in the Caribbean
Ian Whitmarsh
Whitmarsh reveals how state officials and medical professionals make the international biomedical research part of state care, bundling together categories of disease populations, biological race, and asthma.



The Caring Self
The Work Experiences of Home Care Aides
Clare L. Stacey
Stacey draws on observations of and interviews with aides working in Ohio and California to explore the physical and emotional labor associated with the care of others.



The Challenge to Change
Reforming Health Care on the Front Line in the United States and the United Kingdom
Rebecca Kolins Givan
In The Challenge to Change, Rebecca Kolins Givan analyzes the successes and failures of efforts to improve hospitals and explains what factors make it likely that the implementation of reforms will rewarded by positive transformation in a particular institution's day-to-day operation.



Changing the Course of AIDS
Peer Education in South Africa and Its Lessons for the Global Crisis
David Dickinson
Changing the Course of AIDS is an in-depth evaluation of a new and exciting way to create the kind of much-needed behavioral change that could affect the course of the global health crisis of HIV/AIDS. This case study from the South African HIV/AIDS...



Circles of Exclusion
The Politics of Health Care in Israel
Dani Filc
In its early years, Israel's dominant ideology led to public provision of health care for all Jewish citizens-regardless of their age, income, or ability to pay. However, the system has shifted in recent decades, becoming increasingly privatized and...



Cleaning Up
How Hospital Outsourcing Is Hurting Workers and Endangering Patients
Dan Zuberi
Dan Zuberi looks at the consequences of outsourcing hospital cleaning and food preparation from two perspectives: its impact on patient safety and its role in increasing socioeconomic inequality.



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