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From Silence to Voice
What Nurses Know and Must Communicate to the Public
Bernice Buresh, Suzanne Gordon
The comprehensively revised and updated third edition of From Silence to Voice will help nurses construct messages using a range of traditional and new social media that accurately describe the true nature of their...



The Future of the Safety Net
Social Insurance and Employee Benefits
Social insurance and employee benefits are key elements of society's safety net for workers. Social Security, although popular and successful, is under attack by critics who advocate privatization and benefit cuts. In health care, the United States...



Healing Together
The Labor-Management Partnership at Kaiser Permanente
Thomas A. Kochan, Adrienne E. Eaton, Robert B. McKersie, Paul S. Adler
Kaiser Permanente is the largest managed care organization in the country. It also happens to have the largest and most complex labor-management partnership ever created in the United States. This book tells the story of that partnership-how it...



Healthy Democracies
Welfare Politics in Taiwan and South Korea
Joseph Wong
Do the pressures of economic globalization undermine the welfare state? Contrary to the expectations of many analysts, Taiwan and South Korea have embarked on a new trajectory, toward a strengthened welfare state and universal inclusion. In...



Hoping to Help
The Promises and Pitfalls of Global Health Volunteering
Judith N. Lasker
Hoping to Help is the first book to offer a comprehensive assessment of global health volunteering, based on research into how it currently operates, its benefits and drawbacks, and how it might be organized to contribute most...



India and the Patent Wars
Pharmaceuticals in the New Intellectual Property Regime
Murphy Halliburton
India and the Patent Wars contributes to an international debate over the costs of medicine and restrictions on access under stringent patent laws showing how activists and drug companies in low-income countries seize agency and exert influence over these processes. Murphy Halliburton contributes to analyses of globalization within the fields...



Inside Chronic Pain
An Intimate and Critical Account
Lous Heshusius
"With Lous Heshusius as a guide, pain patients can learn much about the perils of a modern health-care odyssey."—David B. Morris



Intertwinements of Law and Medicine
Jan M. Broekman
The general aim of this book is to discuss a number of important and interrelated issues in life of modern man in medicine and the law. That discussion is not only on material aspects of those issues but also on the forms of knowledge which enable us...



Life Support
Three Nurses on the Front Lines
Suzanne Gordon
Gordon describes the everyday work of three RNs in Boston—a nurse practitioner, an oncology nurse, and a clinical nurse specialist on a medical unit—providing a vivid, engaging, and intimate portrait of the importance of nurses in patients' lives.



Magnetic Appeal
MRI and the Myth of Transparency
Kelly A. Joyce, Kelly Joyce
Offers an in-depth exploration of the science and culture of MRI, examining its development and emergence as an imaging technology, its popular appeal and acceptance, and its current use in health...



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