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The Informed Patient
A Complete Guide to a Hospital Stay
"In this immensely useful and readable volume, Karen A. Friedman and Sara Merwin demystify the hospital experience and provide patients and families the information they need to navigate the confusing swirl of a hospital stay. Bring this book with you...
Prescription for the People
An Activist’s Guide to Making Medicine Affordable for All
In Prescription for the People, Fran Quigley diagnoses our inability to get medicines to the people who need them and then prescribes the cure. He delivers a clear and convincing argument for a complete shift in the global and U.S. approach to...
India and the Patent Wars
Pharmaceuticals in the New Intellectual Property Regime
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...
Professional Movements and the Politics of Health Universalism
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...
Doctors at War
Life and Death in a Field Hospital
Doctors at War is a candid account of a trauma surgical team based, for a tour of duty, at a field hospital in Helmand, Afghanistan.
A Brother, His Doctors, and the Quest for a Cure to Childhood Leukemia
The Challenge to Change
Reforming Health Care on the Front Line in the United States and the United Kingdom
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.
A Doctor's View on How Our Health Care System Is Failing Older Americans and How We Can Fix It
Lazris offers straightforward solutions to ensure Medicare's solvency through sensible cost-effective plans that do not restrict patient choice or negate the doctor-patient relationship.
Cholera and Cover-Up in Post-Earthquake Haiti
In Deadly River, Ralph R. Frerichs tells the story of the Haitian cholera epidemic, of a French disease detective determined to trace its origins so that he could help contain the spread and possibly eliminate the disease, and the political intrigue that has made that effort so difficult.
Hoping to Help
The Promises and Pitfalls of Global Health Volunteering
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 effectively.