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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 democracy? Joseph Harris explores the dynamics that made landmark policies possible in Thailand and...
Reframing the Vaccination Controversy
Antivaxxers are crazy. That is the perception we all gain from the media, the internet, celebrities, and beyond, writes Bernice Hausman in Anti/Vax, but we need to open our eyes and ears so that we can all have a better conversation about vaccine skepticism and its implications.Hausman argues that the heated debate about vaccinations and...
Play and Workbook
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
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
This concise book chronicles the often turbulent history of screening mammography since its introduction in the early...
A Brother, His Doctors, and the Quest for a Cure to Childhood Leukemia
When Eric Wendel was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 1966, the survival rate was 10 percent. Today, it is 90 percent. Even as politicians call for a "Cancer Moonshot," this accomplishment remains a pinnacle in cancer research.The author’s daughter, then a medical student at Georgetown Medical School, told her father about this...
A Life with Alzheimer's
The Caregiver is an intelligent, beautifully reflective testimony to how family members turned caregivers become the ultimate advocates for their loved ones in the face of a disease with no...
The Caring Self
The Work Experiences of Home Care Aides
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...
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...
The Changing Face of Medicine
Women Doctors and the Evolution of Health Care in America
The number of women practicing medicine in the United States has grown steadily since the late 1960s, with women now roughly at parity with men among entering medical students. Why did so many women enter American medicine? How are women faring...