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The Question of Competence
Reconsidering Medical Education in the Twenty-First Century
Experts from the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands explore medical competency from different perspectives in order to spark thoughtful discussion and debate on the...
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...
First, Do Less Harm
Confronting the Inconvenient Problems of Patient Safety
In First, Do Less Harm, twelve health care professionals and researchers plus two former patients look at patient safety from a variety of perspectives, finding many of the proposed solutions to be inadequate or impractical.
With God on Our Side
The Struggle for Workers' Rights in a Catholic Hospital
In With God on Our Side, Adam D. Reich tells the story of a five-year campaign to unionize Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, a Catholic hospital in California.
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...
Fields of Combat
Understanding PTSD among Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan
Understanding PTSD among today's veterans and how it is handled by the military and VA system.
Phantom Billing, Fake Prescriptions, and the High Cost of Medicine
Health Care Fraud and What to Do about It
Confronting medical fraud and its economic, psychological, and social costs.
Out of Practice
Fighting for Primary Care Medicine in America
Confronting our failing primary health care system, finding solutions in stronger doctor-patient relationships.
Divining without Seeds
The Case for Strengthening Laboratory Medicine in Africa
A forceful argument in favor of making diagnostic support a part of every drug delivery plan in Africa.
My Imaginary Illness
A Journey into Uncertainty and Prejudice in Medical Diagnosis
My Imaginary Illness is the compelling story of Atkins's decades-long battle with a disease deemed imaginary, her frustration with a succession of doctors and diagnoses and her excruciating physical and emotional journey back to wellness.