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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.
Never Good Enough
Health Care Workers and the False Promise of Job Training
A thoughtful and provocative critique of job training in the health care sector.
Notes on Nightingale
The Influence and Legacy of a Nursing Icon
Florence Nightingale and her place in nursing history and in contemporary nursing discourse is a topic of continuing interest for nursing students, teachers, and professional associations. This book offers new scholarship on her work and legacy.
Nurses on the Move
Migration and the Global Health Care Economy
South African nurses care for patients in London, hospitals recruit Filipino nurses to Los Angeles, and Chinese nurses practice their profession in Ireland. In every industrialized country of the world, patients today increasingly find that the nurses...
Nursing against the Odds
How Health Care Cost Cutting, Media Stereotypes, and Medical Hubris Undermine Nurses and Patient Care
In this book, Suzanne Gordon draws on in-depth interviews with nurses and other health care professionals, research studies, and extensive firsthand reporting to better understand the myriad causes of and possible solutions to the current nursing crisis.
Out of Practice
Fighting for Primary Care Medicine in America
Confronting our failing primary health care system, finding solutions in stronger doctor-patient relationships.
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.
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 developing and providing essential medicines—and a primer on how to make that change happen. Globally...
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...
Safety in Numbers
Nurse-to-Patient Ratios and the Future of Health Care
The first book to examine the arguments for and against mandated nurse-to-patient ratios, utilizing survey data, interviews, and other original research to focus on two case studies (California and the Australian state of Victoria).