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Black Women and Public Health

Moves Black women's voices and experiences from the margins to the center of conversations about public health.

LibreTexts Nutrition

This textbook is part of a collection of course materials available to students because of a collaboration between SUNY OER Services and 64 ink™, an imprint of SUNY Press. All of the course materials ...

Elder Care Journey

Combining expert knowledge and first-hand experience, a noted elder care researcher confronts the long-distance care of her own mother.

It Hurts Down There

Tracks the medical emergence and treatment of vulvar pain conditions in order to understand why so many US women are misinformed about their sexual bodies.

The Rise of Global Health

Chronicles the expanding global effort to confront public health challenges.

Feminist Phenomenology and Medicine

Phenomenological insights into health issues relating to bodily self-experience, normality and deviance, self-alienation, and objectification.

Polio Boulevard

A unique chronicle of childhood polio told with a remarkable blend of provocative reflection, humor, and pluck.

Spirituality in Hospice Palliative Care

Explores the end-of-life spiritual needs of people who do not identify with traditional religions.

Fighting for Our Health

Insider Richard Kirsch offers a vivid, first-person account of how health care reform came to be.

Nurse Educators and Politics

Examines how nurse educators shape the political behavior of nurses.

Ottoman Medicine

First work in English devoted to medicine in the Ottoman world.

Depression and Narrative

Edited by Hilary Clark
Introduction by Hilary Clark
Notes by Hilary Clark
Subjects: Psychology

How the story of depression gets told in print, on screen, and online.

What If Medicine Disappeared?

Argues convincingly, if counterintuitively, that modern medicine has little impact on longevity or mortality.

Solving the Health Care Problem

Examines Australia and Canada to help explain why the United States provides less health care protection than other democratic nations.

Negotiating the Holistic Turn

Examines the growing popularity of alternative medicine as a personal health care option.

The Mediating Effect of Public Opinion on Public Policy

Examines how public opinion has influenced health care policy.

Pathological Gambling

This first book on the history of gambling examines how it became a major social problem in the United States, and how it was made into a medical disorder.

Philosophy of Nursing

Employs philosophy to help illuminate the nature of nursing and provide a holistic view of both nursing and persons.

Being Called to Care

Although the major part of this book focuses on rethinking nursing education, the essence of this book, the notion of "being called to care" is of relevance to all human service professionals who are ...

Nursing and Health Care for the Homeless

The lack of shelter creates many health hazards for the homeless and the lack of regular health care exacerbates chronic illnesses and fosters poor health practices within this group. Homeless children ...

Inside Nursing

By exploring and analyzing the experiences and impressions of nurses, Annette Fay Street provides an intimate account of clinical practice and what those experiences mean in the profession. She highlights ...

Health Care Politics, Policy, and Distributive Justice

This book describes and evaluates power and influence in the creation, administration, and distribution of health care in the United States. His work is uniquely concerned with distributive justice as ...

Scientific Knowledge in Controversy

Scientific Knowledge in Controversy: The Social Dynamics of the Fluoridation Debate is a study of today's most heated and long-lived health controversy as well as a study of the role of power in science. ...

Holistic Health and Biomedical Medicine

Holistic Health and Biomedical Medicine outlines a new framework for social science research. Illustrated in an analysis of the American health care system, Lyng presents an empirical study of the relationship ...

The Practical, Moral, and Personal Sense of Nursing

The Practical, Moral, and Personal Sense of Nursing is the first explicitly philosophical articulation in English of the essence of nursing from a phenomenological perspective. The authors interpret nursing ...