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Public Health EthicsHow far should we go in protecting and promoting public health? Can we force people to give up unhealthy habits and make healthier choices, or does everyone have the right to decide their own lifestyle? Should we stop treating smokers who refuse to give up smoking? Should we put a tax on fatty foods and ban vending machines in schools to address the obesity epidemic? Should parents be required to have their children vaccinated? Are some of our screening programmes unethical Downs syndrome screen…

Managerial Ethics in Healthcare: A New PerspectiveThe ethical behavior of a healthcare organization is the expression of its moral core. This book s new perspective shows how the integrity and values of professional healthcare administrators contribute to defining and implementing the organization s moral core. Through conceptual and practical tools including 30 cases this book provides a new perspective that recognizes that every decision you make and every activity you undertake have the potential to compromise or enhance the moral core of yo…

Essentials Of Public Health Ethics (Essential Public Health)As threats of infectious disease grow and the nation confronts chronic health problems such as diabetes and obesity, health professionals, citizens, and community stakeholders must address increasingly complex ethical conflicts about public health policies and practices. Essentials of Public Health Ethics introduces students to the field of public health ethics, by focusing on cases. Topics span the discipline of public health and integrate materials, concepts, and frameworks from numerous fiel…

Better But Not Well: Mental Health Policy in the United States since 1950The past half-century has been marked by major changes in the treatment of mental illness: important advances in understanding mental illnesses, increases in spending on mental health care and support of people with mental illnesses, and the availability of new medications that are easier for the patient to tolerate. Although these changes have made things better for those who have mental illness, they are not quite enough. In Better But Not Well, Richard G. Frank and Sherry A. Glied examine th…

USMLE STEP 2 CK Epidemiology In Your Pocket: Epidemiology (USMLE STEP 2 CK In Your Pocket) (Volume 1)In Your Pocket, is a high yield rapid review book designed to master each individual section of the USMLE examination. This book series is subject based and allows you to focus on the epidemiology/biostatistics section of the USMLE. This book also includes preventive medicine and ethics. The book will provide you with the most detailed information with a step-by-step systematic approach for the epidemiology section. We can guarantee your preparation with In Your Pocket….

Epidemiology: A Very Short IntroductionEpidemiology plays an all-important role in many areas of medicine, from discovering the relationship between tobacco smoking and lung cancer, to documenting the impact of diet, the environment, and exercise on general health, to tracking the origin and spread of new epidemics such as Swine Flu. It is truly a vital field, central to the health of society, but it is often poorly understood, largely due to misrepresentations in the media. In this Very Short Introduction, an internationally recogni…

An Ethic for Health Promotion: Rethinking the Sources of Human Well-BeingWhat are the goals of health promotion and the most apropriate means of achieving them? The prevailing view is that these goals are to prolong life and reduce mortality rates. Since the leading causes of morbidity and mortality are now largely attributable to lifestyle behaviors–smoking, diet, exercise, etc.–the means of achieving reductions in heart disease, cancer, strokes, diabetes and other chronic conditins are to identify more effective techniques for changing people’s behavior. Virtuall…

The Kidney Sellers: A Journey of Discovery in IranRarely does an adventure story carry such social significance as in this groundbreaking ethnographic research book. Dr. Fry-Revere’s exploration of the medical ethics of compensating organ donors takes us deep inside Iranian culture to provide insight and understanding into how Iran has solved its kidney shortage. The Kidney Sellers: A Journey of Discovery in Iran addresses the question: How it is possible that in Iran there is a waiting list to be a donor, while in the United States hundreds of…

Health, Risk and News: The MMR Vaccine and the Media (Media and Culture)The controversy surrounding the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism has raised unprecedented questions about the communication of health and science. Health, Risk and News: The MMR Vaccine and the Media examines how this story came to be so influential and asks if the media are to blame for unduly panicking the public. Drawing on comprehensive research – on media coverage, interviews with a range of journalists and sources, and analysis of audience opinion – this book explore…