Up-to-date with key policy and research, and including case studies and exercises to critically engage the reader, Understanding the Sociology of Health shows how sociology can answer complex questions about health and illness, such as why health inequalities exist.
David Stanley introduces the bold, new leadership theory of Congruent Leadership, presenting it through a series of corporate and clinical case studies and examples, which guide the reader through the possibilities for using their own values to inform best practice.
Health Studies: an Introduction is a comprehensive introduction to health and illness, approaches to healthcare, and the psychological, social and environmental factors that influence public and personal health. This thoroughly revised edition includes new chapters on geography & physiology, and increased coverage of global health issues.
Designed to be read and taught, the book offers a critical historical view, providing historians, policy makers, researchers, program managers, and students with an essential new perspective on the formation and implementation of global-health policies and practices.
Explores how doctors strive to close the gap between best intentions and best performance in the face of obstacles that sometimes seem insurmountable. This book discusses the ethical dilemmas of doctors' participation in lethal injections and examines the influence of money on modern medicine.