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Health Capital and Sustainable Socioeconomic Development

1st Edition

Edited by Patricia A. Cholewka, Mitra M. Motlagh


496 pages | 20 B/W Illus.

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Given ongoing worldwide calamities such as famine, natural disasters, and drug abuse, international attention has increasingly focused upon disease detection, prevention, containment, and treatment. Serving an unmet need in the marketplace, Health Capital and Sustainable Socioeconomic Development highlights mounting evidence of the strong relationship between human capital and socioeconomic development and poses management strategies from international and interdisciplinary sources. With a fresh perspective, scholars and practitioners in the health and sustainable development fields address such issues as healthcare and education, funding for healthcare services, and the impact of legal and political policies on healthcare needs.

An original contribution to the subject, this indispensable reference not only analyzes diverse worldwide health crises and their causes, but also provides insights into effective, pragmatic, and sustainable solutions.

Broad Range of Topics Illuminated in a Readable and Pertinent Manner

Encompassing theory and practice within three distinct sections, the text begins by examining social and cultural issues including HIV/AIDS and alcohol, with an emphasis on the role of collaborative networks in developing countries. The second part delves into economic considerations as they pertain to western healthcare and low-income countries. It spotlights healthcare in the United States, analyzes Iraq as a case study of the brain drain of health capital, and explores sustainable development as a tangible step toward famine elimination. The book concludes with a thorough analysis of legal and political ramifications, from the social and economic benefits of ending the war on drugs to a human rights approach to healthcare commercialization.

Features authors from the Max Planck Institute, Columbia University, the London School of Economics, the Russian Academy of Sciences, Care Perú, and other prestigious institutions

Table of Contents


The Morality of HIV/AIDS: A Comparison of Russian Orthodox Church and Secular NGO Approaches, J. Zigon

Health, Gender, and Religion in a Russian Province in Transition, B. Darieva

Collaborative Networks—A Beneficial Perspective on Health Care in Developing Countries, M. Beier and T. Semrau

Alcohol: Health Risk and Development Issue, Ø. Bakke

Right to Health and Sustainable Health Development: Improving

Psychosocial Strategies in HIV-Related Stress, G. M. Lelo, M. Motlagh, S. M.M. Mampunza, P. Verbanck, and E. Streel

The Community and Its Telemedicine Program: Mutual Sustainability Issues with a Focus on the United States and Russian Federation, M. E. Stachura and E. V. Khasanshina


Convergence in Western Healthcare Systems: Plus Ca Change, J. A. Devereux

The Brain Drain of Health Capital: Iraq as a Case Study, H. Al Saraf and R. Garfield

Famine Elimination: A Tangible Step toward Sustainable Development, A. Vassilakis

Health SWAps: For a Sustainable Development of Healthcare Systems in Low-Income Countries, C. Paul, E. Paul, and V. Zinnen

Global Health Capital and Sustainable Socioeconomic Development, P.A. Cholewka

Implementation of a Hospital Information System in Lithuania: Implications for the Role of Nursing, P. A. Cholewka

Healthcare in the United States: A Matter of Right or Privilege? S. Hoffman


Social and Economic Benefits of Ending the ‘‘War on Drugs,’’ C. Brewer

Salud Para Todo: Cuba’s Revolutionary Approach toward Fulfillment of the Right to Health, D. P. Evans

Looking for More Inclusive and Sustainable Health Policies: The Role of Participation, A. F. Arroyo

Healthcare for Children in Sub-Saharan Africa—A Gordian Knot? N. K. Stafford

Catastrophic Opportunity: Public Health Emergencies, Healthcare Infrastructure, and Human Rights, J.H. Marks

Which Policies Effectively Enable Smoking Cessation? The Role of Risk Perception in the European Union, J. Costa-Font and E. Mossialos

Dealing with Healthcare Security: Catastrophic Health and Drug Expenditures in Nicaragua, J. Costa-Font, M. Costa-Font, R. Rodriguez, J. Rovira, and P. Sandiford

Disparities in Health, Disparities in Law: The Global Potential of Individual Advocacy, E. Lawton, R. Riseberg, G.M. Bogin-Farber, R. Knight, J. Cohen, and L.A. Smith

Taking a Human Rights Approach to Healthcare Commercialization, B. Toebes


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