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Organization of Health Workers and Labor Conflict

Organization of Health Workers and Labor Conflict

1st Edition

By Samuel Wolfe
June 15, 1978

Offers insights into such contemporary issues as health workers' unions, labor conflicts in health care facilities, and underlying class and class related sex and ethnic conflicts that beset the health sector....

Why the United States Does Not Have a National Health Program

Why the United States Does Not Have a National Health Program

1st Edition

By Vicente Navarro
June 15, 1992

This book shows how the insurance industry and the medical industrial complex are the major influences in the health policy of the United States. They, and not the people, are those who determine the policies of the U.S. government. The volume shows how the United States could indeed provide ...

Women and Health The Politics of Sex in Medicine

Women and Health: The Politics of Sex in Medicine

1st Edition

By Elizabeth Fee
January 30, 2019

In the face of the long domination of medical care by men, Women and Health explores from a variety of perspectives the twin issues of women in health care, and the health care of women. Specific sections address the women's health movement, birth control and childbirth, women in the health labor ...

An International Perspective An International Perspective

An International Perspective: An International Perspective

1st Edition

By Vicente Navarro, Daniel M. Berman
June 15, 1983

While the health effects of many aspects of life, from diet to marital status, have been extensively explored, little study has been made of the health effects of work. Covering such topics as on-the-job dangers, the role of unions in worker protection, and occupational health in both developed and...

Health and Medical Care in the U.S. A Critical Analysis

Health and Medical Care in the U.S.: A Critical Analysis

1st Edition

By Vicente Navarro
June 15, 1997

A collection of papers that challenge the conventional analyses of the problems facing health, medicine and medical care in Western societies in general, and North America in particular....

Readings in the Political Economy of Aging

Readings in the Political Economy of Aging

1st Edition

By Meredith Minkler, Carroll L Estes
June 15, 1984

Includes 16 essays which address many issues from a different perspective suggested by the experience of aging in America. This study explores the political, social, and economic realities which have an impact on Americans as they grow older....

How to Choose? A Comparison of the U.S. and Canadian Health Care Systems

How to Choose?: A Comparison of the U.S. and Canadian Health Care Systems

1st Edition

By Robert Chernomas, Ardeshir Sepehri
January 11, 2019

Part I of this book explores the economists debate over the relative costs of the two health care systems. Part II explores the debate about access and quality of outcomes in the U.S. and Canadian systems. Part III of this book incorporates surveys and debate on the U.S. and Canadian health care ...

Occupational Health and Safety International Influences and the New Epidemics

Occupational Health and Safety: International Influences and the New Epidemics

1st Edition

By Chris Peterson, Claire Mayhew
August 14, 2018

This text provides a theoretical and empirical approach to investigating the nature of emerging OSH (Occupational Health and Safety) epidemics across the industrialized world. The author of each chapter in this book deals with exposure to a particular OSH hazard and examines the epidemic nature of ...

Stress at Work A Sociological Perspective

Stress at Work: A Sociological Perspective

1st Edition

By Chris Peterson
August 14, 2018

This book provides a theoretical background to occupational stress, and traces the early work of Hans Selye and the development of bio-physiological, psychological and then sociological models of stress. It also reports on a study of stress and ill-health in a large manufacturing organisation in ...

Embodying Inequality Epidemiologic Perspectives

Embodying Inequality: Epidemiologic Perspectives

1st Edition

By Nancy Krieger
December 07, 2016

To advance the epidemiological analysis of social inequalities in health, and of the ways in which population distributions of disease, disability, and death reflect embodied expressions of social inequality, this volume draws on articles published in the "International Journal of Health Services" ...

The Financial and Economic Crises and Their Impact on Health and Social Well-Being

The Financial and Economic Crises and Their Impact on Health and Social Well-Being

1st Edition

By Vicente Navarro, Carles Muntaner
November 30, 2014

This volume provides a timely collection of the most germane studies and commentaries on the complex links between recent changes in national economies, welfare regimes, social inequalities, and population health. Drs. Vicente Navarro and Carles Muntaner have selected 24 representative articles, ...

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