Power and Illness: The Failure and Future of American Health Policy
by Daniel M. Fox
Publisher: University of California Press 1993
Number of pages: 192
During most of this century, American health policy has emphasized caring for acute conditions rather than preventing and managing chronic illness - even though chronic illness has caused most sickness and death since the 1920s. In this provocative and wide-ranging book, Daniel Fox explains why this has been so and offers a forceful argument for fundamental change in national health care priorities.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by Elizabeth Fee, Daniel M. Fox - University of California Press
The book describes how AIDS has come to be regarded as a chronic disease. A photo essay reveals the strengths of women from various backgrounds who are coping with HIV. An account of the complex relationships of the gay community to AIDS is included.
by R.J. Bonnie, C. Stroud, H. Breiner (eds.) - National Academies Press
This volume describes what is meant by the term young adulthood, who young adults are, what they are doing, and what they need. This study recommends actions to help young adults make a successful transition from adolescence to adulthood ...
by I. Evans, H. Thornton, I. Chalmers, P. Glasziou - Pinter & Martin
How do we know whether a particular treatment really works? How do we ensure that research into medical treatments best meets the needs of patients? These are just a few of the questions addressed in a lively and informative way in this book.
by Douglas Kamerow - RTI Press
The intersection of health care, politics, and policy is a controversial one, and this book of lively essays takes on many of today's hot health topics: alternative medicine, health care reform, screening mammograms, taxes to change behavior, etc.