Understanding the Global Dimensions of Health by S. William A. GunnUnderstanding the Global Dimensions of Health by S. William A. Gunn

Understanding the Global Dimensions of Health

EditorS. William A. Gunn, P.B. MansourianOtherAnthony Piel

Paperback | October 29, 2010

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-The editor and his contributors are prestigious in the global health community, many holding positions as affiliated with the World Health Organization. Also, Gunn is a head of the Society for Humanitarian Medicine. -Will appeal as a high level policy book in public health and health courses.
Title:Understanding the Global Dimensions of HealthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:318 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0 inPublished:October 29, 2010Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1441936882

ISBN - 13:9781441936882

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Table of Contents

ContentsIntroduction Section I: Fundamentals1. A brief history of advances towards healthJohn Last2. The health, poverty and development merry-go-round: the tribulations of WHOSocrates Litsios3. Old and new pestilencesAndrew A. Arata4. Value systems and healthcare ethicsBernard M. Dickens5. World health: a mobilizing utopia? M. ManciauxT. M. Fliedner Section II: Systems6. Health policies versus public policiesAndrzej Wojtczak7. A medicine based on evidence J. Szczerban8. The promise of technologyP. B. Mansourian9. Critical inquiries on technology utilizationArminee Kazanjian10. Therapeutic patient education for chronic diseasesJean-Philippe Assal Section III: The Dynamics11. The humanitarian imperative in major health crises and disastersS. W. A. Gunn12. Dealing with global infectious disease emergenciesDavid L. Heymann13. Knowledge-based methodologies in the health sectorB. McA. SayersJuan J. Angulo14. Food safety - a pressing public health and economic issueFritz Käferstein15. Future health in an ageing worldA. Michael Davies  Section IV: The Controversies16. Disease and health in the cultural contextAssen Jablensky17. Global issues and health interactions: reflexions from the southA. P. R. Aluwihare18. The coming storm: health system planning versus free market enterpriseAnthony Piel19. Education, understanding, and eudaemonia: a contrarian view on global healthGerhard W. Brauer Postscript "The Present and the Future of Global Health"A. Michael DaviesThe ContributorsIndex

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"This work on global health addresses what may be considered the midlevel issues . . The editors can be commended for inviting a truly nationally diverse group of authors . who identify the successes, challenges, and next steps in their areas of expertise in global health. . The book will challenge both novice and expert in their thinking about global health and the methods to achieve results." (Health Promotion Practice, January 2008)