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Elder Care Journey
Elder Care Journey (June 2016)
A View from the Front Lines
Laura Katz Olson - Author

SHORTLISTED - 2016 Sarton Women’s Book Awards in the Memoir Category, presented by the Story Circle Network
Combining expert knowledge and first-hand experience, a noted elder care researcher confronts the long-distance care of her own mother.
For millions of Americans caregiving is the “new normal.” For Laura Katz Olson, a respected researcher of long-term care for the aging, Elder Ca...(Read More)
 
 
The Rise of Global Health
The Rise of Global Health (March 2015)
The Evolution of Effective Collective Action
Joshua K. Leon - Author

Chronicles the expanding global effort to confront public health challenges.

Since the year 2000, unprecedented resources have been committed to the complex challenge of developing global public health solutions by national governments, multilateral organizations, and civil society groups. This vast global movement is one of the most remarkable political phenomena of twenty-first-century international relations&mdas...(Read More)
 
 
Feminist Phenomenology and Medicine
Feminist Phenomenology and Medicine (April 2014)
Kristin Zeiler - Editor
Lisa Folkmarson Käll - Editor

Phenomenological insights into health issues relating to bodily self-experience, normality and deviance, self-alienation, and objectification.

Situated at the intersection of phenomenology of medicine and feminist phenomenology, this volume provides insights into medical practices such as surgical operations, organ transplants, dentistry, midwifery, and psychiatry. The contributors make clear the relevance of fem...(Read More)
 
 
Fighting for Our Health
Fighting for Our Health (February 2012)
The Epic Battle to Make Health Care a Right in the United States
Richard Kirsch - Author

Insider Richard Kirsch offers a vivid, first-person account of how health care reform came to be.

This first-person account brings readers inside the biggest and most consequential issue campaign in American history. Fighting for Our Health recounts how a reform campaign led by grassroots organizers played a crucial role in President Obama’s signing historic health reform legislation in March of 201...(Read More)
 
 
Globalization, Social Justice, and the Helping Professions
Globalization, Social Justice, and the Helping Professions (April 2011)
William Roth - Editor
Katharine Briar-Lawson - Editor

Explores the impact of globalization and the imperative of social justice for the helping professions in contemporary times.

This landmark book brings together the reality of globalization and the imperative for social justice for helping professionals and students.  Helping professions such as social work, counseling, and community building can no longer be understood outside a global framework. While the...(Read More)
 
 
My Life at the Gym
My Life at the Gym (December 2009)
Feminist Perspectives on Community through the Body
Jo Malin - Editor

Personal accounts celebrating the place of exercise in women’s lives—and as the site of women’s community.

“Very often, my workouts are the best part of my day,” notes feminist writer Jo Malin. My Life at the Gym celebrates women’s experiences of exercise and the found spaces for this activity as places of community with other women. Neither elite athletes nor dancers, the contributors to this volume a...(Read More)
 
 
Solving the Health Care Problem
Solving the Health Care Problem (August 2006)
How Other Nations Succeeded and Why the United States Has Not
Pamela Behan - Author

Examines Australia and Canada to help explain why the United States provides less health care protection than other democratic nations.

The United States is the only industrialized democracy that allows its citizens to go entirely without health care for lack of funds or to be bankrupted by medical bills. Author Pamela Behan was confronted by the effects of this policy failure during her previous career as a nurse,...(Read More)
 
 
Negotiating the Holistic Turn
Negotiating the Holistic Turn (February 2005)
The Domestication of Alternative Medicine
Judith Fadlon - Author

Examines the growing popularity of alternative medicine as a personal health care option.

Alternative medicine, once an anti-establishment outsider, has enjoyed such growing popularity in recent years that it has generated a new medical industry, complete with adherents, practitioners, researchers, lobbyists, and regulations. As it has grown, alternative medicine has gradually assumed a different position in the provi...(Read More)
 
 
Kindness and the Good Society
Kindness and the Good Society (February 2002)
Connections of the Heart
William S. Hamrick - Author

Winner of the 2004 Edward Goodwin Ballard Book Prize in Phenomenology sponsored by the Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology with interest from a fund raised from Professor Ballard's family, students, and friends

A comprehensive account of human kindness.

Kindness and the Good Society
utilizes phenomenology and a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional sources to provide the f...(Read More)
 
 
The End of Modern Medicine
The End of Modern Medicine (December 2001)
Biomedical Science under a Microscope
Laurence Foss - Author

Proposes a radically reconfigured medical model centered on mind-body interaction.

The End of Modern Medicine
chronicles the work of a small, influential band of medical theorists and clinicians who over the past decade have sought to redress the physical fundamentalism of the biomedical model that shaped their professional training. Laurence Foss challenges the prevailing medical model whereby mind and body are esse...(Read More)
 
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