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Praise for Public Health and Social Justice


"This compilation unifies ostensibly distant corners of our broad discipline under the common pursuit of health as an achievable, non–negotiable human right. It goes beyond analysis to impassioned suggestions for moving closer to the vision of health equity."
Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, Kolokotrones University Professor and chair, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; co–founder, Partners In Health


"This superb book is the best work yet concerning the relationships between public health and social justice."
Howard Waitzkin, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of New Mexico


"This book gives public health professionals, researchers and advocates the essential knowledge they need to capture the energy that social justice brings to our enterprise."
Nicholas Freudenberg, DrPH, Distinguished Professor of Public Health, the City University of New York School of Public Health at Hunter College


"The breadth of topics selected provides a strong overview of social justice in medicine and public health for readers new to the topic."
William Wiist, DHSc, MPH, MS, senior scientist and head, Office of Health and Society Studies, Interdisciplinary Health Policy Institute, Northern Arizona University


"This book is a tremendous contribution to the literature of social justice and public health."
Catherine Thomasson, MD, executive director, Physicians for Social Responsibility


"This book will serve as an essential reference for students, teachers and practitioners in the health and human services who are committed to social responsibility."
Shafik Dharamsi, PhD, faculty of medicine, University of British Columbia


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Praise for Public Health and Social Justice


"This compilation unifies ostensibly distant corners of our broad discipline under the common pursuit of health as an achievable, non–negotiable human right. It goes beyond analysis to impassioned suggestions for moving closer to the vision of health equity."
Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, Kolokotrones University Professor and chair, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; co–founder, Partners In Health


"This superb book is the best work yet concerning the relationships between public health and social justice."
Howard Waitzkin, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of New Mexico


"This book gives public health professionals, researchers and advocates the essential knowledge they need to capture the energy that social justice brings to our enterprise."
Nicholas Freudenberg, DrPH, Distinguished Professor of Public Health, the City University of New York School of Public Health at Hunter College


"The breadth of topics selected provides a strong overview of social justice in medicine and public health for readers new to the topic."
William Wiist, DHSc, MPH, MS, senior scientist and head, Office of Health and Society Studies, Interdisciplinary Health Policy Institute, Northern Arizona University


"This book is a tremendous contribution to the literature of social justice and public health."
Catherine Thomasson, MD, executive director, Physicians for Social Responsibility


"This book will serve as an essential reference for students, teachers and practitioners in the health and human services who are committed to social responsibility."
Shafik Dharamsi, PhD, faculty of medicine, University of British Columbia


Contents:

Introduction x


Acknowledgments xix


The Editor xxii


The Contributors xxv


PART I Human Rights, Social Justice, Economics, Poverty, and Health Care


1. Universal Declaration of Human Rights 5


2. Public Health as Social Justice 11


Dan E. Beauchamp


3. What We Mean by Social Determinants of Health 21


Vicente Navarro


4. The Magic Mountain: Trickle–Down Economics in a Philippine Garbage Dump 39


Matthew Power


5. Family Medicine Should Encourage the Development of Luxury Practices: Negative Position 55


Martin Donohoe


PART TWO Special Populations


6. Homelessness in the United States: History, Epidemiology, Health Issues, Women, and Public Policy 77


Martin Donohoe


7. Historical and Contemporary Factors Contributing to the Plight of Migrant Farmworkers in the United States 85


Safina Koreishi, Martin Donohoe


8. The Persistence of American Indian Health Disparities 99


David S. Jones


9. Prejudice and the Medical Profession: A Five–Year Update 123


Peter A. Clark


10. Sexual and Gender Minority Health: What We Know and What Needs to Be Done 153


Kenneth H. Mayer, Judith B. Bradford, Harvey J. Makadon, Ron Stall, Hilary Goldhammer, Stewart Landers


11. Mental Disorders, Health Inequalities, and Ethics: A Global Perspective 171


Emmanuel M. Ngui, Lincoln Khasakhala, David Nndetei, Laura Weiss Roberts


12. Incarceration Nation: Health and Welfare in the Prison System in the United States 193


Martin Donohoe


PART THREE Women s Health


13. Individual and Societal Forms of Violence Against Women in the United States and the Developing World: An Overview 217


Martin Donohoe


14. Obstacles to Abortion in the United States 233


Martin Donohoe


15. The Way It Was 249


Eleanor Cooney


PART FOUR Obesity, Tobacco, and Suicide by Firearms: The Modern Epidemics


16. Weighty Matters: Public Health Aspects of the Obesity Epidemic 265


Martin Donohoe


17. Cigarettes: The Other Weapons of Mass Destruction 287


Martin Donohoe


18. Guns and Suicide in the United States 295


Matthew Miller, David Hemenway


PART FIVE Food: Safety, Security, and Disease


19. Factory Farms as Primary Polluter 303


Martin Donohoe


20. Genetically Modified Foods: Health and Environmental Risks and the Corporate Agribusiness Agenda 307


Martin Donohoe


21. Opposition to the Use of Hormone Growth Promoters in Beef and Dairy Cattle Production (American Public Health Association Policy Statement, Adopted 2009) 319


Elanor Starmer, David Wallinga, Rick North, Martin Donohoe


PART SIX Environmental Health


22. Roles and Responsibilities of Health Care Professionals in Combating Environmental Degradation and Social Injustice: Education and Activism 333


Martin Donohoe


23. Global Warming: A Public Health Crisis Demanding Immediate Action 355


Martin Donohoe


24. Flowers, Diamonds, and Gold: The Destructive Public Health, Human Rights, and Environmental Consequences of Symbols of Love 365


Martin Donohoe


25. Is a Modest Health Care System Possible? 385


Andrew Jameton


PART SEVEN War and Violence


26. The Health Consequences of the Diversion of Resources to War and Preparation for War 399


Victor W. Sidel, Barry S. Levy


27. A Brief Summary of the Medical Impacts of Hiroshima 405


Robert Vergun, Martin Donohoe, Catherine Thomasson, Pamela Vergun


28. Medical Science Under Dictatorship 409


Leo Alexander


29. War, Rape, and Genocide: Never Again? 427


Martin Donohoe


PART EIGHT Corporations and Public Health 


30. Combating Corporate Control: Protecting Education, Media, Legislation, and Health Care 439


Martin Donohoe


31. The Pharmaceutical Industry: Friend or Foe? 451


Jennifer R. Niebyl


32. Unnecessary Testing in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and General Medicine: Causes and Consequences of the Unwarranted Use of Costly and Unscientific (yet Profitable) Screening Modalities 463


Martin Donohoe


33. Urine Trouble: Practical, Legal, and Ethical Issues Surrounding Mandated Drug Testing of Physicians 473


Martin Donohoe


PART NINE Achieving Social Justice in Health Care Through Education and Activism


34. Promoting Public Understanding of Population Health 493


Stephen Bezruchka


35. Some Ideas for a Common Agenda 509


Peter Montague, Carolyn Raffensperger


36. Taking On Corporate Power and Winning 521


Robert Weissman


37. US Health Care: Single–Payer or Market Reform 551


David U. Himmelstein, Steffie Woolhandler


38. US Health Professionals Oppose War 563


Walter J. Lear


39. The Residency Program in Social Medicine of Montefiore Medical Center: 37 Years of Mission–Driven, Interdisciplinary Training in Primary Care, Population Health, and Social Medicine 571


A. H. Strelnick, Debbie Swiderski, Alice Fornari, Victoria Gorski, Eliana Korin, Philip Ozuah, Janet M. Townsend, Peter A. Selwyn


40. Stories and Society: Using Literature to Teach Medical Students About Public Health and Social Justice 597


Martin Donohoe


Index 609


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9781118088142
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Publication date: November, 2012
Pages: 656
Dimensions: 175.00 x 235.00 x 34.19
Weight: 1070g
Availability: Available
Subcategories: General Issues, Public Health

MEET THE AUTHOR

Martin T. Donohoe, MD, FACP is adjunct associate professor in Community Health at Portland State University, practices internal medicine, and is on the Social Justice Committee of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) and the Board of Advisors for Oregon PSR.

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