The Politics of Public Health in the United States
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Politics of Public Health in the United States by Kant Patel
Book DescriptionOur public health system is primarily concerned with the promotion of health and the prevention of disease. But while everyone may agree with these goals in principle, in practice public health is a highly contentious policy arena. that is inevitably entangled with sensitive issues ranging from occupational safety and environmental hazards to health education, immunization, and treatment of addiction and sexually transmitted disease. Today however, concern for protecting the population against bio-terrorism and new epidemics such as SARS is tipping the balance back toward increased support for public health. This book focuses on the politics, policies, and methodologies of public health and the twenty-first century challenges to the public health system of the United States. It explores the system's relatively weak position in the American political culture, medical establishment, and legal system; scientific and privacy issues in public health; and the challenges posed by ecological risk and the looming threat of bio-terrorist attack. Each chapter includes study questions. The volume also includes a chronology of major laws and events in public health policy along with an extensive bibliography.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780765611369
(229mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: M.E. Sharpe
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 31-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Kant Patel
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Health Care in America, Hardback (November 2008)
Examines the root causes of the inequalities of the American health care system and discusses various policy alternatives. This book documents the demands on and the performance of our health care system for different population groups as defined on the basis of gender (women), age (children), race and ethnicity (African Americans, Hispanics).
Health Care Policy in an Age of New Technologies, Paperback (May 2002)
Revolutionary advances in biomedical research and information systems technology pose new and difficult issues for American health care policy, especially in the context of managed care. This volume takes a look at the many of the ethical dilemmas that health care policy can no longer ignore.
Politics, Power and Policy Making, Paperback (November 1997)» View all books by Kant Patel
Tracking the issues of healthcare reform through the tumultous 1990s, this work opens a window on the changing dynamics of American politics from the Clinton inauguration in January 1993 through the Republican revolution of 1995 and the 1996 presidential race.
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