The Journal of the American Medical Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American Medical Association

Page: N.A

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Includes proceedings of the Association, papers read at the annual sessions, and list of current medical literature.

The Art of JAMA

Covers and Essays from The Journal of the American Medical Association

Author: M. Therese Southgate

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199753830

Category: Art

Page: 223

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The Art of JAMA, Vol. III contains selected covers from the Journal of the American Medical Association, with accompanying essays that explore the background of the artists and the circumstances under which the work was completed, followed by commentary on the work itself. Selected and edited by Dr. M. Therese Southgate, JAMA contributing editor.

Nostrums and Quackery

Articles on the Nostrum Evil and Quackery Reprinted from the Journal of the American Medical Association

Author: American Medical Association

Publisher: N.A


Category: Patent medicines

Page: N.A

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AMA Manual of Style

A Guide for Authors and Editors

Author: Cheryl Iverson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195176332

Category: Medical

Page: 1010

View: 9621

A new edition of the style manual includes a broadened international perspective and up-to-date electronic guidelines, as well as information on research ethics and editorial independence.

Elemente der Sechsten Hauptgruppe

Sauerstoff (Einschl. Ozon und Wasserstoffperoxyd)

Author: Otto Liebknecht

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662287870

Category: Science

Page: 342

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The changing face of medicine

women doctors and the evolution of health care in America

Author: Ann K. Boulis,Jerry A. Jacobs

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801463501

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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The number of women practicing medicine in the United States has grown steadily since the late 1960s, with women now roughly at parity with men among entering medical students. Why did so many women enter American medicine? How are women faring, professionally and personally, once they become physicians? Are women transforming the way medicine is practiced? To answer these questions, The Changing Face of Medicine draws on a wide array of sources, including interviews with women physicians and surveys of medical students and practitioners. The analysis is set in the twin contexts of a rapidly evolving medical system and profound shifts in gender roles in American society. Throughout the book, Ann K. Boulis and Jerry A. Jacobs critically examine common assumptions about women in medicine. For example, they find that women's entry into medicine has less to do with the decline in status of the profession and more to do with changes in women's roles in contemporary society. Women physicians' families are becoming more and more like those of other working women. Still, disparities in terms of specialty, practice ownership, academic rank, and leadership roles endure, and barriers to opportunity persist. Along the way, Boulis and Jacobs address a host of issues, among them dual-physician marriages, specialty choice, time spent with patients, altruism versus materialism, and how physicians combine work and family. Women's presence in American medicine will continue to grow beyond the 50 percent mark, but the authors question whether this change by itself will make American medicine more caring and more patient centered. The future direction of the profession will depend on whether women doctors will lead the effort to chart a new course for health care delivery in the United States.

Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law, 2nd Edition [3 volumes]

An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law

Author: Gregg Lee Carter

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313386714

Category: History

Page: 1096

View: 5168

Thoroughly updated and greatly expanded from its original edition, this three-volume set is the go-to comprehensive resource on the legal, social, psychological, political, and public health aspects of guns in American life. • 450 alphabetically organized entries, including 100 new for this edition, covering key issues (suicide, video games and gun violence, firearm injury statistics) and events (workplace shootings, the Virginia Tech massacre) • 102 expert contributors from all academic fields involved in studying the causes and effects of gun violence • A chronology of pivotal moments and controversies in the history of firearm ownership and use in the United States • An exhaustive bibliography of print and online resources covering all aspects of the study of guns in the United States • Appendices on federal gun laws, state gun laws, and pro- and anti-gun-control organizations

Risk and Society: The Interaction of Science, Technology and Public Policy

Author: M Waterstone

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401136343

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 179

View: 5551

Life in the last quarter of the twentieth century presents a baffling array of complex issues. The benefits of technology are arrayed against the risks and hazards of those same technological marvels (frequently, though not always, arising as side effects or by-products). This confrontation poses very difficult choices for individuals as well as for those charged with making public policy. Some of the most challenging of these issues result because of the ability of technological innovation and deployment to outpace the capacity of institutions to assess and evaluate implications. In many areas, the rate of technological advance has now far outstripped the capabilities of institutional monitoring and control. While there are many instances in which technological advance occurs without adverse consequences (and in fact, yields tremendous benefits), frequently the advent of a major innovation brings a wide array of unforeseen and (to some) undesirable effects. This problem is exacerbated as the interval between the initial development of a technology and its deployment is shortened, since the opportunity for cautious appraisal is decreased.

The Medical Care of Terminally Ill Patients

Author: Robert E. Enck

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801867668

Category: Medical

Page: 226

View: 7896

"Demonstrates the enormous advances that have been made in the understanding of the treatment of the terminally ill. It provides the clinician with a clear, readable and practical guide to managing clinical problems at the end of life." -- International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care Newsletter

Improving Nursing Home Care of the Dying

A Training Manual for Nursing Home Staff

Author: Martha L. Henderson (MSN.),Laura C. Hanson,Kimberly S. Reynolds

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826119254

Category: Medical

Page: 194

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Biomedical Ethics and the Law

Author: James M. Humber

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461565618

Category: Philosophy

Page: 658

View: 3510

In the past few years, an increasing number of colleges and universities have added courses in biomedical ethics to their curricula. To some extent, these additions serve to satisfy student demands for "relevance. " But it is also true that such changes reflect a deepening desire on the part of the academic community to deal effectively with a host of problems which must be solved if we are to have a health-care delivery system which is efficient, humane, and just. To a large degree, these problems are the unique result of both rapidly changing moral values and dramatic advances in biomedical technology. The past decade has witnessed sudden and conspicuous controversy over the morality and legality of new practices relating to abortion, therapy for the mentally ill, experimentation using human subjects, forms of genetic interven tion, and euthanasia. Malpractice suits abound, and astronomical fees for malpractice insurance threaten the very possibility of medical and health-care practice. Without the backing of a clear moral consensus, the law is frequently forced into resolving these conflicts only to see the moral issues involved still hotly debated and the validity of the existing law further questioned. Take abortion, for example. Rather than settling the legal issue, the Supreme Court's original abortion decision in Roe v. Wade (1973), seems only to have spurred further legal debate. And of course, whether or not abortion is a mo rally ac ceptable procedure is still the subject of heated dispute.

An Introduction to the US Health Care System

Sixth Edition

Author: Steven Jonas, MD,MPH, FACPM,Raymond L. Goldsteen, DrPH,Karen Goldsteen, PhD, MPH

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826103154

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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Completely expanded and updated to account for the latest changes in the U.S. health care system, this best-selling text remains the most concise and balanced introduction to the domestic health care system. Like its predecessors, it provides an accessible overview of the basic components of the system: healthcare personnel, hospitals and other institutions, the federal government, financing and payment mechanisms, and managed care. Finally, it provides an insightful look at the prospects for health care reform. Steven Jonas, a revered expert in public health, has enlisted his colleagues, Drs. Raymond and Karen Goldsteen, to add their expertise in public health and health policy and management to this outstanding volume. All students of health care administration and policy, as well as practicing healthcare professionals who simply want a relatively brief overview of the system, will find it useful.

Rethinking Aging

Growing Old and Living Well in an Overtreated Society

Author: N.A

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807835064

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 250

View: 943

Rethinking Aging

Reading Engelhardt

Essays on the Thought of H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr.

Author: Brendan P. Minogue,Gabriel Palmer-Fernandez,J.E. Reagan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401155305

Category: Philosophy

Page: 312

View: 8828

Fever of War

The Influenza Epidemic in the U.S. Army During World War I

Author: Carol R Byerly

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814799246

Category: History

Page: 251

View: 3685

In Strip Club, Kim Price‒Glynn takes us behind the scenes at a rundown club where women strip out of economic need, a place where strippers’ stories are not glamorous or liberating, but emotionally demanding and physically exhausting. Strip Club reveals the intimate working lives of not just the women up on stage, but also the patrons and other workers who make the place run: the owner‒manager, bartenders, dejays, doormen, bouncers, housemoms, and cocktail waitresses. Price‒Glynn spent fourteen months at The Lion’s Den working as a cocktail waitress, and her uncommonly deep access reveals a conflict‒ridden workplace, similar to any other workplace, one where gender inequalities are reproduced through the everyday interactions of customers and workers. Taking a novel approach to this controversial and often misunderstood industry, Price‒Glynn draws a fascinating portrait of life and work inside the strip club.


Eine Streitschrift gegen die Deutungsmacht der Hirnforschung

Author: Felix Hasler

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3732815803

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 9993

Alle machen Hirnforschung. Kaum eine Wissenschaftsdisziplin kann sich wehren, mit dem Vorsatz »Neuro-« zwangsmodernisiert und mit der Aura vermeintlicher experimenteller Beweisbarkeit veredelt zu werden. Die Kinder der Neuroinflation heißen Neurotheologie, Neuroökonomie, Neurorecht oder Neuroästhetik. Der gegenwärtige Neurohype führt zu einer Durchdringung unserer Lebenswelt mit Erklärungsmodellen aus der Hirnforschung. Bin ich mein Gehirn? Nur ein Bioautomat? Felix Haslers scharfsinniger Essay ist eine Streitschrift gegen den grassierenden biologischen Reduktionismus und die überzogene Interpretation neurowissenschaftlicher Daten: ein Plädoyer für Neuroskepsis statt Neurospekulation.

Health Promotion and Aging

Practical Applications for Health Professionals, Sixth Edition

Author: David Haber, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826199186

Category: Social Science

Page: 536

View: 3973

Praise for the fifth edition: I applaud Dr. Haber for addressing key concepts and issues in health promotion and aging, and making them accessible, respectful, mindful, and empowering. -Marilyn R. Gugliucci, PhD Director, Geriatrics Education and Research, University of New England Past President, AGHE David Haber has done it again! ...A must-have for students and faculty alike. -Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, FAAN Substantially revised and updated, the sixth edition of this classic text continues to define healthy aging by illustrating how to prevent disease and make large-scale improvements toward health and wellness. New to this edition is current information regarding the future of Medicare, Social Security, and the Affordable Care Act, information about the Healthy People 2020 initiative supported with examples, up-to-date and comprehensive medical screening recommendations, and an extensive review of new developments in complementary and alternative medicine, geriatric mental health, community health, and public health policy. A new section on technology and aging is also included, as well as an instructor's manual. The text synthesizes current research findings with practical applications, and includes detailed and updated descriptions of the author's own programs that have been recognized by the National Council on the Aging's Best Practices in Health Promotion and Aging. New to this Edition: Up-to-date coverage of the future of Medicare, Social Security, the Affordable Care Act, and the Healthy People 2020 initiative New section on technology and aging Current developments in complementary and alternative medicine New findings regarding geriatric physical and mental health and community health Current information about exercise, nutrition and weight management Updated information on public health policy Current trends in long-term care and end-of-life-care Updated sociodemographic trends Instructor's manual

Health Care Policy

A Reader

Author: Thomas A. Shannon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742532168

Category: Medical

Page: 155

View: 5992

Edited by Thomas A. Shannon, the series provides anthologies of critical essays and reflections by leading ethicists in four pivotal areas: reproductive technologies, genetic technologies, death and dying, and health care policy. The goal of this series is twofold: first, to provide a set of readers on thematic topics for introductory or survey courses in bioethics or for courses with a particular theme or time limitation. Second, each of the readers in this series is designed to help students focus more thoroughly and effectively on specific topics that flesh out the ethical issues at the core of bioethics. The series is also highly accessible to general readers interested in bioethics.