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Social injustice and public health

Author: Barry S Levy; Heather L McStowe
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third edition
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"This newly revised edition of the classic text is a comprehensive, up-to-date resource for understanding and addressing the profound impacts of social injustice on public health. Across chapters from experts in health and medicine, readers learn to recognize both the threads of inequity and the health impacts they produce. The result is illuminating and essential reading for students and professionals in public  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barry S Levy; Heather L McStowe
ISBN: 9780190914653 0190914653 9780190914646 0190914645
OCLC Number: 1057729115
Description: xxvii, 631 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Part I: Introduction1: Impact of social injustice and Its Impact on public health / Barry S. Levy --
Box 1-1: Definitions and concepts of social justice --
Box 1-2: Science and social justice / Omar Khan and David MKI Liu --
Appendix: Universal Declaration of Human Rights --
Part II: How social injustice affects the health of specific population groups --
Socioeconomically disadvantaged people / Michael Marmot and Ruth Bell --
People of color / Carol Easley Allen and Cheryl E. Easley --
Box 3-1: Racial and ethnic definitions in the U.S. census --
Box 3-2: American shame: high maternal mortality ratio in African American women / Lillian Villarosa --
Box 3-3 Importance of teaching health professionals about cultural competence --
Women / Gina Maranto --
Children / Sara Rosenbaum, Kay A. Johnson, and Rachel Gunsalus --
Box 5-1: Child poverty rates in the United States and other countries / Barry S. Levy --
Box 5-2: Children in low- and Middle-income Countries: Millions are dying from preventable diseases / Kathryn Bolles and M. James Eliades --
Older people / Steven P. Wallace and Caroll L. Estes --
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender/transsexual people / Emilia Lombardi and Talia Mae Bettcher --
People with disabilities / Nora Ellen Groce --
Box 8-1: Terminology --
Box 8-2: Disability and education --
Box 8-3: Similarities and differences among people with disabilities --
Incarcerated people / Ernest M. Drucker --
Box 9-1: Political prisoners / William Schulz --
People who are homeless / Elizabeth M. Moore, Theresa H. Cheng, Roya Ijadi-Maghsoodi, and Lillian Gelberg --
Forced migrants: Refugees and internally displaced persons / Michael Toole --
Part III: How social injustice affects areas of public health --
Medical care / Oliver Fein and H. Jack Geiger --
Box 12-1: What is single-payer health care? / Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein --
Box 12-2: Improving medical care by teaching medical students about racism / Anthony L. Schlaff --
Infectious diseases / Joia S. Mukherjee and Paul E. Farmer --
Box 13-1: Case study of a man with tuberculosis --
Nutrition / J. Larry Brown --
Box 14-1: Definition of key terms --
Box 14-2: Obesity --
Noncommunicable diseases / Ramla Benmaamar, Madeleine Smith, and Derek Yach --
Box 15-1: Noncommunicable disease inequities in the United States / Barry S. Levy --
Mental health / Carles Muntaner, Edwin Ng, Haejoo Chung, Philipp Hessel, and William W. Eaton --
Box 16-1: Opioid crisis and social justice / Jay C. Butler ---
Violence / James A. Mercy and Sarah DeGue --
Box 17-1: War and other forms of armed conflict / Barry S. Levy --
Box 17-2: International arms trade / Barry S. Levy --
Box 17-3: Nuclear weapons and social Injustice / Robert M. Gould and Patrice M. Sutton --
Environmental health / Barry S. Levy --
Box 18-1: Childhood lead toxicity / Howard Hu --
Box 18-2: Impact of natural disasters on social justice / Linda Young Landesman --
Box 18-3: Planetary health / Samuel S. Myers --
Occupational health and safety / Linda Rae Murray --
Box 19-1: Economic globalization: austerity, income inequality, and corporate control / Ellen R. Shaffer and Joseph E. Brenner --
Oral health / Myron Allukian, Jr., and Alice M. Horowitz --
Box 20-1: Oral health inequalities in low- and middle income countries --
International and global health / Barry S. Levy --
Box 21-1: Trafficking in persons --
Box 21-2: Hunger and malnutrition in low- and middle-income countries --
Box 21-3: Export of hazardous substances from high-income countries to low- and middle-income countries --
Part IV: Agenda for Action --
Addressing social injustice in a human rights context / Sofia Gruskin and Paula Braveman --
Box 22-1: Promoting the rights of "undocumented immigrants" / Carmen Rita Nevarez --
Promoting social justice through public health practices / Alonzo Plough and Priya Gandhi --
Strengthening communities and the roles of individuals in building community life / Robert E. Aronson, Kay Lovelace, John W. Hatch, and Tony L. Whitehead --
Box 24-1: Strengthening communities in low-income countries / Gail Snetro and Angela M. Brasington --
Box 24-2: How a community-based foundation addresses health consequences of social injustice / Martin D. Cohen --
Promoting through education in public health / Robert S. Lawrence --
Box 25-1: International Declaration of Health Rights --
Box 25-2: Teaching health equity through a community-based Master of Public Health Program / Shelley K. White --
Critical research agenda for social justice and public health: An ecosocial proposal / Nancy Krieger --
Protecting human rights through international and national law / Henry A. Freedman and Martha F. Davis --
Box 27-1: Preventing torture / Leonard S. Rubenstein and Vincent Iacopino --
Learning from the social movements of the 1960s / Oliver Fein and Charlotte Phillips --
Promoting health with equitable and sustainable human development / Richard Jolly --
Box 29-1: Role of international non-governmental organizations in promoting equitable and sustainable human development / Raymond C. Offenheiser --
Roles of foundations in promoting equitable and sustainable human development / Mark Sidel.
Responsibility: edited by Barry S. Levy ; with the assistance of Heather L. McStowe.

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"This newly revised edition of the classic text is a comprehensive, up-to-date resource for understanding and addressing the profound impacts of social injustice on public health. Across chapters from experts in health and medicine, readers learn to recognize both the threads of inequity and the health impacts they produce. The result is illuminating and essential reading for students and professionals in public health. Enriched with photographs and case examples and featuring contributions from the luminaries whose work helped define the field, Social Injustice and Public Health is a foundational text for understanding and addressing today's biggest challenges in health."--

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