Social injustice and public health / edited by Barry L. Levy, Victor W. Sidel.

New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
xxii, 529 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.


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"Edited by two leading public health physicians with chapters written by 48 experts in various aspects of social injustice, this book addresses social injustice and its relationship to public health. Major sections of the book focus on how the health of specific population groups is affected by social injustice, how specific areas of public health and medical care are affected by social injustice, and what needs to be done to reduce social injustice and its impact on health. This book will be of value to a wide range of practitioners and students in health and human services, including medicine, nursing, and social services, as well as in law and other fields."--BOOK JACKET.
"Published in cooperation with the American Public Health Association."
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. The nature of social injustice and its impact on public health / Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel -- 2. The socioeconomically disadvantaged / Michael Marmot and Ruth Bell -- 3. Racial and ethnic minorities / Carol Easley Allen and Cheryl E. Easley -- 4. Women / Stacey J. Rees and Wendy Chavkin -- 5. Children / Sara Rosenbaum and Chung-Hi H. Yoder -- 6. Older people / Carroll L. Estes and Steven P. Wallace -- 7. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender/transsexual individuals / Emilia Lombardi and Talia Bettcher -- 8. People with disabilities / Nora Ellen Groce -- 9. Incarcerated people / Ernest M. Drucker -- 10. Homeless people / Lillian Gelberg and Lisa Arangua -- 11. Forced migrants : refugees and internally displaced persons / Michael Toole -- 12. Medical care / H. Jack Geiger -- 13. Infectious diseases / Joia S. Mukherjee and Paul E. Farmer -- 14. Nutrition / J. Larry Brown -- 15. Chronic diseases / Derek Yach -- 16. Mental health / Carles Muntaner and Jeanne Geiger-Brown -- 17. Assaultive violence and war / James A. Mercy -- 18. Environmental health / Colin D. Butler and Anthony J. McMichael -- 19. Occupational safety and health / Andrea Kidd Taylor and Linda Rae Murray -- 20. Oral health / Myron Allukian, Jr. and Alice M. Horowitz -- 21. International health / Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel -- 22. Addressing social injustice in a human rights context / Sofia Gruskin and Paula Braveman -- 23. Promoting social justice through public health policies, programs, and services / Alonzo Plough -- 24. Strengthening communities and the roles of individuals in community life / Robert E. Aronson, Kay Lovelace, John W. Hatch and Tony L. Whitehead -- 25. Promoting social justice through education in public health / Robert S. Lawrence -- 26. Researching critical questions on social justice and public health : an ecosocial perspective / Nancy Krieger -- 27. Protecting human rights through international and national law / Peter Weiss and Henry A. Freedman -- 28. Promoting equitable and sustainable human development / Richard Jolly.
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