Understanding Global Health

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Date

August 15, 2007

Format

Electronic book text, 384 pages

ISBN

0071594558 / 9780071594554

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Overview


Main description

The rapidly evolving world of global health and medicine-in the palm of your hand

Understanding Global Health is the groundbreaking, go-to primer that puts global health and its many challenges into sharp focus like no other text. Written with the nonspecialist in mind, this powerful resource expertly reviews all the core topics that you must know in order to thrive in this decentralized new global health environment. It's all here: unique, authoritative coverage of public health concepts, plus insights into infectious diseases and clinical medicine-everything you need to truly comprehend how global medicine is dramatically affecting today's practice of medicine-and to prepare for your role in it.


Table of contents

1. GLOBAL HEALTH – PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE 2. THE GLOBAL BURDEN OF DISEASE 3. EPIDEMIOLOGY, BIOSTATISTICS AND SURVEILANCE 4. THE HEALTH OF WOMEN/MOTHERS AND CHILDREN 5. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH IN THE GLOBAL CONTEXT 6. NUTRITION 7. PRIMARY CARE IN GLOBAL HEALTH 8. TUBERCULOSIS AND HIV/AIDS 9. WAR, CATASTROPHES, DISPLACED PERSONS, REFUGEES AND TERRORISM 10. INJURY AND GLOBAL HEALTH 11. AGING POPULATIONS AND CHRONIC ILLNESS 12. EMERGING DISEASES AND ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE 13. GLOBAL HEALTH COMMUNICATIONS, SOCIAL MARKETING AND EMERGING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES 14. ECONOMICS AND GLOBAL HEALTH 15. HEALTH SYSTEMS, MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION IN LOW AND MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES 16. GLOBAL HEALTH ETHICS 17. EDUCATION AND CAREERS IN GLOBAL HEALTH


Author comments

William Markle, MD
Department of Family Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Melanie Fisher, MD, MSc
Department of Internal Medicine
R.C. Byrd Health Science Center
West Virginia Unversity School of Medicine
Morgantown, WV

Ray Smego, MD
Department of Internal Medicine
R.C. Byrd Health Science Center
West Virginia Unversity School of Medicine
Morgantown, WV


Back cover copy

The rapidly evolving world of global health and medicine-in the palm of your hand

Understanding Global Health is the groundbreaking, go-to primer that puts global health and its many challenges into sharp focus like no other text. Written with the nonspecialist in mind, this powerful resource expertly reviews all the core topics that you must know in order to thrive in this decentralized new global health environment. It's all here: unique, authoritative coverage of public health concepts, plus insights into infectious diseases and clinical medicine-everything you need to truly comprehend how global medicine is dramatically affecting today's practice of medicine-and to prepare for your role in it.

Features

  • A complete tutorial of global medicine and health topics that delivers an appropriate level of detail for nonspecialists
  • Comprehensive coverage of topics ranging from infectious disease to global epidemiology, to medico-political considerations
  • Important perspectives on global health as it relates to hygiene and sanitation, the food and water supply, and the environment
  • Timely chapter on political systems and culture and their effect on health (including the effects of terrorism)
  • Incisive chapters on education and employment, the communication revolution, and economics, highlighting their impact on global health
  • Practical case examples with explanations
  • Chapter-ending review questions
  • Learning objectives and key summary points





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