A Developmental Analysis of Cuba's Health Care System Since 1959 (Studies in Health & Human Services No. 32 illustrated edition)
By: Theodore H. MacDonald (author)Hardback
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Examines the development of Cuba's elaborate health care system and critically analyzes various aspects of it. It is a compendium of clinical and social information and focuses on the impact of the US trade embargo and the Helms Burton Act on the continued viability of the health service. It discusses current areas of Cuban research as well as the historical context. The book is accessible to the non-medical reader and should be suitable for social scientists, educationalists and those from other non-medical disciplines.
Cuba - a medical paradox; the political/philosophical context; from social chaos to health for all; poor and rich in pre-revolutionary Cuba; the educational, social and political context; strategies employed in making reforms; the role of the Cuban Federation of Women; developments in public health from 1976-1981; the Cuban health scene 1981 to the present; how Cuba deals with HIV+AIDS; the family doctor programme; high technology in Cuban medicine; a medical volunteer's account; Cuban medicine in the teeth of the blockade; health care for the nation's people; the medical view of Cuba from America. Appendix: demographic data 1990.
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