Social Injustice and Public Health (2nd Revised edition)

Social Injustice and Public Health (2nd Revised edition)

By: Barry S. Levy (editor), Victor W. Sidel (editor)Paperback

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This second edition of Social Injustice and Public Health is a comprehensive, up-to-date, evidence-based resource on the relationship of social injustice to many aspects of public health. With contributions from leading experts in public health, medicine, health, social sciences, and other fields, this integrated book documents the adverse effects of social injustice on health and makes recommendations on what needs to be done to reduce social injustice and thereby improve the public's health. Social Injustice and Public Health is divided into four parts: * The nature of social injustice and its impact on public health * How the health of specific population groups is affected by social injustice * How social injustice adversely affects medical care, infectious and chronic non-communicable disease, nutrition, mental health, violence, environmental and occupational health, oral health, and aspects of international health * What needs to be done, such as addressing social injustice in a human rights context, promoting social justice through public health policies and programs, strengthening communities, and promoting equitable and sustainable human development With 78 contributors who are experts in their respective subject areas, this textbook is ideal for students and practitioners in public health, medicine, nursing, and other health sciences. It is the definitive resource for anyone seeking to better understand the social determinants of health and how to address them to reduce social injustice and improve the public's health.

About Author

Barry S. Levy, M.D., M.P.H., is an Adjunct Professor of Public Health at Tufts University School of Medicine and a past president of the American Public Health Association (APHA), and has had extensive experience in public health practice, education, research, and consulting, both in the United States and 20 other countries. He has written numerous articles and book chapters on a wide range of public health subjects and has co-edited 16 other books, including, with Dr. Sidel, two editions of War and Public Health and two editions of Terrorism and Public Health. Victor W. Sidel, M.D., is Distinguished University Professor of Social Medicine Emeritus at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and an Adjunct Professor of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is also a past president of APHA and has been president of the Public Health Association of New York City (PHANYC).


Foreword ; William H. Foege ; Part I: Introduction ; Chapter 1: The Nature of Social Injustice and Its Impact on Public Health ; Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel ; Box 1-1: Concepts of Social Justice ; Box 1-2: Science and Social Justice ; Omar Khan and David MKI Liu ; Appendix to Chapter 1: Universal Declaration of Human Rights ; Part II: How the Health of Specific Population Groups Is Affected by Social Injustice ; Chapter 2: Socioeconomically Disadvantaged People ; Michael Marmot and Ruth Bell ; Chapter 3: Racial and Ethnic Minorities ; Carol Easley Allen and Cheryl E. Easley ; Box 3-1: Racial and Ethnic Definitions in the U.S. Census ; Chapter 4: Women ; Gina Maranto and Judy Norsigian ; Box 4-1: "Our Bodies, Our Votes" Campaign ; Box 4-2: Engagement of Men in Gender-Based Violence Prevention ; Chapter 5: Children ; Sara Rosenbaum and Kay A. Johnson ; Box 5-1: How the United States Compares with Other Developed Countries Developed Countries ; Box 5-2: Saving Children's Lives in Developing Countries ; Kathryn Bolles and Sarita Fritzler ; Chapter 6: Older People ; Carroll L. Estes and Steven P. Wallace ; Chapter 7: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender/Transsexual Individuals ; Emilia Lombardi and Talia Bettcher ; Chapter 8: 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 ; Box 8-4: Disability during Times of Disaster and Political Upheaval ; Chapter 9: Incarcerated People ; Ernest M. Drucker ; Box 9-1: Political Prisoners ; William Schulz ; Chapter 10: Homeless People ; Lisa Arangua and Lillian Gelberg ; Box 10-1: Substandard Housing and Its Impact on Health ; Bailus Walker, Jr. ; Chapter 11: Forced Migrants: Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons ; Michael Toole ; Part III: How Social Injustice Affects Health ; Chapter 12: Medical Care ; Oliver Fein and H. Jack Geiger ; Box 12-1: Single-payer Health Care ; Steffie Woolhandler and David U. Himmelstein ; Chapter 13: Infectious Disease ; Joia S. Mukherjee and Paul E. Farmer ; Chapter 14: Nutrition ; J. Larry Brown ; Box 14-1: Definitions of Key Terms ; Box 14-2: Obesity ; Chapter 15: Chronic Non-Communicable Disease ; Karen R. Siegel, K.M. Venkat Narayan, and Derek Yach ; Chapter 16: Mental Health ; Carles Muntaner, Edwin Ng, Haejoo Chung, and William W. Eaton ; Chapter 17: Violence ; James A. Mercy and Sarah DeGue ; Box 17-1: War and Other Forms of Armed Conflict ; Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel ; Box 17-2: The International Arms Trade ; Victor W. Sidel and Barry S. Levy ; Box 17-3: Nuclear Weapons and Social Injustice ; Robert M. Gould and Patrice M. Sutton ; Box 17-4: Genocide ; Victor W. Sidel and Barry S. Levy ; Chapter 18: Environmental Health ; Colin D. Butler and Anthony J. McMichael ; Box 18-1: Substandard Housing and Its Impact on Health ; Bailus Walker, Jr. ; Box 18-2: Impact of Natural Disasters on Social Justice ; Linda Young Landesman, Micheal A. Kemp, and Kay C. Goss ; Chapter 19: Occupational Health and Safety ; Andrea Kidd Taylor and Linda Rae Murray ; Box 19-1: Economic Globalization ; Ellen R. Shaffer and Joseph E. Brenner ; Chapter 20: Oral Health ; Myron Allukian, Jr., Alice M. Horowitz, and Chloe A. Wong ; Box 20-1: Oral Health Inequalities in Developing Countries ; Chapter 21: International Health ; Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel ; Box 21-1: Trafficking in Persons ; Box 21-2: Hunger and Malnutrition in Developing Countries ; Box 21-3: Export of Hazardous Substances from Developed Countries to Developing Countries ; Part IV: What Needs To Be Done ; Chapter 22: Addressing Social Injustice in a Human Rights Context ; Sofia Gruskin and Paula Braveman ; Box 22-1: Promoting the Rights of "Undocumented Immigrants" ; Carmen Nevarez ; Chapter 23: Promoting Social Justice Through Public Health Policies, Programs, and Services ; Alonzo Plough ; Chapter 24: 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 Developing Countries ; Gail Snetro-Plewman and Angela Brasington ; Chapter 25: Promoting Social Justice Through Education in Public Health ; Robert S. Lawrence ; Box 25-1: International Declaration of Health Rights ; Chapter 26: Researching Critical Questions on Social Justice and Public Health: An Ecosocial Perspective ; Nancy Krieger ; Chapter 27: Protecting Human Rights through International and National Law ; Peter Weiss and Henry A. Freedman ; Box 27-1: Preventing Torture ; Leonard S. Rubenstein and Vincent Iacopino ; Chapter 28: Learning from the Social Movements of the 1960s ; Oliver Fein and Charlotte Phillips ; Box 28-1: The Occupy Wall Street Movement ; Arthur Chen and Peggy Saika ; Chapter 29: Promoting Equitable and Sustainable Human Development ; Richard Jolly ; Box 29-1: The Roles of International Non-governmental Organizations in Promoting Equitable and Sustainable Human Development ; Raymond C. Offenheiser and M. Porter McConnell ; Box 29-2: The Roles of Foundations in Promoting Equitable and Sustainable Human Development ; Mark Sidel ; Appendix: Organizations Addressing Issues of Social Injustice and Public Health

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  • ISBN13: 9780199939220
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 592
  • ID: 9780199939220
  • weight: 822
  • ISBN10: 0199939225
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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