Higher Education

Health Views, 1st Edition

  • Marjorie Ford Stanford University
  • Jon Ford College of Alameda
  • ISBN-10: 0395867991  |  ISBN-13: 9780395867990
  • 128 Pages
  • © 1998 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $41.75



Based on the premise that students write increasingly thoughtful, analytic essays as their understanding of a topic grows, Health Views is a brief, single-theme reader designed for in-depth exploration of a high-interest subject area. This inexpensive collection of 15 selections is ideal as a supplemental reader, as a source book for argument and research papers, or as the core text in a single-theme course. A thought-provoking introduction of the various health issues and engaging apparatus help students make connections between and among essays, and foster writing and discussion.

Table of Contents

Mary Oliver, The Buddha's Last Instruction (poem)
Abraham Verghese, My Own Country
Rachel Naomi Remen, Remembering
William Carlos Williams, The Practice
Self-Image and High-Risk Behavior
Anna Quindlen, Sex Ed
Joan Ryan, Little Girls in Pretty Boxes
Regina Casper, Risk Factors for Anorexia
Kerry Danahy, The Effects of Sports Participation on Children (student essay)
Mental Health
Joan Didion, In Bed
Robert M. Sapolsky, The Burden of Being Burden-Free
Kay Jamison, The Troubled Helix
William Styron, The Roots of Depression
Healing and Community
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Meditation
Perri Klass, Are Women Doctors Changing the Medical Community?
Alice Stewart Trillin, Of Dragons and Garden Peas
Connections: Topics for Thought, Research, and Writing