Health and Disease in Society: Battling and Managing Disease, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615304843
  • ISBN-13: 9781615304844
  • DDC: 362.1
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released March 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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As the world's population expands, so too does the risk of communicable disease and global pandemics. Consequently, healthcare has assumed a greater centrality in the public consciousness both in the United States and around the world. With various national and international organizations dedicated to epidemiological research and disease control, societal welfare has become an increasingly significant aspect of public policy. The historical, legal, and scientific factors that form the basis of public health locally and globally are the subjects of this relevant and revealing volume.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Health and Disease in Society: Historical and International Perspectives.
2: History of Public Health.
3: International Organizations.
4: Public Health in Developed and Developing Countries.
5: Developed Countries.
6: Developing Countries.
7: Health Care in Society.
8: Organization of Health Services.
9: Levels of Health Care.
10: Costs of Health Care.
11: Health Insurance.
12: Medical Practice in Different Societies.
13: Legal Aspects of Health Care.
14: History of Health Law.
15: Relationship of Law and Ethics.
16: Law and Medical Practice.
17: Government Financing.
18: License Requirements for Practice.
19: Legal Restrictions on Practice.
20: Legal Redress.
21: Patients’ Rights.
22: Defining Health and Disease: Noncommunicable Disease.
23: Defining Health and Disease.
24: Noncommunicable Disease.
25: The Causes of Disease.
26: Defining Health and Disease: Communicable Disease.
27: Diseases of Biotic Origin.
28: Defense Against Biotic Invasion.
29: Mechanisms of Resistance.
30: Epidemiology.
31: Major Diseases of Concern in Modern Society.
32: Obesity.
33: Diabetes Mellitus.
34: Cancer.
35: Alzheimer Disease.
36: Occupational Disease.
37: Historical Overview.
38: Aims and Functions of Occupational Health Services.
39: Disorders Due to Chemical Agents.
40: Disorders Due to Physical Agents.
41: Disorders Due to Infectious Agents.
42: Disorders Due to Psychological Factors.
43: Medicine and Research in the Health of Society.
44: Specialties in Medicine.
45: Alternative or Complementary Medicine.
46: Clinical Research.
47: Forensic Medicine.
48: Biomonitoring.
49: Antibiotic Resistance.
50: Safety Engineering.
51: Bioengineering.
52: Disease Prevention and Progress in Public Health.
53: Prevention.
54: Progress in Public Health and Medicine in Developed Countries.
55: Progress in Public Health and Medicine in Developing Countries.