Worldmark Global Health and Medicine Issues, 1st Edition

  • K. Lee Lerner
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  • ISBN-10: 1410317552
  • ISBN-13: 9781410317551
  • DDC: 616.003
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 759 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released September 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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Worldmark Global Health and Medicine Issues (WGHMI) is written for students and educators in high schools, community colleges, and four-year colleges, as well as interested laypeople. It covers current health and medicine issues with global impact in the modern world and organizations and groups addressing these issues. The 90 entries in the 2-volume set each give a 360 degree view of the topic covered. Many entries include primary source documents to provide deeper insight. Entries have short sidebars highlighting pertinent ancillary information, such as brief biographies on key figures, interesting facts or side stories. Each entry contains photographs, maps, tables, and illustrations to enhance understanding of the text. WGHMI also includes an introductory essay, an essay on how to use primary sources, a timeline of the events covered in the set, a glossary, a general bibliography; an annotated list of organizations and advocacy groups; and a general index.

Features and Benefits

  • Worldmark Global Health and Medicine Issues (WGHMI) addresses health and medicine topics as cross-disciplinary issues relevant to everyone's lives across the globe.
  • WGHMI helps students contextualize and analyze the central issues that surround the basic universal need of adequate health care.
  • Each entry shows the unique breadth and spectrum of the issue regionally and/or worldwide.
  • Meets the needs of International Baccalaureate courses and global studies.
  • Each entry includes standard subheadings (Introduction, Historical Background, Impacts and Issues, and Future Implications), giving the reader easily accessible entry into various aspects of the topic.
  • Entries also include cross references to related topics/articles in the work, and a bibliography of print and electronic resources to facilitate and encourage further learning, research, and action.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1410317528 | ISBN-13: 9781410317520


"This new encyclopedia does an excellent job of placing health and medical problems within social, political, and economic contexts...With coverage of topics such as antibiotic resistance, genital modification, and health in the various World Health Organization regions, Worldmark Global Health and Medicine Issues will be a very useful resource for academic, school, and public libraries. Students and general readers seeking information and background for reports or greater understanding of what they read in the daily news will find it here."

— Booklist, May 15, 2016

Table of Contents

Using Primary Sources.
Volume 1.
Air Pollution: Urban, Industrial, and Transborder.
Alcohol Use and Abuse.
Antibiotic / Antimicrobial Resistance.
Avian (Bird) and Swine Influenzas.
Bacterial Diseases.
Body Image and Eating Disorders.
Cardiovascular Diseases.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Child Health.
Cholera and Dysentery.
Climate Change Health Impacts.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Conflict, Violence, Terrorism: Health Impacts.
Cultural and Traditional Medicine.
Drug / Substance Abuse.
Ebola Viral Disease.
Epidemiology: Surveillance for Emerging Infectious Diseases.
Family Planning.
Food Preparation and Food Safety.
Food Security and Hunger.
Fungal Diseases.
Gender and Health.
Genetic Testing and Privacy Issues.
Genital Modification.
Global Health Initiatives.
Health as a Human Right and Health Care Access.
Health in the WHO African Region.
Health in the WHO American Region.
Health in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region.
Health in the WHO European Region.
Health in the WHO South-East Asian Region.
Health in the WHO Western Pacific Region.
Healthcare Worker Safety and Shortages.
Health-related Education and Information Access.
Hemorrhagic Diseases.
High Blood Pressure.
Insect-borne Diseases.
International Health Regulations, Surveillance, and Enforcement.
Isolation and Quarantine.
Life Expectancy and Aging Populations.
Marine Toxins and Pollution.
Maternal and Infant Health.
Medicins Sans Frontieres.
Mental Health Treatment Access.
Mobile Health Technologies.
MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus).

Volume 2
Neglected Tropical Diseases.
NGOs and Healthcare: Deliverance vs Dependence.
Noncommunicable Diseases (Lifestyle Diseases).
Organ Donation and Transplantation.
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
Pan American Interoceanic Highway: Health Impacts.
Pandemic Preparedness.
Parasitic Diseases.
Pharmaceutical Dumping (Drug Dumping).
Pharmaceutical Research, Testing, and Access.
Pneumonia and Pneumococcal Diseases.
Poliomyelitis (Polio).
Population Issues.
Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome.
Pregnancy Termination.
Prion Diseases.
Radiation Exposure.
Sanitation and Hygiene.
SARS, MERS, and the Emergence of Corona Viruses.
Smallpox Eradication and Storage of Infectious Agents.
Social Theory and Global Health.
Tobacco Use.
Tuberculosis (TB).
Universal Health Coverage.
Vaccine Preventable Diseases.
Viral Diseases.
Viral Hepatitis.
Vulnerable Populations.
Water Supplies and Access to Clean Water.
Waterborne Disease.
Workplace Health and Safety.
World Health Organization: Organization, Funding, and Enforcement Powers.
Zoonotic (Animal-borne) Diseases.

General Resources.
General Index.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

K. Lee Lerner

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