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Social Injustice and Public Health

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Two past presidents of the American Public Health Association have edited this book, on the ways in which social injustice causes and contributes to public health problems. Their previous books, War and Public Health and errorism and Public Health, both dealt with specific issues of social injustice as they relate to public health. The current book addresses a broader set of issues in a more comprehensive manner.

This book defines social injustice as the denial or violation of economic, sociocultural, political, civil, or human rights of specific populations or groups in society. These groups are socially defined in terms of racial or ethnic status, language, country of origin, socioeconomic status, age, gender, sexual orientation or other perceived group characterisitics. Social injustice manifests in many ways ranging from various forms of overt discrimination to the wide gaps between the "haves" and the "have-nots" within a country or between richer and poorer countries. It increases the prevalence of risk factors and hazardous exposures, which in turn lead to higher rates of disease, injury, disability, and premature death.

Public health professionals as well as students need to have a clear understanding of social injustice in order to address these problems, but few books address such a wide range of issues. This book will enable readers to understand social injustice and will prepare them to recognize, document, investigate, and prevent social injustice and its effects on health. This book is organized so that health professionals, students in the health professions, and others will find it of practical value in public health and medical care, research, education, policy development, and advocacy.

Synopsis:

Edited by past presidents of the American Public Health Association, with chapters written by 48 experts in various aspects of social injustice, this book addresses many aspects of social injustice and their relationship to public health. Major sections of the book focus on population groups affected by social injustice, areas of public health and medical care in which social injustice has an adverse impact, and approaches to the reduction and elimination of social injustice and its adverse effects on public health.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction

1. The Nature of Social Injustice and Its Impact on Public Health, Victor W. Sidel and Barry S. Levy

Part II: How the Health of Specific Population Groups Is Affected by Social Injustice

2. The Socioeconomically Disadvantaged, Michael Marmot and Ruth Bell

3. Racial and Ethnic Minorities, Carol Easley Allen and Cheryl E. Easley

4. Women, Stacey J. Rees and Wendy Chavkin

5. Children, Sara Rosenbaum and Chung-Hi H. Yoder

6. Older People, Carroll L. Estes and Steven P. Wallace

7. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender/Transsexual Individuals, Emilia Lombardi and Talia Bettcher

8. People with Disabilities, Nora Ellen Groce

9. Incarcerated People, Ernest M. Drucker

10. Homeless People, Lillian Gelberg and Lisa Arangua

11. Forced Migrants: Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, Michael Toole

Part III: How Social Injustice Affects Health

12. Medical Care, H. Jack Geiger

13. Infectious Diseases, Paul F. Farmer and Joia S. Mukherjee

14. Nutrition, J. Larry Brown

15. Chronic Diseases, Derek Yach

16. Mental Health, Carles Muntaner and Jeanne Geiger-Brown

17. Assaultive Violence and War, James A. Mercy

18. Environmental Health, Colin D. Butler and Anthony J. McMichael

19. Occupational Safety and Health, Andrea Kidd Taylor and Linda Rae Murray

20. Oral Health, Myron Allukian, Jr. and Alice M. Horowitz

21. International Health: Problems in Developing Countries, Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel

Part IV. What Needs to be Done to Prevent Social Injustice and Minimize Its Impact on Health

22. Addressing Social Injustice in a Human Rights Context, Sofia Gruskin and Paula Braveman

23. Promoting Social Justice Through Public Health Policies, Programs, and Services, Alonzo Plough

24. Strengthening Communities and the Roles of Individuals in Community Life, Robert E. Aronson, Kay Lovelace, John W. Hatch, and Tony L. Whitehead

25. Promoting Social Justice Through Education in Public Health, Robert S. Lawrence

26. Researching Critical Questions on Social Justice and Public Health: An Ecosocial Perspective, Nancy Krieger

27. Protecting Human Rights through International and National Law, Peter Weiss and Henry Freedman

28. Promoting Equitable and Sustainable Human Development, Richard Jolly

Appendix: Organizations Addressing Issues of Social Injustice and Public Health

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195384062
Author:
Levy, Barry S.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Levy, Barry
Author:
null, Barry
Author:
Sidel, Victor
Author:
null, Victor
Subject:
Health Risk Assessment
Subject:
Public Health
Subject:
Medicine | Public Health
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 halftones, 25 line illus.
Pages:
552
Dimensions:
6.1 x 9.1 x 1.1 in 1.75 lb

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