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The Practice of International Health: A Case-Based Orientation

Daniel Perlman and Ananya Roy

Abstract

Global health remains a worldwide collection of problems. There is to date no agreed-upon definition of the boundaries of topics meaningfully examined under this rubric. This book acknowledges the importance of understanding the problems routinely classified under this rubric as well as the limitations of international health as a framework. The book comprises a series of vivid first person accounts in which physicians, epidemiologists, health workers, and public health professionals from around the world present the critical dilemmas and challenges facing the field. The chapters in this book ... More

Keywords: global health, place-based studies, medicalization of health, geopolitics of health, case-based approach, ethics of practice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195310276
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310276.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Perlman, editor
University of California, Berkeley

Ananya Roy, editor
University of California, Berkeley

Contents

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INTRODUCTION

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PART I Health and Development

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PART II The Difference That Gender Makes

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