Public Health and Social Justice

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Wiley, Oct 10, 2012 - Medical - 656 pages
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Praise for Public Health and Social Justice

"This compilation unifies ostensibly distant corners of ourbroad discipline under the common pursuit of health as anachievable, non-negotiable human right. It goes beyond analysis toimpassioned suggestions for moving closer to the vision of healthequity."
—Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, Kolokotrones UniversityProfessor and chair, Department of Global Health and SocialMedicine, Harvard Medical School; co-founder, Partners InHealth

"This superb book is the best work yet concerning therelationships between public health and social justice."
—Howard Waitzkin, MD, PhD, Distinguished ProfessorEmeritus, University of New Mexico

"This book gives public health professionals, researchers andadvocates the essential knowledge they need to capture the energythat social justice brings to our enterprise."
—Nicholas Freudenberg, DrPH, Distinguished Professor ofPublic Health, the City University of New York School of PublicHealth at Hunter College

"The breadth of topics selected provides a strong overview ofsocial justice in medicine and public health for readers new to thetopic."
—William Wiist, DHSc, MPH, MS, senior scientist andhead, Office of Health and Society Studies, InterdisciplinaryHealth Policy Institute, Northern Arizona University

"This book is a tremendous contribution to the literature ofsocial justice and public health."
—Catherine Thomasson, MD, executive director,Physicians for Social Responsibility

"This book will serve as an essential reference for students,teachers and practitioners in the health and human services who arecommitted to social responsibility."
—Shafik Dharamsi, PhD, faculty of medicine, Universityof British Columbia

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About the author (2012)

Martin T. Donohoe, MD, FACP is adjunct associate professor in Community Health at Portland State University, practices internal medicine, and is on the Social Justice Committee of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) and the Board of Advisors for Oregon PSR.

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