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Precision Medicine: a Guide to Genomics in Clinical Practice by Jeanette J. McCarthy; Bryce A. Mendelsohn
Publication Date: 2016-12-23
A complete how-to-guide for incorporating precision medicine into any type of practice The Application of Precision Medicine is a practical, succinct, high-yield book for medical professionals who want to learn how genomic medicine can and should be practiced in their specific field of interest. Unlike similar books on the subject, this unique text bypasses the basic science and more advance genetic science, and focuses solely on what a practitioner needs to know on a daily basis. The Application of Precision Medicine follows the course of a human life, beginning before conception through pregnancy, childhood, and adulthood, discussing the current and future applications of genomics and precision medicine at each stage. This organization allows healthcare providers to easily find the information relevant to their practice. A major focus of the book is the inclusion of limitations and potential pitfalls at each stage of life. · Avoids excessive science, focusing on the actual clinical application · Includes glossary of key terms and valuable appendices that provide basic background information
Transgender Health by Benjamin Vincent; Stuart Lorimer (Foreword by)
Publication Date: 2018-06-21
BMA Medical Book Awards Finalist The number of people coming out as transgender continues to rise, and this book shows healthcare and medical practitioners how to deliver excellent primary and secondary care to gender diverse patients. This guide provides accessible and practical advice on tailoring the social and ethical aspects of practice to the needs of each individual. Beyond setting out how clinical procedures should work for gender reassignment, it explains how to use language and pronouns in a respectful way, provides information on transgender services and resources, and offers insights into the challenges commonly faced by transgender people in both medical and social contexts. Based on cutting edge research and the lived experience of the author as a non-binary person, this is essential reading for all those working to meet the needs of transgender people in healthcare settings.
Rural Populations and Health by Richard A. Crosby; Robin C. Vanderpool; Monica L. Wendel; Baretta R. Casey
Publication Date: 2012-07-30
Health-related disparities remain a persistent, serious problem across the nation's more than 60 million rural residents. Rural Populations and Health provides an overview of the critical issues surrounding rural health and offers a strong theoretical and evidence-based rationale for rectifying rural health disparities in the United States. This edited collection includes a comprehensive examination of myriad issues in rural health and rural health care services, as well as a road map for reducing disparities, building capacity and collaboration, and applying prevention research in rural areas. This textbook offers a review of rural health systems in Colorado, Kentucky, Alabama, and Iowa, and features contributions from key leaders in rural public health throughout the United States. Rural Populations and Health examines vital health issues such as: Health assessment Strategies for building rural coalitions Promoting rural adolescent health Rural food disparities Promoting oral health in rural areas Physical activity in rural communities Preventing farm-related injuries Addressing mental health issues Cancer prevention and control in rural communities Reducing rural tobacco use Rural Populations and Health is an important resource for students, faculty, and researchers in public health, preventive medicine, public health nursing, social work, and sociology.
Seeing Patients by Augustus A. White; David Chanoff; Augustus A. White III; Augustus A. White
Publication Date: 2011-05-15
This book uses the story of one of the authors, Gus White, as a way to talk about unconscious biases and their consequences to the medical profession and beyond. White is an orthopedic surgeon, who grew up in Tennessee under Jim Crow, went to Brown, and was the only black student at Stanford Medical School. He was the first black chief resident at Yale, the only black surgeon in Vietnam, and was the first black chief of service in a Harvard teaching hospital. His life spans an enormous change in American race relations, and he has many eye opening stories to tell. His description of his early years in an extremely segregated and racist society now reads like something from another world. White and Chanoff want to use the autobiographical approach of this book to show how great the disparities still are, and make the case for "culturally competent" medical training, in a way that is more vivid and memorable than a research review or policy paper. The book looks at White's life, but always with an eye to what moved him to the idea of equality in medicine and problems of disparities in medicine.
The Global HIV Epidemics among Men Who Have Sex with Men by Chris Beyrer
Publication Date: 2011-06-01
This report explores the emerging epidemics of HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM) in low and middle income countries (LMIC). A case study approach is used to explore these epidemics in detail in Peru, Ukraine, Kenya, and Thailand. Systematic reviews of epidemiology and prevention science were used to understand these epidemics, and to assess the evidence for interventions in prevention, access to care and treatment, and human rights protections. The Goals model was then used to assess the potential impact at country level of responding to epidemics among MSM. Benefits were seen for overall HIV epidemic control in all four countries with greater investment in MSM prevention, treatment, and care. Costing and cost-effectiveness work found these interventions to be cost effective. Human rights and policy analyses were consistent with the epidemiology and costing?responding to HIV among MSM is both a public health priority and a human rights imperative.