HLTH 20500: Critical Issues in Health

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Tweedy, D. (2015). Black man in a white coat : A doctor's reflections on race and medicine. New York : Picador 
Holmes, S. (2013). Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies. : Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press.
Budrys, G. (2012). Our unsystematic health care system (3rd ed.). Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
Gruber, J. (2011). Health Care Reform: What it is, why it’s necessary, how it works. New York:
Hill & Wang. 
Adler, N., et.al. (2006) Reaching for a healthier life: Facts on Socioeconomic status and health in the U.S. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Socioeconomic Status and Health.

Stewart's Syllabus
Barken, F. (2011) Out of practice: Fighting for primary care in America. Ithaca: Cornell U. Press.
Conrad, P. (2007) The medicalization of society: On the transformation of human conditions into treatable disorders. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.
Fadiman, Ann. (1998) The spirit catches you and you fall down: A Hmong child, her American doctors and the collision of two cultures. New York, Farrar Straus Giroux.
Kovner A. and J. Knickman. (2010) Health care delivery in the United States (10th ed.). New York: Springer Publishing. 
Pollan, M.(2008) In defense of food: An eater’s manifesto. New York: Penguin Press.


Stewart's Syllabus
Affirmative Action: How Far Have We Come? (2010), NPR, 8/15/2010. 

Beck, A. (2004). The Flexner Report and the standardization of medical education. Journal of the American Medical Association. 291 (17): 2139-2140. Sakai

Bittman, M. (23 July 2011). Bad food? Tax it, and subsidize vegetables. The New York Times.     

Gawande (1), A. (2009, June 1). The cost conundrum: What a Texas town can teach us about health care. The New Yorker. 

Gawande(2), A. (2010, Aug. 2). Letting go: What should medicine do when it can’t save your life?  The New Yorker. 

Gawande (3). A. (2012, Aug.13). Big med (Cheesecake Factory): Restaurant chains have managed to combinequality control, cost control, and innovation. Can healthcare? The New Yorker.

Gladwell, M. (2005 August 22). The moral-hazard myth. The New Yorker. 

Gordon, L.(1993) Public health is more important than medical care. Journal of Public Health Policy, 14, (3), 261-264.

Grynbaum, M. and M. Connelly. (2012). 60% in city oppose Bloomberg’s soda ban poll finds. The New York Times. Aug. 22. 

Hemenway, D. Why we don't spend enough on public health, The New England Journal of Medicine. Boston: May 6, 2010. Vol. 362, Iss. 18;  pg. 1657.

Institute of Medicine (1) (2011). The future of nursing: Leading change, advancing health. National Academies Press. Ch.1. 

Institute of Medicine(2) (1999). To err is human: Building a safer health system

Kaiser Health Disparities Page:

O’Connell, K. (2012). Two arms two choices: If only I’d known then what I know now. Health Affairs 31(8), 1895-1899. Sakai

Santora, M. (2004 August 18). Future doctors, crossing borders; Lessons from East Harlem’s  culture, diet, and health. The New York Times. 

Sick Around the World (2009). Health care systems: Four basic models

Starr, P. (1984). The inner transformation (Hospitals before and after 1870). The Social Transformation of American Medicine. NY: Basic Books. Sakai. [Ordered 6/11]

Surowiecki, J. (2012). Downsizing supersize. The New Yorker. Aug. 13. 

Tomes, N. (2000). The making of a germ panic, then and now. American Journal of Public Health. 90(2): 191-198.

Williams, D. (2000) Race, SES, and health: The added effects of racism and discrimination. In Phil Brown, ed. Perspectives on Medical Sociology: Waveland Press. 

Woolhandler, S. and  Himmelstein, D. (2004, June 8). The high costs of for-profit care. Canadian Medical Association. Journal, 170, (12), 1814-1815.