Introductions to the subject
The Oxford companion to the body
C. Blakemore [et al.], eds See entry no. 3535
A. Borém, F.R. Santos and D.E. Bowen See entry no. 5011
War or health?: a reader
I. Taipale, ed. Zed Books, 2001, 672pp. Foreword by Kofi Annan, £16.95. ISBN 1856499510.
70 articles specially commissioned by the organization now known as Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Dictionaries, thesauri, classifications
International classification of functioning, disability and health
World Health Organization See entry no. 3768
An introduction to medical terminology for health care: a self-teaching package
A. Hutton 3rd edn, Churchill Livingstone, 2002, 341pp. $19.99. ISBN 0443070792.
A very basic introduction, but well laid-out and surprisingly enjoyable to work through.
Medical terminology made easy
J.T. Dennerll See entry no. 3771
NAL Agricultural Thesaurus: NALT
National Agricultural Library See entry no. 2928
Laws, standards, codes
American Health Lawyers Association
‘The nation's largest, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) educational organization devoted to legal issues in the healthcare field.’ Wide range of useful resources: News and analysis; Publications; Health law websites; etc.
Health Professions Council [UK]
‘We are a new regulator and our job is to protect the health and wellbeing of people who use the services of the health professionals registered with us. At the moment, we register members of 13 professions. However, we may register members of other professions in the future. We only register people who meet our standards for their professional skills, behaviour and health.’
The 13 professions are: Arts therapists; Biomedical scientists; Chiropodists/podiatrists; Clinical scientists; Dietitians; Occupational therapists; Operating department practitioners; Orthoptists; Paramedics; Physiotherapists; Prosthetists and orthotists; Radiographers; Speech and language therapists. Details about all these.