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  • Print publication year: 2004
  • Online publication date: June 2018

Health

from MEDICINE

Summary

Introductions to the subject

The Oxford companion to the body

C. Blakemore [et al.], eds See entry no. 3535

Understanding biotechnology

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.

http://zedbooks.co.uk [DESCRIPTION]

70 articles specially commissioned by the organization now known as Physicians for Social Responsibility.

  • Physicians for Human Rights www.phrusa.org. Founded 1986: promotes health by protecting human rights.
  • Physicians for Social Responsibility www.psr.org. US-based organization ‘committed to the elimination of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, the achievement of a sustainable environment, and the reduction of violence and its causes’.
  • 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

    www.healthlawyers.org

    ‘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]

    www.hpc-uk.org

    ‘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.

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