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Social Injustice and Public Health

Edited by Barry S. Levy [[missing key: and]] Victor W. Sidel

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780195171853
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865352 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171853.001.0001
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Addressing Social Injustice In A Human Rights Context

Sofia Gruskin and Paula Braveman.

in Social Injustice and Public Health

September 2005; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 4886 words.

This chapter describes what needs to be done to address social injustice in a human rights context. It covers core concepts, human rights as legal standards and obligations of government,...

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Assaultive Violence And War

James A. Mercy.

in Social Injustice and Public Health

September 2005; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 9942 words.

This chapter addresses social injustice in relation to assaultive violence and war. It considers social injustice as a cause of violence and the influence of cultural forms of injustice,...

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Children

Sara Rosenbaum and Chung-Hi H. Yoder.

in Social Injustice and Public Health

September 2005; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 9472 words.

This chapter deals primarily with the impact of social injustice on children in the United States, emphasizing children's rights in a legal context. It covers the legal status of children...

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Chronic Diseases

Derek Yach.

in Social Injustice and Public Health

September 2005; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 8821 words.

This chapter describes social injustice in relation to chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, and aging and risk...

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Environmental Health

Colin D. Butler and Anthony J. McMichael.

in Social Injustice and Public Health

September 2005; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 7047 words.

This chapter describes social injustice in relation to environmental health. It covers the scale and distribution of environmental health hazards, the relationship between social injustice...

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Forced Migrants: Refugees And Internally Displaced Persons

Michael Toole.

in Social Injustice and Public Health

September 2005; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 5838 words.

This chapter addresses social injustice in relation to forced migrants (refugees and internally displaced persons). It addresses the effects of social injustice on the health of refugees...

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Homeless People

Lillian Gelberg and Lisa Arangua.

in Social Injustice and Public Health

September 2005; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 5854 words.

This chapter addresses social injustice directed to homeless people. It consider how social injustice affects the health of homeless people, including their health status, substance abuse,...

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Incarcerated People

Ernest M. Drucker.

in Social Injustice and Public Health

September 2005; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 5937 words.

This chapter deals with social injustice as it affects incarcerated people. It covers mass incarceration and race, collateral damages of incarceration, health of prisoners, the effects on...

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Infectious Diseases

Joia S. Mukherjee and Paul E. Farmer.

in Social Injustice and Public Health

September 2005; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 6987 words.

This chapter describes how social injustice affects the occurrence and severity of infectious diseases. It describes structural inequalities and the disproportionate burden of many...

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International Health

Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel.

in Social Injustice and Public Health

September 2005; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 8990 words.

The chapter describes how social injustice leads to profoundly increased rates of illness and premature death in developing countries and discusses both internal factors, such as poverty,...

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender/Transsexual Individuals

Emilia Lombardi and Talia Bettcher.

in Social Injustice and Public Health

September 2005; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 6114 words.

This chapter describes the impact of social injustice on the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender/ transsexual individuals, including the impact of violence, HIV/AIDS, mental...

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Medical Care

H. Jack Geiger.

in Social Injustice and Public Health

September 2005; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 5681 words.

This chapter addresses how social injustice affects medical care. It addresses the health care crisis and social justice, in terms of access, cost, and quality. The chapter concludes that...

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Mental Health

Carles Muntaner and Jeanne Geiger-Brown.

in Social Injustice and Public Health

September 2005; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 6938 words.

This chapter addresses social injustice in relation to mental health, including access and quality of treatment. It describes what needs to be done, including grassroots advocacy for the...

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The Nature Of Social Injustice And Its Impact On Public Health

Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel.

in Social Injustice and Public Health

September 2005; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 5820 words.

This chapter describes the nature of social injustice and its impact on public health. It defines social injustice in two ways: as the denial or violation of economic, sociocultural,...

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Nutrition

J. Larry Brown.

in Social Injustice and Public Health

September 2005; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 6004 words.

This chapter addresses social injustice as it relates to nutrition and the relationship between poor nutritional status and adverse health outcomes. It describes the impact of social...

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Occupational Safety And Health

Andrea Kidd Taylor and Linda Rae Murray.

in Social Injustice and Public Health

September 2005; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 7753 words.

This chapter addresses social injustice in relation to occupational safety and health. It provides an historic overview and discussion of the scope of the problem, a discussion of income...

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Older People

Carroll L. Estes and Steven P. Wallace.

in Social Injustice and Public Health

September 2005; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 7036 words.

This chapter addresses social injustice in relation to the health of older people. It covers the impact of social injustice on the health of older people; the roots and underlying causes of...

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Oral Health

Myron Allukian and Alice M. Horowitz.

in Social Injustice and Public Health

September 2005; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 8112 words.

This chapter describes the impact of social injustice on oral health. It defines oral health and describes the oral disease epidemic. A box in the chapter describes social inequalities in...

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People With Disabilities

Nora Ellen Groce.

in Social Injustice and Public Health

September 2005; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 6287 words.

This chapter addresses social injustice as it affects people with disabilities. Boxes in the chapter address disability and education, similarities and differences among people with...

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Promoting Equitable And Sustainable Human Development

Richard Jolly.

in Social Injustice and Public Health

September 2005; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 5964 words.

This chapter describes how social injustice can be reduced by promoting equitable and sustainable human development. It covers requirements for greater social justice in public health. It...

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