Hello to All That

Author: John Falk
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312425635
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The personal story of a journalist who reported from the front lines of Sarajevo describes his Long Island childhood, struggle with debilitating depression, anti-depression therapy, and efforts to establish himself as a correspondent. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Life Stories

Author: Maureen O'Connor
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1591585279
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Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. * A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title * Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources * Detailed indexes provide further points of access

To Fix Or To Heal

Author: Ana Marta Gonzalez
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479809586
Format: PDF, ePub
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Do doctors fix patients? Or do they heal them? For all of modern medicine’s many successes, discontent with the quality of patient care has combined with a host of new developments, from aging populations to the resurgence of infectious diseases, which challenge medicine’s overreliance on narrowly mechanistic and technical methods of explanation and intervention, or “fixing’ patients. The need for a better balance, for more humane “healing” rationales and practices that attend to the social and environmental aspects of health and illness and the experiencing person, is more urgent than ever. Yet, in public health and bioethics, the fields best positioned to offer countervailing values and orientations, the dominant approaches largely extend and reinforce the reductionism and individualism of biomedicine. The collected essays in To Fix or To Heal do more than document the persistence of reductionist approaches and the attendant extension of medicalization to more and more aspects of our lives. The contributors also shed valuable light on why reductionism has persisted and why more holistic models, incorporating social and environmental factors, have gained so little traction. The contributors examine the moral appeal of reductionism, the larger rationalist dream of technological mastery, the growing valuation of health, and the enshrining of individual responsibility as the seemingly non-coercive means of intervention and control. This paradigm-challenging volume advances new lines of criticism of our dominant medical regime, even while proposing ways of bringing medical practice, bioethics, and public health more closely into line with their original goals. Precisely because of the centrality of the biomedical approach to our society, the contributors argue, challenging the reductionist model and its ever-widening effects is perhaps the best way to press for a much-needed renewal of our ethical and political discourse.

A Study Guide for Joan Ackermann s Off the Map

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1410354334
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A Study Guide for Joan Ackermann's "Off the Map," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

Depression

Author: Emma Carlson Berne
Publisher: Greenhaven Press
ISBN: 9780737736458
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Essays discussing what depression is, personal perspectives from those affected by depression, and writings on the various treatments for depression.

Never Again Again Again

Author: Lane H. Montgomery
Publisher: Lane H. Montgomery
ISBN:
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A visual essay chronicles six major genocides that have taken place throughout the past century, sharing historical information about each event's victims, perpetrators, and consequences, in a volume that is complemented by text contributions from leading scholars and activists.

Library Journal

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.