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Praise for Public Health and Social Justice
"This compilation unifies ostensibly distant corners of our broad discipline under the common pursuit of health as an achievable, non-negotiable human right. It goes beyond analysis to impassioned suggestions for moving closer to the vision of health equity."
?Paul Far... MORE Kolokotrones University Professor and chair, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; co-founder, Partners In Health
"This superb book is the best work yet concerning the relationships between public health and social justice."
?Howard Waitzkin, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of New Mexico
"This book gives public health professionals, researchers and advocates the essential knowledge they need to capture the energy that social justice brings to our enterprise."
?Nicholas Freudenberg, DrPH, Distinguished Professor of Public Health, the City University of New York School of Public Health at Hunter College
"The breadth of topics selected provides a strong overview of social justice in medicine and public health for readers new to the topic."
?William Wiist, DHSc, MPH, MS, senior scientist and head, Office of Health and Society Studies, Interdisciplinary Health Policy Institute, Northern Arizona University
"This book is a tremendous contribution to the literature of social justice and public health."
?Catherine Thomasson, MD, executive director, Physicians for Social Responsibility
"This book will serve as an essential reference for students, teachers and practitioners in the health and human services who are committed to social responsibility."
?Shafik Dharamsi, PhD, faculty of medicine, University of British Columbia
The Editor xxii
The Contributors xxv
PART I Human Rights, Social Justice, Economics, Poverty, and Health Care
1. Universal Declaration of Human Rights 5
2. Public Health as Social Justice 11
Dan E. Beauchamp
3. What We Mean by Social Determinants of Health 21
4. The Magic Mountain: Trickle-Down Economics in a Philippine Garbage Dump 39
5. Family Medicine Should Encourage the Development of Luxury Practices: N... MORE
Martin T. Donohoe, MD, FACP is adjunct associate professor in Community Health at Portland State University, practices internal medicine, and is on the Social Justice Committee of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) and the Board of Advisors for Oregon PSR.