"Essentials of Health Justice can be used as a stand-alone or supplemental text for a wide range of undergraduate and graduate public health, health policy, medical, nursing, health administration, and other health profession courses that focus on or include content on the social determinants of health, underserved populations, health equity, and the relationship between social justice and health. In particular, the book will serve to enhance discussion of the many structural, legal, and policy issues underlying health disparities; the various public health and health care interventions geared toward improving health care access and more just health outcomes for vulnerable populations; and the ways in which the nation can better achieve health equity and justice"--Provided by publisher.
Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction -- Part I Context and Background: Health-Harming Legal Doctrines, Historical Discrimination, and Implicit Bias -- Chapter 1 Health-Harming Legal Doctrines -- Chapter 2 The Effects of Discrimination and Implicit Bias on Health and Health Care -- Part II Health Disparities and Their Structural Underpinnings -- Chapter 3 Health Disparities -- Chapter 4 Social and Structural Barriers to Health -- Part III Striving for Health Justice -- Chapter 5 Existing Safety Net Programs and Legal Protections -- Chapter 6 Creating Holistic Systems to Care for Socially Complex Patients and Populations -- Chapter 7 Advocacy for Health Justice: What You Can Do -- Conclusion
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