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Encyclopedia of Women's Health : Encyclopedia of Women's Health - Sana Loue

Encyclopedia of Women's Health

Encyclopedia of Women's Health

By: Sana Loue (Editor), Martha Sajatovic (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 15th July 2004
ISBN: 9780306480737
Number Of Pages: 710

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Women's health is a multifaceted subject, and the up-to-date reference book requires considerable social awareness in addition to wide-ranging clinical knowledge. The Encyclopedia of Women's Health meets this challenge by bringing together an impressive array of experts on topics from reproductive issues to gastrointestinal illnesses. This skilfully edited volume, informed by current health issues and health-care realities, offers readers practical information, historical aspects, and future directions, all meticulously researched and conveniently presented.
Key features include:

-Accessible A-to-Z coverage, including AIDS, birth control, hormone replacement therapy, teen pregnancy, sexual harassment, violence, body image, access to health care and more.

-Entries spanning the medical, psychological, sociocultural, spiritual, and legal arenas.

-Medical topics explored from both conventional and complementary perspectives.

-Cross-cultural data illustrate issues as they apply to minority women, rural women, the elderly, and other underserved populations.

-Special chapters on disparities in women's health and health care.

-Historical overview of women in health - as patients and as professionals.

-Suggested readings and resource lists. The Encyclopedia speaks eloquently to the health concerns that face women today, and the needs of everyone involved in preserving female health and well-being: physicians, nurses, therapists, caseworkers, educators, mentors. In addition, government agencies, departments of public health, academic libraries and women's health organizations and women's studies programs will benefit from this timely volume.

Industry Reviews

"By approaching women's health from a biopsychosocial perspective, Loue and Sajatovic have designed an encyclopedia suitable for both health professionals and general readers. The first section introduces women's health with a detailed examination of its history, women in health professions, the impact of work on women's health, and women's role in providing health care. The second section, alphabetically organized, addresses medicine, legal issues, history, beauty, and complementary and alternative approaches to health....This encyclopedia meets the need for a comprehensive, up-to-date reference work that incorporates social awareness with clinical knowledge." Summing Up: Highly recommended. All collections.
(J. M. Coggan, Choice, January 2005)

From the reviews:

"This is an authoritative, valuable and comprehensive encyclopedia, which outlines the wide range of health concerns that women face today. ... The authors have done an admirable job ... . offers readers practical information, historical aspects and future directions, all meticulously researched and conveniently presented. ... This timely encyclopedia minimizes medical jargon and uses language that the general public can understand, while still providing detailed coverage ... . I would highly recommend it for reference use in any clinical library." (Lindsey Baker, Reference Reviews, Vol. 19(4), 2005)

Foundation Topics in Women's HealthHistory of Women's Health in the United StatesDisparities in Women's Health and Health CareWomen in the Health ProfessionsWomen in the WorkforceWomen in Health: Advocates, Reformers, and Pioneers
Topics in Women's Health: A-Y
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ISBN: 9780306480737
ISBN-10: 0306480735
Series: Encyclopedia of Women's Health
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 710
Published: 15th July 2004
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.45 x 22.35  x 4.32
Weight (kg): 1.95