Health care does not take place in a vacuum; it's a field closely intertwined within the fabric of society and culture. For students, faculty, and practitioners, having a comprehensive understanding of the health care industry in a global context is key to success, whether your focus is medicine, sociology, government, public policy, or myriad related fields.
The collection bridges the often significant gap between science and public understanding, presenting the realities of illness, treatment and the modern healthcare system around the world, and examining the tumultuous history of society’s response to pandemics and other health crises. Users will explore first-person accounts by patients, physicians, family members, and care providers—real-life case studies of disease, trauma, neglect, chronic illness, age-related conditions, congenital abnormalities, and environmental illnesses.
Titles include Cancer Knockout (Danish Broadcasting Corporation, 2010), Selling Sickness (Fanlight Productions, 2004), A.I.D.S. at 21: Is Anybody Listening (Aquarius Health Care Media, 2004), Where Did I Put My Memory? (Point du Jour International, 2010), Death on Request (Icarus Films, 1994) and hundreds more.
Health and Society in Video is available online to academic, public, and school libraries worldwide via subscription or one-time purchase of perpetual rights. No special setup for software is required—all you need is an internet browser.