"Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award! Who has a right to health care? What is the government's role? How are corporations, insurance companies, and health care providers affecting the quality of health care? Can we reform the U.S. health care system?
In this innovative text, Gunnar Almgren provides all the tools necessary to understand and critique a health care policy in dire need of change. With its comprehensive coverage of U.S. health care, this unique text is accessible to all those in public health, nursing, social work, public policy, or public administration. No other book addresses the underlying issues of the U.S. health care system alongside a variety of social justice models that we can use to evaluate, and perhaps eventually, change it.
Gunnar Almgren, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Washington. He is also a Faculty Affiliate of the West Coast Poverty Center and a Faculty Research Associate at the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology. His professional interests include health care policy and the social determinants of health. His research interests include the study of the effects of racial segregation and economic disadvantage on urban mortality trends, and the health care policy effects on the health care safety net.
• A Primer on Theories of Social Justice and Defining the Problem of Health Care
• The Historical Evolvement of the U.S. Health Care System
• The Contemporary Organization of Health Care: Health Care Finance
• The Contemporary Organization of Health Care: Health Care Services and Utilization
• Long-Term Care of the Aged and Disabled
• Disparities in Health and Health Care
• Social Epidemiology: Unraveling the Social Determinants of Disparities in Health
• Competing Agendas for Health Care System Reform: A Social Justice Critique