Based on the premise that students write increasingly thoughtful, analytic essays as their understanding of a topic grows, Health Views is a brief, single-theme reader designed for in-depth exploration of a high-interest subject area. This inexpensive collection of 15 selections is ideal as a supplemental reader, as a source book for argument and research papers, or as the core text in a single-theme course. A thought-provoking introduction of the various health issues and engaging apparatus help students make connections between and among essays, and foster writing and discussion.
Mary Oliver, The Buddha's Last Instruction (poem) Doctors Abraham Verghese, My Own Country Rachel Naomi Remen, Remembering William Carlos Williams, The Practice Self-Image and High-Risk Behavior Anna Quindlen, Sex Ed Joan Ryan, Little Girls in Pretty Boxes Regina Casper, Risk Factors for Anorexia Kerry Danahy, The Effects of Sports Participation on Children (student essay) Mental Health Joan Didion, In Bed Robert M. Sapolsky, The Burden of Being Burden-Free Kay Jamison, The Troubled Helix William Styron, The Roots of Depression Healing and Community Jon Kabat-Zinn, Meditation Perri Klass, Are Women Doctors Changing the Medical Community? Alice Stewart Trillin, Of Dragons and Garden Peas Connections: Topics for Thought, Research, and Writing