From exotic spa treatments to euthanasia, this book examines the background and social context of medical tourism—the practice of traveling for health care. This work also documents how this industry is reshaping the face of medicine worldwide for individuals, local communities, and national health care systems.
• A timeline of important historical and contemporary events in history of medical tourism
• An extensive bibliography to assist readers toward additional resources for further research
|Series:||Contemporary World Issues|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
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About the Author
Kathy Stolley, PhD, is Batten Associate Professor of Sociology at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk. She was editor-in-chief of the applied sociology journal Social Insight: Knowledge at Work. Her published works include Greenwood's The Basics of Sociology and HIV/AIDS.
Stephanie Watson is an experienced freelance writer and editor specializing in health and science. Her published works include The Genetics of Obesity; The Mechanisms of Genetics: An Anthology of Current Thought; and Spina Bifida.