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Moving Mountains: A Socratic Challenge to the Theory and Practice of Population Medicine

Moving Mountains: A Socratic Challenge to the Theory and Practice of Population Medicine

by Michel Accad

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Overview

Medicine has become increasingly depersonalized. Patients complain of being treated like numbers. Doctors resent being cogs in a complex healthcare system. Yet enthusiasm remains within the high towers of academia, the halls of government, and the corporate boardrooms of insurance companies, for a new medical field known as "population medicine." Population medicine seeks to improve "population health" and presents an ambitious program founded on elaborate theories developed over the last few decades.

Moving Mountains provides a highly entertaining critical examination of the theory and practice of population medicine. Author Michel Accad, MD, masterfully immerses the reader in an imaginary but academically rigorous dialogue between the philosopher Socrates and Dr. Geoffrey Rose, one of the major architects of population medicine. This stimulating intellectual joust, which questions the value and wisdom of "shifting" population curves, provides the reader with unique insights regarding key historical and theoretical developments that rarely receive attention in mainstream medical journals. This book will be of great interest to any reader concerned about healthcare. It will be of particular appeal to medical and public health students, as well as to healthcare professionals, including academics open to a challenging perspective.


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Product Details

BN ID: 2940157211042
Publisher: Green Publishing House, LLC
Publication date: 02/10/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 139
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Michel Accad, MD, practices internal medicine and cardiology in San Francisco. He holds a position of assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of California-San Francisco General Hospital campus, and he regularly publishes articles in peer-reviewed journals on philosophical aspects of healthcare and medicine. His commentaries on medical science, medical ethics, and healthcare economics also appear on his blog, AlertAndOriented.com.

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