Introduction to International Health Theory: An Interdisciplinary Perspective
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Introduction to International Health Theory: An Interdisciplinary Perspective guides students to think about how we approach and deal with health and wealth disparities between populations in different parts of the world.
Specifically designed for undergraduate students, Introduction to International Health Theory not only features a focus on medicine or health, but includes development, history, and economics.
The NEW Second Edition of Introduction to International Health Theory: An Interdisciplinary Perspective by Raywat Deonandan:
- Reflects the author’s own biases and personal agenda with respect to international health and development, though remains as politically neutral as possible.
- Explores theoretical constructs and more penetrative socioeconomic forces that allow disease states to manifest, striving to present the often-opposing arguments of most of the historically prominent theorists.
- Includes a chapter dedicated to Emerging Issues such as climate change, the digital divide, demographic shifts, and much more.
1 Context of International Health
The Millennium Development Goals
A Word On Terminology
2 Origins of Disparity
The Other View
A Difficult Conversation
3 The History of International Health
Vertical versus Horizontal Programs
The Alma ATA Declaration
4 Sustainable Development Goals
Evolution from the MDGs
Emergence of the SDGs
5 Indicators of Population Health
A Word on Quality
Choosing an Indicator
Traditional Indicators of Population Health
6 Low Income and Poverty
Poverty and Obesity
7 Global Health Ethics
Principlism and Informed Consent
Humanitarian Model versus Political Model
Ethical Paralysis versus Righteous Seizure
A Model for Ethical Behaviour
8 Relevant Institutions
Bretton Woods Institutions
Non-Bretton Woods Institutions
9 The Nature of Aid
Criticisms of Aid
The Commitment to Development Index
10 Aboriginal Peoples
What is an Aboriginal?
Demographics of Aboriginal Peoples
Traditional Aboriginal Medicine
The Demographic Transition
The Demographic Transition in Non-European Nations
The Demographic Trap
Criticisms of the Demographic Transition Model
12 Emerging Issues
The Brain Drain
The Digital Divide