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Encyclopedia of Global Health

Four Volume Set
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January 2008 | 2 288 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

"A general reference for topics related to health worlwide, this encyclopedia is ambitious in its scope, with entries for specific diseases and conditions, geographical areas, health issues, biographical information, and organizations related to world health policy."
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"A useful, one-stop reference for health professionals and the general population alike that speaks to important changes and issues in global health; a foundation of knowledge essential for any library."
Library Journal

The contemporary understanding of global health is complicated and extends to all ends of the Earth and beyond. From the health effects of global warming to the implications of single nucleotide differences on disease, the factors that impact global health are extremely diverse and are changing constantly. As new scientific advances are made, as new policies are implemented, as wars are waged and peace agreements signed, or as new strains of infectious diseases evolve, the state of global health changes.

The Encyclopedia of Global Health is a comprehensive, one stop reference to a broad array of health topics worldwide. Encompassing four volumes with more than 1,200 articles, the Encyclopedia covers all aspects of health, including physical and mental health entries, biographies of major doctors and researchers, profiles of medical institutions, organizations, and corporations, descriptions of drugs and operations, articles on national health policies, and thematic health topics in the humanities.

Key Features
  • Offers a truly global approach by giving the current health status in each country of five continents
  • Compares the mortality rates of infectious diseases and non-communicable diseases in developing and developed countries
  • Presents a historical context for important changes and issues in global health and serves as a foundation of knowledge
  • Examines how mental health and related conditions in developing countries are increasing toward the level in developed countries
  • Ties the curriculum in related health disciplines from biology, to psychology, to psychopharmacology
  • Provides a glossary of health definitions, extensive cross-references to related topics, and thorough bibliographic citations
Key Themes ·
  • Children's Health
  • Countries: Africa
  • Countries: Americas
  • Countries: Asia
  • Countries: Europe
  • Countries: Pacific
  • Diseases, Cancers
  • Diseases, Localized
  • Diseases, Systemic
  • Drugs and Drug Companies
  • Health Sciences
  • Men's Health
  • Mental Health
  • Organizations and Associations
  • People
  • Procedures and Therapies
  • Research
  • Society and Health
  • Women's Health

The Encyclopedia of Global Health is a useful reference for health professionals, as well as for general populations, making it a must-have resource for any library.

"The impact of health issues is complex, vast, and diverse-from the health effects of global warming to new strains of infectious diseases. Encompassing four volumes and containing more than 1200 articles, this comprehensive, interdisciplinary A-to-Z encyclopedia examines nearly 20 topics ranging from children's, men's, and women's health to diseases, procedures and therapies, and research. Coverage is global: the set gives various countries' health statuses and compares the mortality rates of infectious and noncommunicable diseases in both developing and developed countries. Additionally, there are biographies of major doctors and researchers; profiles of medical institutions, organizations, and corporations; descriptions of drugs and operations; and articles on national health policies. The articles, written by scholars and by general editor Zhang (environmental health sciences, Yale Sch. of Public Health), each range from one to three pages in length and include clear and well-organized descriptions of conditions. Helpful See also references to other articles, bibliographies with extensive online references, a glossary of health definitions, thorough bibliographic citations, and indexes complete the text. BOTTOM LINE A useful, one-stop reference for health professionals and the general population alike that speaks to important changes and issues in global health; a foundation of knowledge essential for any library."
Library Journal

Kathleen A. Welton
Library Journal
Key features
Tied to the curriculum in related health disciplines from biology, to psychology, to psychopharmacology, this educational, multi-author encyclopedia serves as a general and non-technical resource for students, professors, and librarians. As a holistic (in the traditional meaning of the term as "all-encompassing") reference, the work provides a unique resource to readers with content covering men's, women's, and children's health. The unique aspect of the encyclopedia lies in its global approach, offering traditionally segmented topics within one resource. Whereas previously a student would consult multiple references to research, for example, the physical and mental effects of Type II diabetes, the student would need to consult even further resources to discover the leading diabetic drugs and procedures, as well as thematic essays on coping with life as a diabetic. With the Encyclopedia of Global Health, all such topics under Diabetes are found in one reference.

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