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Title Reconsidering law and policy debates : a public health perspective / edited by John G. Culhane
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2011
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  344.7304 R2452 2014    AVAILABLE  -  30500101507005
 人文社會聯圖  KF3775 .R388 2014    AVAILABLE    30660020151572
Descript vii, 261 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"This book offers fresh approaches to a variety of social and political issues that have become highly polarized and resistant to compromise by examining them through a population-based public health perspective. The topics included are some of the most contentious: abortion and reproductive rights; end-of-life issues, including the right to die and the treatment of pain; the connection between racism and poor health outcomes for African-Americans; the right of same-sex couples to marry; the toll of gun violence and how to reduce it; domestic violence and how the criminal justice model fails to deal with it effectively; and how tort compensation and punitive damages can further public health goals. People at every point along the political spectrum will find the book enlightening and informative. Written by eight authors, all of whom have cross-disciplinary expertise, this book shifts the focus away from the point of view of rights, politics, or morality and examines the effect of laws and policies from the perspective of public health and welfare"-- Provided by publisher
1. Beyond privacy : a population approach to reproductive rights / Wendy E. Parmet -- 2. Stretching the boundaries of public health : should we consider end-of-life care a public health issue? / Diane E. Hoffmann -- 3. Dying while Black in America : Maslow's hierarchy of need and racial policy making / Vernellia R. Randall -- 4. Public health and marriage (equality) / John G. Culhane -- 5. Using public health to reform the legal and justice response to domestic violence / Evan Stark -- 6. Law and policy approaches to keeping guns from high-risk people / John S. Vernick, Daniel W. Webster, and Katherine A. Vittes -- 7. Tort litigation for the public's health / Elizabeth Weeks Leonard -- 8. Punitive damages and the public health agenda / Jean Macchiaroli Eggen
Lib. has: 1st pbk. ed., 2014. HS(LW)
Subject Public health laws -- United States
Medical policy -- United States
United States -- Social policy
Civil rights -- United States
Alt Author Culhane, John G
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