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6 New Book Recommends for Health Equity

The Marriott Library is committed to providing materials that support diversity, equity, and inclusion. These new books have been purchased around the topic of health equity. These titles are from the Doody’s Special Topics List (DSTL) on health equity to aid in teaching, learning, and researching.

For more information or questions, contact Alfred Mowdood or Tallie Casucci.

Determinants of Indigenous Peoples’ Health: Beyond the Social, 2nd Edition

The multitude of health determinants of Indigenous peoples are considered in a selection of chapters, comprised largely of contributions by Indigenous authors, that range from scholarly papers by research experts in the field, to reflective essays by Indigenous leaders.

Eliminating Race-Based Mental Health Disparities: Promoting Equity and Culturally Responsive Care across Settings

In 17 chapters, this book offers guidelines and evidence-based best practices for addressing racial inequities and biases in clinical care. It explores the urgent problem of racial inequities and biases, which often prevent people of color from seeking mental health services–leading to poor outcomes if and when they do receive treatment.

Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness

This critically acclaimed book examines the mental health crisis in our courts, jails, and prisons. America has made mental illness a crime, as about 50% of all people in America’s jails and prisons have a psychiatric disorder and 25% of fatal police shootings involves a person with such disorders. Journalist Alisa Roth goes deep inside the criminal justice system to show how and why it has become a warehouse where inmates are denied proper treatment, abused, and punished in ways that make them sicker.

Men’s Health Equity: A Handbook

Worldwide, men have more opportunities, privileges, and power, yet they also have shorter life expectancies than women. Why are there stark differences in the burden of disease, quality of life, and length of life amongst men, by race, ethnicity, (dis)ability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, rurality, and national context? In 35 chapters, this book explores the differences and disparities and is the first volume to describe men’s health equity as a field of study.

The Ethics of Everyday Medicine: Explorations of Justice

From the author’s clinical experience, virtually every decision made in the day-to-day practice of medicine is fundamentally an ethical question, as virtually every decision hinge on some value judgment that goes beyond the medical facts of the matter. The book offers an overview of the current health care ecosystem and the ethical questions posed by divergent interests Includes cases for ethical analysis of common medical practice; proposes a framework for ethical decision making in the clinical setting; and provides critical analysis of Reflective Equilibrium and ethical induction from the perspective of logic and statistics.

The Political Determinants of Health

From Johns Hopkins University Press, this thought-provoking book considers both the policies we think of as “health policy” and those that we don’t. This book provides a novel, multidisciplinary framework for addressing the systemic barriers preventing the United States from becoming the healthiest nation in the world.

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