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May 23/30, 2001

PovertyHealth Work With the Poor: A Practical Guide

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Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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by Christie W. Kiefer, 239 pp, $49, ISBN 0-8135-2776-7, paper, $18, ISBN 0-8135-2777-5, Piscataway, NJ, Rutgers University Press, 2000.

JAMA. 2001;285(20):2650. doi:10.1001/jama.285.20.2650-JBK0523-3-1

This book provides a survey of issues related to working with the poor, which may be of particular value to faculty teaching a course in which economics and policies are given attention. The book covers three areas: the relationship between the health worker and the low-income client, social analysis, and historical strategies for addressing the root causes of ill health among the poor: community organizing.

Included in each chapter are "exercise and study questions," making the book of particular value for the classroom. Thus, it is designed as both a primer and a manual for individual health workers serving the poor and a textbook for courses on poverty and health.

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