social medicine


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so·cial med·i·cine

a specialized field of medical knowledge concentrating on the social, cultural, and economic impact of medical phenomena.

social medicine

an approach to the prevention and treatment of disease that is based on the study of human heredity, environment, social structures, and cultural values.

social medicine

A field of medicine that studies the impact of the collective behavior of organized society on individuals belonging to various, often disadvantaged, subgroups within the society. See Engel's phenomenon, Homelessness, Latchkey children, Supermom. Cf Socialized medicine.

so·cial med·i·cine

(sōshăl medi-sin)
Specialized field of medical knowledge concentrating on the social, cultural, and economic impact of medical phenomena.
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The Residency Program in Social Medicine (RPSM) at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in Bronx, NY, has a strong commitment to social justice and a family systems orientation (Korin et al.
5) The second, without completely abandoning preventive ideals, introduces the social medicine perspective in universities, and the third structure is the social field of collective health as a current of thought based on a way of understanding health with support on the social movement by the Brazilian health reform gestated during the democratization process in the 1980s.
Toru Shirakawa, public health research fellow in the Department of Social Medicine at Osaka University in Japan, who led the research, said people should stand up occasionally and drink water during programmes.
These two studies through the correlations that are made between the population and the social factors, on the one hand, and between social and health policy makers, on the other hand, marked the beginning of a series of empirical studies that are under the influence of multiple and various macro-social phenomena that can be placed at the base of the social medicine and medical sociology.
Addressing the meeting, Salmaan Keshavjee, Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of the Programme in Infectious Disease and Social Change in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, said: "Like the concept of the last mile in health care we intend to deliver the last millimetre, expediting the path from the laboratory to the clinic to the patients in the communities where they live.
In focusing our analysis on the social medicine project realized by Juan Cesar Garcia, we would like to point out that it contains three dimensions which constitute the basic orientations of his trajectory in the field of health: the elaboration of systematic and reflective social thought; a critical attitude in questioning teaching and professional practices and a commitment to the institutionalization and dissemination of health knowledge.
of the department of family medicine and social medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.
Robin Gauld, professor of health policy, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin
Prof Wolfgang Ahrens, of the Bremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine in Germany, said: "These results are really important.
The magnitude of the challenge is reflected in a grumbling debate between Anglophone public health which talks about the 'social determinants' of health and the Latin American social medicine movement which insists on the 'social determination' of health (Breilh 2013).
PAUL FARMER is Kolokotrones University Professor at Harvard University, Chair of Harvard Medical School's Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Co-founder of Partners In Health, and Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General.
The professor, who is a senior faculty member of Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health ( CSMCH), has been asked to leave the campus within four months.