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Poverty and health : a crisis among America's most vulnerable (Vol. 1 and 2) / Kevin M. Fitzpatrick
Call Number:  RA 418.5 .P6 P682 2013, available as e-book also; Publication Date:  2013  
This set is a compilation of writings that address the complex problem of poverty and health across location and population. The authors examine key issues including health care delivery, access, and disparities among various disenfranchised populations. Leading experts explore the reciprocal relationship between economic disadvantage and poor health, and ponder potential solutions to cope with these challenges. - - from

Vulnerable populations in the United States Leiyu Shi, Gregory D. Stevens
Available as e-book; Publication Date:  2010
Offers in-depth data on access to care, quality of care, and health status and updates and summarizes what is currently known regarding the pathways and mechanisms linking vulnerability with poor health and health care outcomes.  The comprehensive volume:  summarizes the literature and provides empirical evidence of disparities in health care access, quality, and outcome for vulnerable populations; explains the role of social and individual determinants in vulnerability; details the impact of vulnerability on access, quality, and health status; and reviews programs currently in place for vulnerable populations.  from the back cover

Living and dying in Brick City : an E. R. doctor returns home / Sampson Davis with Lisa Frazier Page
Call Number:  R695 .D37 2013; Publication Date:  2013
Presents a narrative exploration of the health-care crisis in inner-city communities as drawn from the author's experiences as an emergency room resident in the Newark community where he grew up, in an account that illuminates the complicated human realities behind the statistics. - - from

Toro si te Everything's fine / written, filmed, and directed by Daisy Lamothe
Call Number:  VIDEO-D 43655-D; Release Date:  2006
Seydou Konaté is a doctor in Nongon, a small village in Southern Mali. Working out of the Community Health Care Center, with limited staff and technical facilities, he is the only doctor for more than 40,000. Everything's Fine portrays Konaté's everyday routine, meeting with patients in his office, treating a variety of injuries and ailments in the clinic. - - from IMDb website (

Ethical issues in rural health care / edited by Craig M. Klugman and Pamela M. Dalinis
Call Number:  RA 771.5 .E84 2008; Publication Date:  2008
Initiates a much-needed conversation about concerns facing health care providers in the rural United States. Although 21 percent of the population lives in rural areas, only 11 percent of physicians practice there. What are the differences between rural and urban health care practices? What particular ethical issues arise in treating residents of small communities? Craig M. Klugman and Pamela M. Dalinis gather philosophers, lawyers, physicians, nurses, and researchers to discuss these and other questions, offering a multidisciplinary overview of rural health care in the United States.  - -  from the back cover.

Health professional shortage areas / Government Accountability Office
Call Number:  RA 410.7 .H433 2008; Publication Date:  2008
This book (an indexed and excerpted GAO Report) identifies more than 5,500 Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) designated throughout the United States as of September 2005; multiple federal programs relied on these designations to allocate resources or provide benefits. It is estimated that slightly more than half of the HPSAs were designated for geographic areas or population groups, and these geographic and population-group HPSAs were located in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. - - from GoogleBooks

The Real Flying Doctors (Film)
Available through streaming online; Release Date:  2015
Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 1992.  A look at the real life Flying Doctor Service, the air ambulance of outback Australia. It’s noble but hard work with the stories of the men and women who tend their patients, fly the planes and operate the radios.  The lives of the flight crew are extraordinary, two weeks on call and two weeks off, they maintain their spirit throughout. They confide about their unusual lifestyle which is so hard on their personal lives and relationships. - - from the Screen Australia website (