INMED Books & CDs
INMED provides selective books for health professionals exploring service in low-resource communities.
INMED International Medicine & Public Health, 2nd Edition
Advance Preparation for Healthcare Professionals, 2nd Edition
Nicholas Comninellis, MD, MPH
Extraordinary numbers of individuals and families are forgotten: the poor, unemployed, minorities, and immigrants. Healthcare professionals who serve forgotten people regularly discover that their training prepared them inadequately. INMED International Medicine & Public Health is a recognized, leading resource for people engaged in global health. Developed over eight years, this 404-page full-color book addresses international public health, diseases of poverty, low-resource HIV care, cross-cultural competency, and international health leadership. Parallel online, self-paced courses correspond to each chapter of the book, and provide interactive learning experiences and continuing education credit. Learn more at http://inmed.us/self-paced_courses.asp
INMED International Medicine & Public Health, 2nd Edition
$45.00 each, not including shipping and handling. For prices on bulk orders, please contact INMED.
The ultimate quick reference guide to medical problems commonly seen in the tropics. Medical conditions are ordered by system except for the five major tropical conditions - malaria, HIV/STIs, tuberculosis, diarrheal diseases, and acute respiratory infections - and fevers. There is a greater emphasis on pediatric medicine and public health throughout, and illustrations and photographs have been included to aid with diagnosis.
Upon receipt of payment, INMED will send an email within 24 hours of purchase with download and installation instructions.
This pocket book was designed for the beginner and seasoned disaster response volunteer and/or organization. It walks the volunteer through the pre, immediate activities, and post deployment phases of disaster response.
The content of Disaster Response: The Pocket Book For Volunteers is a great supplement to the INMED Disaster Medicine Management Self-Paced Course. A 90-day subscription to the INMED Disaster Medicine Management Self-Paced Course and a copy of the Handbook of Medicine can be purchased for a discounted rate of $37 (a $40.50 value).
Disaster Response: The Pocket Book For Volunteers
$11.50 each, not including shipping and handling. For prices on bulk orders, please contact INMED.
This comprehensive guide is the Washington Manual and Harriet Lane Handbook for medical personnel working in low-resource nations. Written in outline form, it contains essential management information for the most common infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, internal medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN, surgery, and ophthalmology problems encountered in international medical service.
C. Everett Koop, MD, former Surgeon General of the United States, reviewed the book and wrote, "Medical service in developing countries poses tremendous challenges, ranging from diagnosing and treating unfamiliar diseases to bridging culture and communication chasms. Having traveled extensively and served overseas, I can assure you that you need all the help you can get. This excellent volume offers a convenient resource packed full of technical and practical information to help you meet the challenges of overseas healthcare. It provides you with the opportunity to "consult" with skilled and experienced doctors who have successfully faced these challenges. Keep this booklet on hand at all times and refer to it often. It can help you avoid common mistakes, develop effective treatment plans, and save lives. I highly recommend it."
The content of Handbook of Medicine In Developing Countries is a great supplement to the International HIV Medicine Online Course. A 90-day subscription to the International HIV Medicine Online Course and a copy of the Handbook of Medicine can be purchased for a discounted rate of $49 (a $59 value).
Handbook Of Medicine In Developing Countries
$33 each, not including shipping and handling. For prices on bulk orders, please contact INMED.
Understanding Global Health is a comprehensive primer that puts global health and its many challenges into sharp focus like few other textbooks. Written with the student or non-specialist in mind, this powerful resource expertly reviews all the core topics that one must know in order to thrive in the challenging global health environment. Covered topics include relevant public health concepts, insights into infectious diseases and clinical medicine - everything one needs to comprehend to be a leader in international health.
Understanding Global Health
$45 each, not including shipping and handling. For prices on bulk orders, please contact INMED.
This unique, faith-based book is based on the premise that experiencing medical missions is not like other short-term or long term mission experiences. In addition to all of the usual stresses that all missionaries experience in a new environment, trying to practice medicine the way you have been taught in a world where you have so little is very difficult. You will often get blind-sided when you least expect it. You can minimize the pain you will feel and increase your effectiveness if you take the advice in this book. It is designed to make you think about the situation and your possible reaction before it happens. This book is full of the insights (spiritual, philosophical and practical) needed by you who are considering medical missions. Some of the material is revised from the popular preceding Handbook for Short-Term Medical Missionaries but in addition, there are 10 new stories from Dr. Steffes' personal experiences in medical missions. The stories are sometimes humorous, sometimes sad and on occasion, embarrassing. They all demonstrate what God is able to teach you and how He can work with and through you. If you are interested in what God might have to say to you about becoming a medical missionary, this is just the book. It is also a great way for non-medical people to understand the particular stresses that medical missionaries face every day. If you are a short-term missionary, it is the perfect-sized book to slip into your pocket and take with you to the mission field.
Medical Missions: Ready, Set, Go!
$15.00 each, not including shipping and handling. For prices on bulk orders, please contact INMED.
Your Mission: Get Ready, Get Set, GO! completes the two-volume update of the original "Handbook for Short-Term Medical Missionaries". A companion volume to "Medical Missions: Get Ready, Get Set, GO!, it is designed for all folks who are considering missionary work, whether short-term or long-term.
Written with dry humor and attention to detail, this little book covers just about everything you will run into while preparing for and living your first weeks and months as a cross-cultural missionary. Most of all, the emphasis throughout the book is to keep the main thing the main thing - bringing glory to God and deepening a relationship with Him. Buy it - or both of them - NOW!!!
Your Mission: Get Ready! Get Set! GO!
$18 each, not including shipping and handling. For prices on bulk orders, please contact INMED.
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down explores the clash between a small county hospital in California and a refugee family from Laos over the care of Lia Lee, a Hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy. Lia's parents and her doctors both wanted what was best for Lia, but the lack of understanding between them led to tragedy. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest, and the Boston Book Review Rea Award for Non-fiction, Anne Fadiman's compassionate account of this cultural impasse is literary journalism at its finest.
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
$15 each, not including shipping and handling. For prices on bulk orders, please contact INMED.
Some of the worst tropical diseases in the world have too long been ignored. Parasitic and bacterial diseases such as hookworm, snail fever, river blindness, guinea worm, elephantiasis, sleeping sickness, and leprosy are the most common infections of third-world populations. These neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) represent one of the most important reasons why populations living in Africa, Asia, and Central and South America remain caught in a vicious cycle of poverty, stigma, and despair.
With a lifetime devoted to the subject of tropical diseases, the well-known expert Dr. Peter Hotez provides a comprehensive view of these forgotten diseases. Written in accessible, straightforward language, Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases thoroughly explains the most significant NTDs, including social and economic aspects, public health concerns, and preventative measures.
This volume will raise public awareness about these forgotten diseases and their enormous physical, social, and economic costs to individuals and nations alike, and advocates for the largely voiceless victims living in remote and rural regions. Dr. Hotez also provides a roadmap to coordinate global advocacy and mobilization of resources to combat these conditions. Finally, the book addresses unique opportunities to fight the NTDs through low-cost and highly cost-effective control measures.
Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases: The Neglected Tropical Diseases and Their Impact on Global Health and Development
$39 each, not including shipping and handling. For prices on bulk orders, please contact INMED.
China is viewed with envy for its economic growth and also eyed with suspicion concerning human rights. In Shanghai Doctor, Nicholas Comninellis describes how these subjects pale in comparison to the most significant human experience: transformation through trust in Jesus Christ. Through his year working at Shanghai Charity Hospital, Dr. Comninellis describes the inspiring account of Chinese women and men who truly fulfill Chairman Mao's dream of the New Man.
$9 each, not including shipping and handling. For prices on bulk orders, please contact INMED.
Life is filled with decisions about education, career, family, and personal calling. For most people, doubt and anxiety surround such choices. The inspirational book Where Do I Go From Here illuminates the decision-making process and presents strategies for making long-term choices. Real life stories demonstrate outcomes based on good judgment, coupled with a unique perspective on God's will.
Where Do I Go From Here? - Making the right decisions in life
$13 each, not including shipping and handling. For prices on bulk orders, please contact INMED.
Marrying vivid eyewitness storytelling to his laser-like analysis, Jeffrey Sachs sets the stage by drawing a vivid conceptual map of the world economy and the different categories into which countries fall. Then, in a tour de force of elegance and compression, he explains why, over the past two hundred years, wealth has diverged across the planet in the manner that it has and why the poorest nations have been so markedly unable to escape the cruel vortex of poverty. The groundwork laid, he explains his methods for arriving, like a clinical internist, at a holistic diagnosis of a country's situation and the options it faces. Rather than deliver a worldview to readers from on high, Sachs leads them along the learning path he himself followed, telling the remarkable stories of his own work in Bolivia, Poland, Russia, India, China, and Africa as a way to bring readers to a broad-based understanding of the array of issues countries can face and the way the issues interrelate. He concludes by drawing on everything he has learned to offer an integrated set of solutions to the interwoven economic, political, environmental, and social problems that most frequently hold societies back. In the end, he leaves readers with an understanding, not of how daunting the world's problems are, but how solvable they are-and why making the effort is a matter both of moral obligation and strategic self-interest. A work of profound moral and intellectual vision that grows out of unprecedented real-world experience, The End of Poverty is a road map to a safer, more prosperous future for the world.
The End Of Poverty: Economic Possibilities For Our Time
$17.00 each, not including shipping and handling. For prices on bulk orders, please contact INMED.
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Back (as shown): "You must give some time to your fellow men. Even if it's a little thing, do something for others - something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it." - Albert Schweitzer www.inmed.us
$10 each, not including shipping and handling. For prices on bulk orders, please contact INMED.