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British Medical Association Medical Book Awards

OUP celebrates their BMA 2021 Award winners

We are delighted to announce that the following OUP published titles have been presented with awards at this year’s British Medical Association Medical Book Awards.

BMA Medical Book of the Year 2021 and the Public Health category winner

Health Equity in a Globalizing Era: Past Challenges, Future Prospects

Authors: Ronald Labonté and Arne Ruckert

In this tour de force, Labonté and Ruckert provide a comprehensive and critical view on major issues in globalisation such as trade and investment liberalization, labour migration, and neoliberalism. A must-read for all those working and studying global health.”

Devi Sridhar, Professor of Global Health, University of Edinburgh

Health Equity in a Globalizing Era: Past Challenges, Future Prospects examines how globalization processes since the on-set of neoliberalism affect equity in global health outcomes, and emphasises access to important social determinants of health. With a basis in political economy, the book covers key globalization concepts and theory, and presents a thorough background to the field.

Find out more about Health Equity in a Globalizing Era: Past Challenges, Future Prospects.

Winner in the Oncology category

Oxford Textbook of Cancer in Children seventh edition

Edited by Hubert N. Caron, Andrea Biondi, Tom Boterberg, and François Doz

This seventh edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, including brand new chapters on cancer immunotherapy in children, and cancer in adolescents and young adults, plus expanded treatment of tumours of the brain and central nervous system. The book primarily provides clear and up-to-date clinical guidance for use in treatment settings whilst offering a useful background to the biology of individual tumour types and the history of the development of specific treatments.

Anticancer Research

With an international and multi-disciplined authorship comprising of paediatric oncologists, surgeons, radiotherapists, imaging specialists, psychologists, nurses, and many others, the text illustrates how the paediatric oncology community works globally and collaboratively in order to drive forward new therapies, build our knowledge of these diseases, and achieve the common aim of curing childhood cancer.

Find out more about the Oxford Textbook of Cancer in Children, seventh edition.

Winner in the Anaesthesia, critical care, and emergency medicine category

A Field Manual for Palliative Care in Humanitarian Crises

Edited by Elisha Waldman and Marcia Glass

“The manual should serve as a reference document for policymakers seeking to promote the provision of palliative care in humanitarian crises, and project managers and health care practitioners seeking to improve the quality and holistic nature of care.”

James Smith, MBBS, MA, MSc, MSc, Journal of Palliative Medicine

As humanitarian aid organizations have evolved, there is a growing recognition that incorporating palliative care into aid efforts is an essential part of providing the best care possible. A Field Manual for Palliative Care in Humanitarian Crises represents the first-ever effort at educating and providing guidance for clinicians not formally trained in palliative care in how to incorporate its principles into their work in crisis situations.

Find out more about A Field Manual for Palliative Care in Humanitarian Crises.

Winner in the Hospital medicine category

Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care

Edited by Max Watson, Stephen Ward, Nandini Vallath, Jo Wells, and Rachel Campbell

This is a superb update to an already excellent book and especially for primary care, this is a great support for helping to manage a particular patient… This book is full of gems and offers excellent clinical support for a health care professional involved in providing direct patient palliative care.”

Dr Harry Brown, MBChB, Glycosmedia

Featuring an increased emphasis on non-malignant diseases such as dementia, this authoritative text combines evidence-based care with the bedside experience of experienced palliative care professionals to give the reader a complete overview of the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of care for the end-of-life patient. Symptom management is covered in detail, with updated formulary tables and syringe driver protocols, and a new chapter on international perspectives to broaden the reader’s perception of methods for delivering end-of-life care.

Find out more about the Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care.

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