Sandro Galea - Well: What We Need to Talk about When We Talk about Health — in conversation with Rhitu Chatterjee

Upcoming Event
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Galea’s radical argument about the American approach to health care starts with the puzzle of how Americans can spend so much more on it yet continue to be less healthy and live shorter lives than people in other wealthy countries. His answer is that Americans are too narrowly focused on insurance, lifestyle, prescriptions, and medicine itself at the expense of other conditions that determine wellness. In this illuminating analysis, Galea, Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at the Boston University School of Public Health and a former field physician for Doctors Without Borders, considers the wider range of the country’s history, wealth, and politics, looking at how these cultural and environmental factors affect our well-being and shape how we view illness. Galea will be in conversation with Rhitu Chatterjee, NPR health correspondent.


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ISBN: 9780190916831
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - May 2019

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