Drug ResistanceBook - 2017
Written in clear, nontechnical language, this investigation of drug resistance provides readers with an overview of the scientific issues, the current scope of the problem nationally and globally, and the measures that can be taken to combat this public health crisis.
• Provides an accessibly written introduction to the science of drug resistance that addresses both the biology of how microbes become resistant and the social practices that can foster drug resistance
• Summarizes information about the scope of drug resistance both in the United States and worldwide, allowing readers to understand this issue both as a national concern and in the global context
• Suggests a number of measures that can be taken to combat drug resistance, from changes in individual behaviors to larger policy changes
• Discusses complex ethical issues such as the need to weigh individual freedoms against societal rights in a balanced manner
This resource discusses different aspects and issues related to drug resistance. Chapters address its science, the role of human behavior, the scope of the problem today, specific diseases, and measures to combat drug resistance, then contemporary issues and debates regarding drug resistance as a national and international issue, changing physician and pharmacist behavior, changing patient behavior, balancing individual and societal rights, the contributions of research, and antibiotics in animal husbandry. Also provided are primary documents, including current reports and policy statements. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)