Health Professions Training


Structural Competency in Mental Health and Medicine: A Case-Based Approach to Treating the Social Determinants of Health (2019), Edited by Helena Hansen, MD, PhD and Jonathan Metzl, MD, PhD


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Rethinking the Social History

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