Ethnicity, Health and Health Care

Understanding Diversity, Tackling Disadvantage
Author: Waqar Ahmad,Hannah Bradby
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444304402
Category: Social Science
Page: 168
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This volume considers the implications of national and international social, political, and economic realities for health and health care provision to minority ethnic groups. Addresses continuity and change in debates on ethnicity, health, and health care Considers the implications of national and international social, political, and economic realities for health and health care provision to minority ethnic groups Represents the experiences of settled and new minority ethnic groups, refugees, and asylum seekers across the world Includes international comparisons between Caribbean migrants to the US and UK, the provision of interpreters in general practice and the variations in uptake of disability living allowance across ethnic groups

The Sociology of Healthcare Safety and Quality


Author: Davina Allen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119276349
Category: Social Science
Page: 168
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The Sociology of Healthcare Safety and Quality presents a series of research-informed readings on the sociological contributions of technologies, practices, experiences, and organizational quality and safety across a range of healthcare contexts. Represents the first collection of peer-reviewed research articles showcasing ways that sociology can contribute to the ongoing policy concern of healthcare safety and quality Features original contributions from leading experts in healthcare related fields from three continents Reveals the state-of-the art in sociological analyses of contemporary healthcare safety and quality along with future directions in the field Offers sociological insights from the perspectives of managers, clinicians, and patients

Children, Health and Well-being

Policy Debates and Lived Experience
Author: Geraldine Brady,Pam Lowe,Sonja Olin Lauritzen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119069513
Category: Social Science
Page: 168
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"The book furthers theoretical understandings of the sociology of children's health and illness and encourages productive debate amongst a wide audience, including academics, policy makers, and health-care professionals"--

Negotiating Death in Contemporary Health and Social Care


Author: Margaret Holloway
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781847420152
Category: Medical
Page: 216
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Once regarded as taboo, it is now claimed that societies are death-obsessed. The face of death in the 21st century, brought about by cultural and demographic change and advances in medical technology, presents health and social care practitioners with new challenges and dilemmas. By focusing on predominant patterns of dying, global images of death, shifting boundaries between the public and the private, and cultural pluralism, the author looks at the way death is handled in contemporary society and the sensitive ethical and practical dilemmas facing nurses, social workers, doctors, and chaplains. This book explores key issues and dilemmas faced by professionals working with people who are dying or bereaved. It incorporates recent case studies into an exploration of the meanings and shape of holistic and integrated care.

Body Work in Health and Social Care

Critical Themes, New Agendas
Author: Julia Twigg,Carol Wolkowitz,Rachel Lara Cohen,Sarah Nettleton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444345842
Category: Social Science
Page: 182
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The first book to fully explore the multiple ways in which body work features in health and social care and the meanings of this work both for those employed to do it and those on whose bodies they work. Explores the commonalities between different sectors of work, including those outside health and social care Contributions come from an international range of experts Draws on perspectives from across the medical, therapeutic, and care fields Incorporates a variety of methodological approaches, from life history analysis to ethnographic studies and first person accounts

Race, Ethnicity, and Language Data:

Standardization for Health Care Quality Improvement
Author: Subcommittee on Standardized Collection of Race/Ethnicity Data for Healthcare Quality Improvement,Board on Health Care Services,Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309140129
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 286
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The goal of eliminating disparities in health care in the United States remains elusive. Even as quality improves on specific measures, disparities often persist. Addressing these disparities must begin with the fundamental step of bringing the nature of the disparities and the groups at risk for those disparities to light by collecting health care quality information stratified by race, ethnicity and language data. Then attention can be focused on where interventions might be best applied, and on planning and evaluating those efforts to inform the development of policy and the application of resources. A lack of standardization of categories for race, ethnicity, and language data has been suggested as one obstacle to achieving more widespread collection and utilization of these data. Race, Ethnicity, and Language Data identifies current models for collecting and coding race, ethnicity, and language data; reviews challenges involved in obtaining these data, and makes recommendations for a nationally standardized approach for use in health care quality improvement.

Equity, Social Determinants and Public Health Programmes


Author: Erik Blas,Anand Sivasankara Kurup,World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9241563974
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 291
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This book is a collection of analyses of the social determinants of health that impact on specific health conditions. Stemming from the recommendations of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health, promising interventions to improve health equity are presented for the areas of: alcohol-related disorders, cardiovascular diseases, child health and nutrition, diabetes, food safety, maternal health, mental health, neglected tropical diseases, oral health, pregnancy outcomes, tobacco and health, tuberculosis, and violence and injuries. The book was commissioned by the Department of Ethics, Equity, Trade and Human Rights as part of the work undertaken by the Priority Public Health Conditions Knowledge Network of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health, in collaboration with 16 of the major public health programmes of WHO. In addition to this, through collaboration with the Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, and the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, 13 case studies were commissioned to examine the implementation challenges in addressing social determinants of health in low-and middle-income settings.

Medical Sociology

An Introduction
Author: Hannah Bradby
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446202518
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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What are the limits of medical power? How has sociology helped to make sense of illness, disease, choice and risk? What are the challenges to medical practice? This timely and assured text provides lecturers and students with a well informed, penetrating analysis of the key questions in medicine and society. The book is divided into three sections. It opens with a well judged account of the context of health and illness. It moves on to examine the process and experience of illness. Finally, it examines how health care is negotiated and delivered. The result is an accessible, coherent and lively book that has wide inter-disciplinary appeal to students of medical sociology, medical care and health management.

Health and Inequality

Geographical Perspectives
Author: Sarah Curtis
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761968238
Category: Science
Page: 329
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By relating theoretical arguments to specific landscapes Sarah Curtis develops the basis for a geographical analysis of health problems and proposes a range of strategies for reducing disadvantage and societal inequalities.

Mental Health in a Multi-Ethnic Society

A Multidisciplinary Handbook
Author: Dr Suman Fernando,Frank Keating
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134846274
Category: Medical
Page: 256
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A thought-provoking handbook for practitioners, students and trainers in the mental health field. Addresses controversial issues and offers revealing insights and intelligent suggestions for all those involved with mental health.

Health in the European Union

Trends and Analysis
Author: Philipa Mladovsky,S. Allin,C. Masseria
Publisher: WHO Regional Office Europe
ISBN: 9289041900
Category: Medical
Page: 164
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Good health is a fundamental resource for social and economic prosperity and Europe has seen improvements over the past few decades in both health status and living and working conditions. But this study investigates differences in health status within and between European countries and examines some of the challenges faced by those seeking a healthier and more equitable society. Within the context of the European Union, the range of living conditions has widened tremendously in recent years as the Union has gone through an enlargement process. This diversity has translated into varied patterns of health across the region. Inequalities in income, education, housing and employment have directly or indirectly affected public health. In addition, certain diseases and causes of death are more likely to affect young people, whereas most are associated with older ages. All these factors need to be taken into account, and this study addresses some of the complexities involved. This book discusses and analyzes the relationship between living conditions, socioeconomic factors and health, with the objective of framing a debate and policy action to create a healthier and fairer society across Europe. This study will stimulate focused discussion by offering an essential overview of key issues affecting European nations and the health and well-being of their peoples.

Preparing for an Aging World:

The Case for Cross-National Research
Author: Committee on National Statistics,Committee on Population,Panel on a Research Agenda and New Data for an Aging World,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309074215
Category: Social Science
Page: 328
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Aging is a process that encompasses virtually all aspects of life. Because the speed of population aging is accelerating, and because the data needed to study the aging process are complex and expensive to obtain, it is imperative that countries coordinate their research efforts to reap the most benefits from this important information. Preparing for an Aging World looks at the behavioral and socioeconomic aspects of aging, and focuses on work, retirement, and pensions; wealth and savings behavior; health and disability; intergenerational transfers; and concepts of well-being. It makes recommendations for a collection of new, cross-national data on aging populations-data that will allow nations to develop policies and programs for addressing the major shifts in population age structure now occurring. These efforts, if made internationally, would advance our understanding of the aging process around the world.

Communicating Risks and Benefits

An Evidence Based User's Guide
Author: Baruch Fischhoff
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160901799
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 240
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Effective risk communication is essential to the well-being of any organization and those people who depend on it. Ineffective communication can cost lives, money and reputations. Communicating Risks and Benefits: An Evidence-Based User’s Guide provides the scientific foundations for effective communications. The book authoritatively summarizes the relevant research, draws out its implications for communication design, and provides practical ways to evaluate and improve communications for any decision involving risks and benefits. Topics include the communication of quantitative information and warnings, the roles of emotion and the news media, the effects of age and literacy, and tests of how well communications meet the organization’s goals. The guide will help users in any organization, with any budget, to make the science of their communications as sound as the science that they are communicating.

Caring for Migrant and Minority Patients in European Hospitals

A Review of Effective Interventions
Author: N.A
Publisher: SFM
ISBN: 2940379017
Category: Hospital care
Page: 143
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Global Perspectives on War, Gender and Health

The Sociology and Anthropology of Suffering
Author: Hannah Bradby,Professor Gillian Lewando Hundt
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409492168
Category: Social Science
Page: 178
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Rendering the suffering of the marginalized visible has been an important aspect of feminist sociological studies of health, illness and medicine, with the subjective experience of those without access to institutional power being at the forefront of the research. This volume analyzes the links between the suffering caused by the intentional violence of war and the unintentional suffering engendered by modern medicinal processes. By establishing a fitting tribute to the academic and campaigning work of Meg Stacey, Global Perspectives on War, Gender and Health responds to her challenge of ‘why medical sociology had not yet turned its gaze upon the health consequences of war’. A selection of international case studies are used to create a volume of significant interest to sociologists and those working in the fields of anthropology, social policy, social work, peace, war and security studies, and international development.

Health Literacy

A Prescription to End Confusion
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health,Committee on Health Literacy
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309133319
Category: Medical
Page: 366
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To maintain their own health and the health of their families and communities, consumers rely heavily on the health information that is available to them. This information is at the core of the partnerships that patients and their families forge with today’s complex modern health systems. This information may be provided in a variety of forms â€" ranging from a discussion between a patient and a health care provider to a health promotion advertisement, a consent form, or one of many other forms of health communication common in our society. Yet millions of Americans cannot understand or act upon this information. To address this problem, the field of health literacy brings together research and practice from diverse fields including education, health services, and social and cultural sciences, and the many organizations whose actions can improve or impede health literacy. Health Literacy: Prescription to End Confusion examines the body of knowledge that applies to the field of health literacy, and recommends actions to promote a health literate society. By examining the extent of limited health literacy and the ways to improve it, we can improve the health of individuals and populations.

The Future of the Public's Health in the 21st Century


Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention,Committee on Assuring the Health of the Public in the 21st Century
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309133180
Category: Medical
Page: 536
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The anthrax incidents following the 9/11 terrorist attacks put the spotlight on the nation’s public health agencies, placing it under an unprecedented scrutiny that added new dimensions to the complex issues considered in this report. The Future of the Public’s Health in the 21st Century reaffirms the vision of Healthy People 2010, and outlines a systems approach to assuring the nation’s health in practice, research, and policy. This approach focuses on joining the unique resources and perspectives of diverse sectors and entities and challenges these groups to work in a concerted, strategic way to promote and protect the public’s health. Focusing on diverse partnerships as the framework for public health, the book discusses: The need for a shift from an individual to a population-based approach in practice, research, policy, and community engagement. The status of the governmental public health infrastructure and what needs to be improved, including its interface with the health care delivery system. The roles nongovernment actors, such as academia, business, local communities and the media can play in creating a healthy nation. Providing an accessible analysis, this book will be important to public health policy-makers and practitioners, business and community leaders, health advocates, educators and journalists.

Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness


Author: Gregory L. Weiss,Lynne E. Lonnquist
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317344030
Category: Social Science
Page: 464
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A comprehensive presentation of the major topics in medical sociology. The Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness, 8/e by Gregory L. Weiss and Lynne E. Lonnquist provides an in-depth overview of the field of medical sociology. The authors provide solid coverage of traditional topics while providing significant coverage of current issues related to health, healing, and illness. Readers will emerge with an understanding of the health care system in the United States as well as the changes that are taking place with the implementation of The Affordable Care Act.

Social Monitoring for Public Health


Author: Michael J. Paul,Mark Dredze
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
ISBN: 1681730960
Category: Computers
Page: 183
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Public health thrives on high-quality evidence, yet acquiring meaningful data on a population remains a central challenge of public health research and practice. Social monitoring, the analysis of social media and other user-generated web data, has brought advances in the way we leverage population data to understand health. Social media offers advantages over traditional data sources, including real-time data availability, ease of access, and reduced cost. Social media allows us to ask, and answer, questions we never thought possible. This book presents an overview of the progress on uses of social monitoring to study public health over the past decade. We explain available data sources, common methods, and survey research on social monitoring in a wide range of public health areas. Our examples come from topics such as disease surveillance, behavioral medicine, and mental health, among others. We explore the limitations and concerns of these methods. Our survey of this exciting new field of data-driven research lays out future research directions.