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The Bright Side and the Dark Side of Patient Empowerment : Co-creation and Co-destruction of Value in the Healthcare Environment

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Rocco Palumbo. Springer , 2017.
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Patient empowerment as a key component in the future of healthcare systems is the focus of this concise in-depth analysis. It begins by defining patient empowerment as a collaborative partnership linking patients, providers, and systems, and examines the roles of health literacy, provider-patient and system-patient communication, and patient-centered care in the empowerment process. Models of positive and negative empowerment identify optimum conditions when patient and provider participate in …
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Palumbo, Rocco
Responsibility
Rocco Palumbo
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 85 pages) : 11 illus.
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9783319583433 (print ed.)
9783319583440
ISSN
2192-3698
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Literacy
Patients - psychology
Physician-Patient Relations
Abstract
Patient empowerment as a key component in the future of healthcare systems is the focus of this concise in-depth analysis. It begins by defining patient empowerment as a collaborative partnership linking patients, providers, and systems, and examines the roles of health literacy, provider-patient and system-patient communication, and patient-centered care in the empowerment process. Models of positive and negative empowerment identify optimum conditions when patient and provider participate in service design and delivery as well as pitfalls and risks to patient and system when goals and input are mismatched. The book also translates concepts into practice with guidelines for empowerment strategies at the provider and organization levels to improve patient outcomes and system sustainability. Included in the coverage: Empowering healthcare organizations to empower patients; A re-design of the patient-provider partnership; Patient empowerment: a requisite for sustainability; The risks of value co-destruction in service systems; The need for enlightening and managing the dark side of patient empowerment; Disentangling the relationship between individual health literacy and patient empowerment. Straightforwardly written as a call for proactive change, The Bright Side and the Dark Side of Patient Empowerment is an illuminating text for scholars interested in patient empowerment and patient engagement, policymakers and managers operating in the healthcare field, and healthcare and social care providers.
Contents
1. Contextualizing Patient Empowerment -- 2. The Bright Side of Patient Empowerment -- 3. The Dark Side of Patient Empowerment -- 4. The Role of Health Literacy in Empowering Patients.
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Building a Culture of Health : A New Imperative for Business

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John A. Quelch, Emily C. Boudreau. Springer , c2016.
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This ambitious volume sets out to understand how every company impacts public health and introduces a robust model, rooted in organizational and scientific knowledge, for companies committed to making positive contributions to health and wellness. Focusing on four interconnected areas of corporate impact, it not only discusses the business imperative of promoting a healthier society and improved living conditions worldwide, but also provides guidelines for measuring a company's population healt…
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Quelch, John A
Other Authors
Boudreau, Emily C
Responsibility
John A. Quelch, Emily C. Boudreau
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 174 p. : 22 illus. in color)
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9783319437224 (print ed.)
9783319437231
ISSN
2192-3698
Subjects (MeSH)
Environmental Health
Health Promotion - methods
Occupational Health
Organizational Culture
Preventive Health Services - organization & administration
Public health practice
Abstract
This ambitious volume sets out to understand how every company impacts public health and introduces a robust model, rooted in organizational and scientific knowledge, for companies committed to making positive contributions to health and wellness. Focusing on four interconnected areas of corporate impact, it not only discusses the business imperative of promoting a healthier society and improved living conditions worldwide, but also provides guidelines for measuring a company's population health footprint. Examples, statistics and visuals showcase emerging corporate involvement in public health and underscore the business opportunities available to companies that invest in health. The authors offer a detailed roadmap for optimizing health-promoting actions in a rapidly evolving business and social climate across these core areas: Planning and building a culture of health. Consumer health: How organizations affect the safety, integrity, and healthfulness of the products and services they offer to their customers and end consumers. Employee health: How organizations affect the health of their employees (e.g., provision of employer-sponsored health insurance, workplace practices and wellness programs). Community health: How organizations affect the health of the communities in which they operate and do business. Environmental Health: How organizations' environmental policies (or lack thereof) affect individual and population health. Implementing and sustaining a culture of health. Building a Culture of Health clarifies both a mission and a vision for use by MPH and MBA students in health management, professors in schools of public health and business schools, and business leaders and chief medical officers in health care and non-health care businesses.
Contents
1. Building a Culture of Health -- 2. Consumer Health -- 3. Employee Health -- 4. Community Health -- 5. Environmental Health -- 6. Implementing a Culture of Health.
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Food Democracy : From consumer to food citizen

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Sue Booth, John Coveney. Springer , c2015.
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This book explores the links between food and democracy. It addresses how democratic principles can be used to shape our food system and takes a practical "how-to" approach to using democratic processes to regain control of the food we eat. It also highlights what food democracy looks like on the ground and how individuals, communities and societies can be empowered to access, cook and eat healthy food in ways that are sustainable. Food democracy, as a concept, is a social movement based on the…
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Booth, Sue
Other Authors
Coveney, John
Responsibility
Sue Booth, John Coveney
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 57 p. : 5 illus.)
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9789812874221 (print ed.)
9789812874238
ISSN
2192-3698
Subjects (MeSH)
Community Participation
Democracy
Food Industry - trends
Food Supply
Nutrition Policy
Other Subjects
Australia
Abstract
This book explores the links between food and democracy. It addresses how democratic principles can be used to shape our food system and takes a practical "how-to" approach to using democratic processes to regain control of the food we eat. It also highlights what food democracy looks like on the ground and how individuals, communities and societies can be empowered to access, cook and eat healthy food in ways that are sustainable. Food democracy, as a concept, is a social movement based on the idea that people can and should be able to actively participate in shaping the food system rather than being passive spectators. The book is useful for university and advanced TAFE courses that cover topics examining food in health sciences, social sciences and other areas of study. It is also relevant to health practitioners, nutritionists, food advocates, policy makers and others with a keen interest in exploring an alternative to the industrial food system known as "Big Food".
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. "Big Food": The Industrial Food System -- 3. Foundations of food democracy -- 4. Home-made Food Democracy--Exerting control over the food supply from home -- 5. Neighbourhood and community food democracy -- 6. Democracy at Work--From consumers to food citizens -- 7. Food Democracy in reflection.
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The Economics of Obesity : Poverty, Income Inequality and Health

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Tahereh Alavi Hojjat, Rata Hojjat. Springer , 2017.
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This book offers a new perspective about the relationship of obesity to poverty and inequality providing a fascinating insight into the factors that influence individual choices regarding eating habits, diet and other behavioral patterns relevant to obesity. The authors explore a unique socioeconomic model that helps build the framework to understand the causes of obesity and its relation to health, science, and economics. An essential read for policy makers who are seeking a framework to addre…
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Alavi Hojjat, Tahereh
Other Authors
Hojjat, Rata
Responsibility
Tahereh Alavi Hojjat, Rata Hojjat
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxviii, 84 pages) : 5 illus., 2 illus. in color
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9789811029103 (print ed.)
9789811029110
ISSN
2192-3698
Subjects (MeSH)
Diet - adverse effects
Health Status Disparities
Obesity - economics
Obesity - epidemiology
Poverty
Socioeconomic Factors
Other Subjects
United States
Abstract
This book offers a new perspective about the relationship of obesity to poverty and inequality providing a fascinating insight into the factors that influence individual choices regarding eating habits, diet and other behavioral patterns relevant to obesity. The authors explore a unique socioeconomic model that helps build the framework to understand the causes of obesity and its relation to health, science, and economics. An essential read for policy makers who are seeking a framework to address this problem.
Contents
1. Different Perspectives on Causes of Obesity -- 2. Consequences of Obesity -- 3. Economic Analysis: Behavioral Patterns and Diet Choice -- 4. Socioeconomic Factors: Poverty and Obesity -- 5. Income Inequality and Obesity -- 6. Data and Methodology: Empirical Investigation of the Relationship Among Obesity, Income Inequality, and Poverty -- 7. Food Policy Interventions -- 8. Concluding Comments.
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Workplace Environmental Design in Architecture for Public Health : Impacts on Occupant Space Use and Physical Activity

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Stamatina Th. Rassia. Springer , 2017.
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This concise volume analyzes the potential for the workplace environment--where so many people spend so much of their day--to improve workers' capacity for health and wellness. It pinpoints the link between sedentary lifestyles and poor health, and explores the role of office spatial design in encouraging physical activity to promote physical activity, health and prevent disease. The featured research study tracks workers' movement in a variety of office layouts, addressing possible ways moveme…
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Rassia, Stamatina Th.
Responsibility
Stamatina Th. Rassia
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 94 pages) : 15 illus.
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9783319534435 (print ed.)
9783319534442
ISSN
2192-3698
Subjects (MeSH)
Data Interpretation, Statistical
Environment Design
Health Promotion
Occupational Health
Research - methods
Workplace
Abstract
This concise volume analyzes the potential for the workplace environment--where so many people spend so much of their day--to improve workers' capacity for health and wellness. It pinpoints the link between sedentary lifestyles and poor health, and explores the role of office spatial design in encouraging physical activity to promote physical activity, health and prevent disease. The featured research study tracks workers' movement in a variety of office layouts, addressing possible ways movement-friendly design can co-exist with wireless communication, paperless offices, and new corporate concepts of productivity. From these findings, the author's conclusions extend public health concepts to recognize that influencing population-wide levels of activity through office architectural design alone may be possible.
Contents
Part I. Physical Activity and Disease: Theory and Practice -- 1. Physical Activity and Health Promotion -- Part II. Space-Use and the History of the Office Building -- 2. Office Building: A Brief Historical Overview -- 3. Current Office Design, User Activity and Occupancy Evaluation -- Part III. Research Methods -- 4. Introduction to Methods for Measuring Activity -- 5. Selected Research Methods of Data Collection -- 6. Research Data Collection -- Part IV. Identifying Influential Office Architectural Design Factors of Movement -- 7. Data Collection Results -- 8. Statistical Analysis -- 9. KINESIS Model -- 10. Discussion.
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Indoor Air Quality in Healthcare Facilities

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Stefano Capolongo, Gaetano Settimo, Marco Gola, editors. Springer , 2017.
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This interdisciplinary guide offers background, research findings, and practical strategies for assessing and improving air quality in hospitals and other healthcare settings. Positing good air quality as critical to patient and staff well-being, it identifies disease-carrying microbes, pollutants, and other airborne toxins and their health risks, and provides localized interventions for reducing transmission of pathogens. Effective large-scale approaches to air quality control are also outline…
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Capolongo, Stefano
Gola, Marco
Settimo, Gaetano
Responsibility
Stefano Capolongo, Gaetano Settimo, Marco Gola, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 132 pages) : 10 illus., 8 illus. in color
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9783319491592 (print ed.)
9783319491608
ISSN
2192-3698
Subjects (MeSH)
Air Pollutants - adverse effects
Air Pollution, Indoor
Environmental Monitoring - methods
Health Facilities
Patient Safety
Abstract
This interdisciplinary guide offers background, research findings, and practical strategies for assessing and improving air quality in hospitals and other healthcare settings. Positing good air quality as critical to patient and staff well-being, it identifies disease-carrying microbes, pollutants, and other airborne toxins and their health risks, and provides localized interventions for reducing transmission of pathogens. Effective large-scale approaches to air quality control are also outlined, from green building materials to hygienic HVAC and air treatment practices. Its thoroughness of coverage makes this book a vital resource for professionals involved in every aspect of health service facilities, from planning and construction to maintenance and management. Among the topics covered: Existing guidelines in indoor air quality: the case study of hospital environments Hospital environments and epidemiology of healthcare-associated infections Analysis of microorganisms in hospital environments and potential risks Legionella indoor air contamination in healthcare environments HVAC system design in healthcare facilities and control of aerosol contaminants Assessment of indoor air quality in inpatient wards Indoor Air Quality in Healthcare Facilities imparts up-to-date expertise to a variety of professional readers, including hospitals' technical and management departments, healthcare facilities' chief medical officers, hospital planners, sport and thermal building designers, public health departments, and students of universities and schools of hygiene.
Contents
Foreword: Improving the Hospital's Indoor Air Quality -- Indoor Air Quality in Healing Environments: Impacts of Physical, Chemical, and Biological Environmental Factors on Users -- Existing Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality: The Case Study of Hospital Environments -- Applications of IAQ Monitoring in International Healthcare Systems -- Hospital Environments and Epidemiology of Healthcare-Associated Infections -- Analysis of Microorganisms in Hospital Environments and Potential Risks -- Legionella Indoor Air Contamination in Healthcare Environments -- Environmentally Friendly and Low-Emissivity Construction Materials and Furniture -- HVAC System Design in Healthcare Facilities and Control of Aerosol Contaminants: Issues, Tools, and Experiments -- HVAC Management in Health Facilities -- Assessment of Indoor Air Quality in Inpatient Wards -- Perspectives of Air Quality Control in Healthcare Facilities: Conclusions -- Index.
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Public Health Ethics and the Social Determinants of Health

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Daniel S. Goldberg. Springer , 2017.
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This progressive resource places concepts of social determinants of health in the larger contexts of contemporary health ethics and the evolution of social reform. It provides needed analysis of the larger causes behind the immediate causes of illness and epidemics, particularly injustice, systemic inequities, and the cumulative effect of compound disadvantages. This moral approach to collective and individual responsibilities--on the part of practitioners as well as the public--supports a soun…
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Goldberg, Daniel S
Responsibility
Daniel S. Goldberg
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (v, 56 pages) : 1 illus. in color
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9783319513454 (print ed.)
9783319513478
ISSN
2192-3698
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Policy
Public Health Pactice - ethics
Sociological Factors
Abstract
This progressive resource places concepts of social determinants of health in the larger contexts of contemporary health ethics and the evolution of social reform. It provides needed analysis of the larger causes behind the immediate causes of illness and epidemics, particularly injustice, systemic inequities, and the cumulative effect of compound disadvantages. This moral approach to collective and individual responsibilities--on the part of practitioners as well as the public--supports a sound blueprint for finding answers to longstanding global and local concerns. Readers are challenged to recognize the critical role of social determinants to their perception of health issues, controversies, and possibilities as the book: Details the epidemiologic evidence regarding social determinants of health; Presents key ethical implications of the evidence regarding social determinants of health; Considers the role of risky health behaviors in determining population health outcomes; Addresses ethical questions of priority-setting at the policy and practice levels; Translates social determinants of health into health policy goals. Half textbook, half monograph, Public Health Ethics and the Social Determinants of Health Is geared toward students in MPH programs as well as public health professionals in diverse contexts such as local health departments and non-profit organizations. It informs public health scientists and scholars, and can also serve as an introductory text for students in public health ethics, or as part of a general applied ethics course.
Contents
Introduction -- The Epidemiologic Evidence Regarding the Social Determinants of Health -- Justice, Compound Disadvantage, and Health Inequities -- Ethics, Responsibility, and Social Patterning of Risky Health Behaviors -- The Unbearable Oughtness of Public Health Policy -- The Social Determinants of Health and Public Health Practice -- Conclusion.
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Integrative Health Services : Ethics, Law, and Policy for the New Public Health Workforce

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Heather Mullins-Owens. Springer , c2016.
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This readable overview offers a public health framework for integrating medical and alternative care to improve health outcomes in patients with chronic illnesses. It details the promise, potential, and challenges of holistic services as patients seek diverse treatment options and health care systems address the demand for more affordable, accessible, and effective care. The book's integrative model describes the process in theory and practice, from cost and reimbursement issues and turf wars b…
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Mullins-Owens, Heather
Responsibility
Heather Mullins-Owens
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (vii, 63 p. : 6 illus., 2 illus. in color)
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9783319298559 (print ed.)
9783319298573
ISSN
2192-3698
Subjects (MeSH)
Ethics, Medical
Health Policy
Holistic Health
Integrative Medicine
Public health practice
Other Subjects
United States
Abstract
This readable overview offers a public health framework for integrating medical and alternative care to improve health outcomes in patients with chronic illnesses. It details the promise, potential, and challenges of holistic services as patients seek diverse treatment options and health care systems address the demand for more affordable, accessible, and effective care. The book's integrative model describes the process in theory and practice, from cost and reimbursement issues and turf wars between providers to expanding on traditional concepts of illness and wellness. Learning objectives, case studies, discussion questions, and other helpful features make this a vital student text. The book's concentrated coverage: Introduces concepts of integrative health services. Applies integrative health concepts to public health areas, e.g., prevention. Contrasts integrative models of health with the traditional biomedical model. Describes health care systems, use, and disparities in integrative health services. Outlines the scope of integrative health practice. Reviews implications for the public health workforce. Integrative Health Services benefits public health students, pre-med students, and those with an interest in health policy and health trends. Additionally, public health educators, practitioners, and scholars who may not be familiar with integrative health services and conflicts related to their increased use in health care will find it a helpful tool to quickly bring them up to date.
Contents
1. Introduction to Concepts of Integrative Health Services -- 2. Application to Public Health -- 3. Models of Health and Health Theory: Focus on Integrative Models -- 4. Health Care System Use and Disparities in Integrative Health Services -- 5. Scope of Integrative Health Practice -- 6. Public Health Workforce Implications.
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Strategic Thinking in a Hospital Setting

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A. L. Hamdan. Springer , 2017.
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Translating the realities of healthcare reform and healthcare costs into competitive hospital practice is the goal of this accessible, jargon-free guide. Taking its cue from Michael Porter's highly-regarded business strategies, it offers a sound framework for hospitals looking to develop efficient, patient-centered service delivery, identifying keys to clinical, administrative, and marketing success. The book organizes business and clinical priorities where they intersect so that physicians thr…
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Hamdan, A. L. (Abdul Latif)
Responsibility
A. L. Hamdan
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 86 pages) : 2 illus.
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9783319535968 (print ed.)
9783319535975
ISSN
2192-3698
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospital Administration
Strategic Planning
Abstract
Translating the realities of healthcare reform and healthcare costs into competitive hospital practice is the goal of this accessible, jargon-free guide. Taking its cue from Michael Porter's highly-regarded business strategies, it offers a sound framework for hospitals looking to develop efficient, patient-centered service delivery, identifying keys to clinical, administrative, and marketing success. The book organizes business and clinical priorities where they intersect so that physicians throughout healthcare systems can understand their role in building and sustaining innovation, and leverage their strengths and system resources toward meeting patient needs. In addition, chapters review eight core strategic tools, describe possibilities for their implementation, and provide in-depth findings on Porter's methods as used in a diverse group of hospitals across Lebanon. Included in the coverage: Porter's strategies in health care; Cost leadership versus differentiation strategy; Sources of competitive advantage; How to prepare an organization for innovation; Strategic framework in a hospital setting; Application of Porter's strategies in Lebanese hospitals; Correlation between type of strategy and performance. A well-designed blueprint for enhancing patient satisfaction and system cost-effectiveness, Strategic Thinking in a Hospital Setting is aimed at both frontline physicians in practice and those assuming administrative positions in healthcare facilities and in hospital settings in particular.
Contents
Introduction -- Strategic directions and views -- Porter's strategies in health care -- Sources of competitive advantage -- Innovation in a hospital setting -- Strategic framework in a hospital setting -- Eight strategic tactics to improve hospital performance -- The application of Porter's strategies in Lebanese hospitals -- Correlation between types of strategy and hospital performance -- Conclusion.
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