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Stigma and Prejudice : Touchstones in Understanding Diversity in Healthcare

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Ranna Parekh, Ed W. Childs, editors. --Cham: Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Humana Press , c2016.
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In this innovative title, the authors describe unique patient populations affected by stigma and prejudice and the prevalence of these issues to all healthcare providers. Each chapter covers the forms of prejudice and stigma associated with minority statuses, including religious minorities, the homeless, as well as those stigmatized by medical serious medical conditions, such HIV/AIDS, obesity, and substance misuse disorders. The chapters focus on the importance of recognizing biological differ…
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Parekh, Ranna
Childs, Ed W.
Responsibility
Ranna Parekh, Ed W. Childs, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 382 p. : 3 illus., 1 illus. in color)
Series Title
Current clinical psychiatry
ISBN
9783319275802
9783319275789 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Attitude of Health Personnel
Culturally Competent Care
Health Equity
Prejudice
Professional-Patient Relations
Social Discrimination
Social Stigma
Stereotyping
Vulnerable Populations
Abstract
In this innovative title, the authors describe unique patient populations affected by stigma and prejudice and the prevalence of these issues to all healthcare providers. Each chapter covers the forms of prejudice and stigma associated with minority statuses, including religious minorities, the homeless, as well as those stigmatized by medical serious medical conditions, such HIV/AIDS, obesity, and substance misuse disorders. The chapters focus on the importance of recognizing biological differences and similarities within such groups and describes the challenges and best practices for optimum healthcare outcomes. The text describes innovative ways to connect in a clinical setting with people of diverse backgrounds. The text also covers future directions and areas of research and innovative clinical work being done. Written by experts in the field, Stigma and Prejudice is an excellent resource for psychiatrist, psychologists, general physicians, social workers, and all other medical professionals working with stigmatized populations.
Contents
Part I. Specific Patient Populations -- 1. Stigma and Persons with Disabilities -- 2. Stigma and Persons with Obesity -- 3. Religious Minorities and Medicine: The Collision of Health Care and Faith -- 4. The Poor and Economically Vulnerable in Public and Safety-Net Healthcare Institutions: Outcomes and Attitudes -- 5. Stigma and Prejudice Against Individuals Experiencing Homelessness -- 6. VIP Patients: An Unexpectedly Vulnerable Population -- 7. Stigma and Persons with Substance Use Disorders -- 8. Borderline Personality Disorder: From Stigma to Compassionate Care -- 9. Diagnosed with Breast Cancer: Stigmatized or a Member of an Empowered Sisterhood -- 10. Stigma and Prejudice in Patients with HIV/AIDS -- 11. Commercially Sexually Exploited & Trafficked Minors: Our Hidden and Forgotten Children -- 12. Stigma and Veterans -- 13. I Pity the Poor Immigrant: Stigma and Immigration -- Part II. Innovative Ways to Bridge Differences -- 14. Limited English Proficient (LEP) Patient: The Importance of Working with Trained Medical Interpreters to Promote Equitable Health Care -- 15. Improving Workforce Diversity in Minority and Majority Institutions -- 16. Leveraging Technology for Health Equity -- 17. Research with Diverse and Vulnerable Populations -- 18. Building Diversity Initiatives in Academic Medicine -- 19. Looking Outward and Inward: The Role of Introspection in Expanding and Consolidating Our Understanding of Diversity -- 20. Pharmacology: Cultural and Genetic Considerations.
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Health Inequities in India : A Synthesis of Recent Evidence

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T.K. Sundari Ravindran, Rakhal Gaitonde, editors. --Singapore: Springer , c2018.
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This timely contribution to the global literature on health inequities approaches the subject through a synthesis and analysis of relevant published literature on India. Amongst the BRICS countries, India ranks the lowest in the gender-gap index and has the highest poverty rate, and there is clear evidence that socio-economic inequalities have increased in India in the twenty-first century. These have direct impact on the health conditions of its people; however, there has been relatively littl…
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Ravindran, T.K. Sundari
Gaitonde, Rakhal
Responsibility
T.K. Sundari Ravindran, Rakhal Gaitonde, editors
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxv, 239 p.) : 11 illus., 7 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811050893
9789811050886 (print ed.)
9789811050909 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Equity
Health Status Disparities
Healthcare Disparities
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India
Specialty
Sociology, Medical
Abstract
This timely contribution to the global literature on health inequities approaches the subject through a synthesis and analysis of relevant published literature on India. Amongst the BRICS countries, India ranks the lowest in the gender-gap index and has the highest poverty rate, and there is clear evidence that socio-economic inequalities have increased in India in the twenty-first century. These have direct impact on the health conditions of its people; however, there has been relatively little concerted research attention on health inequities in India. This volume fills the gap by synthesizing research evidence since the year 2000 on the topic. This is perhaps the first volume on this topic of such scope and breadth. Its uniqueness lies in the synthesis of evidence across a range of axes of disadvantages within a single volume: socio-economic position, caste, gender, other socially constructed vulnerabilities such as disability, HIV status, migrant status; and health-system factors contributing to or mitigating inequities in health. Each core chapter not only summarizes research findings but also engages critically with the perspectives reflected in the chapters and proposes a framework for understanding the mechanisms through which health inequities result. This volume highlights and addresses research gaps in both methodology and content, and is valuable to researchers and students of public health and allied health disciplines, including the social sciences, and also to policy makers and donors.
Contents
1. Structural Drivers of Inequities in Health -- 2. Conceptual Approaches to Examining Health Inequities -- 3. Research on Inequities and Inequalities in Health in India: A Mapping of the Field -- 4. Health inequities in India by Socio-economic Position -- 5. Inequities in Health in India and Dalit and Adivasi Populations -- 6. Gender-based Inequities in Health in India -- 7. Other Socially-Constructed Vulnerabilities: Focus on People Living with HIV/AIDS and Internal Migrants -- 8. The Role of the Health System -- 9. Health Equity Research: A Political Project.
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Health System Redesign : How to Make Health Care Person-Centered, Equitable, and Sustainable

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Joachim P. Sturmberg. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This forward-looking volume challenges professionals and interested lay readers to reconsider our ways of looking at health and wellness, illness and disease, and the goals of health/healthcare systems. Reframing health systems as complex adaptive systems, the book identifies health care as a central aspect of social care and security for all people, particularly the most vulnerable. From there, the author outlines necessary organizational, design, medical, and community steps toward building h…
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Sturmberg, Joachim P.
Responsibility
Joachim P. Sturmberg
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 297 p.) : 94 illus., 82 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319646053
9783319646046 (print ed.)
9783319646060 (print ed.)
9783319878331 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Care Reform
Health Equity
Patient-Centered Care
Specialty
Health Services Administration
Abstract
This forward-looking volume challenges professionals and interested lay readers to reconsider our ways of looking at health and wellness, illness and disease, and the goals of health/healthcare systems. Reframing health systems as complex adaptive systems, the book identifies health care as a central aspect of social care and security for all people, particularly the most vulnerable. From there, the author outlines necessary organizational, design, medical, and community steps toward building health systems that view and practice health care as a human right and can produce optimum care in the long term. And extensive illustrations display effective collaborative problem solving within these systems, in both intriguing theoretical models and the real world. Highlights of the coverage: Systems and complexity thinking in health and health care; Redesign based on "first principles"; Redesign from an organizational perspective; Working together effectively and efficiently to achieve a common purpose; Analyzing "the workings" of health systems as complex adaptive systems; Person-centered, equitable, and sustainable health systems: achieving the goal. Health System Redesign brings a voice and a vision to the most pressing problems in healthcare service delivery, and offers new goals and purpose to health policymakers, health financiers, organizational leaders, clinicians, and concerned members of the local community.
Contents
1. We Need a Systemic Approach for the Redesign of Health Systems -- Part I. Complexity and Health: Challenging the Orthodoxy -- 2. Complexity Sciences -- 3. Visualisation of Complex Adaptive Systems -- 4. Defining Health -- Part II. A “Best Adapted” Health System: Meeting the Challenges -- 5. A Complex Adaptive Health System Redesign Based on “First Principles” -- 6. A Complex Adaptive Health System Redesign from an Organisational Perspective -- 7. A Complex Adaptive Health System: Real-World Examples -- 8. Leadership: Working Together Effectively and Efficiently to Achieve a Common Purpose -- Part III. Complex Adaptive Health Systems: Theory Meets Praxis -- 9. Analysing “the Workings” of Health Systems as Complex Adaptive Systems -- 10. Health System Redesign: Applying Complex Adaptive Systems Approaches -- 11. Obesity—A Multifaceted Approach: One Problem—Different Models—Different Insights and Solutions -- Part IV. Person-Centred, Equitable, and Sustainable Health Systems: Achieving the Goal -- 12. . . . how things ought to be -- 13. . . . and how to get there.
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The Equal Curriculum : The Student and Educator Guide to LGBTQ Health

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James R. Lehman, Kristine Diaz, Henry Ng, Elizabeth M. Petty, Meena Thatikunta, Kristen Eckstrand, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2020.
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This first-of-its-kind textbook marks a revolutionary effort to reform medical education nationally by providing a comprehensive, high-quality resource to serve as a foundation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) health education across multiple disciplines. Addressing the decades-long unequal weight of medical education generally offered about the care of LGBTQ people, The Equal Curriculum was created to advance clinicians' competencies in optimizing the health of LGBTQ …
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Lehman, James R.
Diaz, Kristine
Ng, Henry
Petty, Elizabeth M.
Thatikunta, Meena
Eckstrand, Kristen
Responsibility
James R. Lehman, Kristine Diaz, Henry Ng, Elizabeth M. Petty, Meena Thatikunta, Kristen Eckstrand, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiii, 317 p.) : 28 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030240257
9783030240240 (Print ed.)
9783030240264 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Delivery of Health Care
Health Equity
Minority Health
Sexual and Gender Minorities
Specialty
Minority Health
Sexual Health
Abstract
This first-of-its-kind textbook marks a revolutionary effort to reform medical education nationally by providing a comprehensive, high-quality resource to serve as a foundation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) health education across multiple disciplines. Addressing the decades-long unequal weight of medical education generally offered about the care of LGBTQ people, The Equal Curriculum was created to advance clinicians' competencies in optimizing the health of LGBTQ people. This textbook is designed to be integrated into health sciences curricula and offers pointed strategies to evaluate the integration of LGBTQ health topics. Starting with a brief overview, chapters 1 through 4 cover general content that is highly relevant to all health professionals working with LGBTQ people. Chapters 5 through 12 focus on specific patient populations and clinical specialties, and chapters 13 and 14 cover special topics. Key points in each chapter are highlighted to aid in the comprehension, and case vignettes are provided throughout the textbook, allowing learners to apply the content to clinical scenarios in order to evaluate how the application of relevant knowledge may impact health outcomes. Questions similar to National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) style are provided in most chapters to assist in the application of content. As major addition to the clinical literature, The Equal Curriculum: Student and Educator Guide to LGBTQ Health should be of great interest to health sciences instructors, medical students in their preclinical and clinical phases, and trainees from other disciplines, such as physician assistants, nurses, social workers, and public health professionals.
Contents
1. Language and History of the LGBTQ Community -- 2. LGBTQ Health Disparities -- 3. The LGBTQ-Friendly Clinic Encounter -- 4. Interdisciplinary Approach to Care -- 5. Prevention -- 6. Child and Adolescent Medicine -- 7. Adult Primary Care -- 8. Sexual Health -- 9. Transgender Health -- 10. Emergency Medicine -- 11. HIV/AIDS -- 12. Psychiatry and Neurology -- 13. Data Collection and Research -- 14. Topics in Global LGBTQ Health.
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Health equity : a solutions-focused approach

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[edited by] K. Bryant Smalley, Jacob C. Warren, Maria Isabel Fernandez. --New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co. , c2021.
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Smalley, K. Bryant
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[edited by] K. Bryant Smalley, Jacob C. Warren, Maria Isabel Fernandez
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer Publishing Co.
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource
ISBN
9780826177230
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Equity
United States
Specialty
Social Medicine
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Health equity and nursing : achieving equity through policy, population health, and interprofessional collaboration

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Margaret P. Moss, Janice M. Phillips, editors. --New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co. , c2021.
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Moss, Margaret P.
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Margaret P. Moss, Janice M. Phillips, editors.
Alternate Title
Health equity & nursing
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer Publishing Co.
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource
ISBN
9780826195067
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Equity
Health Policy
Nurse's Role
Nursing - organization and administration
Population Health Management
Social Determinants of Health
United States
Specialty
Nursing
Social Medicine
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Public Health Perspectives on Disability : Science, Social Justice, Ethics, and Beyond

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Donald J. Lollar, Willi Horner-Johnson, Katherine Froehlich-Grobe, editors. (Second edition) --New York, NY: Springer , c2021.
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In this new edition, the editors and contributors update and expand on the educational framework that was introduced in the first edition for rethinking disability in public health study and practice and for attaining the competencies that should accompany this knowledge. The second edition highlights key areas of research that have emerged since the first edition was published. Public Health Perspectives on Disability: Science, Social Justice, Ethics, and Beyond, 2nd edition, is an essential r…
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Lollar, Donald J.
Horner-Johnson, Willi
Froehlich-Grobe, Katherine
Responsibility
Donald J. Lollar, Willi Horner-Johnson, Katherine Froehlich-Grobe, editors
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxi, 376 p.) : 9 illus., 2 illus. in color
ISBN
9781071608883
9781071608876 (Print ed.)
9781071608890 (Print ed.)
9781071608906 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Disabled Persons
Health Equity
Public Health
Specialty
Minority Health
Public Health
Social Medicine
Abstract
In this new edition, the editors and contributors update and expand on the educational framework that was introduced in the first edition for rethinking disability in public health study and practice and for attaining the competencies that should accompany this knowledge. The second edition highlights key areas of research that have emerged since the first edition was published. Public Health Perspectives on Disability: Science, Social Justice, Ethics, and Beyond, 2nd edition, is an essential resource for public health educators and practitioners as well as students in graduate schools of public health throughout the United States.
Contents
Part I. Core Public Health Topics -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Epidemiology and Biostatistics -- 3. Social Determinants of Health and Disability -- 4. Disability, Intersectionality, and Inequity: Life in the Margins -- 5. Environmental Contexts Shaping Disability and Health -- 6. Public Health Ethics and Disability: Centering Disability Justice -- 7. International Public Health and Global Disability -- Part II. Public Health Applications -- 8. Disability and Health Programs: Emerging Partners -- 9. Children with Special Healthcare Needs -- 10. Achieving Equity: Including Women with Disabilities in Maternal and Child Health Policies and Programs -- 11. Aging with a Disability -- 12. Disasters and Disability: Rhetoric and Reality -- 13. Law, Benefits, Disability Rights, and Public Health: A Sum Greater than the Parts? -- 14. Inter-relationship of Health Insurance and Employment for People with Disabilities -- 15. Public Health, Work, and Disability -- 16. Actions to Prepare a Competent Workforce.
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Equitable Access to Human Biological Resources in Developing Countries : Benefit Sharing Without Undue Inducement

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Roger Scarlin Chennells. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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The main question explored by the book is: How can cross-border access to human genetic resources, such as blood or DNA samples, be governed in such a way as to achieve equity for vulnerable populations in developing countries? The book situates the field of genomic and genetic research within global health and research frameworks, describing the concerns that have been raised about the potential unfairness in exchanges during recent decades. Access to and sharing in the benefits of human biolo…
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Chennells, Roger Scarlin
Responsibility
Roger Scarlin Chennells
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 197 p.)
ISBN
9783319197258
9783319197241 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Bioethics
Developing Countries
Genetic Research - ethics
Global Health - ethics
Health Equity
Healthcare Disparities
Abstract
The main question explored by the book is: How can cross-border access to human genetic resources, such as blood or DNA samples, be governed in such a way as to achieve equity for vulnerable populations in developing countries? The book situates the field of genomic and genetic research within global health and research frameworks, describing the concerns that have been raised about the potential unfairness in exchanges during recent decades. Access to and sharing in the benefits of human biological resources are aspects not regulated by any international legal framework such as the Convention on Biological Diversity, which applies only to the exchange of plants, animals and microorganisms, as well as to associated traditional knowledge. Examples of genetic research perceived as exploitative are provided in order to illustrate the legal vacuum concerning the global governance of human genetic resources. The main conclusions drawn from the legal and ethical analysis are: Benefit sharing is crucial in order to avoid the exploitation of developing countries in human genetic research; With functioning research ethics committees, undue inducement is less of a concern in genetic research than in other areas of medical research (e.g. clinical trials); Concerns remain over research involving indigenous populations; accordingly, recommendations are provided. In drawing these conclusions, the book addresses in detail a highly pressing topic in global bioethics and international law. In this regard, it combines bioethical arguments with jurisprudence, in particular with reference to the law of equity and the legal concepts of duress (coercion), unconscionable dealing, and undue inducement.
Contents
Introduction -- Exploitation -- Common Heritage of Humankind -- The Altruism Argument -- The "No Value Added" Argument -- Justice and Exploitation in Bilateral Exchanges -- Undue Inducement and Coercion -- Risks to Indigenous Peoples as Vulnerable Population -- Closing Chapter -- List of Legal Cases.
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