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Adult Vaccinations : Changing the Immunization Paradigm

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Jean-Pierre Michel, Stefania Maggi, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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After introductory chapters devoted to the safe production and distribution of vaccines, the book addresses the question of adult vaccination in the framework of a life-course approach to vaccination. It presents the proceedings of multidisciplinary expert discussions with an excellent summary of the current state of knowledge on adult vaccination in various diseases, as well as an overview of the professionals involved and the obstacles to achieving greater vaccine uptake, and how these may be…
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Michel, Jean-Pierre
Maggi, Stefania
Responsibility
Jean-Pierre Michel, Stefania Maggi, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 127 p.) : 1 illus. in color
Series
Practical Issues in Geriatrics
Series Title
Practical issues in geriatrics
ISBN
9783030051594
9783030051587 (Print ed.)
9783030051600 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2509-6060
Subjects (MeSH)
Adult
Aging - immunology
Immunization
Vaccination
Vaccines
Specialty
Public Health
Abstract
After introductory chapters devoted to the safe production and distribution of vaccines, the book addresses the question of adult vaccination in the framework of a life-course approach to vaccination. It presents the proceedings of multidisciplinary expert discussions with an excellent summary of the current state of knowledge on adult vaccination in various diseases, as well as an overview of the professionals involved and the obstacles to achieving greater vaccine uptake, and how these may be addressed. The book systematically discusses the major vaccine-preventable diseases, as well as regulatory issues in vaccine provision, and presents the results of an expert meeting designed to identify the obstacles to vaccination, and solutions for addressing these barriers. It goes on to extend the discussion beyond the traditional boundaries of human health to encompass the “one health” concept. The book is intended for all those with an interest in vaccination, including physicians (from a wide range of disciplines including geriatrics/gerontology, infectious diseases, pediatrics, internal medicine, and other non-organ specialties), other healthcare professionals, pharmacists, representatives of the pharmaceutical industry and regulatory bodies (EMEA, national authorities), policymakers, the media and the general public.
Contents
Foreword. Adult vaccinations: essential but too often forgotten -- 1. Complexity of vaccine manufacture and supply -- 2. Administration of vaccines: current process, new technologies, adjuvants -- 3. How can the European Medicines Agency support an appropriate strategy of adult vaccination? -- 4. Public health impact of adult vaccine-preventable diseases on performance, disability, mortality and health care costs in Europe -- 5. Outcomes after HPV vaccination -- 6. Impact of nutrition on adult vaccination efficacy -- 7. Profiling vaccines for an immunosenescent and multimorbid population -- 8. Comprehensive geriatric assessment in infectious diseases -- 9. Etiology of respiratory tract infections in adults in Europe: current knowledge and knowledge gaps -- 10. European flu vaccine regulations and their impacts in community-dwelling adults -- 11. Vaccination against pneumococcal disease in the European Union, with particular focus on Germany -- 12. Direct and indirect benefits of a comprehensive approach to vaccinating adults with influenza and pneumococcal vaccines, especially in patients with chronic diseases -- 13. Vaccination of health care professionals and protection of hospitalized adults and nursing home residents -- 14. Ongoing threats for older Europeans: Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus -- 15. Herpes Zoster vaccination: a vaccine to prevent pain -- 16. Gastroenteritis burden in the adult community: prospects for vaccines -- 17. Travel vaccination -- 18. Integrating the veterinarian scientist to the one-health concept -- 19. Stressing the importance of adult immunization: suggestions for how to change the paradigm -- 20. How can we integrate life course vaccination into the new WHO definition of “Healthy Ageing”?.
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AIDS in Pakistan : Bureaucracy, Public Goods and NGOs

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Ayaz Qureshi. --Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan , c2018.
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This book is the first full-length study of HIV/AIDS work in relation to government and NGOs. In the early 2000s, Pakistan's response to HIV/AIDS was scaled-up and declared an area of urgent intervention. This response was funded by international donors requiring prevention, care and support services to be contracted out to NGOs: a global policy considered particularly important in Pakistan where the high risk populations are criminalized by the state. Based on unparalleled ethnographic access …
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Qureshi, Ayaz
Responsibility
Ayaz Qureshi
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 217 p
ISBN
9789811062209
9789811062193 (print ed.)
9789811062216 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
HIV Infections
Health Policy
Public-Private Sector Partnerships
Other Subjects
Pakistan
Specialty
Policy
Public Health
Abstract
This book is the first full-length study of HIV/AIDS work in relation to government and NGOs. In the early 2000s, Pakistan's response to HIV/AIDS was scaled-up and declared an area of urgent intervention. This response was funded by international donors requiring prevention, care and support services to be contracted out to NGOs: a global policy considered particularly important in Pakistan where the high risk populations are criminalized by the state. Based on unparalleled ethnographic access to government bureaucracies and their dealings with NGOs, Qureshi examines how global policies were translated by local actors and how they responded to the evolving HIV/AIDS crisis. The book encourages readers to reconsider the orthodoxy of policies regarding public-private partnership by critiquing the resulting changes in the bureaucracy, civil society and public goods. It is a must-read for students, scholars and practitioners concerned with neoliberal agendas in global health and development.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. AIDS in the Islamic Republic -- 3. The HIV prevention market -- 4. Enterprising bureaucrats -- 5. Surviving hard times -- 6. Participating in the Global Fund -- 7. Responsibility for care and support -- 8. AIDS activism and "civil society" -- 9. Conclusion.
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American journal of health behavior

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PNG Publications
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Vol 14, 1990 -
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PNG Publications
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Vol 14, 1990 -
ISSN
1087-3244
Specialty
Public Health
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American journal of preventive medicine

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Elsevier
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Vol 32, 2007 -
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Elsevier
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Vol 32, 2007 -
Publication Frequency
Monthly
ISSN
0749-3797
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Public Health
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e-Journal
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Analysis of Catastrophes and Their Public Health Consequences : Descriptions, Predictions, and Aggregation of Expert Judgment Supporting Science Policy

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Paolo F. Ricci. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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Public health policy prospectively and retrospectively addresses the consequences of events ranging from the commonplace to the catastrophic. Informing policymakers and stakeholders by enhancing their understanding of complex causation to justify remedial or precautionary actions is a critical science-policy task. In this book, the key aspects of catastrophes (regardless of their nature) and routine events are identified through a common framework for their analyses, and the analyses of the con…
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Ricci, Paolo F.
Responsibility
Paolo F. Ricci
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 187 p.) : 53 illus., 24 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030480660
9783030480653 (Print ed.)
9783030480677 (Print ed.)
9783030480684 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Disasters
Forecasting
Policy Making
Public Health
Specialty
Disaster Medicine
Health Planning
Abstract
Public health policy prospectively and retrospectively addresses the consequences of events ranging from the commonplace to the catastrophic. Informing policymakers and stakeholders by enhancing their understanding of complex causation to justify remedial or precautionary actions is a critical science-policy task. In this book, the key aspects of catastrophes (regardless of their nature) and routine events are identified through a common framework for their analyses, and the analyses of the consequences associated with the potential occurrence of these events also are discussed. The book is not about disaster planning; instead, it is focused on analysis and causation in the context of informing – rather than formulating – public health policy. The author aggregates and fuses scientific information and knowledge in public health policy-science using alternative but complementary methods. The book first focuses on the analysis of catastrophes and commonplace events; the focus then shifts to causal models of multifactorial diseases, particularly at low doses or dose-rates, associated with these events. Topics explored among the chapters include: Policy and Legal Aspects of Precautionary Choices Catastrophes, Disasters, and Calamities: Concepts for Their Assessment Uncertainty: Probabilistic and Statistical Aspects Aggregating Judgments to Inform Precautionary Decision-making The aim of the book is to show that the analyses of events are fundamentally similar, regardless of whether the concern is a global catastrophe or commonplace. Analysis of Catastrophes and Their Public Health Consequences is a text that should engage students, instructors, and researchers in public health, science policy, and preparedness research, as well as serve as a useful resource for policy analysts, practitioners, and risk managers.
Contents
1. Black Swans, Dragon-Kings, and Other Catastrophes: Caught Between Infinitesimals and Googols -- 2. Policy and Legal Aspects of Precautionary Choices -- 3. Catastrophes, Disasters, and Calamities: Concepts for Their Assessment -- 4. Catastrophic Incidents: Critical Information and Knowledge -- 5. Uncertainty: Probabilistic and Statistical Aspects -- 6. Preferences, Choices and Probabilistic Dominance: An Overview -- 7. Heterogeneous and Uncertain Knowledge: Beyond Probabilities -- 8. Aggregating Judgments to Inform Precautionary Decision-making.
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An introduction to indigenous health and healthcare in Canada : bridging health and healing

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Vasiliki Douglas. (2nd ed.) --New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company , c2022.
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This book is intended primarily to provide nursing students with an accessible guide to the health of Canadian First Nations, Me´tis and Inuit-the Indigenous peoples of Canada. It provides an explanation of how their values and worldview may differ from those of their colleagues but can still be accommodated within the profession.
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Douglas, Vasiliki
Responsibility
Vasiliki Douglas
Edition
2nd ed.
Alternate Title
Introduction to indigenous health and healthcare in Canada
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer Publishing Company
Date of Publication
c2022
Physical Description
1 online resource
ISBN
9780826164124
Subjects (MeSH)
Indigenous Peoples
Minority Health
Health services, indigenous
Transcultural Nursing - methods
Culturally Competent Care
Canada
Other Subjects
Canada
Specialty
Minority Health
Social Medicine
Abstract
This book is intended primarily to provide nursing students with an accessible guide to the health of Canadian First Nations, Me´tis and Inuit-the Indigenous peoples of Canada. It provides an explanation of how their values and worldview may differ from those of their colleagues but can still be accommodated within the profession.
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Assessing Race, Ethnicity and Gender in Health

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by Sana Loue. --Boston, MA: Springer , c2006.
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Loue, Sana
Responsibility
by Sana Loue
Place of Publication
Boston, MA
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2006
ISBN
9780387324623
Subjects (MeSH)
Continental population groups
Ethnic Groups
Minority Groups
Gender Identity
Public Health
Subjects (LCSH)
Public health
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e-Book
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Assessment of Population Health Risks of Policies

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Gabriel Guli¿, Odile Mekel, Bal©zs ©üd©m, Liliana Cori, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2014.
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Public health continues to evolve as professionals work not only to prevent disease and promote well-being but also to reduce health disparities and protect the environment. To a greater extent, policy is intimately linked to this process, a reality that is gaining traction in the public health sector. With this understanding in mind, Assessment of Population Health Risks of Policies introduces an international set of guidelines, Risk Assessment from Policies to Impact Dimension (RAPID). In kee…
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Guli¿, Gabriel
Mekel, Odile
©üd©m, Bal©zs
Cori, Liliana
Responsibility
Gabriel Guli¿, Odile Mekel, Bal©zs ©üd©m, Liliana Cori, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 269 p. : 9 illus.)
ISBN
9781461485971
9781461485964 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Policy
Public Health
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors
Abstract
Public health continues to evolve as professionals work not only to prevent disease and promote well-being but also to reduce health disparities and protect the environment. To a greater extent, policy is intimately linked to this process, a reality that is gaining traction in the public health sector. With this understanding in mind, Assessment of Population Health Risks of Policies introduces an international set of guidelines, Risk Assessment from Policies to Impact Dimension (RAPID). In keeping with widely recognized models of public health operations, this innovative methodology factors in social, environmental, and economic health determinants to predict adverse outcomes to populations arising from large-scale policy decisions. Case studies from across the European Union illustrate both the intricacies of risk quantification and other components of assessment and possible relationships between policy and health outcomes. And contributors suggest how international health standards may be implemented despite significant cultural and political differences among nations.
Contents
Public health, policy analysis, risk assessment and impact assessment -- Risk assessment, Impact assessment and evaluation -- Top-Down Policy Risk Assessment -- Bottom-up policy risk assessment -- Quantification of health risks -- Application of RAPID Guidance on an International Policy -- Use of policy risk assessment results in political decision making.
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Asthma, Health and Society : A Public Health Perspective

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edited by Andrew Harver, Harry Kotses. --Boston, MA: Springer-Verlag US , c2010.
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Harver, Andrew
Other Authors
Kotses, Harry
Responsibility
edited by Andrew Harver, Harry Kotses
Place of Publication
Boston, MA
Publisher
Springer-Verlag US
Date of Publication
c2010
ISBN
9780387782850
Subjects (MeSH)
Asthma - epidemiology
Socioeconomic Factors
Public Health
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e-Book
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Australian journal of rural health

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Blackwell
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Vol 6(3), 1998 - (delayed 12 months)
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Blackwell
Holdings
Vol 6(3), 1998 - (delayed 12 months)
ISSN
1038-5282
Specialty
Community Medicine
Public Health
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e-Journal
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Autistic Community and the Neurodiversity Movement : Stories from the Frontline

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Steven K. Kapp, editor. --Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan , c2020.
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This open access book marks the first historical overview of the autism rights branch of the neurodiversity movement, describing the activities and rationales of key leaders in their own words since it organized into a unique community in 1992. Sandwiched by editorial chapters that include critical analysis, the book contains 19 chapters by 21 authors about the forming of the autistic community and neurodiversity movement, progress in their influence on the broader autism community and field, a…
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Kapp, Steven K.
Responsibility
Steven K. Kapp, editor
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 330 p.) : 7 illus., 6 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811384370
9789811384363 (Print ed.)
9789811384387 (Print ed.)
9789811384394 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Cultural Diversity
Human Rights
Mental Health - ethics
Minority Health
Psychology, Social - ethics
Subjects (LCSH)
People with disabilities
Child psychiatry
Social work
Medical ethics
Specialty
Disability Studies
Minority Health
Psychiatry
Social Medicine
Abstract
This open access book marks the first historical overview of the autism rights branch of the neurodiversity movement, describing the activities and rationales of key leaders in their own words since it organized into a unique community in 1992. Sandwiched by editorial chapters that include critical analysis, the book contains 19 chapters by 21 authors about the forming of the autistic community and neurodiversity movement, progress in their influence on the broader autism community and field, and their possible threshold of the advocacy establishment. The actions covered are legendary in the autistic community, including manifestos such as “Don’t Mourn for Us”, mailing lists, websites or webpages, conferences, issue campaigns, academic project and journal, a book, and advisory roles. These actions have shifted the landscape toward viewing autism in social terms of human rights and identity to accept, rather than as a medical collection of deficits and symptoms to cure.
Contents
1. Introduction -- Part I: Gaining Community -- 2. Historicizing Jim Sinclair’s “Don’t Mourn for Us”: A Cultural and Intellectual History of Neurodiversity’s Origins -- 3. From Exclusion to Acceptance: Independent Living on the Autistic Spectrum -- 4. Autistic People Against Neuroleptic Abuse -- 5. Autistics.org and Finding our Voices as an Activist Movement -- 6. Losing -- Part II: Getting Heard -- 7. Neurodiversity.com: A Decade of Advocacy -- 8. Autscape -- 9. The Autistic Genocide Clock -- 10. Shifting the System: AASPIRE and the Loom of Science and Activism -- 11. Out of Searching Comes New Vibrance -- 12. Two Winding Parent Paths to Neurodiversity Advocacy -- 13. Lobbying Autism’s Diagnostic Revision in the DSM-5 -- 14. Torture in the Name of Treatment: The Mission to Stop the Shocks in the Age of Deinstitutionalization -- 15. Autonomy, the Critical Journal of Interdisciplinary Autism Studies -- 16. My Time with Autism Speaks -- 17. Covering the Politics of Neurodiversity: And Myself -- 18. “A Dream Deferred” No Longer: Backstory of the First Autism and Race Anthology -- Part III: Entering the Establishment? -- 19. Changing Paradigms: The Emergence of the Autism/Neurodiversity Manifesto -- 20. From Protest to Taskforce -- 21. Critiques of the Neurodiversity Movement -- 22. Conclusion.
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Best Evidence Structural Interventions for HIV Prevention

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Rachel E. Golden, Charles B. Collins, Shayna D. Cunningham, Emily N. Newman, Josefina J. Card. --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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Best Evidence Structural Interventions for HIV Prevention Rachel E. Golden, Charles B. Collins, Shayna D. Cunningham, Emily N. Newman, and Josefina J. Card In the fourth decade of the HIV epidemic, the signs are both encouraging and alarming: fewer people are dying, and more people are living longer with the help of powerful antivirals, yet many areas of the world are seeing new cases on the rise. Best Evidence Structural Interventions for HIV Prevention reports on successful HIV prevention ini…
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Golden, Rachel E
Other Authors
Collins, Charles B
Cunningham, Shayna D
Newman, Emily N
Card, Josefina J
Responsibility
Rachel E. Golden, Charles B. Collins, Shayna D. Cunningham, Emily N. Newman, Josefina J. Card
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 352 p. : ill.)
ISBN
9781461470137
9781461470120 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Evidence-Based Medicine
Harm Reduction
Health Policy
Health Promotion
HIV Infections - prevention & control
Public Health
Safe Sex
Abstract
Best Evidence Structural Interventions for HIV Prevention Rachel E. Golden, Charles B. Collins, Shayna D. Cunningham, Emily N. Newman, and Josefina J. Card In the fourth decade of the HIV epidemic, the signs are both encouraging and alarming: fewer people are dying, and more people are living longer with the help of powerful antivirals, yet many areas of the world are seeing new cases on the rise. Best Evidence Structural Interventions for HIV Prevention reports on successful HIV prevention initiatives from across the globe, representing countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas at diverse stages of the epidemic. Spotlighting major worldwide objectives--decreasing risks in IV drug use, commercial sex work, and non-commercial sexual activity and promoting HIV screening, voluntary counseling and testing (VCT), and antiretroviral therapy--these rigorously evaluated interventions are analyzed at individual and community levels. Chapters discuss issues regarding availability and accessibility of resources and populations' receptivity to change. And the authors examine related ethical challenges, including whether interventions should also target larger problems fueling the epidemic such as poverty and inequality. Among the programs featured: U.S.: Legal access to needles and syringes; China: Needle social marketing; Tanzania: Go with the Times, a radio soap opera; Dominican Republic: Compromiso Collectivo for female sex workers; France: Prenatal HIV screening; South Africa: Drama-based intervention to promote VCT. These life-saving initiatives are worthy of wider recognition, making Best Evidence Structural Interventions for HIV Prevention a superior reference for graduate students and researchers in public health, HIV/AIDS prevention, and health policy. Policymakers and planners will also find these ideas of great importance.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Overview of Structural Interventions to Decrease Injection Drug-Use Risk -- Case Study 1: Legalization of Needle and Syringe Sale and Possession: Effect on Connecticut Injection Drug Users’ Injection Practices -- Case Study 2: The SHAKTI Intervention in Bangladesh: (Stopping HIV/AIDS through Knowledge and Training Initiatives) A Needle Exchange Program’s Effect on Injection Drug Users’ Injection -- Case Study 3: Providing a Safer Injection Facility to Injection Drug Users: InSite: A Safer Injection Facility in Vancouver, British Columbia -- Case Study 4: Needle Social Marketing Strategy in China: Effect on Chinese Injection Drug Users’ Injection Practices -- Case Study 5: The Vietnam and China Cross-Border Project: Effect on HIV Risk Behaviors of Injection Drug Users -- 3. Overview of Structural Interventions to Decrease Noncommercial Sex Risk -- Case Study 6: Louisiana’s Condom Social Marketing Program: Effect of Improved Availability and Access on Use -- Case Study 7: Promoting Sexual Responsibility Among Youth in Zimbabwe: Effect of an Extensive Multimedia Campaign on Indicators of Safer Sex -- Case Study 8: The 100% Jeune Social Marketing Campaign: Effect on Condom Use Among Youth in Cameroon -- Case Study 9: Twenda na Wakati (Lets Go with the Times): Effects of a Radio Soap Opera on HIV/AIDS Prevention in Tanzania -- Case Study 10: A Safer Sex Media Campaign in Lexington, Kentucky: Using Public Service Announcements to Promote Condom Use -- 4. Overview of Structural Interventions to Decrease Commercial Sex Risk -- Case Study 11: Mandatory Condom Law in Nevada Brothels: Using Policy to Change Condom Use Practices -- Case Study 12: Compromiso Collectivo: Reducing HIV Risk Among Female Sex Workers in the Dominican Republic -- Case Study 13: A Social and Structural Intervention in the Philippines: Effect on Condom Use of Establishment- Based Female Sex Workers -- Case Study 14: The 100 % Condom Program in Thailand: Using Public Policy Change to Increase Condom Use in Brothels -- Case Study 15: The Sonagachi Project: Empowering Sex Workers in the Songagchi District of Calcutta, India -- 5. Overview of Structural Interventions to Increase Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) and Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) -- Case Study 16: Mandatory Offering of HIV Screening During Prenatal Visits: The Experience of Southeastern France in Response to National Policy -- Case Study 17: Free Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy in Taiwan: Effect of a Country-Wide Policy on HIV Transmission -- Case Study 18: A Drama-Based HIV Intervention in South Africa: Effect on Voluntary Counseling and Testing -- 6. Conclusion.
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Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change

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Melissa R. Marselle, Jutta Stadler, Horst Korn, Katherine N. Irvine, Aletta Bonn, editors. --Cham: SpringerOpen , c2019.
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This open access book identifies and discusses biodiversity’s contribution to physical, mental and spiritual health and wellbeing. Furthermore, the book identifies the implications of this relationship for nature conservation, public health, landscape architecture and urban planning – and considers the opportunities of nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation. This transdisciplinary book will attract a wide audience interested in biodiversity, ecology, resource management, public he…
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Marselle, Melissa R.
Stadler, Jutta
Korn, Horst
Irvine, Katherine N.
Bonn, Aletta
Responsibility
Melissa R. Marselle, Jutta Stadler, Horst Korn, Katherine N. Irvine, Aletta Bonn, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
SpringerOpen
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxvi, 481 p.) : 47 illus., 35 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030023188
9783030023171 (Print ed.)
9783030023195 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Biodiversity
Climate Change
Conservation of Natural Resources
Environmental Medicine
Health Planning
Health Promotion
Specialty
Environmental Health
Public Health
Abstract
This open access book identifies and discusses biodiversity’s contribution to physical, mental and spiritual health and wellbeing. Furthermore, the book identifies the implications of this relationship for nature conservation, public health, landscape architecture and urban planning – and considers the opportunities of nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation. This transdisciplinary book will attract a wide audience interested in biodiversity, ecology, resource management, public health, psychology, urban planning, and landscape architecture. The emphasis is on multiple human health benefits from biodiversity--in particular with respect to the increasing challenge of climate change. This makes the book unique to other books that focus either on biodiversity and physical health or natural environments and mental wellbeing. The book is written as a definitive ‘go-to’ book for those who are new to the field of biodiversity and health.
Contents
1. Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change: Challenges, Opportunities and Evidence Gaps -- Part I. Biodiversity and Physical Health -- 2. Biodiversity, Physical Health and Climate Change: A Synthesis of Recent Evidence -- 3. Climate Change and Pollen Allergies -- 4. Vector-Borne Diseases -- 5. The Influence of Socio-economic and Socio-demographic Factors in the Association Between Urban Green Space and Health -- 6. Green Spaces and Child Health and Development -- Part II. Biodiversity, Mental Health and Spiritual Well-Being -- 7. Theoretical Foundations of Biodiversity and Mental Well-being Relationships -- 8. Biodiversity in the Context of ‘Biodiversity – Mental Health’ Research -- 9. Review of the Mental Health and Well-Being Benefits of Biodiversity -- 10. Biodiversity and Spiritual Well-Being -- Part III. Implications of the Biodiversity and Health Relationship -- 11. Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change: Implications for Public Health -- 12. Biodiversity and Health: Implications for Conservation -- 13. Supporting Behavioural Entrepreneurs: Using the Biodiversity-Health Relationship to Help Citizens Self-Initiate Sustainability Behaviour -- 14. Global Developments: Policy Support for Linking Biodiversity, Health and Climate Change -- 15. European Nature and Health Network Initiatives -- Part IV. Planning and Managing Urban Green Spaces for Biodiversity and Health in a Changing Climate -- 16. Nature-Based Solutions and Protected Areas to Improve Urban Biodiversity and Health -- 17. Environmental, Health and Equity Effects of Urban Green Space Interventions -- 18. Resilience Management for Healthy Cities in a Changing Climate -- 19. Linking Landscape Planning and Health -- Part V. Conclusions -- 20. Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change: Perspectives for Science, Policy and Practice.
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Bioethics, Public Health, and the Social Sciences for the Medical Professions : An Integrated, Case-Based Approach

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Amy E. Caruso Brown, Travis R. Hobart, Cynthia B. Morrow, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2019.
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This unique textbook utilizes an integrated, case-based approach to explore how the domains of bioethics, public health and the social sciences impact individual patients and populations. It provides a structured framework suitable for both educators (including course directors and others engaged in curricular design) and for medical and health professions students to use in classroom settings across a range of clinical areas and allied health professions and for independent study. The textbook…
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Caruso Brown, Amy E.
Hobart, Travis R.
Morrow, Cynthia B.
Responsibility
Amy E. Caruso Brown, Travis R. Hobart, Cynthia B. Morrow, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 527 p.) : 6 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030035440
9783030035433 (Print ed.)
9783030035457 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Bioethical Issues
Ethics, Clinical
Public Health - ethics
Specialty
Ethics
Public Health
Social Sciences
Abstract
This unique textbook utilizes an integrated, case-based approach to explore how the domains of bioethics, public health and the social sciences impact individual patients and populations. It provides a structured framework suitable for both educators (including course directors and others engaged in curricular design) and for medical and health professions students to use in classroom settings across a range of clinical areas and allied health professions and for independent study. The textbook opens with an introduction, describing the intersection of ethics and public health in clinical practice and the six key themes that inform the book's core learning objectives, followed by a guide to using the book. It then presents 22 case studies that address a broad spectrum of patient populations, clinical settings, and disease pathologies. Each pair of cases shares a core concept in bioethics or public health, from community perspectives and end-of-life care to medical mistakes and stigma and marginalization. They engage learners in rigorous clinical and ethical reasoning by prompting readers to make choices based on available information and then providing additional information to challenge assumptions, simulating clinical decision-making. In addition to providing a unique, detailed clinical scenario, each case is presented in a consistent format, which includes learning objectives, questions and responses for self-directed learning, questions and responses for group discussion, references, and suggested further reading. All cases integrate the six themes of patient- and family-centered care; evidence-based practice; structural competency; biases in decision-making; cultural humility and awareness of the culture of medicine; and justice, social responsibility and advocacy. The final section discusses some challenges to evaluating courses and learning encounters that adopt the cases and includes a model framework for learner assessment.
Contents
I. Introduction -- Introduction -- Approaches to Using This Book -- II. Core Principles in Ethics and Public Health -- “How Many of These Surgeries Have You Done?” -- “Can't Stop Coughing (But I Need to Get Back to the Shelter by 6)” -- III. Community Perspectives -- “I Think I’m in Labor” -- “Why Does My Son Have Lead in His Blood?” -- IV. Healthcare Systems and Comparative Approaches -- “Our Baby Is Turning Blue” -- “I Have a Touch of Sugar but I Can’t Afford My Meds” -- V. Decision-Making for Children and Adolescents -- “I Don’t Want My Child to Get Vaccines” -- “Our Son's Cancer Is Gone. Why Can't We Stop Treatment?” -- VI. Trauma, Violence, and Mental Health -- “He Has a Gun and Wants to Kill Himself” -- “Bleeding Too Much” (In the Words of a Refugee) -- VII. Choices and Care at the End of Life -- “My Father Wouldn’t Want to Live Like This” -- “We’re Not Ready to Give Up” -- VIII. Quality of Life in the Context of Disability -- “Please Look Beyond My Disability” -- “It Runs in the Family” -- IX. Medical Mistakes and Patient Safety -- “I Know Something Is Wrong” -- “I’m in Pain!” -- X. Conducting Research -- “I Don't Want to Be a Guinea Pig” -- “Wait, I’m a Research Subject?” -- XI. Stigma and Marginalization -- “I Need Blockers So I Don’t Turn Into a Girl” -- “You Don’t Understand—He Needs That Bottle” -- XII. Global Health -- “They Say My Baby’s Head Is Too Small” -- “I Just Want to Help People and See the World” -- XIII. Evaluation and Assessment -- Evaluating Cases in Context -- A Practical Framework for Learner Assessment -- Supplementary Information.
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Biological, Chemical, and Radiological Terrorism : Emergency Preparedness and Response for the Primary Care Physician

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Alan L. Melnick. --New York, NY: Springer , c2008.
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This book provides sought-after guidance to primary care physicians on preparing for and responding to terrorist events. Chapters offer a fundamental understanding of the epidemiology and relevant clinical aspects of diseases caused by biological agents (anthrax, plague, smallpox, botulism, tularemia, and hemorrhagic viruses), chemical agents (nerve and blister), and radiological agents. The text details how to detect terrorist-caused illness as early as possible, how to provide defensive or pr…
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Melnick, Alan L
Responsibility
Alan L. Melnick
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2008
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 248 p. : 35 illus., 14 illus. in color)
ISBN
9780387472324
9780387472317 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Bioterrorism
Chemical Terrorism
Civil Defense - methods
Disaster Planning - methods
Public Health
Radiation Injuries - therapy
Abstract
This book provides sought-after guidance to primary care physicians on preparing for and responding to terrorist events. Chapters offer a fundamental understanding of the epidemiology and relevant clinical aspects of diseases caused by biological agents (anthrax, plague, smallpox, botulism, tularemia, and hemorrhagic viruses), chemical agents (nerve and blister), and radiological agents. The text details how to detect terrorist-caused illness as early as possible, how to provide defensive or preventive therapy, and how to triage and treat ill patients. Emphasis is placed on addressing both the physical and psychological impact on patients and providers. The author also examines how to work effectively with public health officials at the local, state, and national levels on the delivery of preventive and therapeutic measures. Surveillance activities, plans for handling mass casualties, and responding to concerns about risk are discussed as well. The practical approach is also applicable to accidental and natural disasters. This timely resource is invaluable for primary care physicians who want to better understand their role for patients and the public in emergency preparedness.
Contents
Emergency Preparedness for the Primary Care Physician -- Biological Terrorism -- Chemical Terrorism -- Radiological Terrorism -- Mental Health and Terrorism -- The Primary Care Physician's Role in Supporting the Public Health Response to Biological, Chemical, and Radiological Terrorism.
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The Biopsychosocial Model of Health and Disease : New Philosophical and Scientific Developments

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Derek Bolton, Grant Gillett. --Cham: Palgrave Macmillan , c2019.
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‘This is an incredibly audacious book. Derek Bolton and Grant Gillett brilliantly succeed in providing the big picture that was lacking in the defense of the biopsychosocial model promoted by Engel 40 years ago.’ - Steeves Demazeux, Assistant Professor in philosophy, Bordeaux-Montaigne University, France This open access book is a systematic update of the philosophical and scientific foundations of the biopsychosocial model of health, disease and healthcare. First proposed by George Engel 40 ye…
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Bolton, Derek
Other Authors
Gillett, Grant
Responsibility
Derek Bolton, Grant Gillett
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 149 p.)
ISBN
9783030118990
9783030118983 (Print ed.)
9783030119003 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Holistic Health
Philosophy, Medical
Social Medicine
Specialty
Public Health
Social Sciences
Abstract
‘This is an incredibly audacious book. Derek Bolton and Grant Gillett brilliantly succeed in providing the big picture that was lacking in the defense of the biopsychosocial model promoted by Engel 40 years ago.’ - Steeves Demazeux, Assistant Professor in philosophy, Bordeaux-Montaigne University, France This open access book is a systematic update of the philosophical and scientific foundations of the biopsychosocial model of health, disease and healthcare. First proposed by George Engel 40 years ago, the Biopsychosocial Model is much cited in healthcare settings worldwide, but has been increasingly criticised for being vague, lacking in content, and in need of reworking in the light of recent developments. The book confronts the rapid changes to psychological science, neuroscience, healthcare, and philosophy that have occurred since the model was first proposed and addresses key issues such as the model’s scientific basis, clinical utility, and philosophical coherence. The authors conceptualise biology and the psychosocial as in the same ontological space, interlinked by systems of communication-based regulatory control which constitute a new kind of causation. These are distinguished from physical and chemical laws, most clearly because they can break down, thus providing the basis for difference between health and disease. This work offers an urgent update to the model’s scientific and philosophical foundations, providing a new and coherent account of causal interactions between the biological, the psychological and social. Derek Bolton is Professor of Philosophy and Psychopathology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London, UK. He was awarded a double first in Moral Sciences and a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. His subsequent professional career was in clinical psychology and he has published extensively in philosophy of psychiatry as well as basic and clinical health science. Grant Gillett is Professor of Bioethics at the University of Otago, New Zealand. His professional career was in Neurosurgery, punctuated by a D. Phil. at Oxford University in philosophy of mind and meta-ethics. He has published extensively in neuroethics, philosophy of mind and language, philosophy of medicine (particularly psychiatry), and the philosophy of medical and social sciences.
Contents
1. The Biopsychosocial Model 40 Years On -- 1.1 Doing Well—But with Underlying Problems -- 1.2 Locating the Content of the Biopsychosocial Model -- 1.3 The General Model: Biopsychosocial Ontology and Interactions -- 2. Biology Involves Regulatory Control of Physical–Chemical Energetic Processes -- 2.1 The New Biology/Biomedicine -- 2.2 The Limitations of Physicalism -- 2.3 Current Biomedicine Is Conducive to the Biopsychosocial Model -- 3. Psychology Regulates Activity in the Social World -- 3.1 The Psychological as Embodied Agency -- 3.2 Biopsychosocial Conditions of Agency -- 3.3 The Socio-Political: Who Gets to Control What? -- 3.4 General Theory of Biopsychosocial Systems -- 4. Biopsychosocial Conditions of Health and Disease -- 4.1 Conditions of Biopsychosocial Life -- 4.2 Biopsychosocial Conceptualisation of Health Conditions -- 4.3 Locating Causes in Biopsychosocial Systems -- 4.4 Compare and Contrast Physical and Mental Health Conditions -- 4.5 Locating the Biopsychosocial Model.
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Birth Defects in India

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Anita Kar. Springer , 2021.
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Anita Kar
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxix, 362 pages) : illustrations
ISBN
9789811615542
Other Subjects
India
Specialty
Genetics, Medical
Public Health
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Bridging Occupational, Organizational and Public Health : A Transdisciplinary Approach

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Georg F. Bauer, Oliver Hämmig. --Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands , c2014.
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In our complex, fast changing society, health is strongly influenced by the continuously changing interactions between organisations and their employees. Three major fields contribute to health-oriented improvements of these interactions: occupational health, organizational health and public health. As currently only partial links exist amongst these fields, the book aims to explore potential synergies more systematically. Considering the high mental and social demands in a service and knowledg…
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Bauer, Georg F
Other Authors
Hämmig, Oliver
Responsibility
Georg F. Bauer, Oliver Hämmig
Place of Publication
Dordrecht
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 249 p. : 25 illus., 4 illus. in color)
ISBN
9789400756403
9789400756397 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Occupational Health
Psychology, Industrial
Public Health
Abstract
In our complex, fast changing society, health is strongly influenced by the continuously changing interactions between organisations and their employees. Three major fields contribute to health-oriented improvements of these interactions: occupational health, organizational health and public health. As currently only partial links exist amongst these fields, the book aims to explore potential synergies more systematically. Considering the high mental and social demands in a service and knowledge sector economy, the first part of the book focuses on work-related psychosocial factors. As a large proportion of inequalities in health in developed countries can be explained by inequalities in working conditions, those psychosocial factors with a particularly high public health impact are highlighted. As addressing these psychosocial factors requires to involve the organization as the key change agent, the second part covers approaches to improve public health through organizational level health interventions. The last section takes a look into the future of occupational, organizational and public health: what are the future challenges regarding occupational health and how can they be tackled within and beyond the organizational level. Overall, this integrating book will help to broaden the evidence-base, legitimacy and efficacy of occupational- and organizational-level health interventions and thus increase their public health impact.
Contents
1. Bridging occupational organizational and public health : a transdisciplinary approach / Georg F. Bauer and Oliver Hammig -- Part I. Psychosocial factors in occupational and organizational health : a key public health issue -- 2. Social inequalities in work and health in a globalized economy / Johannes Siegrist -- 3. Towards organizational health : stress, positive organizational behavior, and employee well-being / Susan Cartwright and Cary L. Cooper -- 4. A critical review of the job demands-resources model : implications for improving work and health / Wilmar B. Schaufeli and Toon W. Taris -- 5. The role of psychosocial factors in musculoskeletal disorders / Brigitta Danuser -- 6. The impact of social capital on the health an dperformance of organizations / Bernhard Badura -- Part II. Improving public and organizational health -- 7. Capacity building as a key mechanism of organizational health development / Susanne Hoffmann, Gregor J. Jenny, and Georg F. Bauer -- 8. Systemic consulting for organizational health development : theory and practice / Georg F. Bauer, . . . [et al.] -- 9. Improving organizational health : the case of health promoting hospitals / Jurgen M. Pelikan, Hermann Schmied, and Christina Dietscher -- 10. Integration of work and personal life as a key factor for individual, organizational and public health / Oliver Hammig -- Part III. Beyond organizational health : social and political issues -- 11. Mental health as a complete state : how the salutogenic perspective completes the picture / Corey L.M. Keyes -- 12. Recovery from work during off-job time / Sabine A.E. Geurts -- 13. Beyond paid work : voluntary work and its salutogenic implications for society / Patrick Jiranek, Rebecca Brauchli, and Theo Wehner -- 14. Policy approaches to occupational and organizational health / Stavroula Leka and Aditya Jain.
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British journal of community nursing

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MA Healthcare
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Holdings
Vol 7, 2002 -
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Holdings
Vol 7, 2002 -
ISSN
1462-4753
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Public Health
Nursing
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e-Journal
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Cancer and Society : A Multidisciplinary Assessment and Strategies for Action

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Eric H. Bernicker, editor. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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While a number of books have looked at the intersection between human health in general and other topics, such as climate change or diet, this book focuses specifically on cancer as it impacts and is impacted by social justice issues. The massive explosion of research knowledge of cancer immunology and genomics is holding out great promise of therapeutic advances, yet other human actions—climate change, pollution, business decisions, advertising – are fostering health inequalities as well as in…
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Bernicker, Eric H.
Responsibility
Eric H. Bernicker, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 178 p.) : 15 illus., 14 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030058555
9783030058548 (Print ed.)
9783030058562 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Bioethical Issues
Global Burden of Disease
Health Planning
Neoplasms - epidemiology
Social Justice
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Social Medicine
Abstract
While a number of books have looked at the intersection between human health in general and other topics, such as climate change or diet, this book focuses specifically on cancer as it impacts and is impacted by social justice issues. The massive explosion of research knowledge of cancer immunology and genomics is holding out great promise of therapeutic advances, yet other human actions—climate change, pollution, business decisions, advertising – are fostering health inequalities as well as increasing risks. Those involved in cancer care and research are in a unique position to let their experiences and knowledge inform the public, yet very often have not taken strong public roles when it comes to discussing issues surrounding tobacco, climate change and health risks, financial toxicity of treatments, and diet choices. Written by a multidisciplinary team of authors and for medical oncologists, cancer researchers, occupational health workers, and related medical students, residents, and fellows, this book encourages oncologists to address public health care and the societal issues associated with cancer risk. This volume discusses the overarching theme of environmental justice and oncology, focuses on business and cancer (such as clinical trials, drug development and profits, and global disparities), as well as animals and cancer.
Contents
Tobacco and Social Justice -- Climate Change and Cancer -- Pollution, Cancer Risk, and Vulnerable Populations -- Causes, Consequences, and Control of High Cancer Drug Prices -- Clinical Trials: Not for the Poor and the Old -- Global Disparities: Can the World Afford Cancer? -- Cancer Quackery and Fake News: Targeting the Most Vulnerable -- The Adoption of Artificial Intelligence in Cancer Imaging -- The Hippies Were Right: Diet and Cancer Risk -- Protons and Prejudice: Finding Sense and Sensibility in the Development of a Costly Medical Therapy -- The Ethics of Animal Use in Cancer Research -- The Ecology of Cancer.
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