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Access to Primary Care and Preventative Health Services of Migrants

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Aldo Rosano, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This salient volume surveys the state of access to primary care and preventive health services by migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers across Europe. Experts in public health and allied fields identify obstacles to healthcare interventions for migrants, including costs, legal status, health-related behaviors and beliefs, and cultural and language barriers. The book includes the latest data concerning access to specific preventive services (e.g., vaccinations, colorectal screenings), specific …
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Rosano, Aldo
Responsibility
Aldo Rosano, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 115 p.) : 3 illus., 1 illus. in color
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9783319736303
9783319736297 (print ed.)
9783319736310 (print ed.)
ISSN
2192-3698
Subjects (MeSH)
Emigrants and Immigrants
Health Policy
Health Services Accessibility
Preventive Health Services
Refugees
Transients and Migrants
Other Subjects
Europe
Specialty
Minority Health
Abstract
This salient volume surveys the state of access to primary care and preventive health services by migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers across Europe. Experts in public health and allied fields identify obstacles to healthcare interventions for migrants, including costs, legal status, health-related behaviors and beliefs, and cultural and language barriers. The book includes the latest data concerning access to specific preventive services (e.g., vaccinations, colorectal screenings), specific issues of women and sexual minorities, and the potential for health promotion in prevention. Best practices for improving access are outlined as a basis for public health and policy directives toward reducing health disparities between migrant and native populations. Among the topics covered: Access to medical examination for prevention among migrants Access and barriers to infant vaccinations, female cancer screening and colorectal screening among migrant populations; Provision and policy gap between the primary and preventive care required by and the care provided to LGBTQ+ migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers; Health related lifestyles and intermediate health conditions of migrants; Quality of primary healthcare and preventive health services provided to migrants; Adaptations of primary health care for migrants; Access to primary health care and policies on migration and health at a time of economic crisis. Dedicated to bridging research and policy gaps in this vital area, Primary Care Access and Preventive Health Services of Migrants is intended for an international audience of academics, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners in public health and related disciplines.
Contents
1. Foreword -- 2. Rights to primary care access and health prevention of non-nationals and migrants in the European Union Countries -- 3. Access and barriers to childhood immunization among migrant populations -- 4. Access to medical examination for primary prevention among migrants -- 5. Avoidable hospitalization among migrants and ethnic minorities in western countries -- 6. Female migrants' attitudes and access to cervical and breast cancer screening in Europe -- 7. Access to colorectal screening -- 8. Health-related lifestyles among migrants -- 9. Adaptation of primary health care for migrants: recommendations and best practices -- 10. Health policies, patterns, and barriers to migrants' access to primary health care -- 11. Access to primary care and preventive health services of LGBTQ+ migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers -- 12. Concluding remarks.
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Achieving excellence in professional practice : a guide to developing and revising standards

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Canadian Nurses Association. --Ottawa, ON: Canadian Nurses Association , 2002.
Call Number
WY 100 C23 2002
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
WY 100 C23 2002
Corporate Author
Canadian Nurses Association
Place of Publication
Ottawa, ON
Publisher
Canadian Nurses Association
Date of Publication
2002
Physical Description
84 p.
ISBN
1551199890
Subjects (MeSH)
Policy Making
Health Policy
Nursing Care - standards
Nursing Process - standards
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
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1
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2 weeks
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Achieving Respiratory Health Equality : A United States Perspective

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Juan Carlos Celedón, editor. --Cham: Humana Press , 2017.
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This book addresses health disparities commonly encountered in pediatric and adult pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine, providing a definitive reference on this prominent issue. Expert authors explore questions such as: * What is the evidence that respiratory health disparities exist? * What do we know about the causes of the disparities? * What are the clinical implications? * What can be done to address disparities and thus achieve respiratory health equality? Recognizing the magnitu…
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Celedón, Juan Carlos
Other Authors
American Thoracic Society
Responsibility
Juan Carlos Celedón, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 205 pages) : 22 illus., 19 illus. in color
Series Title
Respiratory medicine
ISBN
9783319434476
9783319434452 (print ed.)
ISSN
2197-7372
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Policy
Health Services Accessibility
Health Status Disparities
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Risk Factors
Socioeconomic Factors
Other Subjects
United States
Abstract
This book addresses health disparities commonly encountered in pediatric and adult pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine, providing a definitive reference on this prominent issue. Expert authors explore questions such as: * What is the evidence that respiratory health disparities exist? * What do we know about the causes of the disparities? * What are the clinical implications? * What can be done to address disparities and thus achieve respiratory health equality? Recognizing the magnitude of this problem, the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Executive Committee created a Health Equality and Diversity Committee, with an initial mandate of defining respiratory health disparities and respiratory health equality in the United States. This book will follow the format of a workshop on respiratory health equality held before the 2015 ATS International Meeting and led by editor Juan Carlos Celedón. Written by the workshop presenters and other distinguished guests, this book will focus closely on major risk factors for disparities in respiratory health, and potential approaches to eliminate such disparities. Achieving Respiratory Health Equality in the United States is a timely resource for researchers, clinicians, and public health practitioners in respiratory medicine.
Contents
1. Overview -- 2. Race and Ethnicity -- 3. The Influence of Social and Economic Conditions on Respiratory Health -- 4. Air Pollution and Climate Change -- 5. Migrant Health -- 6. Acculturation -- 7. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community and Respiratory Health -- 8. Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia -- 9. Cystic Fibrosis -- 10. Obstructive Airway Diseases -- 11. Sickle Cell Disease -- 12. Graduate Medical Education -- 13. Personalized Medicine -- 14. Health Policy: Toward Achieving Respiratory Health Equality -- 15. A Roadmap for Achieving Respiratory Health Equality.
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Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos

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Amelie G. Ramirez, Edward J. Trapido, editors. --Cham: SpringerOpen , c2020.
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This open access book gives an overview of the sessions, panel discussions, and outcomes of the Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos conference, held in February 2018 in San Antonio, Texas, USA, and hosted by the Mays Cancer Center and the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio. Latinos – the largest, youngest, and fastest-growing minority group in the United States – are expected to face a 142% rise in cancer cases in coming years. Although there has been substa…
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Ramirez, Amelie G.
Trapido, Edward J.
Responsibility
Amelie G. Ramirez, Edward J. Trapido, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
SpringerOpen
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 329 p.) : 18 illus., 13 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030292867
9783030292850 (Print ed.)
9783030292874 (Print ed.)
9783030292881 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Policy
Health Promotion
Health Status Disparities
Hispanic Americans
Minority Health
Neoplasms - ethnology
Subjects (LCSH)
Health promotion
Oncology  
Social structure
Social inequality
Cancer research
Other Subjects
United States
Specialty
Population Health
Abstract
This open access book gives an overview of the sessions, panel discussions, and outcomes of the Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos conference, held in February 2018 in San Antonio, Texas, USA, and hosted by the Mays Cancer Center and the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio. Latinos – the largest, youngest, and fastest-growing minority group in the United States – are expected to face a 142% rise in cancer cases in coming years. Although there has been substantial advancement in cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment over the past few decades, addressing Latino cancer health disparities has not nearly kept pace with progress. The diverse and dynamic group of speakers and panelists brought together at the Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos conference provided in-depth insights as well as progress and actionable goals for Latino-focused basic science research, clinical best practices, community interventions, and what can be done by way of prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer in Latinos. These insights have been translated into the chapters included in this compendium. The chapters summarize the presentations and include current knowledge in the specific topic areas, identified gaps, and top priority areas for future cancer research in Latinos. Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos proves to be an indispensable resource offering key insights into actionable targets for basic science research, suggestions for clinical best practices and community interventions, and novel strategies and advocacy opportunities to reduce health disparities in Latino communities. It will find an engaged audience among researchers, academics, physicians and other healthcare professionals, patient advocates, students, and others with an interest in the broad field of Latino cancer.
Contents
Part I. Introduction -- 1. Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos -- Part II. Genetics, Environment, Lifestyle, and Cancer -- 2. Disaggregated Hispanic Groups and Cancer: Importance, Methodology and Current Knowledge -- 3. Colorectal Cancer Disparities in Latinos: Genes vs. Environment -- Part III. Cancer Risk, Prevention, and Screening -- 4. Breast Cancer Risk and Mortality in Women of Latin American Origin -- 5. Prostate Cancer in U.S. Latinos: What Have We Learned and Where Should We Focus Our Attention -- 6. Differential Cancer Risk in Latinos: The Role of Diet -- Part IV. The Biology of Cancer Health Disparities -- 7. Biomarkers of Gastric Pre-Malignant Lesions -- 8. Molecular Subtypes and Driver Mutations in Latinos with Gastric Cancer: Implications for Etiological and Translational Research -- 9. The Biology of Breast Cancer Disparities in Hispanics: Current Knowledge, Gaps and Research Opportunities -- 10. Molecular Profiles of Breast Cancer in Hispanic/Latina -- Part V. Advances in Cancer Therapy and Clinical Trials -- 11. Biomarkers and Precision Medicine in Oncology Practice and Clinical Trials -- 12. Overcoming Barriers for Latinos on Cancer Clinical Trials -- Part VI. Cancer in the Era of Precision Medicine -- 13. Breast Cancer Precision Medicine in Hispanics/Latinas: Focus on Luminal B Tumors -- 14. Is Precision Medicine Widening Cancer Care Disparities in Latino Populations? The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Experience -- Part VII. Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship in Latinos -- 15. A Vision for Improving Quality of Life Among Spanish-Speaking Latina Breast Cancer Survivors -- 16. Research Democracy in a Randomized Controlled Trial: Engaging Multiple Stakeholders in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research -- Part VIII. Engaging Latinos in Cancer Research -- 17. Es Tiempo: Engaging Latinas in Cervical Cancer Research -- 18. Reaching Latinos Through Social Media and SMS for Smoking Cessation -- 19. The Need for a Holistic Approach to Prevent Reproductive Cancers among US Latinas: The Potential Impact of Normalizing Sexuality and Improving Communication -- 20. Critical Steps for Engaging Hispanics in Cancer Research: Building Capacity to Enhance Participation in Biospecimen Donation with Hispanic Communities -- Part IX Charting the Future of Cancer Health Disparities Research in Latinos -- 21. Emerging Policies in US Health Care -- 22. A Way Forward: The Future of Cancer Health Disparities Research in Latinos.
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The Affordable Care Act as a national experiment : health policy innovations and lessons

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Harry P. Selker, June S. Wasser, editors. --New York: Springer , c2014.
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This book examines the landmark 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) from the perspective that health policy innovation is translational research directed at improving health. It delineates a new perspective about the creation and potential impact of the ACA and guides the development of health policy that is supported by best evidence that, in turn, transforms into practice, policy, and public benefit. Told by those involved in the creation and implementation of the ACA, the b…
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Selker, Harry P.
Wasser, June S.
Responsibility
Harry P. Selker, June S. Wasser, editors
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 155 pages)
ISBN
9781461483519 (electronic bk.)
9781461483502
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Care Reform
Health Policy
Insurance, Health
United States. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Subjects (LCSH)
Medical policy - United States
Health Care Reform - United States
Health Policy - United States
Health administration
Public health
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Other Subjects
United States
Abstract
This book examines the landmark 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) from the perspective that health policy innovation is translational research directed at improving health. It delineates a new perspective about the creation and potential impact of the ACA and guides the development of health policy that is supported by best evidence that, in turn, transforms into practice, policy, and public benefit. Told by those involved in the creation and implementation of the ACA, the book reviews the history and impact of this ground-breaking legislation and recommends priorities, objectives, and next steps for translational research as the ACA is implemented. Featuring contributions from nationally renowned leaders in healthcare policy, this book adds to the public conversation about the ACA and its role in shaping health policy and contributes to a more realistic, nuanced, and productive understanding of this ground-breaking legislation by physicians, policy makers, and the public. It also provides a framework for next steps in continuing to improve U.S. health policy.
Contents
1. Introduction: The Affordable Care Act as a National Experiment -- Part I. Implementing Change: Objectives of the ACA -- 2. Commentary on Part I: Objectives of the ACA -- 3. Delivering on the Promise of the Affordable Care Act -- 4. What We Got (and What Might Have Been): A Distinctly American Approach -- Part II. Don’t Get Mad, Get Data: Conducting the Experiment -- 5. Commentary on Part II: Conducting the Experiment -- 6. The Affordable Care Act as an Experiment: Data We Have, Expect to Have, and Should Have, from a Vermont Pilot Study -- 7. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation: Its Purpose, Processes, and Desired Outcomes -- 8. The Dream of a National Health Information Technology Infrastructure -- 9. Results from a Massachusetts Pilot Study -- Part III. Make it a People Issue: Engaging the Public -- 10. Commentary on Part III: Engaging the Public -- 11. The Value Proposition for Individuals and the Public -- 12. Messaging, Medicine, and Obamacare -- Part IV. From Personal to Political to Policy: What Next? -- 13. Commentary on Part IV: From Personal to Political to Policy—What Next? -- 14. Supreme Court Review of the ACA and Political Gamesmanship -- 15. Medicaid Expansion Challenges States -- 16. Next Experiments in ACA Legislation and Policy -- 17. Epilogue.
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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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Alcohol and drug misuse : a guide for health and social care professionals

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Rassein, Hussein G. (2nd ed.) --New York, NY: Routledge , c2018.
Call Number
WM 274 R228a 2018
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
WM 274 R228a 2018
Author
Rassein, Hussein G.
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Routledge
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
413 p.
ISBN
9781138227576
Subjects (MeSH)
Addiction Medicine
Harm Reduction
Health Policy
Substance-Related Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders - prevention & control
Specialty
Addiction Medicine
Format
Book
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
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An Introduction to Health Policy : A Primer for Physicians and Medical Students

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Manish K. Sethi, William H. Frist, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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With healthcare expenditures in the United States currently totaling over $3.1 trillion and the prospect that this spending will continue to increase exponentially over the next several years, an appreciation of the evolution of healthcare policy in the United States and the subsequent changes that are expected to occur in the delivery and financing of these services is critical for those in the healthcare field. An Introduction to Health Policy: A Primer for Physicians and Medical Students is …
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Sethi, Manish K
Frist, William H
Responsibility
Manish K. Sethi, William H. Frist, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 259 p. : 12 illus., 11 illus. in color)
ISBN
9781461477358
9781461477341 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Economics, Medical
Health Care Expenditures
Health Policy
Other Subjects
United States
Abstract
With healthcare expenditures in the United States currently totaling over $3.1 trillion and the prospect that this spending will continue to increase exponentially over the next several years, an appreciation of the evolution of healthcare policy in the United States and the subsequent changes that are expected to occur in the delivery and financing of these services is critical for those in the healthcare field. An Introduction to Health Policy: A Primer for Physicians and Medical Students is the first book of its kind written by physician leaders in health policy across the United States to aid doctors and students in developing an understanding of the key issues that have shaped health policy and the transformative nature of these changes on healthcare delivery in America. The book includes coverage of these topics: Historical context in which healthcare evolved in the 20th century; Origins of Medicare and Medicaid and the challenges facing these programs; Understanding quality and cost in health policy; The benefits and challenges of health information technology; The economics of healthcare; Proposed models for payment reform; International systems of care and consumer-driven healthcare; Understanding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Contents
The History of Healthcare in the United States Pre-1965 -- Medicare and Its Evolution to 2011 -- Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program -- Breaking Down Health Care Insurance from HMO to PPO and Beyond -- Understanding Quality and Cost from a Health Policy Perspective -- Prevention and U.S. Healthcare -- The Rise of Comparative Effectiveness Research -- Health Information Technology: Clinical and Policy Context -- Prescription Drug and Pharmaceuticals Policy -- Health Disparities -- The Economics of Healthcare -- The American Healthcare System: Understanding How the Pieces Come Together -- Alternative Systems of Care and Consumer-Driven Healthcare -- National Healthcare Systems: A Worldview -- Reimbursement: Understanding How We Pay For Healthcare -- How Healthcare Policy Is Made in Washington: Understanding the Players and the Game -- Government and State Agencies: Who Administrates Healthcare on Federal and State Levels? -- The 2006 Massachusetts Health Care Reform -- The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: What Is It and How Will It Change Healthcare?.
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Application of systems thinking to health policy & public health ethics : public health and private illness

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Michele Battle-Fisher. --Cham, Switzerland: Springer , c2015.
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Introduction -- The Justice League of Health: Flexing Policy's Muscle -- Health Systems and Policy as the "Price is Right" -- Public versus Private: Stop Stepping on My Toes -- The Sting of Public Health -- Is it Yours, Mine and Ours? -- Building on What We've Started -- Conclusion.
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Battle-Fisher, Michele
Responsibility
Michele Battle-Fisher
Place of Publication
Cham, Switzerland
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 100 pages)
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9783319122038 (electronic bk.)
9783319122021
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Communication - ethics
Health Policy
Healthcare Disparities
Models, Theoretical
Public Health - ethics
Systems Theory
Subjects (LCSH)
Public health - Moral and ethical aspects
Medical policy - Moral and ethical aspects
System theory
Abstract
Introduction -- The Justice League of Health: Flexing Policy's Muscle -- Health Systems and Policy as the "Price is Right" -- Public versus Private: Stop Stepping on My Toes -- The Sting of Public Health -- Is it Yours, Mine and Ours? -- Building on What We've Started -- Conclusion.
Contents
Part I. Systems Within Health Policy and Ethics -- 1. Framing and Revisiting Ethical Policy with a Systems -- 2. The Public, Private, and “Stepping on Toes” in Healthcare -- 3. The Menagerie of Social Agents: People and Their Connections -- 4. Communication and Politics in Healthcare -- 5. Health Systems and Policymaking as the “Price Is Right” -- 6. Ethical and Systematic Approaches to Health Policy -- 7. Health Disparities in Public Health -- Part II. Applications of Modeling to Health Policy -- 8. Mental and Simulated Models in Health Policy Making -- Part III. A Brief Exploration of the Complexity of Health Disparities (As Humanistically as Possible) -- 9. Social Disparity, Policy, and Sharing in Public Health -- 10. The Concentric Model of Health-Bound Networks.
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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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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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e-Book
Publication Type
Case Reports
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Break free : directional paper of the National Program to Reduce Tobacco Use in Canada

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat52903
[prepared by the Consultation, Planning and Implementation Committee]. --[Ottawa, ON]: [Health and Welfare Canada] , 1987.
Call Number
QV 137 B828 1987
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
QV 137 B828 1987
Corporate Author
Health and Welfare Canada. Consultation, Planning and Implementation Committee
Responsibility
[prepared by the Consultation, Planning and Implementation Committee]
Place of Publication
[Ottawa, ON]
Publisher
[Health and Welfare Canada]
Date of Publication
1987
Physical Description
28 p. : ill.
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Policy
Smoking Cessation
Smoking Reduction
Tobacco Use Disorder - prevention & control
Canada
Notes
Cover title.
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Copies
1
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2 weeks
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Building an effective partnership : the federal government's commitment to fighting AIDS

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat52915
Health and Welfare Canada. --Ottawa, ON: Health and Welfare Canada , 1990.
Call Number
WC 503 DC2 C2117 1990
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
WC 503 DC2 C2117 1990
Corporate Author
Health and Welfare Canada
Place of Publication
Ottawa, ON
Publisher
Health and Welfare Canada
Date of Publication
1990
Physical Description
37 p.
ISBN
662575873
Subjects (MeSH)
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome - prevention & control
Health Policy
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome - therapy
Canada
Notes
Cover title.
Text in English and French.
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Loan Period
2 weeks
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Building on values : the future of health care in Canada

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat52916
Roy J. Romanow. --Saskatoon, SK: The Commission , 2002.
Call Number
WA 540 DC2 C64 2002 RES
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Sub-Location
RESERVE
Call Number
WA 540 DC2 C64 2002 RES
Author
Romanow, Roy J.
Responsibility
Roy J. Romanow
Alternate Title
Romanow commission on the future of health care in Canada
Place of Publication
Saskatoon, SK
Publisher
The Commission
Date of Publication
2002
Physical Description
356 p. : ill.
ISBN
9.78E+12
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Planning
Health Policy
Public Health
Health Services Administration
Delivery of Health Care
Health Services
Canada
Notes
Available on the Internet at: http://www.healthcarecommission.ca/
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Sub-Location
RESERVE
Copies
2
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Canadian Health Law and Policy

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat11238
general editors, Jocelyn Downie, Timothy Caulfield, Colleen M. Flood. (4th ed.) --Markham, ON: LexisNexis Canada , 2011.
Call Number
W 33 C212 2011
Location
Cape Breton Regional
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
W 33 C212 2011
Other Authors
Downie, Jocelyn, 1962-
Caulfield, Timothy A., 1963-
Flood, Colleen M. (Colleen Marion), 1966-
Responsibility
general editors, Jocelyn Downie, Timothy Caulfield, Colleen M. Flood
Edition
4th ed.
Place of Publication
Markham, ON
Publisher
LexisNexis Canada
Date of Publication
2011
Physical Description
xxxviii, 670 p.
ISBN
9780433465249
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Policy
Legislation, Medical
Other Subjects
Canada
Contents
Introduction: The big tent theory of health law / Timothy Caulfield, Colleen M. Flood and Jocelyn Downie -- Medicare and the law : contours of an evolving relationship / William Lahey -- Regulation of health care professionals / Tracey Epps -- Medical negligence / Bernard Dickens -- Informed consent / Patricia Peppin -- Civil liability of physicians under Quebec law / Robert P. Kouri and Suzanne Philips-Nootens -- Health information : confidentiality and access / Elaine Gibson -- Regulating reproduction / Erin Nelson -- Mental health law in Canada / Peter J. Carver -- Death, dying and decision-making about end of life care / Joan M. Gilmour -- The regulation of human biomedical research in Canada / Michael Hadskis -- Emerging health technologies / Ian Kerr, Jennifer Chandler and Timothy Caulfield -- Public health / Barbara von Tigerstrom -- Indigenous peoples and health law and policy : responsibilities and obligations / Constance MacIntosh -- Charter challenges / Nola M. Ries.
Format
Book
Location
Cape Breton Regional
Nova Scotia Hospital
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Centers for Ending : The Coming Crisis in the Care of Aged People

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Seymour B. Sarason. --New York, NY: Springer , c2011.
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Location
Online
As people live longer and health care costs continue to rise and fewer doctors choose to specialize in geriatrics, how prepared is the United States to care for its sick and elderly? According to veteran psychologist Seymour Sarason's eloquent and compelling new book, the answer is: inadequately at best. And rarely discussed among the grim statistics is the psychosocial price paid by nursing home patients, from loneliness and isolation to depression and dependency. In Centers for Ending, Dr. Sa…
Available Online
View e-Book
Author
Sarason, Seymour B
Responsibility
Seymour B. Sarason
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2011
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 109 p.)
Series Title
Caregiving: Research, Practice, Policy
ISBN
9781441957252
9781441957245 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Aged - psychology
Health Policy
Health Services for the Aged
Long-Term Care
Nursing Homes
Other Subjects
United States
Abstract
As people live longer and health care costs continue to rise and fewer doctors choose to specialize in geriatrics, how prepared is the United States to care for its sick and elderly? According to veteran psychologist Seymour Sarason's eloquent and compelling new book, the answer is: inadequately at best. And rarely discussed among the grim statistics is the psychosocial price paid by nursing home patients, from loneliness and isolation to depression and dependency. In Centers for Ending, Dr. Sarason uses his firsthand experience as both practitioner and patient in senior facilities to reveal wide-ranging professional and moral issues affecting this seemingly familiar terrain. Insensitive medical personnel, poorly trained nurses and aides, indifferent administrators, and a prevailing culture content with treating "bodies" instead of human beings are identified as contributing factors. Drawing on America's rich history of large-scale solutions to social problems, Dr. Sarason offers penetrating insights and bold suggestions in such areas as: The widening care gap between haves and have-nots. Why professional caregivers fail to understand patients. The nursing home resident as immigrant. Why previous reform efforts have not worked. The need for a Presidential commission for the elderly. The scenario if conditions are allowed to remain as they are or worsen. This concise volume is essential reading for researchers, graduate students, professionals, practitioners, and policy makers across such fields as geriatric medicine, health psychology, social work, public health, and public policy. Centers for Ending is a clarion call to be ignored at great cost to our elders and ourselves.
Contents
Themes of the Book -- Becoming a Resident in a Total Care Facility -- Residents as Immigrants -- Some Aspects of Organizational Craziness -- Two Months in the Nursing Home -- Planning Programs: Social Security and Head Start -- The Haves and the Have Nots -- The Need for a Presidential Commission: Some Caveats -- On the Uses of History.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Children, politics, and medicare : experiences in a Canadian Province

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat53022
by Geoffrey C. Robinson and George R.F. Elliot. --Calgary, AB: University of Calgary Press , 1993.
Call Number
WA 320 DC2.1 B10 R661 1993
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
WA 320 DC2.1 B10 R661 1993
Author
Robinson, Geoffrey C.
Other Authors
Elliot, George R.F.
Responsibility
by Geoffrey C. Robinson and George R.F. Elliot
Place of Publication
Calgary, AB
Publisher
University of Calgary Press
Date of Publication
1993
Physical Description
340 p.
ISBN
189517631X
Subjects (MeSH)
Medicare
Health Care Costs
Child Health Services
Child Welfare
Health Policy
Health Services Accessibility
Infant
Child
British Columbia
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Copies
1
Loan Period
2 weeks
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Chronic pain : a health policy perspective

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat24257
edited by Saifudin Rashiq ... [et al.]. --Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH , 2008.
Call Number
WL 704 C557 2008
Location
Dickson Building
Call Number
WL 704 C557 2008
Author
Rashiq, Saifudin
Corporate Author
Institute of Health Economics
Responsibility
edited by Saifudin Rashiq ... [et al.]
Place of Publication
Weinheim, Germany
Publisher
Wiley-VCH
Date of Publication
2008
Physical Description
318 p.
Series Title
Health care and disease management
ISBN
9783527323821
Subjects (MeSH)
Chronic Pain
Pain Management
Health Policy
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Comparative Effectiveness Research in Health Services

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat39687
Adrian Levy, Boris Sobolev, editors. --New York: Springer Reference , c2016.
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Location
Online
The second volume in the Health Services Research series provides a series of perspectives on comparative effectiveness research. Motivated by concern from the general public, governments in virtually all countries with developed and rapidly developing economies have been actively seeking and promoting ways of improving the patient experience of health care, improving the health of populations, and reducing the per capita cost of health care. While comparing treatment outcomes is not a new conc…
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Levy, Adrian
Sobolev, Boris
Responsibility
Adrian Levy, Boris Sobolev, editors
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Springer Reference
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 356 p. : 15 illus., 12 illus. in color).
Series Title
Health services research
ISBN
9781489976000
9781489975997 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Comparative Effectiveness Research
Health Policy
Quality Assurance, Health Care
Abstract
The second volume in the Health Services Research series provides a series of perspectives on comparative effectiveness research. Motivated by concern from the general public, governments in virtually all countries with developed and rapidly developing economies have been actively seeking and promoting ways of improving the patient experience of health care, improving the health of populations, and reducing the per capita cost of health care. While comparing treatment outcomes is not a new concept, appreciation of its potential application has grown in recent years. In addition to traditional health sciences methods, modern approaches to comparative effectiveness research now include greater emphasis on social sciences frameworks such as economics, ethics, and implementation science. Moreover, a key feature of the modern approach to comparing treatment outcomes is a focus on the individual patient through explicit consideration of inter-patient variability and patient-reported outcomes. Comparative Effectiveness Research presents a series of chapters of relevance including introductions to areas that are being incorporated when comparing treatments, country-specific applications, patient-centred approaches, and modern methods. Included are chapters on the following areas that are being considered in treatment comparisons: ethics, economics and costs, implementation science, modern payment schemes (coverage with evidence development), and priority setting. Country-specific examples include an overview chapter on national approaches from various countries in Europe, Australia, and Canada, as well as specific chapters on comparative effectiveness research in Brazil and in the United States. The focus on the individual patient is described through chapters on patient-centred comparative effectiveness research, individualized treatment, the link with personalized medicine, and incorporating patient and public input for treatment. Methodological chapters include overviews of data sources, study designs, new statistical methods of combining results, the link with evidence-based medicine, specific issues when comparing drug and non-drug technologies, and dissemination of results.
Contents
1. Comparative Effectiveness Research: Overview -- 2. Ethical Frameworks and Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 3. Comparative Effectiveness Research and Health Reform in the USA -- 4. Comparative Effectiveness Research in Health Technology Assessment -- 5. Comparative Effectiveness Research and Priority Setting -- 6. National Approaches to Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 7. Dissemination of Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 8. Promotion, Innovation, and Health: Personalized Medicine or Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 9. Comparative Effectiveness Research in Developing Countries: Example of Brazil -- 10. Patient-Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 11. Implementation Science and Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 12. Costs in Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 13. Sources of Data for Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 14. Traditional and Innovative Study Designs in Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 15. Individualization of Treatment and Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 16. Comparing Drug and Nondrug Technologies in Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 17. Coverage with Evidence Development in Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 18. Incorporating Patient and Public Input for Treatment in Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 19. New Statistical Methods of Combining Results in Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 20. Evidence-Based Medicine and Comparative Effectiveness Research.
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e-Book
Location
Online
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Comparative health policy

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat53088
Blank, Robert H. (2nd ed.) --New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan , 2007.
Call Number
WA 530 B53 2007
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
WA 530 B53 2007
Author
Blank, Robert H.
Other Authors
Burau, Viola
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Date of Publication
2007
Physical Description
284 p.
ISBN
9.78E+12
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Policy
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Copies
1
Loan Period
2 weeks
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