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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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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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Application of the Political Economy to Rural Health Disparities

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Monica M. Taylor. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This thought-provoking monograph analyzes the longstanding political and economic structures underlying entrenched health inequities in rural areas worldwide. Bypassing familiar data on the subject, it critiques existing approaches to why core social determinants of health are underrepresented in rural communities, and synthesizes knowledge from health behaviors to spatial politics to make creative, equitable suggestions for intervention. The author reviews classic economic and current sociopol…
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Taylor, Monica M.
Responsibility
Monica M. Taylor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 52 p.)
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9783319735375
9783319735368 (print ed.)
9783319735382 (print ed.)
ISSN
2192-3698
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Planning
Health Services Accessibility
Healthcare Disparities
Public Policy - economics
Rural Health Services - economics
Socioeconomic Factors
Specialty
Economics
Health Services Administration
Sociology, Medical
Abstract
This thought-provoking monograph analyzes the longstanding political and economic structures underlying entrenched health inequities in rural areas worldwide. Bypassing familiar data on the subject, it critiques existing approaches to why core social determinants of health are underrepresented in rural communities, and synthesizes knowledge from health behaviors to spatial politics to make creative, equitable suggestions for intervention. The author reviews classic economic and current sociopolitical theory to pinpoint governments' decision-making processes behind resource allocation as they translate into poor service access, service quality, and health outcomes. In reply, corrective policy measures are recommended to address these conditions at the root-cause level, in keeping with global goals of improved health for all. Included in the coverage: Rural health disparities: the political economy. Rural health disparities: the economic argument. Social disorganization in rural communities. Rural health disparities and social disorder: public policy responses. The political economy: an era of institutional cynicism? With its forceful argument for dealing with a growing but often invisible crisis, Application of the Political Economy to Rural Health Disparities makes a significant text for graduate and undergraduate programs in public and international affairs, planning and public policy, public health, public administration, and economics. Public health and advocacy organizations will also benefit from the book's vision.
Contents
Rural Health Disparities: The Political Economy -- Rural Health Disparities: The Economic Argument -- Social Disorganization in Rural Communities -- Political Economy in the Era of Trump Politics -- Conclusion: Political Economy: An Era of Institutional Cynicism?
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Autoimmune Disease : Pathogenesis, Genetics, Immunotherapy, Prophylaxis and Principles for Organ Transplantation

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Duncan Dartrey Adams, Christopher Dartrey Adams. --Dordrecht: Springer , c2013.
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This book describes how the Jerne-Burnet Forbidden Clone Theory and the Adams-Knight H Gene Theory, solved the pathogenesis and genetics of the autoimmune diseases showing how specific immunotherapy and prophylaxis can be developed. Furthermore, Ebringer's discovery of two microbial triggers of autoimmune diseases is described and the conclusion drawn that all autoimmune diseases have microbial triggers, so will be preventable by the finding of the triggers and vaccination against them.
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Adams, Duncan Dartrey
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Adams, Christopher Dartrey
Responsibility
Duncan Dartrey Adams, Christopher Dartrey Adams
Place of Publication
Dordrecht
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 58 p. : 21 illus., 10 illus. in color)
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9789400769373
9789400769366 (print ed.)
ISSN
2192-3698
Subjects (MeSH)
Autoimmune Diseases - etiology
Autoimmune Diseases - history
Abstract
This book describes how the Jerne-Burnet Forbidden Clone Theory and the Adams-Knight H Gene Theory, solved the pathogenesis and genetics of the autoimmune diseases showing how specific immunotherapy and prophylaxis can be developed. Furthermore, Ebringer's discovery of two microbial triggers of autoimmune diseases is described and the conclusion drawn that all autoimmune diseases have microbial triggers, so will be preventable by the finding of the triggers and vaccination against them.
Contents
Discovery -- Pathogenesis -- Genetics -- Microbial Triggers -- Immunotherapy -- Prophylaxis -- Transplantation.
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The Bright Side and the Dark Side of Patient Empowerment : Co-creation and Co-destruction of Value in the Healthcare Environment

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

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

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Tanya S. Hinds, Angelo P. Giardino. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This brief approaches the challenging topic of child sexual abuse from an objective, evidence-based perspective. It offers an overview of child sexual abuse, including definitions and a clear explanation of the epidemiology. The text also explores the conceptual frameworks that seek to explain how a child comes to be sexually abused by an adult or older adolescent. In the chapters, the authors present credible prevalence and incidence studies that are used to provide a scientific response to ho…
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Hinds, Tanya S.
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Giardino, Angelo P.
Responsibility
Tanya S. Hinds, Angelo P. Giardino.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 122 p.) : 42 illus., 41 illus. in color
Series
SpringerBriefs in Child Health
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health. Child health
ISBN
9783030525491
9783030525484 (Print ed.)
9783030525507 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2625-2872
Subjects (MeSH)
Child Abuse, Sexual
Specialty
Forensic Sciences
Pediatrics
Abstract
This brief approaches the challenging topic of child sexual abuse from an objective, evidence-based perspective. It offers an overview of child sexual abuse, including definitions and a clear explanation of the epidemiology. The text also explores the conceptual frameworks that seek to explain how a child comes to be sexually abused by an adult or older adolescent. In the chapters, the authors present credible prevalence and incidence studies that are used to provide a scientific response to how common this problem is. In addition, they address the policy implications for a myriad of prevention and treatment initiatives as well as related issues such as delayed reporting and the risk for sexual abuse within child serving organizations. Finally, the brief concludes with the authors' recommendations for the future on how best to prevent child sexual abuse in the first place. Prevention of child sexual abuse is very different than prevention of child physical abuse and neglect and requires a different framework and set of initiatives. Child Sexual Abuse: Current Evidence, Clinical Practice, and Policy Directions is a must-have resource for a range of professionals including healthcare providers, child advocates, clinical social workers, public health officials, mental health providers, and legislative staff professionals. It also is written in a readable manner for members of the lay public.
Contents
1. Incidence and Prevalence of Child Sexual Abuse -- 2. Clinical Perspective -- 3. Related Issues -- 4. Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, and Coping Strategies among Child-Serving Professionals -- 5. Policy Direction: Focus on Prevention.
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COVID-19 in New York City : An Ecology of Race and Class Oppression

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Deborah Wallace, Rodrick Wallace. --Cham: Springer , c2021.
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This book is the first social epidemiological study of COVID-19 spread in New York City (NYC), the primary epicenter of the United States. New York City spread COVID-19 throughout the United States. The context of epicenter formation determined the rapid, extreme rise of NYC case and mortality rates. Decades of public policies destructive of poor neighborhoods of color heavily determined the spread within the City. Premature mortality rates revealed the "weathering" of policy-targeted communiti…
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Wallace, Deborah
Other Authors
Wallace, Rodrick
Responsibility
Deborah Wallace, Rodrick Wallace
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 77 p.) : 29 illus., 3 illus. in color
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9783030596248
9783030596231 (Print ed.)
9783030596255 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2192-3698
Subjects (MeSH)
COVID-19 - epidemiology
Healthcare Disparities
Health Policy
Health Status Disparities - ethnology
Minority Health
Sociology, Medical
Other Subjects
New York City
Specialty
Epidemiology
Infectious Disease Medicine
Minority Health
Public Health
Sociology, Medical
Abstract
This book is the first social epidemiological study of COVID-19 spread in New York City (NYC), the primary epicenter of the United States. New York City spread COVID-19 throughout the United States. The context of epicenter formation determined the rapid, extreme rise of NYC case and mortality rates. Decades of public policies destructive of poor neighborhoods of color heavily determined the spread within the City. Premature mortality rates revealed the "weathering" of policy-targeted communities: accelerated aging due to chronic stress. COVID attacks the elderly more severely than those under the age of 60. Communities with high proportions of prematurely aged residents proved fertile ground for COVID illness and mortality. The very public policies that created swaths of white wealth across much of Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn destroyed the human diversity needed to ride out crises. An exemplary study in health disparities, COVID-19 in New York City: An Ecology of Race and Class Oppression is essential reading for social epidemiologists, public health researchers of health disparities, those in public service tasked with addressing these problems, and infectious disease scientists who focus on spread in human populations of new zoonotic diseases. The brief also should appeal to students in these fields, civil rights scholars, science writers, medical anthropologists and sociologists, medical and public health historians, public health economists, and public policy scientists.
Contents
1. Premature Death Rate Geography in New York City: Implications for COVID-19 -- 2. NYC COVID Markers at the ZIP Code Level -- 3. Prospero’s New Castles: COVID Infection and Premature Mortality in the NY Metro Region -- 4. Pandemic Firefighting vs. Pandemic Fire Prevention -- 5. Conclusion: Scales of Time in Disasters.
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Cultural Competence in Health : A Review of the Evidence

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Crystal Jongen, Janya McCalman, Roxanne Bainbridge, Anton Clifford. --Singapore: Springer , c2018.
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This resource supports evidence-informed approaches to improving the cultural competence of health service delivery. By reviewing the evidence from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the US, it provides readers with a clear and systematic overview of the interventions and indicators applied to enable health system agencies and professionals to work effectively in various cross-cultural health care situations. The book highlights the importance of cultural competence and describes the current si…
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Jongen, Crystal
Other Authors
McCalman, Janya
Bainbridge, Roxanne
Clifford, Anton
Responsibility
Crystal Jongen, Janya McCalman, Roxanne Bainbridge, Anton Clifford
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 139 p.) : 4 illus. in color
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9789811052934
9789811052927 (print ed.)
9789811052941 (print ed.)
ISSN
2192-3698
Subjects (MeSH)
Cultural Competency
Culturally Competent Care
Specialty
Professional Practice
Abstract
This resource supports evidence-informed approaches to improving the cultural competence of health service delivery. By reviewing the evidence from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the US, it provides readers with a clear and systematic overview of the interventions and indicators applied to enable health system agencies and professionals to work effectively in various cross-cultural health care situations. The book highlights the importance of cultural competence and describes the current situation in the studied countries; identifies effective approaches and strategies for improving the situation; reviews the indicators for measuring progress; assesses the health outcomes associated with cultural competence; summarizes the quality of the evidence; and presents an evidence-informed conceptual framework for cultural competence in health. Cultural competence is critical to reducing health disparities and has become a popular concept in these countries for improving access to high-quality, respectful and responsive health care. This book provides policy makers, health practitioners, researchers and students with a much needed summary of what works to improve health systems, services and practice.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Drivers of Cultural Competence -- 3. Methods -- 4. Health Workforce Development Interventions to Improve Cultural Competence -- 5. Cultural Competence Education and Training for Health and Medical Students -- 6. Programs and Services to Improve Cultural Competence in Healthcare -- 7. Health Organisation and System Cultural Competence Interventions -- 8. Cultural competence strengths, weaknesses and future directions -- 9. Multilevel Cultural Competence Intervention Implementation and Evaluation Framework.
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Culture and health disparities : evaluation of interventions and outcomes in the U.S.-Mexico border region

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John G. Bruhn. --Cham, Switzerland: Springer , c2014.
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The sister cities of the southwestern United States border are challenged by widespread environmental and health issues and limited access to help. And while different initiatives have been set up to improve health outcomes and lessen inequities in the border region, evaluation data are scarce. Culture and Health Disparities provides a perspective on U.S.-Mexico border health with an evidence-based guide for conceptualizing, implementing, and evaluating health interventions. Taking into account…
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Bruhn, John G.
Responsibility
John G. Bruhn
Place of Publication
Cham, Switzerland
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 83 pages)
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9783319064628 (electronic bk.)
9783319064611
Subjects (MeSH)
Healthcare Disparities
Public Health
Social Conditions
Subjects (LCSH)
Public health
Migration
Public health - Mexican-American Border Region
Medical care - Regional disparities
Other Subjects
Mexico
United States
Abstract
The sister cities of the southwestern United States border are challenged by widespread environmental and health issues and limited access to help. And while different initiatives have been set up to improve health outcomes and lessen inequities in the border region, evaluation data are scarce. Culture and Health Disparities provides a perspective on U.S.-Mexico border health with an evidence-based guide for conceptualizing, implementing, and evaluating health interventions. Taking into account the unique qualities of border life and their influence on general wellbeing, this important volume offers detailed criteria for creating public health programs that are medically, culturally, and ethically sound. The book identifies gaps in intervention research on major health concerns in the area, relating them to disparity-reduction efforts in the rest of the U.S. and arguing for more relevant means of data gathering and analysis. The author also asserts that progress can be made on both sides of the border despite concurrent social and political problems in the region. Included in the coverage: The border region as a social system. The development of health disparities: a life-course model. A social systems approach to understanding health disparities. A critique of U.S.-Mexico border health interventions. Evaluating interventions to reduce healthcare disparities. Ethical issues in health interventions across cultures and contexts. A text for researchers and practitioners working to promote border health and reduce service inequalities, Culture and Health Disparities asks pertinent questions and provides workable, meaningful answers.
Contents
1. The Border Region: Its Culture and Health Disparities -- 2. Understanding Health Disparities -- 3. A Critique of U.S.-Mexico Border Health Interventions -- 4. Ethical Issues in Health Interventions Across Contexts and Cultures.
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The Economics of Epidemiology

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Troy Tassier. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2013.
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The book presents a basic introduction to epidemiology from the perspective of economics, using economic modeling to better understand and describe how infectious disease spreads. Three main elements are introduced: epidemiology, social network analysis, and the economics needed to model the behavior of individuals in the presence of infectious disease. The book aims to provide a starting point for discussion between medical professionals, social scientists and public health officials, the thre…
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Tassier, Troy
Responsibility
Troy Tassier
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 94 p. : 20 illus.)
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9783642381201
9783642381195 (print ed.)
ISSN
2192-3698
Subjects (MeSH)
Epidemiology - economics
Abstract
The book presents a basic introduction to epidemiology from the perspective of economics, using economic modeling to better understand and describe how infectious disease spreads. Three main elements are introduced: epidemiology, social network analysis, and the economics needed to model the behavior of individuals in the presence of infectious disease. The book aims to provide a starting point for discussion between medical professionals, social scientists and public health officials, the three groups interested in the spread of disease.
Contents
Part I. Epidemic Modeling -- 1. An Introduction to Epidemic Modeling -- 2. Simple Epidemics and SIS Models -- 3. SIR -- Part II. Merging Economics and Epidemiology -- 4. Economic Modeling and Epidemiology -- 5. Econometrics and Epidemiology -- Part III. An Introduction to Social Interactions -- 6. Interaction Networks: An Introduction -- Part IV. Strategic Decision Making -- 7. Strategic Public Health Interventions -- 8. Strategic Individual Decision Making -- 9. Conclusion.
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The Economics of Obesity : Poverty, Income Inequality and Health

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

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

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Miguel Kottow. --New York, NY: Springer , c2012.
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Kottow, Miguel
Responsibility
Miguel Kottow
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (vii, 108 p.)
Series Vol.
v. 1
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9781461420262
Subjects (MeSH)
Bioethical Issues
Ethics, Medical
Public Health - ethics
Social Justice
Subjects (LCSH)
Medical ethics
Public health
Contents
1. On Justice and Health Inequities -- 2. Rights and Duties, Needs, and Merits -- 3. Public Health Transitions and the "New Public Health" -- 4. Bioethics in Public Health -- 5. Ethics of Protection I: Theoretical Fundaments -- 6. Ethics of Protection II: Basic Outline -- 7. Protective Bioethics -- 8. Health Care Strategies -- 9. Public Health and Medical Care -- 10. Ethics and Epidemiology -- 11. Integrating Bioethics in Public Health.
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Global Health Collaboration : Challenges and Lessons

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Margaret S. Winchester, Caprice A. Knapp, Rhonda BeLue, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This stimulating open access volume details the innovative work of the Pan Institution Network for Global Health in creating collaborative research-based answers to large-scale health issues. Equitable partnerships among member universities representing North America, Africa, Asia, and Europe reverse standard cross-national dynamics to develop locally relevant responses to health challenges as well as their underlying disparities. Case studies focusing on multiple morbidities and effects of urb…
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Winchester, Margaret S.
Knapp, Caprice A.
BeLue, Rhonda
Responsibility
Margaret S. Winchester, Caprice A. Knapp, Rhonda BeLue, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 107 p.) : 6 illus., 5 illus. in color
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9783319776859
9783319776842 (print ed.)
9783319776866 (print ed.)
ISSN
2192-3698
Subjects (MeSH)
Global Health
Internationality
Specialty
Global Health
Abstract
This stimulating open access volume details the innovative work of the Pan Institution Network for Global Health in creating collaborative research-based answers to large-scale health issues. Equitable partnerships among member universities representing North America, Africa, Asia, and Europe reverse standard cross-national dynamics to develop locally relevant responses to health challenges as well as their underlying disparities. Case studies focusing on multiple morbidities and effects of urbanization on health illustrate open dialogue in addressing HIV, maternal/child health, diabetes, and other major concerns. These instructive examples model collaborations between global North and South as meaningful steps toward the emerging global future of public health. Included in the coverage: Building sustainable networks: introducing the Pan Institution Network for Global Health Fostering dialogues in global health education: a graduate and undergraduate approach Provider workload and multiple morbidities in the Caribbean and South Africa Project Redemption: conducting research with informal workers in New York City Partnership and collaboration in global health: valuing reciprocity Global Health Collaboration will interest faculty working within the field of global health; scholars within public health, health policy, and cognate disciplines; as well as administrators looking to develop international university partnerships around global health and graduate students in the areas of global health, health administration, and public health and related social sciences (e.g., sociology, anthropology, demography).
Contents
1. Building Sustainable Networks: Introducing the Pan Institution Network for Global Health -- 2. Connecting the Dots: Cultivating a Sustainable Interdisciplinary Discourse Around Migration, Urbanisation, and Health in Southern Africa -- 3. Fostering Dialogues in Global Health Education: A Graduate and Undergraduate Approach -- 4. Intercultural Adaptation of the “Secret History” Training: From South Africa to Germany -- 5. Provider Workload and Multiple Morbidities in the Caribbean and South Africa -- 6. Project Redemption: Conducting Research with Informal Workers in New York City -- 7. Assessing Urban Health Data: A Case Study of Maternal and Child Health Data in Cape Town, South Africa -- 8. Conclusion: Long Term Prospects and Global Health Collaboration -- 9. Reflections: Partnership and Collaboration in Global Health – Valuing Reciprocity.
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HIV and Young People : Risk and Resilience in the Urban Slum

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Gary Jones. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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Revisiting the thinking on vulnerability to HIV and risk of infection, this book provides better understanding by considering the risk of HIV infection alongside notions of personal and collective resilience, dignity and humiliation. The work shows that young people in the urban slum dignify their world and, in doing so, establish priorities and draw on a set of references oftentimes intelligible to them alone. Moreover, humiliation, as an interpersonal event, adds to a sense of vulnerability a…
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Jones, Gary
Responsibility
Gary Jones
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 120 p.)
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9783319268149
9783319268132 (print ed.)
ISSN
2192-3698
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Behavior
HIV infections - epidemiology
Risk Factors
Urban Health
Young Adult
Abstract
Revisiting the thinking on vulnerability to HIV and risk of infection, this book provides better understanding by considering the risk of HIV infection alongside notions of personal and collective resilience, dignity and humiliation. The work shows that young people in the urban slum dignify their world and, in doing so, establish priorities and draw on a set of references oftentimes intelligible to them alone. Moreover, humiliation, as an interpersonal event, adds to a sense of vulnerability and lies closely behind choices directly affecting personal health and livelihood. Thus, dignity and humiliation are shown for the first time to have a critical role in health seeking and risky behavior related to HIV, and this is an area in great need of further research. The crucial focus of this work is further emphasized by the rapid growth of urban slums, and high rates of HIV among both slum dwellers and young people, who continue to bear the brunt of the AIDS epidemic, thirty years on. This comprehensive literature review provides a compelling argument that the time is right to further explore the nexus of risk and resilience from a people-centered perspective. Fresh insight is critical to reach the goal of ending AIDS by 2030.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Vulnerability and Risk: health and well being in the slum -- 3. HIV as an urban epidemic -- 4. Young people: vulnerability, risk and HIV in the urban slum -- 5. Migration, young people and vulnerability in the urban slum -- 6. Discussion and conclusion.
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HIV treatments as prevention (TasP) : primer for behavior-based implementation

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Seth C. Kalichman, author. --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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HIV Treatment as Prevention: Primer for Behavior-Based Implementation provides the first practical guide to integrating behavioral prevention with antiretroviral therapies for people living with HIV infection. This brief book discusses the historical and social context embedding the shifting landscape in HIV prevention, where the use of effective treatments have become the focus of HIV prevention.While using treatments for prevention is promising, the history of HIV prevention offers several im…
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Kalichman, Seth C
Responsibility
Seth C. Kalichman, author
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 132 p. : 21 ill.)
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9781461451198
Subjects (MeSH)
HIV Infections - prevention & control
Risk Reduction Behavior
Subjects (LCSH)
Philosophy (General)
Psychology, clinical
Abstract
HIV Treatment as Prevention: Primer for Behavior-Based Implementation provides the first practical guide to integrating behavioral prevention with antiretroviral therapies for people living with HIV infection. This brief book discusses the historical and social context embedding the shifting landscape in HIV prevention, where the use of effective treatments have become the focus of HIV prevention.While using treatments for prevention is promising, the history of HIV prevention offers several important pitfalls that must be avoided if HIV treatments are to ultimately succeed in preventing new HIV infections. Lessons learned from the successes and failures of other biomedical technologies used in HIV prevention, specifically syringes, condoms, and HIV testing are critical to the success of using HIV treatments for prevention. HIV Treatment as Prevention: Primer for Behavior-Based Implementation summarizes the scientific evidence for advancing the use of antiretroviral therapies for HIV prevention. The evidence makes clear that HIV treatments can prevent HIV transmission, but will fail if behavioral aspects of treatment and HIV transmission are ignored.Of greatest concern are medication adherence and risks for contracting other sexually transmitted infections. Placing HIV treatment within the context of behavioral interventions for maintaining medication adherence and reducing sexual risk behaviors is therefore essential to the future of HIV prevention.HIV Treatment as Prevention: Primer for Behavior-Based Implementation highlights two pioneering behavioral interventions aimed at maximizing the effects of antiretroviral therapies for preventing HIV transmission. One of the interventions, developed by the Author's research team, is discussed in detail and the intervention manual is included as an Appendix.
Contents
Chapter 1: Foundations and Principles -- Chapter 2:áReflecting on Prevention Technologies -- Chapter 3: The TasP Revolution -- Chapter 4: Ressource: In the Mix Intervention Manual -- References -- Index.
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Homeless Youth of Pakistan

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Muhammad Naveed Noor. Springer , 2021.
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Muhammad Naveed Noor
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 103 pages)
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9783030793050
Specialty
Health Promotion
Public Health
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e-Book
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Indoor Air Quality in Healthcare Facilities

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

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