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Asian immigrants in North America with HIV/AIDS : stigma, vulnerabilities and human rights

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AKM Ahsan Ullah, Ahmed Shafiqul Huque. --Singapore: Springer , c2014.
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This book explores a number of issues related to the stigma arising from HIV/AIDS infection, perceived or actual discrimination from the community and society, and the extent of vulnerabilities for infected Asian refugees and immigrants. It assesses the health care and treatment regimen for HIV/AIDS accessed by immigrants and refugee claimants in North America, including treatments offered by the health-care system and ethnic communities, and their perceptions and biases relating to HIV/AIDS is…
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Ullah, A. K. M. Ahsan
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Huque, Ahmed Shafiqul
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AKM Ahsan Ullah, Ahmed Shafiqul Huque
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 198 pages)
ISBN
9789812871190 (electronic bk.)
9789812871183
Subjects (MeSH)
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Asian Continental Ancestry Group
Emigrants and Immigrants
HIV Infections
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Minority Health
Social Stigma
Socioeconomic Factors
Other Subjects
Canada
Abstract
This book explores a number of issues related to the stigma arising from HIV/AIDS infection, perceived or actual discrimination from the community and society, and the extent of vulnerabilities for infected Asian refugees and immigrants. It assesses the health care and treatment regimen for HIV/AIDS accessed by immigrants and refugee claimants in North America, including treatments offered by the health-care system and ethnic communities, and their perceptions and biases relating to HIV/AIDS issues. On another level, the book identifies the ways in which HIV-sufferer immigrants and refugees/refugee claimants from Asia are vulnerable to discrimination due to 1) lack of information about HIV/AIDS incidence in the community; 2) inability of the health system to respond appropriately; and 3) the community's need for introspection on their own health issues. This book reveals the dynamics that influence choice, behavior, and lifestyle of HIV sufferer immigrants, adds to the existing knowledge about refugees and migrants, and proposes a unified theory of discrimination and stigmatization within the context of human rights. In addition, the book presents a number of policy recommendations based on empirical findings with a view to helping reshape polices regarding refugee HIV sufferers and their social ramifications. This book will be of interest to researchers and students in any field from social sciences, health and psychology, as well as practitioners in the field of development and public policy.
Contents
1. Refugees, Immigrants and HIV/AIDS -- 2. Understanding and Exploring HIV/AIDS and Discrimination -- 3. Poverty, Migrants and HIV/AIDS in Canada -- 4. Discrimination, Xenophobia and Stigmatization -- 5. Vulnerability and Resilience in Living with HIV/AIDS -- 6. Managing the Crisis and Policy Directions.
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Latino Farmworkers in the Eastern United States : Health, Safety and Justice

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edited by Sara A. Quandt, Thomas A. Arcury. --New York, NY: Springer-Verlag , c2009.
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Quandt, Sara A
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Arcury, Thomas A
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edited by Sara A. Quandt, Thomas A. Arcury
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Date of Publication
c2009
ISBN
9780387883472
Subjects (MeSH)
Agricultural Workers' Diseases - ethnology
Agriculture
Minority Health
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Hispanic Americans
Occupational Exposure
Social Justice
Subjects (LCSH)
Public health
Social work
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Practice-based evidence for healthcare : clinical mindlines

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John Gabbay, Andrée Le May. --Abingdon, UK: Routledge , 2011.
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This book challenges the evidence-based practice movement to re-think its assumptions. Firmly rooted in real practice while drawing lucidly on a great breadth of theoretical frameworks, it examines afresh how clinicians use knowledge. Evidence-based practice has recently become a key part of the training of all health professionals. Yet despite its ‘gold-standard’ status, it is faltering because too much effort has gone into insisting on an idealised model of how clinicians ought to use the be…
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Gabbay, John
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Le May, Andrée
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John Gabbay, Andrée Le May
Place of Publication
Abingdon, UK
Publisher
Routledge
Date of Publication
2011
Physical Description
1 online resource, 269 p.
ISBN
9780415486699
Subjects (MeSH)
Clinical Medicine - methods
Evidence-Based Practice
Guideline Adherence
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Abstract
This book challenges the evidence-based practice movement to re-think its assumptions. Firmly rooted in real practice while drawing lucidly on a great breadth of theoretical frameworks, it examines afresh how clinicians use knowledge. Evidence-based practice has recently become a key part of the training of all health professionals. Yet despite its ‘gold-standard’ status, it is faltering because too much effort has gone into insisting on an idealised model of how clinicians ought to use the best evidence, while not enough has been done to understand why they so often don’t. Practice-based Evidence for Healthcare is a groundbreaking attempt to redress that imbalance. Examining how clinicians actually develop and use clinical knowledge day-to-day, the authors conclude that they use ‘mindlines’– internalised, collectively reinforced, tacit guidelines. Mindlines embody the composite and flexible knowledge that clinicians need in practice. They are built up during training and continually updated from a wide range of formal and informal sources. Before new evidence becomes part of practitioners’ mindlines, it is transformed by their interactions with colleagues and patients via their communities of practice and networks of trusted colleagues.
Contents
Introduction : evidence in practice -- From formal knowledge to guided complexity -- Clinical thinking and knowledge in practice -- Growing mindlines : laying the foundations -- Growing mindlines : cultivating contextual adroitness -- The place of storytelling in knowledge sharing -- A community of clinical practice? -- Co-constructing collective mindlines -- Co-constructing clinical reality -- Conclusions and implications.
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Vaccinophobia and Vaccine Controversies of the 21st Century

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Archana Chatterjee, editor. --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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Once hailed as a medical miracle, vaccination has come under attack from multiple fronts, including occasionally from within medicine. And while the rates of adverse reactions remain low, suggestions that vaccines can cause serious illness (and even death) are inspiring parents to refuse routine immunizations for their children--ironically, exposing them and others to potentially serious illness. Vaccinophobia and Vaccine Controversies of the 21st Century explains clearly how this state of affa…
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Chatterjee, Archana
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Archana Chatterjee, editor
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 497 p. : ill.)
ISBN
9781461474388
9781461474371 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Dissent and Disputes
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Vaccination - adverse effects
Vaccination Refusal
Vaccines
Abstract
Once hailed as a medical miracle, vaccination has come under attack from multiple fronts, including occasionally from within medicine. And while the rates of adverse reactions remain low, suggestions that vaccines can cause serious illness (and even death) are inspiring parents to refuse routine immunizations for their children--ironically, exposing them and others to potentially serious illness. Vaccinophobia and Vaccine Controversies of the 21st Century explains clearly how this state of affairs came into being, why it persists, and how healthcare professionals can best respond. Current findings review answers to bedrock questions about known adverse events, what vaccine additives are used for, and real and perceived risks involved in immunization. Perspectives representing pediatricians, family practitioners, nurses, parents, pharmacy professionals, the CDC, and the public health community help the reader sort out legitimate from irrational concerns. In-depth analyses discuss the possibility of links with asthma, cancer, Guillain-Barre syndrome, SIDS, and, of course, autism. Included in the coverage: Communicating vaccine risks and benefits; The vaccine misinformation landscape in family medicine; Perceived risks from live viral vaccines; The media's role in vaccine misinformation; Autoimmunity, allergies, asthma, and a relationship to vaccines; Vaccines and autism: the controversy that won't go away. The conundrums described here are pertinent to practitioners in pediatrics, family medicine, primary care, and nursing to help families with informed decision making. In addition, Vaccinophobia and Vaccine Controversies of the 21st Century should be read by trainees and researchers in child development and maternal and child health as the book's issues will have an impact on future generations of children and their families.
Contents
1. The History of Vaccine Challenges: Conquering Diseases, Plagued by Controversy -- 2. Vaccine Development and Safety -- 3. Known Vaccine-Associated Adverse Events -- 4. Communicating Vaccine Risks and Benefits -- 5. Vaccine Refusal- Perspectives from Pediatrics -- 6. The Anti-vaccine Movement: A Pharmacist's View -- 7. Antivaccinationism: Parental viewpoint -- 8. The Vaccine Misinformation Landscape in Family Medicine -- 9. Vaccines: Boon or Bane--a Nurse's Outlook -- 10. The Controversy That Will Not Go Away: Vaccines and Autism -- 11. Thimerosal and other Vaccine Additives -- 12. Perceived risks from live viral vaccines -- 13. Can Vaccines Cause Cancer? -- 14. Autoimmunity, Allergies, and Asthma: A Relationship to Vaccines -- 15. The Role of Public Heath Ethics in Vaccine Decision Making: Insights from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- 16. Alternative Schedules: Why not? -- 17. Influenza Vaccines and Guillain Barré Syndrome -- 18. Can Vaccines Cause Chronic Diseases? -- 19. Kawasaki Disease and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Any Connection to Vaccination? -- 20. Political and Legal Issues in Vaccination -- 21. The Media's Role in Vaccine Misinformation -- 22. Vaccines and The Internet -- 23. An International Perspective on Vaccine Safety -- 24. An Infection Prevention Perspective on Immunizations -- 25. Insights from Public Health: A Framework for Understanding and Fostering Vaccine Acceptance.
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