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Advance care planning : making your personal and medical wishes known

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36498
Nova Scotia Health Authority. The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program™, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1942
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Advance care planning, or personal care planning, is the process of reflecting on what is important to you, to help you plan for your future medical and personal care. This pamphlet gives information about advance care planning, personal directives (PDs), delegates, what will happen if you do not have a PD, where to keep your completed PD and who should have a copy of it, when you should update your PD, and some treatments you should consider when making a PD. Information about Medical Assistan…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program™
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (19 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Advance Care Planning
Subjects (LCSH)
Lungs--Diseases, Obstructive
Advance directives (Medical care)
Specialty
Respiratory System
Abstract
Advance care planning, or personal care planning, is the process of reflecting on what is important to you, to help you plan for your future medical and personal care. This pamphlet gives information about advance care planning, personal directives (PDs), delegates, what will happen if you do not have a PD, where to keep your completed PD and who should have a copy of it, when you should update your PD, and some treatments you should consider when making a PD. Information about Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) is included. A list of resources, as well as information and tools available to help you, are provided. A blank Nova Scotia Health Authority Personal Directive form is included. The French version of this pamphlet 2180, "Planification préalable des soins - Faire connaître vos souhaits personnels et médicaux," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program™; Reviewed by: Legal Services, Nova Scotia Health
Pamphlet Number
1942
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Advance directives

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Peter Lack, Nikola Biller-Andorno, Susanne Brauer, editors. --Dordrecht: Springer , c2014.
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This volume gives an overview on the currently debated ethical issues regarding advance directives from an international perspective. It focuses on a wider understanding of the known and widely accepted concept of patient self-determination for future situations. Although advance directives have been widely discussed since the 1980s, the ethical bases of advance directives still remain a matter of heated debates. The book aims to contribute to these controversial debates by integrating fundamen…
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Lack, Peter
Biller-Andorno, Nikola
Brauer, Susanne
Responsibility
Peter Lack, Nikola Biller-Andorno, Susanne Brauer, editors
Place of Publication
Dordrecht
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 213 pages)
Series Vol.
v. 54
Series Title
International library of ethics, law, and the new medicine
ISBN
9789400773776 (electronic bk.)
9789400773769
Subjects (MeSH)
Advance Directives - ethics
Advance Directives - legislation & jurisprudence
Subjects (LCSH)
Advance directives (Medical care)
Medical ethics
Abstract
This volume gives an overview on the currently debated ethical issues regarding advance directives from an international perspective. It focuses on a wider understanding of the known and widely accepted concept of patient self-determination for future situations. Although advance directives have been widely discussed since the 1980s, the ethical bases of advance directives still remain a matter of heated debates. The book aims to contribute to these controversial debates by integrating fundamental ethical issues on advance directives with practical matters of their implementation. Cultural, national and professional differences in how advance directives are understood by health care professions and by patients, as well as in laws and regulations, are pinpointed.
Contents
Part I. History of Advance Directives and Prerequisites for Validity -- 1. Historical Review of Advance Directives -- 2. Personal Capacity to Anticipate Future Illness and Treatment Preferences -- 3. Advance Directives in Psychiatry -- Part II. Defining the Scope of Advance Directives -- 4. On the Scope and Limits of Advance Directives and Prospective Autonomy -- 5. Revocation of Advance Directives -- 6. Limitations to the Scope and Binding Force of Advance Directives: The Conflict Between Compulsory Treatment and the Right to Self-Determination -- 7. Advance Directives in the Context of Imprisonment -- Part III. Effects on Family, Friends and Professional Relations -- 8. Advance Directives and the Physician-Patient Relationship: A Surprising Metamorphosis -- 9. Advance Directives and the Role of Family and Close Persons: Legal Provisions and Challenges -- 10. Advance Directives and the Ethos of Good Nursing Care -- Part IV. Ethical Challenges -- 11. Advance Directives Between Respect for Patient Autonomy and Paternalism -- 12. The Use of Advance Directives in the Context of Limited Resources for Healthcare -- 13. From Legal Documents to Patient-Oriented Processes: The Evolution of Advance Care Planning -- Part V. Conclusions -- 14. Concluding Remarks.
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e-Book
Location
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After the Breast Biopsy

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IWK. Breast Health, IWK. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0895
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If your core biopsy is benign, it will be recommended that you return in 6 months time to have a repeat mammogram of the breast that the biopsy was taken from. This appointment will be booked by IWK Central Booking Office and will be faxed to your family doctor's office. Your family doctor's office will then notify you of the date and time of your repeat mammogram appointment.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Breast Health
IWK. Diagnostic Imaging
Alternate Title
Patient Information
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Delivery of health care
Hospitalization
Women's Health
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Therapeutics
Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Neoplasms
Health Services
Blood
Subjects (LCSH)
Women--Health and hygiene
Therapeutics
Surgery, Operative
Cancers
Hospital patients
Health services administration
Diagnosis
Medical Care
Blood
Abstract
If your core biopsy is benign, it will be recommended that you return in 6 months time to have a repeat mammogram of the breast that the biopsy was taken from. This appointment will be booked by IWK Central Booking Office and will be faxed to your family doctor's office. Your family doctor's office will then notify you of the date and time of your repeat mammogram appointment.
Notes
Formerly titled "Post Core Biopsy Of The Breast".
Responsibility
IWK Breast Health, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0895
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Aging and heart failure : mechanisms and management

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Bodh I. Jugdutt, editor. --New York: Springer , c2014.
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This book synthesizes the major research advances in molecular, biochemical, and translational aspects of aging and heart failure over the last four decades and addresses future directions in management and drug discovery. It presents clinical issues and molecular mechanisms related to heart failure, including the changing demographics in the aging population with heart failure; hypertension and prevention of diastolic heart failure in the aging population; polypharmacy and adverse drug reactio…
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Jugdutt, Bodh I
Responsibility
Bodh I. Jugdutt, editor
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource
ISBN
9781493902682 (electronic bk.)
9781493902675
Subjects (MeSH)
Aging - physiology
Heart Failure
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart failure
Older people - Medical care
Abstract
This book synthesizes the major research advances in molecular, biochemical, and translational aspects of aging and heart failure over the last four decades and addresses future directions in management and drug discovery. It presents clinical issues and molecular mechanisms related to heart failure, including the changing demographics in the aging population with heart failure; hypertension and prevention of diastolic heart failure in the aging population; polypharmacy and adverse drug reactions in the aging population with heart failure; changes in the heart that accompany advancing age from humans to molecules; aging-associated alterations in myocardial inflammation and fibrosis; and aging-related changes in mitochondrial function and implications for heart failure therapy. The book succinctly summarizes the large volume of data on these key topics and highlights novel pathways that need to be explored. Featuring contributions from leading clinician-scientists, Aging and Heart Failure: Mechanisms and Management is an authoritative resource on the major clinical issues in heart failure therapy in the elderly for cardiologists, gerontologists, and internists.
Contents
Changing Demographics of the Aging Population with Heart Failure and Implications for Therapy -- Biology of Aging and Implications for Heart Failure Therapy and Prevention -- Hypertension and Prevention of Diastolic Heart Failure in the Aging Population -- Aging and Optimal Therapy of Systolic Heart Failure in the Elderly -- Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure in the Aging Population -- Optimizing Therapy of Heart Failure in the Aging Population with Monitoring in Clinics -- Cardiac Alterations in Aging, Hypertension, and Diastolic Heart Failure -- Polypharmacy and Adverse Drug Reactions in the Aging Population with Heart Failure -- Age-Related Changes in Vascular Biology and Implications for Heart Failure Therapy in the Aging Population -- Biomarkers and Optimal Management of Heart Failure in the Aging Population -- Benefits of Exercise in the Elderly -- The RAAS in Heart Failure: An Update on Clinical Trials and Opportunities for Therapy -- Aging and Diastolic Dysfunction: The Interplay of Inflammation and Extracellular Matrix Regulation -- Reperfusion and Vasodilator Therapy in Elderly Patients with STEMI and Heart Failure: Improving Outcomes -- Erythropoietin Therapy for Heart Failure -- Role of Resistin in Heart Failure in the Elderly -- Role of Coronary Artery Calcium in Cardiovascular Risk Stratification and Management in the Aging Population -- Aging and Remodeling of the RAS and RAAS and Related Pathways: Implications for Heart Failure Therapy -- Aging and Right Ventricular Failure from Pulmonary Hypertension: Effect of Right Ventricular and Pulmonary Artery Remodeling -- Aging and Right Ventricular Failure from Pulmonary Hypertension: Effect of Right Ventricular and Pulmonary Artery Remodeling -- Biomarkers of Cardiovascular Aging -- Changes in the Heart That Accompany Advancing Age: Humans to Molecules -- Aging-Related Changes in Cell Death and Cell Survival Pathways and Implications for Heart Failure Therapy -- Aging-Related Changes in Telomeres and Telomerases and Implications for Heart Failure Therapy -- Aging-Associated Alterations in Myocardial Inflammation and Fibrosis: Pathophysiological Perspectives and Clinical Implications -- Aging-Related Changes in Extracellular Matrix: Implications for Ventricular Remodeling Following Myocardial Infarction -- Calcium-Handling Defects and Changes in Cardiac Function in the Aging Heart -- Integrins: Implications for Aging in Heart Failure Therapy -- Adipokines as Novel Biomarkers in Aging and Heart Failure -- Aging-Related Changes in Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Postinfarction Remodeling: Implications for Heart Failure Therapy -- Aging-Related Changes in Mitochondrial Function and Implication for Heart Failure Therapy -- Regulation of SERCA Via Oxidative Modifications: Implications for the Pathophysiology of Diastolic Dysfunction in the Aging Heart -- SMP30 and Aging-Related Cardiac Remodeling and Heart Failure.
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e-Book
Location
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Better now : six big ideas to improve health care for all Canadians

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Danielle Martin. --Toronto, ON: Allen Lane , c2017.
Call Number
W 84 DC2 M379b 2017
Location
Aberdeen Hospital
Cape Breton Regional
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Nova Scotia Hospital
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
"An important check-up on our health-care system--and what urgently needs fixing--from a respected doctor and passionate Medicare advocate. Dr. Danielle Martin sees the cracks and challenges in our health-care system every day. Much like Atul Gawande, she uses real patient stories to illustrate what works in our health-care system and what doesn't. Most importantly, she proposes bold fixes that are both achievable and affordable. One of the most urgent reforms she advocates for is a national p…
Call Number
W 84 DC2 M379b 2017
Author
Martin, Danielle
Responsibility
Danielle Martin
Alternate Title
6 big ideas to improve health care for all Canadians
Place of Publication
Toronto, ON
Publisher
Allen Lane
Date of Publication
c2017
Physical Description
298 p.
ISBN
9780735232594
Subjects (MeSH)
Delivery of Health Care - Canada
Health Care Reform - Canada
Universal Coverage - Canada
Subjects (LCSH)
Medical care--Canada--Case studies
Patients--Canada--Case studies
Health Care Reform--Canada--Case studies
Abstract
"An important check-up on our health-care system--and what urgently needs fixing--from a respected doctor and passionate Medicare advocate. Dr. Danielle Martin sees the cracks and challenges in our health-care system every day. Much like Atul Gawande, she uses real patient stories to illustrate what works in our health-care system and what doesn't. Most importantly, she proposes bold fixes that are both achievable and affordable. One of the most urgent reforms she advocates for is a national pharmacare program, instead of the piecemeal provincial pattern of buying drugs. Canada could save billions if drugs were bought in bulk by a single body, which in turn could fund a national prescription program. Patients also need a regular GP instead of overusing hospital Emergency Clinics. Hospitals need to take into account a patient's overall medical history, at every stage from admission to discharge. And since poverty is the greatest predictor of ill health, Dr. Martin argues that a guaranteed income could prevent and alleviate many health problems, reducing pressure on the system and our wallets."-- Provided by publisher.
Format
Book
Location
Aberdeen Hospital
Cape Breton Regional
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Nova Scotia Hospital
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Copies
9
Loan Period
3 weeks use
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Children and Teens in Crisis

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IWK. Crisis Team, IWK. Garron Centre. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
PL-1203
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Adapted with permission from CHEO's "Children and youth in crisis / What to expect in the Emergency Department: Information for parents" retrieved from www.cheo.on.ca, October 2019.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Crisis Team
IWK. Garron Centre
Alternate Title
What to Expect in the Emergency Department
Information for Patients, Families, and Caregivers
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Family Relations
Mental Disorders
Delivery of health care
Hospitalization
Child Health
Health Services
Mental Health Services
Social Problems
Subjects (LCSH)
Social problems
Families--Mental health
Mental illness
Hospital patients
Health services administration
Families
Medical Care
Children--Health and hygiene
Abstract
Adapted with permission from CHEO's "Children and youth in crisis / What to expect in the Emergency Department: Information for parents" retrieved from www.cheo.on.ca, October 2019.
Responsibility
IWK Emergency Mental Health and Addictions Service, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-1203
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Communicating with your Child

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IWK. Pediatric Endocrinology Service (Diabetes). Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
PL-1285
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Diabetes in Children and Youth series. As a caregiver, you understand that communicating with your child can often be a difficult task, particularly at times of increased stress. It is not surprising that parents can sometimes find it challenging to communicate effectively with their child or teen about diabetes management.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Pediatric Endocrinology Service (Diabetes)
Alternate Title
Diabetes in Children and Youth
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Child Health
Endocrine System Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital patients
Health services administration
Endocrine manifestations of general diseases
Diabetes
Medical Care
Children--Health and hygiene
Abstract
Diabetes in Children and Youth series. As a caregiver, you understand that communicating with your child can often be a difficult task, particularly at times of increased stress. It is not surprising that parents can sometimes find it challenging to communicate effectively with their child or teen about diabetes management.
Responsibility
IWK Social Work and Health Psychology, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-1285
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Core Biopsy of the Breast

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IWK. Breast Health, IWK. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0896
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What is a stereotactic core biopsy of the breast? A Radiologist (a medical doctor who specializes in reading medical images including ultrasound and x-rays) takes samples of an area in your breast using a needle that is guided by a computer-controlled needle guide attached to the mammography equipment.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Breast Health
IWK. Diagnostic Imaging
Alternate Title
Patient Information
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Delivery of health care
Hospitalization
Women's Health
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Therapeutics
Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Neoplasms
Health Services
Blood
Subjects (LCSH)
Women--Health and hygiene
Therapeutics
Surgery, Operative
Cancers
Hospital patients
Health services administration
Diagnosis
Medical Care
Blood
Abstract
What is a stereotactic core biopsy of the breast? A Radiologist (a medical doctor who specializes in reading medical images including ultrasound and x-rays) takes samples of an area in your breast using a needle that is guided by a computer-controlled needle guide attached to the mammography equipment.
Notes
Formerly titled "Stereotactic Core Biopsy of the Breast".
Responsibility
IWK Breast Health, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0896
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Creative arts in humane medicine

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Cheryl L. McLean [editor], Government of Alberta. --[Toronto, ON]: Brush Education , c2014.
Call Number
WM 450.5.A8 C912c 2014
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Creative Arts in Humane Medicine is a book for medical educators, practitioners, students and those in the allied health professions who wish to learn how the arts can contribute toward a more caring and empathic approach to medicine. Topical research and inspiring reallife accounts from international innovators in the field of humanistic medicine show how the creative arts in varied forms can contribute toward greater learning and understanding in medicine, as well as improved health and qual…
Call Number
WM 450.5.A8 C912c 2014
Corporate Author
Government of Alberta
Other Authors
McLean, Cheryl L
Responsibility
Cheryl L. McLean [editor], Government of Alberta
Place of Publication
[Toronto, ON]
Publisher
Brush Education
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
214 p
ISBN
9781550594546
Subjects (MeSH)
Medicine in Art
Humanities
Medical Care
Arts - therapeutic use
Abstract
Creative Arts in Humane Medicine is a book for medical educators, practitioners, students and those in the allied health professions who wish to learn how the arts can contribute toward a more caring and empathic approach to medicine. Topical research and inspiring reallife accounts from international innovators in the field of humanistic medicine show how the creative arts in varied forms can contribute toward greater learning and understanding in medicine, as well as improved health and quality of life for patients and practitioners.
Contents
Part I. Educating for Empathy Through the Arts -- Part II. The Arts and Practitioner Self Care -- Part III. Navigating with Narrative through Life Experience -- Part IV. The Creative Arts in Action for Change in Health.
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Copies
1
Loan Period
3 weeks
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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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Location
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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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Author
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.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Defining prevention science

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Zili Sloboda, Hanno Petras, editors. --New York: Springer , c2014.
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Location
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Whoever coined the adage "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" could not have known how important this adage would become. The challenge of altering the health trajectories of poor lifestyle decisions for such behaviors as smoking, drinking, and using illicit drugs, violence, dropping out of school, engagement in risky sexual behaviors, and crime through prevention research has led to a new discipline, prevention science. DefiningPrevention Science covers this emerging field of scie…
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Other Authors
Sloboda, Zili
Petras, Hanno
Responsibility
Zili Sloboda, Hanno Petras, editors
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 626 pages)
Series Vol.
[1]
Series Title
Advances in prevention science
ISBN
9781489974242 (electronic bk.)
9781489974235
Subjects (MeSH)
Preventive Medicine - methods
Preventive Health Services
Subjects (LCSH)
Medicine, Preventive
Medical care
Abstract
Whoever coined the adage "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" could not have known how important this adage would become. The challenge of altering the health trajectories of poor lifestyle decisions for such behaviors as smoking, drinking, and using illicit drugs, violence, dropping out of school, engagement in risky sexual behaviors, and crime through prevention research has led to a new discipline, prevention science. DefiningPrevention Science covers this emerging field of science: its goals,its conceptual and theoretical foundations, its methods, and especially its utility. Not content to simply differentiate the field from its close allies: epidemiology, psychology, neuroscience, sociology, economics, the text explains how these many disciplines enhance each other at both research and intervention levels, and how prevention science draws on these biological, behavioral, and social sciences to create an innovative knowledge base that has provided cost-effective, evidence-based prevention interventions and policies. To this end, familiar developmental benchmarks are recast in prevention/health promotion context, from the crucial importance of adolescence in encountering and deterring high-risk behaviors to the risks and resiliencies of single-mother families. An international group of contributors offers current findings, up-to-date methods for effective evidence-based interventions, and improvements in research technologies in these key areas: Physical, cognitive, and emotional vulnerability across the life course. The roles of developmental influences in prevention. Intervention development, delivery, and implementation. Bringing the intervention approach to research design. New directions in analytic methods. Cost analysis and policy implications. Defining Prevention Science aims to inspire further refinements in the field and encourage communication among researchers in its own and related disciplines, including public health, epidemiology, psychology, and criminology. This is the first volume in the series, Advances in Prevention Science, that provides the framework for other volume that will focus on such issues as: Prevention Science in School Settings: Complex Relationships and Processes; Preventing Crime and Violence; and The Prevention of Substance Use.
Contents
Prevention Science: An Epidemiological Approach -- Part I. Individual Physical, Cognitive, and Emotional Vulnerability Across the Life Course: Benchmarks and Developmental Challenges -- Benchmarks, Developmental Challenges, and Risks During the Prenatal and Infancy Period -- Childhood and the Entry into Adolescence: A Pivotal Period in Health-Related Behaviors and Prevention -- Adolescence and Early Adulthood -- Stressors and Vulnerabilities in Middle and Old Age: Opportunities for Prevention -- Part II. Environmental Influences and Implications for Intervention Development -- Family -- School Influences on Child and Youth Development -- Peer Networks -- Risk and Resilience Processes in Single-Mother Families: An Interactionist Perspective -- Environmental Influences: The Workplace and Mental Health-Models, Vulnerability Factors, and Interventions -- An Integrated Prevention Science Model: A Conceptual Foundation for Prevention Research -- Design of Prevention Interventions -- Implementation Science and the Effective Delivery of Evidence-Based Prevention -- Factors Affecting Implementation: Cultural Adaptation and Training -- Measuring Fidelity -- Part III. Research Design -- Translating the Intervention Approach into an Appropriate Research Design: The Next-Generation Adaptive Designs for Effectiveness and Implementation Research -- The Epidemiologic Case-Crossover and Case-Control Approaches in Prevention Research -- The Use of Simulation Models in Public Health with Applications to Substance Abuse and Obesity Problems -- Meta-analysis in Prevention Science -- Mixed Methods Research Design for Prevention Science: Methods, Critiques, and Recommendations -- Part IV. Analytic Methods -- Latent Class Analysis in Prevention Science -- Discrete-Time Survival Analysis in Prevention Science -- Using Mediation and Moderation Analyses to Enhance Prevention Research -- Advances in Missing Data Models and Fidelity Issues of Implementing These Methods in Prevention Science -- Part V. Cost Analysis and Policy -- Economic Analysis and Policy Studies: Special Challenges in the Prevention Sciences -- Strengthening Prevention Science to Ensure Effectiveness of Intervention in Practice: Setting up an International Agenda.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Determinants of indigenous peoples' health : beyond the social

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editors Margo Greenwood, Sarah de Leeuw, Nicole Marie Lindsay. (2nd ed.) --Toronto, ON: Canadian Scholars , c2015.
Call Number
WZ 80.5 I3 D479 2018
Location
Aberdeen Hospital
"This edited collection, comprised largely of contributions by Indigenous authors, offers the voices and expertise of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis writers from across Canada. The multitude of health determinants of Indigenous peoples are considered in a selection of chapters that range from scholarly papers by research experts in the field, to reflective essays by Indigenous leaders."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number
WZ 80.5 I3 D479 2018
Other Authors
Greenwood, Margo
Responsibility
editors Margo Greenwood, Sarah de Leeuw, Nicole Marie Lindsay
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Toronto, ON
Publisher
Canadian Scholars
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
364 p.
ISBN
9781773380377
Subjects (MeSH)
Indigenous peoples - Health and hygiene - Canada
Indigenous peoples - Medical care - Political aspects - Canada
Native peoples - Health and hygiene - Canada
Abstract
"This edited collection, comprised largely of contributions by Indigenous authors, offers the voices and expertise of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis writers from across Canada. The multitude of health determinants of Indigenous peoples are considered in a selection of chapters that range from scholarly papers by research experts in the field, to reflective essays by Indigenous leaders."-- Provided by publisher.
Format
Book
Location
Aberdeen Hospital
Copies
1
Loan Period
3 weeks
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IWK. Birth Unit. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0803
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What it is, how it is performed, when can it be given, effect on labour, side effects.
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
IWK. Birth Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Reproductive Medicine
Delivery of health care
Hospitalization
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Therapeutics
Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Maternal Health
Health Services
Subjects (LCSH)
Therapeutics
Surgery, Operative
Reproductive health
Maternal health services
Hospital patients
Health services administration
Diagnosis
Medical Care
Abstract
What it is, how it is performed, when can it be given, effect on labour, side effects.
Responsibility
IWK Birth Unit, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0803
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Family Legal Health Program

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37895
IWK. Quality, Patient Safety and Patient Experience, IWK. Social Work Team, IWK. Communications and Public Affairs. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0957
Available Online
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What is the Family Legal Health (FLH) program? The FLH program offers free legal assistance to eligible IWK Health Centre patients and family members when a legal issue is impacting the patient's health.
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
IWK. Quality, Patient Safety and Patient Experience
IWK. Social Work Team
IWK. Communications and Public Affairs
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Delivery of Health Care - legislation & jurisprudence
Legal Services
Subjects (LCSH)
Legal services
Medical care--Law and legislation
Abstract
What is the Family Legal Health (FLH) program? The FLH program offers free legal assistance to eligible IWK Health Centre patients and family members when a legal issue is impacting the patient's health.
Responsibility
IWK Social Work Team, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0957
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Financial matters

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37351
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4024
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Getting sick can be stressful in many ways. For some people, being sick has a big impact on their finances. Knowing your options and understanding how they work can help. This pamphlet explains what Short Term Illness (STI) and Long Term Disability (LTD) are, whether you can get help from Employment Insurance (EI), what the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Disability Benefit is, and what Income Assistance (IA) is. If you feel you have tried all options and are still having trouble meeting your financi…
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Financial Support
Government Programs
Health Care Costs
Subjects (LCSH)
Government aid--Nova Scotia
Medical care, Cost of
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Getting sick can be stressful in many ways. For some people, being sick has a big impact on their finances. Knowing your options and understanding how they work can help. This pamphlet explains what Short Term Illness (STI) and Long Term Disability (LTD) are, whether you can get help from Employment Insurance (EI), what the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Disability Benefit is, and what Income Assistance (IA) is. If you feel you have tried all options and are still having trouble meeting your financial needs, contact information for support is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4024
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Goals of care : when you are very sick and/or dying in the hospital

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37320
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Critical Care and Emergency Services, Nova Scotia Health Authoriity. QEII. Department of Medicine, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2208
Available Online
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The goal of any hospital stay is to help treat symptoms and make you feel better (if possible) by providing the best treatments and interventions possible. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are very sick and/or dying, and are admitted to the hospital. It lists treatments that may be used and when they may be needed. A list of definitions is also provided.
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Critical Care and Emergency Services
Nova Scotia Health Authoriity. QEII. Department of Medicine
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Advance Care Planning
Subjects (LCSH)
Advance directives (Medical care)
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
The goal of any hospital stay is to help treat symptoms and make you feel better (if possible) by providing the best treatments and interventions possible. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are very sick and/or dying, and are admitted to the hospital. It lists treatments that may be used and when they may be needed. A list of definitions is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Critical Care and Emergency Services; Department of Medicine
Reviewed by: Legal Services, Nova Scotia Health
Pamphlet Number
2208
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Having Surgery at Scotia Surgery

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams38112
IWK. Pre-Operative Clinic (Children's). Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
PL-1294
Available Online
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An adaptation of PL-1039 "Welcome to Pre-op (Pre-operative) Clinic", this version has wayfinding directions specifically for IWK patients who will be having surgery at Scotia Surgery Inc, 2nd floor, East Coast MediCenter, 18 Acadia St, Dartmouth, NS. Please read all portions of the guide and bring all required information with you to avoid any possible cancellations.
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
IWK. Pre-Operative Clinic (Children's)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Delivery of health care
Hospitalization
Child Health
Health Services
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Therapeutics
Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Subjects (LCSH)
Therapeutics
Surgery, Operative
Hospital patients
Health services administration
Diagnosis
Medical Care
Children--Health and hygiene
Abstract
An adaptation of PL-1039 "Welcome to Pre-op (Pre-operative) Clinic", this version has wayfinding directions specifically for IWK patients who will be having surgery at Scotia Surgery Inc, 2nd floor, East Coast MediCenter, 18 Acadia St, Dartmouth, NS. Please read all portions of the guide and bring all required information with you to avoid any possible cancellations.
Responsibility
IWK Pre-Operative Clinic (Children's), Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-1294
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Having Surgery at Scotia Surgery and a Phone Call with the IWK Pre-op Clinic

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams38110
IWK. Pre-Operative Clinic (Children's). Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
PL-1292
Available Online
View Pamphlet
An adaptation of PL-1039 "Welcome to Pre-op (Pre-operative) Clinic", this version has wayfinding directions specifically for IWK patients who will be having surgery at Scotia Surgery Inc, 2nd floor, East Coast MediCenter, 18 Acadia St, Dartmouth, NS. Please read all portions of the guide and bring all required information with you to avoid any possible cancellations.
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
IWK. Pre-Operative Clinic (Children's)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Delivery of health care
Hospitalization
Child Health
Health Services
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Therapeutics
Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Subjects (LCSH)
Therapeutics
Surgery, Operative
Hospital patients
Health services administration
Diagnosis
Medical Care
Children--Health and hygiene
Abstract
An adaptation of PL-1039 "Welcome to Pre-op (Pre-operative) Clinic", this version has wayfinding directions specifically for IWK patients who will be having surgery at Scotia Surgery Inc, 2nd floor, East Coast MediCenter, 18 Acadia St, Dartmouth, NS. Please read all portions of the guide and bring all required information with you to avoid any possible cancellations.
Responsibility
IWK Pre-Operative Clinic (Children's), Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-1292
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Having Surgery at Scotia Surgery and a Visit to the IWK Pre-op Clinic Before Surgery

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams38111
IWK. Pre-Operative Clinic (Children's). Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
PL-1293
Available Online
View Pamphlet
An adaptation of PL-1039 "Welcome to Pre-op (Pre-operative) Clinic", this version has wayfinding directions specifically for IWK patients who will be having surgery at Scotia Surgery Inc, 2nd floor, East Coast MediCenter, 18 Acadia St, Dartmouth, NS. Please read all portions of the guide and bring all required information with you to avoid any possible cancellations.
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
IWK. Pre-Operative Clinic (Children's)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Delivery of health care
Hospitalization
Child Health
Health Services
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Therapeutics
Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Subjects (LCSH)
Therapeutics
Surgery, Operative
Hospital patients
Health services administration
Diagnosis
Medical Care
Children--Health and hygiene
Abstract
An adaptation of PL-1039 "Welcome to Pre-op (Pre-operative) Clinic", this version has wayfinding directions specifically for IWK patients who will be having surgery at Scotia Surgery Inc, 2nd floor, East Coast MediCenter, 18 Acadia St, Dartmouth, NS. Please read all portions of the guide and bring all required information with you to avoid any possible cancellations.
Responsibility
IWK Pre-Operative Clinic (Children's), Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-1293
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Health care in Canada

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat53522
Canadian Institute for Health Information. --Ottawa, ON: CIHI , 2004.
Call Number
W 84 DC2 H34 2004 RES
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Sub-Location
RESERVE
Call Number
W 84 DC2 H34 2004 RES
Corporate Author
Canadian Institute for Health Information
Other Authors
Statistics Canada
Place of Publication
Ottawa, ON
Publisher
CIHI
Date of Publication
2004
Physical Description
106 p.
ISBN
1553924061
Subjects (MeSH)
Public Health - statistics & numerical data
Delivery of Health Care - statistics & numerical data
Medical Care - statistics & numerical data
Canada
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Sub-Location
RESERVE
Copies
1
Loan Period
1 week
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