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edited by Anne McCune. (5th ed.) --Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley Blackwell , c2015.
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The misuse of alcohol presents both individual physical and psychological problems as well as wider social consequences. Alcohol misuse is a frequent cause of attendance in accident and emergency departments and an underlying factor in a range of long term and chronic conditions commonly treated and managed within primary care settings. This expanded fifth edition includes new chapters on alcohol and the young person, alcohol related liver disease, neurological problems, alcohol and the older…
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edited by Anne McCune
Edition
5th ed.
Place of Publication
Chichester, West Sussex, UK
Publisher
Wiley Blackwell
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource
Series Title
ABC series
ISBN
9781118543986
Subjects (MeSH)
Alcohol Drinking - adverse effects
Alcohol-Related Disorders - diagnosis
Alcohol-Related Disorders - prevention & control
Alcoholism - rehabilitation
Socioeconomic Factors
Abstract
The misuse of alcohol presents both individual physical and psychological problems as well as wider social consequences. Alcohol misuse is a frequent cause of attendance in accident and emergency departments and an underlying factor in a range of long term and chronic conditions commonly treated and managed within primary care settings. This expanded fifth edition includes new chapters on alcohol and the young person, alcohol related liver disease, neurological problems, alcohol and the older person, alcohol and cancer, and the alcohol nurse specialist. There is also improved coverage of the role of alcohol health workers, and guidance on the availability of voluntary alcohol services more generally, and the concluding resources chapter provides further guidance on how to access appropriate services. It incorporates current NICE guidelines, the Government’s Alcohol Strategy 2012, as well as case study scenarios and examples of best practice throughout. From a new editor and a multidisciplinary contributor team, ABC of Alcohol is a practical guide for general practitioners, family physicians, practice nurses, primary healthcare professionals as well as for junior doctors, medical and nursing students.
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Paton, Alex. (4th ed.) --Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing , 2005.
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WM 274 P312a 2005
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Nova Scotia Hospital
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WM 274 P312a 2005
Author
Paton, Alex
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Touquet, Robin
Edition
4th ed.
Place of Publication
Malden, MA
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing
Date of Publication
2005
Physical Description
57 p.
ISBN
9780727918147
Subjects (MeSH)
Alcohol Drinking - adverse effects
Alcohol-Related Disorders - diagnosis
Alcohol-Related Disorders - prevention & control
Alcoholism - rehabilitation
Socioeconomic Factors
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Book
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Nova Scotia Hospital
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3 weeks
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Achieving Respiratory Health Equality : A United States Perspective

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

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Ronan M. Factora, editor. --New York: Humana Press , c2014.
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Increasingly, we hear of more and more elders falling victim to financial exploitation. Although this form of elder abuse has been recognized for years, its incidence, prevalence, and impact on the common individual has been only more recently brought to the spotlight. Despite these circumstances, recognition of risk factors and indicators of financial exploitation are not widely disseminated. Additionally, once situations are identified and confronted, the knowledge of what to do next is lacki…
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Factora, Ronan M.
Responsibility
Ronan M. Factora, editor
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 204 pages)
Series Title
Aging medicine
ISBN
9781493913206 (electronic bk)
9781493913190
Subjects (MeSH)
Aged
Banking, Personal
Crime Victims
Mental Competency
Risk Factors
Social Welfare
Socioeconomic Factors
Abstract
Increasingly, we hear of more and more elders falling victim to financial exploitation. Although this form of elder abuse has been recognized for years, its incidence, prevalence, and impact on the common individual has been only more recently brought to the spotlight. Despite these circumstances, recognition of risk factors and indicators of financial exploitation are not widely disseminated. Additionally, once situations are identified and confronted, the knowledge of what to do next is lacking. These gaps are present within the medical community, law-enforcement, and the finance community areas where opportunities for recognition and intervention are common. Our elders often have no idea of what to do when they see their own risk or when they fall victim. Aging and Money: Reducing Risk of Financial Exploitation and Protecting Financial Resources helps clinicians to integrate identification of such indicators of abuse into their geriatric assessment as well as guide them in performing an assessment of an individual's financial decision-making capacity when appropriate. Aging and Money: Reducing Risk of Financial Exploitation and Protecting Financial Resources is an essential new text that provides the practicing clinician with information on identifying risk factors and clinical clues associated with financial exploitation and how to incorporate these steps into their practice.
Contents
Financial Exploitation of the Elderly: Review of the Epidemic—Its Victims, National Impact, and Legislative Solutions -- One Piece of the Puzzle-Financial Exploitation and Elder Abuse -- Barriers to Recognition -- Financial Abuse of the Elderly: Risk Factors -- Screening Older Patients for Risk Factors Associated with Financial Exploitation -- Clinical Assessment of Financial Decision Making Capacity -- Next Steps: Documentation and Accessing Community Healthcare Resources -- Financial Exploitation: The Legal Perspective -- Financial and Legal Methods to Protect Individuals from Financial Exploitation -- Critical Documents Associated with Aging: An Organized Guide to Personal Files -- Who Can You Turn To: the Role of Adult Protective Services (APS) and Other Community Resources -- Being the Advocate-Disseminating Knowledge About Financial Exploitation to the Community -- Future Directions: Public Policy and Advocacy.
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Alcohol and Tobacco : Medical and Sociological Aspects of Use, Abuse and Addiction

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Otto-Michael Lesch, Henriette Walter, Christian Wetschka, Michie N. Hesselbrock, Victor Hesselbrock, Samuel Pombo. (Second edition) --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This updated and revised second edition of “Alcohol and Tobacco” reflects the new ICD 11 and DSM V classifications and provides comprehensive descriptions of new therapeutic approaches, outlining the different interactions between personality, environment and the effects of the respective substance. In addition to new data on prevention-based therapies, especially for smoking addiction, the book also presents essential psychological and sociological strategies, and medication-based therapies. P…
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Lesch, Otto-Michael
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Walter, Henriette
Wetschka, Christian
Hesselbrock, Michie N.
Hesselbrock, Victor
Pombo, Samuel
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Otto-Michael Lesch, Henriette Walter, Christian Wetschka, Michie N. Hesselbrock, Victor Hesselbrock, Samuel Pombo
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiv, 391 p.) : 128 illus., 9 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030419417
9783030419400 (Print ed.)
9783030419424 (Print ed.)
9783030419431 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Alcoholism - psychology
Alcoholism - therapy
Socioeconomic Factors
Tobacco Use Disorder - psychology
Tobacco Use Disorder - therapy
Specialty
Addiction Medicine
Abstract
This updated and revised second edition of “Alcohol and Tobacco” reflects the new ICD 11 and DSM V classifications and provides comprehensive descriptions of new therapeutic approaches, outlining the different interactions between personality, environment and the effects of the respective substance. In addition to new data on prevention-based therapies, especially for smoking addiction, the book also presents essential psychological and sociological strategies, and medication-based therapies. Particular attention is given to new medications and new compounds for e-cigarettes, while a broad overview of the American and European epidemiology of alcohol and nicotine addictions rounds out the coverage. Given the breadth and depth of its coverage, the book will appeal to a wide readership, from professionals to researchers and students.
Contents
1. Information about the origination of the book -- 2. Addiction: a short overview of a widespread disease -- 3. Aetiology of addiction -- 4. Prevention strategies -- 5. Diagnosis of abuse and addiction -- 6. Types, dimensions and aetiology -- 7. Motives for alcohol and/or tobacco addicted patients to seek medical help -- 8. Detection of alcohol and tobacco addiction -- 9. Therapeutic strategies for alcohol and tobacco dependence -- 10. Sociotherapy of alcohol and tobacco dependents with regards to Lesch’s typology -- Appendix A: Lesch Alcoholism Typology—Questionnaire -- Appendix B: Lesch European Smoker Classification -- Appendix C: Assessment of Types of Opiate Dependence.
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Alcohol and tobacco : medical and sociological aspects of use, abuse and addiction

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Lesch, Otto Michael. --Vienna: Springer-Verlag , c2011.
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Lesch, Otto Michael
Place of Publication
Vienna
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Date of Publication
c2011
ISBN
9783709101469
Subjects (MeSH)
Alcohol Drinking - epidemiology
Alcoholism - psychology
Alcoholism - therapy
Socioeconomic Factors
Substance-Related Disorders - etiology
Tobacco Smoking - epidemiology
Tobacco Use Disorder - psychology
Tobacco Use Disorder - therapy
Contents
1. Information about the origination of this book -- 2. Addiction: a short overview of a widespread disease -- 3. Aetiology of addiction -- 4. Prevention strategies -- 5. Diagnosis of abuse and addiction -- 6. Types, dimensions and aetiology -- 7. Motives for alcohol-and/or tobacco addicted patients to seek medical help. -- 8. Detection of alcohol and tobacco addiction -- 9. Therapeutic strategies in alcohol and tobacco addiction -- 10. Sociotherapy of alcohol-and tobacco dependents with regards to Lesch’s typology -- Appendix 1. Lesch Alcoholism Typology – Questionnaire -- Appendix 2. Lesch European Smoker Classification.
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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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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
Other Authors
Huque, Ahmed Shafiqul
Responsibility
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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Asthma, Health and Society : A Public Health Perspective

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edited by Andrew Harver, Harry Kotses. --Boston, MA: Springer-Verlag US , c2010.
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Harver, Andrew
Other Authors
Kotses, Harry
Responsibility
edited by Andrew Harver, Harry Kotses
Place of Publication
Boston, MA
Publisher
Springer-Verlag US
Date of Publication
c2010
ISBN
9780387782850
Subjects (MeSH)
Asthma - epidemiology
Socioeconomic Factors
Public Health
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Bone Health : A Reflection of the Social Mosaic

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Justyna J. Miszkiewicz, Sharon L. Brennan-Olsen, Jose A. Riancho, editors. --Singapore: Springer , c2019.
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This multidisciplinary book addresses three lines of evidence (medieval, contemporary, and epigenetic) regarding the effect of human socio-economic status on bone health. It provides an overview of the extent to which human social background affects adult bone quality and quantity, and makes recommendations for future skeletal biology research into lifestyle-related musculoskeletal disorders. The book is divided into three major parts, the first of which discusses bone and dental health in medi…
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Miszkiewicz, Justyna J.
Brennan-Olsen, Sharon L.
Riancho, Jose A.
Responsibility
Justyna J. Miszkiewicz, Sharon L. Brennan-Olsen, Jose A. Riancho, editors
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 186 p.) : 21 illus., 18 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811372568
9789811372551 (Print ed.)
9789811372575 (Print ed.)
9789811372582 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Bone and Bones
Health Status
Social Determinants of Health
Socioeconomic Factors
Specialty
Osteology
Abstract
This multidisciplinary book addresses three lines of evidence (medieval, contemporary, and epigenetic) regarding the effect of human socio-economic status on bone health. It provides an overview of the extent to which human social background affects adult bone quality and quantity, and makes recommendations for future skeletal biology research into lifestyle-related musculoskeletal disorders. The book is divided into three major parts, the first of which discusses bone and dental health in medieval human skeletal remains from distinct socio-economic status groups. In turn, Part 2 reviews bone health in contemporary human populations with a range of social backgrounds; in addition, a conceptual model proposing a social gradient of osteoporosis and fracture risk related to biological mechanisms and cumulative stressors throughout the human lifecycle is presented. Lastly, Part 3 highlights the role of epigenetics in socially patterned risk factors for skeletal disorders, and discusses how epigenetic mechanisms transduce the psychosocial environment and increase the risk of developing conditions such as osteoporosis. Overall, the book highlights the importance of considering the social-biological nexus in future skeletal biology research and future treatment of bone disease. Increased awareness of this nexus can potentially improve individual and population-level bone health interventions, reducing the social inequities observed in fracture risk. Given its scope, the book offers a valuable resource for researchers, academics, and students in the fields of medicine, epidemiology, the health sciences, biological anthropology, human anatomy and adaptation, developmental studies of human societies, human biology, and any field concerning musculoskeletal disorders and health. It will also benefit clinical practitioners evaluating osteoporosis, osteopenia, fracture risk, bone quality and quantity.
Contents
Part I. Medieval Perspective -- 1. Medieval English Social Inequality and Bone Health: What Lessons are There to be Learnt for the Living? -- 2. Skeletal Health in Medieval Societies: Insights from Ancient Bone Collagen Stable Isotopes and Dental Histology -- 3. Ancient Human Bone Microstructure Case Studies from Medieval England -- Part II. Contemporary Perspective -- 4. Bone Quality in Socially and Ethnically Diverse Groups: Downstream and Upstream Determinants Across the Life Course -- 5. Differences in Fracture Risk Between Countries, Within Countries and Between Social and Ethnic Groups -- 6. Social Determinants of Preventive Testing and Adherence to Treatment for Osteoporosis -- Part III. Epigenetic Perspective -- 7. Epigenetics: At the Crossroads Between Genetic and Environmental Determinants of Disease -- 8. The Influence of Maternal and Social Factors During Intrauterine Life -- 9. Postnatal Social Factors: The Epigenome and the Skeleton -- 10. The Social Context of Bone Health: Conclusions and Future Directions.
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Cancer Care in Countries and Societies in Transition : Individualized Care in Focus

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Michael Silbermann, editor. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This is a rare compilation of clinically focused chapters on the practice of oncology in more than 25 countries and areas around the world that experience ongoing or intensifying ethnic, religious, and nationalistic conflict. Each chapter is written by an internationally respected local physician or nurse. Topics include the relationship between local culture and the local practice of mainstream modern medicine, critical clinical issues faced by local physicians, and options for when and how to…
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Silbermann, Michael
Responsibility
Michael Silbermann, editor
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxviii, 505 p. : 75 illus., 72 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319229126
9783319229119 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Armed Conflicts
Developing Countries
Emigrants and Immigrants
Medical Oncology - economics
Medical Oncology - methods
Refugees
Socioeconomic Factors
Abstract
This is a rare compilation of clinically focused chapters on the practice of oncology in more than 25 countries and areas around the world that experience ongoing or intensifying ethnic, religious, and nationalistic conflict. Each chapter is written by an internationally respected local physician or nurse. Topics include the relationship between local culture and the local practice of mainstream modern medicine, critical clinical issues faced by local physicians, and options for when and how to incorporate palliative care. The book ends with chapters on the United States' current initiatives on promoting cancer care training in these regions, and another on clinical concepts for Western clinicians undertaking oncology practice in emerging countries. The audience includes oncologists around the world: those practicing medicine in similarly extreme circumstances; Western oncologists organizing or preparing for medical missions; and Western oncologists who wish to learn from the experiences of oncologists who practice under radically different conditions.
Contents
Medical Care in Countries in Transition -- How to Prioritize Cancer Care for Countries in Transition -- Cancer Trends and Risk Factors in Morocco -- The Magic of Dreams: Conflicts and Quandaries Within Multicultural Societies in Transition -- Modeling Integrative Oncology for the Arab Population in Northern Israel -- Cancer Care in Palestine -- Influx of Foreign Refugees to Jordan and its Overall Burden on Cancer Care -- Caring For Children With Cancer In A Country Conflicted With Massive Refugee Migration: Jordan as an Example -- Challenges and Future Trends for Cancer Care in Egypt -- Cancer Care in Lebanon, New Trends and Challenges -- Cancer Care in an economically torn country: Cyprus -- Cancer Care in a Country Undergoing Transition: Turkey, Current Challenges and Trends for the Future -- Cancer Care in Sudan: Current Situation and Challenges -- Cancer care in Countries in Transition in Africa; the case of Uganda -- Cancer Care in Pakistan -- Cancer Care in India -- Cancer Care in Afghanistan -- Kazakhstan -- An overview of cancer care in societies in transition: Global perspectives--UAE Experience -- Cancer care in countries in transition: The Islamic Republic of Iran -- Cancer Care in Regions/Societies in Transition in the Gulf States: Sultanate of Oman -- Challenges and prospects in cancer care in Georgia -- Romania: Attempting to Catch up the European standards of care for cancer patients -- Recent challenges and achievements in cancer care in Latin American societies -- Caring for Refugees with Cancer: A Case for Training of US Oncology Professionals -- University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Experience caring for patients from countries undergoing political-social conflict -- Forty Years Fast Forward: Vietnamese Refugees in the United States with Comments on their Cancer Care -- The current state of cancer care in North America -- Application of genetic testing for childhood cancers in emerging countries -- Cancer Care among Immigrants to North America -- Promoting Cancer Nursing Education, Training and Research in Countries in Transition.
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Case Studies in Society, Religion, and Bioethics

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Sana Loue. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book explores, through case studies, the interplay between religion, culture, government, and politics in diverse societies on questions arising in the domain of bioethics. The case studies draw from multiple disciplinary perspectives, including history, theology, law, bioethics, public policy, science, and medicine. The text's global perspective permits a comparison of the differing approaches adopted by countries facing similar bioethical quandaries and the extent to which religion has o…
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Loue, Sana
Responsibility
Sana Loue
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 268 p.) : 4 illus., 3 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030441500
9783030441494 (Print ed.)
9783030441517 (Print ed.)
9783030441524 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Bioethical Issues
Religion
Socioeconomic Factors
Specialty
Ethics
Religion
Social Sciences
Abstract
This book explores, through case studies, the interplay between religion, culture, government, and politics in diverse societies on questions arising in the domain of bioethics. The case studies draw from multiple disciplinary perspectives, including history, theology, law, bioethics, public policy, science, and medicine. The text's global perspective permits a comparison of the differing approaches adopted by countries facing similar bioethical quandaries and the extent to which religion has or has not been instrumental in addressing such dilemmas. Secular and religious societies across the globe are being confronted with complex questions involving religious belief and the extent to which specific religious perspectives have in the past or should in the future be adopted as official policy. Bioethical issues involving the interplay of religion and government have become particularly notable in recent years. How these issues are resolved has major implications for individuals, healthcare providers, and the future of medical research and medical care. Topics explored among the chapters include: Homosexuality: Sin, Crime, Pathology, Identity, Behavior Medical Error: Truthtelling, Apology, and Forgiveness Refusal of Medical Treatment Medical Deportation Case Study: Nazism, Religion, and Human Experimentation The New Frontier: Cloning Case Studies in Society, Religion, and Bioethics will find an engaged audience among researchers and scholars in history, religion/theology, medicine, and bioethics interested in the influence of religion on bioethical decision-making. Students—particularly upper-level undergraduate and graduate students interested in bioethics, humanities, and theology—will find the text helpful in understanding the processes through which religion may serve as a basis for both societal policy and law and individual decision-making in health-related matters.
Contents
1. Society, Religion, and Bioethics -- 2. Homosexuality: Sin, Crime, Pathology, Identity, Behavior -- 3. Body Modification of Minors -- 4. Medical Error: Truthtelling, Apology, and Forgiveness -- 5. Religious Refusal of Medical Treatment -- 6. Care of the Stranger: Medical Deportation of Noncitizens -- 7. Nazism, Religion, and Human Experimentation -- 8. Animal Experimentation in Biomedical Science -- 9. The New Frontier: Cloning -- 10. Concluding Remarks -- Index to Legal References -- Index to Scriptural References.
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Determinants of Minority Mental Health and Wellness

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edited by Sana Loue, Martha Sajatovic. --New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media , c2009.
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Loue, Sana
Other Authors
Sajatovic, Martha
Responsibility
edited by Sana Loue, Martha Sajatovic
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer Science+Business Media
Date of Publication
c2009
ISBN
9780387756592
Subjects (MeSH)
Mental Health - ethnology
Minority Health
Minority Groups - psychology
Psychosocial Support Systems
Social Medicine
Socioeconomic Factors
Other Subjects
United States
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1. Health and Wellness -- 2. City Living and Mental Health in History -- 3. Mental Health, Mental Health Courts, and Minorities -- 4. Migration and Mental Health -- 5. Media, Minorities, and the Stigma of Mental Illness -- 6. Minority Mental Health and Wellness: A Perspective from Health Care Systems -- 7. Social Support, Mental Health, Minorities, and Acculturative Stress -- 8. Religion and Mental Health Among Minorities and Immigrants in the U.S -- 9. Cultural Considerations Regarding Perspectives on Mental Illness and Healing -- 10. Gender and Minority Mental Health: The Case of Body Image -- 11. Family Determinants of Minority Mental Health and Wellness -- 12. Family-Focused Psychoeducational Programs for Minorities with Serious Mental Illness -- 13. Socioeconomic Status: Risks and Resilience -- 14. Psychiatric Genetics: An Update -- 15. Substance Abuse in Minority Populations -- 16. Neurocognitive Testing of Minorities in Mental Health Settings -- 17. Stress and Resilience -- 18. Methodological Challenges in Research on the Determinants of Minority Mental Health and Wellness.
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e-Book
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Disability & International Development : Towards Inclusive Global Health

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat29326
edited by Malcolm Maclachlan, Leslie Swartz. --New York, NY: Springer-Verlag , c2009.
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Online
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Author
Maclachlan, Malcolm
Other Authors
Swartz, Leslie
Responsibility
edited by Malcolm Maclachlan, Leslie Swartz
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Date of Publication
c2009
ISBN
9780387938400
Subjects (MeSH)
Developing Countries
Disabled Persons
Economic Development
Global Health
Socioeconomic Factors
Subjects (LCSH)
Public health
Social sciences
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e-Book
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Diversity and aging in the social environment

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat22733
Cummings, Sherry M. --Binghamton, NY: Haworth Social Work Practice Press , 2004.
Call Number
WT 30 D618 2004
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WT 30 D618 2004
Author
Cummings, Sherry M
Other Authors
Galambos, Colleen
Place of Publication
Binghamton, NY
Publisher
Haworth Social Work Practice Press
Date of Publication
2004
Physical Description
227 p.
ISBN
0789026759
Subjects (MeSH)
Aged
Cultural Diversity
Socioeconomic Factors
Notes
Co-published as: Journal of human behavior in the social environment, v. 9, n. 4 and v. 10, n. 1, 2004
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Domestic Violence and Health Care in India : Policy and Practice

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat43038
Meerambika Mahapatro. --Singapore: Springer , c2018.
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This book discusses health care issues related to domestic violence, using extensive case studies from India. By discussing the global literature, legal systems, methodological challenges of gathering information on domestic violence, and health systems issues, along with learnings from case studies, it fills a significant gap in the literature between health care policy and practice vis-á-vis victims of domestic violence. It therefore enables a systemic and systematic response to incidents of …
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Mahapatro, Meerambika
Responsibility
Meerambika Mahapatro
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 226 p.) : 6 illus., 2 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811061592
9789811061585 (print ed.)
9789811061608 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Domestic Violence
Public Health Practice
Socioeconomic Factors
Spouse Abuse
Women's Health Services
Other Subjects
India
Specialty
Public Health
Sociology, Medical
Abstract
This book discusses health care issues related to domestic violence, using extensive case studies from India. By discussing the global literature, legal systems, methodological challenges of gathering information on domestic violence, and health systems issues, along with learnings from case studies, it fills a significant gap in the literature between health care policy and practice vis-á-vis victims of domestic violence. It therefore enables a systemic and systematic response to incidents of domestic violence. Policy instructions, court verdicts, government interventions, community-based direct interventions and related case discussions in the book help in the understanding and management of cases. Though the book uses case studies from India, it addresses globally relevant issues for health care professionals. In view of the paucity of application of systematic evidence-based knowledge, the holistic perspective presented in the book is important to prevent domestic violence, protect women's rights, and promote healthcare and wellbeing of women and children facing domestic violence. Medical professionals are expected to intervene in instances of injuries related to domestic violence--a responsibility that they are currently unable to fulfill due to lack of training in recognizing abuse and lack of tools for intervention. This book improves hands-on-knowledge by providing information on where to refer victims for assistance and timely intervention. Comprehensive yet lucid, this book is useful for academics, policy makers, non-government organizations and women's rights groups in helping victims during and after a violent episode and also in improving reporting and referral services.
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e-Book
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Online
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Drugs and Social Context : Social Perspectives on the Use of Alcohol and Other Drugs

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Telmo Mota Ronzani, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book goes beyond the traditional approaches to drug use and discusses the issue from a societal perspective, integrating contributions from different disciplines such as psychology, public health, anthropology, law, public policies and sociology to address specifically the social aspects of the phenomenon. Given its complexity, drug use demands a multidisciplinary approach from many different perspectives, but despite the vast literature about the topic, the majority of the books are restr…
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Ronzani, Telmo Mota
Responsibility
Telmo Mota Ronzani, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 114 p.)
ISBN
9783319724461
9783319724454 (print ed.)
9783319724478 (print ed.)
9783319891835 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Alcohol Drinking
Drug and Narcotic Control
Drug Users
Social Control, Informal
Socioeconomic Factors
Street Drugs
Social Stigma
Specialty
Policy
Sociology, Medical
Abstract
This book goes beyond the traditional approaches to drug use and discusses the issue from a societal perspective, integrating contributions from different disciplines such as psychology, public health, anthropology, law, public policies and sociology to address specifically the social aspects of the phenomenon. Given its complexity, drug use demands a multidisciplinary approach from many different perspectives, but despite the vast literature about the topic, the majority of the books are restricted either to a purely medical perspective (focused mainly on treatment techniques) or to a criminological perspective (focused mainly on drug trafficking and organized crime). The social approach adopted in this volume challenges this dichotomy and analyzes both the social contexts to which drug use is related and the social and political consequences of the attitudes and policies adopted by governments and other social groups towards drug users, addressing topics such as: Drugs and poverty; Drugs and gender; Drugs and race; Drugs and territory; Stigmatization of drug use; Prohibitionism. Given its broad and innovative approach, Drugs and Social Context - Social Perspectives on the Use of Alcohol and Other Drugs will be of interest for researchers, clinicians and other health professionals, since the study of the social aspects of drug use is central to everyone who deals with the issue.
Contents
Drugs and society -- 1. The context of drug use in the consumer society -- 2. The stigmatization of drug use as mechanism of legitimation of exclusion -- 3. Social effects of prohibitionism in the Americas and new drug policies -- Social issues -- 4. Drugs and poverty: interfaces of oppression in the capitalist world -- 5. Drugs and gender -- 6. Drugs and race -- 7. (Des)Occupation of urban and rural spaces, gentrification and drug use.
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e-Book
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Eating, Drinking: Surviving : The International Year of Global Understanding, IYGU

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat43949
Peter Jackson, Walter E.L. Spiess, Farhana Sultana, editors. --Cham: SpringerOpen , c2016.
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This publication addresses the global challenges of food and water security in a rapidly changing and complex world. The essays highlight the links between bio-physical and socio-cultural processes, making connections between local and global scales, and focusing on the everyday practices of eating and drinking, essential for human survival.
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Jackson, Peter
Spiess, Walter E.L.
Sultana, Farhana
Responsibility
Peter Jackson, Walter E.L. Spiess, Farhana Sultana, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
SpringerOpen
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 105 p.) : 32 illus. in color
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in global understanding
ISBN
9783319424682
9783319424675 (Print ed.)
9783319424699 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2509-7784
Subjects (MeSH)
Food Supply
Health Planning
Internationality
Nutrition Policy
Socioeconomic Factors
Sustainable Development
Specialty
Public Health
Abstract
This publication addresses the global challenges of food and water security in a rapidly changing and complex world. The essays highlight the links between bio-physical and socio-cultural processes, making connections between local and global scales, and focusing on the everyday practices of eating and drinking, essential for human survival.
Contents
Introduction: Understanding the Complexities of Eating, Drinking, and Surviving -- Globalization and Malnutrition: Geographical Perspectives on Its Paradoxes -- Drinking Water -- The Politics and Consequences of Virtual Water Export -- Integrated Water Resources Management as a New Approach to Water Security -- Surviving as an Unequal Community: WASH for Those on the Margins -- Challenges to Food Security in a Changing World -- Moral Economies of Food in the Socialist/Post-socialist World -- The Nutrition Transition in Developing Asia: Dietary Change, Drivers and Health Impacts -- Food Sovereignty and the Possibilities for an Equitable, Just and Sustainable Food System -- Food Security and Food Waste.
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Open access
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e-Book
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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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e-Book
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eHealth Solutions for Healthcare Disparities

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat28126
edited by Michael Christopher Gibbons. --New York, NY: Springer-Verlag , c2008.
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Online
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Author
Gibbons, Michael Christopher
Responsibility
edited by Michael Christopher Gibbons
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Date of Publication
c2008
ISBN
9780387728155
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Status Disparities
Healthcare Disparities
Medical Informatics
Public Health Informatics
Socioeconomic Factors
Telemedicine
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e-Book
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