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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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Closing the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine : A Roadmap for Healthcare Organizations and the Women Physicians Who Work for Them

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Amy S. Gottlieb. --Cham: Springer , c2021.
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Women now represent over half of medical school matriculants, almost half of residents and fellows, and over a third of practicing physicians nationally. Despite considerable representation among the physician workforce, women are paid 75 cents on the dollar compared with their male counterparts after accounting for specialty, geography, time in practice, and average hours per week worked. This pay gap is significantly greater than the one reported for US women workers as a whole and has shown …
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Gottlieb, Amy S.
Responsibility
Amy S. Gottlieb
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 93 p.) : 10 illus., 7 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030510312
9783030510305 (Print ed.)
9783030510329 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Gender Equity
Health Services Administration - economics
Organizational Innovation
Physicians, Women - economics
Salaries and Fringe Benefits - economics
Specialty
Health Services Administration
Sociology, Medical
Abstract
Women now represent over half of medical school matriculants, almost half of residents and fellows, and over a third of practicing physicians nationally. Despite considerable representation among the physician workforce, women are paid 75 cents on the dollar compared with their male counterparts after accounting for specialty, geography, time in practice, and average hours per week worked. This pay gap is significantly greater than the one reported for US women workers as a whole and has shown little improvement over time. While much has been written about the problem, a robust discussion about how to rectify the situation has been missing from the conversation. Closing the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine is the first comprehensive assessment of how cultural expectations and compensation methodologies in medicine work together to perpetuate salary disparities between men and women physicians. Since the gender gap reflects a convergence of forces within our healthcare enterprises, achieving pay equity can be an overwhelming undertaking for institutions and their leaders. However, compensation is foremost a business endeavor. Therefore, a roadmap for operationalizing equity within the finance, human resources, and compliance structures of our organizations is critical to eliminating disparities. The roadmap described in this book breaks down the component parts of compensation methodology to reveal their unintentional impact on salary equity and lays out processes and procedures that support new approaches to generate fair and equitable outcomes. Additionally, the roadmap is anchored in change management principles that address institutional culture and provide momentum toward salary equity. The book begins with a review of the evidence on the gender pay gap in medicine. The following chapter discusses how gender-based differences in performance assessments, specialty choice, domestic responsibilities, negotiation, professional resources, sponsorship, and clinical productivity accumulate across women’s careers in medicine and impact evaluation, promotion, and therefore compensation in the healthcare workplace. The next two chapters focus, respectively, on how compensation is determined - highlighting potential pitfalls for pay equity - and regulatory and legal considerations. Chapters 5 and 6 explore organizational infrastructure, salary data collection and analysis, and culture change strategies necessary to rectify compensation inequities. Chapter 7 offers a detailed account of one medical institution’s successful journey to achieve salary equity. The book’s final chapter emphasizes that closing the gender pay gap is at its essence a business endeavor and recommends that organizations assess progress and cost with the same attention, rigor, and regularity as afforded other operating expenses. Closing the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine offers a detailed roadmap for healthcare organizations seeking to close the gender pay gap among their physician workforce. This first-of-its-kind book will assist institutions plan courses of action and identify potential pitfalls so they can be understood and mitigated. It will also prove a valuable resource for transformational leadership and systems-based change critical to attaining compensation equity.
Contents
Introduction: How Healthcare Organizations Can Benefit from a Roadmap to Close the Gender Pay Gap -- Organizational Culture, Practices, and Patterns of Interaction that Drive the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine – Second-Generation Gender Bias and Other Complexities -- How Compensation Is Determined and Potential Pitfalls for Pay Equity -- Regulatory and Legal Considerations Regarding Salary Equity -- Utilizing Change Management Principles to Establish Organizational Infrastructure and Operations that Drive Salary Equity -- Organizational Strategies to Support the Culture Change Necessary to Sustain Salary Equity -- Exemplar – Closing the Gender Pay Gap at the Medical College of Wisconsin -- A Roadmap for Closing the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine: How Organizations Can Begin the Journey.
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Counseling the culturally diverse : theory and practice

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Derald Wing Sue, David Sue, Helen A. Neville, Laura Smith. (8th ed.) --Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell , c2019.
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Sue, Derald Wing
Responsibility
Derald Wing Sue, David Sue, Helen A. Neville, Laura Smith.
Edition
8th ed.
Alternate Title
Counselling the culturally diverse
Place of Publication
Hoboken, NJ
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource, 520 p.
ISBN
9781119448242
Subjects (MeSH)
Counseling - methods
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Cultural Diversity
Culturally Competent Care
Ethnic Groups - psychology
Specialty
Social Medicine
Sociology, Medical
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COVID-19 in New York City : An Ecology of Race and Class Oppression

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

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Geri-Ann Galanti. (3rd ed.) --Oak Brook, IL: Joint Commission Resources , c2018.
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Galanti, Geri-Ann
Responsibility
Geri-Ann Galanti
Edition
3rd ed.
Place of Publication
Oak Brook, IL
Publisher
Joint Commission Resources
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource
ISBN
9781635850468
Subjects (MeSH)
Cultural Competency
Cultural Diversity
Cultural Characteristics
Patients - psychology
Ethnic Groups - psychology
Minority Groups
United States
Specialty
Social Medicine
Sociology, Medical
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Cultural Practices and Dermatoses

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Neelam A. Vashi. Springer , 2021.
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Neelam A. Vashi
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 137 pages) : illustrations
ISBN
9783030689926
Specialty
Dermatology
Sociology, Medical
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Culture, Environment and Health in the Yucatan Peninsula : A Human Ecology Perspective

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Hugo Azcorra, Federico Dickinson, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book adopts a human ecology approach to present an overview of the biological responses to social, political, economic, cultural and environmental changes that affected human populations in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, since the Classic Maya Period. Human bodies express social relations, and we can read these relations by analyzing biological tissues or systems, and by measuring certain phenotypical traits at the population level. Departing from this theoretical premise, the contributors…
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Azcorra, Hugo
Dickinson, Federico
Responsibility
Hugo Azcorra, Federico Dickinson, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 336 p.) : 48 illus., 25 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030270018
9783030270001 (Print ed.)
9783030270025 (Print ed.)
9783030270032 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Ecology
Environment and Public Health
Social Environment
Other Subjects
Mexico
Specialty
Population Health
Sociology, Medical
Abstract
This book adopts a human ecology approach to present an overview of the biological responses to social, political, economic, cultural and environmental changes that affected human populations in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, since the Classic Maya Period. Human bodies express social relations, and we can read these relations by analyzing biological tissues or systems, and by measuring certain phenotypical traits at the population level. Departing from this theoretical premise, the contributors to this volume analyze the interactions between ecosystems, sociocultural systems and human biology in a specific geographic region to show how changes in sociocultural and natural environment affect the health of a population over time. This edited volume brings together contributions from a range of different scientific disciplines – such as biological anthropology, bioarchaeology, human biology, nutrition, epidemiology, ecotoxicology, political economy, sociology and ecology – that analyze the interactions between culture, environment and health in different domains of human life, such as: The political ecology of food, nutrition and health; Impacts of social and economic changes in children’s diet and women’s fertility; Biological consequences of social vulnerability in urban areas; Impacts of toxic contamination of natural resources on human health; Ecological and sociocultural determinants of infectious diseases. Culture, Environment and Health in the Yucatan Peninsula: A Human Ecology Perspective will be of interest to researchers from the social, health and life sciences dedicated to the study of the interactions between natural environments, human biology, health and social issues, especially in fields such as biological and sociocultural anthropology, health promotion and environmental health. It will also be a useful tool to health professionals and public agents responsible for designing and applying public health policies in contexts of social vulnerability.
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Introduction -- The thin broken line. History, society, and the environment on the Yucatan Peninsula -- Globalization and children’s diets: The case of Yucatan, Mexico -- Growth stunting and low height-for-age in the Yucatan Peninsula -- The urban Maya from Yucatan dealing with the biological burden of the past and a degenerative present -- A critical biocultural perspective on tourism and the nutrition transition in the Yucatan -- Effect of salaried work in cities and commercial agriculture on natural fertility in rural Maya women from the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico -- Association between early developmental stress, as evidenced by linear enamel hypoplasias (LEHs), and body composition during adolescence in agricultural populations with different access to store foods and gendered activity patterns -- Hydration, lactation, and child health outcomes in Yucatec Maya -- Patterns of activity and somatic symptoms among urban and rural women at midlife in the state of Campeche, Mexico -- Environmental and cultural stressors in the coastal northern Maya lowlands in pre-Hispanic times -- History of health and life of pre-hispanic Maya through their skeletal remains -- Crossing the threshold of modern life. Comparing disease patterns between two documented urban cemetery series from the city of Merida, Yucatan, Mexico -- Health and wellbeing in the Yucatan Peninsula revisited with a human ecology perspective -- Hair mercury content in an adult population of Merida, Yucatan Mexico as a function of anthropometric measures and seafood consumption -- Tackling exposure to Chagas Disease in the Yucatan from a human ecology perspective -- Conclusions.
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Disability as Diversity : A Case Studies Companion Guide

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Leslie Neal-Boylan, Lisa M. Meeks, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2021.
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This casebook is intended as a companion to the book Disability Inclusion: Disability as Diversity, which offers a practical guide to eliminating barriers to student success and fostering a culture of true inclusion for people with disabilities in academic settings. It addresses the most salient questions facing faculty, staff, and disability resource professionals (DRP). This casebook serves as a partner to the original text, providing thoughtful review of scenarios, informed by a compilation …
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Neal-Boylan, Leslie
Meeks, Lisa M.
Responsibility
Leslie Neal-Boylan, Lisa M. Meeks, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 158 p.) : 2 illus., 1 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030558864
9783030558857 (Print ed.)
9783030558871 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Disabled Persons - education
Education, Medical - organization & administration
Social Inclusion
Sociology, Medical
Specialty
Education, Medical
Sociology, Medical
Abstract
This casebook is intended as a companion to the book Disability Inclusion: Disability as Diversity, which offers a practical guide to eliminating barriers to student success and fostering a culture of true inclusion for people with disabilities in academic settings. It addresses the most salient questions facing faculty, staff, and disability resource professionals (DRP). This casebook serves as a partner to the original text, providing thoughtful review of scenarios, informed by a compilation of real-life experiences. While this casebook is useful as a companion, it also benefits the reader as a stand-alone tool for workshopping potential scenarios among disability staff and as a tool for faculty training. It can also be used to increase awareness among medical, nursing, and health sciences students in classes that discuss disability, improving the climate for disabled individuals in education and employment.
Contents
Part I. Medical Student Cases -- 1. The Student with a Learning Disability: Clarissa Connors, a Medical Student with Undiagnosed ADHD and a Learning Disability -- 2. The Student with a Physical Disability: Tammy Thomas, a Clinical Year Medical Student with Quadriplegia -- 3. The Student with a Sensory Disability: Conrad Barker, a Rising Third-Year Medical Student with Hearing Loss -- 4. The Student with a Psychological Disability: Rhonda Rapp, a Fourth-Year Medical Student with Depression and PTSD -- 5. The Student with a Chronic Health Condition: Hillary Hampton, a Second-Year Medical Student with Crohn’s Disease -- 6. The Student with Cancer: Marc Fernandez, a Fourth-Year Medical Student with Cancer -- Part II. Nursing Student Cases -- 7. The Student with a Learning Disability: Mee Sook Smith, a Nursing Student with a Learning Disability in an Associate Degree Program -- 8. The Student with a Learning Disability: Maxwell Mason, a Nursing Student with a Learning Disability in a Baccalaureate Degree Program -- 9. The Student with a Physical Disability: Sam Stone, a Nursing Student with a Missing Limb -- 10. The Student with a Sensory Disability: Anna Howard, a Deaf Nursing Student -- 11. The Student with a Psychological Disability: Melanie Mathews, a Nursing Student with Suicidal Ideation -- 12. The Student with a Chronic Health Condition: Susan Nacht, a Nursing Student with Narcolepsy -- Part III. Focused Topic Cases -- 13. The Student Using Medical Marijuana -- 14. The Student Who Brings an Animal to Class -- 15. The Student Who Fails the Medical Board Exam.
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Dana A. Telem, Colin A. Martin, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2021.
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This book comprehensively covers diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the context of daily surgical practice. Through real-life illustrative case scenarios and experiences, this book explores DEI and its impact on academic surgery, career development, and clinical practice. Each chapter highlights a commonly encountered scenario and features extensive guidance on how to address each challenge secondary to both implicit explicit biases as well as detailing how to implement best practices. Di…
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Telem, Dana A.
Martin, Colin A.
Responsibility
Dana A. Telem, Colin A. Martin, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (vii, 119 p.) : 4 illus. in color
Series Title
Success in academic surgery
ISBN
9783030556556
9783030556549 (Print ed.)
9783030556563 (Print ed.)
9783030556570 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2194-7481
Subjects (MeSH)
Cultural Diversity
Education, Medical, Graduate - ethics
General Surgery - education
Schools, Medical - ethics
Social Inclusion
Specialty
Ethics
General Surgery
Sociology, Medical
Abstract
This book comprehensively covers diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the context of daily surgical practice. Through real-life illustrative case scenarios and experiences, this book explores DEI and its impact on academic surgery, career development, and clinical practice. Each chapter highlights a commonly encountered scenario and features extensive guidance on how to address each challenge secondary to both implicit explicit biases as well as detailing how to implement best practices. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion provides a detailed guide to the best practices and challenges associated with implementing DEI in day to day surgical practice and is a valuable resource for all surgical practitioners looking for a guide on how to successfully implement DEI strategies into daily clinical practice.
Contents
1. Best Practices in Recruitment -- 2. Advancement and Leadership Development -- 3. Mentorship Principles and Practice -- 4. Research Track and Focus -- 5. Choosing a Surgical Specialty -- 6. Selecting One’s Type of Practice -- 7. Alternative Paths -- 8. Overcoming Bias from Patients and Their Families: Protecting Our Trainees and Ourselves -- 9. Gender and Surgery -- 10. Race/Ethnicity and Surgery -- 11. Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Surgery -- 12. Disability and the Surgical Career.
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Diversity on the executive path : wisdom and insights for navigating to the highest levels of healthcare leadership

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Diane L. Dixon. --Chicago, IL.: Health Administration Press , c2020.
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Dixon, Diane L.
Responsibility
Diane L. Dixon
Place of Publication
Chicago, IL.
Publisher
Health Administration Press
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource, 206 p.
ISBN
9781640551206
Subjects (MeSH)
Cultural Diversity
Health Facility Administrators
Leadership
Organizational Culture
Organizational Objectives
Professionalism
United States
Specialty
Health Services Administration
Sociology, Medical
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Domestic Violence and Health Care in India : Policy and Practice

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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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Domestic Violence in Health Contexts : A Guide for Healthcare Professions

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Parveen Ali, Julie McGarry, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book is taking a broad health focused approach towards Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA). It is now well established that DVA exerts a significant and detrimental impact on the health and wellbeing of those who experience abuse. Universally healthcare professionals encounter individuals and families where DVA is or has taken place. This book is beneficial to a range of health care professionals through an exploration of theories and classifications of DVA, consideration of DVA in different…
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Ali, Parveen
McGarry, Julie
Responsibility
Parveen Ali, Julie McGarry, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 144 p.) : 12 illus., 11 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030293611
9783030293604 (Print ed.)
9783030293628 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Domestic Violence - prevention & control
Family Relations
Physician-Patient Relations
Specialty
Sociology, Medical
Abstract
This book is taking a broad health focused approach towards Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA). It is now well established that DVA exerts a significant and detrimental impact on the health and wellbeing of those who experience abuse. Universally healthcare professionals encounter individuals and families where DVA is or has taken place. This book is beneficial to a range of health care professionals through an exploration of theories and classifications of DVA, consideration of DVA in different contexts and consideration of the core issues surrounding working with individuals and families where DVAhas been identified. It provides a much needed evidence based addition to the existing texts in this field in terms of the inclusion of real life scenarios, reflective exercises and pointers for further practice development. This book is a key point of reference for professionals working within a broad range of health care environments.
Contents
1. Introduction to Domestic Violence and Abuse Within Healthcare Contexts -- 2. Domestic Violence and Abuse: Theoretical Explanation and Perspectives -- 3. Classifications of Domestic Violence and Abuse -- 4. Clinical Settings Where Domestic Violence and Abuse May Be Encountered -- 5. Barriers and Opportunities to Effective Identification and Management of Domestic Violence and Abuse -- 6. Domestic Violence and Abuse and Children: Principles of Practitioner Responses -- 7. Older People and Domestic Violence and Abuse -- 8. Domestic Violence and Abuse and Hidden Groups -- 9. Domestic Violence and Abuse and Working with Other Agencies -- 10. Refection and Implications for Healthcare Practice.
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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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Ethnic Diversities, Hypertension and Global Cardiovascular Risk

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Pietro Amedeo Modesti, Francesco P. Cappuccio, Gianfranco Parati, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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In the context of the most significant influx of migrants in European history, the objective of this book is to provide healthcare professionals with essential knowledge and skills to effectively treat and prevent cardiovascular diseases in ethnic minorities. Acknowledging that the scientific and cultural training of health professionals on the specific health needs of minority groups is still limited and likely biased, the book sheds light on the different health policies in European countries…
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Modesti, Pietro Amedeo
Cappuccio, Francesco P.
Parati, Gianfranco
Responsibility
Pietro Amedeo Modesti, Francesco P. Cappuccio, Gianfranco Parati, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 319 p.) : 27 illus., 16 illus. in color
Series Title
Updates in hypertension and cardiovascular protection
ISBN
9783319931487
9783319931470 (print ed.)
9783319931494 (print ed.)
ISSN
2366-4606
Subjects (MeSH)
Cultural Diversity
Ethnic Groups
Global Health
Hypertension - etiology
Risk Factors
Specialty
Cardiology
Global Health
Sociology, Medical
Abstract
In the context of the most significant influx of migrants in European history, the objective of this book is to provide healthcare professionals with essential knowledge and skills to effectively treat and prevent cardiovascular diseases in ethnic minorities. Acknowledging that the scientific and cultural training of health professionals on the specific health needs of minority groups is still limited and likely biased, the book sheds light on the different health policies in European countries as well as epidemiologic data on cardiovascular events among migrants. In addition, it presents an in-depth analysis of potential ethnic-group-specific drivers of global cardiovascular risk within this new and challenging framework—as well as issues related to its prevention and treatment. The prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, obesity, and metabolic syndrome is found to be higher among most minority groups than in the native population, yet their access to treatment and health services may be limited by cultural and language barriers. As health professionals are confronted with such intercultural challenges on a daily basis, specific training and dedicated publications are thus essential to accompany and foster a constructive development towards a pluralist and healthier society. This book addresses that need, offering a unique and revealing resource.
Contents
Part I: Ethnicity in the European context -- 1. Multi-ethnic populations in Europe; terminology and classifications -- 2. Migration, communicable and non-communicable diseases. Are we witnessing a paradigm shift? -- 3. Inequalities and health policies in the European countries -- Part II: Ethnic disparities in cardiovascular disease -- 4. Ethnic disparities in stroke -- 5. Intracranial atherosclerosis in Asian populations -- 6. Coronary heart disease among non-Western immigrants -- 7. Hypertension and the Heart in Africa -- 8. Ethnicity and hypertension-related target organ damage -- 9. Chronic kidney disease: global dimension and perspectives for Africa -- 10. Ethnicity and atrial fibrillation: a counterintuitive phenomenon -- Part III: Drivers predisposing ethnic minorities to cardiovascular disease -- 11. Disparities in hypertension in the ethnic minority groups; beneficial aspects of minority ethnic group cultures -- 12. Type 2 diabetes in ethnic minority groups in Europe -- 13. Health needs and global cardiovascular risk of Chinese migrants in Europe: which peculiarities? -- 14. Overweight and obesity in ethnic minorities. Ethnic specific cut-off values of obesity indices -- Part IV: Ethnic specific issues for prevention and treatment of hypertension and global cv risk -- 15. New notions on salt sensitivity -- 16. Body image perception in ethnic minorities: implications for prevention -- 17. Risk assessment of future type 2 diabetes and prevention strategies -- 18. Screening strategies for type 2 diabetes and risk stratification in minority groups -- 19. Cardiovascular risk assessment models and ethnicity: implications for hypertension guidelines -- 20. Antihypertensive drug therapy in patients of African and South Asian ethnicity -- 21. Cardiovascular risk factors in migrants: beyond the first generation -- 22. Hypertension in pregnancy and related health outcomes in European ethnic minorities -- 23. Ethnic differences in left ventricular remodelling in athletes: implications for pre-participation visit.
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The Evolution and Everyday Practice of Collective Patient Involvement in Europe : An Examination of Policy Processes, Motivations, and Implementations in Four Countries

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Alexander Haarmann. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This timely study analyzes social, economic, political, provider, and patient factors shaping collective patient involvement in European health care from the postwar period to the present day. Examining representative countries England, the Netherlands, Germany, and Sweden, it documents the roles of providers and legislatures in facilitating consumer involvement, and the varied forms of patient input into hospital operations. These findings are compared and contrasted against the intent and ide…
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Haarmann, Alexander
Responsibility
Alexander Haarmann
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxx, 350 p.
ISBN
9783319645957
9783319645940 (print ed.)
9783319645964 (print ed.)
9783319878300 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Delivery of Health Care
Europe
Inpatients
Insurance, Health
Organizational Case Studies
Patient Participation
Specialty
Policy
Sociology, Medical
Abstract
This timely study analyzes social, economic, political, provider, and patient factors shaping collective patient involvement in European health care from the postwar period to the present day. Examining representative countries England, the Netherlands, Germany, and Sweden, it documents the roles of providers and legislatures in facilitating consumer involvement, and the varied forms of patient input into hospital operations. These findings are compared and contrasted against the intent and ideals behind patient involvement to assess the effectiveness of implementation policy, strengths and drawbacks of patient participation, and patient satisfaction and outcomes. The book's conclusions identify emerging forms of patient participation andápredict the impact of health policy on the future of European collective patient involvement. Included in the coverage: Patient involvement: who, what for, and in what way? The Netherlands: the legislative process to collective patient involvement England: formal means of public involvement'a continuous story of discontinuity Germany: Joint Federal Committee'the "Little Legislator" Sweden: reasons for a late emergence of patient involvement Lessons to be learned from implementing patient involvement. The Evolution and Everyday Practice of Collective Patient Involvement in Europe will interest and inspire scholars and researchers in diverse fields, including social policy, sociology, political sciences, and nursing studies, as well as patient organizations, policymakers, and healthcare providers. .
Contents
Introduction -- Patient Involvement -- of Whom, What for, and in What Way? -- A Theoretical Framework for the Study -- Methodology and Study Design -- The Netherlands -- England -- Germany -- Sweden -- Comparison -- Bringing Four Cases Together -- Bibliography.
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Female Genital Mutilation Around The World : Analysis of Medical Aspects, Law and Practice

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Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala, Paul Nzinga Komba. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book uses global household data to examine the prevalence, trends and geographic variation of female genital mutilation (FGM) around the world. It also addresses the underlying legal and policy aspects as well as explores the medical consequences, both immediate and long term, for those undergoing the practice. The book analyses the position of victims of this gender-based violence both from the medical and legal perspective and adopts a largely practical approach to the study of the pract…
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Kandala, Ngianga-Bakwin
Other Authors
Komba, Paul Nzinga
Responsibility
Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala, Paul Nzinga Komba
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 226 p.) : 28 illus., 21 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319780078
9783319780054 (print ed.)
9783319780061 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Circumcision, Female - legislation & jurisprudence
Circumcision, Female - methods
Specialty
Sociology, Medical
Women's Health
Abstract
This book uses global household data to examine the prevalence, trends and geographic variation of female genital mutilation (FGM) around the world. It also addresses the underlying legal and policy aspects as well as explores the medical consequences, both immediate and long term, for those undergoing the practice. The book analyses the position of victims of this gender-based violence both from the medical and legal perspective and adopts a largely practical approach to the study of the practices, offering a fresh thinking into one of the challenges in global health and the law. In addition, it offers some insights into how health professionals can approach this category of victims and how legal practitioners can obtain a good legal result for their clients before domestic and international forums. The book addresses fundamental issues such as state liability and defences in enforcement proceedings for actions or omission of state or non-state actors, and due diligence standard in international human rights law, the main gateways available for obtaining relief for the victims of FGM. This book goes beyond the traditional debate between zero tolerance and those who wish to see the practice medicalised and tolerated and favours an advocacy programme standing firmly in favour of the right of FGM victims. This book offers a unique perspective likely to assist victims and their representatives to secure a remedy against perpetrators and the state. As such this book will be of interest to medical professionals, national and international lawyers, academics and policymakers in the field of public health.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Global Review of Evidence on FGM -- 3. Mapping and Modelling of the FGM Prevalence -- 4. Health Consequences of FGM/C -- 5. Clinical Remedial Interventions and Care for FGM Victims -- 6. Analysis of Laws in Selected Countries Around the World -- 7. Laws and Remedies in Europe -- 8. Laws in North America -- 9. Laws in Asia and the Pacific Rim -- 10. Compatibility Between National FGMs and International Human Rights Law -- 11. Analysis of International and Regional Legal Regime Applicable to FGM victims -- 12. Litigation and Remedies for the victims -- 13. Enforceability of Decisions Rendered against the State.
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Global Climate Change, Population Displacement, and Public Health : The Next Wave of Migration

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Lawrence A. Palinkas. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This timely text examines the causes and consequences of population displacement related to climate change in the recent past, the present, and the near future. First and foremost, this book includes an examination of patterns of population displacement that have occurred or are currently underway. Second, the book introduces a three-tier framework for both understanding and responding to the public health impacts of climate-related population displacement. It illustrates the interrelations bet…
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Palinkas, Lawrence A.
Responsibility
Lawrence A. Palinkas
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 234 p.) : 14 illus., 10 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030418908
9783030418892 (Print ed.)
9783030418915 (Print ed.)
9783030418922 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Climate Change
Disasters
Global Health
Human Migration
Public Policy
Sociology, Medical
Specialty
Policy
Public Health
Social Sciences
Abstract
This timely text examines the causes and consequences of population displacement related to climate change in the recent past, the present, and the near future. First and foremost, this book includes an examination of patterns of population displacement that have occurred or are currently underway. Second, the book introduces a three-tier framework for both understanding and responding to the public health impacts of climate-related population displacement. It illustrates the interrelations between impacts on the larger physical and social environment that precipitates and results from population displacement and the social and health impacts of climate-related migration. Third, the book contains first-hand accounts of climate-related population displacement and its consequences, in addition to reviews of demographic data and reviews of existing literature on the subject. Although the book is largely written from the perspective of a researcher, it reflects the perspectives of practitioners and policymakers on the need for developing policies, programs, and interventions to address the growing numbers of individuals, families, and communities that have been displaced as a result of short- and long-term environmental disasters. Global Climate Change, Population Displacement, and Public Health is a vital resource for an international audience of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers representing a variety of disciplines, including public health, public policy, social work, urban development, climate and environmental science, engineering, and medicine.
Contents
1. Introduction -- Part I. Acute Climate-Related Events -- 2. Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans -- 3. Hurricane Maria and Puerto Rico -- 4. The California Wildfires -- Part II. Long-Term Climate-Related Events -- 5. Fleeing Drought: The Great Migration to Europe -- 6. Fleeing Flooding: Asia and the Pacific -- 7. Fleeing Coastal Erosion: Kivalina and Isle de Jean Charles -- Part III. Responses to Climigration -- 8. Policy Responses to Climigration -- 9. Practice Responses to Climigration -- 10. The Future of Climigration.
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Globalization and Health Inequities in Latin America

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Ligia Malagón de Salazar, Roberto Carlos Luján Villar, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book critically analyses the influence of international policies and guidelines on the performance of interventions aimed at reducing health inequities in Latin America, with special emphasis on health promotion and health in all policies strategies. While the implementation of these interventions plays a key role in strengthening these countries' capacity to respond to current and future challenges, the urgency and pressures of cooperation and funding agencies to show results consistent w…
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Malagón de Salazar, Ligia
Luján Villar, Roberto Carlos
Responsibility
Ligia Malagón de Salazar, Roberto Carlos Luján Villar, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 306 p.) : 46 illus., 35 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319672922
9783319672915 (print ed.)
9783319672939 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Policy
Health Status Disparities
Healthcare Disparities
Socioeconomic Factors
Other Subjects
Latin America
Specialty
Policy
Sociology, Medical
Abstract
This book critically analyses the influence of international policies and guidelines on the performance of interventions aimed at reducing health inequities in Latin America, with special emphasis on health promotion and health in all policies strategies. While the implementation of these interventions plays a key role in strengthening these countries' capacity to respond to current and future challenges, the urgency and pressures of cooperation and funding agencies to show results consistent with their own agendas not only hampers this goal, but also makes the territory invisible, hiding the real problems faced by most Latin American countries, diminishing the richness of local knowledge production, and hindering the development of relevant proposals that consider the territory's conditions and cultural identity. Departing from this general analysis, the authors search for answers to the following questions: Why, despite the importance of the theoretical advances r egarding actions to address social and health inequities, haven't Latin American countries been able to produce the expected results? Why do successful initiatives only take place within the framework of pilot projects? Why does the ideology of health promotion and health in all policies mainly permeate structures of the health sector, but not other sectors? Why are intersectoral actions conjunctural initiatives, which often fail to evolve into permanent practices? Based on an extensive literature review, case studies, personal experiences, and interviews with key informants in the region, Globalization and Health Inequities in Latin America presents a strategy that uses monitoring and evaluation practices for enhancing the capacity of Latin American and other low and middle-income countries to implement sustainable processes to foster inclusiveness, equity, social justice and human rights.
Contents
Part I: Introduction -- 1. Equity, Globalization and Health -- 2. Global response to social and health inequities -- 3. Main challenges to reduce health inequities in Latin America -- Part II: Latin American Experiences -- 4. Redlacpromsa: The Latin American and Caribbean Network of Health Promotion managers -- 5. Denaturalizing "long-lasting endemic diseases": social mobilization in the context of arboviral diseases in Brazil -- 6. Health promoting schools: implementation challenges, barriers and lessons from a case study -- 7. Health in the School Program: practicing intersectoriality with territorial basis for the future of Health in all Policies. (SETP / HiP) -- 8. Strategic Analysis of Health Care Practices for Homeless in Rio de Janeiro City, Brazil -- 9. Linking behavioral surveillance system to health promotion, and policy-making -- 10. Linking behavioral surveillance system to health promotion, and policy-making -- 11. La Cumbre, Valle del Cauca. The challenge of implementing sustainable territorial development. Critical factors and consequences in the reduction of inequities in health -- 12. Innovation in the small farmers' economy: good agricultural practices of Healthy Agriculture with associated rural enterprises in the Northern Cauca area in Colombia -- 13. Research in the Strategy of Healthy Communities in Mexico: Learning for the transformation of the practice against the Social Determinants of Health -- 14. Space management of health promotion: The dengue epidemic case in Perú -- Part III: Proposal -- 15. A bet for the reduction of health inequities in accordance to the conditions of the Latin American Region.
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Global Perspectives on Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health Across the Lifecourse

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Shonali Choudhury, Jennifer Toller Erausquin, Mellissa Withers, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This expansive survey spotlights pervasive issues affecting girls' and women's sexual and reproductive health across the lifecourse. Research from diverse countries around the world analyzes the complex relationships among biological, psychological, sociocultural, and economic issues'particularly in terms of inequities'as they shape women's lives. Major challenges and possibilities for intervention are examined in their national context and with their global implications, including child marria…
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Choudhury, Shonali
Erausquin, Jennifer Toller
Withers, Mellissa
Responsibility
Shonali Choudhury, Jennifer Toller Erausquin, Mellissa Withers, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 441 p.) : 17 illus., 8 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319604176
9783319604169 (print ed.)
9783319604183 (print ed.)
9783319868608 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Global Health
Reproductive Health
Sexual Health
Women's Health
Women's Rights
Specialty
Reproductive Medicine
Sexual Health
Sociology, Medical
Women's Health
Abstract
This expansive survey spotlights pervasive issues affecting girls' and women's sexual and reproductive health across the lifecourse. Research from diverse countries around the world analyzes the complex relationships among biological, psychological, sociocultural, and economic issues'particularly in terms of inequities'as they shape women's lives. Major challenges and possibilities for intervention are examined in their national context and with their global implications, including child marriage/motherhood, reproductive care and access, fertility, childbearing, contraception, abortion, HIV/STIs, gender-based violence, sexual pleasure, and menopause. In these forceful dispatches, a consistent human rights perspective emphasizes women's control, autonomy, and agency in all stages of their lives. A sampling of topics covered: Girl child marriage: a persistent global women's health and human rights violation Investigating challenges and resilience among women living with obstetric fistula in Kenya A qualitative exploration of mainstream and social media reflections on abortion A continuum of severity of sexual intimate partner violence among black women in the United States Economic empowerment to improve sexual and reproductive health among women and girls Summarizing an interdisciplinary field on research and practical levels, Global Perspectives on Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health Across the Lifecourse will be an invaluable text for undergraduate and graduate courses in a wide range of fields, including public health, global health, women's studies, sociology, anthropology, gender studies, and human rights.
Contents
The role of Balinese culture in explaining inconsistencies between fertility intentions and reproductive outcomes -- Sexual decision-making and African women -- Women's partner relationships and reproductive and sexual health in Lusaka, Zambia -- The role of premarital empowerment in delaying marriage and first pregnancy in urban India -- How does fertility decline influence gender equality? Evidence from Tamil Nadu, India -- Household decision-making and contraceptive use among women ages 35-49 years in 24 sub-Saharan African countries -- Linking women to services: Mobile Monitor for Quality of Maternal Care (MOM-QC) in India -- Getting what you really want in labor: Women's experience of agency during childbirth -- Providing prenatal care and STI prevention to pregnant women through a mobile clinic project in India -- Vaginal birth after cesarean: informed choice and a source of empowerment among black women in the U.S -- Reframing the way we think about teenage motherhood -- "Sickness of shame": investigating challenges and resiliency amongst women living with obstetric fistula in Kenya -- Experiences of Chilean women with the criminalization of abortion -- Stigma as a factor in abortion legality and reproductive morbidity -- Abortion as empowerment: Reproductive rights activism in a context of illegality -- Claiming the abortion narrative: a qualitative exploration of mainstream and social media reflections on abortion -- Women's reproductive autonomy and engaging men on termination of pregnancy in Zambia and Uganda -- Women and development: A critical examination of the Sustainable Development Goals -- The promise of cash-incentive programs for improving reproductive health of marginalized women -- The critical role of education in sexual behavior and reproductive life planning for young women in Kenya -- Multilevel influences of women's education on vulnerability to HIV in two Caribbean countries -- Education and fertility in Egypt: the role of women's empowerment.
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Health Inequities in India : A Synthesis of Recent Evidence

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T.K. Sundari Ravindran, Rakhal Gaitonde, editors. --Singapore: Springer , c2018.
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This timely contribution to the global literature on health inequities approaches the subject through a synthesis and analysis of relevant published literature on India. Amongst the BRICS countries, India ranks the lowest in the gender-gap index and has the highest poverty rate, and there is clear evidence that socio-economic inequalities have increased in India in the twenty-first century. These have direct impact on the health conditions of its people; however, there has been relatively littl…
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Ravindran, T.K. Sundari
Gaitonde, Rakhal
Responsibility
T.K. Sundari Ravindran, Rakhal Gaitonde, editors
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxv, 239 p.) : 11 illus., 7 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811050893
9789811050886 (print ed.)
9789811050909 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Equity
Health Status Disparities
Healthcare Disparities
Other Subjects
India
Specialty
Sociology, Medical
Abstract
This timely contribution to the global literature on health inequities approaches the subject through a synthesis and analysis of relevant published literature on India. Amongst the BRICS countries, India ranks the lowest in the gender-gap index and has the highest poverty rate, and there is clear evidence that socio-economic inequalities have increased in India in the twenty-first century. These have direct impact on the health conditions of its people; however, there has been relatively little concerted research attention on health inequities in India. This volume fills the gap by synthesizing research evidence since the year 2000 on the topic. This is perhaps the first volume on this topic of such scope and breadth. Its uniqueness lies in the synthesis of evidence across a range of axes of disadvantages within a single volume: socio-economic position, caste, gender, other socially constructed vulnerabilities such as disability, HIV status, migrant status; and health-system factors contributing to or mitigating inequities in health. Each core chapter not only summarizes research findings but also engages critically with the perspectives reflected in the chapters and proposes a framework for understanding the mechanisms through which health inequities result. This volume highlights and addresses research gaps in both methodology and content, and is valuable to researchers and students of public health and allied health disciplines, including the social sciences, and also to policy makers and donors.
Contents
1. Structural Drivers of Inequities in Health -- 2. Conceptual Approaches to Examining Health Inequities -- 3. Research on Inequities and Inequalities in Health in India: A Mapping of the Field -- 4. Health inequities in India by Socio-economic Position -- 5. Inequities in Health in India and Dalit and Adivasi Populations -- 6. Gender-based Inequities in Health in India -- 7. Other Socially-Constructed Vulnerabilities: Focus on People Living with HIV/AIDS and Internal Migrants -- 8. The Role of the Health System -- 9. Health Equity Research: A Political Project.
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