Caregiving with Pride

Author: Karen I. Frediksen-Goldsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136577475

Category: Medical

Page: 180

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Groundbreaking information for caregivers—and those receiving care It is more common now than ever before for partners, family members, and friends to provide informal care, yet caregiving in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities has received little attention. Caregiving with Pride is the pioneering examination of caregiving experiences in the LGBT population. This important text also provides a frank discussion of the issues involved in needing and receiving care as well. Comprehensive and up-to-date, this both a timely account of an important field and practical information for implementing change. Unique in its focus and scope, Caregiving with Pride offers readers original research and new summaries and analyses of existing literature. With a wide-ranging approach that is both readable and enlightening, this essential collection recognizes the changing nature of families as central to the issues of caregiving and LGBT communities. It features articles that insist on and illustrate the importance of taking both identity issues and socio-cultural policy contexts of caregiving into account. While maintaining a multifaceted biopsychosocial perspective that is critical to understanding the varied aspects of this topic, contributors discuss: the prevalence of caregiving with LGBT communities health issues and the needs of those requiring care the unique risk and protective factors impacting HIV/AIDS caregivers the psychological effects - positive and negative - of caregiving family and personal - “chosen family” - relationships interactions with formal systems of health and long-term care effects of history and social stigma on those needing and giving care how current social policies impede LGBT people in their access to care the ways established medical guidelines hinder LGBT caregivers in their efforts to help existing interventions and opportunities to better sever these communities and much more! While Caregiving with Pride provides a detailed perspective of the current state of this often overlooked field, it also looks ahead and outlines a practical, useable blueprint for future research, services, and policies in marginalized communities. As an informative stand-alone resource, Caregiving with Pride is essential for gerontologists, sociologists, historians, social workers, psychologists, educators, researchers, and policy makers. In addition, this collection is ideal as a supplementary text for students of aging, women studies, GLBT studies, sociology, and health studies as well as the larger GLBT community.

Success In the Child Care Business

Author: Vincent Gabriel

Publisher: Rank Books

ISBN: 9810778465

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 124

View: 8592

This is a guide specially written for Singapore business people who wish to start and operate a child care centre in Singapore. The Singapore government has initiated to have 200 day care centres to be built from 2013 to 2017 to enable women to work in Singapore. At the same time, the flow of household help could tail off as supplier countries like Indonesia, the Philippines experience a surge in economic activity and job creation. Locals need to get into this business with a mindset that the exhaustive operating and staffing conditions of MSFD are meant to lay out the rules for operators and their customers. Child care in this light is more than a convenience it has become an economic necessity if working women are to find their place in the world of work and in the professions. If you think there is money to be made in the child care business, this is the book for you.

A Timely Trumpeting and the Present Need

Author: Witness Lee

Publisher: Living Stream Ministry

ISBN: 0736352473

Category: Religion

Page: 59

View: 5513

This book clearly defines the proper relationship between Christ the Head, the apostles, the elders, the saints, the churches, and the Body of Christ. It then goes on to emphasize the need to enter into the perfecting of the saints (Eph. 4:11-16) and the meetings of mutuality (1 Cor. 14:26) for the building up of the organic Body of Christ.

Remaking Citizenship in Multicultural Europe

Women's Movements, Gender and Diversity

Author: B. Halsaa,S. Roseneil,S. Sumer,Sevil Sümer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137272155

Category: Political Science

Page: 277

View: 2070

This book offers a ground-breaking analysis of how women's movements have been remaking citizenship in multicultural Europe. Presenting the findings of a large scale, multi-disciplinary cross-national feminist research project, FEMCIT, it develops an expanded, multi-dimensional understanding of citizenship as practice and experience.

Federalism and Decentralization in European Health and Social Care

Author: J. Costa-Font,S. Greer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137291877

Category: Social Science

Page: 278

View: 4618

This is the first book to examine the processes of territorial federalization and decentralization of health systems in Europe drawing from an interdisciplinary economics, public policy and political science approach. It contains key theoretical and empirical features that allow an understanding of when health care decentralization is successful.

In Search of Equity

Health Needs and the Health Care System

Author: Ronald Bayer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468444247

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 4425

I Several years ago, when the Carter administration announced that it would support congressional action to end the public fund ing of abortions, the President was asked at a press conference whether he thought that such a policy was unfair; he responded, "Life is unfair." His remarks provoked a storm of controversy. For other than those who, for principled reasons, opposed abor tion on any grounds, it seemed that the President's comments were cruel, violating what was thought to be an American com mitment to providing equal access to health services to all citi zens, regardless of their capacity to pay. Those sentiments had, in fact, been reflected in public opinion polls that had, for at least three decades, indicated that Americans supported the propo sition that the government should guarantee health care to all. Ultimately, those beliefs had been translated into the oft-ex 1 pressed political demand for a one-class system of health care. This commitment to equality is rather remarkable. American society evidences a striking willingness to tolerate vast inequal ities with regard to income and wealth. While it guarantees ed ucation to all children, there is not even a pretense that the children of the wealthy and the children of the poor ought to get precisely the same kind of schooling. While some commitment 'Hazel Erskine. "The Polls: Health Insurance," Public Opinion Quarterly, XXXIX (Spring, 1975), 128-143.

Surgical Pathology of the Pancreas, An Issue of Surgical Pathology Clinics - E-Book

Author: Volkan Adsay,Olca Basturk

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455709271

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 5895

Exocrine pancreatic tumors of non-ductal origin: Acinar carcinoma, pancreatoblastoma and solid-pseudopapillary neoplasm; Pancreatic cystic tumors of mucinous type; Pancreatic cystic lesions of non-mucinous type; Pancreatic endocrine tumors; Inflammatory lesions and pseudotumors of the pancreas; Ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas; PanINs; Cytology of the Pancreas.

Molecular Techniques for the Study of Hospital Acquired Infection

Author: Steven L. Foley,Anne Y. Chen,Shabbir Simjee,Marcus J. Zervos

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118063835

Category: Medical

Page: 248

View: 7124

Providing a broad overview of the microbial pathogens associated with hospital-acquired human illness, Techniques for the Study of Hospital Acquired Infection examines the cost-effective use of laboratory techniques in nosocomial infectious disease epidemiology and control. This concise guide addresses the cost benefits of combining modern molecular techniques with the traditional activities of infection control departments. The book is useful as a guide to hospital infection control programs as well as a text for medical practitioners, grad/medical students, researcher scientists, population biologists, molecular biologists, and microbiologists.

Value Based Health Care

Linking Finance and Quality

Author: Yosef D. Dlugacz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470498125

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 1544

Value-Based Health Care Linking Finance and Quality Yosef D. Dlugacz Value-Based Health Care? Value-Based Health Care?concisely explains the mandate to successfully link health care quality and finance and describes the tools to implement strategies for organizational success. Yosef Dlugacz provides many illustrative real-world examples of process and outcomes of the value-based approach, taken from a wide range of health care settings. Perfect for students preparing to enter health care management or for practicing health care leaders and professionals, this book is a vital guide to approaches that ensure the health of patients and health care organizations alike. Praise for Value-Based Health Care "Value-Based Health Care provides leaders and quality experts with the much needed roadmap for linking cost and quality. This book will help your organization thrive in today's ultra-competitive environment." —Patrice L. Spath, health care quality specialist and author of Leading Your Health Care Organization to Excellence and Error Reduction in Health Care: A Systems Approach to Improving Patient Safety "Yosef Dlugacz provides an essential overview of how staff, administrators, and clinicians can create not just a culture but a gestalt of quality health care delivery. . . .given the national debate over access, cost, and quality, the book could not be more timely." —Theodore J. Joyce, PhD, professor of economics and finance, academic director of the Baruch/Mt. Sinai MBA Program in Health Care Administration, and research associate, National Bureau of Economic Research "Dr. Dlugacz's?case studies and action plans provide great insights and workable solutions to provide safe and effective patient care. It is a welcome resource as we sit on the?advent of health reform." —Kathy Ciccone, executive director, Quality Institute of the Healthcare Association of New York State

Health Care Systems in Europe under Austerity

Institutional Reforms and Performance

Author: E. Pavolini,A. Guillén

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230369626

Category: Political Science

Page: 319

View: 5930

This book analyses recent reform trends of European health care systems. Using eight European countries case studies it connects policy reforms with a healthcare quadrilemma, and compares how well these systems perform in terms of economic efficiency, medical achievements, social inequalities, and responsiveness to patients and workers.

The Journey Never Ends

Author: Laverne Booker

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490852360

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

View: 9797

This book is an encouragement for those who know God and those who have not experienced God. The book will allow them to know that even through life’s difficulties, the God we serve will never leave us or forsake us. This book will show you as you travel on this journey called life, all you have to do is trust God, higher power, which some call him, that brought you to it will bring you through it. The book demonstrates how to recover things that has been lost in your life. It will show regaining of faith, joy, peace, happiness, and a relationship with God.

The Politics of Women’s Health Care in the United States

Author: M. Palley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137008636

Category: Political Science

Page: 154

View: 6039

In a social and political environment that has become more accepting of gender equity, women's health issues have emerged in the forefront of the social policy agenda of the United States. The organized women's movement has been successful in many of its endeavors to improve opportunities for women in society in areas such as education, business, sports and the professions. As this book shows, they also have been successful in changing the definition of women's health and placing many elements of health care needs on the nation's policy agenda. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, abortion rights emerged as a central concern for many women's rights activists, some of whom took on women's other health issues. The Politics of Women's Health Care in the United States shows how the evolution of the women's health agenda has been a reaction to the empowerment of women in the years after the emergence of the contemporary women's movement in 1966 and the subsequent 'social reconstruction' of women from dependent to advantaged population.

Social Work and Social Care

Author: Lester Parrott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134553315

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 1925

Social Work and Social Care has been revised and updated to take into account the profound changes that have occurred in social work over the past two years, in particular the extensive legislative changes to childrens and community care services. A new chapter examines the relevance of social exclusion for social work and continues to affirm the importance of equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice within social work. Social Work and Social Care: * outlines the importance of social policy for social work * describes the powerful ideological forces that underpin current practice * considers the future of social work and social care within * altered social and political contexts * covers all main areas of social work * includes a glossary and useful website addresses. This book is essential reading for students approaching the study of social work, social care and social policy and includes the most current research available.

The Challenge to Care in Schools, 2nd Editon

Author: Nel Noddings

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 080777314X

Category: Education

Page: 222

View: 5542

After a decade of educational reforms, The Challenge to Care in Schools is even more relevant now than when it was first published. In her new Introduction, Nel Noddings revisits her seminal book and places care as central to current debates on standardization, accountability, privatization, and the continuous struggle between traditional and progressive methods of education. Rather then forcing one side to yield to the other, this book advocates an alternative, “responsive system” that will allow the best ideas to flourish. In the Second Edition, Noddings once again envisions a school system built on the idea that different people have different strengths, and that these strengths should be cultivated in an environment of caring, not of competition. She suggests that if we make the responsiveness characteristic of caring more basic than accountability, we can accommodate both traditional and progressive preferences in one school system to the benefit of all . . . especially the children. Chapters address the practical and theoretical questions involved in organizing traditional and nontraditional areas of study around themes of care. Introductory chapters focus on caring in general and on the problems of liberal education, while the final chapter offers sound advice for implementing a caring curriculum in our schools. Praise for the First Edition! "A welcome addition to the often fragmented discussion of what children need and what school and education should be." —Harvard Educational Review "I recommend this book to all concerned about education, personally and/or professionally." —Journal of Moral Education "In the morass of school reform that calls for such changes as national standards, improved assessments, and new ways of organizing schooling, Noddings provides lucid thinking about the priorities we ought to consider." —Teachers College Record

The Laws of Invisible Things

A Novel

Author: Frank Huyler

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1466832568

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9951

In this suspenseful and finely wrought first novel, a young doctor's encounter with a mysterious disease leads him to a crossroads between faith and reason Not long into Michael Grant's first year in his new practice, a young girl in his care unexpectedly dies. He might not have been able to change that outcome, but he didn't do all in his power to prevent it, either. So when Michael is asked to take on the dead girl's father as a patient, he feels he must oblige the family's wishes. Examining the man, Michael notices an unusual pattern—a white, serpentine spiral—on the back of the throat and in his eye. But before a diagnosis can be made, the man is dead, the victim of a mysterious fire, and soon Michael himself is experiencing symptoms of the strange illness. Believing that he has stumbled across a new disease but unable to convince his skeptical colleagues, Michael sets out to gather evidence. His quest takes him into a wilderness of disease, religion, and mystery, and becomes a journey that leads him to question not only his belief in the order of the world but his own place and purpose within it. Lyrical, poetic, and utterly engrossing, The Laws of Invisible Things fully delivers on the promise of Frank Huyler's critically acclaimed collection of medical stories, The Blood of Strangers.

Street Sex Workers' Discourse

Realizing Material Change Through Agential Choice

Author: Jill McCracken

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135945055

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

View: 8291

Incorporating the voices and insights of street sex workers through personal interviews, this monograph argues that the material conditions of many street workers — the physical environments they live in and their effects on the workers’ bodies, identities, and spirits — are represented, reproduced, and entrenched in the language surrounding their work. As an ethnographic case study of a local system that can be extrapolated to other subcultures and the construction of identities, this book disrupts some of the more prevalent academic and lay understandings about street prostitution by providing a thorough analysis of the material conditions surrounding street work and their connection to discourse. McCracken offers an explanation of how constructions can be made differently in order to achieve representations that are generated by the marginalized populations themselves, while placing responsibility for this marginalization on the society in which these people live.

Hope in Pastoral Care and Counseling

Author: Andrew D. Lester

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664255886

Category: Religion

Page: 168

View: 4254

In this ground-breaking book, pastoral counselor Andrew Lester demonstrates that pastoral theology (as well as social and behavioral sciences) has neglected to address effectively the predominant cause of human suffering: a lack of hope, a sense of futurelessness. Lester examines the reasons that pastoral theology and other social and behavioral sciences have overlooked the importance of hope and despair in the past. He then offers a starting point for the development of addressing these significant dimensions of human life. He provides clinical theories and methods for pastoral assessment of and intervention with those who despair. He also puts forth strategies for assessing the future stories of those who despair and offers a corrective to these stories through deconstruction, reframing, and reconstruction. This book will be invaluable to pastoral caregivers who are looking for a vantage point from which to provide care and to pastoral theologians who are seeking to develop a theological lens through which to understand the human condition.

Environmental Issues in Primary Care

Author: Barbara S. Murdock

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788108198


Page: 76

View: 1055

Provides current information on environmental health issues related to air, land and water quality. Offers accessible information on human exposures, health effects, intervention for specific environmental contaminants, case studies and suggested readings. Written and reviewed by experts, this report can help put the puzzling pieces of environmentally-related disease into place. Charts, tables, graphs and drawings.

The Casebook of a Residential Care Psychiatrist

Psychopharmacosocioeconomics and the Treatment of Schizophrenia in Residential Care Facilities

Author: Martin Fleishman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131782525X

Category: Psychology

Page: 476

View: 3904

Discover an alternative realm of psychiatry—without offices or couches! The Casebook of a Residential Care Psychiatrist: Psychopharmacosocioeconomics and the Treatment of Schizophrenia in Residential Care Facilities addresses the problems involved in the onsite treatment of mentally ill patients in residential care facilities. This book is the first to identify the need for psychiatrists to be available to individuals in such facilities as adult homes, community care homes, transitional living facilities, and rest homes. This vital resource also contains specific recommendations as to how these visits should be conducted with regard to frequency, duration, space, and the types of Medicare procedure codes to utilize. In The Casebook of a Residential Care Psychiatrist, Dr. Fleishman uses his 40 years of experience as a psychiatrist to show you the ins and outs of practicing psychiatry in residential facilities. The book also discusses the profound changes psychiatric drugs have produced in the social, economic, and legal arenas. Using anecdotes, personal stories, and actual documents from Dr. Fleishman’s files, this book provides you with a wealth of knowledge not found anywhere else. With this book, you’ll learn more about: time-saving interview/assessment techniques the importance of psychopharmacology in residential care and how it has changed the practice of psychiatry Dr. Fleishman’s method for appropriately creating and using progress notes and other records during treatment ways to work with other members of the residential facility professional community—including psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, and administrators—to make everyone’s job easier the best ways to control paperwork obligations the impact that federal, state, and local government agencies have had on mental health spending, services, and practitioners In The Casebook of a Residential Care Psychiatrist, you will find wisdom, knowledge, and advice along with case studies, tables and examples. While focused on psychiatry and schizophrenia, this book will be of interest to mental health workers, long-term caregivers, and residential facility administrators as well as psychiatrists and psychologists.

Healthcare Politics and Policy in America: 2014

Author: Kant Patel,Mark E Rushefsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317468821

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 440

View: 1110

This book provides a comprehensive examination of the ways that health policy has been shaped by the political, socioeconomic, and ideological environment of the United States. The roles played by public and private, institutional and individual actors in designing the healthcare system are identified at all levels. The book addresses the key problems of healthcare cost, access, and quality through analyses of Medicare, Medicaid, the Veterans Health Administration, and other programs, and the ethical and cost implications of advances in healthcare technology. This fully updated fourth edition gives expanded attention to the fiscal and financial impact of high healthcare costs and the struggle for healthcare reform, culminating in the passage of the Affordable Care Act, with preliminary discussion of implementation issues associated with the Affordable Care Act as well as attempts to defund and repeal it. Each chapter concludes with discussion questions and a comprehensive reference list. Helpful appendices provide a guide to websites and a chronology. PowerPoint slides and other instructional materials are available to instructors who adopt the book.