Social Inequalities, Health and Health Care Delivery

Author: Jennie J. Kronenfeld

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9780762309573

Category: Medical

Page: 234

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Over the past decade much sociological research has examined some of the links between social status and health status. The results show how higher childhood status predicts better health and lower mortality rates throughout adulthood.
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The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Healthcare

Author: Ellen Kuhlmann,Ellen Annandale

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137015144

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 535

View: 7788

This authoritative, state-of-the-art reference collection addresses the main issues and core debates related to gender and healthcare in one accessible volume. This essential guide to an area of increasing interest provides a critical overview of debates as well as practical guidance on how to bring gender perspectives to the heart of international health policy, practice and research.
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Economics and Financial Management for Nurses and Nurse Leaders

Second Edition

Author: Susan J. Penner, RN, MN, MPA, DrPH, CNL

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826110509

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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"Ms. Penner does an excellent job of presenting the information and using case examples to increases the readers understanding of the various concepts. While I expected this book to be informative I was surprised by how interesting it is. I would highly recommend this book to any nurse entrepreneur."--Nurse Entrepreneur Network "This is an excellent book for an undergraduate nursing program."--Doody's Medical Reviews This is a key health care financial management textbook designed to build the economics and financial management skills nurses and nurse leaders need to use daily. This second edition provides several new features that will add to its value as a timely and highly relevant text for RN-to-BSN, BSN, and MSN students in a variety of academic nursing programs. It is aligned with the standards established by AONE, AACN, and other health care professional organizations for economics and financial management education. The text has been significantly revised to simplify its content and to be useful within both traditional in-class formats and hybrid and on-line distance courses and programs. The book provides multiple opportunities for experiential learning such as writing business plans and health program grant proposals. It delivers enhanced discussions of cost-benefit analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis, discusses budget preparation, offers strategies for controlling budget costs, and updates health reform policy, health care spending, and other relevant policies and statistics. The text discusses patient advocacy and interdisciplinary teamwork as they relate to economic and financial issues. Its engaging format promotes the synthesis of economics and finance across the nursing curriculum through the use of case examples, end-of-chapter exercises, discussion questions, and games based on concepts within the text. Additionally, tips throughout the book alert students about the need to apply concepts from other aspects of their education to economic and financial situations. The text also includes on-line supplemental material for teachers and students including Excel spreadsheets, games, a test bank, and PowerPoint slides. Key Features: Aligned with AACN and AONE guidelines Serves as a primary financial management text for a great variety of nursing academic programs Facilitates experiential learning through end-of-chapter exercises, games, tips for synthesizing knowledge, and case examples Designed for use in traditional classrooms and for hybrid and on-line distance programs Presents new chapter on measuring nursing care with indicators for capacity, staffing, patient acuity, performance, and patient flow
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The Cult and Science of Public Health

A Sociological Investigation

Author: Kevin Dew

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857453394

Category: Medical

Page: 179

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In contemporary manifestations of public health rituals and events, people are being increasingly united around what they hold in common-their material being and humanity. As a cult of humanity, public health provides a moral force in society that replaces 'traditional' religions in times of great diversity or heterogeneity of peoples, activities and desires. This is in contrast to public health's foundation in science, particularly the science of epidemiology. The rigid rules of 'scientific evidence' used to determine the cause of illness and disease can work against the most vulnerable in society by putting sectors of the population, such as underrepresented workers, at a disadvantage. This study focuses on this tension between traditional science and the changing vision articulated within public health (and across many disciplines) that calls for a collective response to uncontrolled capitalism and unremitting globalization, and to the way in which health inequalities and their association with social inequalities provides a political rhetoric that calls for a new redistributive social programme. Drawing on decades of research, the author argues that public health is both a cult and a science of contemporary society.
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Health and Illness in a Changing Society

Author: Michael Bury

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415115155

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 230

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Health and illness are intensely personal matters. It seems self evident that health is a basic necessity of the 'good life', though it is often taken for granted. Illness, on the other hand challenges our sense of security and may introduce acute anxiety into our lives. Health and Illness in a Changing Society provides a lively and critical account of the impact of social change on the experience of health and illness. It also examines the different sociological perspectives that have been used to analyse health matters. While some of the ideas developed in the last twenty years remain relevant to social research in health today, many are in need of urgent revision.
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The Sociology of Health and Illness

A Reader

Author: Michael Bury,Jonathan Gabe

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415257558

Category: Medical

Page: 396

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A wide-ranging collection of both classic writings and more recent articles in the sociology of health and illness, this reader is organized into the following sections: * health beliefs and knowledge * inequalities and patterning of health and illness * professional and patient interaction * chronic illness and disability * evaluation and politics in health care. With a thorough introduction which sets the scene for the field as a whole, and section introductions which contextualize each chapter, the reader includes a number of different perspectives on health and illness, is international in scope, and will provide an invaluable resource to students across a wide range of courses in sociology and the social sciences.
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Understanding Health

A Sociological Introduction

Author: Anne-Marie Barry,Chris Yuill

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761973072

Category: Medical

Page: 152

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This book clearly explains what sociology is and how it contributes to our understanding of health. Beginning with an overview of the discipline, the authors set out the different theoretical perspectives offered by sociology. They describe how, for centuries, our understanding of health and illness has been dominated by the medical model and a focus on disease processes. In contrast, they show how sociology provides a broader understanding of health and inequalities in the health of populations by taking account of factors such as age, social class, gender and environment.
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What Works in Tackling Health Inequalities?

Pathways, Policies and Practice Through the Lifecourse

Author: Sheena Asthana,Dr. Joyce Halliday

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781861346742

Category: Medical

Page: 612

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Establishing what works in health inequalities policy, how and why, this book gives evidence of key targets for intervention through a detailed exploration of lifetime pathways and processes that are found to give rise to health inequalities.
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Sociology of Health and Health Care

Author: Steve Taylor,David Field

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1405151722

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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Sociology and its applications are key components of the core foundation programme in nursing and healthcare. Sociology of health and health care is an essential textbook for all students of nursing and healthcare and is organised in four parts: the nature of sociology and sociological research; the social patterning of health and disease; the social aspects of illness and dying; and the organisation and delivery of health care. Sociology of health and health care explores the nature of sociology and sociological research and their application to health and health care. It explores the impact of current social contexts on health and healthcare and recent developments in healthcare policy and addresses their implications for nursing and inter-professional working. This fourth edition also examines new approaches to understanding social inequalities in health and experiences of chronic illness and dying.
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The Handbook of Social Studies in Health and Medicine

Author: Gary L Albrecht,Ray Fitzpatrick,Susan C Scrimshaw

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761942726

Category: Social Science

Page: 546

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This is the first international and inter-disciplinary social science Handbook on health and medicine. Five years in the making, and building on the insights and advice of an international editorial board, the book brings together world-class figures to provide an indispensable, comprehensive resource book on social science, health and medicine. Pinpointing the focal issues of research and debate in one volume, the material is organized into three sections: social and cultural frameworks of analysis; the experience of health and illness; and health care systems and practices. Each section consists of specially commissioned chapters designed to examine the vital conceptual and methodological practice and policy issues. Readers recei
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Staying Alive

Critical Perspectives on Health, Illness, and Health Care

Author: Dennis Raphael,Toba Bryant,Marcia H. Rioux

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 1551303701

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 487

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Staying Alive provides a fresh perspective on health, health care, and illness that will be of interest to a wide range of readers in the fields of health studies, nursing, and social policy. In addition to traditional health sciences and sociological approaches, the book provides human rights and political economy perspectives on health, focusing on Canada and the United States within an international context. This unique collection also includes chapters on pharmaceutical policy, social class, race, gender and care, the social construction of illness and disability, and approaches to promoting population health that include insights into the impact of economic forces such as globalization and privatization. The second edition has been thoroughly updated and features a new chapter on research methodology; expanded discussions of inequality, women's health, public health and public policy; more material on First Nations health; and a new discussion of the historical development of the Canadian medicare system.
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Issues in Sociology and Social Work—Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application: 2013 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 149011078X

Category: Social Science

Page: 443

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Issues in Sociology and Social Work—Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application: 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ book that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Social Work. The editors have built Issues in Sociology and Social Work—Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Social Work in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Sociology and Social Work—Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
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The Sociology of Healthcare

A Reader for Health Professionals

Author: Sarah Earle,Gayle Letherby

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113726585X

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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A comprehensive collection of classic and contemporary readings in the sociology of health. The Sociology of Healthcare will stimulate debate, reflexive practice and critical thinking in applied sociology and is aimed at the teaching and learning needs of both lecturers and students.
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Community Health and Wellbeing

Action Research on Health Inequalities

Author: Cropper, Steve,Gareth Williams,Porter, Alison

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781861348180

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 234

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This book argues that the traditional government approach of exhorting individuals to live healthier lifestyles is not enough - action to promote public health needs to take place not just through public agencies, but also by engaging community assets and resources in their broadest sense.
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The SAGE Handbook of Mental Health and Illness

Author: David Pilgrim,Anne Rogers,Bernice Pescosolido

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446209687

Category: Medical

Page: 568

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The SAGE Handbook of Mental Health and Illness is a landmark volume, which integrates the conceptual, empirical and evidence-based threads of mental health as an area of study, research and practice. It approaches mental health from two perspectives - firstly as a positive state of well-being and personal and social functioning and secondly as psychological difference or abnormality in its social context. Unique features include: - a broad and inclusive view of the field, providing depth and breadth for the reader - a team of international, multi-disciplinary editors and contributors, and - discussion of the many of the unresolved debates in the field about constructs and causes. The Handbook will be an invaluable resource for postgraduate students, academics and researchers studying mental health in disciplines such as psychiatry, clinical psychology, social work, occupational therapy, nursing and sociology.
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Handbook of Medical Sociology, Sixth Edition

Author: Chloe E. Bird,Peter Conrad,Allen M. Fremont,Stefan Timmermans

Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press

ISBN: 0826517226

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

View: 1987

Composed entirely of specially commissioned chapters by some of the outstanding scholars in medical sociology, this edition reflects important changes in the study of health and illness. In addition to updated and reconceived chapters on the impacts of gender, race, and inequality on health, this volume has new chapters on topics that include: --social networks, neighborhoods, and social capital --disability --dying and "the right to die" --health disparities --the growing influence of the pharmaceutical industry --the internet --evidence-based medicine and quality of care --health social movements --genetics --religion, spirituality, and health
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Lecture Notes: The Social Basis of Medicine

Author: Andrew Russell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405139129

Category: Medical

Page: 223

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Following the GMC's call for greater social and behavioural science input into undergraduate medical education, this brand new title in the Lecture Notes series provides an understanding of how education, social class, family, economics and occupational circumstances, as well as cultural and ethnic influences, shape patients and health professionals alike. A deeper appreciation and understanding of these issues can have a positive effect on clinical diagnosis and practice. Emphasising clinical relevance at all times, the book features photographs and line drawings to illustrate key points, and case studies that provide real-life illustrations of the points discussed. It also contains 'points of view' boxes which encourage critical thinking and challenge the reader to come up with their own explanations for the phenomena described. Lecture Notes: The Social Basis of Medicine provides information and materials useful not only for undergraduate medical students, but also for recently graduated and practising doctors who wish to have a greater understanding of, and to develop their skills in, this area.
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Mapping the Sociology of Health and Medicine

America, Britain and Australia Compared

Author: F. Collyer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137009314

Category: Social Science

Page: 325

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This book studies the sociology of health and medicine across three different countries, the USA, UK and Australia, examining the nature of disciplines and their specialties and posing sociological questions about the formation of intellectual fields and their social relations.
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