A Critical Realist General Theory of Interdisciplinarity Roy Bhaskar, Berth
Danermark, Leigh Price ... Interdisciplinarity, health, and wellbeing Nowhere is
the need for genuine interdisciplinarity more evident than in research related to
Author: Roy Bhaskar
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
In this book, the authors provide a much-needed general theory of interdisciplinarity and relate it to health/wellbeing research and professional practice. In so doing they make it possible for practitioners of the different disciplines to communicate without contradiction or compromise, resolving the tensions that beset much interdisciplinary work. Such a general theory is only possible if we assume that there is more to being (ontology) than empirical being (what we can measure directly). Therefore, the unique approach to interdisciplinarity applied in this book starts from ontology, namely that there is a multimechanismicity (a multiplicity of mechanisms) in open systems, and then moves to epistemology. By contrast, the mainstream approach, which fails to acknowledge ontology, is "unserious" and tends to result in a methodological hierarchy, unconducive of interdisciplinarity, in which empiricist science is overtly or tacitly assumed to be the superior version of science. This book is primarily aimed at those people interested in improving health and wellbeing - such as researchers, policy-makers, educators, and general practitioners. However, it will also be useful to academics engaged in the broader academic debate on interdisciplinary metatheory.
A truly interdisciplinary approach to the study of health, Health Psychology: An Interdisciplinary Approach uses the social ecological perspective to explore the impact of five systems on individual health outcomes: individual, ...
Author: Deborah Fish Ragin
A truly interdisciplinary approach to the study of health, Health Psychology: An Interdisciplinary Approach uses the social ecological perspective to explore the impact of five systems on individual health outcomes: individual, culture/family, social/physical environment, health systems and health policy. In order to provide readers with an understanding of how health affects the individual on a mental and emotional level, the author has taken an interdisciplinary approach, considering the roles of anthropology, biology, economics, environmental studies, medicine, public health, and sociology.
This text also examines health from a global perspective by exploring the impact of infectious and chronic illnesses locally, regionally and globally.
Author: Deborah Fish Ragin
This textbook takes a truly interdisciplinary approach to studying health psychology. It examines five systems that affect individual health outcomes: individual, family/community, social/physical environment, healthcare systems, and health policy. While grounded in psychology, it incorporates perspectives from anthropology, biology, economics, environmental studies, medicine, public health, and sociology. The social ecological perspective on health psychology creates a depth of understanding of the diverse facets of health. This text also examines health from a global perspective by exploring the impact of infectious and chronic illnesses locally, regionally and globally. This new edition includes updated statistics and references throughout, a new chapter on psychoneuroimmunology, and significant changes and updates to the chapters on health care systems and risky health behaviors. It will be of particular interest to undergraduate students. For additional resources, consult http://routledge.com/9781138201309, where instructors will find downloadable lecture slides, instructor manual, and testbank.
Author: Philippine Social Science CouncilPublish On: 2001
To make learners aware of their own capacities and responsibilities to contribute
to the well - being of their families ... Additionally , teaching and learning in social
studies must aim for as much interdisciplinarity and integration as possible .
Strategic training for health in Brazil Antônio Ivo de Carvalho a Interdisciplinarity
Modern public health is an interdisciplinary endeavour that needs to integrate
within broader development policies , requiring closer linkages with a range of ...
This book provides an applied, interdisciplinary approach to an understanding of the key social determinants of health, essential at a time of increasing inequalities and reductions in existing NHS services and local authority budgets.
Author: Adrian Bonner
Category: Health status indicators
This book provides an applied, interdisciplinary approach to an understanding of the key social determinants of health, essential at a time of increasing inequalities and reductions in existing NHS services and local authority budgets. A person's health and wellbeing is influenced by a spectrum of socioeconomic, cultural, living and working conditions, social and community networks and lifestyle choices. Based on the 'rainbow model' of the social determinants of health, chapters from experts in a wide range of disciplines examine the key factors which can lead to poor quality of life, homelessness and reduced mortality. Featuring practitioner, academic and commentator experiences, and clear case studies, this book will enable researchers, front-line workers, managers, service commissioners and politicians to identify and employ the most appropriate health, social and economic interventions to support those at the edge of the community, and the promotion of their inclusion in society.
... courses , students should be offered a diversity of new courses and programs
designed to foster the liberal arts ideal of educating students " to make informed
choices , not only for 1,17 their own personal well - being , but for the civic good .
This excellent new work confronts two important oral health policy concerns in the United States: the disparities in the oral disease burden and the inability of certain segments of the population to access oral health care.
Author: Ira B. Lamster
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This excellent new work confronts two important oral health policy concerns in the United States: the disparities in the oral disease burden and the inability of certain segments of the population to access oral health care. The book examines in depth this crucial yet frequently overlooked indicator of seniors’ quality of life. It provides an invaluable set of recommendations to the clinical, research, and administrative communities that will serve the elderly population.
This model makes it clear that a wide range of actors , many Interdisciplinarity
whose roles are not within the traditional domain of " health Another extension of
the conventional research approach is the activities , ” both affect and have a
The human , social and environmental indicators and trends shown in this paper
provide a starting point for assessing what long - term impacts to human health
may result from declining social and ecological wellbeing . Interdisciplinarity ...
Author: Peter Miller
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
Just Ecological Integrity presents a collection of revised and expanded essays originating from the international conference "Connecting Environmental Ethics, Ecological Integrity, and Health in the New Millennium" held in San Jose, Costa Rica in June 2000. It is a cooperative venture of the Global Ecological Integrity Project and the Earth Charter Initiative. Beginning with an in depth look at the history and meaning of the Earth Charter itself, Just Ecological Integrity moves to consider the systems of measurement necessary to indicate progress in achieving the Earth Charter's goals. Contributors to the volume explore such issues as the reciprocal impacts between humans and nature; human destructiveness; and the various ways in which the revaluation of nature in terms of intrinsic qualities affects broader notions of justice. A rich collection of case studies enhances the volume and examines such issues as violence, risk, and the preservation of nature in local circumstances.
... else isn't that the market is a weak tool , it's that we build all sort of constraints
and boundary conditions around the market that leads the market to satisfy the
interest of a small elite group rather than satisfy the well being of a society .
Author: Group for Research and Innovation in Higher EducationPublish On: 1975
His responsibilities range from the academic well - being of the students and the
liaison between the five departments involved in the teaching , to the
development of the syllabus . COURSE DEVELOPMENT AND INTEGRATION
Before the ...
Author: Group for Research and Innovation in Higher Education
Rather later , but with similar intent , forms of interdisciplinary care were
advocated and developed based , once again , upon holistic understandings of
the nature of human wellbeing . All these forms of interdisciplinarity were
Author: Heather Walton
Publisher: T&T Clark
This book represents a major contribution to what is currently an under researched field. There has been very little written on the significance of women poststructuralist theorists for feminist reading practices in theology nor has much been published interrogating the crucial role that literature has played in the development of feminist theology. This work breaks new ground in linking the study of literary texts and theory to creative writing. It raises important epistemological questions concerning the use of the imagination in theological thinking and introduces 'reflexive theology' as a discipline and practice.
Distribution : ensuring that valued resources in society , such as material well - being and status are available on equal terms to all persons and that
redistributive policies inhibit heavy concentrations of wealth in a few hands , 5.
Author: Janssen Research FoundationPublish On: 1980
However , the exercise of interdisciplinarity entails a difficult vapprenticeship on
the part of both teachers and pupils . In the field , it is essential to define the area
to be studied , which should be regarded as a “ parcel of territory ” . To enable the
When we talk about voicing in health promotion , we talk about interdisciplinarity
in which the researchers / practitioners are at once linguists , anthropologists ,
sociologists and health promoters . We all have multi - faceted identities ( citizen
Author: Margaret A. Denton
Publisher: Canadian Scholars Press
Category: Health & Fitness
Women are our main health care providers, both in the health care systems and in their families. They are also the most frequent users of the health care system. However, most health research is geared to the male as the standard patient. There has been a need for women to become more vocal about health care, and to be better informed. Consumers of health care are now required to be advocates for themselves and their families. Women's Voices in Health Promotion is a path-breaking book. It empowers the reader by providing her with a comprehensive collection of feminist perspectives on women's health promotion. Readers will find in this volume a clear exposition of the state of feminist theory of women's health promotion, a guide to current knowlege, a participatory action research framework and examples of its local implementation for extending our understanding and capabilities.
Author: Nada Bodiroga-VukobratPublish On: 2016-10-27
This book offers comprehensive coverage of the various aspects of personalized medicine as an original approach to classifying, understanding, treating and preventing disease based on individual biological differences.
Author: Nada Bodiroga-Vukobrat
This book offers comprehensive coverage of the various aspects of personalized medicine as an original approach to classifying, understanding, treating and preventing disease based on individual biological differences. In the introductory section, it defines personalized medicine as a way toward new medical practices and addresses the question: What can personalized medicine offer citizens, medical professionals, reimbursement bodies and stakeholders? Subsequent chapters discuss the technological aspects of personalized medicine: data collection, comprehensive integration and handling of data, together with key enabling factors in developing the requisite technological support for personalized medicine. Lastly, the book explores the main issues shaping the implementation and development of personalized medicine – education, stakeholder participation, infrastructure, a new approach to the classification of disease and medical tests, regulatory frameworks, and new reimbursement models – together with ethical, legal and social issues. Ultimately, the book calls for interdisciplinarity and a radical change in the way we approach the health and wellbeing of individuals. Target groups are medical doctors and researchers in the field of biomedicine, as well as experts from the social sciences dealing with legal, economic and social aspects of health system issues in general. Though the book will primarily benefit these groups of professional experts, its content will also appeal to a far wider readership, as it deals with a paradigm shift in one of society’s main pillars – the health system.
This book is accessible to any interested person (a layperson, policy maker or an academic) in any part of the world. At the same time, the arguments and conclusions are derived with enough rigour to satisfy the most demanding reader"--
Author: Antonio Rodriguez Andres
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers
"A Socio-Economic and Demographic Analysis of Mental Wellbeing: The Indian Case takes a multidisciplinary look at the mental health problem in India with contributions from psychologists, economists and a psychiatrist. Such a novel multidimensional view is necessary as the mitigation of the problem requires the design of appropriate institutional frameworks for medical treatment and counselling based on cost-benefit analysis; an appreciation of the socio-economic triggers of mental illness and how these can be neutralized through policy; and the identification of vulnerable groups as well as important mechanisms through which these groups can protect themselves from mental illness. This book will serve as a catalyst for the further use of interdisciplinarity in tackling the mental health problem in India and other developing countries: while psychologists and psychiatrists can develop appropriate institutional strategies for dealing with mental health problems, the economist plays an important role in measuring the costs and benefits associated with alternative strategies and in optimizing choice. The significance of this book can be attributed to the fact that one of every six people in the world live in India: any notable success in reducing the incidences of mental illness and deficient mental wellbeing in this country will lighten the socio-economic burden on the world by a significant amount. The Indian story, with its successes and failures, can also be an important guide for policy in other developing countries. This book is accessible to any interested person (a layperson, policy maker or an academic) in any part of the world. At the same time, the arguments and conclusions are derived with enough rigour to satisfy the most demanding reader"--