Australian Women's Health

Innovations in Social Science and Community Research

Author: Lenore Manderson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780789006684

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 136

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Australian Women's Health: Innovations in Social Science and Community Research contains a compilation of studies that investigates the status of women's physical and mental health in Australia. The studies in this book will help researchers and practitioners from any country benefit from the methodological approaches used to ask questions of policy, program, and epidemiological interests. From Australian Women's Health, you'll learn ways to discover the different needs of women depending on their age, race, and economic situation; if these needs are being met; and how politics affect women's health care issues. Australian Women's Health offers suggestions for further research and gives you insight into Australian health policies, the social aspects of women’s health, and women's health care costs, in particular, for women in minority communities. Furthermore, this book investigates issues that affect women based on their occupation, cultural background, and roles in society. This information will help you understand the diverse needs and health care concerns of Australian women. The studies in Australian Women's Health identify current problems and offer future suggestions on how to improve women's health care, including: evaluating the positive and negative aspects of women’s health centers (WHC's) in order to offer or improve important services to women and maintain government funding conducting a follow-up survey in conjunction with the Women’s Health Australia (WHA) study to learn more about health service utilization, eating disorders, violence, social support and health care for widowers, and services available for treating emotional distress increasing communication between generations to teach younger women about sexually transmitted diseases, early pregnancy, cervical cancer, and available health services treating the emotional and physical medical needs unique to refugee women and how treatment can be improved examining the special concerns and health care issues of women in caravan parks, or trailer parks, such as drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, contraceptive practices, and chronic illnesses addressing how women perceive stress to be a causal factor of heart disease and angina, high blood pressure, ulcers, asthma, and muscular pain contributing factors to mental illness, such as domestic violence and sexual abuse teaching medical students about domestic violence and how to detect abuse in their patients’lives Australian Women's Health offers you proven reasons why special attention to women's health needs are important by examining women's own theories about health and its determinants. You will receive information, suggestions, and first-hand accounts from women as to their needs and concerns that will help you shape the future direction of women's health care.

Women's Health

New Frontiers in Advocacy & Social Justice Research

Author: Liz Cartwright,Pascale Allotey

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780789033314

Category: Law

Page: 150

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Combine advocacy with community based participatory research to help those who can’t help themselves Recent natural, man-made, and health-related threats to our well-being have created a need for researchers to develop new interventions to help the marginalized populations of the world who are most affected by these threats. Women’s Health: New Frontiers in Advocacy & Social Justice Research explores the importance of intervention efforts when the researcher takes on the role of advocate to represent those who can’t represent themselves. This unique book examines how the marginalization of community groups, including refugee women, rural women, and Indigenous women, affects their access to the programs and services they need in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. Women’s Health: New Frontiers in Advocacy & Social Justice Research looks at different levels of community preparation in the research process, examining implementations of the CBPR (Community Based Participatory Research) models that are specifically tailored to the needs of particular communities, including a project on cervical cancer initiated by the Indigenous women of Australia, and a five-year study of Type 2 diabetes by Hispanic women and researchers in the Western United States. The book’s articles—contributed by academics, practitioners, and researchers—focus primarily on the concept that rigorous research can be conducted while still attending to the needs of community members through a more action-oriented advocacy that promotes the special interests of those members. Women’s Health: New Frontiers in Advocacy & Social Justice Research examines: qualitative and quantitative research findings on women with refugee backgrounds in Australia and New Zealand healthcare experiences of women living in rural Victoria, Australia lay-health advocacy cost-effective options for reducing adverse health outcomes in resource-poor settings domestic violence advocacy cancer screening and treatment among Indigenous women in Queensland, Australia advocacy among Hispanic farmworkers in Southeast Idaho and much more Women’s Health: New Frontiers in Advocacy & Social Justice Research is an important resource on the role of advocacy in community based participatory research. The book is an essential professional resource for anyone working to address social injustice in marginalized communities.

Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Women's Health

Author: Vivienne O'Connor,Gabor Kovacs

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521818933

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 681

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An essential textbook for students of obstetrics and gynaecology as well as women's health more generally.

Teaching Gender, Teaching Women's Health

Case Studies in Medical and Health Science Education

Author: Lenore Manderson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780789022448

Category: Medical

Page: 141

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Examine the importance of gender in health care training facilities and medicine! Teaching Gender, Teaching Women's Health presents case studies from Sweden, South Africa, Australia, and the United States that illustrate the importance of gender education for health care workers. Each study includes tips and strategies that can help you expand your professional perspective to include gender-related social understandings of health and illness. The case studies in this book highlight innovations that include changes in curricula or in the content of specific courses as well as new methodology and pedagogical approaches. These innovations are designed to support women in their training to be health professionals, enhance the quality of health care for women and transgender patients, and support research programs and studies that adopt a gender perspective. You will learn more about: the Women’s and Gender Studies Program provided at the Yale University School of Medicine: its history, pedagogical approaches, and the response it has received Idaho State University and its clinical medical anthropology course utilizing a gendered perspective to encourage students to think about the social aspects of illness the medical faculty of Göteborg University, Sweden, and its efforts to determine the impact created by its decision to include a gender-issues perspective in its curricula the University of Queensland and the University of Melbourne: the introduction of the Gynecology Teaching Associate program in Australia the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, and its Women’s Health Project which provides a variety of gender and health training courses for health professionals Monash University, located in Melbourne, Australia, which teaches a curriculum unit entitled Gender Issues for Rural Doctors Teaching Gender, Teaching Women's Health also offers you recent research about a commonly overlooked issue: the inclusion of lesbian health in medical education programs. Each case study is well referenced and several include tables and statistics that support their findings. This book is vital to medical school faculty, health practitioners, medical students, and women’s health advocates.

Preventive Health Measures for Lesbian and Bisexual Women

Author: Robin M. Mathy,Shelly K. Kerr

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780789033338

Category: Medical

Page: 143

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Help lesbian and bisexual women better manage their physical health The lack of information about lesbian and bisexual women’s health can in part be attributed to the lack of health research focused on this population. Preventive Health Measures for Lesbian and Bisexual Women helps fill this gap by providing the latest empirical, evidence-based research to address current health care issues confronted by sexual minority women (SMW). This vital source explores several diverse factors constraining the ability of lesbian and bisexual women of color to receive proper health care and exercise preventative health measures including discrimination, oppression, and stigmatization. The reasons behind several SMW health risks are psychosocial and behavioral factors often not considered by health practitioners. Preventive Health Measures for Lesbian and Bisexual Women examines these factors in detail and provides a firm starting point for further research and ways to best address the challenges. Studies on SMW behavior and perceptions reveal how lesbians and bisexual women make choices on various vital health issues such as alcohol use, nutrition, weight management, exercise, safer sex practices, sunscreen use, and self-breast examination. The research in this book is of the highest quality, the discussions on the findings top-notch, and the conclusions important for every policymaker, health practitioner, and researcher to understand. Research topics in Preventive Health Measures for Lesbian and Bisexual Women include: the effects of lesbian or bisexual identity on preventative health behaviors cancer prevention and screening behaviors using American Cancer Society guidelines as the standards for comparison experiences with treating physicians and their attitudes—positive and negative ways to help lesbians with cancer receive better support by service providers and lesbian communities comparison between lesbian and heterosexual women of psychosocial responses to treatment for breast cancer qualitative study on lesbians who frequent bars characteristics of sexual minority women across four survey sampling methods Preventive Health Measures for Lesbian and Bisexual Women is timely, crucial information for health practitioners of all types, women’s activists, public health professionals, and researchers.

The Encyclopedia of Elder Care

The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care, Second Edition

Author: Eugenia L. Siegler, MD, FACP,Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN,Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826103536

Category: Social Science

Page: 908

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Focusing on the broad but practical notions of how to care for the patient, The Encyclopedia of Elder Care, a state-of-the-art resource features nearly 300 articles, written by experts in the field. Multidisciplinary by nature, all aspects of clinical care of the elderly are addressed. Coverage includes acute and chronic disease, home care including family-based care provisions, nursing home care, rehabilitation, health promotion, disease prevention, education, case management, social services, assisted living, advance directives, palliative care, and much more! Each article concludes with specialty web site listings to help direct the reader to further resources. Features new to this second edition: More extensive use of on-line resources for further information on topics Thoroughly updated entries and references Inclusion of current research in geriatrics reflecting evidence-based practice New topics, including Assisted Living, Nursing Home Managed Care, Self-Neglect, Environmental Modifications (Home & Institution), Technology, Neuropsychological Assessment, Psychoactive Medications, Pain--Acute and Chronic Still the only reference of it kind, The Encyclopedia of Elder Care will prove to be an indispensable tool for all professionals in the field of aging, such as nurses, physicians, social workers, counselors, health administrators, and more.

Annual Report

Author: Australian National University. Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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ABPR

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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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.

Cousin Marriages

Between Tradition, Genetic Risk and Cultural Change

Author: Alison Shaw,Aviad E. Raz

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1782384936

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Juxtaposing contributions from geneticists and anthropologists, this volume provides a contemporary overview of cousin marriage and what is happening at the interface of public policy, the management of genetic risk and changing cultural practices in the Middle East and in multi-ethnic Europe. It offers a cross-cultural exploration of practices of cousin marriage in the light of new genetic understanding of consanguineous marriage and its possible health risks. Overall, the volume presents a reflective, interdisciplinary analysis of the social and ethical issues raised by both the discourse of risk in cousin marriage, as well as existing and potential interventions to promote “healthy consanguinity” via new genetic technologies.

Law and Global Health

Current Legal Issues

Author: Michael Freeman,Sarah Hawkes,Belinda Bennett

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191003468

Category: Political Science

Page: 600

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Current Legal Issues, like its sister volume Current Legal Problems (now available in journal format), is based upon an annual colloquium held at University College London. Each year leading scholars from around the world gather to discuss the relationship between law and another discipline of thought. Each colloquium examines how the external discipline is conceived in legal thought and argument, how the law is pictured in that discipline, and analyses points of controversy in the use, and abuse, of extra-legal arguments within legal theory and practice. Law and Global Health, the sixteenth volume in the Current Legal Issues series, offers an insight into the scholarship examining the relationship between global health and the law. Covering a wide range of areas from all over the world, articles in the volume look at areas of human rights, vulnerable populations, ethical issues, legal responses and governance.

Community Health and Wellness

Primary Health Care in Practice

Author: Anne McMurray,Jill Clendon

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729579549

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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A new edition of the esteemed nursing text exploring social, cultural and political issues affecting individual and community health What makes a healthy community? And how can nurses and midwives support community health and wellbeing? In Community Health and Wellness, 4th Edition: Primary health care in practice, authors Anne McMurray and Jill Clendon advance the discussion of health as a product of the interaction between people and their environment. Engagingly written and based on extensive research, this valuable nursing textbook is ideal for nursing students as well as those working in the field. Issues such a gender and cultural inclusiveness provide essential backdrops to evidence-based policy, research and the provision of equitable health care for all. The Miller Family case study This new edition of Community Health and Wellness features a common family case study running throughout the text. The Miller family crosses Australia and New Zealand; providing examples of primary health care issues in both countries. These include child health services, accessing care, adolescent health, contemporary family issues, ageing, cultural support and inclusive health care. • global insights with a focus on primary health care practice in Australia and New Zealand • promotion of community health care across the lifespan • a unique socio-ecological approach to community health • the Ottawa Charter, the Jakarta Declaration and the Bangkok Charter are included as contemporary health promotion guidelines for practice • extensive references providing current, specific source information • an emphasis on health literacy, intervention and health promotion • an evolving case study in each chapter, with links to reflective activities • a focus on learning outcomes to facilitate the integration of policy, research and practice • exploration of Australian and New Zealand nursing and midwifery roles in primary health care practice • strong pedagogy to increase engagement and emphasise key community health issues • reflective exercises and action points encouraging readers to consider key issues, their implications and next steps • research studies exemplifying each chapter’s central theme and promoting evidence-based practice

Nursing Older People

Issues and Innovations

Author: Rhonda Nay,Sally Garratt

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729578984

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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This edition captures the underlying new approach in patient centred care and thinking from a multidisciplinary perspective. It highlights the most recent ideas and experiences of policy analysts, nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and the consumer experience from both Australia and Internationally. Contemporary research compliments the vignettes of practice and in conjunction with accompanying ‘video’ clips serve to capture the realities of caring for older people in our society. Change in focus of health care system with the patient centered care taking precedence and this new philosophy is incorporated into the third edition Key focus on issues and innovations in aged care, with evidence-based examples and clinical vignettes included throughout the new edition Cases are incorporated into each chapter to re-enforce and highlight many issues faced by nurses and health care workers in aged care Written by experts in the field of aged care Accompanying DVD, provides video clips of interviews with health practitioners and it highlights innovations to health care demands; issues such as dementia and broader aging issues. These serve to re-enforce the underpinning interdisciplinary and innovative approach of the third edition. An Evolve ebooks will be available of this title This text reflects new thinking in care; include the ideas and experiences of policy analysts, nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and the consumer experience mainly from Australia but with international contributions and be based on contemporary research. It will also point readers to ‘the evidence’ where it exists, and include vignettes of practice and ‘video’ clips where appropriate.

Contexts of Nursing

Author: John Daly,Sandra Speedy,Debra Jackson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729581527

Category: Medical

Page: 424

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The new edition of this popular nursing text introduces students to the theory, language and scholarship of contemporary nursing. Contexts of Nursing, 4th edition continues to challenge and extend nursing students by exploring the key concepts underpinning contemporary nursing practice. This exceptional nursing textbook incorporates diverse views and voices and sometimes-controversial topics, encouraging student nurses to reflect, discuss and debate various issues, and ultimately helping them to develop their own positions. Contexts of Nursing, 4th edition features abundant new and updated content – developed in consultation with practicing nurses and nursing students – yet remains based on the same aims and objectives of the popular first edition. Written by expert contributors, all of whom are helping shape contemporary nursing in Australia and New Zealand, this latest edition of Contexts of Nursing reflects the dynamic nature of nursing scholarship. Chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated, and now include fresh learning objectives, key words, reflective questions, recommended readings and references Content has been fully updated to reflect national registration A restructured table of contents links key chapters Each chapter addresses an area of study within the undergraduate nursing program. Topics include history, culture, ethics, law, technology and professional issues.

Domestic Tyranny

The Making of American Social Policy Against Family Violence from Colonial Times to the Present

Author: Elizabeth Hafkin Pleck

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252071751

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 273

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The book chronicles the rise and demise of legal, feminist, and medical campaigns against domestic violence from colonial times to the present. Elizabeth Pleck's Domestic Tyranny chronicles the rise and demise of legal, political, and medical campaigns against domestic violence from colonial times to the present. Based on in-depth research into court records, newspaper accounts, and autobiographies, this book argues that the single most consistent barrier to reform against domestic violence has been the Family Ideal--that is, ideas about family privacy, conjugal and parental rights, and family stability. This edition features a new introduction surveying the multinational and cultural themes now present in recent historical writing about family violence.

Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation

Author: Jean P. Palutikof,Sarah L. Boulter,Jon Barnett,David Rissik

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111884503X

Category: Science

Page: 496

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The book advances knowledge about climate change adaptationpractices through a series of case studies. It presents importantevidence about adaptation practices in agriculture, businesses, thecoastal zone, community services, disaster management, ecosystems,indigneous populations, and settlements and infrastructure. Inaddition to 38 case studies across these sectors, the book containshorizon-scoping essays from international experts in adaptationresearch, including Hallie Eakin, Susanne Moser, Jonathon Overpeck,Bill Solecki, and Gary Yohe. Australia’s social-ecological systems have a long historyof adapting to climate variability and change, and in recentdecades has been a world-leader in implementing and researchingadaptation, making this book of universal relevance to all thoseworking to adapt our environment and societies to climatechange.

Promoting Health

The Primary Health Care Approach

Author: Lyn Talbot,Glenda Verrinder

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729579247

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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The new edition will provide readily accessible material for public health educators and practitioners, in a number of professions, who are increasingly being required to address the challenges emerging from the inter-related impacts of the social and environmental factors impacting on health in an era of globalisation.

The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Healthcare

Author: Ellen Kuhlmann,Ellen Annandale

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137015144

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 535

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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.