Poverty, Pregnancy and the Healthcare Professional


Author: Sheila C. Hunt
Publisher: Books for Midwives Press
ISBN: 9780750687980
Category: Medical
Page: 234
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This U.K. book examines the ways in which a group of childbearing women living in poverty in the west Midlands of England attempted to make sense of their lives and experiences. Examining the different ways in which individual women experience pregnancy and poverty, Sheila Hunt illustrates how the private stresses and strains of poverty impact on how women cope with family life. The changing and varied relationships with male partners and the support systems provided by grandmothers play a large part in these women's lives, as does their well-developed sense of responsibility and intention to do their best by their children despite their circumstances. The aim of is to attempt to provide an understanding of what it is like to be both pregnant and poor and to try to show how midwives and other health professionals can use this understanding and insight to offer more appropriate and sensitive care.

Race, Ethnicity, and Language Data:

Standardization for Health Care Quality Improvement
Author: Subcommittee on Standardized Collection of Race/Ethnicity Data for Healthcare Quality Improvement,Board on Health Care Services,Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309140129
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 286
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The goal of eliminating disparities in health care in the United States remains elusive. Even as quality improves on specific measures, disparities often persist. Addressing these disparities must begin with the fundamental step of bringing the nature of the disparities and the groups at risk for those disparities to light by collecting health care quality information stratified by race, ethnicity and language data. Then attention can be focused on where interventions might be best applied, and on planning and evaluating those efforts to inform the development of policy and the application of resources. A lack of standardization of categories for race, ethnicity, and language data has been suggested as one obstacle to achieving more widespread collection and utilization of these data. Race, Ethnicity, and Language Data identifies current models for collecting and coding race, ethnicity, and language data; reviews challenges involved in obtaining these data, and makes recommendations for a nationally standardized approach for use in health care quality improvement.

Euthanasia and Law in the Netherlands


Author: John Griffiths,Alex Bood,Heleen Weyers
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9789053562758
Category: Law
Page: 382
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The Netherlands is the only country in the world in which euthanasia, under narrow-defined circumstances, is legally permissible. Considerable attention has been paid over a number of years to the problem of regulating it and information has been systematically collected concerning actual practice. Therefore the Dutch experience is of interest not only to the Dutch, but to anyone who is considering wether or not to make euthanasia a legal practice. This book is written for a reader without specific knowledge of law. The central focus of the book is on Dutch law pertaining to euthanansia, but it also considers the moral and legal principles that have played a role in the Dutch debate, the available evidence bearing on actual practice and on the effectiveness of legal control. It ends with some reflections on the problem of the 'slippery slope' and the question whether the Dutch experience is 'exportable'. It includes translations of the relevant legislation (including proposed reforms) and of three leading cases.

Population Health: Behavioral and Social Science Insights


Author: Robert M. Kaplan,Michael L. Spittel,Daryn H. David
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 1587634457
Category: Medical
Page: 1806
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The purpose of this book is to gain a better understanding of the multitude of factors that determine longer life and improved quality of life in the years a person is alive. While the emphasis is primarily on the social and behavioral determinants that have an effect on the health and well-being of individuals, this publication also addresses quality of life factors and determinants more broadly. Each chapter in this book considers an area of investigation and ends with suggestions for future research and implications of current research for policy and practice. The introductory chapter summarizes the state of Americans’ health and well-being in comparison to our international peers and presents background information concerning the limitations of current approaches to improving health and well-being. Following the introduction, there are 21 chapters that examine the effects of various behavioral risk factors on population health, identify trends in life expectancy and quality of life, and suggest avenues for research in the behavioral and social science arenas to address problems affecting the U.S. population and populations in other developed and developing countries around the world. Undergraduate and graduate students pursuing coursework in health statistics, health population demographics, behavioral and social science, and heatlh policy may be interested in this content. Additionally, policymakers, legislators, heatlh educators, and scientific organizations around the world may also have an interest in this resource.

Developmental Health and the Wealth of Nations

Social, Biological, and Educational Dynamics
Author: Daniel P. Keating,Clyde Hertzman
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572304550
Category: Psychology
Page: 406
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Probing the effects of the social environment upon human development, this volume asks how we can best support the health and well-being of infants and children in an era of rapid economic and technological change. The book presents cogent findings on human development as both an individual and a population phenomenon. Topics covered include links between socioeconomic status, achievement, and health; the impact of early experience upon brain and behavioral development; and how schools and communities can develop new kinds of learning environments to enhance adaptation and foster intellectual growth. Synthesizing developmental, biological, and social perspectives, this volume will appeal to a broad interdisciplinary audience.

A Different Kind of Care

The Social Pediatrics Approach
Author: Gilles Julien
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773528017
Category: Medical
Page: 187
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An alternative and compassionate way to treat troubled children.

Poverty and health

working with families
Author: Clare Blackburn
Publisher: Open University
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 170
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Cultures and Organizations: Software for the Mind


Author: Geert Hofstede,Gert Jan Hofstede
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071505687
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 300
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The landmark study of cultural differences across 70 nations, Cultures and Organizations helps readers look at how they think—and how they fail to think—as members of groups. Based on decades of painstaking field research, this new edition features the latest scientific results published in Geert Hofstede’s scholarly work Culture’s Consequences, Second Edition. Original in thought and profoundly important, Cultures and Organizations offers vital knowledge and insight on issues that will shape the future of cultures and nations in a globalized world.

Free Women of Spain

Anarchism and the Struggle for the Emancipation of Women
Author: Martha A. Ackelsberg
Publisher: AK Press
ISBN: 9781902593968
Category: Social Science
Page: 286
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With fists upraised, Mujeres Libres struggled for their own emancipation and the freedom of all.

The Development Dictionary

A Guide to Knowledge as Power
Author: Wolfgang Sachs
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1848136455
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
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In this classic collection, some of the world's most eminent critics of development review the key concepts of the development discourse. Each essay examines one concept from a historical and anthropological point of view, highlights its particular bias, and exposes its historical obsolescence and intellectual sterility. The authors argue that a bidding farewell to the whole Eurocentric development idea is urgently needed, in order to liberate people’s minds in both North and South for bold responses to the environmental and ethical challenges now confronting humanity. The combined result forms a must-read invitation to experts, grassroots movements and students of development to recognize the tainted glasses they put on whenever they participate in the development discourse.

Early Childhood Care and Education in the Asia Pacific Region

Moving Towards Goal 1
Author: Nirmala Rao,Jin Sun
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9789881785251
Category: Education
Page: 97
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In 2000, the global community set six goals as part of the Education for All (EFA) agenda. This monograph considers progress towards Goal 1, namely "to expand and improve comprehensive early childhood care and education." Compelling reasons have been provided for investment in the early years, and much progress has been achieved in Asia and the Pacific. Particularly important are improved access and strengthened quality in early childhood services. However, much remains to be done to enhance child and maternal health, enhance the quality of services, and expand access particularly for children below the age of three. Further progress will require improved monitoring and attention to legislation. The book shows that policy priority and funding for early childhood care and education should markedly increase throughout the region. Nirmala Raois a professor in the Faculty of Education of the University of Hong Kong. Jin Sunis a post-doctoral fellow in the Faculty of Education of the University of Hong Kong.

The Gender Creative Child

Pathways for Nurturing and Supporting Children Who Live Outside Gender Boxes
Author: Diane Ehrensaft
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 1615193065
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 304
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From a leading US authority on a subject more timely than ever an up-to-date, all-in-one resource on gender-nonconforming children and adolescents Developmental and clinical psychologist Diane Ehrensaft, PhD, has devoted her career to the care of children and teens who do not abide by the gender binary, either in their gender identities or expressions. In her first book, "Gender Born, Gender Made, "she coined the phrase gender creative to replace what the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, "at the time, still officially termed a disorder. Now, in "The Gender Creative Child, "Dr. Ehrensaft gives families, teachers, and therapists a totally up-to-date, comprehensive resource to caring for children whose gender expression is fluid or who question the gender they were assigned at birth. In nine easily digestible chapters, she encourages both parents and professionals to listen to the children, support their quest for their authentic gender selves, undertake a highly nuanced assessment of their particular needs, and advocate for a gender-expansive world. A thought leader and champion of gender-creative identity, Dr. Ehrensaft illuminates the many routes that children may take and answers the many questions that parents and others will have."

The Political Mind

A Cognitive Scientist's Guide to Your Brain and Its Politics
Author: George Lakoff
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440637830
Category: Psychology
Page: 320
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A groundbreaking scientific examination of the way our brains understand politics from a New York Times bestselling author One of the world 's best-known linguists and cognitive scientists, George Lakoff has a knack for making science make sense for general readers. In his new book, Lakoff spells out what cognitive science has discovered about reason, and reveals that human reason is far more interesting than we thought it was. Reason is physical, mostly unconscious, metaphorical, emotion-laden, and tied to empathy-and there are biological explanations behind our moral and political thought processes. His call for a New Enlightenment is a bold and striking challenge to the cherished beliefs not only of philosophers, but of pundits, pollsters, and political leaders. The Political Mind is a passionate, erudite, and groundbreaking book that will appeal to anyone interested in how the mind works and how we function socially and politically.

World Development Indicators 2013


Author: World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821398253
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 144
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World Development Indicators is the premier annual compilation of data on development. This year's edition was redesigned to allow users the convenience of easily linking to the latest data online.

Social Work ASWB Clinical Exam Guide, Second Edition

A Comprehensive Study Guide for Success
Author: Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826147143
Category: Education
Page: 384
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Print version of the book includes free access to the app (web, iOS, and Android), which offers interactive Q&A review plus the entire text of the print book! Please note the app is included with print purchase only. Written by a renowned social work educator, this thoroughly updated guide helps readers identify their weak areas so they know what to focus on to pass the 2018 ASWB® Clinical licensure exam on the first attempt! Written by a renowned social work educator rather than an unknown at a test preparation company, this thoroughly updated guide helps readers identify their weak areas so they know what to focus on to pass the 2018 ASWB® Clinical licensure exam! Reviewers applaud the book’s unique test-taking tips and strategies which are based on the author’s extensive knowledge of the exam. A thorough review of the four content areas of the updated 2018 Clinical exam is provided. The 170-question practice test with explanations of the correct answers mirrors the actual exam in length and structure. This invaluable guide has been praised by social workers across the country as essential to passing the ASWB® Clinical Exam on the first attempt! Highlights include: Updated to reflect ASWB’s revised 2018 test blueprint used for test construction. Content available via an app in addition to the print version so test takers can study using multiple mediums. Written by a renowned social work educator who has helped thousands of test takers pass the exam through her invaluable workshops. Provides a thorough content review of the four core areas of the updated 2018 Clinical examination: human development, diversity, and behavior in the environment; assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning; psychotherapy, clinical interventions, and case management; and professional values and ethics. Readers applaud the invaluable tips for how to read the questions, overcome test anxiety, avoid common pitfalls, and assess one’s learning style which help foster exam confidence. Begins with a self-assessment to help identify areas of strength and weakness. A full practice test with 170 questions that mirrors the actual ASWB® Clinical Exam in length, structure, and content, with detailed explanations of the correct answers. Identifies the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities statements (KSAs) for each question so test-takers can easily locate relevant source materials for further study. Questions are distinct from those in the author’s Social Work ASWB® Clinical Practice Test.

AIDS and Accusation

Haiti and the Geography of Blame
Author: Paul Farmer
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520933028
Category: Medical
Page: 372
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Does the scientific "theory" that HIV came to North America from Haiti stem from underlying attitudes of racism and ethnocentrism in the United States rather than from hard evidence? Award-winning author and anthropologist-physician Paul Farmer answers with this, the first full-length ethnographic study of AIDS in a poor society. First published in 1992 this new edition has been updated and a new preface added.