Health Equity Social Justice And Human Rights

Author: Ann R. Taket
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415613744
Size: 10.42 MB
Format: PDF
View: 4857
Download Read Online

Health Equity Social Justice And Human Rights from the Author: Ann R. Taket. "Important links between health and human rights are increasingly being recognised and human rights can be viewed as one of the social determinants of health. Furthermore, a human rights framework provides an excellent foundation for advocacy on health inequalities, a value-based alternative to views of health as a commodity, and the opportunity to move away from public health action being based on charity. This text aims to demystify the complexity of systems for the protection and promotion of human rights globally, regionally and nationally. It explores the use and usefulness of rights-based approaches as an important part of the tool-box available to health and welfare professionals and community members working in a variety of settings to improve health and reduce health inequities. Global in its scope, Health Equity, Social Justice and Human Rights presents examples from all regions of the world to illustrate the successful use of human rights approaches in fields such as HIV/AIDS, improving accessibility to essential drugs, reproductive health, women's health, and improving the health of marginalised and disadvantaged groups. Understanding human rights and their interrelationships with health and health equity is essential for public health and health promotion practitioners, as well as being important for a wide range of other health and social welfare professionals. This text is valuable reading for students, practitioners and researchers concerned with combating health inequalities and promoting social justice"--Provided by publisher.

Public Health And Social Justice

Author: Martin Donohoe
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118236769
Size: 42.66 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 4020
Download Read Online

Public Health And Social Justice from the Author: Martin Donohoe. Praise for Public Health and Social Justice "This compilation unifies ostensibly distant corners of our broad discipline under the common pursuit of health as an achievable, non-negotiable human right. It goes beyond analysis to impassioned suggestions for moving closer to the vision of health equity." —Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, Kolokotrones University Professor and chair, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; co-founder, Partners In Health "This superb book is the best work yet concerning the relationships between public health and social justice." —Howard Waitzkin, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of New Mexico "This book gives public health professionals, researchers and advocates the essential knowledge they need to capture the energy that social justice brings to our enterprise." —Nicholas Freudenberg, DrPH, Distinguished Professor of Public Health, the City University of New York School of Public Health at Hunter College "The breadth of topics selected provides a strong overview of social justice in medicine and public health for readers new to the topic." —William Wiist, DHSc, MPH, MS, senior scientist and head, Office of Health and Society Studies, Interdisciplinary Health Policy Institute, Northern Arizona University "This book is a tremendous contribution to the literature of social justice and public health." —Catherine Thomasson, MD, executive director, Physicians for Social Responsibility "This book will serve as an essential reference for students, teachers and practitioners in the health and human services who are committed to social responsibility." —Shafik Dharamsi, PhD, faculty of medicine, University of British Columbia

Psychology For Health Professionals

Author: Patricia Barkway
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 072958156X
Size: 64.42 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 7138
Download Read Online

Psychology For Health Professionals from the Author: Patricia Barkway. This fully updated second edition is written specifically for health science and nursing students in Australia and New Zealand. Authored by the highly regarded Patricia Barkway, with a diverse range of expert contributors, this Elsevier e-book interprets psychology for nurses, as well as for students of paramedicine, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, public health, pharmacy, psychology, social work and midwifery. Psychology for Health Professionals 2e e-book examines essential psychological theories, placing them within a social context. Acknowledging increasing awareness that behaviour is influenced as much by external factors as biological and psychological ones, the book’s first half outlines psychological, lifespan and social theories, then applies them to contemporary health issues in later chapters. A key focus of this leading psychology e-book is examining individual personality and psychological theory within the social context of people’s lives. New content includes current, evidence-based research, references and clinical examples relevant to interdisciplinary, contemporary healthcare practice. Issues of cultural safety and awareness have been strengthened throughout; there is a new section on chronic illness and a focus on recovery. This introductory psychology e-book does not assume its readers will have prior ‘psychology’ knowledge, yet it can easily be used well beyond first-year university. Critical thinking questions Classroom activities Research focus boxes providing examples of current research and evidence-based practice Interdisciplinary case studies throughout Further resources and web links to provide further reading and research and up-to-date information, data and statistics

Health Inequalities And Global Justice

Author: Patti Tamara Lenard
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748656529
Size: 70.70 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 5959
Download Read Online

Health Inequalities And Global Justice from the Author: Patti Tamara Lenard. Explores the moral dilemmas posed by disparities in health across nations Contributors to this volume considers whether health inequalities are a result of global distributive inequalities and are therefore of concern to those promoting global redistributive justice. Case studies include > The migration of health care practitioners from developing to developed nations > The impact of climate change > The social determinants of health outcomes > The effects of pharmaceutical legislation--and international bad practices more generally--on securing access to life-saving drugs in the developing world > The differential effect of these practices on men and women, especially with respect to HIV/AIDS These cases are explored alongside theoretical questions of definition, responsibility and moral relevance to discover the scope of responsibilities that developed nations have towards poor health in developing nations.

Advancing The Human Right To Health

Author: José M. Zuniga
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191637645
Size: 14.94 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 6694
Download Read Online

Advancing The Human Right To Health from the Author: José M. Zuniga. Advancing the Human Right to Health offers a prospective on the global response to one of the greatest moral, legal, and public health challenges of the 21st century - achieving the human right to health as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and other legal instruments. Featuring writings by global thought-leaders in the world of health human rights, the book brings clarity to many of the complex clinical, ethical, economic, legal, and socio-cultural questions raised by injury, disease, and deeper determinants of health, such as poverty. Much more than a primer on the right to health, this book features an examination of profound inequalities in health, which have resulted in millions of people condemned to unnecessary suffering and hastened deaths. In so doing, it provides a thoughtful account of the right to health's parameters, strategies on ways in which to achieve it, and discussion of why it is so essential in a 21st century context. Country-specific case studies provide context for analysing the right to health and assessing whether, and to what extent, this right has influenced critical decision-making that makes a difference in people's lives. Thematic chapters also look at the specific challenges involved in translating the right to health into action. Advancing the Human Right to Health highlights the urgency to build upon the progress made in securing the right to health for all, offering a timely reminder that all stakeholders must redouble their efforts to advance the human right to health.

Issues In Culture Rights And Governance Research 2012 Edition

Author:
Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
ISBN: 1481649264
Size: 10.66 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 2915
Download Read Online

Issues In Culture Rights And Governance Research 2012 Edition from the Author: . Issues in Culture, Rights, and Governance Research: 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyBrief™ that delivers timely, authoritative, comprehensive, and specialized information about Political Science in a concise format. The editors have built Issues in Culture, Rights, and Governance Research: 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Political Science in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Culture, Rights, and Governance Research: 2012 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/.

Social Determinants Health Equity And Human Development

Author: Boutayeb Abdesslam
Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers
ISBN: 1608050661
Size: 73.71 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 1126
Download Read Online

Social Determinants Health Equity And Human Development from the Author: Boutayeb Abdesslam. A refreshing and useful resource for understanding the multidimensional aspects linking social determinants to health equity and development. the book is written for researchers, students, public health practitioners, health decision makers, health economists, epidemiologists, sociologists, demographers and general public audience with interest in health equity and development. the nine chapters presented are clear and comprehensive, reinforced by several diagrams and real examples illustrating inequity in health. the book is Illustrated with 45 tables and figures, and contain 355 recent references to the literature.

Staying Alive

Author: Dennis Raphael
Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
ISBN: 1551303701
Size: 19.22 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 7116
Download Read Online

Staying Alive from the Author: Dennis Raphael. 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.

Toward Equity In Health

Author: Barbara C. Wallace, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826103680
Size: 59.85 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 3530
Download Read Online

Toward Equity In Health from the Author: Barbara C. Wallace, PhD. This essential collection presents a state-of-the-art framework for how workers in public health and related disciplines should conceptualize health disparities and how they should be addressed worldwide. The contributors, who are leading public health professionals, educators, and practitioners in complimentary fields advance new evidence-based models designed to mobilize and educate the next generation of research and practice. The resulting chapters articulate new theory, procedures, and policies; the legacy of racism; community-based participatory research; new internet technology; training community workers and educators; closing the education and health gap; and addressing the needs of special populations. Toward Equity in Health is an essential book for all who are working toward global health equity-whether in health education, health promotion, disease prevention, public health, the health care delivery system, or patient- and population level health.