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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Reaching for Health

The Australian Women's Health Movement and Public Policy

Author: Gwendolyn Gray Jamieson

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 1921862688

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 394

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The women's health movement shocked and scandalised when it burst into Australian politics in the early 1970s. It cast the light of day onto taboo subjects such as sexual assault, abortion and domestic violence, provoking outrage and condemnation. Some of the services women created for themselves were subjected to police raids; sex education material was branded 'indecent'. Moreover, women dared to criticise revered institutions, such as the medical system. Yet for all its perceived radicalism, the movement was part of a much broader and relatively conventional international health reform push, which included the 'new' public health movement, the community health centre movement and, in Australia, the Aboriginal health movement, all of which were critical of the way medical systems had been organised during the 20th century. The women who joined the movement came from diverse backgrounds and included immigrant and refugee women, Aboriginal women and Anglo women. Initially, groups worked separately for the most part but as time went on, they found ways to cooperate and collaborate. This book presents an account of the ideas, the diverse and shared efforts and the enduring hard work of women's health activists, drawn together in one volume for the first time. This relentless activism gradually had an impact on public policy and slowly brought forth major attitudinal changes. The book also identifies the opportunities for health reform that were created along the way, opportunities which deserve to be more fully embraced.

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.

Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences

Author: Pranee Liamputtong

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811052507

Category: Social Science

Page: 2300

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Research is defined by the Australian Research Council as “the creation of new knowledge and/or the use of existing knowledge in a new and creative way so as to generate new concepts, methodologies, inventions and understandings”. Research is thus the foundation for knowledge. It produces evidence and informs actions that can provide wider benefit to a society. The knowledge that researchers cultivate from a piece of research can be adopted for social and health programs that can improve the health and well-being of the individuals, their communities and the societies in which they live. As we have witnessed in all corners of the globe, research has become an endeavor that most of us in the health and social sciences cannot avoid. This Handbook is conceived to provide the foundation to readers who wish to embark on a research project in order to form knowledge that they need. The Handbook comprises four main sections: Traditional research methods sciences; Innovative research methods; Doing cross-cultural research; and Sensitive research methodology and approach. This Handbook attests to the diversity and richness of research methods in the health and social sciences. It will benefit many readers, particularly students and researchers who undertake research in health and social science areas. It is also valuable for the training needs of postgraduate students who wish to undertake research in cross-cultural settings, with special groups of people, as it provides essential knowledge not only on the methods of data collection but also salient issues that they need to know if they wish to succeed in their research endeavors.

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.

Sex & Secrets

Crimes Involving Australian Women Since 1880

Author: Judith A. Allen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

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This book is both a detailed study of criminal acts involving Australian women since 1880 and a feminist analysis of their social and political significance. Based on previously unpublished archival documents, including court reports, coroners' reports, and those of prisons and child welfare organizations, Allen's findings show that infanticide, prostitution, and sexual and other assaults nvolving women have been much more prevalent than generally believed. Contending that this lack of official attention is due to the crimes' connection with the sexual relationships between men and women, Allen demonstrates that such a false perception of their incidence has disguised their significance in the processes of social change that have occured over the last century. This study will be of particular value for courses in women's studies, criminology, and the sociology of law and of gender.

Social Research Methods in Dementia Studies

Inclusion and Innovation

Author: John Keady,Lars-Christer Hydén,Ann Johnson,Caroline Swarbrick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315517477

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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Traditionally, the most preferred social research methods in dementia studies have been interviews, focus groups and non-participant observations. Most of these methods have been used for a long time by researchers in other social research fields, but their application to the field of dementia studies is a relatively new phenomenon. A ground-breaking book, Social Research Methods in Dementia Studies shows researchers how to adapt their methods of data collection to address the individual needs of someone who is living with dementia. With an editorial team that includes Ann Johnson, a trained nurse and person living with dementia, this enlightening volume mainly draws its contents from two interdisciplinary social research teams in dementia, namely the Center for Dementia Research [CEDER] at Linköping University in Norrköping, Sweden and the Dementia and Ageing Research Team [DART] at The University of Manchester in Manchester, UK. Case examples are shared in each of the main chapters to help ground the social research method(s) in a real-life context and provide direction as to how learning can be applied to other settings. Chapters also contain key references and recommended reading. This volume will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as postdoctoral researchers, interested in fields such as: Research Methods, Qualitative Methods and Dementia Studies.

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.

Issues in Sociology and Social Work: Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 146496677X

Category: Social Science

Page: 385

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Issues in Sociology and Social Work: Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Sociology and Social Work—Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application. The editors have built Issues in Sociology and Social Work: Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Sociology and Social Work—Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application 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 Sociology and Social Work: Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application: 2011 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/.

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

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.

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.