Community-Oriented Health Services

Practices Across Disciplines

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Author: Elias Mpofu, PhD, DEd, CRC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 082619818X

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Grounded in a transdisciplinary approach, this groundbreaking text provides extensive, evidence-based information on the value of communities as the primary drivers of their own health and well-being. It describes foundational community health concepts and procedures and presents proven strategies for engaging communities as resources for their own health improvementñan important determinant of individual well-being. It is based on recommendations by the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health and on the premise that healthy communities are those with populations that participate in their own health promotion, maintenance, and sustenance. The book is unique in its integration of environmental and social justice issues as they significantly affect the advancement of community health. The text focuses on community-oriented health interventions informed by prevention, inclusiveness, and timeliness that both promote better health and are more cost effective than individually focused interventions. It addresses the foundations of community-oriented health services including their history, social determinants, concepts, and policies as well as the economics of community-oriented health services and health disparities and equity. It covers procedures for designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating sustainable community health coalitions along with tools for measuring their success. Detailed case studies describe specific settings and themes in U.S. and international community health practice in which communities are both enactors and beneficiaries. An accompanying instructor's manual provides learning exercises, field-based experiential assignments, and multiple-choice questions. A valuable resource for students and practitioners of education, public policy, and social services, this book bridges the perspectives of environmental justice, public health, and community well-being and development, which, while being mutually interdependent, have rarely been considered together. KEY FEATURES: Offers a new paradigm for improving public health through community-driven health coalitions Includes evidence-based strategies for engaging communities in the pursuit of health Demonstrates how to design, implement, monitor, and evaluate community health partnerships Presents transdisciplinary approaches that consider environmental and social justice variables Includes contributions of international authors renowned in community health research and practice

Community Oriented Primary Care

New Directions for Health Services Delivery

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Author: Institute of Medicine,Division of Health Care Services

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309074673

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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Community Oriented Primary Care

New Directions for Health Services Delivery : Conference Proceedings

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Author: Eileen Connor,Fitzhugh Mullan

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Community health services

Page: 299

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Community Oriented Primary Care

New Directions for Health Services Delivery

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Author: Division of Health Care Services,Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309074674

Category: Medical

Page: 295

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Community-oriented primary care

from principle to practice

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Author: United States. Health Resources and Services Administration. Office of Primary Care Studies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Community health services

Page: 539

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Health Care

A Community Concern? : Developments in the Organization of Canadian Health Services

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Author: Anne Crichton

Publisher: University of Calgary Press

ISBN: 1895176840

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 409

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Developed within the context of the expansion of the Canadian welfare state in the years following the Great Depression, the present organization of Canadian health care delivery is now in serious need of reform. This book documents the causes and effects of changes made in this century to Canada's health care policy. Particular emphasis is placed on the decades following 1940, the years in which Canada moved away from an individualistic entrepreneurial medical care system, first toward a collectivist biomedical model and then to a social model for health care. The changing roles of federal, provincial, and municipal government are explored, as are recent trends away from crisis-oriented health care toward an approach that stresses promotion of health. The authors argue that the original collectivist model restricted community members from participation in the decision-making process. Leaving health policy decisions in the hands of politicians and bureaucrats has led to a system that is poorly coordinated and often poorly managed. They propose a shift away from the "welfare state" model toward what has been called the "welfare society," in which there is greater participation of individuals and communities. They advocate partnership with business and research communities and reform and restructuring through regionalization.

Community Health Psychology

Empowerment for Diverse Communities

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Author: Victor De La Cancela,Jean Lau Chin,Yvonne Jenkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317721918

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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As the number of people of color rapidly grows within the US population, health providers in these communities have become increasingly aware of the need to address the concerns and problems particular to each group. It's also become clear that as the delivery of our health care systems evolve, a new approach must be summoned to build systems both cost-effective and socially responsible. Community Health Psychology offers a new and different perspective for redressing the gaps in our systems of care. The authors contend that in order to begin an attempt at eradicating the more intractable societal problems, health providers need to tailor themselves to a more culturally competent approach, which addresses all members of a community they claim to serve.

Planning for Community-oriented Health Systems

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Author: James E. Rohrer

Publisher: Amer Public Health Assn

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 245

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The 2nd edition of this APHA best seller acquaints readers with the broad field of community health planning. Health planners need to blend the objective with the normative, planning data with politics, and this book attempts to present both kinds of information. The major functions of planning are addressed, such as a system design and needs, performance and quality assessment. Practicing planners will find this text useful, as well as students who are considering the field. Also, hospital administrators, community leaders, and planning board members will find this book helps them understand what this process involves. Chapters include planning doctrine, designing community systems, assessment of community needs, measuring health system performance, monitoring quality and appropriateness, and much more.

Community Oriented Primary Care

A Practical Assessment

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Author: Paul A. Nutting

Publisher: National Academies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Community health services

Page: N.A

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Theory of Coping Systems

Change in Supportive Health Organizations

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Author: Francis D. Powell

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412839815

Category: Medical

Page: 244

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Foundations of Nursing in the Community - E-Book

Community-Oriented Practice

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Author: Marcia Stanhope,Jeanette Lancaster

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323100961

Category: Medical

Page: 696

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With concise, focused coverage of community health nursing, Foundations of Nursing in the Community: Community-Oriented Practice, 4th Edition provides essential information for community practice — from nursing roles and care settings to vulnerable population groups. The book uses a practical, community-oriented approach and places an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. Practical application of concepts is highlighted throughout the text in case studies, critical thinking activities, QSEN competencies, and Healthy People 2020 objectives. Evidence-Based Practice boxes highlight current research findings, their application to practice, and how community/public health nurses can apply the study results. Levels of Prevention boxes identify specific nursing interventions at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels, to reinforce the concept of prevention as it pertains to community and public health care. Focus on health promotion throughout the text emphasizes initiatives, strategies, and interventions that promote the health of the community. Clinical Application scenarios offer realistic situations with questions and answers to help you apply chapter concepts to practice in the community. Case Studies provide client scenarios within the community/public health setting to help you develop assessment and critical thinking skills. What Would You Do? boxes present problem-solving challenges that encourage both independent and collaborative thinking required in community settings. How To boxes offer specific instructions on nursing interventions. NEW! QSEN boxes illustrate how quality and safety goals, competencies, objectives, knowledge, skills, and attitudes can be applied in nursing practice in the community. NEW! Feature box on Linking Content to Practice highlights how chapter content is applied in the role of public/community health nursing. NEW! Healthy People 2020 objectives in every chapter address the health priorities and emerging health issues expected in the next decade.

Contemporary Public Health

Principles, Practice, and Policy

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Author: James W. Holsinger Jr.

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813141257

Category: Medical

Page: 310

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Public health refers to the management and prevention of disease within a population by promoting healthy behaviors and environments in an effort to create a higher standard of living. In this comprehensive volume, editor James W. Holsinger Jr. and an esteemed group of scholars and practitioners offer a concise overview of this burgeoning field, emphasizing that the need for effective services has never been greater. Designed as a supplemental text for introductory courses in public health practice at the undergraduate and graduate levels, Contemporary Public Health provides historical background that contextualizes the current state of the field and explores the major issues practitioners face today. It addresses essential topics such as the social and ecological determinants of health and their impact on practice, marginalized populations, the role of community-oriented primary care, the importance of services and systems research, accreditation, and the organizational landscape of the American public health system. Finally, it examines international public health and explores the potential of systems based on multilevel partnerships of government, academic, and nonprofit organizations. With fresh historical and methodological analyses conducted by an impressive group of distinguished authors, this text is an essential resource for practitioners, health advocates, and students.

Public Health Nursing - E-Book

Population-Centered Health Care in the Community

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Author: Marcia Stanhope,Jeanette Lancaster

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323294103

Category: Medical

Page: 1128

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Now in its 8th edition, the "gold standard" in community health nursing provides comprehensive and up-to-date content to keep you at the forefront of the ever-changing community health climate and prepare you for an effective nursing career. In addition to a solid foundation in concepts and interventions for individuals, families, and communities, you will find real-life applications of the public nurse's role, Healthy People 2020 initiatives, new chapters on forensics and genomics, plus timely coverage of disaster management and important client populations such as pregnant teens, the homeless, immigrants, and more. Evidence-Based Practice boxes illustrate how the latest research findings apply to public/community health nursing. Separate chapters on disease outbreak investigation and disaster management describe the nurse's role in surveilling public health and managing these types of threats to public health. Separate unit on the public/community health nurse's role describes the different roles and functions of the public/community health nurse within the community. Levels of Prevention boxes show how community/public health nurses deliver health care interventions at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention. What Do You Think?, Did You Know?, and How To? boxes use practical examples and critical thinking exercises to illustrate chapter content. The Cutting Edge highlights significant issues and new approaches to community-oriented nursing practice. Practice Application provides case studies with critical thinking questions. Separate chapters on community health initiatives thoroughly describe different approaches to promoting health among populations. Appendixes offer additional resources and key information, such as screening and assessment tools and clinical practice guidelines. Linking Content to Practice boxes provide real-life applications for chapter content. NEW! Healthy People 2020 feature boxes highlight the goals and objectives for promoting health and wellness over the next decade. NEW! The Nurse in Forensics chapter focuses on the unique role of forensic nurses in public health and safety, interpersonal violence, mass violence, and disasters. NEW! Genomics in Public Health Nursing chapter includes a history of genetics and genomics and their impact on public/community health nursing care.

Community and Public Health Nursing

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Author: Marcia Stanhope,Jeanette Lancaster

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 988

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A leading text in community health nursing, COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING presents all major community and public health topics within the population-focused, community-oriented framework of health promotion. This fifth edition emphasizes the roles and responsibilities of the community and public health nurse, while highlighting the latest (1999) ANA standards for this area of nursing. A new full-color design and many more photographs and illustrations bring this edition to life. (Includes a FREE MERLIN website at:www.harcourthealth.com/MERLIN/Stanhope/)

Community Oriented Primary Care

A Practical Assessment

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Author: Paul A. Nutting

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Community health services

Page: N.A

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Integrating Mental Health Into Primary Care

A Global Perspective

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Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241563680

Category: Medical

Page: 206

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Presents the justification and advantages of providing mental health services in primary care. Provides advice on how to implement and scale-up primary care for mental health, and describes how a range of health systems have successfully undertaken this transformation. Part 1 provides the context for understanding primary care for mental health within the broader health care system. Part 2 explains how to successfully integrate mental health into primary care and highlights 10 common principles which are central to this effort. It also presents 12 detailed case examples to illustrate how a range of health systems have undertaken this transformation. Annex 1 provides information about the skills and competencies that are required to effectively assess, diagnose, treat, support and refer people with mental disorders.

Socioeconomics of Neuroimaging, An Issue of Neuroimaging Clinics - E-Book

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Author: David M. Yousem

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455747017

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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An especially important issue during these uncertain times, this collection of articles examines Neuroimaging from an economic perspective, with articles that discuss leadership, “turf battles , strategic planning in the face of declining reimbursement, and the impact of teleradiology and telemedicine in cutting costs and improving access. Medicolegal issues are addressed, as is evidence-based medicine and effective utilization. Performance measures and conflict of interest are reviewed, among many other topics.

Psychiatric and Behavioral Disorders in Israel

From Epidemiology to Mental Health Action

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Author: Itzhak Levav

Publisher: Gefen Publishing House Ltd

ISBN: 9789652294685

Category: Medical

Page: 342

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This book is published with the support of the Ministry of Health and The Israel National Institute for Health Policy and Health Service Research.

Epidemiology and Community Psychiatry

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Author: P. Pichot

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468447009

Category: Medical

Page: 693

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The purpose of the World Psychiatric Association is to coordinate the activities of its Member Societies on a world-wide scale and to advance enquiry into the etiology, pathology, and treatment of mental illness. To further this purpose, the Association organizes mono- or multi thematic Regional Symposia in different parts of the world twice a year, and World Congresses dealing with all individual fields of psychiatry once every five or six years. Between these meetings the continuation of the Association's scientific work is assured through the activities of its specialty sections, each covering an important field of psychiatry. The programs of the World Congresses reflect on the one hand the intention to present the coordinating functions of the Association and on the other to open a broad platform for a free exchange of views. Thus, the VII World Congress of Psychiatry, held in Vienna from July 11 to 16, 1983, was composed of two types of scientific events - those structured by the Association and those left to the initiative of the participants. The first type comprised Plenary Sessions, planned by the Scientific Program Committee, anq Section Symposia, organized by the WPA sections; the second embraced Free Symposia, free papers, video sessions, and poster presentations prepared by the participants. Altogether, 10 Plenary Sessions, 52 Section Symposia, and 105 Free Symposia took place, and 78 free papers and poster sessions and 10 video sessions were held.