Matters of Care

Speculative Ethics in More than Human Worlds

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Author: María Puig de la Bellacasa

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 1452953473

Category: Science

Page: 280

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To care can feel good, or it can feel bad. It can do good, it can oppress. But what is care? A moral obligation? A burden? A joy? Is it only human? In Matters of Care, María Puig de la Bellacasa presents a powerful challenge to conventional notions of care, exploring its significance as an ethical and political obligation for thinking in the more than human worlds of technoscience and naturecultures. Matters of Care contests the view that care is something only humans do, and argues for extending to non-humans the consideration of agencies and communities that make the living web of care by considering how care circulates in the natural world. The first of the book’s two parts, “Knowledge Politics,” defines the motivations for expanding the ethico-political meanings of care, focusing on discussions in science and technology that engage with sociotechnical assemblages and objects as lively, politically charged “things.” The second part, “Speculative Ethics in Antiecological Times,” considers everyday ecologies of sustaining and perpetuating life for their potential to transform our entrenched relations to natural worlds as “resources.” From the ethics and politics of care to experiential research on care to feminist science and technology studies, Matters of Care is a singular contribution to an emerging interdisciplinary debate that expands agency beyond the human to ask how our understandings of care must shift if we broaden the world.

Mental Healthcare Matters In Primary Care

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Author: Ruth Chambers,Elizabeth Boath,Gill Wakley

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315348241

Category: Medical

Page: 213

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The National Service Framework for mental health aims to provide uniformly good systems so that mental health problems are detected and therefore treated early. This book sets out how learning more about mental health and reviewing current practice can be incorporated into a personal development plan, or practice learning plan. It shows how to integrate quality improvements into everyday work, and bridges the gap between theory and practice. Doctors, nurses and practice managers can build up a personal development plan, or a practice professional development plan through completing the exercises at the end of each chapter, and it demonstrates how to include clinical governance in the mental healthcare services they offer.

Mental Health Matters in Primary Care

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Author: Elaine Millar,Mark Walsh

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748745289

Category: Medical

Page: 168

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"Mental Health Matters in Primary Care is a new book for primary health care practitioners. Research suggests that a variety of practitioners, especially nurses who work in primary health care settings, are in an ideal position to identify and help people who are experiencing mental health problems. Designed as a practical reference and working tool, the book provides primary health care professionals with a basic introduction to mental illness, before providing detailed information about the mental health problems that are most commonly encountered in practice. Case studies are used throughout to illustrate and develop key points."--BOOK JACKET.

Cardiovascular Disease Matters in Primary Care

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Author: Ruth Chambers,Zafar Iqbal,Gill Wakley

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781857754193

Category: Cardiovascular system

Page: 194

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You should do more than read this book. It contains direct, practical advice in relation to each of the key cardiovascular disorders, and guidance on developing your own personal development plan and the practice learning plan. It is therefore a book to 'do', or interact with, rather than just read. Make use of this book and you will start to release the full potential of clinical governance and will improve the care of people at risk of, or with, cardiovascular problems.' Richard Baker, in his Foreword 'This book will prove to be of huge value to the many doctors, nurses and other disciplines who have a collective determination to improve the primary and secondary prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. It clarifies how the recommendations made in the NSF can be implemented and, as a result, can help people to believe that better, more effective care is possible. Most importantly, readers will also gain the essential confidence to know that they are, indeed, doing the right thing! Practical advice, information and useful case studies are available to the reader and the book narrows the gap between theory and practice. It will encourage primary healthcare enthusiasts to believe that they have the potential to improve community health. Many congratulations to the authors.' Lynn Young, in her Foreword

Obesity and Overweight Matters in Primary Care

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Author: Ruth Chambers,Gill Wakley

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781857755145

Category: Medical

Page: 183

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Contents: The scale of the problem - overweight and obesity; Clinical governance and the management of overweight and obesity; Managing child overweight and obesity; Managing adult overweight and obesity in primary care; Different dietary approaches; Alternative approaches: behavioral therapy, physical activity and other techniques; Drug therapy for obesity; Surgical treatments of obesity; Calculating the costs of overweight and obesity; Draw up and apply your personal development plan focusing on motivation and lifestyle change management; Worked example of a personal development plan: motivation and lifestyle change management; Template for a personal development plan; Draw up and apply your personal development plan focusing on obesity; Worked example of a practice learning plan: management of overweight and obesity; Template for a practice personal and professional development plan; Sources of help: organisations, websites; National Obesity Forum; Guidelines for the management of adult obesity and overweight in primary care.

Why Canadian Unity Matters and why Americans Care

Democratic Pluralism at Risk

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Author: Charles F. Doran

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802083913

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

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Charles Doran examines why Canadian unity is important, what drives Quebec separatism in the American view, and the nature of the historical era that has shaped and conditioned secessionist impulse.

Care matters

transforming the lives of children and young people in care

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Author: Great Britain. Department for Education and Skills

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0101693222

Category: Medical

Page: 120

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Although outcomes for children in care have improved in recent years, there remains a significant and widening gap between these and the outcomes for all children. The childhood and adolescence of many of the 60,000 children in care at any one time is often characterised by insecurity, ill-health and lack of fulfilment, resulting in the fact that they are over-represented in a range of vulnerable groups, including the homeless, teenage parents, young offenders and prisoners, those not in post-16 education, employment or training, and drug users. This Green Paper from the Department for Education and Skills sets out a series of proposals which seek to address this situation by reforming both the way the care system works for children and the quality of experience they receive. Proposals include: an improved placements system with the focus on expanding the number and quality of foster carers; powers for local authorities to direct schools to admit children in care, even where the school is fully subscribed; pilot schemes to allow young people to continue to live with foster carers up to the age of 21 years; introduction of a national bursary for young people in care going to university; regular Ofsted inspections of how each local authority is meeting the educational needs of children in care; better support to prevent exclusions of children in care; and enhanced entitlement to free school transport to ensure children do not have to change school when they change placement. The closing date for responses to this consultation document is 15 January 2007, either sent by email to: [email protected] or by post to: Consultation Unit, Area 1A, Castle View House, East Lane, Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 2GJ. A series of focus groups and workshops will be held throughout the consultation period to consider views on the Green Paper, and four working groups of interested stakeholders are being set up in order to explore issues in more detail (under the headings of the future of the care population, social care pratices, placement reform, and best practice in schools) which will report to the DfES in Spring 2007.

Trust Matters in Health Care

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Author: Calnan

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335236383

Category: Education

Page: 223

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Does trust still matter in health care and who does it matter to? Have trust relations changed in the 'New' NHS? What does trust mean to patients, clinicians and managers? In the NHS trust has traditionally played an important part in the relationships between its three key actors: the state, health care practitioners and patients. However, in recent years the environments in which these relationships operate have been subject to considerable change as the NHS has been modernised. Patients are now expected to play a more active role, both in self-managing their illness and in choice of care provider and clinicians are expected to work in teams and in partnership with managers. This unique book explores the importance of trust, how it is lost and won and the extent to which trust relationships in health care may have changed. The book combines theoretical and empirical analysis, while also examining the role of policy. Calnan and Rowe analyse data collected from interviews with patients, health care professionals and managers in primary care and acute care settings. Among the issues covered are: The importance of trust to their relationships What constitutes high and low trust behaviour The changing nature of trust relations between patients, clinicians and managers How trust can be built and sustained How interpersonal trust affects institutional trust Trust Matters in Health Care is key reading for policy makers, health care professionals and managers in the public and private sector, and a useful resource for educators and students within health and social care and management studies.

Health Care Matters

Pharmaceuticals, Obesity, and the Quality of Life

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Author: Richard D. Miller (Jr.),H. E. Frech

Publisher: American Enterprise Institute

ISBN: 9780844741949

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 81

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For many years, health policy in developed countries has rested on the assumption that health-care consumption does relatively little to produce better health. This new study shows that it is time to rethink conventional wisdom, particularly regarding consumption of pharmaceuticals. In this sequel to their 1999 book, The Productivity of Health Care and Pharmaceuticals: An International Comparison, Richard D. Miller Jr. and H. E. Frech III extend their analysis to quality of life, disease-specific life expectancy, and the impact of obesity. This is possible because of newly available data from the World Health Organization and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on disability-adjusted life expectancy, obesity, and disease-specific death rates.

Musculoskeletal Matters in Primary Care

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Author: Gill Wakley,Ruth Chambers,Paul Dieppe

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781857754346

Category: Musculoskeletal system

Page: 177

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Widespread recognition of the benefits of minimally invasive procedures in surgery and medicine is resulting in the rapid development of new advances and new techniques in every speciality. This series of books sets out to meet the needs of those responsible for applying the techniques. This volume deals with the field of minimal access gynaecology. Areas covered and techniques described include: advances in instrumentation and equipment for minimal access surgery; operative endoscopy in the treatment of infertility; laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy and total laparoscopic hysterectomy; advancements in laser fibre optic delivery systems compared to existing electrosurgery techniques; and operative hysteroscopy with electricity.