Improving Healthcare Through Advocacy

Author: Bruce S. Jansson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047050529X
Format: PDF, ePub
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While vulnerable populations are most susceptible to lack of health care and inadequate services, all consumers are potentially at risk. This book uses an intervention framework and first-person case studies from health care workers and consumers to illustrate how everyone in the health care system can advocate effectively. Cases are provided from a wide range of health professionals and consumers. Written in a clear, jargon-free style, this book focuses on health care access and the treatment of vulnerable populations. Essential reading for social workers and front line health care workers.

Patient Advocacy for Health Care Quality Strategies for Achieving Patient Centered Care

Author: Jo Anne L. Earp
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 0763765252
Format: PDF, Mobi
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As a contribution to the emerging healthcare quality movement, Patient Advocacy for Healthcare Quality: Strategies for Achieving Patient-Centered Care is distinct from any others of its kind in its focus on the consumer s perspective and in its emphasis on how advocacy can influence change at multiple social levels. This introductory volume synthesizes patient advocacy from a multi-level approach and is an ideal text for graduate and professional students in schools of public health, nursing and social work.Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition."

Public Health Communication Interventions

Author: Nurit Guttman
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452265003
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The ethical dimensions of health communicators' interventions and campaigns are brought into question in this thought-provoking book. Examining the efforts to effect behavior change, the author questions how far health communication can and should go in changing people's values. The author broadens the current analysis of interventions and presents conceptual frameworks that help identify values and justifications that are embedded in health communication goals, strategies, and evaluation criteria. This critical approach helps explain how and why choices are made in design and implementation, and provides constructs and frameworks to examine them. It also widens the criteria for program evaluation and policymaking, and provides practitioners, planners, policy-makers, researchers, and students with practice-oriented questions.

Essentials of Patient Education

Author: Susan B. Bastable
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1284104443
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools. Essentials of Patient Education, Second Edition prepares nurses for their increasing role in patient teaching, health education and health promotion. Highly revised, the Second Edition focuses on the basic principles of teaching and learning by emphasizing the role of the professional nurse in educating patients and families effectively and efficiently in various healthcare settings. The Second Edition explores new topics of motor learning and gender differences in the brain as well as, the ethics of patient education and the legal role of the nurse as mandated by state practice. The text features completely revised chapter content and updated references that provide evidence from research and theoretical foundations which substantiate content throughout the text. Key Features: Coverage of health literacy Chapters dedicated to gender, socioeconomics, culture and persons with disabilities Discussion of compliance and motivation issues Includes the determinants of learning which captures critical information on the learner Case studies offer the opportunity to apply the teaching and learning principles featured in the chapter Instructor Resources: Lecture outlines in PowerPoint format Learning Activities Assessments

You Bet Your Life

Author: Trisha Torrey
Publisher: Diagknowsis Media
ISBN: 9780982801420
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Part expose and part toolkit. Explains why the healthcare system is so dysfunctional and how that hurts patients. Find tactics to use to get the help you or a loved one needs.

Communicating Science

Author: LeeAnn Kahlor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135269793
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This volume explores the evolution of science communication, addressing key issues and offering substance for future study. Harnessing the energies of junior scholars on the forefront of science communication, this work pushes the boundaries of research forward, allowing scholars to sample the multiple paradigms and agendas that will play a role in shaping the future of science communication. Editors LeeAnn Kahlor and Patricia Stout challenge their readers to channel the energy within these chapters to build or continue to build their own research agendas as all scholars work together – across disciplines – to address questions of public understanding of science and communicating science. These chapters are intended to inspire still more research questions, to help aspiring science communication scholars locate their own creative and original research programs, and to help veteran science communication scholars expand their existing programs such that they can more actively build interdisciplinary bridges. Crossing methodological boundaries, work from quantitative and qualitative scholars, social scientists and rhetoricians is represented here. This volume is developed for practitioners and scholars alike – for anyone who is concerned about or interested in the future of science and how communication is shaping and will continue to shape that future. In its progressive pursuit of interdisciplinary research streams – of thinking outside methodological and theoretical boxes – this book inspires science communication scholars at all levels to set a new standard for collaboration not just for science communication, but for communication research in general.

Policy Politics in Nursing and Health Care

Author: Diana J. Mason
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323241441
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Featuring analysis of cutting-edge healthcare issues and first-person stories,Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 7th Edition is the leader in helping students develop skills in influencing policy in today's changing health care environment. Approximately 150 expert contributors present a wide range of topics in this classic text, providing a more complete background than can be found in any other policy textbook on the market. Discussions include the latest updates on conflict management, health economics, lobbying, the use of media, and working with communities for change. With these insights and strategies, you'll be prepared to play a leadership role in the four spheres in which nurses are politically active: the workplace, government, professional organizations, and the community. Comprehensive coverage of healthcare policies and politics provides a broader understanding of nursing leadership and political activism, as well as complex business and financial issues.Taking Action essays include personal accounts of how nurses have participated in politics and what they have accomplished.Expert authors make up a virtual Nursing Who's Who in healthcare policy, sharing information and personal perspectives gained in the crafting of healthcare policy.Winner of several American Journal of Nursing "Book of the Year" awards! NEW! Nine new chapters ensure you have the most up-to-date information on key topics such as ethical dimensions of policy and politics, patient engagement, public health, women's reproductive health, emergency preparedness, new health insurance exchanges, and much more.NEW! The latest information and perspectives are provided by nursing leaders who influenced health care reform, including theAffordable Care Act.NEW! Emphasis on evidence-based policy throughout the text.NEW! A list of online resources is included in most chapters for further study.

Policy Politics in Nursing and Health Care

Author: Diana J. Mason
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 032329992X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Featuring analysis of cutting-edge healthcare issues and first-person stories, Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 7th Edition is the leader in helping students develop skills in influencing policy in today’s changing health care environment. Approximately 150 expert contributors present a wide range of topics in this classic text, providing a more complete background than can be found in any other policy textbook on the market. Discussions include the latest updates on conflict management, health economics, lobbying, the use of media, and working with communities for change. With these insights and strategies, you'll be prepared to play a leadership role in the four spheres in which nurses are politically active: the workplace, government, professional organizations, and the community. Comprehensive coverage of healthcare policies and politics provides a broader understanding of nursing leadership and political activism, as well as complex business and financial issues. Taking Action essays include personal accounts of how nurses have participated in politics and what they have accomplished. Expert authors make up a virtual Nursing Who's Who in healthcare policy, sharing information and personal perspectives gained in the crafting of healthcare policy. Winner of several American Journal of Nursing "Book of the Year" awards! NEW! Nine new chapters ensure you have the most up-to-date information on key topics such as ethical dimensions of policy and politics, patient engagement, public health, women's reproductive health, emergency preparedness, new health insurance exchanges, and much more. NEW! The latest information and perspectives are provided by nursing leaders who influenced health care reform, including the Affordable Care Act. NEW! Emphasis on evidence-based policy throughout the text. NEW! A list of web links is included in most chapters for further study.

Social Welfare Policy and Advocacy

Author: Bruce S. Jansson
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483377903
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Social Welfare Policy and Advocacy: Advancing Social Justice through 8 Policy Sectors provides the first framework that links micro, mezzo, and macro policy advocacy, demonstrating how each type can be used to promote social justice in health, gerontology, safety net, child welfare, education, immigrants/global, mental health, and criminal justice sectors. Author Bruce S. Jansson identifies seven core problems within each sector as well as the skills social workers need, the challenges they face, and the interventions they can use at each level of advocacy. Integrated vignettes, video clips, and robust resources underscore the text's hands-on, advocacy approach. Relevant to many Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) including policy practice, the book is designed for policy foundation courses.

Sick Girl Speaks

Author: Tiffany Christensen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780595916115
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Surprise! I'm still not dead! Okay, sure, I was born with an incurable genetic disease and, yes, I have faced terminal illness two times but . here I am! And I'm ready to speak! I've now been navigating the Western medical maze for over three decades. Along the way, I've had to learn some pretty painful lessons about how to advocate for myself and what happens if I don't. I also know how scary and disorienting illness can be-I have a lot to say about finding peace and acceptance, no matter what your diagnosis. I offer you my advice, my humor and my personal journals as a window into the often quiet world of living with illness. Whether you are a patient, family member or medical professional, chances are you will find something between these pages that you never knew. Medicine is a complicated maze. The time has come for a medical revolution-let's do it together!