WorldCat Identities

Harrison, Polly F.

Works: 4 works in 35 publications in 1 language and 6,220 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: RG133, 613.94
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Polly F Harrison
Contraceptive research, introduction, and use lessons from Norplant ( )
8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As the first real contraceptive innovation in over 20 years, and as a long-acting method requiring clinical intervention for application and removal, the implantable contraceptive Norplant has raised a wide range of issues that could offer valuable lessons about the problems to be addressed if other new contraceptive technologies are to enter the marketplace. In April 1997 an Institute of Medicine workshop on implant contraceptives reviewed newly available data on Norplant's efficacy, safety, and use; identified lessons to be learned about the method's development, introduction, use, and market experience; and explored approaches to developing and introducing new contraceptives based on those lessons. This resulting book contains an examination of Norplant's efficacy and safety, its user populations, training for insertion and removal, consumer perspectives (quality of care, informed decisionmaking, and consumer involvement), and new approaches to contraceptive development and introduction. An appendix contains summaries of 17 workshop presentations
Orphans and incentives developing technologies to address emerging infections : workshop report by Emerging infections (Forum)( )
8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contraceptive research and development looking to the future ( )
11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contraceptive Research and Development explores the frontiers of science where the contraceptives of the future are likely to be found and lays out criteria for deciding where to make the next R & D investments. The book comprehensively examines today's contraceptive needs, identifies "niches" in those needs that seem most readily translatable into market terms, and scrutinizes issues that shape the market: method side effects and contraceptive failure, the challenge of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, and the implications of the "women's agenda." Contraceptive Research and Development analyzes the response of the pharmaceutical industry to current dynamics in regulation, liability, public opinion, and the economics of the health sector and offers an integrated set of recommendations for public- and private-sector action to meet a whole new generation of demand
Global health in transition a synthesis : perspectives from international organizations by John H Bryant( )
8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There has been an explosion of analytic documents, published since the start of the 1990s, that deal mainly, though not exclusively, with health in developing countries. They comprise a fair spectrum of opinion about issues of global health, though surely not a complete one. Each document advances understanding of specific challenges to health in the development process, and each raises further questions, explicitly in its content or implicitly by work that it has left undone. Each assesses the current status of the areas of health or social development with which it is most concerned; expands on the ideas and methods its authors wish to advance; proposes strategies; and then reflects on their likely impacts, shortfalls, and policy implications. Each document acknowledges that much more needs to be done to bring key ideas to fruition in terms of developmental effects than is specified in its own strategies. Finally, each document intimates that what we have been calling "international health" may need, somehow, to be rethought in a more comprehensive way as "global health." The first part of this Synthesis is an analysis that summarizes 10 documents in a common format. Each summary starts with a brief background note and then analyzes the document in terms of its objectives, conclusions, and main recommendations for policy and action, hewing as closely as possible to its original language. All presentations end with a brief commentary highlighting issues that we consider pivotal and locating them in the larger contexts of health and social development. The second part of the Synthesis is a set of reflections on the implications of the 10 documents. We first extract 10 themes, ideas, or concerns that are explicit in at least some of the documents or implicit in what they suggest as work remaining to be done. We chose those that we believe lie at the heart of what needs to be asked about; what is useful, appropriate, and possible in the field of health development in today's changed and changing circumstances, ideas that will be critical to any reconceptualization of that field
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