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Global health care : issues and policies

Author: Carol Holtz
Publisher: Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, ©2008.
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From the Publisher: In a rapidly changing health care system, Global Health Care Issues and Policies equips students with up-to-date information exploring a variety of global health topics and perspectives: culture, religion and health, health research, ethics and health, reproductive health, infectious diseases, chronic diseases, nutrition, mental health, environmental health, aging, ambulatory care, economics and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Études transculturelles
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Holtz
ISBN: 9780763738525 0763738522
OCLC Number: 162143298
Description: xxviii, 639 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Acknowledgments --
Contributors --
Section 1: Global Healthcare Policy, Methods, And Delivery --
1: Global health in developed societies: examples in the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, and Israel / Carol Holtz --
United States --
Sweden --
United Kingdom --
Israel --
References --
2: Developing Countries: Mexico, China, and South Africa / Carol Holtz --
Mexico --
China --
South Africa --
References --
3: Global perspectives on economics and health care / Marsha Burke, Govind Hariharan, Robert A Lipson, and Caroline Aultman --
Introduction --
Profiles of five healthcare systems --
Comparative analysis of healthcare systems --
Healthcare productivity and costs --
Key components of an ideal healthcare system --
Acknowledgments --
References --
4: Global perspectives on politics and public health policy / Alexandra Toma, Michele Zebich-Knos, Richard B Davis, and Enrique Paz --
Introduction --
United States perspective --
Bolivian perspective --
Multilateral perspective --
Conclusion --
References --
5: Global health research methods / Timothy A Akers and Mary Anne Alabanza Akers --
Planning for global health research: the 10/90 debate --
Accessing data: secondary data --
Collecting the data: primary data --
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in global health research --
Conclusion --
References --
6: International research ethics / Jonathan B VanGeest and Deborah S Cummins --
Research ethics --
Use of human subjects in research --
Research ethics in today's global context --
Closer look: clinical trials in the prevention of MTCT of HIV --
Reasonable standard of care debate --
Basic principles --
Applications: another look at clinical trials in the prevention of MTCT of HIV --
Protecting human subjects globally: a need for oversight and monitoring --
Conclusion --
Case studies --
References --
Appendix 6-A: Selected Web-based resources on research ethics --
Section 2: Special Global Healthcare Issues --
7: Infectious diseases from a global perspective / Timothy A Akers, Barbara J Blake, and Robert A Hanson --
Overview --
Historically --
People and environment: epidemiology and regional impact --
Cholera --
Dengue fever (arbovirus) --
Malaria (plasmodiums: falciparum, malariae, ovale, vivax) --
Avian (bird) flu (H5N1) --
West Nile virus (arbovirus) --
SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) --
Ebola (hemorrhagic fever) --
Hepatitis A, B, and C --
Syphilis (treponema pallidum) --
Tuberculosis (mycobacterium tuberculosis) --
Human Immunodefieciency Virus (HIV) / Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) --
Interdisciplinary and systemic impact on infectious diseases --
Prevention intervention strategies --
Surveillance, research, and evaluation: three sides of the same coin --
References. 8: Global use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and treatments / Ping Hu Johnson --
Introduction --
CAM defined: complementary and alternative or traditional? --
CAM in the United States --
Cam in the world --
Major forms of CAM --
Research and technology --
Legal and ethical issues --
Influences of politics, economics, culture, and religion --
Developing and developed societies --
Case study examples --
References --
9: Global perspectives on selected chronic cardiovascular diseases / Bowman O Davis, Jr --
Introduction --
Demographic and socioeconomic transition --
Underlying role of poverty --
Chronic disease burden --
Cardiovascular disease burden --
Cardiovascular disease risk factors --
Conclusions --
References --
10: Global perspectives on diabetes and respiratory and orthopedic chronic diseases / Janice Long, Betsy Rodriguez, and Carol Holtz --
Introduction: Global burden to chronic (noncommunicable) diseases --
Musculoskeletal disorders --
Diabetes --Asthma --
Preventing limb amputations: a diabetes intervention case study involving working across borders in Latin America (five Andean countries: Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela) --
References --
11: Overview of cancer for allied healthcare professionals: a public health perspective / Linda G Alley, Temeika L Fairley, Cheryll Cardinez, and Paran Pordell --
Introduction --
Key cancer and public health concepts and definitions --
Cancer prevention --
Early detection, screening, and education --
Cancer care considerations --
Noteworthy compilations of cancer information --
Conclusions --
References --
12: Global perspectives on violence, injury, and occupational healthcare / Carol Holtz --
Violence --
Injury --
Occupational health --
References --
13: Global perspectives on nutrition / Carol Holtz, Kathy Plitnick, and Marvin Friedman --
Introduction --
Types of nutritional challenges --
Food safety and security --
Nutrition and poverty --
Nutrition emergencies --
Nutritional challenges in vulnerable populations --
Nutrition case studies --
References --
14: Global perspectives on mental health / Mary Ann Camann --
Overview --
Global perspective-the results of research and technology --
Legal and ethical issues --
Regional mental health issues and outcomes --
Summary --
References --
15: Global perspectives on environmental health / Marvin Friedman --
Global issues-lessons in environmental health --
Principles of environmental health --
Principles of toxicology --
Legal and ethical issues --
What is the environment? --
Sustainable development --
References. Section 3: Lifespan Health Issues --
16: Global health in reproduction and infants / Carol Holtz and Suzanne Grisdale --
Background --
Reproductive rights --
Adolescent reproductive health --
Fertility --
Infertility --
Family planning and contraception --
Abortion --
Maternal mortality and morbidity --
Accessing reproductive health care --
Comparison of customs and practices of pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum care in Africa, China, and Mexico --
Infant health --
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) --
Violence against women --
Male reproductive health --
Conclusion --
References --
17: Global health of children / Kathie Aduddell --
Introduction --
Background and historical perspective --
Childhood mortality and morbidity statistics: measuring health in children --
What are the health problems for children? --
Larger ramifications of children's health problems --
Approaches to child health around the world --
Future challenges --
References --
18: Global health of the older adult / David B Mitchell --
Introduction --
Mortality and morbidity statistics --
Research and technology --
Legal and ethical issues --
Influences of politics, economics, culture, and religion --
Case study examples --
Conclusion --
Acknowledgments --
References --
Appendix 18-A: 20 questions about global aging --
Answers --
Section 4: Worldwide Issues And Trends By Specific Country --
19: Establishing a medical and nursing education programs in the country of Georgia / Judith L Wold, H Kenneth Walker, and Natia Partskhladze --
Introduction --
Georgian healthcare system --
Healthcare reform --
Access to information --
Nursing --
Women and children --
Medical education --
Business education --
Healthcare management --
Scholarly activities and biomedical research --
Emergency medical care and other initiatives --
Discussion --
References --
20: Unique perspective on health care in Panama / Larry Purnell --
Overview --
Education --
Communication --
Spirituality and religion --
Research and demonstration projects --
Healthcare practices --
Traditional practitioners and herbal medicine --
Case study --
Critical thinking questions --
Bibliography and references --
21: Health and environmental design: the relationship between health and place in a Philippine urban setting / Mary Anne Alabanza Akers and Timothy A Akers --
Introduction --
Health and place --
Early environmental design health interventions --
Current environmental design approaches to health --
Environment and health --
Urbanization in Asia --
Baguio City: a city founded on health and healing --
Case study of health and place: street vendors in downtown Baguio --
Environmental design proposal to address health in Baguio City's central business district --
Conclusion --
References --
22: Building cultural competence: a nursing practicum in Oaxaca, Mexico / David Bennett and Carol Holtz --
Need for cultural competence --
Impact of study abroad and immersion experiences on cultural competence --
Language acquisition and increased fluency --
Experiential learning --
Problem-based learning --
Achieving praxis --
Development of the study-abroad practicum --
Implementation of the nursing practicum in Oaxaca --
Student outcomes --
Lessons learned --
Conclusion --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: [edited by] Carol Holtz.
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From the Publisher: In a rapidly changing health care system, Global Health Care Issues and Policies equips students with up-to-date information exploring a variety of global health topics and perspectives: culture, religion and health, health research, ethics and health, reproductive health, infectious diseases, chronic diseases, nutrition, mental health, environmental health, aging, ambulatory care, economics and health care, health care insurance, and more.

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