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Public health in Appalachia : essays from the clinic and the field

Author: Wendy Welch; John Dreyzehner
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2014] ©2014
Series: Contributions to southern Appalachian studies, 35.
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"In this collection of essays, health professionals explore how clinics and communities address the barriers to healthcare that continue to plague this underserved region, and discuss theoretical perspectives about Appalachian healthcare. Avoiding simplification and stereotype while presenting data, analysis and anecdotes, this volume gives a detailed picture of Appalachia's complex and multi-faceted public health  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Essays
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Public health in Appalachia.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., [2014]
(DLC) 2014016720
(OCoLC)869265516
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Welch; John Dreyzehner
ISBN: 9781476616032 1476616035
OCLC Number: 881887981
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 207 pages).
Contents: No reason to smile : dental care in rural Appalachia / Sarah Raskin and A. Carole Pratt --
Cancer in Appalachia / Morgan Fields, Gretchen E. Ely and Mark Dignan --
The growing problem of diabetes in Appalachia / Carl J. Greever, Rachel Ward and Christian L. Williams --
When Oxycontin struck, and how the community struck back : one woman remembers / Sue Ella Kobak --
Healthcare delivery systems : blending primary care and behavioral health : an ideal model for the diverse cultures of Appalachia / Bob Franko --
Telehealth in Appalachia / Steve North --
Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc., and economic development in southwest Virginia : from "home-"delivered meals to "all-"inclusive care for the elderly / Marilyn Pace Maxwell and Tony Lawson --
The elephant on the examining table : "patient responsibility" examined as a construct of public health and clinical health care / Wendy Welch and Esther Thatcher --
The effects of fatalism, faith, and family dynamics on health among Appalachian youth / Tauna Gulley --
Finding the spark : enabling community participation in research, planning and delivery / Tom Plaut.
Series Title: Contributions to southern Appalachian studies, 35.
Responsibility: edited by Wendy Welch ; foreword by John Dreyzehner.

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"In this collection of essays, health professionals explore how clinics and communities address the barriers to healthcare that continue to plague this underserved region, and discuss theoretical perspectives about Appalachian healthcare. Avoiding simplification and stereotype while presenting data, analysis and anecdotes, this volume gives a detailed picture of Appalachia's complex and multi-faceted public health challenges"--Provided by publisher.

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