Health policy and practice in Ireland (Book, 2006) []
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Health policy and practice in Ireland

Health policy and practice in Ireland

Author: Desmond McCluskey
Publisher: Dublin : University College Dublin Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Traces the development of Irish health care services and practices, and the role that different conceptions of disease and different institutional actors have on them. This book explains how there  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Desmond McCluskey
ISBN: 190455850X 9781904558507
OCLC Number: 969875325
Notes: MAY06.
Description: 320 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction; Part 1: Health and health care in Ireland: a macro perspective; 1 Overview of the health services, John Curry; 2 Mental illness in Ireland and its management, Dermot Walsh; 3 The evolution of Irish health policy, Peter Murray; 4 Making competition fair for health insurance in Ireland, Donald W. Light; 5 Inequalities in health and health care Desmond McCluskey; Part 2: The nursing role; 6 Development of the role of the nurse in Ireland, Gerard M. Fealy; 7 Learning only to labour, Anne Stakelum; 8 The child health care service: the role of the public health nurse, Margaret O'Keeffe; Part 3: The doctor-patient relationship; 9 The changing face of general practice: the role of the family doctor, William Shannon; 10 Patient roles, present and future, Tony O'Sullivan; Part 4: Disability issues; 11 The contours of learning/intellectual disability Mairide Woods; 12 People with physical disability: health policy and practice, Anne Colgan; Part 5: Lay health beliefs and practices; 13 Breastfeeding: issues in the implementation of policy, Aoife Rickard; 14 Health, illness and lifestyles, Desmond McCluskey; References; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Desmond McCluskey.


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"The contributors include academics and health practitioners, thus giving both intellectual and practical analysis, but overall the socio-political angle is dominant." Books Ireland March 2006

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