Understanding Health Inequalities in Aotearoa New Zealand

  • Filename: understanding-health-inequalities-in-aotearoa-new-zealand.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015082715536
  • Release Date: 2008-01-01
  • Number of pages: 248
  • Author: Kevin Dew
  • Publisher:

Quick-fix solutions to health inequalities are unlikely to be found in complex modern societies. Class or socio-economic status, gender, ethnicity and physical location all play their part in determining our chances of maintaining good health and securing good health care. This wide-ranging discussion by community leaders and workers, policy-makers and implementers, epidemiologists, public health researchers, economists, sociologists, an historian and medical professionals addresses how health inequalities arise and provides ways of understanding and resolving them.

Social Work Practice for Promoting Health and Wellbeing

  • Filename: social-work-practice-for-promoting-health-and-wellbeing.
  • ISBN: 9781136283963
  • Release Date: 2013-12-17
  • Number of pages: 280
  • Author: Liz Beddoe
  • Publisher: Routledge

Promoting health and wellbeing is an essential part of all effective social work – not just for practice in healthcare settings. In fact, the IFSW holds that ‘social workers in all settings are engaged in health work’ and physical and mental resilience can make a major difference to all service users’ lives. Drawing on international literature and research, the authors collected here encourage thinking about the social, political, cultural, emotional, spiritual, economic and spatial aspects of health and wellbeing, and how they impact on the unique strengths and challenges of working with particular populations and communities. Divided into three parts, the first section outlines the major theoretical paradigms and critical debates around social work and ideas of wellbeing, globalisation, risk and vulnerability, and the natural environment. The second part goes on to explore how diverse understandings of culture, identity, spirituality and health require different strategies for meeting health and wellbeing needs. The final part presents a variety of examples of social work research in relation to health and wellbeing with specific populations, including mental health. Exploring how structural inequality, oppression and stigma can impact upon people, and drawing upon a social model of health, this book is an important read for all practitioners and researchers interested in social work, public health and social inclusion.


  • Filename: tuha-nz.
  • ISBN: 0473085666
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 28
  • Author: Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand
  • Publisher:

Cultural Safety in Aotearoa New Zealand

  • Filename: cultural-safety-in-aotearoa-new-zealand.
  • ISBN: 9781107477445
  • Release Date: 2015-05-18
  • Number of pages: 284
  • Author: Dianne Wepa
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This second edition presents a range of theoretical and practice-based perspectives adopted by experienced educators active in cultural safety education.

Social Political and Cultural Dimensions of Health

  • Filename: social-political-and-cultural-dimensions-of-health.
  • ISBN: 9783319315089
  • Release Date: 2016-05-09
  • Number of pages: 247
  • Author: Kevin Dew
  • Publisher: Springer

This book comprehensively explores social, political and cultural dimensions of health in contemporary society. It addresses many issues and pertinent questions, including the following: Are we over diagnosed and over medicated? How can patients participate in their own care? Do pharmaceutical companies coerce us into medication regimes? What drives inequalities in health outcomes? What is the experience of health care for indigenous communities? Why do different countries have such different health care systems? How do we respond to life-changing conditions? Can we achieve a ‘good death’? How do new genetics shape our identities? Is public health a force of liberation or disempowerment? The book incorporates the range of levels of influence on health, covering individual patient experiences, the health professions, multinational corporations, the state, global organisations as well as examining trends in social organisation, cultural expression and technological developments. It volume provides an accessible, yet in-depth, overview and discussion of the sociology of health. The chapters include an illustrative case study and further readings relating to the topic.

Promoting Health

  • Filename: promoting-health.
  • ISBN: 9780729579247
  • Release Date: 2010-03-01
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Lyn Talbot
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

The new edition will provide readily accessible material for public health educators and practitioners, in a number of professions, who are increasingly being required to address the challenges emerging from the inter-related impacts of the social and environmental factors impacting on health in an era of globalisation.

Community Health and Wellness

  • Filename: community-health-and-wellness.
  • ISBN: 9780729579544
  • Release Date: 2011-07-22
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Anne McMurray
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

A new edition of the esteemed nursing text exploring social, cultural and political issues affecting individual and community health What makes a healthy community? And how can nurses and midwives support community health and wellbeing? In Community Health and Wellness, 4th Edition: Primary health care in practice, authors Anne McMurray and Jill Clendon advance the discussion of health as a product of the interaction between people and their environment. Engagingly written and based on extensive research, this valuable nursing textbook is ideal for nursing students as well as those working in the field. Issues such a gender and cultural inclusiveness provide essential backdrops to evidence-based policy, research and the provision of equitable health care for all. The Miller Family case study This new edition of Community Health and Wellness features a common family case study running throughout the text. The Miller family crosses Australia and New Zealand; providing examples of primary health care issues in both countries. These include child health services, accessing care, adolescent health, contemporary family issues, ageing, cultural support and inclusive health care. • global insights with a focus on primary health care practice in Australia and New Zealand • promotion of community health care across the lifespan • a unique socio-ecological approach to community health • the Ottawa Charter, the Jakarta Declaration and the Bangkok Charter are included as contemporary health promotion guidelines for practice • extensive references providing current, specific source information • an emphasis on health literacy, intervention and health promotion • an evolving case study in each chapter, with links to reflective activities • a focus on learning outcomes to facilitate the integration of policy, research and practice • exploration of Australian and New Zealand nursing and midwifery roles in primary health care practice • strong pedagogy to increase engagement and emphasise key community health issues • reflective exercises and action points encouraging readers to consider key issues, their implications and next steps • research studies exemplifying each chapter’s central theme and promoting evidence-based practice

The Cult and Science of Public Health

  • Filename: the-cult-and-science-of-public-health.
  • ISBN: 9780857453396
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 179
  • Author: Kevin Dew
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books

In contemporary manifestations of public health rituals and events, people are being increasingly united around what they hold in common-their material being and humanity. As a cult of humanity, public health provides a moral force in society that replaces 'traditional' religions in times of great diversity or heterogeneity of peoples, activities and desires. This is in contrast to public health's foundation in science, particularly the science of epidemiology. The rigid rules of 'scientific evidence' used to determine the cause of illness and disease can work against the most vulnerable in society by putting sectors of the population, such as underrepresented workers, at a disadvantage. This study focuses on this tension between traditional science and the changing vision articulated within public health (and across many disciplines) that calls for a collective response to uncontrolled capitalism and unremitting globalization, and to the way in which health inequalities and their association with social inequalities provides a political rhetoric that calls for a new redistributive social programme. Drawing on decades of research, the author argues that public health is both a cult and a science of contemporary society.

Mental Health Promotion

  • Filename: mental-health-promotion.
  • ISBN: 0415101069
  • Release Date: 1996
  • Number of pages: 308
  • Author: Keith Tudor
  • Publisher: Psychology Press

Mental health promotion is an emerging field of interest to many health professionals. This book traces its history, defines it and distinguishes it from mental illness prevention. Mental health is viewed as a positive concept and seperate from mental illness and psychopathology. Based on original research, the conceptual analysis developed in the book offers policy makers and practitioners a coherent and comprehensive framework within which to design and implement practice. Mental Health Promotion: * offers a new conceptual paradigm for mental health promotion * applies it to policy, assessment, consultation, education and training * provides a comprehensive, international literature review Suitable for a wide variety of courses at student and professional level in psychiatry, nursing, social work and community work, Mental Health Promotion is a significant addition to the study of health promotion.

Promoting Health and Well being in Social Work Education

  • Filename: promoting-health-and-well-being-in-social-work-education.
  • ISBN: 9781317966869
  • Release Date: 2013-10-18
  • Number of pages: 184
  • Author: Beth R. Crisp
  • Publisher: Routledge

Social work educators can play an important part in ensuring that the promotion of health and well-being is firmly on the social work agenda for service users, as well as for students and educators. Nevertheless, this has not been a priority within social work education and presents a challenge which requires some re-thinking in terms of curriculum content, pedagogy, and how social workers respond to social problems. Furthermore, if the promotion of health and well-being is not considered a priority for social workers, this raises important questions about the role and relevance of social work in health, and thus poses challenges to social work education, both now and in the future. This book contains contributions from social work educators from Australia, America, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. They reflect on how best to prepare students to put health and well-being to the forefront of practice, drawing on research on quality of life, subjective well-being, student well-being, community participation and social connectedness, religion and spirituality, mindful practices, trauma and health inequalities. This book is an extended version of a special issue of Social Work Education.

Mosby s Dictionary of Medicine Nursing and Health Professions Australian New Zealand Edition

  • Filename: mosby-s-dictionary-of-medicine-nursing-and-health-professions-australian-new-zealand-edition.
  • ISBN: 9780729581387
  • Release Date: 2014-09-08
  • Number of pages: 2100
  • Author: Peter Harris
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Perfect for: Students of Nursing, Medicine and Health Professions. Clinicians in Nursing, Medicine and Health Professions. Educators in Nursing, Medicine and Health Professions. Benefits: The only Australian medical dictionary. Receive free access to the dictionary's online resources. Over 30 medical and health specialties covered. Over 39,000 entries, plus enyclopedic entries of significant terms. Over 50 new drug entries. High quality images and tables. Widely used by students, educators and professionals, Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions, 3rd Edition is the definitive reference text for Australian and New Zealand regions. Harris, Nagy and Vardaxis’ Mosby’s Dictionary, 3rd Edition delivers more than 1,100 new and revised definitions, more than 50 new drug entries, and a total of 74 new and updated tables for key reference information to complement definitions. As the only Australian medical dictionary, you also benefit from context-specific information written in local spelling conventions alongside phonetic pronunciation guides throughout Harris, Nagy and Vardaxis’ reference book. Enhance your knowledge base with an array of free online content, which supplements Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions, 3rd Edition. Make the most of the online regionalised spellchecker, five comprehensive appendices and an extensive image collection that can be viewed offline, including a printable colour atlas of human anatomy. over 39,000 clear, precise entries, plus encyclopaedic entries of significant terms over 2000 high quality images and the apt use of tables to demonstrate and clarify more than 30 medical and health specialties represented a detailed colour atlas of anatomy, enhancing the comprehension of anatomical terms local spelling conventions and phonetic pronunciation guides throughout fully revised etymologies comprehensive entries for numerous drugs valuable appendices, including normal laboratory values for adults and children, units of measurement, nutrition guidelines, assessment guides, immunisation schedules, infection control and herb-drug interactions Evolve Resources Online Features: free access to all online resources regionalised spellchecker printable colour atlas of human anatomy image collection offers all images for online viewing 5 comprehensive appendices over 50 new drug entries over 1,100 new and revised definitions a total of 74 new and updated tables providing key reference information to supplement definitions revised and updated materials throughout as well as many new terms, tables and illustrations to ensure currency and relevance updates of all appendices

Sport Business Management in Aotearoa New Zealand

  • Filename: sport-business-management-in-aotearoa-new-zealand.
  • ISBN: 0170128962
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 447
  • Author: Sarah Leberman
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia

Sport Business Management in Aotearoa/New Zealand provides comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the basic principles and practice of management and their application to the business of sport. By combining key management concepts with practical applications, this book provides students of sport management with a clear understanding of sport within the New Zealand context. This second edition includes new chapters focussing on Ma-ori sport and its management; sport in the global market place; strategic alliances; sport and the law; and facility management. Other chapters have been either updated or rewritten to reflect the current sporting environment in Aotearoa/New Zealand. The chapters in Sport Business Management in Aotearoa/New Zealand have been written in such a way that they can be read independently from each other, and as such the book does not need to be read in order. However, the book has been organised to follow a logical flow: Section One - provides an understanding of the context within which sport management operates in Aotearoa/New Zealand; Section Two - focuses on key management themes as applied to sport; Section Three - considers the business of managing sport and, as such, contains chapters with more practical applications. Sport Business Management in Aotearoa/New Zealand is a useful resource for students, practitioners, volunteers and those who have an interest in the administration and management of sport. Sarah Leberman is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management at Massey University in Palmerston North. Chris Collins is the CEO of the Eastern Institute of Technology in Napier. Linda Trenberth is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management at Birkbeck College in London.

Joints and Connective Tissues

  • Filename: joints-and-connective-tissues.
  • ISBN: 9780729582179
  • Release Date: 2012-10-30
  • Number of pages: 1280
  • Author: Kerryn Phelps
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Joints and Connective Tissues - General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series. In order to diagnose and manage the patient presenting with musculoskeletal symptoms, it is important to distinguish whether the pathology is arising primarily in the so-called hard tissues (such as bone) or the soft tissues (such as cartilage, disc, synovium, capsule, muscle, tendon, tendon sheath). It is also important to distinguish between the two most common causes of musculoskeletal symptoms, namely inflammatory and degenerative.

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