As a long-standing advocate for understanding issues of cultural and ethnic
diversity, I have served as President of APA Division 45, Society for the
Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, and currently chair the
American Psychological Association’s Commission for the Recruitment,
Retention and Training of Ethnic Minorities implementation task force
(CEMRRAT2). Both of these organizations were instrumental in the approval
of the APA Multicultural Guidelines for Practice and the promotion of empirical
research addressing mental health issues of ethnic minority clinical populations.
Adolescents who become pregnant prior to
completion of their education typically face
expulsion from school, and those who give
birth often are not readmitted. In many African
societies for example, once a young woman
has given birth she is regarded as an adult, a
role that is generally perceived as
incompatible with continued formal educa-
tion. In the event that a young woman is
forced to abandon her education due to early
pregnancy, she likely faces curtailment of her
social, intellectual and economic develop-
During the last few decades inordinate attention has been paid to the
promotion of ‘healthy’ living. This has come from governmental, academic,
commercial and popular sources. Few people today can be unaware of the
espoused merits of such a lifestyle. Anyone who has visited a supermarket
recently, turned on the television, listened to the radio or read a magazine
must have noticed that awareness of health issues is growing. Health is clearly
a topical issue at both political and cultural levels....
Medical practitioners and health care educators must be continually vigilant of the
growing and ever-changing health issues related to girls and women who lead an active
lifestyle and participate in sports and exercise. There have been landmark legislations
that have changed the social perception that girls and women not only can, but should
be physically active. With any changing social milieu, there are evolving health issues
associated with the journey.
Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về y học được đăng trên tạp chí y học Wertheim cung cấp cho các bạn kiến thức về ngành y đề tài: Data mining of mental health issues of non-bone marrow donor siblings...
This special edition of Health at a Glance focuses on health issues across the 27 European Union member states, three European Free Trade Association countries (Iceland, Norway and Switzerland) and Turkey. it gives readers a better understanding of the factors that affect the health of populations And The performance of health systems in these countries. Its 42 indicators present comparable data covering a wide range of topics, including health status, risk factors, health workforce and health expenditure.
As part of its ongoing commitment to the nation’s space program, NASA’s
medical leadership asked the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to review specific
aspects of the scientific basis, policies, and procedures associated with the
Longitudinal Study of Astronaut Health (LSAH). NASA created the LSAH in
1992 to address a variety of issues, including both the health of astronauts
during space flight and the longer-term health issues that might be associated
with space flight and flight training.
A silent killer maneuvers just below the surface of almost all the
health issues that will lead to death and disease in the 21st century.
The U.S. population faces well-recognized health risks, including
chronic diseases, environmental degradation, and natural and manmade
disasters, but the silent killer is less diagnosed and remains
essentially untreated. The silent killer is low health literacy: the
reality that almost half of adults in the United States, over 90 million
people, struggle to find, understand, and correctly use health
Drug education programmes that are planned and implemented in consultation
with parents are not only more successful, but also empower parents. Parents
often have difficulty discussing drug issues with their children, yet parents are
often cited by young people as the most trusted and the preferred source of
information about health issues.
Schools can assist parents by providing them with information about health and
drug issues as part of their whole school approach.
Although the Gulf War lasted but a few days, many combat troops have suffered
lingering health problems that they attribute to their wartime service. Their
health problems and illnesses have features in common with illnesses suffered
by veterans of earlier wars, including the difficulty that their physicians have
had in making a diagnosis. As yet, these illnesses remain unexplained by medical
science, which has prompted some people to wonder if troops in the Persian
Gulf theater were exposed to an agent or combination of agents that caused
The DAC Reference Document on Poverty and Health, jointly published by the OECD
and the World Health Organization (WHO), is the outcome of a joint effort by DAC
members working together through the DAC Network on Poverty Reduction. It builds on
bilateral agency experience and the work of leading organisations such as the WHO, the
World Bank and other United Nations agencies as well as non-governmental
The 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War was brief and entailed few US casualties in comparison
with other wars, and yet it had a profound impact on the lives of many of the troops. Among the
700,000 US military personnel deployed in the battle theater, many veterans have reported
chronic symptoms and illnesses that they have attributed to their service in the gulf. Numerous
studies have been conducted to characterize the long-term adverse health consequences of
deployment to the Persian Gulf.
Potential exposures to numerous hazardous substances have been identified in association
with the Gulf War.
The importance of psychology and health, multiculturalism,
and a focus on strengths and positive psychology are
the dynamic issues of psychology in this new millennium.
These central issues in psychological research and practice
today form the backbone of the Handbook of Girls’ and
Women’s Psychological Health. To encounter all three integrated
into a handbook on women and girls is like fantasizing
a feast and having it appear on your table.
A Public Health Perspective of Women’s Mental Health examines major issues in
the organization, financing, and provision of women’s mental health services. It also
presents an overview of the epidemiology of mental disorders across the lifespan
of women, an in-depth discussion of selected mental and substance use disorders
that particularly affect women, and includes an examination of emerging issues in
women’s mental health.
Access to safe drinking water and sanitation is a basic necessity. However, such access is highly
variable around the world and in particular in Africa, Asia and South America. Much progress still
remains to be made in infrastructure improvements and poverty reduction. A recent World Bank
report, for example, noted that more than 100 million people in the Latin American region alone
lack access to potable water and adequate sanitation systems.
Compounding the issue of water availability is contamination of water supplies and the lack of
wastewater treatment facilities.
Ten years ago when I wrote the foreword to the first edition of this book, the
concept of women’s health was changing at a rapid pace. The focus was just
shifting from solely reproductive issues and biological factors, to an expanded
perception that women’s health encompasses biological, familial, cultural, economic,
emotional, psychological, and behavioral elements of each woman and her
sociopolitical environment, beyond just the reproductive organs and across her
Globalization exerts positive and negative impacts on health and has
been linked to reduced government expenditures on health, education,
and social programs, and restructured workplace and home life. Globalization
is altering gender roles and relationships and influencing health
determinants. Asymmetric rights and responsibilities, labor market segregation,
consumption patterns, and discrimination are influenced differently
by globalization and affect men and women’s health in distinct ways.
The professional practice of counseling and mental health has become
overly complex and litigious. Public outcry over recent corporate and government
scandals has led to a proliferation of litigation and has fueled calls
for increased ethics training and accountability for management professionals.
Not surprisingly, scrutiny of ethical practice has extended beyond
business and government to all professional sectors, including the mental
This book has been in the making since 2002, when the Ford
Foundation generously gave a grant to the International Center for
Research on Women (ICRW) for a project to explore the linkages
between trade liberalization, women’s employment, and reproductive
health and rights at the macro- and micro-levels.
The First Conference of French-Speaking African Countries on Men’s Participation in
Reproductive Health was held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso from March 30 to April 3,
1998. It was organized to share experiences and lessons learned over the past decade
among African organizations about communicating with men on reproductive health