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  • If you have ever been asked by a client, family member, student, or policy maker, if there is more to treatment for mental illness than just symptom reduction, this book is for you. This question fi rst emerges from the idea that the pursuit of health is a common, human goal, intrinsic to all individuals in all societies. This is not a new phenomenon. However, there are certain groups who suffer greatly from the dual challenge of physical illness and mental health conditions. In their case, health has been less of a goal and more of a byproduct following treatment for distressing symptoms.

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  • “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” a phrase taken directly from the Declaration of Independence, indicates the basic values identified by the founders of our nation. Of the three, life is the most fundamental as without it, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are meaningless. Health, of course, is the underpinning of life and therefore, it is puzzling that there is so little general demand for an explicit public emphasis on nourishing health as a personal and social resource.

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  • 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.

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  • Acknowledging the tremendous changes in the health care system, this book offers a current and fresh perspective on nursing in the 21st century. A departure from the "medical model", its emphasis on client education, shifting delivery of care, and a collaborative approach fosters a practical view of the challenges the student will encounter in the workplace. Core content areas are covered in detail, including pathophysiology, normal and high-risk pregnancy, and women's health across the life-span.

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  • Volume 2 of the four-volume The Facts On File Encyclopedia of Health and Medicine presents the body systems that nourish, cleanse, and protect the body. These are the systems of cells and fluids and the structures that transport them throughout the body. Though distinct in their functions and purposes, these systems overlap and integrate with one another in inseparable ways. The Cardiovascular System Volume 2 opens with “The Cardiovascular System,” the structures and functions that carry blood throughout the body.

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  • Exploring the implementation of participatory, multistakeholder, and transdisciplinary ecosystem health research, Integrated Assessment of Health and Sustainability of Agroecosystems combines the latest theories in complexity and management with practical tools and approaches for sustainable rural development research. Although the text focuses on smallholder farming communities in the central highlands of Kenya, the material discussed can be-and has been-effectively applied to agroecosystems in many other parts of the world.

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  • While important progress on the MDGs has been made, it has been uneven between and within countries. Gender disparities remain manifested in many sectors with progress differing by region and country. The growing number and diversity of actors, approaches and flows in development cooperation in recent years have also significantly impacted progress on the MDGs and other IADGs.

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  • Solid waste management generates big challenges for society due to its large variability in production and composition, and because of its sanitary and environmental impacts. To contribute in facing this situation, this book includes a worldwide overview of experiences and conceptual and technical developments attained through research and development projects. In addition to minimizing generation, considered as the most desirable practice, it includes alternatives of valuation for potentially recoverable waste and strategies to reduce final conditioning and disposition risks.

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  • Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health is being published at an interesting time and speaks simultaneously to a number of converging constituencies. It is a time of growing stress on both the medical system and the patient. Medical care is in crisis with large numbers of underinsured or uninsured patients needing care. Costs are rising from the practice of increasingly technical medicine while patients complain of the decreasing time and attention they are receiving from their medical providers. Further, the burden of chronic disease is growing in an aging population.

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  • he specific country cultures are not only different in regard to their health systems, but also in integrating gender aspects in research, policy and practice. The very definitions of health, illness and health related social problems are different. If networks focus on gender specific aspects of health and illness, the necessity for transnational communication is evident.

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  • Adolescents exposed to the interventions in Site B were more likely to support use of contraceptives by unmarried adolescents than those in Site A, and a similar pattern was seen for contraceptive use by married adolescents. Adolescents who were exposed to the intervention showed more favorable attitudes regarding use of condoms by unmarried adolescents than the non-exposed in both Site A and B. The analysis also revealed a more positive attitude towards health facilities for contraceptive and STI services compared with pharmacies as a source of supplies and services.

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  • It seems apparent that new medical information resources are needed for this population group if they are to make informed decisions about their health. Studies indicate that patients who ask questions, discuss treatment options, express opinions, and state preferences during physician office visits have demonstrably better health outcomes than those who do not (Campbell and Nolfi 2005, n.p.) It is important to question how elderly patients can make the little time they have with their doctor count.

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  • It is concluded that coordination between elderly housing and health care is inefficient and that they should be more integrated with one another.

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  • Technology is changing the qualifications required to perform both clinical and administrative allied health duties. Students entering the job market today must be familiar with the ways in which technology is used to perform on-the-job tasks. In particular, the understanding of electronic health records is essential. This text integrates the presentation of concepts with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with a simulated EHR software, Practice Partner.

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  • Acknowledging the tremendous changes in the health care system, this book offers a current and fresh perspective on nursing in the 21st century. A departure from the "medical model", its emphasis on client education, shifting delivery of care, and a collaborative approach fosters a practical view of the challenges the student will encounter in the workplace. Core content areas are covered in detail, including pathophysiology, normal and high-risk pregnancy, and women's health across the life-span.

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  • PHI provides a source of insurance in systems with targeted, non-universal access to health care coverage. It plays a particularly large role in countries with a history of private health coverage and an absence of universal coverage. For example, in the Netherlands, nearly all of the population without access to social insurance purchases PHI (about a third of the population), and the majority of the socially insured rely on PHI for coverage of services not included within social insurance.

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  • Sustaining IEC to increase men’s participation faces obstacles related to negative individual attitudes, reluctance among decision-makers to budget IEC activities, lack of staff training, and scarce resources. Programs need to undertake strong communication programs and be able to demonstrate how IEC activities affect men’s participation in reproductive health.

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  • It was the English poet W. H Auden who said many have lived without love, none without water: A sentiment that underlines the half way point of the new decade for action under the simple but poignant theme ‘Water is Life’. The challenge of water in the 21st century is one of both quantity and quality. This publication is about the quality dimension of that equation, highlighting the links between clean water and public health and the health of the wider environment. The fact is that, often as a result of mismanagement, much of the water that is available in developing but...

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  • The Kenya Working Papers series is an unreviewed, unedited prepublication series of papers reporting on studies in progress. This paper is based on further analysis of data collected in the 2004 Kenya HIV/AIDS and Maternal and Child Health Service Provision Assessment (KSPA). The 2004 KSPA was supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID).

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  • This chapter presents the 2004 MDHS findings on maternal and child health in Malawi. Topics discussed include the utilisation of maternal and child health services; maternal and childhood immunisations; common childhood illnesses and their treatment; barriers to obtaining health care; ability to negotiate sex; and attitudes towards family violence.

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