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Death, Religion and Law: A Guide for Clinicians A Guide For Clinicians

Death, Religion and Law: A Guide for Clinicians A Guide For Clinicians

This practical guide summarizes the principles of working with dying patients and their families influenced by the most common world religions. It also outlines the main legal requirements to be followed by those who care for the dying following the death of the patient. The first part of the book provides a reflective introduction to the general influences of world religions on matters to do with dying, death, and grief. Noting the contested relationships between ethics and religion, and culture and religion, this section discusses how knowledge about a range of religious teachings and customs may be used critically and self-reflectively in the care of specific individual cases of dying, death and loss. The second part contains an introduction to the general customs and beliefs of the major religions that are encountered in hospitals, hospices, care homes and home care services. It also includes discussion of non-religious spirituality, humanism, agnosticism and atheism. The final part outlines key socio-legal aspects of death across the UK. Religion, Death and Law provides key knowledge, discussion and reflection for dealing with the diversity of everyday care of dying in different cultural contexts. It is an important reference for practitioners working with dying patients, their families and the bereaved.

Death, Religion and Law: A Guide for Clinicians A Guide For Clinicians

Death, Religion and Law: A Guide for Clinicians A Guide For Clinicians

This practical guide summarizes the principles of working with dying patients and their families influenced by the most common world religions. It also outlines the main legal requirements to be followed by those who care for the dying following the death of the patient. The first part of the book provides a reflective introduction to the general influences of world religions on matters to do with dying, death, and grief. Noting the contested relationships between ethics and religion, and culture and religion, this section discusses how knowledge about a range of religious teachings and customs may be used critically and self-reflectively in the care of specific individual cases of dying, death and loss. The second part contains an introduction to the general customs and beliefs of the major religions that are encountered in hospitals, hospices, care homes and home care services. It also includes discussion of non-religious spirituality, humanism, agnosticism and atheism. The final part outlines key socio-legal aspects of death across the UK. Religion, Death and Law provides key knowledge, discussion and reflection for dealing with the diversity of everyday care of dying in different cultural contexts. It is an important reference for practitioners working with dying patients, their families and the bereaved.

Co-creating and Co-producing Research Evidence A Guide for Practitioners and Academics in Health, Social Care and Education Settings

Co-creating and Co-producing Research Evidence A Guide for Practitioners and Academics in Health, Social Care and Education Settings

Author: Dorothy (Teesside University, UK) Newbury-Birch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2019

The importance of a strong evidence-base is widely recognised in contemporary health, social care and education practice, meaning that there is a real need for research which can be quickly and easily translated into real world situations. Research co-produced by practitioners and academics from early stages to end results can draw on each party's knowledge and experience, in order to create high quality evidence that is relevant and appropriate to practice needs. This guide introduces the basics of co-producing research, looking at the evidence for co-produced research and outlining its theoretical underpinnings, as well as discussing barriers and facilitators to consider. It includes a practitioner perspective and an academic perspective on the benefits and challenges of co-produced research. The substantive chapters are each co-written by an academic and practitioner team and give examples of work carried out - and lessons learned - in public health, education and criminal justice settings. Key learning points are included throughout and drawn together to comprise a toolkit at the end of the book. This book teaches academics and practitioners more about how they can find practical evidence-based answers to complex questions.

Co-creating and Co-producing Research Evidence A Guide for Practitioners and Academics in Health, Social Care and Education Settings

Co-creating and Co-producing Research Evidence A Guide for Practitioners and Academics in Health, Social Care and Education Settings

Author: Dorothy (Teesside University, UK) Newbury-Birch Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/09/2019

The importance of a strong evidence-base is widely recognised in contemporary health, social care and education practice, meaning that there is a real need for research which can be quickly and easily translated into real world situations. Research co-produced by practitioners and academics from early stages to end results can draw on each party's knowledge and experience, in order to create high quality evidence that is relevant and appropriate to practice needs. This guide introduces the basics of co-producing research, looking at the evidence for co-produced research and outlining its theoretical underpinnings, as well as discussing barriers and facilitators to consider. It includes a practitioner perspective and an academic perspective on the benefits and challenges of co-produced research. The substantive chapters are each co-written by an academic and practitioner team and give examples of work carried out - and lessons learned - in public health, education and criminal justice settings. Key learning points are included throughout and drawn together to comprise a toolkit at the end of the book. This book teaches academics and practitioners more about how they can find practical evidence-based answers to complex questions.

The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics

The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics

Natural disasters and cholera outbreaks. Ebola, SARS, and concerns over pandemic flu. HIV and AIDS. E. coli outbreaks from contaminated produce and fast foods. Threats of bioterrorism. Contamination of compounded drugs. Vaccination refusals and outbreaks of preventable diseases. These are just some of the headlines from the last 30-plus years highlighting the essential roles and responsibilities of public health, all of which come with ethical issues and the responsibilities they create. Public health has achieved extraordinary successes. And yet these successes also bring with them ethical tension. Not all public health successes are equally distributed in the population; extraordinary health disparities between rich and poor still exist. The most successful public health programs sometimes rely on policies that, while improving public health conditions, also limit individual rights. Public health practitioners and policymakers face these and other questions of ethics routinely in their work, and they must navigate their sometimes competing responsibilities to the health of the public with other important societal values such as privacy, autonomy, and prevailing cultural norms. This Oxford Handbook provides a sweeping and comprehensive review of the current state of public health ethics, addressing these and numerous other questions. Taking account of the wide range of topics under the umbrella of public health and the ethical issues raised by them, this volume is organized into fifteen sections. It begins with two sections that discuss the conceptual foundations, ethical tensions, and ethical frameworks of and for public health and how public health does its work. The thirteen sections that follow examine the application of public health ethics considerations and approaches across a broad range of public health topics. While chapters are organized into topical sections, each chapter is designed to serve as a standalone contribution. The book includes 73 chapters covering many topics from varying perspectives, a recognition of the diversity of the issues that define public health ethics in the U.S. and globally. This Handbook is an authoritative and indispensable guide to the state of public health ethics today.

Routledge Handbook of the Medical Humanities

Routledge Handbook of the Medical Humanities

Author: Bleakley Alan Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2019

The medical humanities have moved into an exciting era of interdisciplinary cross-currents, exchanges and debates that embrace the academic study of medical culture, competing notions of health and illness, public engagement with medicine, contemporary arts taking medical themes as a stimulus for provocative work, and new readings of the more traditional `primal scene' of the doctor-patient relationship. This magisterial new Handbook offers a comprehensive and cutting-edge overview of the state of the medical humanities globally, showing how clinically-oriented medical humanities, the critical study of medicine as a global historical and cultural phenomenon, and medicine as a force for cultural change can intersect and inform each other. Comprised of seven parts, this Handbook looks at the medical humanities as: a network and system therapeutic provocation forms of resistance a way of reconceptualising the medical curriculum concerned with performance and narrative mediated by artists as diagnosticians of culture and public engagement Further developing our sense of what medical humanities can and does encompass, the Routledge Handbook of the Medical Humanities describes how the medical humanities can be put to work in and out of clinical settings, acting as a point of resistance, redistributing medicine's capital amongst its stakeholders, embracing the complexity of medical instances, shaping medical education, promoting interdisciplinary understandings and recognising an identity for the medical humanities as a network effect. It pays attention to how the arts, humanities and liberal social sciences provide frames of reference that encourage imaginatively about typical clinical issues, such as diagnostic thinking and the consultation, and about wider issues such as the loose way in which descriptors such as `health', `wellbeing', `illness', `pathology' are used, carrying value judgements. At one and the same time, it explores how the clinical encounter, the education of doctors including identity constructions, and the study of medical cultures, could be interlinked for interdisciplinary inquiry. This book is an essential read for all students, scholars and practitioners with an interest in the medical humanities.

Socio-economics of Personalized Medicine in Asia

Socio-economics of Personalized Medicine in Asia

Author: Shirley (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) Sun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2019

The second decade of the twenty-first century has witnessed a surging interest in personalized medicine with the concomitant promise to enable more precise diagnosis and treatment of disease and illness, based upon an individual's unique genetic makeup. In this book, my goal is to contribute to a growing body of literature on personalized medicine by tracing and analyzing how this field has blossomed in Asia. In so doing, I aim to illustrate how various social and economic forces shape the co-production of science and social order in global contexts. This book shows that there are inextricable transnational linkages between developing and developed countries and also provides a theoretically guided and empirically grounded understanding of the formation and usage of particular racial and ethnic human taxonomies in local, national and transnational settings.

Work, Vacation and Well-being Who's afraid to take a break?

Work, Vacation and Well-being Who's afraid to take a break?

Author: Dalia (Tel Aviv University, Israel) Etzion Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/07/2019

Based on a twenty-year research study, Work, Vacation and Well-being delves into the ubiquitous yet often-underestimated issues surrounding vacation and respite. Providing an original outlook on how breaks from work can be beneficial for the well-being of employees, this book also addresses the potential negative impacts of vacation. Taking into account factors concerning the nature of the break and the person taking it, Etzion delves into the benefits and drawbacks of workplace breaks, from annual leave to maternity leave and sabbaticals. Work, Vacation and Well-being looks at breaks from work through various social and cultural lenses, to present a balanced and well-researched perspective on all angles of taking a break. Perfect for students of Organizational and Health Psychology, Work, Vacation and Well-being also widely appeals to those studying Social Policy, Management Studies, Occupational Health and Research Methods.

SDG3 - Good Health and Wellbeing Re-Calibrating the SDG Agenda

SDG3 - Good Health and Wellbeing Re-Calibrating the SDG Agenda

Author: Tamara Savelyeva Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2019

Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG3) supplements the 2030 UN Agenda by inspiring ideologies and implementation concerning global health and wellbeing. This book offers insider-view analysis and unique access points into SDG3 implications, community-based responses and innovative proposals, including considerations of Earth as a key stakeholder in sustainability conversations. Written by leading experts in the field, the book presents essays and case studies on sustainability frameworks of Canadian First Nations, cultural groundworks of Australian aboriginals, HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia, IT-health data analytics in Hong Kong, health-promoting schools in Scotland, Laos, Hong Kong, Australia, and WHO projects in Europe and the Pacific. The book serves as a representative and provocative resource for those wishing to further explore the scope of research, developments, bottom-up interventions and far-reaching visions relating to SDG3.

An Introduction to Cultural Safety Cultural Diversity for Global Healthcare

An Introduction to Cultural Safety Cultural Diversity for Global Healthcare

Author: Fran (Charles Darwin University, Australia) Richardson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2019

An Introduction to Cultural Safety defines, examines and positions the concept of cultural safety, until now associated primarily with New Zealand, in an international context to provide a theoretical and practical resource for students and health care professionals. The book's starting point is the thesis that nurses and health professionals contribute to creating the health care and social environments they are part of. These environments are power-laden with values and attitudes, and nurses must understand that, where there is a difference in power between the health care provider and the recipient of care, there is a need for culturally safe practice. It: offers a different perspective on culture from the more traditional notions currently in use in health care, and takes an approach grounded in every day practice provides the reader with the necessary concepts and critical vocabulary to enable them to understand and analyse the way power plays out in health care relationships equips the student with the skills, knowledge and reflective analytical frameworks they need to create environments that protect the identity and wellbeing of people using health services The volume is ideally suited to students, academics and health professionals interested in examining cultural diversity, indigenous health, and global health and culture.

An Introduction to Cultural Safety Cultural Diversity for Global Healthcare

An Introduction to Cultural Safety Cultural Diversity for Global Healthcare

Author: Fran (Charles Darwin University, Australia) Richardson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2019

An Introduction to Cultural Safety defines, examines and positions the concept of cultural safety, until now associated primarily with New Zealand, in an international context to provide a theoretical and practical resource for students and health care professionals. The book's starting point is the thesis that nurses and health professionals contribute to creating the health care and social environments they are part of. These environments are power-laden with values and attitudes, and nurses must understand that, where there is a difference in power between the health care provider and the recipient of care, there is a need for culturally safe practice. It: offers a different perspective on culture from the more traditional notions currently in use in health care, and takes an approach grounded in every day practice provides the reader with the necessary concepts and critical vocabulary to enable them to understand and analyse the way power plays out in health care relationships equips the student with the skills, knowledge and reflective analytical frameworks they need to create environments that protect the identity and wellbeing of people using health services The volume is ideally suited to students, academics and health professionals interested in examining cultural diversity, indigenous health, and global health and culture.

Abortion policies and reproductive health around the world

Abortion policies and reproductive health around the world

Author: United Nations: Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2019

The report on Abortion Policies and Reproductive Health Around the World provides up-to-date information on Government policies on abortion and related reproductive health issues for all 193 Member States, 2 Observer States and 2 non-member States of the United Nations. The report provides changes between 1996 and 2013 in legal grounds on which induced abortion is permitted in each country. Seven legal grounds for abortion are included, namely: (1) to save the life of a woman; (2) to preserve a woman's physical health; (3) to preserve a woman's mental health; (4) in case of rape or incest; (5) because of foetal impairment; (6) for economic or social reasons; and (7) on request. The report also includes latest available information on Government policies and programmes related to fertility, family planning, access to reproductive health services, and maternal mortality. In addition, the report provides information on how abortion policies are associated with selected reproductive health indicators.