Reciprocal Translation Between Pathophysiology and Practice in Health and Disease

Reciprocal Translation Between Pathophysiology and Practice in Health and Disease
Author: Peter B. Soeters,Peter W. de Leeuw
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2021-04-01
ISBN 10: 0128204222
ISBN 13: 9780128204221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reciprocal Translation Between Pathophysiology and Practice in Health and Disease Book Review:

Reciprocal Translation Between Pathophysiology and Practice in Health and Disease brings a novel perspective, closing the knowledge gap between normal/abnormal physiology. Chapters describe the basic mechanisms underlying a disease or trauma-related response, describe consequences in practice, and provide insights on how to use information to better understand disease outcomes. Other sections explore how these responses are beneficial and driven by similar hormones and inflammatory immune cell derived modulators. This is a must-have resource for those seeking an authoritative and comprehensive understanding on how to treat the basic mechanisms underlying disease or trauma-related responses. With contributions from Petronella L.M. Reijven. Provides an overview of fundamental/foundational content and then goes on to translate the information to more clinically-oriented perspectives Highlights the benefit of normal pathophysiological response to stress and the misunderstandings surrounding the treatment of this response Explains how treatment should be adapted to support the inflammatory response and how to treat its inflammatory cause Includes case studies and slides

Pathophysiology E Book

Pathophysiology   E Book
Author: Kathryn L. McCance,Sue E. Huether
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 1720
Release: 2018-01-10
ISBN 10: 032341320X
ISBN 13: 9780323413206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pathophysiology E Book Book Review:

Learn the what, how, and why of pathophysiology! With easy-to-read, in-depth descriptions of disease, disease etiology, and disease processes, Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children, 8th Edition helps you understand the most important and most complex pathophysiology concepts. This updated text includes more than 1,300 full-color illustrations and photographs to make it easier to identify normal anatomy and physiology, as well as alterations of function. This edition includes a NEW chapter on obesity and nutritional disorders, along with expanded coverage of rare diseases and epigenetics. It’s the most comprehensive and authoritative pathophysiology text available! The most comprehensive and authoritative pathophysiology text on the market provides unparalleled coverage of Pathophysiology content. Over 1,300 full-color illustrations and photographs depict the clinical manifestations of disease and disease processes — more than in any other pathophysiology text. Consistent presentation of diseases includes pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and evaluation and treatment. Lifespan content includes ten separate pediatric chapters and special sections with aging and pediatrics content. Outstanding authors Kathryn McCance and Sue Huether have extensive backgrounds as researchers and instructors, and utilize expert contributors, consultants, and reviewers in developing this edition. Algorithms and flowcharts of diseases and disorders make it easy for you to follow the sequential progression of disease processes. Additional What’s New boxes highlight the most current research and clinical development. Nutrition and Disease boxes explain the link between concepts of health promotion and disease. Chapter summary reviews provide concise synopses of the main points of each chapter. NEW! Chapter on obesity and nutritional disorders thoroughly covers these growing global concerns. NEW! Added coverage of rare diseases and epigenetics further explore genetic disease traits. NEW! Over 50 new or heavily revised illustrations visually highlight pathophysiology concepts. NEW! More than 30 new 3D animations on Evolve bring difficult concepts to life for a new perspective on disease processes.

Understanding Pathophysiology E Book

Understanding Pathophysiology   E Book
Author: Sue E. Huether,Kathryn L. McCance
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 1160
Release: 2015-12-23
ISBN 10: 0323370527
ISBN 13: 9780323370523
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Pathophysiology E Book Book Review:

Master the important pathophysiology concepts you need to know with the most engaging and reader-friendly text available. Filled with vibrant illustrations and complemented by online resources that bring pathophysiology concepts to life, Understanding Pathophysiology, 6th Edition continues its tradition of delivering the most accurate information on treatments, manifestations, and mechanisms of disease across the lifespan, giving you the fundamental knowledge needed to move forward in your nursing education and career. New additions include a new chapter on epigenetics, new content on rare diseases, a separate chapter for male and female reproductive alterations, streamlined features, simplified language, and fully updated information throughout. Introduction to Pathophysiology in the front matter section provides intro to the subject of pathophysiology and explains why it is important. Consistent presentation helps readers better distinguish pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and evaluation and treatment for each disease. More than 1,000 high-quality illustrations vividly depict clinical manifestations and cellular mechanisms underlying diseases. Lifespan coverage details age-specific conditions affecting pediatric, adult, and aging patients in depth. Algorithms throughout the text clarify disease progression. Risk Factor boxes alert readers to important safety considerations associated with specific diseases. Health Alert boxes highlight new developments in biologic research, diagnostic studies, preventive care, treatments, and more. Quick Check boxes test readers’ retention of important chapter concepts. Geriatric Considerations boxes and Pediatric Considerations boxes highlight key considerations for these demographics in relevant chapters. Did You Understand? sections provide a fast and efficient review of chapter content. Chapter outlines help readers find specific information with ease. Chapter introductions explain why chapter content is important and how it fits into a broader health care context. Key terms are bolded throughout the text for fast, easy reference. Glossary of selected terms familiarizes readers with the most difficult or important terminology. Additional online resources on Evolve companion website offers access to animations, review questions, key terms matching exercises, and more.

Understanding Pathophysiology Canadian Edition E Book

Understanding Pathophysiology  Canadian Edition   E Book
Author: Sue E. Huether,Kathryn L. McCance,Mohamed Toufic El-Hussein,Kelly Power-Kean,Stephanie Zettel
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 1176
Release: 2018-03-15
ISBN 10: 1771721189
ISBN 13: 9781771721189
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Pathophysiology Canadian Edition E Book Book Review:

Learn the what, how, and why of pathophysiology within a Canadian context! With easy-to-read, in-depth descriptions of disease, disease etiology, and disease processes, Understanding Pathophysiology, Canadian Edition helps you understand the most important and most complex pathophysiology concepts. Including more than 1,000 full-colour illustrations and photographs, this text makes it easier to identify normal anatomy and physiology, as well as alterations of structure and function. With the most accurate information on treatments, manifestations, and mechanisms of disease across the lifespan, this first-edition text gives you the fundamental knowledge you need to succeed in your nursing education and career! Consistent presentation of diseases includes pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and evaluation and treatment. Lifespan content includes nine separate pediatric chapters and special sections with aging and pediatrics content. Algorithms and flowcharts of diseases and disorders make it easy for you to follow the sequential progression of disease processes. Chapter summary reviews provide concise synopses of the main points of each chapter. Glossary with approximately 1,000 terms familiarizes you with the most difficult and most important terminology. Key terms are blue and bolded throughout the text to provide fast, easy reference. Additional What’s New boxes highlight the most current research and clinical development. Nutrition and Disease boxes explain the link between concepts of health promotion and disease. Quick Check boxes appear at the end of major sections of text and are designed to help you assess your retention of important chapter concepts. Risk Factor boxes illustrate important safety considerations associated with specific diseases. Did You Understand? end-of-chapter summaries provides you with a comprehensive review of the major concepts presented in each chapter. An Introduction to Pathophysiology provides an entrance to the subject of pathophysiology and explains why it is important. NEW! Canadian lab values provide core fundamental information required for practice in Canada NEW! Canadian morbidity statistics provides you with the Canadian context in which you will be practising. NEW! Canadian drug and treatment guidelines familiarize you with aspects of clinical practice you will encounter. NEW! Health Promotion boxes align with the Canadian curriculum.

Clinical Practice Guidelines For Chronic Kidney Disease

Clinical Practice Guidelines For Chronic Kidney Disease
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Pathophysiology

Pathophysiology
Author: Kathryn L. McCance, RN, PhD,Sue E. Huether, RN, PhD
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 1840
Release: 2014-01-14
ISBN 10: 0323088546
ISBN 13: 9780323088541
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pathophysiology Book Review:

With easy-to-read, in-depth descriptions of disease, disease etiology, and disease processes, Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children, 7th Edition helps you understand the most important and the most complex pathophysiology concepts. More than 1,200 full-color illustrations and photographs make it easier to identify normal anatomy and physiology, as well as alterations of function. This edition includes a NEW Epigenetics and Disease chapter along with additional What's New boxes highlighting the latest advances in pathophysiology. Written by well-known educators Kathryn McCance and Sue Huether, and joined by a team of expert contributors, this resource is the most comprehensive and authoritative pathophysiology text available! Over 1,200 full-color illustrations and photographs depict the clinical manifestations of disease and disease processes - more than in any other pathophysiology text. A fully updated glossary includes 1,000 terms, and makes lookup easier by grouping together similar topics and terms. Outstanding authors Kathryn McCance and Sue Huether have extensive backgrounds as researchers and instructors, and utilize expert contributors, consultants, and reviewers in developing this edition. Chapter summary reviews provide concise synopses of the main points of each chapter. Consistent presentation of diseases includes pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and evaluation and treatment. Lifespan content includes ten separate pediatric chapters and special sections with aging and pediatrics content. Algorithms and flowcharts of diseases and disorders make it easy to follow the sequential progression of disease processes. Nutrition and Disease boxes explain the link between concepts of health promotion and disease. EXTENSIVELY Updated content reflects advances in pathophysiology including tumor biology invasion and metastases, the epidemiology of cancer, diabetes mellitus, insulin resistance, thyroid and adrenal gland disorders, female reproductive disorders including benign breast diseases and breast cancer, and a separate chapter on male reproductive disorders and cancer. NEW! Chapter on epigenetics and disease. Additional What's New boxes highlight the most current research and clinical development.

Knowledge Translation in Health Care

Knowledge Translation in Health Care
Author: Sharon Straus,Jacqueline Tetroe,Ian D. Graham
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-08-24
ISBN 10: 1444357255
ISBN 13: 9781444357257
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Knowledge Translation in Health Care Book Review:

Health care systems worldwide are faced with the challenge of improving the quality of care. Providing evidence from health research is necessary but not sufficient for the provision of optimal care and so knowledge translation (KT), the scientific study of methods for closing the knowledge-to-action gap and of the barriers and facilitators inherent in the process, is gaining significance. Knowledge Translation in Health Care explains how to use research findings to improve health care in real life, everyday situations. The authors define and describe knowledge translation, and outline strategies for successful knowledge translation in practice and policy making. The book is full of examples of how knowledge translation models work in closing the gap between evidence and action. Written by a team of authors closely involved in the development of knowledge translation this unique book aims to extend understanding and implementation worldwide. It is an introductory guide to an emerging hot topic in evidence-based care and essential for health policy makers, researchers, managers, clinicians and trainees.

Pathophysiology of Obesity Induced Health Complications

Pathophysiology of Obesity Induced Health Complications
Author: Paramjit S. Tappia,Bram Ramjiawan,Naranjan S. Dhalla
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 345
Release: 2020-01-17
ISBN 10: 3030353583
ISBN 13: 9783030353582
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pathophysiology of Obesity Induced Health Complications Book Review:

​According to the World Health Organization, the epidemic of global obesity has nearly tripled since 1975. In 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults were overweight, over 650 million of which were obese. Being overweight and obese has been linked to a number of non-communicable, chronic diseases. Pathophysiology of Obesity-Induced Health Complications is a compilation of review articles dedicated to describe co-morbidities associated with obesity. The wide range that is covered is of significant interest to basic research scientists, clinicians and graduate students who are engaged in studying obesity-induced health complications. Furthermore, this book highlights the potential of novel approaches for the prevention and treatment of obesity and its related illnesses. Nineteen articles in this book are organized in four sections that are designed to provide an overview of obesity-induced health complications. The first section serves as an introductory section on the prevalence, causes, consequences, treatments and preventive approaches for obesity. Section two covers the metabolic disturbances and inflammation due to obesity. The third section is focused on neurological and visceral complications as a consequence of obesity. The final section covers strategies for the prevention of obesity-induced complications. The book illustrates that obesity can result in a diverse range of pathophysiological conditions that adversely affect health.

The Future of Nursing

The Future of Nursing
Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2011-02-08
ISBN 10: 0309208955
ISBN 13: 9780309208956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of Nursing Book Review:

The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.

Disease Control Priorities Third Edition Volume 6

Disease Control Priorities  Third Edition  Volume 6
Author: King K. Holmes,Stefano Bertozzi,Barry Bloom
Publsiher: Disease Control Priorities
Total Pages: 506
Release: 2017-11-03
ISBN 10: 9781464805240
ISBN 13: 1464805245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disease Control Priorities Third Edition Volume 6 Book Review:

Infectious diseases are the leading cause of death globally, particularly among children and young adults. The spread of new pathogens and the threat of antimicrobial resistance pose particular challenges in combating these diseases. Major Infectious Diseases identifies feasible, cost-effective packages of interventions and strategies across delivery platforms to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, other sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis, malaria, adult febrile illness, viral hepatitis, and neglected tropical diseases. The volume emphasizes the need to effectively address emerging antimicrobial resistance, strengthen health systems, and increase access to care. The attainable goals are to reduce incidence, develop innovative approaches, and optimize existing tools in resource-constrained settings.

International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health

International Classification of Functioning  Disability  and Health
Author: World Health Organization
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9241547324
ISBN 13: 9789241547321
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health Book Review:

This publication is a derived version of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF, WHO, 2001) designed to record characteristics of the developing child and the influence of environments surrounding the child. This derived version of the ICF can be used by providers, consumers and all those concerned with the health, education, and well being of children and youth. It provides a common and universal language for clinical, public health, and research applications to facilitate the documentation and measurement of health and disability in child and youth populations.--Publisher's description.

Genes Behavior and the Social Environment

Genes  Behavior  and the Social Environment
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on Assessing Interactions Among Social, Behavioral, and Genetic Factors in Health
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2006-12-07
ISBN 10: 0309101964
ISBN 13: 9780309101967
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genes Behavior and the Social Environment Book Review:

Over the past century, we have made great strides in reducing rates of disease and enhancing people's general health. Public health measures such as sanitation, improved hygiene, and vaccines; reduced hazards in the workplace; new drugs and clinical procedures; and, more recently, a growing understanding of the human genome have each played a role in extending the duration and raising the quality of human life. But research conducted over the past few decades shows us that this progress, much of which was based on investigating one causative factor at a time—often, through a single discipline or by a narrow range of practitioners—can only go so far. Genes, Behavior, and the Social Environment examines a number of well-described gene-environment interactions, reviews the state of the science in researching such interactions, and recommends priorities not only for research itself but also for its workforce, resource, and infrastructural needs.

How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease

How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease
Author: U. s. Department of Health and Human Services Staff
Publsiher: U.S. Government Printing Office
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822037817723
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease Book Review:

This report considers the biological and behavioral mechanisms that may underlie the pathogenicity of tobacco smoke. Many Surgeon General's reports have considered research findings on mechanisms in assessing the biological plausibility of associations observed in epidemiologic studies. Mechanisms of disease are important because they may provide plausibility, which is one of the guideline criteria for assessing evidence on causation. This report specifically reviews the evidence on the potential mechanisms by which smoking causes diseases and considers whether a mechanism is likely to be operative in the production of human disease by tobacco smoke. This evidence is relevant to understanding how smoking causes disease, to identifying those who may be particularly susceptible, and to assessing the potential risks of tobacco products.

Diet and Health

Diet and Health
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Life Sciences,Committee on Diet and Health
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 768
Release: 1989-01-01
ISBN 10: 0309039940
ISBN 13: 9780309039949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diet and Health Book Review:

Diet and Health examines the many complex issues concerning diet and its role in increasing or decreasing the risk of chronic disease. It proposes dietary recommendations for reducing the risk of the major diseases and causes of death today: atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases (including heart attack and stroke), cancer, high blood pressure, obesity, osteoporosis, diabetes mellitus, liver disease, and dental caries.

Rickettsial Diseases

Rickettsial Diseases
Author: Didier Raoult,Philippe Parola
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2007-04-26
ISBN 10: 142001997X
ISBN 13: 9781420019971
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rickettsial Diseases Book Review:

The only available reference to comprehensively discuss the common and unusual types of rickettsiosis in over twenty years, this book will offer the reader a full review on the bacteriology, transmission, and pathophysiology of these conditions. Written from experts in the field from Europe, USA, Africa, and Asia, specialists analyze specific patho

Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics E Book

Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics E Book
Author: Derek G. Waller,Tony Sampson
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 744
Release: 2013-08-07
ISBN 10: 0702055034
ISBN 13: 9780702055034
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics E Book Book Review:

This book covers all the pharmacology you need, from basic science pharmacology and pathophysiology, through to clinical pharmacology to therapeutics, in line with the integrated approach of new medical curricula. The first section covers the basic principles, and the rest is organised by body systems. The book ends with sections on toxicity and prescribing practice. Integrates basic science pharmacology, clinical pharmacology and therapeutics Brief review of pathophysiology of major diseases Case histories and multiple choice questions (and answers) Tabular presentation of all common drugs within each class Section on further reading Kinetics chapter simplified with more practical examples Includes more on genetic issues Drug tables made more concise to make information more accessible Fully updated to reflect current clinical practice

Educating the Student Body

Educating the Student Body
Author: Committee on Physical Activity and Physical Education in the School Environment,Food and Nutrition Board,Institute of Medicine
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 475
Release: 2013-11-13
ISBN 10: 0309283140
ISBN 13: 9780309283144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Educating the Student Body Book Review:

Physical inactivity is a key determinant of health across the lifespan. A lack of activity increases the risk of heart disease, colon and breast cancer, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, osteoporosis, anxiety and depression and others diseases. Emerging literature has suggested that in terms of mortality, the global population health burden of physical inactivity approaches that of cigarette smoking. The prevalence and substantial disease risk associated with physical inactivity has been described as a pandemic. The prevalence, health impact, and evidence of changeability all have resulted in calls for action to increase physical activity across the lifespan. In response to the need to find ways to make physical activity a health priority for youth, the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Physical Activity and Physical Education in the School Environment was formed. Its purpose was to review the current status of physical activity and physical education in the school environment, including before, during, and after school, and examine the influences of physical activity and physical education on the short and long term physical, cognitive and brain, and psychosocial health and development of children and adolescents. Educating the Student Body makes recommendations about approaches for strengthening and improving programs and policies for physical activity and physical education in the school environment. This report lays out a set of guiding principles to guide its work on these tasks. These included: recognizing the benefits of instilling life-long physical activity habits in children; the value of using systems thinking in improving physical activity and physical education in the school environment; the recognition of current disparities in opportunities and the need to achieve equity in physical activity and physical education; the importance of considering all types of school environments; the need to take into consideration the diversity of students as recommendations are developed. This report will be of interest to local and national policymakers, school officials, teachers, and the education community, researchers, professional organizations, and parents interested in physical activity, physical education, and health for school-aged children and adolescents.

Users Guides to the Medical Literature

Users  Guides to the Medical Literature
Author: Gordon Guyatt,Drummond Rennie,Maureen O. Meade,Deborah J. Cook
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 860
Release: 2008-03-01
ISBN 10: 0071590358
ISBN 13: 9780071590358
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Users Guides to the Medical Literature Book Review:

The #1 guide to the principles and clinical applications of evidence-based medicine has just gotten better! A Doody's Core Title ESSENTIAL PURCHASE for 2011! No other resource helps you to put key evidence-based medicine protocols into daily clinical practice better than Users' Guides to the Medical Literature. An instant classic in its first edition, this detailed, yet highly readable reference demystifies the statistical, analytical, and clinical principles of evidence-based medicine, giving you a hands-on, practical resource that no other text can match. Here, you'll learn how to distinguish solid medical evidence from poor medical evidence, devise the best search strategies for each clinical question, critically appraise the medical literature, and optimally tailor evidence-based medicine for each patient. The new second edition of this landmark resource is now completely revised and refreshed throughout, with expanded coverage of both basic and advanced issues in using evidence-based medicine in clinical practice. FEATURES: Completely revised and updated to reflect the enormous expansion in medical research and evidence-based resources since the first edition Innovative organization guides you from the fundamentals of using the medical literature to the more advanced strategies and skills for use in every day patient care situations Abundant and current real-world examples drawn from the medical literature are woven throughout, and include important related principles and pitfalls in using medical literature in patient care decisions Practical focus on the key issues in evidence-based practice: What are the results? Are the results valid? How to I apply to results to the care of my patients? More than 60 internationally recognized editors and contributors from the U.S., Canada, South America, Europe, and Asia -- the best of the best in the discipline NEW coverage on how to: --Avoid being misled by biased presentations of research findings --Interpret the significance of clinical trials that are discontinued early --Influence clinician behavior to improve patient care --Apply key strategies for teaching evidence-based medicine Also look for JAMAevidence.com, a new interactive database for the best practice of evidence based medicine.

World Report on Ageing and Health

World Report on Ageing and Health
Author: World Health Organization
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2015-10-22
ISBN 10: 9241565047
ISBN 13: 9789241565042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Report on Ageing and Health Book Review:

The WHO World report on ageing and health is not for the book shelf it is a living breathing testament to all older people who have fought for their voice to be heard at all levels of government across disciplines and sectors. - Mr Bjarne Hastrup President International Federation on Ageing and CEO DaneAge This report outlines a framework for action to foster Healthy Ageing built around the new concept of functional ability. This will require a transformation of health systems away from disease based curative models and towards the provision of older-person-centred and integrated care. It will require the development sometimes from nothing of comprehensive systems of long term care. It will require a coordinated response from many other sectors and multiple levels of government. And it will need to draw on better ways of measuring and monitoring the health and functioning of older populations. These actions are likely to be a sound investment in society's future. A future that gives older people the freedom to live lives that previous generations might never have imagined. The World report on ageing and health responds to these challenges by recommending equally profound changes in the way health policies for ageing populations are formulated and services are provided. As the foundation for its recommendations the report looks at what the latest evidence has to say about the ageing process noting that many common perceptions and assumptions about older people are based on outdated stereotypes. The report's recommendations are anchored in the evidence comprehensive and forward-looking yet eminently practical. Throughout examples of experiences from different countries are used to illustrate how specific problems can be addressed through innovation solutions. Topics explored range from strategies to deliver comprehensive and person-centred services to older populations to policies that enable older people to live in comfort and safety to ways to correct the problems and injustices inherent in current systems for long-term care.

Population Health Behavioral and Social Science Insights

Population Health  Behavioral and Social Science Insights
Author: Robert M. Kaplan,Michael L. Spittel,Daryn H. David
Publsiher: Government Printing Office
Total Pages: 1806
Release: 2015-07-24
ISBN 10: 1587634457
ISBN 13: 9781587634451
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Population Health Behavioral and Social Science Insights Book Review:

The purpose of this book is to gain a better understanding of the multitude of factors that determine longer life and improved quality of life in the years a person is alive. While the emphasis is primarily on the social and behavioral determinants that have an effect on the health and well-being of individuals, this publication also addresses quality of life factors and determinants more broadly. Each chapter in this book considers an area of investigation and ends with suggestions for future research and implications of current research for policy and practice. The introductory chapter summarizes the state of Americans’ health and well-being in comparison to our international peers and presents background information concerning the limitations of current approaches to improving health and well-being. Following the introduction, there are 21 chapters that examine the effects of various behavioral risk factors on population health, identify trends in life expectancy and quality of life, and suggest avenues for research in the behavioral and social science arenas to address problems affecting the U.S. population and populations in other developed and developing countries around the world. Undergraduate and graduate students pursuing coursework in health statistics, health population demographics, behavioral and social science, and heatlh policy may be interested in this content. Additionally, policymakers, legislators, heatlh educators, and scientific organizations around the world may also have an interest in this resource.