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Communities in Action

By National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on Community-Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States
  • ISBN Code: : 0309452996
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Pages : 582
  • Category : Medical
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In the United States, some populations suffer from far greater disparities in health than others. Those disparities are caused not only by fundamental differences in health status across segments of the population, but also because of inequities in factors that impact health status, so-called determinants of health. Only part of an individual's health status depends on his or her behavior and choice; community-wide problems like poverty, unemployment, poor education, inadequate housing, poor public transportation, interpersonal violence, and decaying neighborhoods also contribute to health inequities, as well as the historic and ongoing interplay of structures, policies, and norms that shape lives. When these factors are not optimal in a community, it does not mean they are intractable: such inequities can be mitigated by social policies that can shape health in powerful ways. Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity seeks to delineate the causes of and the solutions to health inequities in the United States. This report focuses on what communities can do to promote health equity, what actions are needed by the many and varied stakeholders that are part of communities or support them, as well as the root causes and structural barriers that need to be overcome.

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  • Pdf File: advanced-pediatric-assessment-second-edition.pdf

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Now in its second edition, Advanced Pediatric Assessment is an in-depth, current guide to pediatric-focused assessment, addressing the unique anatomic and physiological differences among infants, children, and adults as they bear upon pediatric assessment. The second edition is updated to reflect recent advances in understanding of pediatric assessment for PNPs, FNPs, and other practitioners, as well as students enrolled in these advance practice educational programs. This includes a new chapter on the integration of pediatric health history and physical assessment, a Notable Clinical Findings section addressing abnormalities and their clinical significance at the end of each assessment chapter, updated clinical practice guidelines for common medical conditions, updated screening and health promotion guidelines, and summaries in each chapter. Based on a body-system framework, which highlights developmental and cultural considerations, the guide emphasizes the physical and psychosocial principles of growth and development, with a focus on health promotion and wellness. Useful features include a detailed chapter on appropriate communication techniques to be used when assessing children of different ages and developmental levels and chapters on assessment of child abuse and neglect and cultural considerations during assessment. The text presents nearly 300 photos and helpful tables and boxes depicting a variety of commonly encountered pediatric physical findings, and sample medical record documentation in each chapter. NEW TO THE SECOND EDITION: A chapter on the integration of pediatric health history and physical assessment Notable Clinical Findings addressing important abnormalities and their clinical significance in each assessment chapter Updated clinical practice guidelines for common medical conditions Updated screening and health promotion guidelines Accompanying student case study workbook (to be purchased separately) KEY FEATURES: Focuses exclusively on the health history and assessment of infants, children, and adolescents Provides the comprehensive and in-depth information needed by APN students and new practitioners to assess children safely and accurately Includes family, developmental, nutritional, and child mistreatment assessment Addresses cultural competency, including specific information about the assessment of immigrant and refugee children Fosters confidence in APNs new to primary care with children Ellen M. Chiocca, MSN, CPNP, APN, RNC-NIC, is a clinical assistant professor in the School of Nursing at DePaul University. She received a master of science degree in nursing and a postmaster nurse practitioner certificate from Loyola University, Chicago, and a bachelor of science degree in nursing from St. Xavier University. Prior to joining the faculty at DePaul University, she taught at Loyola University, Chicago, from 1991 to 2013. Ms. Chiocca’s clinical specialty is the nursing of children. Her research focuses on how various forms of violence affect children’s health. She is certified in neonatal intensive care nursing and as a pediatric nurse practitioner. In addition to teaching at DePaul, Ms. Chiocca also continues clinical practice as a pediatric nurse practitioner at a community clinic in Chicago. Ms. Chiocca has published more than 25 journal articles and book chapters, and is also a peer reviewer for the journal Neonatal Network. She is currently pursuing a PhD in nursing.

Young Children's Community Building in Action

By Louise Gwenneth Phillips,Jenny Ritchie,Lavina Dynevor,Jared Lambert,Kerryn Moroney
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429767285
  • Total of Pages : 186
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 827
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Rethinking the concepts of citizenship and community in relation to young children, this groundbreaking text examines the ways in which indigenous understandings and practices applied in early childhood settings in Australia and New Zealand encourage young children to demonstrate their care and concern for others and so, in turn, perceive themselves as part of a larger community. Young Children’s Community Building in Action acknowledges global variations in the meanings of early childhood education, of citizenship and community building, and challenges widespread invisibility and disregard of Indigenous communities. Through close observation and examination of early years settings in Australia and New Zealand, chapters demonstrate how practices guided by Aboriginal and Māori values support and nurture children’s personal and social development as individuals, and as citizens in a wider community. Exploring what young children’s citizenship learning and action looks like in practice, and how this may vary within and across communities, the book provides a powerful account of effective pedagogical approaches which have been long excluded from mainstream dialogues. Written for researchers and students of early childhood education and care, this book provides insight into what citizenship can be for young children, and how Indigenous cultural values shape ways of knowing, being, doing and relating.

Where Music Helps: Community Music Therapy in Action and Reflection

By Brynjulf Stige
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351537040
  • Total of Pages : 364
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 878
  • Pdf File: where-music-helps.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book explores how people may use music in ways that are helpful for them, especially in relation to a sense of wellbeing, belonging and participation. The central premise for the study is that help is not a decontextualized effect that music produces. The book contributes to the current discourse on music, culture and society and it is developed in dialogue with related areas of study, such as music sociology, ethnomusicology, community psychology and health promotion. Where Music Helps describes the emerging movement that has been labelled Community Music Therapy, and it presents ethnographically informed case studies of eight music projects (localized in England, Israel, Norway, and South Africa). The various chapters of the book portray "music's help" in action within a broad range of contexts; with individuals, groups and communities - all of whom have been challenged by illness or disability, social and cultural disadvantage or injustice. Music and musicing has helped these people find their voice (literally and metaphorically); to be welcomed and to welcome, to be accepted and to accept, to be together in different and better ways, to project alternative messages about themselves or their community and to connect with others beyond their immediate environment. The overriding theme that is explored is how music comes to afford things in concert with its environments, which may suggest a way of accounting for the role of music in music therapy without reducing music to a secondary role in relation to the "therapeutic," that is, being "just" a symbol of psychological states, a stimulus, or a text reflecting socio-cultural content.

Sign Language in Action

By Jemina Napier,Lorraine Leeson
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137309776
  • Total of Pages : 339
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 253
  • Pdf File: sign-language-in-action.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book defines the notion of applied sign linguistics by drawing on data from projects that have explored sign language in action in various domains. The book gives professionals working with sign languages, signed language teachers and students, research students and their supervisors, authoritative access to current ideas and practice.

Knowledge in Action

By Kathryn Anderson,Isabelle Bartkowiak-Théron
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443870110
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 492
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University-Community engagement is an important part of a nation's social and economic development. An increasing focus on how knowledge is exchanged has encouraged many universities to consider their relationship and engagement with local communities. More than ever, universities are developing strategies for engaging with business, industry, government, and community, and recognise the role that they can play in the exchange of knowledge. With authorship drawn from community partners and un...

Contemporary Diplomacy in Action

By Alastair Masser,Jack Spence,Claire Yorke
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1838604642
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 920
  • Pdf File: contemporary-diplomacy-in-action.pdf

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Effective diplomacy remains fundamental to the conduct of international relations in the twenty-first century, as we seek to define and manage a challenging new world order peacefully. New Perspectives on Diplomacy highlights the importance of diplomacy in political and military crises, featuring details of life as a diplomat, the importance of alliance building, managing failure and diplomatic negotiations with armed groups. Using regional case studies from Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Russia and Asia, the second volume demonstrates that the importance of diplomacy and diplomats remains undiminished.

Garbage Wars

By David Naguib Pellow
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  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Book Code : 9780262250290
  • Total of Pages : 254
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 552
  • Pdf File: garbage-wars.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A study of the struggle for environmental justice, focusing on conflicts over solid waste and pollution in Chicago. In Garbage Wars, the sociologist David Pellow describes the politics of garbage in Chicago. He shows how garbage affects residents in vulnerable communities and poses health risks to those who dispose of it. He follows the trash, the pollution, the hazards, and the people who encountered them in the period 1880-2000. What unfolds is a tug of war among social movements, government, and industry over how we manage our waste, who benefits, and who pays the costs. Studies demonstrate that minority and low-income communities bear a disproportionate burden of environmental hazards. Pellow analyzes how and why environmental inequalities are created. He also explains how class and racial politics have influenced the waste industry throughout the history of Chicago and the United States. After examining the roles of social movements and workers in defining, resisting, and shaping garbage disposal in the United States, he concludes that some environmental groups and people of color have actually contributed to environmental inequality. By highlighting conflicts over waste dumping, incineration, landfills, and recycling, Pellow provides a historical view of the garbage industry throughout the life cycle of waste. Although his focus is on Chicago, he places the trends and conflicts in a broader context, describing how communities throughout the United States have resisted the waste industry's efforts to locate hazardous facilities in their backyards. The book closes with suggestions for how communities can work more effectively for environmental justice and safe, sustainable waste management.

Creating Citizenship Communities

By I. Davies,V. Sundaram,G. Hampden-Thompson,M. Tsouroufli,G. Bramley,T. Breslin,T. Thorpe
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137368861
  • Total of Pages : 241
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 489
  • Pdf File: creating-citizenship-communities.pdf

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On the basis of a national research project undertaken in England, this volume explores how and why young people's engagement is so important globally in education and society, and looks at what teachers and students think about citizenship and community. The authors make recommendations to enhance understanding and the potential for engagement.

Austerity, community action, and the future of citizenship

By Cohen, Shana,Fuhr, Christina
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  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Book Code : 1447331044
  • Total of Pages : 314
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 930
  • Pdf File: austerity-community-action-and-the-future-of-citizenship.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The politics of austerity has seen governments across Europe cut back on welfare provision. As the State retreats, this edited collection explores secular and faith-based grassroots social action in Germany and the United Kingdom that has evolved in response to changing economic policy and expanding needs, from basic items such as food to more complex means to move out of poverty. Bringing together scholars from different disciplines and practitioners in several areas of social intervention, the book explores how the conceptualization and constitutive practices of citizenship and community are changing because of the retreat of the State and the challenge of meeting social and material needs, creating new opportunities for local activism. The book provides new ways of thinking about social and political belonging and about the relations between individual, collective, and State responsibility.

Engaged Teaching in Theology and Religion

By Renee K. Harrison,Jennie S. Knight
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137445653
  • Total of Pages : 202
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 501
  • Pdf File: engaged-teaching-in-theology-and-religion.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book guides scholars and teachers of theology and religion through a process of self-reflection that leads to intentional, transformative teaching, dialogue, and reform in theological education and religious studies.