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Primum non nocere and the right to health

José M. Zuniga and Imane Sidibé

in Advancing the Human Right to Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199661619
eISBN:
9780191765056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661619.003.0024
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews the human resources for health crises plaguing numerous countries around the globe and their effects on advancing the right to health. It focuses on: framing health worker ... More


Human resources and the health sector

Barbara McPake

in Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: An economic and policy perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199566761
eISBN:
9780191731181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566761.003.0052
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The health workforce is the component of the health sector that determines the efficiency with which all others function. Conceived broadly to include all those who are ‘primarily engaged in actions ... More


Redefining HIV/AIDS care delivery in the face of human resource scarcity

Mario Roberto Dal Poz, Norbert Dreesch, and Dingie van Rensburg

in A Decade of HAART: The Development and Global Impact of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199225859
eISBN:
9780191723834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225859.003.0028
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter analyzes the growing demands of HIV/AIDS care on existing human resources for health (HRH). The pressures on these resources have multiplied and steered many national health systems into ... More


Risk and risk management in sex work post-Prostitution Reform Act: a public health perspective

Gillian Abel and Lisa Fitzgerald

in Taking the crime out of sex work: New Zealand sex workers' fight for decriminalisation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423344
eISBN:
9781447303664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423344.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

In the sex-worker population, the priority of harm minimisation has been to minimise disease transmission through educating the workers on safe-sex practices. This harm-minimisation approach assumes ... More


1985: The Liberal Response Defined

Virginia Berridge

in AIDS in the UK: The Making of Policy, 1981-1994

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204725
eISBN:
9780191676376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204725.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

AIDS had been an issue for gay men, for clinicians and scientists, since 1982. AIDS assumed the dimensions of a serious public, departmental, and political issue during the course of 1985. From late ... More


Staff health

Nizam Damani

in Manual of Infection Prevention and Control

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698356
eISBN:
9780191732126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698356.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The protection of health care workers should be an integral part of the health and safety programme of all health care facilities. Health care facilities have a legal obligation to ensure that all ... More


Lay health workers in practice

Jane South, Judy White, and Mark Gamsu

in People-centred public health

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9781447305316
eISBN:
9781447307808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305316.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter gives an overview of the history of lay health workers and the diversity of current practice. It examines how the concept of community health workers originated in the 1970s as part of a ... More


Swasthya: The Politics of Women’s Health in Rural South India

Suneeta Krishnan

in The Practice of International Health: A Case-Based Orientation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195310276
eISBN:
9780199865369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310276.003.07
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter looks at experiences providing health care to rural women in India. It shares thoughts about the quality of health care offered to women. The chapter also describes the establishment of ... More


Policy dynamics: marginal groups in the healthcare division of labour in the UK1

Mike Saks

in Rethinking professional governance: International directions in healthcare

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349569
eISBN:
9781447303251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349569.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter compares the marginal, but intersecting, groups of health support workers and practitioners of complementary and alternative medicine in the UK, with particular reference to changing ... More


‘Immunisation is good for your children’: local immunisation practices in India and Malawi

Arima Mishra, Rune Flikke, Cecilie Nordfeldt, and Lot Nyirenda

in Protecting the World’s Children: Immunisation policies and Practices

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199666447
eISBN:
9780191749285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666447.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

However it is measured, the success of an immunisation programme depends ultimately on what happens at the interface between the national health system and a local community. In many countries this ... More


People-centred public health

Jane South, Judy White, and Mark Gamsu

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9781447305316
eISBN:
9781447307808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305316.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

People-centred public health examines how members of the public can be involved in delivering health improvement, primarily as volunteers or lay health workers. With a foreword by Professor Sir ... More


Introduction

Jane South, Judy White, and Mark Gamsu

in People-centred public health

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9781447305316
eISBN:
9781447307808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305316.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The aim of the book is to provide a comprehensive overview of major themes for policy and practice relating to lay engagement in public health activities. This chapter introduces the structure and ... More


The People’s Health Center: Building Primary Health Care in Bangladesh

Zafrullah Chowdhury and Sarah L. Bachman

in The Practice of International Health: A Case-Based Orientation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195310276
eISBN:
9780199865369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310276.003.02
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents an account of the establishment of primary health care in Gonoshasthaya Kendrai, Bangladesh. It describes experiences in a medical team that arrived in Bangladesh to provide ... More


Community Health Workers

Joia S. Mukherjee

in An Introduction to Global Health Delivery

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190662455
eISBN:
9780190662486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662455.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Community Health Workers (CHW) are an important cadre of health care personnel, particularly in impoverished countries. CHW program began with China’s “Barefoot Doctor” campaign. The Barefoot Doctors ... More


South America

Gustavo de Simone

in Education in Palliative Care: Building a Culture of Learning

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198569855
eISBN:
9780191730443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569855.003.0011
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Palliative care requires attention to the wide range of symptoms affecting patients with progressive diseases, emotional and cultural issues that accompany advanced illness and the needs of family ... More


Human Resources for Health

Joia S. Mukherjee

in An Introduction to Global Health Delivery

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190662455
eISBN:
9780190662486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662455.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Impoverished countries face what has been termed a human resource crisis. Decades of under-resourced training programs, low public sector wages, and poor working conditions have led to shortages of ... More


Children's Palliative Care in Africa

Justin Amery (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199567966
eISBN:
9780191730566
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567966.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Children's palliative care has developed rapidly as a discipline, as health-care professionals recognise that the principles of adult palliative care may not always be applicable to children at the ... More


Creating a City for Workers: Union Strategies on Child Care in New York City

Susanna F. Schaller, K. C. Wagner, and Mildred E. Warner

in Unions and the City: Negotiating Urban Change

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501706547
eISBN:
9781501712692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501706547.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter addresses the duality of labor strategy in the child care sector with one case study of unions campaigning to expand their members' access to child care benefits, paired with a second ... More


Death and Suicide from Overwork: The Japanese Workplace and Labour Law

Makoto Ishida

in Labour Law in an Era of Globalization: Transformative Practices and Possibilities

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199271818
eISBN:
9780191699542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271818.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter looks towards Japan and discusses death and suicide resulting from the stress of overwork, offering a stark picture of the ‘dark side’ of the once highly touted ‘Japanese miracle’. It ... More


Defining the Competencies of Different Stakeholders in a Transformed Mental Health System

Tim Aubry and Mary O’Hagan

in Community Psychology and Community Mental Health: Towards Transformative Change

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199362424
eISBN:
9780199362448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199362424.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter addresses the issue of appropriate competencies for community mental health workers in a transformed system. It reviews relevant research about the skills and attitudes that service ... More


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