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Social inequality in dying

Barbara Hanratty and Louise Holmes

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599295
eISBN:
9780191731532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599295.003.0014
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter presents an overview of what we currently know about social inequalities in the experience of dying. A review of existing evidence for social variation in premature mortality, cause, and ... More


Pandemic Planning and the Justice of Health-Care Distribution

Margaret P. Battin, Leslie P. Francis, Jay A. Jacobson, and Charles B. Smith

in The Patient as Victim and Vector: Ethics and Infectious Disease

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195335842
eISBN:
9780199868926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335842.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In pandemic planning, much attention has been paid to justice in the distribution of scarce health care resources: vaccines, anti-virals, and access to advanced modes of treatment such as ventilator ... More


Access to palliative care

Gunn Grande

in A Public Health Perspective on End of Life Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199599400
eISBN:
9780191739170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599400.003.0039
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter describes who uses palliative care and reviews the factors affecting access to palliative care. It is difficult to estimate what the appropriate level of palliative care provision in a ... More


Partnering for Adherence in the Healthcare System

Leslie R. Martin, Kelly B. Haskard-Zolnierek, and M. Robin DiMatteo

in Health Behavior Change and Treatment Adherence: Evidence-based Guidelines for Improving Healthcare

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195380408
eISBN:
9780199864454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380408.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Successful adherence is influenced by many factors, including disease type, the complexity of the regimen, patient resources, system-level barriers, the clinician–patient relationship itself, and ... More


Access to Optimal Care among Gay and Bisexual Men: Identifying Barriers and Promoting Culturally Competent Care

Rajeev Ramchand and Claude Earl Fox

in Unequal Opportunity: Health Disparities Affecting Gay and Bisexual Men in the United States

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195301533
eISBN:
9780199863815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301533.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses a variety of issues that impact access to optimal health care for gay and bisexual men in the United States. Special consideration is given to health insurance coverage and ... More


Oral Health

Myron Allukian and Alice M. Horowitz

in Social Injustice and Public Health

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190914653
eISBN:
9780190914684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914653.003.0020
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Oral diseases are often called a neglected or silent epidemic. They are largely due to social injustice in which private wealth overrides the public’s health. Although oral diseases affect almost ... More


Social inequalities at the end of life

Jonathan Koffman

in A Public Health Perspective on End of Life Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199599400
eISBN:
9780191739170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599400.003.0078
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter appraises the evidence, principally from the UK and the USA, to determine in which ways the ‘socially excluded’ — the poor, black, and minority ethnic (BME) groups, asylum seekers and ... More


African American Healthcare: Assessing Progress and Needs through Martin Luther King’s Perspective on Social Justice and Equality

Marcus L. Martin, Audrey E. Snyder, Jamela M. Martin, Taj’ullah Sky Lark, Hannah Firdyiwek, and Leslie Walker

in Dream and Legacy: Dr. Martin Luther King in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811844
eISBN:
9781496811882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811844.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

In Dr. King’s 1966 speech to the Medical Committee for Human Rights, he is quoted as saying “of all the forms of inequity, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane.” Dr. King did not ... More


Putting Asthma into Context: Community Influences on Risk, Behavior, and Intervention

Rosalind J. Wright and Edwin B. Fisher

in Neighborhoods and Health

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195138382
eISBN:
9780199865505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138382.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter examines the contextual factors related to the occurrence and risk of asthma, health behaviors, access to health care, and the design of effective interventions to reduce the burden of ... More


Children

Sara Rosenbaum and Chung-Hi H. Yoder

in Social Injustice and Public Health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195171853
eISBN:
9780199865352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171853.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter deals primarily with the impact of social injustice on children in the United States, emphasizing children's rights in a legal context. It covers the legal status of children in society, ... More


End-of-life care for patients with intellectual disabilities

Irene Tuffrey-Wijne, Annemieke Wagemans, and Leopold Curfs

in A Public Health Perspective on End of Life Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199599400
eISBN:
9780191739170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599400.003.0074
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

The provision of end-of-life care for people with intellectual disabilities is becoming an issue of increasing concern. This is an ageing population. Comprehensive and up-to-date morbidity and ... More


Urban refugees: the hidden population

Sharuna Verghis and Susheela Balasundram

in The Health of Refugees: Public Health Perspectives from Crisis to Settlement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198814733
eISBN:
9780191852459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814733.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

There has been a sharp increase in forced displacement in recent decades, particularly of urban refugees who comprise 60% of refugees worldwide. Urban refugees are largely concentrated in the ... More


Lessons from Oregon

Peter J. Neumann

in Using Cost-Effectiveness Analysis to Improve Health Care: Opportunities and barriers

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195171860
eISBN:
9780199865345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171860.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes Oregon's experiment with cost-effectiveness as part of a grander proposal to overhaul the state's health insurance system. It discusses the plan itself, the debate surrounding ... More


France

Yves-Antoine Flori, Céline Moty, Edith Patouillard, François Dabis, and Roger Salamon

in The HIV Pandemic: Local and Global Implications

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199237401
eISBN:
9780191723957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237401.003.0031
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews France's response to its HIV epidemic. France's response to HIV involved many actors including those from government, non-government organizations, clinicians, and social ... More


End-of-life care for people who live in rural or remote areas versus those who live in urban areas

Donna M. Wilson and Deepthi Mohankumar

in A Public Health Perspective on End of Life Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199599400
eISBN:
9780191739170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599400.003.0076
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter highlights groups that are under-served and otherwise disadvantaged at the end of life. It focuses on people who live in rural or remote areas. Despite some important benefits to living ... More


Medicine, ageing and healthcare

Liz Lloyd

in Health and care in ageing societies: A new international approach

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781861349194
eISBN:
9781447307600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349194.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter is about secondary level prevention: that is, the restoration of health and alleviation of illness symptoms. It is argued that it is at the level that there is greatest commercial ... More


Introduction: The Doctor Is Out

Frederick M. Barken

in Out of Practice: Fighting for Primary Care Medicine in America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449765
eISBN:
9780801460609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449765.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book argues that primary care medicine in the United States is in crisis. Drawing on personal experience from the perspective of a solo practitioner of primary care, the book reflects on ... More


What Are the Ethical Implications of Understanding and Treating Breast Cancer?

Mary Ann G. Cutter

in Thinking Through Breast Cancer: A Philosophical Exploration of Diagnosis, Treatment, and Survival

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190637033
eISBN:
9780190637064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190637033.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

Philosophically speaking, the question “What are the ethical implications of understanding breast cancer?” raises a host of issues, including informed consent, risk assessment, and access to breast ... More


Medical Education and Basic Health Care: Forging Connections

Anand Zachariah

in Equity and Access: Health Care Studies in India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199482160
eISBN:
9780199097746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199482160.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Medical education in India is not sufficiently oriented to the health care needs of the country. The knowledge of medicine has primarily originated in western countries and there are mismatches ... More


Class, care and caring

Christina Victor

in Social class in later life: Power, identity and lifestyle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447300588
eISBN:
9781447310945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300588.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Older people experience a range of age-related conditions such as arthritis, respiratory disease, circulatory disease, and mental health problems such as depression and dementia. The prevalence of ... More


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