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Robustly Healthy Agency

Lawrence C. Becker

in Habilitation, Health, and Agency: A Framework for Basic Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199917549
eISBN:
9780199950454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917549.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter develops a health scale, or metric, ranging from worst to robustly good (basic) health, an adequate marker of which lies in healthy agentic powers. This is an obvious target for ... More


the Care of the Dying: First published in Better Health (May 1961), pp. 18–20.

Cicely Saunders

in Cicely Saunders: Selected Writings 1958-2004

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570530
eISBN:
9780191730412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570530.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

This paper shows the willingness of Cicely Saunders to write for a wide variety of publications and audiences, even from an early stage in her writing career. It appeared in a now long-forgotten ... More


Conclusion and Extrication

Lawrence C. Becker

in Habilitation, Health, and Agency: A Framework for Basic Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199917549
eISBN:
9780199950454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917549.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 10 takes leave of the project by reconsidering some especially troublesome thoughts about it—especially the way in which ordinary approximations to basic good health are apparently compatible ... More


Relevance, Influence, and Prejudice

Lawrence C. Becker

in Habilitation, Health, and Agency: A Framework for Basic Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199917549
eISBN:
9780199950454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917549.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter begins with reminders about what has been done in the preceding ones, and what has deliberately been left undone. It then makes some additional arguments about the comprehensiveness of ... More


Social work and global health inequalities: Practice and policy developments

Paul Bywaters, Eileen McLeod, and Lindsey Napier (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421951
eISBN:
9781447303541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421951.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Tackling inequalities in health is an essential social-work task. Every day, social workers grapple with the impact on people's lives of the social inequalities that shape their health chances and ... More


The National Health Service in England1: Some aspects of structure

Richard M. Titmuss

in Essays on the Welfare State

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447349518
eISBN:
9781447349525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349518.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter explains how it can argued that the larger the investment by any society in ‘individualism’, the more may ‘health consciousness’ spread. Similarly, the limits to what is personally ... More


Devolution and localism: metropolitan authorities

Paul Dennett and Jacquie Russell

in Local Authorities and the Social Determinants of Health

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781447356233
eISBN:
9781447356271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447356233.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter explores the context for devolution in Greater Manchester, and why it matters in terms of residents' health and wellbeing. The authors set out some of the changes they have seen: the ... More


Prevention for people with disabilities and vulnerable groups

Blánaid Daly, Paul Batchelor, Elizabeth Treasure, and Richard Watt

in Essential Dental Public Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199679379
eISBN:
9780191918353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199679379.003.0022
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Dentistry

In this chapter we will look briefly at the prevention needs of people with disabilities and people who are vulnerable and require special care dental services for reasons that may be social. ... More


Work stress and health: is the association moderated by sense of coherence?

Susanna Toivanen

in Health inequalities and welfare resources: Continuity and change in Sweden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347589
eISBN:
9781447302483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347589.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on whether personality characteristics, in terms of sense of coherence (Antonovsky et al, 1990; Sagy et al, 1990), may buffer against the adverse effects of work stress ... More


Disability, Basic Justice, and Habilitation into Basic Good Health

Lawrence C. Becker

in Disability in Practice: Attitudes, Policies, and Relationships

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198812876
eISBN:
9780191850660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812876.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Focusing on the human necessity of habilitation leads to a more inclusive and adequate account of the circumstances of justice. Such an account involves paying persistent attention to similarities ... More


Prevention and oral health education in dental practice settings

Blánaid Daly, Paul Batchelor, Elizabeth Treasure, and Richard Watt

in Essential Dental Public Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199679379
eISBN:
9780191918353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199679379.003.0016
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Dentistry

Prevention is a core element of the practice of dentistry in the 21st century. Of course the provision of evidence based dental treatment and surgical intervention are the main clinical roles for ... More


Can CEOs Save the Health of Americans?

Michael D. Stein and Sandro Galea

in Pained: Uncomfortable Conversations about the Public's Health

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780197510384
eISBN:
9780197510414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197510384.003.0027
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the assumption that CEOs may transform health care more quickly and thoroughly than the public sector has, or perhaps can. Over the past 50 years, the cultural reputation of the ... More


Fred in His 90s: Thinking Maybe It’s in the Genes

Geoffrey L. Greif

in Buddy System: Understanding Male Friendships

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195326420
eISBN:
9780199893553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326420.003.0015
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter tells the story of one married man in his 90s who is in remarkably good health. He has lost most of his friends and misses male contact.


Volunteering for the Health of the Public

Michael D. Stein and Sandro Galea

in Pained: Uncomfortable Conversations about the Public's Health

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780197510384
eISBN:
9780197510414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197510384.003.0063
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the importance of volunteering in facilitating healthy aging. There is a strong link between volunteering and good health. Formal volunteering has been associated with reduced ... More


Housing the Healthy Camper: Tents, Cabins, and Attitudes toward Health

Abigail A. van Slyck

in A Manufactured Wilderness: Summer Camps and the Shaping of American Youth, 1890-1960

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648764
eISBN:
9781452945989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648764.003.0003
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter examines the site associated with sleeping, areas considered particularly significant in maintaining camper’s good health. In the earliest decades of organized camping, tents were the ... More


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