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Public Health Decision Making and Risk Perception

Julie S. Downs, Wändi Bruine de Bruin, Baruch Fischhoff, and Elizabeth A. Walker

in Diabetes Public Health: From Data to Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195317060
eISBN:
9780199871544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195317060.003.0031
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides an introduction aimed at making the field of decision science more accessible. Because so many chronic diseases are preventable or manageable through behavioral changes, ... More


Evidence into action: population impact assessment and population health decision support

Richard F. Heller

in Evidence for Population Health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198529743
eISBN:
9780191723919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529743.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter introduces practical tools to provide support for population health decision-making, bringing together a number of themes from throughout the book. Population impact assessment, using ... More


Legal Limits: When does Autonomy in Health Care Prevail?

Anne Flamme and Heidi Forster

in Law and Medicine: Current Legal Issues Volume 3

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299189
eISBN:
9780191685644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299189.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Medical Law

In an attempt to locate the boundary between individual autonomy and the state’s power to intervene in health-care decision-making, this chapter describes how particular courts understand or depict ... More


Commissioning and a Population Approach to Health Services Decision-Making

Julie Sin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198840732
eISBN:
9780191876400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840732.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

The book explores the vital link between population health (what the health system is aiming for) and the commissioning of health services (the process of securing services) and how this can be ... More


Introduction

Julie Sin

in Commissioning and a Population Approach to Health Services Decision-Making

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198840732
eISBN:
9780191876400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840732.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

This introductory chapter sets out the book’s practical purpose to be a useful and salient guide in the real life arena of commissioning and health services decision-making for better population ... More


Population Approach to All Levels of Commissioning and Health Service Decision-Making

Julie Sin

in Commissioning and a Population Approach to Health Services Decision-Making

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198840732
eISBN:
9780191876400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840732.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

Pragmatically, healthcare commissioning activities can be described at different levels, these can be considered as strategic, tactical, and operational levels. This chapter demonstrates that a ... More


Taking Stock for the Future

Julie Sin

in Commissioning and a Population Approach to Health Services Decision-Making

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198840732
eISBN:
9780191876400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840732.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

This is the final chapter of the book. It is a preparation for the reader’s onward journey. It includes a summary of the main things to keep in mind throughout practice and how to dip in and out of ... More


The Impact of Depression on Health Care Decisions: Autonomy, Capacity, and Competence

Rebecca Saracino, Melissa Masterson, and Barry Rosenfeld

in Depression: Law and Ethics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198801900
eISBN:
9780191840456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801900.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines how depression affects health care decisions, with particular emphasis on patient autonomy, capacity, and competence for decision-making. It first considers the ethical ... More


Working in Complexity and Doubt

Sandro Galea

in The Contagion Next Time

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780197576427
eISBN:
9780197576458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197576427.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter studies how, when we are faced with complexity and doubt, we can make decisions about health that align with the approach of the Cherokee Nation and avoid some of the mistakes made by ... More


Risk Perception and Probability

Sara E. Gorman and Jack M. Gorman

in Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Science That Will Save Us, Revised and Updated Edition

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197547458
eISBN:
9780197547489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197547458.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter studies the psychology of risk perception, starting with an overview of classic risk perception theory. When it comes to health, people are intolerant of risks of harm that feel ... More


Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Science That Will Save Us, Revised and Updated Edition

Sara E. Gorman and Jack M. Gorman

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197547458
eISBN:
9780197547489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197547458.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book explores the many reasons why people refuse to acknowledge scientific evidence when making health decisions, looking at key drivers of science denial. It examines the psychology and ... More


Decide As You Would with Full Information!: An Argument Against ex ante Pareto

Marc Fleurbaey and Alex Voorhoeve

in Inequalities in Health: Concepts, Measures, and Ethics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199931392
eISBN:
9780199345731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931392.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Policy-makers must sometimes choose between an alternative which has somewhat lower expected value for each person, but which will substantially improve the outcomes of the worst off, or an ... More


Teaching Interspiritual Dialogue to Health Care Professionals: Reflections on a Course for Pharmacy Students

Kelly R. Arora

in Teaching Interreligious Encounters

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190677565
eISBN:
9780190677596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677565.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, World Religions

Interspiritual conversations are becoming more common in health care settings as providers recognize that patients’ diverse spiritual/religious values, beliefs, and practices may influence their ... More


Avoidance of Complexity

Sara E. Gorman and Jack M. Gorman

in Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Science That Will Save Us, Revised and Updated Edition

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197547458
eISBN:
9780197547489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197547458.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes another reason people succumb to unscientific notions—the discomfort people have with complexity. It is not that people are incapable of learning the facts but rather they are ... More


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