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The Black Place: Talking about Fears

Lynne Dale Halamish and Doron Hermoni

in The Weeping Willow: Encounters with Grief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195325379
eISBN:
9780199999811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.003.0004
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses ways of talking about the fears of chronically ill patients, describing the case of a 55-year-old man who had negative feelings about his hospitalization. It explains that ... More


 Noncompliance during Pregnancy

Mary Briody Mahowald

in Bioethics and Women: Across the Lifespan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195176179
eISBN:
9780199786558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176170.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Cases illustrating variables relevant to pregnant women’s noncompliance with medical recommendations intended to benefit the fetus or potential child are presented. These involve refusal of ... More


Health Insurance Patterns Nearing Retirement

Helen G. Levy

in Redefining Retirement: How Will Boomers Fare?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199230778
eISBN:
9780191710971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230778.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter asks how well Baby Boomers are protected against later-life health shocks. While exposure to such shocks is relatively high, the realization of risk appears unlikely and relatively ... More


Affirmation, 1949–1953

Simon Morrison

in The People's Artist: Prokofiev's Soviet Years

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195181678
eISBN:
9780199870806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181678.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes Prokofiev's gradual rehabilitation within the Stalinist cultural and political establishment, his successful fulfillment of commissions for pallid works on themes of youth ... More


Psychiatric Hospitalization: The Utility of Using Archival Records to Understand the Lives of Adolescent Patients

Karin M. Best and Stuart T. Hauser

in Adolescence and Beyond: Family Processes and Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199736546
eISBN:
9780199932443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736546.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

This chapter highlights the methodological challenges and potential benefits of examining archival psychiatric records to collect valuable information about the individual and family context of ... More


Multimodal Treatment of Acute Psychiatric Illness: A Guide for Hospital Diversion

Justin Simpson and Glendon Moriarty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158831
eISBN:
9780231536097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158831.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

The multimodal treatment of acute psychiatric illness involves a set of integrated, systematic interventions that stabilize individuals with severe mental illness and help them avoid unnecessary ... More


Eating or Treating? Legal and Ethical Issues Surrounding Eating Disorders

Simona Giordano

in Understanding Eating Disorders: Conceptual and Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199269747
eISBN:
9780191603129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269742.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter presents UK legislation concerning people with mental disorders. It provides an account of both Statute and Case Law, and It explains issues such as competence and coercive treatment in ... More


Family caregiving in hospitals and palliative care units

Betty Ferrell, Tami Borneman, and Chan Thai

in Family Carers in Palliative Care: A guide for health and social care professionals

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199216901
eISBN:
9780191730252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216901.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter provides an overview of the significant challenges imposed by admission of a patient to an in-patient setting in hospitals and palliative care units and strategies for supporting family ... More


The Elderly Patient With Heart Failure

Christopher Ward and Neil Gillespie

in Supportive Care in Heart Failure

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570288
eISBN:
9780191730030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.003.0017
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter starts by discussing older patients, and by presenting the aspirations of patients with heart failure (HF) and specific age-related problems. The aetiology of HF in the elderly and the ... More


The UN Convention: The Role of Counsel

Michael L. Perlin

in International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law: When the Silenced are Heard

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195393231
eISBN:
9780199914548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393231.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

If there has been any constant in modern mental disability law in its near-forty-year history, it is the near-universal reality that counsel assigned to represent individuals at involuntary civil ... More


Getting the outcome measure right

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/9780198529743.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter considers the individual and the population approaches to assessing health outcomes. Death, hospitalization, quality of life, cost, disability, inequality, and health literacy are ... More


To Chkalovskiy Rayon

Jeanne Guillemin

in Anthrax: The Investigation of a Deadly Outbreak

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222045
eISBN:
9780520927100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222045.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter studies the author's trip to Chkalovskiy rayon in order to start interviewing the families of the outbreak victims, a region which is named after Chkalov, a famous Russian pilot, and ... More


Development of the Topic and Perspective

Sue E. Estroff

in Making It Crazy: An Ethnography of Psychiatric Clients in an American Community

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520054516
eISBN:
9780520907751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520054516.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book introduces the lives of forty-three people who participated in a community treatment program intended as an alternative to their psychiatric hospitalization. It also aims to discover their ... More


Changing Mortality and the Role of Medicine

Stephen J. Kunitz

in Disease Change and the Role of Medicine: The Navajo Experience

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520049260
eISBN:
9780520909649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520049260.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter argues that as the health care system increasingly confronts problems such as alcohol abuse and automobile accidents, the socialization function of medicine assumes greater importance ... More


Health Systems and Public Health Thinking

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/9780197510384.003.0021
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter addresses how homelessness affects health. The disordered lives of homeless patients disrupt appointment-keeping and medication adherence, even as they generate need for more treatment ... More


Clarifying Medical Bankruptcy

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/9780197510384.003.0032
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter explores medical bankruptcy, which is a much-debated topic, with most questions focused on exactly how many people file for it and how often it occurs. In 2005, Elizabeth Warren and her ... More


Entering the Palace of Technology

Muriel R. Gillick M.D.

in Old and Sick in America: The Journey through the Health Care System

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635248
eISBN:
9781469635255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635248.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine and Older People

Hospitals are both potentially life-saving and dangerous. For vulnerable older people, the hospital poses the risk of developing acute confusion, adverse drug reactions, falls, and loss of ... More


“So that I can carry on”

Arthur W. Frank

in The Renewal of Generosity: Illness, Medicine, and How to Live

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226260150
eISBN:
9780226260259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226260259.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter tells the story of a palliative care nurse, Linda, and the generosity of the care she offers. Linda, speaking in a brief interview excerpt, describes her relationship with a patient ... More


General Effects of Pediatric Diseases on Cognition and Behavior

Mari Hysing and Astri J. Lundervold

in Cognitive and Behavioral Abnormalities of Pediatric Diseases

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195342680
eISBN:
9780197562598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195342680.003.0006
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

In this chapter, pediatric diseases are defined as “illnesses that affect a person for an extended period of time, often for life, and that require medical ... More


Music and well-being during illness

Costanza Preti and Katrina S. McFerran

in The Child as Musician: A handbook of musical development

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198744443
eISBN:
9780191805776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744443.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The experience of a significant illness and related hospitalization during childhood can have a powerful impact on children’s development. Children may miss opportunities to engage in school ... More


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