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Participation and Culture

Sabina Alkire

in Valuing Freedoms: Sen's Capability Approach and Poverty Reduction

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199245796
eISBN:
9780191600838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245797.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Each of the four chapters of Part I of the book synthesizes one aspect that must be specified in the operationalization of the capability approach, then proposes a framework for doing so. This fourth ... More


Counting on Mother’s Love: The Global Politics of Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Eastern Africa

Karen Marie Moland and Astrid Blystad

in Anthropology and Public Health: Bridging Differences in Culture and Society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195374643
eISBN:
9780199865390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374643.003.0017
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

In areas where breastfeeding is normative and essential to infant survival, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) represents a public health dilemma. This chapter discusses the ... More


On the horizon

Kim Steele and Sherry Ahrentzen

in At Home With Autism: Designing housing for the spectrum

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447307976
eISBN:
9781447303817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447307976.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

As awareness of the needs and aspirations of people with autism grows, new ideas and innovations that assist autistic adults live the lives they choose have begun to appear with increasing ... More


Death and Dignity: A Case of Individualized Decision Making  

Timothy E. Quill

in Caring for Patients at the End of Life: Facing an Uncertain Future Together

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195139402
eISBN:
9780199999859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139402.003.0004
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter relates a case of individualized decision making in a patient named Diane who was diagnosed with acute leukemia. In the author's conversation with Diane and her family about her ... More


Reducing Unwarranted Variation in Clinical Practice by Supporting Clinicians and Patients in Decision Making

Albert G. Mulley and John E. Wennberg

in Better Doctors, Better Patients, Better Decisions: Envisioning Health Care 2020

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262016032
eISBN:
9780262298957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016032.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

Variation in clinical practice in seemingly similar populations of patients has been described for more than seventy years. International collaboration to increase understanding of the sources of ... More


The Speak Good English Movement: A web-user’s perspective

Paul Bruthiaux

in English in Singapore: Modernity and Management

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028436
eISBN:
9789882206939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028436.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the policy goals and principal activities of the Speak Good English Movement (SGEM) in Singapore. The findings suggests that this campaign is in conflict with the simultaneous ... More


Constructing Green: Challenging Conventional Building Practices

Monica Ponce de Leon

in Constructing Green: The Social Structures of Sustainability

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019415
eISBN:
9780262315388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019415.003.0015
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

From the onset of industrialization, material production in the various design fields—from industrial design to the design of environments and buildings—has had and continues to have a devastating ... More


Women’s Rights, Human Rights, and the State: Reconfiguring Gender and Mental Health Concerns in India

Anubha Sood

in Gendering Mental Health: Knowledges, Identities, and Institutions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199453535
eISBN:
9780199085408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453535.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter addresses the paradoxes that the state is caught in, offering ‘modern’ care through the mental hospitals, with their obsolete designs, while phasing out indigenous healing systems. It ... More


Identity Constructions for ‘Mentally Disturbed’ Women: Identities versus Institutions

Bhargavi V. Davar

in Gendering Mental Health: Knowledges, Identities, and Institutions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199453535
eISBN:
9780199085408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453535.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

‘Healthing’ is a process and an everyday practice, and women struggle with establishing a routine about it, which we can repeat every day. What brings sustaining states of wellness and freedom from a ... More


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