Problem Solving for Better Health

The progress of the projects was also presented in publications of the Polish Society of Hygiene and DHF, including Problem Solving for Better Health—Polish Health Information Digest. The National Coordinator for PSBH in Poland is Dr.

Problem Solving for Better Health

Problem Solving for Better Healthcovers human potential and possibilities for change in a global environment where health issues have now reached crisis proportions. Through the Dreyfus Health Foundation's Problem Solving for Better HealthÆ and related programs, this book presents innovative methodologies that promote grass-roots solutions to pressing health issues. A progress report and call to further action, the book speaks to such issues in 27 countries, including the United States. With contributions from Dreyfus Health Foundation international program leaders and esteemed health care practitioners and educators, Problem Solving for Better Health presents practical interventions through community and institutional initiatives to improve health and quality of life. The tools presented are currently integrated into nursing and medical curricula internationally, including 75 medical institutions in India and 20 in China. This book is an essential resource for doctors, nurses, public health care providers, and individuals working at the community, institutional, and policy levels. Co-publication with the Dreyfus Health Foundation, this book: Offers new approaches to health challenges at the local level for teachers and students in nursing, public health, medicine, and health policy programs Provides useful problem-solving tools now in use in various settings internationally Gives examples of interventions that have influenced policy in and across institutions and at the national level Incorporates perspectives from international health leaders

Mathematics for Health Professionals

An international approach to Problem Solving for Better Health NursingTM (PSBHN). International Nursing Review, 54, 101–106. Hoyt-Hudson, P. (2011a). Problem solving for better health nursing. In B. H. Smith, J. J. Fitzpatrick, ...

Mathematics for Health Professionals

THE FIRST BOOK TO PRESENT THE SUCCESSES, CHALLENGES, AND OPPORTUNITIES OF GLOBAL HEALTH NURSING This text is designed specifically for nurses and nursing students who have an interest in global health as a specialty, regardless of experience or education level. It reflects both the unique contributions of the nursing profession and of other disciplines, which is in keeping with the editors' perspective on how to bring about lasting change. The text views global health through a nursing lens, but maintains this awareness and appreciation of interprofessionalism throughout. The editors and contributors have firsthand experience of the complex dynamics in achieving global health, and bring a wealth of knowledge to this important field, which has grown as a course and specialty. The text depicts the worldwide expansion of nursing partnerships between resource-rich and resource-limited countries, discusses challenges and obstacles, and provides cases and guidance on how to achieve global health. It will appeal to all nurses, from student nurses embarking on a global health experience to more experienced global health nurses who offer professional nursing expertise from around the world. The text responds to a recent WHO mandate, which seeks the input of nurses and midwives as part of an interprofessional team of key strategists for facilitating global health. "The Lancet" report is also an important document used throughout the text, and an interview with Dr. Julio Frenk, author of that report, is included. Social, political, cultural, economic, and environmental factors--including climate change--are integrated into determinants of global health. The text covers the foundations of global health, including the emerging concept of climate justice, the ethical context of global health, and the importance of interprofessional education. It addresses key issues of global health with a focus on poor and vulnerable individuals--particularly women and children--and those living in areas of conflict. In addition to describing notable accomplishments toward achieving global health, the book focuses on the need for increasing access to primary care, improving clinical practice through expanded education, and engaging interdisciplinary researchers in discovery of viable solutions. The book includes the perspectives of nurses and colleagues from other disciplines in both resource-rich and resource-limited countries. References provide resources for additional study, and PowerPoint slides and a test bank for instructors accompany the text. KEY FEATURES Case studies depict real-world experiences Presents firsthand knowledge of global health dynamics, challenges, and opportunities Provides a wealth of information from multiple perspectives Authored by contributors across a variety of clinical and academic roles who are experienced in global health nursing and global health Includes chapters written by nurses from both resource-limited and resource-rich countries Suellen Breakey, PhD, RN, is assistant professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, in Boston, Massachusetts, where she teaches accelerated BSN students. She completed her BS in biology at Salem State University, an MSN in critical care nursing at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, and a PhD in nursing at Boston College Connell School of Nursing. Her research area is the nurse's role in treatment decision making in seriously ill adults. Her clinical interests are cardiac surgical and critical care nursing. Dr. Breakey's global nursing efforts are focused on prevention and treatment of rheumatic heart disease in resource-limited settings. She is a leader in Team Heart, a nonprofit organization that works in Rwanda. Dr. Breakey led a team that developed the teaching modules, both written materials and videos, which were translated into Kinyarwanda language for their patients. She has also organized and participated in ongoing nursing professional development

Global Health Nursing in the 21st Century

An international approach to Problem Solving for Better Health NursingTM (PSBHN). International Nursing Review, 54, 101–106. Hoyt-Hudson, P. (2011a). Problem solving for better health nursing. In B. H. Smith, J. J. Fitzpatrick, ...

Global Health Nursing in the 21st Century

THE FIRST BOOK TO PRESENT THE SUCCESSES, CHALLENGES, AND OPPORTUNITIES OF GLOBAL HEALTH NURSING This text is designed specifically for nurses and nursing students who have an interest in global health as a specialty, regardless of experience or education level. It reflects both the unique contributions of the nursing profession and of other disciplines, which is in keeping with the editors’ perspective on how to bring about lasting change. The text views global health through a nursing lens, but maintains this awareness and appreciation of interprofessionalism throughout. The editors and contributors have firsthand experience of the complex dynamics in achieving global health, and bring a wealth of knowledge to this important field, which has grown as a course and specialty. The text depicts the worldwide expansion of nursing partnerships between resource-rich and resource-limited countries, discusses challenges and obstacles, and provides cases and guidance on how to achieve global health. It will appeal to all nurses, from student nurses embarking on a global health experience to more experienced global health nurses who offer professional nursing expertise from around the world. The text responds to a recent WHO mandate, which seeks the input of nurses and midwives as part of an interprofessional team of key strategists for facilitating global health. The Lancet report is also an important document used throughout the text, and an interview with Dr. Julio Frenk, author of that report, is included. Social, political, cultural, economic, and environmental factors—including climate change—are integrated into determinants of global health. The text covers the foundations of global health, including the emerging concept of climate justice, the ethical context of global health, and the importance of interprofessional education. It addresses key issues of global health with a focus on poor and vulnerable individuals—particularly women and children—and those living in areas of conflict. In addition to describing notable accomplishments toward achieving global health, the book focuses on the need for increasing access to primary care, improving clinical practice through expanded education, and engaging interdisciplinary researchers in discovery of viable solutions. The book includes the perspectives of nurses and colleagues from other disciplines in both resource-rich and resource-limited countries. References provide resources for additional study, and PowerPoint slides and a test bank for instructors accompany the text. KEY FEATURES Case studies depict real-world experiences Presents firsthand knowledge of global health dynamics, challenges, and opportunities Provides a wealth of information from multiple perspectives Authored by contributors across a variety of clinical and academic roles who are experienced in global health nursing and global health Includes chapters written by nurses from both resource-limited and resource-rich countries

Global Health Nursing

Dreyfus Health Foundation. (n.d). Problem Solving for Better HealthTM (PSBHTM): Participants' handbook. Gien, L., Taylor, S., Barter, K., Nguyen, T., Bui, X. M., & Nguyen, T. L. (2007). Poverty reduction by improving health and social ...

Global Health Nursing

This innovative text for graduate and undergraduate nursing students fills a void in global health nursing literature by providing essential tools and strategies for building and sustaining productive international partnerships. Based on the premise that partnership is paramount for sustainable outcomes, the book demonstrates how nurses can build sustainable health programs that will improve health outcomes worldwide. Written by two highly experienced global nurses, the book offers expert guidance gained from many years of successful involvement in international collaboration that is supported by detailed real-life examples. It will be of particular interest to nurse educators who undertake projects with their students to ensure that both students and host partners are able to meet their collaborative goals. Additionally, the text provides information that will help nurse educators to perpetuate a successful educational program even after they depart or funding ends.

Public Health in the 21st Century 3 volumes

Optimizing the use of available resources: problem solving for better health. World Health Forum. 1994;15:9–15. Dreyfus Health Foundation. Problem solving for better health handbook. http:// www.dhfglobal.org. Published 2009.

Public Health in the 21st Century  3 volumes

This extensive, cutting-edge compilation of essays on key public health topics is a must-read for professionals, students, and researchers, with topics focusing on the effects of climate change on health, global issues including treatment and prevention of diseases, health care policy issues, health care needs of special populations, gender-based violence, and current issues in ethics and human rights. • Contributions by more than 100 distinguished, international scholars • Numerous tables, charts, and figures depicting examples of health status • Contents grouped by subject for continuity and ease of reference • An extensive bibliography in each chapter

Better Health Wellbeing Professionals Ask Better Questions

Any problems that I can help you with?” You can see where this is going — with the best will in the world, Heather-lane then fell into the trap of using her creative problem-solving skills to try to sort them out!

Better Health   Wellbeing Professionals Ask Better Questions

Do you want to make a bigger difference in people's lives by enabling them to manage their own Health & Wellbeing? You have the ability to achieve this through one conscious act . . .by changing the way you communicate with people. Communication typically consists of too much TELLING and not enough ASKING, which inhibits people taking responsibility for their own lives. This 'easy read' book gives practical tips that will enable you to enhance your communication skills and professional practice so that you can empower patients/clients, resulting in more engagement and motivation towards self-care. Ultimately, this will lead to less dependence upon services that are already struggling to cope, as well as healthier and happier people in the world. Develop best practice in your communication, become a Potentialiser and bring out the best in your patients, clients and colleagues!

Giving Through Teaching

The Dreyfus Health Foundation programmatic initiative, Problem Solving for Better Health Nursing stands out for its specific focus on nurses and nursing as a key solution to health challenges. The Dreyfus Health Foundation uses a ...

Giving Through Teaching

Giving Through Teaching presents compelling stories of nurse educators and their students who have given their time, talents, skills, and resources to make the world a better place. Sharing stories from more than 70 nurse educators, this unique book inspires nurses to continue the work of their peers and to tell their own stories. Highlighting the efforts of U.S. nurse educators both at home and abroad-from areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina to Iraq-the text showcases the diversity of the nursing profession itself. This collection of stories also examines how the knowledge and expertise of nurse educators can help to improve health care standards and achieve the United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), such as improving maternal health and combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases. A must-have book for current and future generations of nurse educators, Giving Through Teaching: Explores global- and U.S.-based education partnerships, with stories of nurses working to improve schools, hospitals, and communities around the world Helps readers build interpersonal relationships with others Includes stories from nurse educators who have been honored by their peers, including Legends of the American Academy of Nursing and recipients of the International Council of Nurses International Achievement Award Will contribute funds raised from book sales to scholarships for future nursing students through the NLN Foundation (NLNF)

World Report on Knowledge for Better Health

Beyond learning and problem solving, the osmosis of knowledge between the health system and the health research systems should lead, ultimately, to a capacity for innovation in health improvement, based on a willingness to reach beyond ...

World Report on Knowledge for Better Health

This book reviews the current state of health research and concludes that: more investment is needed, research need to be managed more effectively to help strengthen health systems and build public confidence in science; stronger emphasis should be placed on translating knowledge into action. There are five sections: learning to improve health, gives an overview and some historical perspective; towards a scientific basis for health systems; strengthening health research systems; linking research to action; and recommendations and an action plan.

OECD Health Policy Studies Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes Policies for Better Health and Quality of Care

One of the more studied pay-for-performance schemes is the united kingdom's Quality Outcomes framework (QOf). ... compliant with medications, good problem-solving and coping skills and risk-reduction behaviours (aaDE, 2008).

OECD Health Policy Studies Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes  Policies for Better Health and Quality of Care

This report examines how countries perform in their ability to prevent, manage and treat cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes.

Nursing Leadership from the Outside In

I can state that without hesitation because of what I have seen nurses be capa— ble of doing over the past 15 years as part of the Dreyfus Health Foundation's ProblemSolving for Better Health—Nursing (PSBH—N) program.

Nursing Leadership from the Outside In

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Poverty and Health A Crisis Among America s Most Vulnerable 2 volumes

development, improve health outcomes, and reduce racial disparities in the Delta Region. ... In addition, through use of the Dreyfus Health Foundation's Problem Solving for Better Health methodology for community engagement, ...

Poverty and Health  A Crisis Among America s Most Vulnerable  2 volumes

A collection of in-depth essays focused on the health issues facing the poorest populations in the United States as it relates to the common good of all Americans. • Covers the plight of those most vulnerable in our current health care system, including the elderly, homeless people, and low-income minority youth • Brings together an interdisciplinary group of authors with diversified views on the relationship between health and poverty • Provides comprehensive coverage of both physical and mental health issues affecting Americans today • Details the causes of poor health for America's poverty-stricken infants, children, adolescents, and adults

Building Better Health

The latter comprises 57 lessons focusing on self-control, emotional awareness, peer relations, and problem solving. The “fast track” curriculum was associated prospectively with reduced hyperactive, disruptive behavior and improved ...

Building Better Health

This manual provides guidance on proven disease prevention strategies and practical behavioral science principles for health workers involved in all levels of planning and operating local and regional health programmes. Issues discussed include: basic disease prevention principles; community health intervention strategies; improving health throughout the life cycle; leading forms of death and disability including brain and behavioural disorders, cardiovascular diseases, strokes and cancers; and successful strategies for behavioural change.

Building Better Health Care Leadership for Canada

It is in the best interest of decision makers and their organizations that this problem-solving approach should rest on the strongest foundation possible. Scientific evidence constitutes such a foundation.

Building Better Health Care Leadership for Canada

Building Better Health Care Leadership for Canada explains the development and implementation of the Executive Training in Research Application (EXTRA) program. Managed and funded by the Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Nurses Association, the Quebec Consortium, and the Canadian College of Health Leaders, EXTRA is a two-year national fellowship program that uses the principles of adult learning theory as well as practical projects to educate senior health care leaders in making more consistent use of research evidence in their management roles. Fellows apply the theory learned in residency sessions and educational activities to projects within their home organizations. The authors identify the imperative for better use of evidence, outline the core elements of the curriculum, and capture the real-world experience of regional leaders and fellows involved in making specific changes informed by research-based evidence within their organization. Contributors include Jean-Louis Denis (École nationale d'administration publique), Terrence Sullivan (Cancer Care Ontario), Owen Adams (Canadian Medical Association), Malcolm Anderson (Queen's University), Lynda Atack, Robert Bell (University Health Network), Sam G Campbell (Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre), Sylvie Cantin (Régie régionale de la santé et des services sociaux de la Montérégie), Ward Flemons (Calgary Health Region), Dorothy Forbes, J. Sonja Glass (Grey Bruce Health Services), Paula Goering (Centre for Addiction & Mental Health, Toronto), Karen Golden-Biddle (Boston University School of Management), Jeffrey S. Hoch (University of Toronto), Paul Lamarche (Université de Montréal), Ann Langley (École des hautes études commerciales), John N. Lavis (McMaster University), Jonathan Lomas (Canadian Health Services Research Foundation), Margo Orchard (Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Ontario), Raynald Pineault (University of Montreal), Brian D. Postl (Winnipeg Regional Health Authority), Christine Power (Capital District Health Authority, Halifax), Trish Reay (University of Alberta), Jean Rochon (National Public Health Institute of Quebec), Denis A. Roy (Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de la Montérégie Longueuil), Andrea Seymour (Government of New Brunswick), Samuel B. Sheps (University of British Columbia), Micheline Ste-Marie (McGill University Health Centre), Nina Stipich (Canadian Health Services Research Foundation), David Streiner (Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Toronto), Carl Taillon (Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec), and Muriah Umoquit (Cancer Care Ontario).

Microenterprise Development for Better Health Outcomes

The education component is based on a problem - solving approach to promote certain ideal practices critical to maternal and child health and nutrition . In addition , by helping the poor to successfully manage their own self - help ...

Microenterprise Development for Better Health Outcomes

Argues for strategies that link income generation with the promotion of family health.

Breakthrough Problem Solving with Action Learning

Nationwide's big idea was simple: bring all the pieces ofa health and productivity solution under one roof by leveraging its own best practice programs as well as those of its partners. Finally, employers would be able to deal with one ...

Breakthrough Problem Solving with Action Learning

Breakthrough Problem Solving with Action Learning explores why and how action learning groups have been so successful and creative in solving complex problems. The text begins by briefly reviewing the theories that undergird the effectiveness of action learning, philosophically situating readers and pointing them in the direction of related academic works that they may wish to explore. It then turns to stories of how organizations have employed action learning in solving specific, often-encountered business problems. These cases not only serve as real-world models for how action learning can be successfully employed, but also offer inspiration and potential starting points and guidelines for other businesses that face similar problems. The book concludes with a cross-case analysis that pinpoints the ingredients necessary for breakthrough problem solving via action learning.

The Resiliency Advantage

When you follow the steps for effective problem solving, you not only solve problems better than most people, you develop self-confidence about your resiliency and sustain better health. The two-way connection between effective problem ...

The Resiliency Advantage


Encyclopedia of Family Health

However, more research is needed to examine the efficacy of different approaches to problem solving, the relationship of these approaches to specific health and psychosocial outcomes, and the acceptability of problem solving by diverse ...

Encyclopedia of Family Health

Request a FREE 30-day online trial to this title at www.sagepub.com/freetrial What is unique about the process in the discussion of healthcare and interventions to use when working with families? What assessment tools provide guidance for healthcare providers as they determine interventions for families in their care? What are the changing dimensions of contemporary family life, and what impact do those dimensions have on health promotion for families? How is family healthcare changing in terms of practices, delivery systems, costs and insurance coverage? Students are able to explore these questions and more in the Encyclopedia of Family Health. Approximately 350 signed articles written by experts from such varied fields as health and nursing, social and behavioral sciences, and policy provide authoritative, cross-disciplinary coverage. Entries examine theory, research and policy as they relate to family practice in a manner that is accessible and jargon-free. From 'Adolescent Suicide' and 'Alternative Therapies' to 'Visitation during Hospitalization' and 'Weight Problems and Genetics', this work provides coverage of a variety of issues within a family context. The Encyclopedia of Family Health provides a comprehensive summary of theory, research, practice, and policy on family health and wellness promotion for students and researchers.

National Prevention Strategy America s Plan for Better Health and Wellness

Positive mental health allows people to realize their full potential, cope with the stresses oflife, ... Enhancing problem-solving and coping skills and improving relationships supports mental and emotional well-being.310 Social ...

National Prevention Strategy  America   s Plan for Better Health and Wellness

The Affordable Care Act, landmark health legislation passed in 2010, called for the development of the National Prevention Strategy to realize the benefits of prevention for all Americans¿ health. This Strategy builds on the law¿s efforts to lower health care costs, improve the quality of care, and provide coverage options for the uninsured. Contents: Nat. Leadership; Partners in Prevention; Healthy and Safe Community Environ.; Clinical and Community Preventive Services; Elimination of Health Disparities; Priorities: Tobacco Free Living; Preventing Drug Abuse and Excessive Alcohol Use; Healthy Eating; Active Living; Injury and Violence Free Living; Reproductive and Sexual Health; Mental and Emotional Well-being. Illus. A print on demand report.

Mobilizing the Community for Better Health

To explore ways to expand coverage and access for underserved populations and broaden the definition of health, grantees formed coalitions and working groups of all shapes and sizes to engage in creative problem solving.

Mobilizing the Community for Better Health

From 1999 to 2009, The Northern Manhattan Community Voices Collaborative put Columbia University and its Medical Center in touch with surrounding community organizations and churches to facilitate access to primary care, nutritional improvement, and smoking cessation, and to broker innovative ways to access healthcare and other social services. This unlikely partnership and the relationships it forged reaffirms the wisdom of joining "town and gown" to improve a community's well-being. Staff members of participating organizations have coauthored this volume, which shares the successes, failures, and obstacles of implementing a vast community health program. A representative of Alianza Dominicana, for example, one of the country's largest groups settling new immigrants, speaks to the value of community-based organizations in ridding a neighborhood of crime, facilitating access to health insurance, and navigating the healthcare system. The editors outline the beginnings and infrastructure of the collaboration and the relationship between leaders that fueled positive outcomes. Their portrait demonstrates how grassroots solutions can create productive dialogues that help resolve difficult issues.