Release on 2014-12-18 | by Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk
Urgent attention needs to be directed toward diabetes care, maternal and child health care, disparities in cancer care, and quality of care. Women Women make up 51% of the U.S. population, representing a very diverse, and largely at ...
Author: Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
The #1 maternity book in the market is getting even better. Maternity and Women's Health Care, 11th Edition provides evidence-based coverage of everything you need to know about caring for women of childbearing age. Not only does this text emphasize childbearing concerns like newborn care, it also addresses wellness promotion and management of women's health problems. In describing the continuum of care, it integrates the importance of understanding family, culture, and community-based care. Boasting new medication alerts and updated content throughout, this edition covers the new maternal levels of care, and the revised AAP policy on breastfeeding and infant sleep. Expert authors of the market-leading maternity nursing textbook deliver the most accurate, up-to-date content. Clinical reasoning case studies provide you with opportunities to test and develop your analytical skills and to apply knowledge in various settings. Community Activity boxes focus on maternal and newborn activities that can be pursued in local community settings and illustrate nursing care in a variety of settings. Cultural Considerations stress the importance of considering the beliefs and health practices of patients from various cultures when providing care. Emergency boxes provide information about various emergency situations and offer a quick reference in critical situations. Family-Centered Care boxes highlight the needs and concerns of families that you should consider to provide family-centered care. Medication guides provide an important reference of drugs and their interactions. Nursing care plans include rationales for interventions and provide you with an overview of, and specific guidelines for, delivering effective nursing care. Safety alerts highlighted and integrated within the content draw attention to developing competencies related to safe nursing practice. Signs of potential complications highlight vital concerns, alerting you to signs and symptoms of complications and the immediate interventions to provide. Teaching for Self-Management boxes highlight important information that nurses need to communicate to patients and families for follow-up care.
Congress responded with the creation of the Advisory Committee on Women Veterans to assess VA's ability to provide quality health care to women veterans and to identify areas needing improvement . The Advisory Committee recommended ...
tribute to increased duplication or fragmentation within the health care system as a whole . To date , no research has compared ... These issues raise the important question of how to define and measure quality in women's health care .
Author: Carol S. Weisman
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Health & Fitness
The fact that women experience the health care system differently than men is as issue of increasing importance to health professionals as well as the general public. Yet, while women's health problems have received unprecedented attention in recent years, the unique relationship between women and health care institutions remains little understood. In Women's Health Care: Activist Traditions and InstitutionalChange, Carol Weisman examines the nature of women's health care today and how U.S.women—as both providers and consumers of health care—are seeking to change health care institutions and policy. Using a sociological perspective, Women's Health Care: Activist Traditions and Institutional Change critically examines contemporary assumptions about the health care of women in the U.S. and presents the basis for a policy agenda to improve the health care of women. The book assesses and synthesizes existing information on the state of women's health care while also presenting new data. Topics addressed include the historical, theoretical, and empirical: gender differences in health and health care; the multiplicity of providers from whom women receive health care; the need to integrate reproductive health care and other components of primary care; such new organizational forms as women's health centers; and financing.
Mapping the differences in the quality of care for women and men is a difficult enterprise, largely because of the lack of studies in this area. Scientific knowledge indicates that gender is a limiting factor for the quality of care ...
Release on 2014-01-02 | by Pranee Liamputtong Rice
It can be argued, however, that without a basic respect for clients — without quality of care — there is only limited incentive ... The need for quality of care in women's health may imply greater emphasis on the role of the midwife, ...
Author: Pranee Liamputtong Rice
Category: Health & Fitness
This collection examines enduring and topical questions in sexual and reproductive health in a range of contemporary Asian cultures. Beliefs and practices surrounding conception, pregnancy, birth, and confinement are studies in culturally specific contexts in Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Indonesia. Important and widely applicable health issues are also addressed, including the perception and management of HIV/AIDS, experiences of menopause and the interaction of cosmopolitan ("western'') medicine with traditional healthcare.
All women require universal access to quality health care , including reproductive health care , and must be made aware of their individual rights - goals that all health care providers must strive to achieve . These trends in women's ...
Author: Phyllis Carolyn Leppert
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Thoroughly revised and updated for its Second Edition, this comprehensive, practical reference is an essential resource for obstetrician-gynecologists who are increasingly responsible for primary care and need information on the diagnosis and management of non-gynecologic disorders. It offers all primary care practitioners invaluable guidance on the wide variety of problems unique to women. The book includes chapters on age-specific issues to care for female patients at each stage of life and disease-oriented chapters covering all disorders seen by primary care physicians. Disease-oriented chapters include etiology, differential diagnosis, history, physical examination, laboratory and imaging studies, treatment, and special considerations during pregnancy.
Women. Quality of care provides the fourth dimension in this context. If the midwifery workforce proves to be available, accessible and acceptable, poor- quality care can markedly limit the possibility of women receiving effective care.
Author: Joy Kemp
Publisher: Springer Nature
Category: Electronic books
This book is the first authoritative, in-depth publication about global midwifery and the contribution of skilled professional midwives to the provision of high quality maternity care, reductions in maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity. It demonstrates actions that are contributing to the achievement of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals through partnership with women and their families, enabling them to 'survive, thrive and transform'. The book explores how the world is becoming more connected through globalisation, advances in technology and innovation and yet more inequitable as women and children are disproportionately affected by issues such as poverty, environmental vulnerability, hunger, conflict, violence, and discrimination. It considers how midwives contribute to maternal and newborn health, leading to greater equity and empowerment and, ultimately, strengthening health systems. The 'three pillars' of midwifery are discussed: regulation, education and professional midwives' associations. The importance of evidence-based care is explored along with different models of midwifery and the challenges of developing professional leadership. This book also considers women's human rights to sexual and reproductive health and respectful maternity care, stressing the importance of cultural sensitivity and contextually appropriate approaches. Midwives and other professionals will benefit from this reliable resource that indicates direction and provides information about the principles and practice of professional midwifery. This text also provides universities, organisations, and individuals with a highly relevant resource to better equip them for international midwifery practice. It finally offers policy makers a reliable source of evidence-based information for consideration in various evolving national and international situations. .
The need to involve and incorporate women in national development cycles is gaining greater attention, and some countries have instituted Ministries for Women's ... Reliance on women's reporting to assess the quality of care builds on ...
Release on 2010 | by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Recommendation 2 seeks to ensure integration of women's mental health care as a part of primary care . ... equity in clinical quality of care issues by addressing the systemic reasons for the identified disparities in outcomes for women ...
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Release on 1999-08-04 | by National Cancer Policy Board
When established quality measures have been used to assess the care women receive, the following quality problems have been identified: • underuse of mammography to detect cancer early; • lack of adherence to standards for diagnosis ...
Author: National Cancer Policy Board
Publisher: National Academies Press
We all want to believe that when people get cancer, they will receive medical care of the highest quality. Even as new scientific breakthroughs are announced, though, many cancer patients may be getting the wrong care, too little care, or too much care, in the form of unnecessary procedures. How close is American medicine to the ideal of quality cancer care for every person with cancer? Ensuring Quality Cancer Care provides a comprehensive picture of how cancer care is delivered in our nation, from early detection to end-of-life issues. The National Cancer Policy Board defines quality care and recommends how to monitor, measure, and extend quality care to all people with cancer. Approaches to accountability in health care are reviewed. What keeps people from getting care? The book explains how lack of medical coverage, social and economic status, patient beliefs, physician decision-making, and other factors can stand between the patient and the best possible care. The board explores how cancer care is shaped by the current focus on evidence-based medicine, the widespread adoption of managed care, where services are provided, and who provides care. Specific shortfalls in the care of breast and prostate cancer are identified. A status report on health services research is included. Ensuring Quality Cancer Care offers wide-ranging data and information in clear context. As the baby boomers approach the years when most cancer occurs, this timely volume will be of special interest to health policy makers, public and private healthcare purchasers, medical professionals, patient advocates, researchers, and people with cancer.
Many of the key components of the quality of health care that directly affect women's utilization of services relate to provider-client interaction: information given and information asked for, respect for the client, ...
Author: Jill Gay
Category: Social Science
This is a review of the many factors that affect women's health, ranging from low socioeconomic status and the impact of the debt crisis, to more direct medical determinants, such as poor nutrition, haemorrhage, eclampsia and infection. It includes the perspectives of policy-makers, practitioners, researchers and academics. The contributors assess the reduced quality of life for women and the often unacknowledged contributions of women and girls as the backbone of production in both developing and developed countries. They call for new initiatives to understand and improve women's health, taking into account biological elements such as the life-cycle of women as well as cultural constraints and socioeconomic realities.
High turnover means lower quality care . For children in particular , high - quality care yields phenomenal long - term economic rewards and lower - quality care means that the United States ' economy is missing out on those rewards .
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Category: Electronic books
NOTE: NO FURTHER DISCOUNT FOR THIS PRINT PRODUCT -- OVERSTOCK SALE -- Significantly reduced list price Provides a comprehensive review of women in the U.S. economy so that policymakers could have a better understanding of women's essential contributions to our economy and their potential to play a stronger role in our economic recovery. Women resources collection can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/minorities-cultures-languages/women
To provide quality care to women in their childbearing years and beyond, nurses should be aware of the cultural beliefs and practices important to both themselves and individual families. • Most changes aimed at improving community ...
Author: Kathryn Rhodes Alden
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
With comprehensive coverage of maternal, newborn, and women's health nursing, Maternity & Women's Health Care, 10th Edition provides evidence-based coverage of everything you need to know about caring for women of childbearing age. It's the #1 maternity book in the market -- and now respected authors Dr. Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Dr, Shannon E. Perry, Kitty Cashion, and Kathryn R. Alden have improved readability and provided a more focused approach! Not only does this text emphasize childbearing issues and concerns, including care of the newborn, it addresses wellness promotion and management of common women's health problems. In describing the continuum of care, it integrates the importance of understanding family, culture, and community-based care. New to this edition is the most current information on care of the late preterm infant and the 2008 updated fetal monitoring standards from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. A logical organization builds understanding by presenting wellness content first, then complications. Critical Reasoning exercises offer real-life situations in which you can develop analytical skills and apply their knowledge. Teaching for Self-Management boxes offer a guide to communicating follow-up care to patients and their families. Signs of Potential Complications boxes help you recognize the signs and symptoms of complications and provide immediate interventions. Procedure boxes offer easy-to-use, step-by-step instructions for maternity skills and procedures. Emergency boxes may be used for quick reference in critical situations. Medication Guide boxes provide an important reference for common drugs and their interactions. Cultural Considerations boxes stress the importance of considering the beliefs and health practices of patients from various cultures when providing care. Family content emphasizes the importance of including family in the continuum of care. Nursing Care Plans include specific guidelines and rationales for interventions for delivering effective nursing care. Community Activity exercises introduce activities and nursing care in a variety of local settings. Student resources on the companion Evolve website include assessment and childbirth videos, animations, case studies, critical thinking exercises with answers, nursing skills, anatomy reviews, a care plan constructor, review questions, an audio glossary, and more.
Edited by: Masakazu Toi, Kyoto University, Japan Reviewed by: Paul N. Mainwaring, ICON Cancer Care, Australia Naoki ... Forces including shrinking funding mechanisms, cost and quality concerns, as well as disappointing clinical outcomes ...
Author: Sarah M. Temkin
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Cancer care delivery refers to the multiple layers of the health care system that interact to affect outcomes for patients with cancer and the quality of that care. The factors included in the care delivery system that potentially alter outcomes include social dynamics, financing systems, organizational structures and processes, health technologies, provider and individual behaviors. Because women’s health care has its own unique challenges, the intersection between cancer care delivery and women’s health is to be examined in this Frontiers in Oncology issue. The unique opportunities and challenges of improving the health care system for women with breast and gynecologic cancers are to be explored in depth. We will visit many topics of cancer care delivery with the unique perspective geared towards the care of women’s malignancies.
Release on 2018-06-25 | by World Health Organization
As highlighted in the World Health Organization (WHO) framework for improving quality of care for pregnant women during childbirth, experience of care is as important as clinical care provision in achieving the desired person-centred ...
Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
This up-to-date, comprehensive and consolidated guideline on essential intrapartum care brings together new and existing WHO recommendations that, when delivered as a package, will ensure good-quality and evidence-based care irrespective of the setting or level of health care. The recommendations presented in this guideline are neither country nor region specific and acknowledge the variations that exist globally as to the level of available health services within and between countries. The guideline highlights the importance of woman-centered care to optimize the experience of labor and childbirth for women and their babies through a holistic, human rights-based approach. It introduces a global model of intrapartum care, which takes into account the complexity and diverse nature of prevailing models of care and contemporary practice. The recommendations in this guideline are intended to inform the development of relevant national- and local-level health policies and clinical protocols. Therefore, the target audience includes national and local public health policy-makers, implementers and managers of maternal and child health programs, health care facility managers, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), professional societies involved in the planning and management of maternal and child health services, health care professionals (including nurses, midwives, general medical practitioners and obstetricians) and academic staff involved in training health care professionals.
( O'Neill , 1997 ) There does come a point in illness when quality of life becomes more important than quantity of life . ( Harris , 1985 ) The transition away from aggressive , curative care can be as difficult for members of the ...
Release on 2022-02-28 | by Jillian M. Duquaine-Watson
DISPARITIES IN PRENATAL CARE Women's experiences with prenatal care in the United States vary drastically, particularly regarding access to care and quality of care. Most women receive prenatal care through private OB/GYNs and pay for ...
Author: Jillian M. Duquaine-Watson
Category: Health & Fitness
Women are more likely than men to experience mood disorders, certain types of cancer, Alzheimer's disease, stroke, arthritis, lupus, and celiac disease. In addition, women face significantly more barriers to health care than men due to a variety of social, economic, political, and environmental factors, including inequality, poverty, legislation, and pollution. Despite this, the field of women's and girls' health remains both understudied and underfunded. Women's Health: Understanding Issues and Influences explores important topics in the field of women's health in the early 21st century, offering readers a comprehensive and informative yet accessible introduction to women's health in the United States. While some topics are unique to women's health, others illustrate how women's health and women's experiences within the U.S. health care system are different from men's, as well as how certain health issues impact women differently than men. Entries have been crafted by a diverse team of contributors with wide-ranging expertise, and each entry features a collection of further readings and cross references to other relevant entries.
National Choice Guarantee Choice of place of Choice of how to birth access care Every woman will be supported Choice ... Whilst their role, responsibility and accountability is to ensure the quality and safety of care for women during ...
Author: Sue Macdonald
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Mayes’ Midwifery, an established key textbook for students and qualified midwives, contains essential knowledge for professional practice. For this 14th edition, each section and chapter has been fully updated and enhanced by leading authors to ensure the text complies with contemporary practice and current guidelines. Added benefits are the availability of a variety of additional online resources for each chapter, including case studies, video and website links, and a bank of multiple-choice questions to test knowledge. With a strong emphasis on normal birth, the book covers the spectrum of midwifery-related topics applied to practice, providing a foundation of knowledge, and encouraging independent thought through the use of reflective exercises in each chapter and online. The book provides midwives with material that meets individual ways of learning and supports current modes of midwifery education. Mayes’ Midwifery is the text for initial preparation and for ongoing midwifery practice. New chapters on essential contemporary issues: Vulnerable women Perspectives on the future of midwifery, in a global context Evidence-based information to guide best practice Learning outcomes and Key Points in all chapters Reflective activities Now with an integrated website offering additional resources and material including: Multiple-choice questions for self-testing Case studies Reflective activities to consolidate your professional development Useful additional reading, resources and weblinks Expanded topics Downloadable materials including illustrations
Broad authority allowing secondary consultations from non - participating physicians not subject to the plan's quality standards threatens to compromise the quality of care health plan members receive . Plans select physicians who have ...