Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care

Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in

Racial and ethnic disparities in health care are known to reflect access to care and other issues that arise from differing socioeconomic conditions. There is, however, increasing evidence that even after such differences are accounted for, race and ethnicity remain significant predictors of the quality of health care received. In Unequal Treatment, a panel of experts documents this evidence and explores how persons of color experience the health care environment. The book examines how disparities in treatment may arise in health care systems and looks at aspects of the clinical encounter that may contribute to such disparities. Patients’ and providers’ attitudes, expectations, and behavior are analyzed. How to intervene? Unequal Treatment offers recommendations for improvements in medical care financing, allocation of care, availability of language translation, community-based care, and other arenas. The committee highlights the potential of cross-cultural education to improve providerâ€"patient communication and offers a detailed look at how to integrate cross-cultural learning within the health professions. The book concludes with recommendations for data collection and research initiatives. Unequal Treatment will be vitally important to health care policymake...

  • ASIN: 0309085322

A Treatment Improvement Protocol - Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioral Health Services - Tip 57

A Treatment Improvement Protocol - Trauma-Informed Care in

Treatment Improvement Protocols (Tips) are developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Samhsa) within the U.S. Department of Health and HumanServices (Hhs). Each Tip involves the development of topic-specific best practice guidelines for the prevention and treatment of substance use and mental disorders. Tips draw on the experience and knowledge of clinical, research, and administrative experts of various forms of treatment andprevention. Tips are distributed to facilities and individuals across the country. Published Tips can be accessed via the Internet at http://store.samhsa.gov. Although each consensus-based Tip strives to include an evidence base for the practices it recommends, Samhsa recognizes that behavioral health is continually evolving, and research frequently lags behind the innovations pioneered in the field. A major goal of each Tip is to convey "front-line" information quickly but responsibly. If research supports a particular approach, citations are provided.

  • ASIN: 1365543676

Treatment Planning for Person-Centered Care: Shared Decision Making for Whole Health (Practical Resources for the Mental Health Professional)

Treatment Planning for Person-Centered Care: Shared Decision Making

Treatment Planning for Person-Centered Care, second edition, guides therapists in how to engage clients in building and enacting collaborative treatment plans that result in better outcomes. Suitable as a reference tool and a text for training programs, the book provides practical guidance on how to organize and conduct the recovery plan meeting, prepare and engage individuals in the treatment planning process, help with goal setting, use the plan in daily practice, and evaluate and improve the results. Case examples throughout help clarify information applied in practice, and sample documents illustrate assessment, objective planning, and program evaluation.Presents evidence basis that person-centered care works Suggests practical implementation adviceCase studies translate principles into practiceAddresses entire treatment process from assessment & treatment to outcome evaluationAssists in building the skills necessary to provide quality, person-centered, culturally competent care in a changing service delivery systemUtilizes sample documents, showing examples of how to write a plan, etc.Helps you to improve the quality of services and outcomes, while maintain optimum reimbursement

  • Brand: imusti
  • ASIN: 0123944481

Psychological Treatment of Medical Patients in Integrated Primary Care (Clinical Health Psychology)

Psychological Treatment of Medical Patients in Integrated Primary

Integrated care can be a daunting environment for mental health providers. ​Even experienced clinicians may feel uncertain about their role in integrated care settings, and the precise nature of their responsibilities toward other care providers and patients.    This concise volume provides an overview of integrated primary care for mental health professionals. In clear, straightforward language, it describes the benefits and key components of integrated care, with a special emphasis on the Primary Care Behavioral Health model of service delivery. Guided by competencies developed by the American Psychological Association and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, clinicians learn to use standard resources, such as the Patient Health Questionnaire, to work within a larger team to effectively treat a wide range of chronic medical conditions, behavioral health disorders, sub-clinical problems, and unhealthy lifestyle behaviors that commonly present in primary care patients.     The Clinical Health Psychology Series is designed to provide a comprehensive but concise overview of practice in specific areas including: integrated primary care, women’s reproductive health, cardiology, oncology, and pain. Each book in the series is designed to provide broad coverag...

  • ASIN: 1433828022

Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook

Dog Owner's Home Veterinary

The classic bestseller—expanded and updatedThe guide dog lovers have relied on for more than twenty-seven years, this handbook has been extensively revised to include the latest information on everything from canine healthcare to nutrition to holistic treatments. Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook, Fourth Edition, is the definitive guide for every dog owner. It puts vital information at your fingertips, with:An index of signs and symptoms to help you find information fastClearly written, step-by-step directions for handling common canine ailments and problemsA chapter on emergencies that explains what to do immediately for shock, broken bones, burns, dehydration, heat stroke, poisoning, insect stings and bites, wounds, and moreHundreds of photos and drawings that illustrate what to look for and what to do to provide the best care for your dogA glossary of termsWith this guide, you'll know when to rush your pet to the vet and when you can begin treatment at home. You'll communicate more effectively with your vet. You'll have the latest information on every aspect of your dog's medical care when you need it. This is the hands-on reference you'll trust again and again.

  • Brand: Eldredge, Debra M./ Carlson, Delbert G./ Carlson, Liisa D./ Giffin, James M.
  • ASIN: 0470067853

Doing the Right Thing: An Approach to Moral Issues in Mental Health Treatment

Doing the Right Thing: An Approach to Moral

Here is the first practical guide for dealing with the moral issues that regularly confront clinicians in their work. Written for all mental health professionals, Doing the Right Thing: An Approach to Moral Issues in Mental Health Treatment offers a framework both for making moral decisions concerning the treatment of patients and for helping patients deal with their own moral concerns. Drawing on current thinking in several disciplines, Doing the Right Thing introduces the concept of moral functioning as a basis for therapeutic influence. Numerous case examples illustrate how to - Assess patients' ability to function morally -- Learn how six basic capacities needed for moral functioning develop, and how identifying problems in an individual's moral functioning can help guide the formulation of a treatment plan.- Treat patients with problems functioning morally -- Appreciate when it is time to set aside neutrality as a therapeutic stance in favor of a more direct approach to helping patients make moral commitments, decisions and self-assessments and develop moral character.- Deal with the moral aspects of clinical decision-making -- Develop a framework for making moral choices in planning the direction of treatment, confronting resistance and addressing problems in caring effecti...

  • Brand: Brand: Amer Psychiatric Pub
  • ASIN: 1585620831

Clinical Guide to Skin and Wound Care (Clinical Guide: Skin & Wound Care)

Clinical Guide to Skin and Wound Care (Clinical

Accelerate your skin and wound care with the Clinical Guide to Skin and Wound Care, Seventh Edition .This compact and sensibly organized guide is vital to providing optimal care. Look forward to:• Updated advice on skin care products helps you make the right choices.• Current documentation regulations, so that you can properly illustrate wound healing.• New chapters on lymphedema and best practices.• Profiles of more than 300 products, in A to Z organization for easy identification.• Benchmark outcomes help you take your care to the next level... and more.You’ll accurately assess, plan, and monitor wound care using the most current, best nursing practices.This useful resource will help both clinicians and institutions deliver wound care that's both appropriate for patient needs and cost-effective for the institution.Featuring important new information on documentation regulations, including helpful checklists, and offering take-away highlights in every chapter, this useful resource also provides new content on lymphedema management guidelines, negative pressure wound therapy, and capturing data using today's media capabilities.Part 1 covers the fundamentals of skin and wound care , including assessment, treatment, prevention, nutrition, and documentation. From identif...

  • Brand: Brand: Lippincott Williams Wilkins
  • ASIN: 1609136799

Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioral Health Services, a Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP 57)

Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioral Health Services, a Treatment

  • ASIN: B00UZO7WT8

Mental Health Care in the College Community

Mental Health Care in the College

Mental health concerns are the most serious and prevalent health problems among students in higher education. Increasingly effective psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatments have facilitated matriculation for students with histories of anxiety, mood, personality, eating and substance abuse disorders. This phenomenon has been accompanied by a striking increase in the number of previously undiagnosed students requesting treatment. College and university mental health programs struggle to care for larger numbers of students, necessitating greater interdisciplinary collaboration in treatment, research, outreach, and educational services. This book fills an important gap in the literature and provides a comprehensive resource for nearly every aspect of college mental health. It includes a strong emphasis on the training and education of graduate and professional students for future work in this field. Chapters are devoted to the significant ethical and legal issues related to treatment and associated administrative and policy challenges. Scholarly chapters on the promise of community mental health and public health approaches are especially innovative. There is also a chapter on international issues in college mental health which will be helpful to those students studyin...

  • ASIN: 0470746181

Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care

Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health

The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care is a professional-level textbook with contributions by multiple expert researchers and therapists in the field. This book brings together the science and the practice of yoga therapy supports the emergence of yoga therapy as a credible profession comprehensively summarizes research findings and their practical implications for professionals who use yoga or refer patients for yoga practice includes chapter contributions by leading biomedical researchers of yoga reviews the scientific evidence base for yoga for a wide variety of medical conditions Provides brief contributions by expert yoga therapists describing practical implementation issues relevant to yoga for specific conditions. The editors include three eminent yoga therapy researchers and one renowned practitioner in the field. They have brought together an experienced team of researchers and yoga therapist contributors. This book will prove essential to yoga therapists, physical therapists, medical doctors, psychologists and other health professionals interested in yoga as a therapeutic intervention.

  • Brand: imusti
  • ASIN: 1909141208
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