Social Work and Global Health Inequalities Policy and Practice Developments

ISBN-10: 1847421954
ISBN-13: 9781847421951
Edition: 2009
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Description: This title provides a uniques snapshot of a new global social work that is responsive to local conditions and circumstances but seeks partners in the international struggle for equity, rights and social justice.

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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Policy Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

This title provides a uniques snapshot of a new global social work that is responsive to local conditions and circumstances but seeks partners in the international struggle for equity, rights and social justice.

Paul Bywaters, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Coventry University, Eileen McLeod, School of Health and Social Studies, University of Warwick and Lindsey Napier, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney

List of tables and figures
Notes on contributors
Introduction
Social work and global health inequalities
Global health inequalities: issues for social work
The right to health: illusion or possibility?
Health, equity and social justice
Health and the environment
The health impacts of political conflict: new engagements for social work?
Reproduction in the global marketplace
Laying the foundations for good health in childhood
Violence, abuse and health
Long-term illness and disability: inequalities compounded
Social work intervention: addressing global health inequalities
Framing health inequalities as targets for social work
Poverty and health policy in China
All things equal? Social work and lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) global health inequalities
The role of advocacy assessment and action in resolving health-compromising stress in the lives of older African American homeless women
Preventive social work intervention and health promotion
Empowerment as a social determinant of Indigenous Australian health: the case of the Family Wellbeing programme
Social work in rural China: advancing women's health and well-being in the village
Social capital and health outcomes: implications for social work practice
Developing new forms of service design and delivery
Addressing mental health inequalities in Scotland through community conversation
Improving psychosocial care for cancer patients
Developing the evidence base for practice and polic
From research to policy: advocacy for families caring for children with life-limiting conditions
Data-mining'victim of crime' presentations in hospital emergency departments: a research tool with wider significance
Promoting health equality through evidence-based study health care access for Pakistani women and their children in Hong Kong
Social work education for awareness and practice
HIV/AIDS education and awareness campaign: reaching the unreached through distance learning
Social work education and indigenous health
The challenges of training social workers for health care in South Africa
Global health inequalities: social work policy and practice development
Addressing health inequalities: the role of service user and people's health movements
Engagement in international practice and policy development
Conclusion: emerging themes for practice and policy development
Index

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