Improving Healthcare Through Advocacy: A Guide for the Health and Helping Professions / Edition 1

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Overview

While vulnerable populations are most susceptible to lack of health care and inadequate services, all consumers are potentially at risk. This book uses an intervention framework and first-person case studies from health care workers and consumers to illustrate how everyone in the health care system can advocate effectively. Cases are provided from a wide range of health professionals and consumers. Written in a clear, jargon-free style, this book focuses on health care access and the treatment of vulnerable populations. Essential reading for social workers and front line health care workers.

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What People Are Saying

From the Publisher
"Bruce Jansson's thoughtful and innovative book will appeal to students in social work, nursing, and public health as well as those working in the health field of practice. The case examples are extraordinary, and Jansson provides the ideas, context, and theoretical base for readers to acquire the skills of advocacy in healthcare. This is by far the best advocacy book I have seen."
Gary Rosenberg, Ph.D., Director, Division of Social Work & Behavioral Science Mount Sinai

"Improving Healthcare Through Advocacy is a terrific description of opportunities for advocacy intervention and provides the skill sets necessary for effective advocacy. A needed book."
Laura Weil, Director, Health Advocacy Program, Sarah Lawrence College

"Improving Healthcare Through Advocacy is an invaluable resource for practitioners working in the healthcare field as well as for students. It very thoroughly covers healthcare advocacy issues, contains real-world case examples, and provides a clear, step-by-step framework for practicing advocacy."
Kimberly Campbell, ACSW, LCSW, Department of Social Work, Ball State University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470505298
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/25/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 623,387
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

BRUCE S. JANSSON is the Margaret W. Driscoll/Louise M. Clevenger Professor of Social Policy and Administration at the University of Southern California. He has also served as the Moses Distinguished Research Professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

1 Embedding Advocacy in the U.S. Health System.

2 How the U.S. Health System Contributes to Consumers' SevenProblems.

3 An Advocacy Practice Framework: Tasks, Skills, andActions.

4 Case Advocacy Skills.

5 Advocacy to Protect Consumers' Ethical Rights.

6 Advocacy to Improve Consumers' Quality of Care.

7 Advocacy to Promote Culturally Competent Health Services.

8 Using Advocacy to Promote Prevention in Health.

9 Using Advocacy to Help Consumers Finance Their Healthcare.

10 Advocacy for Healthcare Consumers Needing Mental HealthServices.

11 Advocacy to Help Consumers Receive Community-Based Care.

12 A Framework for Policy Advocacy by HealthcareProfessionals.

13 Using Policy Advocacy to Embed Advocacy in HealthcareOrganizations.

14 Policy Advocacy in Community, Electoral, and GovernmentSettings.

References.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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