Vulnerable Populations in the United States / Edition 2

Paperback (Print)
Rent
Rent from BN.com
$28.22
(Save 67%)
Est. Return Date: 06/18/2015
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$50.36
(Save 40%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $9.98
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 88%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (17) from $9.98   
  • New (8) from $51.00   
  • Used (9) from $9.98   

Overview

The second edition of this important book offers a framework for learning about vulnerable populations. It is thoroughly updated to include the latest data and trends in health and health care disparities and provides a detailed synthesis of recent and increasingly expansive programs and initiatives to remedy these disparities. It incorporates Health People 2020 objectives, includes new sections on real-world clinical examples, and discusses the impact of health care reform on vulnerable populations. This book is written for students, researchers, practitioners and policymakers and contains an instructor's manual, PowerPoint slides, and downloadable sample assignments.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Mariann C. Lovell, PhD, RN (University of Cincinnati School of Nursing)
Description: This book thoroughly examines the issue of vulnerability, from concept to empirical evidence of the determinants of vulnerability to the evaluation of programs that address vulnerable populations in the United States. It is logically organized and provides current data using easy-to-understand charts, graphs and tables.
Purpose: The purpose is to call attention to the inequitable health and healthcare experiences of vulnerable populations in the United States. It proposes a framework to study the vulnerable populations and evaluates programs aimed at reducing health disparities.
Audience: According to the authors, the book is written for academics (students and researchers alike) as well as for practitioners. In my opinion, the book is very useful for healthcare workers, including nurses and physicians, program planners, such as health department administrators, and for policy makers.
Features: This is the only book that I know of that so thoroughly covers vulnerability — from presenting a well researched framework to analyzing the determinants of vulnerability to a proposal to resolve health disparities in vulnerable populations. Community determinants and the mechanisms of vulnerability are particularly well covered. The book's organization makes it easy to follow. The extensive glossary allows understanding by even the novice inquirer into vulnerable populations
Assessment: I have reviewed a number of books looking for meaningful content to help my students understand and work with vulnerable populations. This is the most comprehensive, yet understandable book on the topic.

4 Stars! from Doody
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470599358
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/21/2010
  • Series: Public Health/Vulnerable Populations Series, #23
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 244,689
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Leiyu Shi is co-director, Johns Hopkins Primary Care PolicyCenter; director, DrPH Program Taiwan Cohort; and director, AsiaMPH Program. He is also professor of health policy and managementat the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Gregory D. Stevens is assistant professor of familymedicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University ofSouthern California.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Figures, Tables, Exhibits.

Preface.

The Authors.

1 A General Framework to Study VulnerablePopulations.

Learning Objectives.

Why Study Vulnerable Populations?

Models for Studying Vulnerability.

The Vulnerability Model: A New Conceptual Framework.

Summary.

Key Terms.

Review Questions.

Essay Questions.

2 Community Determinants and Mechanisms ofVulnerability.

Learning Objectives.

Race and Ethnicity.

Socioeconomic Status.

Health Insurance.

Multiple Risk Factors.

Summary.

Key Terms.

Review Questions.

Essay Questions.

3 The Infl uence of Individual Risk Factors.

Learning Objectives.

Racial and Ethnic Disparities.

Socioeconomic Status Disparities.

Health Insurance Disparities.

Summary.

Key Terms.

Review Questions.

Essay Question.

4 The Infl uence of Multiple Risk Factors.

Learning Objectives.

Health Care Access.

Quality of Health Care.

Health Status.

Summary.

Key Terms.

Review Questions.

Essay Questions.

5 Current Strategies to Serve Vulnerable Populations.

Learning Objectives.

Programs to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities.

Programs to Eliminate Socioeconomic Disparities.

Programs to Eliminate Disparities in Health Insurance.

Summary.

Key Terms.

Review Questions.

Essay Questions.

6 Resolving Disparities in the United States.

Learning Objectives.

The Healthy People Initiative.

Framework to Resolve Disparities.

Resolving Disparities in Health and Health Care.

Integrative Approaches to Resolving Disparities.

Challenges and Barriers in Implementing the Strategies.

Course of Action for Resolving Disparities.

Summary.

Key Terms.

Review Questions.

Essay Questions.

References.

Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2015

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)