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online resource (xiv, 194 pages).
  • Growing up in George
  • Residence and relationships
  • Between silence and disclosure
  • Following the medicine
  • Care by women and children
  • Children and global health
  • Postscript: childhood tuberculosis.
Medical anthropologist Jean Hunleth chronicles the experiences of children living with parents and guardians who are suffering from these infectious diseases and shows how their perspectives matter in the global debates about health care. Children as Caregivers examines how well intentioned practitioners fail to realize how children take on active caregiving roles when their guardians become seriously ill. Using ethnographic methods, and listening to the voices of children as well as adults, Hunleth makes the caregiving work of children visible. Children actively seek to "get closer" to ill guardians by providing good care. Both children and ill adults define good care as children's attentiveness to adults' physical needs, their ability to carry out treatment and medication programs in the home, and above all, the need to maintain physical closeness and proximity.
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online resource (xv, 219 pages) : illustrations (some color)
  • Introduction
  • Determination of the immunization schedule
  • Existing data sources and systems
  • Stakeholder concerns related to the safety of the immunization schedule
  • Review of scientific findings
  • Methodological approaches to studying health outcomes associated with the current immunization schedule: options, feasibility, ethical issues, and priorities
  • Conclusions and recommendations.
"The Childhood Immunization Schedule and Safety: Stakeholder Concerns, Scientific Evidence, and Future Studies reviews scientific findings and stakeholders concerns related to the safety of the recommended childhood immunization schedule. This report also identifies potential research approaches, methodologies and study designs that could inform this question, considering strengths, weaknesses as well as ethical and financial feasibility of each approach. This report draws on data from existing surveillance systems, such as the Vaccine Safety Datalink, could be used and offers the best means for ongoing research efforts regarding the safety of the schedule. In recognition of this, future federal research approaches should: collect and assess evidence regarding public confidence in and concerns about the entire childhood immunization schedule, with the goal to improve communication with health care professionals, and between health care professionals and the public regarding safety; standardize definitions of key elements of the schedule, and relevant health outcomes; establish research priorities on the basis of epidemiological evidence, biological plausibility, and feasibility; and continue to fund and support the Vaccine Safety Datalink project to study the safety of the recommended immunization schedule"--Publisher's description.
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viii, 123 pages ; 24 cm
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xii, 213 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Preface / Michael Armacost
  • Introduction / Karen Eggleston and Shripad Tuljapurkar
  • Population aging and economic growth / David E. Bloom
  • How demography shapes individual, social, and economic transitions in Asia / Shripad Tuljapurkar
  • Changing intergenerational transfers in aging Japan / Naohiro Ogawa, Amonthep Chawla and Rikiya Matsukura
  • Gender, migration, and the well-being of the elderly in rural China / Shuzhuo Li ... [et al.]
  • Marriage and the elderly in China / Maria Porter
  • Financing health care in a rapidly aging Japan / Naoki Ikegami
  • Population aging and the introduction of long-term care insurance in South Korea / Soonman Kwon
  • Old-age pension reform in South Korea / Byongho Tchoe
  • The diabetes epidemic in the Asia-Pacific / Karen Eggleston ... [et al.]
  • Families dealing with dementia : insights from mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan / Dolores Gallagher-Thompson ... [et al.]
  • Elderly care in Singapore : the state as last resort / Meng-kin Lim.
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125 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
This document reviews the medical eligibility criteria for use of contraception, offering guidance on the safety of use of different methods for women and men with specific characteristics or known medical conditions. The recommendations are based on systematic reviews of available clinical and epidemiological research. It is a companion guideline to 'Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use'. Together, these documents are intended to be used by policy-makers, programme managers, and the scientific community, to support national programmes in the preparation of service delivery guidelines.
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computer files (xi, 171 pages)
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computer files (viii, 157 pages) ; 24 cm
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online resource (ix, 257 pages) : illustrations ; 25 cm
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computer files (xiii, 207 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm)
  • Body image issues of women over 50 / Joan C. Chrisler
  • Women and sex at midlife : desire, dysfunction, and diversity / Maureen C. McHugh
  • Living longer, healthier lives / Susan D. Lonborg and Cheryl B. Travis
  • On the move : exercise, leisure activities, and midlife women / Ruth L. Hall
  • The well-being and quality of life of women over 50 : a gendered-age perspective / Varda Muhlbauer
  • Enjoying the returns : women's friendships after 50 / Suzanna M. Rose
  • Contemporary midlife grandparenthood / Liat Kulik
  • Women over 50 : caregiving issues / Rosalie J. Ackerman and Martha E. Banks
  • Work and retirement : challenges and opportunities for women over 50 / Judith A. Sugar
  • Empowerment : a prime time for women over 50 / Florence L. Denmark and Maria D. Klara.
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2 volumes : illustrations ; 27 cm
  • v. 1. A-K
  • v. 2. L-Z.
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136 pages ; 24 cm
  • What is eugenics?
  • Science
  • Ideology
  • Society and genes
  • The history and politics of eugenics.
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computer files (xxv, 514 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm)
  • Aging and the life course / Richard A. Settersten, Jr.
  • Modeling the effects of time: integrating demographic and developmental perspectives / Duane F. Alwin, Scott M. Hofer, and Ryan J. McCammon
  • Morbidity, disability, and mortality / Kennneth C. Land and Yang Yang
  • Old age through the lens of family history / Carole Haber
  • Internal and international migration / Charles F. Longino, Jr., and Don E. Bradley
  • Diversity and aging in the United States / Ronald J. Angel and Jacqueline L. Angel
  • Social networks and health / Jennifer L. Moren-Cross and Nan Lin
  • Converging divergences in age, gender, health, and well being: strategic selection in the third age / Phyllis Moen and Donna Spencer
  • Stratification and the life course: life course capital, life course risks, and social inequality / Angela M. O'Rand
  • Intergenerational family transfers in social context / Merril Silverstein
  • Social relationships in late life / Neal Krause
  • Older workers / Melissa Hardy
  • Economic status of the aged / Karen Holden and Charles Hatcher
  • Health and aging / Kenneth F. Ferraro
  • Technological change and aging / Stephen J. Cutler
  • Religion and aging / Ellen Idler
  • Lifestyle and aging / Jon Hendricks and Laurie Russell Hatch
  • Perceived quality of life / Linda K. George
  • Aging and politics: an international perspective / Alan Walker
  • Economic security in retirement: reshaping the public private pension mix / James H. Schulz and Allan Borowski
  • Organization and financing of health care / Marilyn Moon
  • Emerging issues in long-term care / Robyn I. Stone
  • Aging and the Law / Marshall B. Kapp
  • Anti-aging medicine and science: social implications / Robert H. Binstock, Jennifer R. Fishman, and Thomas E. Johnson
  • Aging and justice / Martin Kohli.
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xxii, 200 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Acknowledgments
  • First preface
  • Second preface
  • Introduction
  • pt. 1. The human drama of abortion
  • 1. Listening to women : why they have abortions
  • The story of a peasant
  • A middle-class urban woman
  • A young, idealistic career woman
  • A mature, well-to-do physician
  • A working-class teenager
  • 2. The meaning of words
  • The need to define terms related to abortion
  • The reproductive process
  • From embryo to newborn baby
  • The beginning of pregnancy and of a new individual
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Defining induced abortion
  • Safe and unsafe abortion
  • Methods of pregnancy termination
  • "Partial-birth" abortion
  • Menstrual regulation
  • 3. The magnitude of induced abortion
  • Worldwide estimations
  • Regional differences in induced abortions
  • Regional differences in unsafe abortions
  • 4. Consequences of unsafe abortion
  • Maternal mortality
  • Physical complications
  • Psychological consequences
  • Social consequences
  • Economic consequences
  • Factors that influence the severity of the consequences of abortion
  • 5. Why women get pregnant when they do not want to
  • Lack of knowledge of contraceptive methods
  • Lack of access to contraceptive methods
  • Failure of contraceptive methods
  • Lack of control in sexual relationships
  • 6. When is a pregnancy so unwanted that it ends in abortion?
  • The absence of the father
  • Financial constraints
  • The inability to provide good parenting/interference with life prospects
  • Conflict with prevailing social norms
  • Health concerns
  • Lack of social support
  • pt. 2. Values
  • 7. Conflicting values encountered by health professionals
  • Health professionals and the value of life
  • Obstetricians and the fetus
  • Medical technology and the presence of the fetus
  • Technology and the acceptance of abortion
  • Obstetricians and unwanted pregnancies
  • Cultural pressures
  • Public condemnation and private acceptance
  • From accepting the exception to understanding the rule
  • 8. Religious values
  • The historical context of Christian perspectives
  • Christian values about abortion
  • The current position of the Catholic Church
  • Protestant perspectives on abortion
  • Jewish perspectives on abortion
  • Muslim perspectives on abortion
  • Hindu perspectives on abortion
  • Buddhist perspectives on abortion
  • Chinese perspectives on abortion
  • Is a religious consensus possible?
  • 9. Ethical values
  • Our understanding of ethics
  • The four principles of bioethics
  • The bioethical principles applied to abortion
  • The ethical dilemma for gynecologists/obstetricians
  • Our reflections on ethical values concerning abortion
  • 10. Values as reflected in the law
  • Legal systems
  • Legal systems and abortion
  • The legality of abortion around the world
  • Human rights declarations and conventions
  • Abortion laws and human rights
  • General conclusion on abortion and the law
  • pt. 3. Improving the situation
  • 11. How to decrease the number of abortions
  • Legal and moral prohibition
  • Prevention of unwanted pregnancies
  • Contraceptive services and the reduction of unwanted pregnancies
  • Increase women's power
  • Social support for motherhood
  • 12. How to reduce the human, social, and economic costs of abortion
  • Improving women's status in society
  • Decriminalizing or extending legal grounds for abortion
  • Improving access to legal abortion
  • A fairer, more liberal interpretation of the law
  • Access to high quality post-abortion care
  • A more positive attitude among health care workers
  • 13. The paradox : rejecting abortion and opposing the prevention of unwanted pregnancies
  • Opposition to "artificial" contraceptive methods
  • Opposition to contraceptive methods under the allegation that they induce abortions
  • Opposition to sex education
  • Abortion-promoting effects of "anti-abortion" politics
  • pt. 4. Seeking a consensus
  • 14. How to reach a consensus on abortion
  • The social need for an "overlapping consensus"
  • Is an "overlapping consensus" on abortion possible?
  • The basis for an "overlapping consensus" on abortion
  • Some reflections on the process for achieving consensus
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • About the authors.
Deeply touched by the tragedies of botched abortions that they witnessed as medical students and young physicians in Chile in the 1970s and later around the world, the authors have attempted in this book, to establish a framework for dialogue to replace the polarization that exists today.
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computer files (xvii, 191 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm)
  • Diverse monogamies
  • Multi-bonding: polygamy, polygyny, polyamory
  • Child "partnering": incest, pedophilia, and child marriage
  • Commercial partnering: sex work, trafficking, and pornography
  • Object relations: fetish and related behaviors.
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xiv, 347 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • 1. Race betterment and tropical medicine in imperial San Francisco
  • 2. Quarantine and eugenic gatekeeping on the U.S-Mexico border
  • 3. Instituting eugenics in California
  • 4. California's eugenic landscapes
  • 5. Centering eugenics on the family
  • 6. Contesting hereditarianism: reassessing the 1960s
  • Epilogue.
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online resource (539 pages) : illustrations ; 25 cm
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viii, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • A Nation transformed
  • A Quarter century of research
  • Looking to the future.
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ix, 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction / Henry J. Aaron, William B. Schwartz
  • Impact of the revolution in biomedical research on life expectancy by 2050 / John T. Potts, William B. Schwartz. Comment by Nicholas Wade
  • Our uncertain demographic future / Henry J. Aaron, Benjamin H. Harris. Comment by Stephen Goss
  • The changing face of health care / Alan M. Garber, Dana P. Goldman
  • Labor market effects of dramatic longevity improvement / Gary Burtless. Comment by Dora L. Costa
  • The impact of major improvements in life expectancy on the financing of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid / John B. Shoven. Comment by William G. Gale
  • Ethical aspects of major increases in life span and life expectancy / Alexander M. Capron. Comment by Margaret P. Battin
  • Increased life expectancy: a global perspective / Barry P. Bosworth, Benjamin Keys. Comment by Martin Baily.
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1 volumes (various pagings) ; 30 cm
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106 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
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