Religious Coping And Types And Sources Of Information Used In Making Prostate Cancer Treatment Decisions., 2017 George Washington University
Religious Coping And Types And Sources Of Information Used In Making Prostate Cancer Treatment Decisions., Janice V Bowie, Caryn N Bell, Altovise Ewing, Ballington Kinlock, Ashley Ezema, Roland J Thorpe, Thomas A Laveist
Health Policy and Management Faculty Publications
Treatment experiences for prostate cancer survivors can be challenging and dependent on many clinical and psychosocial factors. One area that is less understood is the information needs and sources men utilize. Among these is the influence of religion as a valid typology and the value it may have on treatment decisions. The objective of this study was to assess the relationship between race, religion, and cancer treatment decisions in African American men compared with White men. Data were from the Diagnosis and Decisions in Prostate Cancer Treatment Outcomes Study that consisted of 877 African American and White men. The main ...
The First Special Issue Of Dignity, 2017 University of Rhode Island
The First Special Issue Of Dignity, Donna M. Hughes
Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence
No abstract provided.
Obesity Policy Stringency Over Time: A Four State Policy Design, 2017 Old Dominion University
Obesity Policy Stringency Over Time: A Four State Policy Design, Luisa M. Lucero
Public Service Theses & Dissertations
Over the past several decades obesity rates in the United States have increased exponentially, reaching epidemic proportions and placing heavy financial and health-related burdens on states. States could reduce their obesity-related spending by billions of dollars, however, if they reduced their obesity prevalence by five percent by 2030, which would reduce medical costs, loss of productivity, and loss of life. Despite the incentive to improve obesity rates, not all states are taking advantage of obesity-related policy as a means to combat obesity. Using a multiple case study design and policy design as the theoretical foundation, this study explores whether or ...
Pharmaceutical Federalism, 2017 Georgia State University College of Law
Pharmaceutical Federalism, Patricia J. Zettler
Faculty Publications By Year
There is growing interest in states regulating pharmaceuticals in ways that challenge the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) federal oversight. For example, in 2013 Maine enacted a law to permit the importation of unapproved drugs, reflecting concerns that federal requirements are too restrictive, while in 2014 Massachusetts banned an FDA-approved painkiller, reflecting concerns that federal requirements are too lax. This Article provides an account of this recent state interest in regulating drugs and considers its consequences. It argues that these state regulatory efforts, and the nascent litigation about them, demonstrate that the preemptive reach of the FDA ...
Public Health System Capital And Its Health & Economic Returns, 2017 University of Kentucky
Public Health System Capital And Its Health & Economic Returns, Glen P. Mays
An Ethical Evaluation Of The Modern Pharmaceutical Industry, 2017 Abilene Christian University
An Ethical Evaluation Of The Modern Pharmaceutical Industry, Kaitlyn Drennan
Dialogue & Nexus
Lack of transparency, wrongdoings, and unlawful promotion characterize the healthcare industry; these are especially prevalent within the pharmaceutical industry. Consequently, an investigation into the evidence of the corruption and the ethical infringement is needed. In this paper, I will evaluate the pharmaceutical industry’s adherence to the three major branches of ethics. The ever-increasing prices of pharmaceutical products, especially medications used for the combating of anaphylaxis and cancer, coupled with the compensatory-based medication promotion and research points to a major crisis in the realm of social justice. These examples, among many other current issues, lead to difficulties in individuals receiving ...
Multi-Sector Population Health Activities Reduce Income-Related Disparities In Life Expectancy, 2017 University of Kentucky
Multi-Sector Population Health Activities Reduce Income-Related Disparities In Life Expectancy, Glen P. Mays
Geographic Variation In Public Health Preparedness: The Influence Of Federal Financing And Coverage Expansions, 2017 University of Kentucky
Geographic Variation In Public Health Preparedness: The Influence Of Federal Financing And Coverage Expansions, Glen P. Mays
Covering The Care: Cost Sharing Reductions In Nh, 2017 University of New Hampshire Institute for Health Policy and Practice
Covering The Care: Cost Sharing Reductions In Nh, Jo Porter, Lucy C. Hodder
This brief uses national data to describe the NH population who received Cost Sharing Reductions for coverage on the NH Marketplace.
Covering The Care: A Focus On The Nh Marketplace, 2017 University of New Hampshire Institute for Health Policy and Practice
Covering The Care: A Focus On The Nh Marketplace, Jo Porter, Lucy C. Hodder
The second brief uses national and state data to describe the NH population enrolled in the health insurance plans through the NH Marketplace.
Covering The Care: Health Insurance Coverage In New Hampshire, 2017 University of New Hampshire Institute for Health Policy and Practice
Covering The Care: Health Insurance Coverage In New Hampshire, Jo Porter, Lucy Hodder
the first in a series of data and policy briefs that seek to inform the current conversations about health reform happening across the state. The first brief uses data from the American Community Survey to provide information about the health insurance coverage landscape in NH.
Communities Of Concentrated Poverty: A Proposal For Oregon, 2017 Portland State University
Communities Of Concentrated Poverty: A Proposal For Oregon, Sara A. Chopp
Hatfield Graduate Journal of Public Affairs
This paper is a proposal for how to address poverty in Oregon based on information gathered from interviewing experts in the field and reviewing literature produced by scholars and organizations that address issues related to poverty. The following outlines how we can best address communities of concentrated poverty in Oregon by (1) Addressing communities of concentrated poverty as well as individuals in poverty; (2) Designing efforts that focus on race, equity and social mobility; (3) Defining communities of concentrated poverty using a multidimensional definition based on the dimensions of poverty outlined in The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s ...
Equity And Access To Health Care In Rural Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, 2017 Portland State University & Oregon Health Sciences University School of Public Health
Equity And Access To Health Care In Rural Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, Jessica Currier
Hatfield Graduate Journal of Public Affairs
This paper will addresses access to health care in rural Quang Nam Province in Vietnam. In doing so, it will examine the existing literature surrounding healthcare in Vietnam and compare it with the shortage of physicians in the study area and how that impacts who is able to receive care. The research presented in this paper synthesizes this analysis with interviews conducted by the author with policymakers and health care professionals in the study area. The paper concludes by offering policy recommendations that may rectify the healthcare issues that pervade the study area.
The Role Of The Heart Score And Clinical Decision Units In Ed Patients With Chest Pain, 2017 George Washington University
The Role Of The Heart Score And Clinical Decision Units In Ed Patients With Chest Pain, Gregory Jasani, Jesse M. Pines, Caitlin Carter
Center for Health Care Quality
Every year, millions of patients present to Emergency Departments across the country complaining of chest pain. Even after traditional ED testing which includes electrocardiograms, laboratory testing, and chest radiography, chest pain patients still have a small but real risk of serious illness. The HEART score is a new tool that has been validated to help risk-stratify patients. Clinical Decision Units decrease cost and length of stay without compromising patient safety, allowing for complete evaluations of these patients.
Social Isolation And Loneliness In Older People: A Closer Look At Definitions, 2017 University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service
Social Isolation And Loneliness In Older People: A Closer Look At Definitions, Mary Lou Ciolfi, Frances Jimenez
Disability & Aging
Social isolation and loneliness are related and the terms are often used interchangeably, but they are distinct concepts with different definitions, health impacts, and interventions. Our population is aging and older people are at increased risk for both social isolation and loneliness and the associated negative health consequences. Understanding the important differences between social isolation and loneliness will help us recognize them earlier in vulnerable populations, engage in more meaningful conversations with older adults about their own risks, and will inform the development and delivery of more individualized, meaningful, and cost-effective interventions.
Book Review: Prostitution Narratives: Stories Of Survival In The Sex Trade, Edited By Caroline Norma And Melinda Tankard Reist, 2017 Social science research consultant, Australia and France
Book Review: Prostitution Narratives: Stories Of Survival In The Sex Trade, Edited By Caroline Norma And Melinda Tankard Reist, Abigail Bray
Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence
No abstract provided.
Massachusetts Innovative Action To Support Those Aging With An Intellectual Or Developmental Disability (Idd), 2017 Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services
Massachusetts Innovative Action To Support Those Aging With An Intellectual Or Developmental Disability (Idd), Laney Bruner-Canhoto, Sharon Oxx, Christine J. Clifford, Emily Lauer
Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center Publications
People with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability (IDD) may experience complex age-related issues, including dementia-related disorders, at earlier ages than the general population. To address changing needs, the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS) formed a multidisciplinary workgroup of disability and aging-related public and private agency partners. The workgroup explored key areas of age-related needs, including end of life care and services; screenings for onset of age-associated changes and conditions; and innovative models and resources to support aging in community settings.
Strategies And Substance Treatment: Perceptions Of Older Adults 60 And Over, 2017 California State University - San Bernardino
Strategies And Substance Treatment: Perceptions Of Older Adults 60 And Over, Kim Malveo Jones
Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations
The purpose of this study was to gather the perceive strategies and substance treatment needs of adults 60 and over. To examine what recovery treatment models and strategies could be most effective for the age-related complex needs of the 60 and over population who are at risk for substance misuse, use or abuse. In the coming years, there will be a substantial increase in the numbers of older adults with substance misuse and abuse problems. Even though one in five individuals who experience substance abuse are older adults many clinicians remain ill equipped to serve older clientele, and particularly those ...
Inclusive Planning To Evaluate Improved Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Services For Patients With End Stage Renal Disease, 2017 Portland State University
Inclusive Planning To Evaluate Improved Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Services For Patients With End Stage Renal Disease, Jenny Liu, August Benzow
The objective of this project is to design a framework that could be used to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of non-emergency transportation services (NEMT) for better livability. In addition to the development of the framework, this project aimed to establish connections between Portland State University (PSU) researchers with regional connections involved in public health research, non-emergency medical transportation, medical services, and medical insurance provision. With the rising costs of transportation and medical costs generally in the United States, it is increasingly important to develop new tools and strategies to reduce these costs while maintaining and improving upon the level ...
Putting Care Back Into "Health Care:" An Analysis Of The Place Of Community Health Workers Within The U.S. Health Care System, 2017 University of Puget Sound
Putting Care Back Into "Health Care:" An Analysis Of The Place Of Community Health Workers Within The U.S. Health Care System, Megan Schowalter
Honors Program Theses
This paper explores who a Community Health Worker (CHW) is and contextualizes the social, political, and historical factors that allowed for the growth of CHWs within the primary health care sector in the U.S. It analyzes how CHWs perceive their own roles and responsibilities within the U.S. health system as a means of highlighting the gap within health care services and the influence of Social Determinants of Health (SDH) on well-being. The second part of this paper relates CHWs to scholarship by medical anthropologist Paul Farmer and public health scholar Alicia Yamin concerning pathologies of power and the ...