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Title Accessing health care : responding to diversity / edited by Judith Healy and Martin McKee
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004


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Description xvii, 379 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Oxford medical publications
Oxford medical publications.
Contents 1. Different people, different services? / Judith Healy and Martin McKee -- 2. Sex and gender in health care and health policy / Dorothy Broom and Lesley Doyal -- 3. Services for older people / Christina R. Victor -- 4. Meeting the needs of people with disabilities / lan Basnett -- 5. Health care for rich and poor alike / Margaret Whitehead and Barbara Hanratty -- 6 .Access and equity in Australian rural health services / John S. Humphreys and Jane Dixon -- 7. Captive populations: prison health care / Andrew Coyle and Vivien Stern -- 8. New citizens: East Germans in a united Germany / Reinhard Busse and Ellen Nolte -- 9. Overseas citizens: citoyens de France / Virginie Halley des Fontaines -- 10. Migrants: universal health services in Sweden / Solvig Ekblad --
11. Asylum seekers and refugees in the United Kingdom / Naaz Coker -- 12. Multicultural health care in Britain / Rory Williams and Seeromanie Harding -- 13. Roma health: problems and perception / Martin Kovats -- 14. 'On our terms': the politics of Aboriginal health in Australia / Robert Griew, Beverly Sibthorpe, Ian Anderson, Sandra Eades and Ted Wilkes -- 15. Maori in Aotearoa/New Zealand / Sue Crengle, Peter Crampton and Alistair Woodward -- 16. The history and politics of health care for Native Americans / Stephen J. Kunitz -- 17. The value and challenges of separate services: First Nation in Canada / Jose G. Lavoie -- 18. Delivering health services in diverse societies / Judith Healy and Martin Mckee
Summary "Health care systems in developed countries must respond to increasingly diverse populations given greater population movements as a result of globalization. We all share a common humanity yet we each have different health care needs, depending on whether we are young or old, men or women, rich or poor, disabled or able-bodied, from different ethnic and indigenous groups, or citizens or asylum-seekers. Our membership of these societal groups shapes to some extent our health needs and our use of health services. But policy-makers and professionals often seem blind to this diversity. Some groups make special claims upon the state and have different expectations regarding health care. What are the barriers to people receiving equitable health care? Should mainstream services be made more responsive to the needs of different people, or is it necessary to set up alternative health care services? The chapters in this book discuss countries and population groups that illustrate different responses to claimant groups and different ways of delivering health services. For the first time this book brings draws together examples of how to deal with diversity from health systems across the industrialized world. It considers population groups within countries and takes a broad approach, studying inherent population diversity (age, sex), citizen issues (migrants, asylum seekers) and ethnic and indigenous groups (multiculturalism in the UK, Roma in Europe, New Zealand Maori, Australian Aborigines). It identifies barriers to accessing health care services by diverse populations and cultural groups within different countries and considers the advantages and disadvantages of different delivery models for different population groups." -- BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also available electronically
Subject Transcultural nursing.
Medical care -- Cross-cultural studies.
Health services accessibility.
Medical care.
Transcultural medical care.
Minorities -- Medical care.
Cross-Cultural Comparison.
Health Services Accessibility.
Delivery of Health Care.
Minority Groups.
Cultural Diversity.
Author Healy, Judith.
McKee, Martin.
LC no. 2004270825
ISBN 0198516185