Childhood Disability in a Multicultural Society

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Radcliffe Publishing, 2003 - Medical - 144 pages
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This book examines how primary care is responding to the challenge of urban disadvantage and inequalities in health. Genuine case studies illustrate community-oriented approaches to health that can make a real difference for local communities those with heart disease mental ill health drug misuse diverse ethnic backgrounds and younger and older people. They underline the need to understand and develop new ways of working for local contexts. It also identifies challenges and opportunities for the development of social capital empowerment and health in the real world. Primary Care in Urban Disadvantage Communities provides grass-root perspectives from multidisciplinary contributors within inner city primary care and community settings. All those working in primary care public health and community development in addition to policy-makers will find this book essential reading.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Impairment disability and handicap
11
Cultural attitudes to disability
23
Religious attitudes to disability
35
The concept of harm
49
The interests and rights of the patient
65
The interests and rights of the parents
77
The interests and rights of the physician
89
The interests and rights of minority groups
103
The interests and rights of the host community
117
Conclusions
129
Index
139
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