Health and Exclusion: Policy and Practice in Health Provision

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Michael Purdy, David Banks
Psychology Press, 1999 - Medical - 212 pages
Health and Exclusion is a pioneering examination of those policies and practices of exclusion currently experienced by health 'customers' in the UK.
Chapters document examples of exclusion in a number of controversial areas, including:
*the impact of poverty on the health of children
*exclusion in maternity care
*exclusion of those with mental health problems
*exclusion of the elderly in health care
*the silenced voice of the patient
*barriers to recruitment and advancement within the health professions.
The authors challenge whether New Labour policies sufficiently address the inequalities in health experienced by some sectors of society. Moreover they suggest that health professionals at times actively contribute to exclusion and suggest strategies and practices to combat marginalisation and resist exclusion.
 

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Contents

1 Tracing continuity and diversity in health and exclusion
1
the experiences of low income households with children
25
3 Whose business? Social welfare and managerial calculation
44
4 The health of which nation? Health social regulation and the new consensus
61
midwives and mothers
77
the complicity of psychiatric medicine and nursing
104
surgeons and patients negotiations over discharge
123
a community development approach to health promotion
137
the challenge of empowerment
159
health care organisation in the information age
180
Name Index
202
Subject Index
206
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