Women's Health: New Frontiers in Advocacy & Social Justice Research

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CRC Press, Jan 11, 2007 - Law - 150 pages
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Combine advocacy with community based participatory research to help those who can’t help themselves

Recent natural, man-made, and health-related threats to our well-being have created a need for researchers to develop new interventions to help the marginalized populations of the world who are most affected by these threats. Women’s Health: New Frontiers in Advocacy & Social Justice Research explores the importance of intervention efforts when the researcher takes on the role of advocate to represent those who can’t represent themselves. This unique book examines how the marginalization of community groups, including refugee women, rural women, and Indigenous women, affects their access to the programs and services they need in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States.

Women’s Health: New Frontiers in Advocacy & Social Justice Research looks at different levels of community preparation in the research process, examining implementations of the CBPR (Community Based Participatory Research) models that are specifically tailored to the needs of particular communities, including a project on cervical cancer initiated by the Indigenous women of Australia, and a five-year study of Type 2 diabetes by Hispanic women and researchers in the Western United States. The book’s articles—contributed by academics, practitioners, and researchers—focus primarily on the concept that rigorous research can be conducted while still attending to the needs of community members through a more action-oriented advocacy that promotes the special interests of those members.

Women’s Health: New Frontiers in Advocacy & Social Justice Research examines:
  • qualitative and quantitative research findings on women with refugee backgrounds in Australia and New Zealand
  • healthcare experiences of women living in rural Victoria, Australia
  • lay-health advocacy
  • cost-effective options for reducing adverse health outcomes in resource-poor settings
  • domestic violence advocacy
  • cancer screening and treatment among Indigenous women in Queensland, Australia
  • advocacy among Hispanic farmworkers in Southeast Idaho
  • and much more
Women’s Health: New Frontiers in Advocacy & Social Justice Research is an important resource on the role of advocacy in community based participatory research. The book is an essential professional resource for anyone working to address social injustice in marginalized communities.

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