Addiction Medicine by Bankole JohnsonAddiction Medicine: Science and Practice, 2nd Edition, provides a wealth of information on addictions to substances and behavioral addictions. It discusses the concrete research on how the brain and body are affected by addictions, improving your understanding of how patients develop addictions and how best to personalize treatment and improve outcomes. Includes a chapter dedicated to Homeless.
Substance use disorders by Moeller, F. Gerard; Terplan, Mishka (eds)This work builds on this nascent understanding and presents epidemiology, basic science, and treatment from the perspective of a clinician who wants to gain the knowledge and background needed to work with this patient population. The overall theme of the text is to discuss evidence-based rather than anecdotal or unproved treatments.
Publication Date: 2021
Textbook of Addiction Treatment by Nady el-Guebaly (Editor); Giuseppe Carrà (Editor); Marc Galanter (Editor); Alexander M. Baldacchino (Editor)Addiction is increasingly being recognized as a major global public health issue, and an ever-growing number of medical specialties, psychological and social science training programs, and professional associations are including addiction as part of their training and continuing education curricula. The first edition of this book presented an overview of the spectrum of addiction-related problems across different cultures around the globe. Sharing the experience and wisdom of more than 260 leading experts in the field, and promoted by the International Society of Addiction Medicine, it compared and contrasted clinical practices in the field of addiction medicine on the basis of neurobiological similarities as well as epidemiological and socio-cultural differences. Building on the success of this inaugural edition, and taking into account the formal and informal comments received as well as an assessment of current need, this textbook presents general updated information while retaining the most requested sections of the first edition as demonstrated by the number of chapter downloads. It also provides a basic text for those preparing for the ISAM annual certification exam. Written by some 220 international experts, it is a valuable reference resource for anyone interested in medicine, psychology, nursing, and social science.
Publication Date: 2020-11-04
Transforming Addiction by Lorraine Greaves (Editor); Nancy Poole (Editor); Ellexis Boyle (Editor)Transforming Addiction advances addictions research and treatment by promoting transdisciplinary collaboration, the integration of sex and gender, and issues of trauma and mental health. The authors demonstrate these shifts and offer a range of tools, methods, and strategies for responding to the complex factors and forces that produce and shape addiction. In addition to providing practical examples of innovation from a range of perspectives, the contributors demonstrate how addiction spans biological, social, environmental, and economic realms.
Publication Date: 2015-04-20
Social Justice and Cultural Perspectives
Citizenship and Mental Health by Michael RoweCitizenship is defined as a strong connection to the 5 R's of rights, responsibilities, roles, resources, and relationships that society offers to its members, and a sense of belonging that comes from others' recognition of one's valued membership in society. The citizenship model supports the strengths, hopes, and aspirations of people with mental illnesses to become neighbors, community members, and citizens.
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
Health and Poverty by Michael J. Holosko (Editor); Marvin D. Feit (Editor)An overview of health policies in the U.S., Health and Poverty examines where gaps in social and health care policies exist at the federal, state, and municipal levels; the impact of economic recessions on health care; and how our health policies are inextricably linked with political agendas, economic priorities, and social and cultural values.
Publication Date: 2021-12-12
Homelessness, Health Care and Welfare Provision by Kevin Fischer (Editor); John Collins (Editor)Homelessness, Health Care and Welfare Provision is the first known publication in which service providers examine the particular difficulties encountered by homeless people in gaining access to healthcare, both in Britain and the US. Specific chapters examine the complex issue of mental health and homelessness, responses to single homeless people with drink-related problems and the particular problems experienced by young single homeless people and homeless women. _
Publication Date: 1993-06-10
Homelessness, Social Exclusion and Health by Fiona CuthillPositioned within a health inequalities framework, homelessness is understood to be 'both a consequence and a cause of poverty, social and health inequality'. Homeless people experience poorer physical and mental health than the general population and present a higher prevalence of physical, mental and substance misuse issues. The main aim of this book is to support readers wishing to understand issues of homelessness, social exclusion and health at a local level but to do so by framing these issues in a global context. It expands notions of health by drawing on disciplines outside the fields of housing and health to better comprehend the ways that stigma, identity and urban geographies shape, frame and present homelessness, especially for those who are rough sleeping.
Medical Education, Politics and Social Justice by Alan BleakleyThis book critically analyses how politics and power affect the ways that medicine is taught and learned. Arguing for an increased focus on community-based learning, rather than acute care, this innovative text maps the territory of medicine's contradictory engagement with politics as a springboard for creative curriculum design. It demonstrates why the socially disempowered - such as political and climate refugees, the homeless, or those without health insurance should be primary subjects of attention for medical students..
Publication Date: 2020-12-30
Mental Health and Illness in the City by Niels Okkels (Editor); Christina Blanner Kristiansen (Editor); Povl Munk-Jorgensen (Editor)This book highlights a broad range of issues on mental health and illness in large cities. It presents the epidemiology of mental disorders in cities, cultural issues of urban mental health care, and community care in large cities and urban slums. It also includes chapters on homelessness, crime and racism - problems that are increasingly prevalent in many cities world wide. Finally, it looks at the increasing challenges of mental disorders in rapidly growing cities. The book is aimed at an international audience and includes contributions from clinicians and researchers worldwide.
Publication Date: 2017-11-08
On the Ragged Edge of Medicine by Patricia KullbergOn the Ragged Edge of Medicine offers a unique and personal glimpse into a medical practice for the homeless and urban poor in Portland, Oregon. Told through fifteen patient vignettes and drawn from the author's decades of experience on the front lines, this revealing memoir illuminates the impact of poverty on the delivery of health services and the ways in which people adapt and survive (or don't survive) in conditions of abuse and deprivation. Kullberg's stories show the direct and sometimes devastating effects of poverty on personal health, poignantly demonstrating that medicine is as much a social enterprise as a scientific one.
Publication Date: 2017-03-15
Rough Sleepers by Tracy KidderFor the past three decades, Dr. O'Connell has run the Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program, which he helped to create. Affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital, the program includes clinics and a van on which Dr O'Connell and his staff ride through the Boston streets at night, offering outreach of medical care, socks, soup, and friendship to a marginalized community.
Publication Date: 2023-01-17
Journal of social distress and the homelessJournal of Social Distress and Homelessness (SDH) is an international publication of original, peer-reviewed papers on psychosocial distress and homelessness throughout society. The Journal publishes original research papers, theoretical papers, review papers, brief reports, review articles, and special issues. The Journal is designed for professionals in the behavioral, medical, psychological, and social sciences.
Vulnerable Populations: Women, Children, Veterans
Clinical Care for Homeless, Runaway and Refugee Youth by Curren Warf (Editor); Grant Charles (Editor)Adolescent homelessness is a growing problem that results in a variety of health challenges. This text is a practical resource designed to promote effective interdisciplinary health and social care interventions targeting adolescents who are homeless or at risk for homelessness. It is based on extensive interdisciplinary experience, reviews of pertinent research and insights and contributions of leading professionals who are directly involved in the care of these young people.
Publication Date: 2020-05-06
Complex Social Issues and the Perinatal Woman by Laura Abbott (Editor)Pursuing a multidisciplinary approach, this book demonstrates the best quality care for pregnant women and new mothers who may have complex social needs. This book will benefit all health and social care professionals working in women's health, while also providing a valuable reference guide for maternity departments.
Publication Date: 2021-08-29
Families and Their Health Care after Homelessness by Lisa M. DuchonFirst published in 1999. This book focuses on the health and health care use of families after they have left the shelter system, with the first three chapters dedicated to a review of relevant literature. The research is based on self-reported data collected during a follow up study of 543 poor New York City mothers who were first interviewed in 1988.
Publication Date: 2014-02-25
Homelessness among U. S. Veterans by Jack Tsai (Editor)Codifying the data and research from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) campaign to end veteran homelessness, psychologist Jack Tsai links disparate lines of research to produce an advanced and elegant resource on a defining social issue of our time.
Publication Date: 2018-12-13
Street and Homeless Youth by Lewis Aptekar; Daniel StoecklinThis book deals with street children who live in the developing world, and homeless youth who are from the developed world. They are referred to as children in street situations (CSS) to show that the problem is both in the children and in the situation they face. The book examines several aspects of the children and their street situations, including the families of origin and the homes they leave, the children's social life, and mental health.