Problem Solving for Better Health

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Problem Solving for Better Health

SKU# 9780826104687

A Global Perspective

Editors:

  • Barry H. Smith MD, PhD
  • Joyce J. Fitzpatrick PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
  • Pamela Hoyt-Hudson BSN, RN
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Problem Solving for Better Healthcovers human potential and possibilities for change in a global environment where health issues have now reached crisis proportions. Through the Dreyfus Health Foundation's Problem Solving for Better HealthÆ and related programs, this book presents innovative methodologies that promote grass-roots solutions to pressing health issues. A progress report and call to further action, the book speaks to such issues in 27 countries, including the United States.

With contributions from Dreyfus Health Foundation international program leaders and esteemed health care practitioners and educators, Problem Solving for Better Health presents practical interventions through community and institutional initiatives to improve health and quality of life. The tools presented are currently integrated into nursing and medical curricula internationally, including 75 medical institutions in India and 20 in China. This book is an essential resource for doctors, nurses, public health care providers, and individuals working at the community, institutional, and policy levels.

Co-publication with the Dreyfus Health Foundation, this book:

  • Offers new approaches to health challenges at the local level for teachers and students in nursing, public health, medicine, and health policy programs
  • Provides useful problem-solving tools now in use in various settings internationally
  • Gives examples of interventions that have influenced policy in and across institutions and at the national level
  • Incorporates perspectives from international health leaders

Product Details 

  • Publication Date November 22, 2010
  • Page Count 328
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826104687
  • EISBN 9780826104694

About The Author(s) 

Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, FNAP, is Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio, where she was dean from 1982 through 1997. She is also adjunct professor, Department of Geriatrics, Ichan School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Georgetown University), an MS in psychiatric & mental health nursing (The Ohio State University), a PhD in nursing (New York University), and an MBA (CWRU). In 1990, Dr. Fitzpatrick received an honorary doctorate, Doctor of Humane Letters, from Georgetown University. In 2011, she received an honorary doctorate, Doctor of Humane Letters, from Frontier University of Nursing in Hyden, Kentucky. She was elected a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) (1981) and a Fellow in the National Academies of Practice (1996).

She received the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award 20 times; the Midwest Nursing Research Society Distinguished Contribution to Nursing Research Award; The Ohio State University Distinguished Alumna Award; Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Elizabeth McWilliams Miller Founders Award for Excellence in Nursing Research; and New York University Division of Nursing Distinguished Alumna Award. In 1994 & 1995 she was the AAN/American Nurses Foundation (ANF)/ Institute of Medicine Distinguished Scholar, and in 1995 she was a Primary Care Fellow through the Bureau of Health Professions. Dr. Fitzpatrick received the ANF Distinguished Contribution to Nursing Science Award for sustained commitment and contributions to development of the discipline (2002). Recent awards include STTI Lucie Kelly Mentor Award (2003); STTI Founders Award for Leadership (2005); Fulbright Scholar at University College Cork, Cork, Ireland (2007-2008); Midwest Nursing Research Society Lifetime Achievement Award (2010); INANE Editors Award (2013); and STTI Research Hall of Fame Induction (2014). In 2016 she was named a Living Legend of the AAN.

Dr. Fitzpatrick is widely published in nursing and health care literature with over 300 publications, including more than 80 authored/edited books. She served as co-editor of the Annual Review of Nursing Research series, vols. 1-26, and she currently edits the journals Applied Nursing Research, Archives of Psychiatric Nursing and Nursing Education Perspectives, the official journal of the National League for Nursing. She edited three editions of the classic Encyclopedia of Nursing Research.

Table of Contents 

SECTION I
1. Introduction
2. An international perspective on health
3. What are our global healthcare goals and challenges to date?

SECTION II
COUNTRY PERSPECTIVES:
4. Bulgaria
5. China
6. Dominican Republic
7. Ghana
8. India
9. Indonesia
10. Jordan
11 Kenya
12. Lithuania
13. Nigeria/Niger
14. Poland
15. Romania
16. United States
17. Vietnam
18. Zambia

SECTION III
CONCLUSION
19. Future needs on the national and international horizon
20. Implications for nursing education nationally and internationally
21. Anticipated outcomes of expanded interventions: how to scale up successful approaches and connect the macro /micro perspective?