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Appropriate for undergraduate students studying health education, nursing and women's studies, New Dimensions in Women's Health, Seventh Edition is a comprehensive, modern text that offers students the tools to understand the health of women of all cultures, races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, and sexual orientations.

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Genre Book : Health & Fitness
Author Book : Linda Lewis Alexander
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Book : 2016-08-03
Download Book : 474 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781284088434


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Revised and update to keep pace with changes in the field, the best-selling New Dimensions in Women's Health, Eighth Edition provides a modern look at the health of women of all cultures, races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, and sexual orientations. Written for undergraduate students within health education, nursing, and women's studies programs, the text provides readers with the critical information needed optimize their well-being, avoid illness and injury, and support their overall health. The authors took great care to provide in-depth coverage of important aspects of women's health and to examine the contributing epidemiological, historical, psychosocial, cultural, ethical, legal, political, and economic influences.

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Genre Book : Health & Fitness
Author Book : Linda Lewis Alexander
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release Book : 2020-02-10
Download Book : 482 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781284178418


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Covering all aspects of women's health including historical, epidemiological, economical, clinical, legal, ethical, special population, cultural and psychosocial issues.

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Genre Book : Health & Fitness
Author Book : Linda Lewis Alexander
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release Book : 2007
Download Book : 680 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0763741477


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New Dimensions in Women's Health is a comprehensive overview of all major dimensions of women's health across the lifespan, providing various perspectives such as historical, epidemiological, sociocultural, and clinical issues for each topic. Data-driven chapters, with an emphasis on prevention and informed decision making, offer students broader sections of psychological dimensions, lifestyle and social dimensions, personal and sexual dimensions, and healthy dimensions for older women in order to create an effective style and structure for understanding the components of women's health.

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Genre Book : Health & Fitness
Author Book : Linda Lewis Alexander
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Pub
Release Book : 2000
Download Book : 531 Pages
ISBN-10 : UCSC:32106016625227


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"This dynamic text comprehensively examines dimensions of Women's health. The 1990s have identified women's health as a critical new frontier in health education. This book takes neither a traditional nor feminist approach to women's health. It is a data driven, contemporary combination of both approaches with an emphasis on informed personal decision making. The book offers a scientific review of women's health issues from epidemiological, historical, legal, social and clinical perspectives. The concept of "Consumerism" is stressed throughout the spectrum of women's health issues. Based on scientific data and clinical findings, this book is referenced with the most current information and data available. The text is ideal for courses focusing on women's studies in health education, nursing, allied health, and psychology." "Special Features: clinically accurate assessment of the issues; sensitivity to, and discussion of, the full spectrum of factors that contribute to the issues (ethnic, psycho-social, political, legal, etc.); format helps structure students' analytical and personal decision making skills."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Genre Book : Health & Fitness
Author Book : Linda Lewis Alexander
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release Book : 1994
Download Book : 438 Pages
ISBN-10 : UCSC:32106014661331


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New Dimensions in Women's Health, Fifth Edition, offers a practical approach to understanding the health of women-all races, ethnicities, socioeconomic status, cultures, and orientations. Objective and data-driven, the Fifth Edition provides solid guidance for women to optimize their well-being and prevent illness and impairment. Each chapter of this book comprehensively reviews an important dimension of a woman’s general health and examines the contributing epidemiological, historical, psychosocial, cultural/ethical, legal, political, and economic influences.

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Genre Book : Health & Fitness
Author Book : Linda Alexander
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release Book : 2009-10-09
Download Book : 480 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0763765929


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This edited book includes new policy-relevant research on women’s health issues in Africa. Scholars explore critical topics from different disciplinary traditions using a variety of research methodologies and data sources. The contributors include African scholars with in-depth knowledge of their home contexts, who can furnish nuanced interpretations of local health issues and trends; international researchers who bring vigorous comparative viewpoints; emerging scholars adding to scientific knowledge; and more established researchers with a deep global knowledge of women’s health issues. The range of women’s health issues is vast, including the HIV epidemic and its impacts; domestic violence; the persistence of homebirths; and abortion. In addition, the book investigates emerging health concerns such as CVDs and cancers. Readers will learn that, while old health issues have persisted and assumed new dimensions, newer concerns have materialized and are gaining momentum. The inability of health systems to tackle these issues complicates matters in Africa, creating a sense of desperation that can only be successfully confronted through strong political will and strategic planning, grounded in further research. This book was originally published as several special issues of Health Care for Women International.

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Genre Book : Health & Fitness
Author Book : Chimaraoke O. Izugbara
Publisher : Routledge
Release Book : 2017-10-02
Download Book : 576 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781317519553


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In recent years, healthcare professionals have recognized the distinctly different healthcare needs and concerns of men and women. Women's health, in particular, has come into its own in the last two decades. In Canada, however, there has been little available in the way of a general text on women's health. This volume works toward filling that gap by providing a resource for teaching and understanding women's health in this country. To lay out the methodological and theoretical foundations for their study, editors Olena Hankivisky, Marina Morrow, and Colleen Varcoe bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners from economics, anthropology, sociology, nursing, political studies, women's studies, and psychology. Contributors draw on the rich history of the Canadian women's health movement, providing analysis of that history and of the emergent theory, policy, and practice. Aimed at undergraduate and graduate students as well as practitioners, the collection adopts an intersectional approach, looking closely at social factors such as gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and gender identity, and analysing how they relate both to each other and to women's health. Connections between the social, economic, and cultural contexts of women's lives and their physical, spiritual, and mental well-being are a primary focus. Providing a much needed resource for teachers, students, and practitioners of women's health in Canada, this comprehensive volume makes an important contribution to the literature.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : Marina Morrow
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release Book : 2008-05-03
Download Book : 432 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781442690547


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From the 1940s to the 1970s, millions of women were exposed prenatally to the synthetic estrogen DES, a “wonder drug” intended to prevent miscarriages. However, DES actually had damaging consequences for the women born from DES mothers. The “DES daughters” as they are known, were found to have a rare form of vaginal cancer or were infertile. They were also at risk for miscarriages, stillbirths, and ectopic pregnancies. In DES Daughters, Susan Bell recounts the experiences of this generation of “victims.” In moving, heartfelt narratives, she presents the voices of those women who developed cancer, those who were cancer-free but have concerns about becoming pregnant, and those who suffered other medical and/or reproductive difficulties. Bell examines the hierarchy of knowledge and power of scientists, doctors, and daughters, tracing the emergence of a feminist health movement. The “embodied knowledge” of these DES daughters prompted them to become advocates and form a social movement that challenged reproductive medical knowledge specifically, but also the politics of women’s health in general. Bell’s important book chronicles the history and future of these grassroots activists born out of illness, suffering, and uncertainty.

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Genre Book : Health & Fitness
Author Book : Susan E. Bell
Publisher : Temple University Press
Release Book : 2009-08-28
Download Book : 218 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781592139200


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A uniquely feminist approach to how women can break free from what society thinks and get active in their forties, fifties, and beyond. What if you could be fitter now than you were in your twenties? And what if you could achieve it while feeling more comfortable and confident in your body than ever before? In this empowering, accessible book, bloggers and professors Samantha Brennan and Tracy Isaacs offer a new approach to fitness—one that champions strength, health, and personal accomplishment over weight loss and aesthetics. They share their own experiences of getting active later in life and explore the many challenges, questions, and issues women face when seeking fitness in their forties, fifties, and beyond. Drawing from the latest research and their popular blog Fit Is a Feminist Issue, they deliver a wealth of concrete advice on everything from how to keep bones strong to what types of fitness activities give the biggest returns. Taking a feminist perspective, the authors also challenge society’s default whats, whys, and hows of every aspect of getting fit to show how women can best take charge of their health—no matter what their shape, size, age, or ability.

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Genre Book : Health & Fitness
Author Book : Samantha Brennan
Publisher : Greystone Books Ltd
Release Book : 2018-04-14
Download Book : 199 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781771641685