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Men: Health and Mental Health Care  

Darrell P. Wheeler

Print publication date:
Apr 2008
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Jun 2013

Mental Health Parity  

Wayne Lindstrom

Continuing a history of inequity, private insurers have placed restrictions and limitations on coverage for mental health conditions making access to treatment services increasingly more ... More

Mental Health Research  

Shaun M. Eack

Mental health research is the study of the causes and correlates of mental health and illness, approaches to improve mental well-being, and the delivery of effective mental health services ... More

Military Social Work  

Jesse J. Harris, Col. USA Ret. and Kyle L. Pehrson, Col. USA Ret.

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
The history of military social work in the United States is rooted in the civilian professional social work community and is a microcosm of that sector. Military social work has a rich ... More

Oncology Social Work  

Marie M. Lauria

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Jun 2013
Oncology social work is a specialization of social work in health care. Its practitioners provide supportive services and programs, patient navigation, education, research, administration, ... More

Outcome Measures in Human Services  

Jennifer L. Magnabosco

Throughout history, measuring outcomes has been a goal and priority in the human services. This entry chronicles the history of outcomes measurement in the human services in the United ... More

Pain  

Terry Altilio and Maris Pasquale Doran

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Jun 2013
Pain is a multidimensional, subjective experience that embodies the complex relationship of body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Assessment begins with the patient’s report and is enhanced by ... More

Palliative Care  

Betty J. Kramer

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Palliative care seeks to prevent and relieve suffering associated with serious illness for persons of all ages. The philosophical underpinnings of palliative care and the core elements of ... More

Personalized Health Care  

Jared Sparks

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Sep 2015
Personalized health care (PHC) is a broad term that describes how we leverage our growing understanding of the human body and developing technology to provide more effective health care. ... More

Primary Health Care  

Rebecca S. Ashery

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Jun 2013
The passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has injected new life into primary health care by establishing the primary care medical home (PCMH) as a cornerstone of health-care reform ... More

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