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Improving Healthcare Through Advocacy: A Guide for the Health and Helping Professions

ISBN: 978-0-470-50529-8
512 pages
January 2011
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Improving Healthcare Through Advocacy
A Guide for the Health and Helping Professions

"Bruce Jansson's thoughtful and innovative book will appeal to students in social work, nursing, and public health as well as those working in the health field of practice. The case examples are extraordinary, and Jansson provides the ideas, context, and theoretical base for readers to acquire the skills of advocacy in healthcare. This is by far the best advocacy book I have seen."
—Gary Rosenberg,
PhD Director, Division of Social Work and Behavioral Science
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

"Improving Healthcare Through Advocacy is a terrific description of opportunities for advocacy intervention and provides the skill sets necessary for effective advocacy. A needed book."
—Laura Weil, LCSW
Director, Health Advocacy Program
Sarah Lawrence College

"Improving Healthcare Through Advocacy is an invaluable resource for practitioners working in the healthcare field as well as for students. It very thoroughly covers healthcare advocacy issues, contains real-world case examples, and provides a clear, step-by-step framework for practicing advocacy."
—Kimberly Campbell, ACSW, LCSW
Lecturer, Department of Social Work
Ball State University

An important resource for all who strive for the best in healthcare treatment for their patients, themselves, and the nation

Bestselling author and award-winning researcher Bruce S. Jansson uses an intervention framework to illustrate how everyone in the healthcare system can advocate effectively, not just for better healthcare delivery to individual clients but for the necessary policy change that will deliver long- term solutions to our nation's healthcare crisis as well.

Improving Healthcare Through Advocacy provides professionals with:

  • Tools to move from traditional services to case advocacy and policy advocacy tasks

  • Over 100 case studies from the perspective of patients, healthcare providers, and others who relate the experiences they have encountered in the healthcare system and share the wisdom they have learned

  • Practical tips on how to provide effective advocacy and bring about positive and long-term change in this complex environment

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Preface.

1 Embedding Advocacy in the U.S. Health System.

2 How the U.S. Health System Contributes to Consumers' Seven Problems.

3 An Advocacy Practice Framework: Tasks, Skills, and Actions.

4 Case Advocacy Skills.

5 Advocacy to Protect Consumers' Ethical Rights.

6 Advocacy to Improve Consumers' Quality of Care.

7 Advocacy to Promote Culturally Competent Health Services.

8 Using Advocacy to Promote Prevention in Health.

9 Using Advocacy to Help Consumers Finance Their Healthcare.

10 Advocacy for Healthcare Consumers Needing Mental Health Services.

11 Advocacy to Help Consumers Receive Community-Based Care.

12 A Framework for Policy Advocacy by Healthcare Professionals.

13 Using Policy Advocacy to Embed Advocacy in Healthcare Organizations.

14 Policy Advocacy in Community, Electoral, and Government Settings.

References.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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BRUCE S. JANSSON is the Margaret W. Driscoll/Louise M. Clevenger Professor of Social Policy and Administration at the University of Southern California. He has also served as the Moses Distinguished Research Professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center.
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"Bruce Jansson's thoughtful and innovative book will appeal to students in social work, nursing, and public health as well as those working in the health field of practice. The case examples are extraordinary, and Jansson provides the ideas, context, and theoretical base for readers to acquire the skills of advocacy in healthcare. This is by far the best advocacy book I have seen."
Gary Rosenberg, Ph.D., Director, Division of Social Work & Behavioral Science Mount Sinai

"Improving Healthcare Through Advocacy is a terrific description of opportunities for advocacy intervention and provides the skill sets necessary for effective advocacy. A needed book."
Laura Weil, Director, Health Advocacy Program, Sarah Lawrence College

"Improving Healthcare Through Advocacy is an invaluable resource for practitioners working in the healthcare field as well as for students. It very thoroughly covers healthcare advocacy issues, contains real-world case examples, and provides a clear, step-by-step framework for practicing advocacy."
Kimberly Campbell, ACSW, LCSW, Department of Social Work, Ball State University

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Bruce Jansson’s thoughtful and innovative book will appeal to students in social work, nursing, and public health as well as those working in the health field of practice. The case examples are extraordinary, and Jansson provides the ideas, context, and theoretical base for readers to acquire the skills of advocacy in healthcare. This is by far the best advocacy book I have seen. 

Gary Rosenberg, Ph.D.

Director, Division of Social Work & Behavioral Science

Mount Sinai

 

Improving Healthcare Through Advocacy is a terrific description of opportunities for advocacy intervention and provides the skill sets necessary for effective advocacy. A needed book. 

Laura Weil

Director, Health Advocacy Program

Sarah Lawrence College

 

Improving Healthcare Through Advocacy is an invaluable resource for practitioners working in the healthcare field as well as for students. It very thoroughly covers healthcare advocacy issues, contains real-world case examples, and provides a clear, step-by-step framework for practicing advocacy.  

Kimberly Campbell, ACSW, LCSW

Department of Social Work

Ball State University

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