Many social service leaders with only a focus on promoting social justice had become increasingly aware that to grow, they needed to incorporate more financial and business management practices into their nonprofit organizations. Leaders in the for-profit world are becoming more concerned about the need for social responsibility and promoting programs that not only made a profit but also reflected a social justice perspective. This book explicitly integrates social justice principles into the management of a nonprofit organization. The book discusses the history of the development of nonprofit management up to the present day. It addresses legal and ethical considerations, organizational planning and staff management, finance, public relations, fundraising, public advocacy and volunteerism, program design and grant development, governance and board development, developing an international nonprofit, information technology, career development, and creating a nonprofit/social entrepreneurship organization. Additional chapters address quality improvement, mentoring, and proposal writing. The text is ideal for students and faculty in social service administration, human service leadership, social work management, public and community health, public administration, and health care administration and management.
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This book provides leaders and managers of nonprofit organizations with theoretical and conceptual frameworks, approaches, and strategies that will enable them to manage organizations that are financially sustainable. The book aims to equip students and nonprofit leaders with the information and conceptual frameworks needed to do financial analyses, manage budgets, and conduct various operations for organizational and financial sustainability. People have a tendency to think of financial sustainability almost exclusively in financial terms. The book argues that financial sustainability involves both financial and nonfinancial facets. To that end it provides a systemic conceptual framework. The chapters are articulated around four sections. The first part introduces the concepts of nonprofit organizations and financial sustainability. The second part is about key aspects of organization and planning for sustainability in a nonprofit organization. The third part discusses issues that are vital to the financial sustainability of a nonprofit organization. The last part emphasizes the contributions of management and leadership practices to the financial sustainability of nonprofit organizations. The book may serve as an introductory textbook for future leaders of nonprofit organizations, as well as students in schools or programs of nonprofit leadership, human service leadership, social work, public and community health, organization management, public administration, education, and other similar fields.
Social work has a long-standing commitment to healthcare and the recognition of the inextricable link to quality of life and well-being across the lifespan. This book emphasizes the critical importance of health for all members of society and the significant role of social work in the field. It presents essential information about health and social work critical to understanding today’s complex health care systems and policies. The book is intended as a core text for masters of social work (MSW) and advanced bachelor of social work (BSW) courses on health and social work, social work and health care, health and wellness, social work practice in health care, and integrative behavioral health taught in social work, public health, and gerontology. The book is organized into three parts containing 18 chapters. The first chapter describes the role of social work in healthcare. The second chapter discusses ethics and values in healthcare social work. The next three chapters present social determinants of health, intersectionality, and social work assessment. Chapter six discusses health promotion and public health. Chapter seven presents integrated behavioral healthcare. Chapter eight describes substance misuse, abuse, and substance-related disorders. Chapters nine and ten discuss palliative care, end-of-life care, correctional healthcare, and psychosocial care. Chapter 11 describes children and family health. Chapter 12 explores healthcare and work with older adults and their caregivers. Chapters 13 to 15 delve on immigrants and refugee health, health and HIV/AIDS, and LGBTQ health. Chapters 16 and 17 describe healthcare and disability, and healthcare and serving veterans. The final chapter discusses future direction of healthcare and social work.
The concept of justice is deeply entrenched in America’s psyche. This book assumes that advocates for older people can increase their effectiveness by achieving a clearer understanding of Americans’ not-so- self-evident nor inalienable rights. It explores how social justice and human rights principles have applied to older adults in the past and are viewed today. It examines how the interests of older adults compare to and are intertwined with those of other groups. In essence, the book frames elder justice as the intersection between aging policy and policy that promotes human rights and justice. Chapters two through five describes historical antecedents and precedents for elder justice and suggests how human rights and social justice principles have been embedded in what has traditionally been referred to as “aging policy”. These chapters look at other policies that significantly affect older people but do not fall under that rubric. They further explore ageism and its role in policy. Taken together, they offer two models or approaches that can guide the development of elder justice: the public health model and proposals for an international convention on the rights of older people. Chapters six through ten considers how elder justice principles can be applied. As examples, they focus on how individual rights and social justice apply to elder abuse prevention, to the justice system, in the consumer context, at the end of life, and with respect to people with diminished mental capacity. They also look at equity across generations and among older people. Chapter eleven calls for a new paradigm of elder justice and offers a rationale for why one is needed. Chapter twelve builds on other chapters to demonstrate how elder justice might translate into practice, training, policy, public awareness and engagement, and research.
Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness, 4th Edition:For Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Terrorism, and Other Hazards
Disaster nursing and emergency preparedness has always evolved to meet the unique learning needs of nurses across the globe and the fourth edition of this hallmark text promises to be the most comprehensive ever. This book holds us to the highest standards ever with an ambitious goal—to once again provide nurses, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, and nurse executives with the most current, valid, and reliable evidence-based content available. The book presents a broad and comprehensive overview of existing domestic and international disaster health policy coverage. The goal is simple—to improve population health outcomes following a disaster event or public health emergency. Every chapter has been carefully researched, fact-checked, reviewed by subject matter experts, and matched to the highest standards in disaster education. The book contains a significant amount of new content and strives to expand the focus as nurses to: acknowledge anthropogenic climate change, deepen our understanding of the importance of global disaster risk reduction and mitigation strategies, continually expand the international scope of the book to meet the needs of our global nursing colleagues, address the growing threat of pandemics, and increase our awareness of the health implications of urban civil unrest and community violence. Several new chapters have been added addressing critical topics such as public health emergencies involving community violence and civil unrest; nursing in disasters, catastrophes, and public health emergencies worldwide; disaster nursing and the 2015 UN landmark agreements; and national disaster nurse readiness. The target audience for the book is all nurses—making every nurse a prepared nurse—staff nurses, nurse practitioners, educators, and administrators.
This book provides the ultimate resource for all students and practitioners seeking the professional credential and committed to lifelong learning and career growth in public health. Chapters are organized by all ten core competency domain areas, beginning with Evidence-Based Approaches to Public Health and including chapters on Communication, Leadership, Law and Ethics, Public Health Biology and Human Disease Risk, Collaboration and Partnerships, Program Planning and Evaluation, Program Management, and Policy in Public Health, before concluding with Health Equity and Social Justice. Covering over 150 topic areas, each chapter introduces the core objectives of each domain area to frame the goals of the
CPHexam and highlight the complete content outline featured on the exam. Chapters include the fundamental information public health professionals must learn to be effective workers in the field followed by approximately 600 practice questions with detailed rationales for correct answers at the end of each chapter. Using this method, the number of practice questions are divided equally among each domain area for comprehensive study and exam preparation. Written by a CPHcertified educational leader in public health and containing over three exams’ worth of questions, this book is the most useful and thorough exam review resource on the market, great for on-the-go study and preparation.
Fertility and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), 7th Edition:Theory, Research, Policy, and Practice for Health Care Practitioners
Written for clinicians, public health officials, women’s health experts, scientists, students, scholars, and other interested individuals, this book encompasses theoretical, research, policy, and clinical practice aspects of fertility and assisted reproductive technology (ART) healthcare. The book features the diverse contributions of multidisciplinary researchers, scholars, and clinicians from eight countries who explore contemporary health care perspectives regarding individuals and families dealing with infertility and fertility challenges including such advanced technologies as in-vitro fertilization (IVF), intrauterine insemination, and oocyte preservation. An electronic search of the literature from multiple disciplines yielded a large number of studies of psychosocial aspects of infertility. Early studies on the relationship between psychological factors and fertility, rather than reproductive function, generally focused on female personality characteristics and ambivalence for motherhood as the cause of medically unexplained infertility. Many investigators examining the effect of stressors on fertility focus on research participants’ survey responses regarding self-reported perceptions of stress and/or the number of stressful events an individual has experienced. Childlessness and infertility care are neglected aspects of family planning in resource-poor countries although the consequences of involuntary childlessness are much more dramatic and can create more wide-ranging societal problems compared with Western societies, particularly for women. By simplifying the diagnostic and IVF, laboratory procedures and by modifying the ovarian stimulation protocols for IVF, assisted reproductive techniques can be offered at affordable prices.
Global health policy should be of interest to nurses and other providers involved in all aspects of the healthcare, including practice, education, and administration. This book disseminates policy analysis of key health issues that have a global impact from the perspective of nurses. It is a compilation of case studies that highlight global initiatives to eradicate disease and promote health. The contributors are nurses who possess expertise in the global implications of the health issues and related policies of selected topics. Some of the topics included are transgender health, immigrant healthcare, chronic disease, human trafficking, pandemics, and infection control. These topics, as well as the others covered, are timely and of global significance. The case study approach provides the reader with an in-depth treatment of each topic’s health issue and the global policy implications. The goal of the book is to provide the unique perspective of nurses who live and work with these implications as they strive to provide care and educate future nursing professionals. Because the case studies presented provide an overview of a variety of significant global health issues and the policies that impact them, the book is appropriate for students of public health and medical anthropology/sociology as well as graduate nursing students. The book is organized into three parts. Part I discusses policy implications for global health, some of the policy-related research around major disease outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics of recent years, and policies related to healthcare funding for immigrants and refugees. It also documents the case study of two foreign-born physicians experiencing transition from foreign medical doctor in the country where the medical degree was obtained to nurse practitioner in the United States. Part II discusses exemplars of health policy in specific countries and Part III discusses exemplars of health policy related to specific conditions.
Sexually transmitted infections (
STIs) are a global health problem that can have lasting health effects. Nurses working with all populations need to have knowledge of the different STIsto develop an awareness of how the different STIsare transmitted as well as the different signs and symptoms and long-term health sequelae. In order to address STIsas a public health problem, nurses need to have a foundational knowledge of the different STIsso that early identification, treatment, and prevention can be addressed in a comprehensive manner. This book describes the different STIs, new and emerging health trends that are occurring, treatment options, and prevention efforts. A key issue addressed in the book is reviewing at-risk populations, who often are underserved and at the highest risk for long-term health consequences that can occur with STIs. This book brings an awareness of the impact of STIsand how nurses working with all populations can increase their knowledge of STIsand be instrumental in addressing a serious global health problem. It reviews common sexually transmitted infections in depth, providing epidemiology, risk factors, signs and symptoms, long-term sequelae, disease transmission, diagnosis, and recommended treatments. It also focuses on nursing-specific interventions that include conducting a sensitive and appropriate patient history, interpreting a holistic consideration of patient lifestyle, and linking population-specific patient education and counseling. The book provides expert guidance from an accomplished forensic nurse/nurse midwife. It addresses the most common STIsto facilitate accurate differential diagnosis and management. The book considers the needs of special populations to provide individualized, culturally sensitive care and offers evidence-based patient information, prevention, and counseling guidance to maximize positive public health outcomes.
This book introduces emerging research methods that will assist community health researchers interested in effectively addressing the complex health issues faced by communities today. It also introduces readers to several research methods particularly appropriate for addressing the context of health issues, translating research into action, and engaging community and relevant stakeholders. Use of these methods will lead to advancements in the field of community health and ultimately to improvements in community health. The book illustrates how community health researchers must move beyond the rigid distinction between qualitative and quantitative methods to adopt new integrated research methods to understand health as a community system. Within the discipline of public health, community health is an important and evolving subdiscipline that specifically emphasizes disease prevention and early intervention for members of a given community. The book includes spatial analysis, agent-based models, community-network analysis and realist reviews and addresses system dynamics, concept mapping, visual voices and media analysis. Integration of qualitative and quantitative data is key to generating unique insights into the mechanisms linking complex community health issues and to providing critical guidance regarding the pathways toward effective intervention and prevention. Institutional pilot funding, often available to researchers based at academic institutions, is a good option to garner support for innovative community health research projects. Partnering with other researchers and community members to learn and apply new and innovative research methods is a necessary steps toward more effectively addressing and improving the health of communities.