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Public health, public trust and American fragility in a pandemic era, the critical role of health care professionals, Norbert Goldfield

"This book explores how professionals and policy makers in mental and physical health care can use lessons from the Covid pandemic to better inform future public policy and treatment. Using the United States as a test case, Norbert Goldfield draws on his professional experience in healthcare and policy making to explore how some societies have emerged from the pandemic with increasing internal conflicts. The author uses excerpts from his own Covid diary to revisit key stages in the response to the Covid pandemic to highlight where division has entered the publish health discourse, and to set out an alternative vision of how mental and physical health can be framed professionally and publicly. In addition to this account, Dr Goldfield details how our political system should change with respect to pandemics and how health professionals, together with the lay public, can help. Specifically, the book highlights the three critical issues confronting American pandemic fragility: increasing vaccinations, decreasing misinformation, and fostering greater linkages between our public and acute health systems. This book will be invaluable for all types of health care professionals, both in mental and physical health arenas, lay people interested in the pandemic and for policy makers"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Endorsements -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- COVID Timeline -- List of Abbreviations -- PART I: BACKGROUND PERSPECTIVES, THE COVID "DIARY," AND AMERICAN FRAGILITY -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Peace through Health and American Fragility: Evidence for Peace through Health Impact -- 3. The COVID "Notes" -- 4. American Fragility during and after the COVID Pandemic: The Role to Date of Health Professionals and Health Professional Associations -- PART II: INCREASING PUBLIC TRUST IN THE UNITED STATES -- THE CRITICAL ROLE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONALS IN REBUILDING THE PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM AND DECREASING FRAGILITYPART -- 5. COVID-19 and the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Crisis: Tragedy, Positive Changes, and Resilience -- 6. COVID-19 Crisis Creates Opportunities for Community Health Resilience Plan: Community Health Workers at the Center -- 7. Fitting Community Health Resilience Plan (CHRP) into the Existing Healthcare Delivery Patchwork: The Politics of CHRP -- 8. Building Trust in Public Health: Coordinating Our Public Health and Acute Care Systems -- 9. Reform of Our National and International Organizations: Leadership, Trust, Power-and Money -- 10. What Can Health Professionals Do to Better Address This and Future Pandemics? -- 11. Health Professionals Can Have an Even Greater Impact on This and Future Pandemics: Final Arguments and a Call to Action -- Index
Literary Form
non fiction
Includes index
Physical Description
1 online resource (272 pages)
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