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Therapeutic Education: Proposal for a Theoretical Model Based on the Experiences of the Cuban Diabetes Program
This book lays out the main challenges to the educational dimension of long-term follow-up and proposes a theoretical model for action. It defends the place of therapeutic education within clinical care, its challenges and contradictions to propose a practical transformation through a theoretical model centered on the person. It exemplifies the chance to put it these actions into practice from the prespective of the Cuban diabetes strategy. There is an analysis and scientific discussion concluding that education is important as as therapeutic act, with calls for a pedagogical method and special modes of communication centered on the person and on the development of her/his capacity and responsibility to take care of his/her own health. This page offers a translation of the prologue and access to the full text in Spanish.(23/Aug/2007)
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Cuidado innovador para las condiciones crónicas: Agenda para el cambio
La Organización Mundial de la Salud elaboró el presente docu­mento para alertar a los encargados de adoptar las decisiones en todo el mundo acerca de estos cambios importantes en la salud mundial y para presentar soluciones que permitan, mediante la atención de salud, manejar esta carga en aumento.(3/Apr/2006)
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Priorities in Health
Two overarching themes emerge from the extensive research and analyses in this World Bank publication: (1) Current resources can yield substantial health gains if knowledge of cost-effective interventions were applied more fully. (2) Additional resources are needed in low-income countries to minimize the glaring inequities in health care. Increased resources would provide highly-effective interventions, expand research, and extend basic health coverage to more people. WHO contributed to this publication.(3/Apr/2006)
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Atlas of Diabetes Education in Latin America and the Caribbean: Inventory of Programs for People with Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes is rapidly becoming a global public health problem of epidemic proportions. However, it has been demonstrated scientifically that diabetes education helps reduce unnecessary mortality and morbidity from poorly controlled diabetes. For this reason, the PAHO Program on Non-Communicable Diseases conducted a special study to obtain information about diabetes education programs in Latin America and the Caribbean. This online book is organized as an inventory with information for 19 countries (accessible at a click of the mouse) and 21 diabetes education initiatives, with the full text downloadable in PDF files.(17/Dec/2002)
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