Chronic Noncommunicable Diseases (General Documents)



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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Atención comunitaria a personas con trastornos psicóticos
El libro contiene un conjunto de orientaciones prácticas que puedan servir como guía para dar respuestas adecuadas a las necesidades de las personas con enfermedades mentales severas; esas respuestas varían desde el tratamiento de las crisis agudas en hospitales generales hasta el apoyo residencial en la comunidad, pasando por programas de detección y tratamiento precoz, programas de día y programas de rehabilitación profesional, entre otros. (© OPS, 2005) (14/Apr/2005)
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Mantenerse en forma para la vida. Necesidades nutricionales de los adultos mayores
Mantenerse en forma para la vida fue publicado originalmente en inglés por la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) y su contenido se basa en una consulta de expertos que analizaron las pruebas científicas que relacionan el régimen de la alimentación y otros factores—especialmente el ejercicio—que afectan el estado nutricional, la prevención de la enfermedad y la promoción de la salud de los adultos mayores. (© OPS, 2004)(20/Apr/2004)
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Health in the Americas, 2002 Edition
Health in the Americas, 2002 edition, is the Pan American Health Organization flagship publication analyzing the health situation and trends in the Region of the Americas. In this 2002 edition, the analysis of Health in the Americas is oriented toward documenting inequalities in health. In order to best show the analysis at both the Regional and country levels, this edition, as were previous ones, is presented in two volumes. (© PAHO, 2002)(20/Sep/2002)
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Insights Into The Concept Of Stress
The repeated exposure of emergency response personnel to disaster situations have a potentially deleterious effect on their psychological well-being, what can greatly affect the overall outcome of such situations, including the prognosis of the primary victims of the event. This workbook and its companion, Stress Management in Disasters, were designed to provide the basic training material for persons who will be providing such a service. (Manual, 2001)(27/Apr/2001)
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Impact of the Disasters on the Public Health (only in Spanish)
It is a very well documented book that provides excellent information on the causes, history, frequency, duration and consequences of the largest and most frequently occurring disasters in the world. It is a book that will be very useful in the library of anyone involved in the area of disasters. (3/Sep/2000)
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Obesity and Poverty: A New Public-Health Challenge
An up-to-date examination of the prevalence of obesity in Latin America and Caribbean and among the poor in developed countries. Scientific Publications,(© PAHO, 2000)(16/May/2000)
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Towards the Eradication of Endemic Goiter, Cretinism, and Iodine Deficiency
This book explores the present status of the campaign against endemic goiter, cretinism, and their main etiologic factor, iodine deficiency. (4/Oct/1986)
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