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Health Inequity Experienced by Australian Paediatric Patients

Empirical Analyses of Case Reports

  • Presents unique research that examines how social determinants of health impact real children and young people’s lives

  • Brings to light the challenges health professionals face in finding solutions for children, young people, and families facing health inequity

  • Is the first ever to reveal how health inequity is experienced by Australian children, young people, and their families

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction

    • Vicki Xafis, Amireh Fakhouri, Kathryn Currow, Stephen Brancatisano, Wendy Bryan-Clothier
    Pages 1-11
  3. Methods and Methodology

    • Vicki Xafis, Amireh Fakhouri, Kathryn Currow, Stephen Brancatisano, Wendy Bryan-Clothier
    Pages 13-19
  4. Overview of Social Determinants of Health Findings and Vignettes

    • Vicki Xafis, Amireh Fakhouri, Kathryn Currow, Stephen Brancatisano, Wendy Bryan-Clothier
    Pages 21-28
  5. Results of Health Inequity Analyses

    • Vicki Xafis, Amireh Fakhouri, Kathryn Currow, Stephen Brancatisano, Wendy Bryan-Clothier
    Pages 29-73
  6. Discussion of Findings on Social Determinants of Health

    • Vicki Xafis, Amireh Fakhouri, Kathryn Currow, Stephen Brancatisano, Wendy Bryan-Clothier
    Pages 75-122
  7. Challenges Faced in Addressing the Needs of These Children/Young People

    • Vicki Xafis, Amireh Fakhouri, Kathryn Currow, Stephen Brancatisano, Wendy Bryan-Clothier
    Pages 123-125
  8. Solutions Adopted for These Children/Young People and Their Families

    • Vicki Xafis, Amireh Fakhouri, Kathryn Currow, Stephen Brancatisano, Wendy Bryan-Clothier
    Pages 127-138
  9. Outcomes: How These Children/Young People and Their Families Fared

    • Vicki Xafis, Amireh Fakhouri, Kathryn Currow, Stephen Brancatisano, Wendy Bryan-Clothier
    Pages 139-142
  10. Discussion of Challenges, Solutions, and Outcomes

    • Vicki Xafis, Amireh Fakhouri, Kathryn Currow, Stephen Brancatisano, Wendy Bryan-Clothier
    Pages 143-153
  11. Conclusions

    • Vicki Xafis, Amireh Fakhouri, Kathryn Currow, Stephen Brancatisano, Wendy Bryan-Clothier
    Pages 155-158

About this book

This book provides rare insight into how real children/adolescents’ lives unfold as a result of health inequity. The authors present the findings of empirical research into the health and social circumstances of 61 Australian children/adolescents, as reported by healthcare professionals who attended to their medical needs, revealing how healthcare professionals deal with health inequity on the ground. Profound inequities in the health and wellbeing of children/adolescents worldwide have been the focus of intense research for decades. The extent to which children/adolescents’ health and wellbeing is impacted by violence, poverty, their inability to access integrated healthcare services, parental and adolescent substance abuse, unemployment, poor living conditions, poor nutrition, a fractured social support network, disrupted education, and lack of transportation, is widely recognized. While essential, statistical analyses alone cannot reveal the faces of those experiencing health inequity. This work highlights the need for urgent coordinated action to address health inequity so that children and young people have a chance to lead a full life in good health. It is relevant to researchers and practitioners whose work relates to improving children and young people’s lives.

“This book should be required reading for those who influence policies developed by all the sectors mentioned above and their funding and administrative bodies – and politicians in particular” (Anonymous Reviewer).


Keywords

  • Health Inequity
  • Health Disparities
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Socioeconomic Disparities in Health
  • Determinants of Health
  • Child Health and Wellbeing
  • Paediatric and Adolescent Healthcare
  • Health Disparities and Health Equity
  • Maternal and Child Health

Authors and Affiliations

  • Centre for Biomedical Ethics, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

    Vicki Xafis

  • Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

    Amireh Fakhouri

  • School of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

    Kathryn Currow

  • Blacktown and Mt Druitt Hospitals, Sydney, Australia

    Stephen Brancatisano

  • Ministry of Health, New South Wales Health, St Leonards, Australia

    Wendy Bryan-Clothier

About the authors

Dr Vicki Xafis is an ethicist, linguist, qualitative researcher, and educator and has held positions at numerous Australian universities and the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. She is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics at the National University of Singapore. A highlight in Vicki’s career was setting up the Clinical Ethics Service at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (Sydney, Australia), with support from dedicated senior clinicians. Vicki was founding member and Secretary of the Perinatal Palliative Care Subcommittee (Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand – PSANZ) from 2013-2017 and an Executive Committee member of the Public Health Association of Australia (South Australian Branch) from 2011-2013. She remains a member of the PSANZ Policy Subcommittee and is a Cochrane review author.  Her greatest achievement and privilege in life is having made a small contribution to the lives of children, young people, and adults through teaching.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Health Inequity Experienced by Australian Paediatric Patients

  • Book Subtitle: Empirical Analyses of Case Reports

  • Authors: Vicki Xafis, Amireh Fakhouri, Kathryn Currow, Stephen Brancatisano, Wendy Bryan-Clothier

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-3338-6

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-16-3337-9

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-16-3340-9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-16-3338-6

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXIII, 158

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Public Health, Pediatrics, Social Policy, Social Work and Community Development, Health Care

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-981-16-3338-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)