Medical Issues and Health Care Reform in Russia

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These essays provide a multi-faceted, multi-disciplinary perspective on the complex issues facing Russian medical professionals and politicians as they attempt to transform new health care policies and laws into practice at the turn of the 21st century. Essays in four areas: Impact of Political and Social Transitions on Health and Health Care; Current Conditions and Future Needs in Russian Health Care Delivery; Sexual Politics and Policy in Russian Culture; Health Care Innovations, Cross-Cultural Training and Educational Initiatives.


"[The Authors] make a significant contribution to our understanding of health care and health care reform in Russia. Many of the volume's essays address aspects of the issue for the first time. ... Taken together the collection provides both a multi-dimensional and balanced of the Russian health care systemfrom both Western and Russian perspectives." -- Prof. Terry Clark, Creighton University

Table of Contents

Table of contents:
1. Introduction: A Multi-faceted Approach to Health Care Reform in Russia (Margaret Mills)
2. An Assessment of Health Policy Reform in Russia (Diane Duffy)
3. Attitudes on Health Care Reform in the Former Soviet Union (Vicki Hesli and Rasa Alisauskiene)
4. Women in Russia: The Politics of Promoting Women’s Issues (Carol Nechemias)
5. New-Born Care in the Leningrad Region (Mikhail Ivaneev)
6. Russian Women as Consumers of Health Care (Louise Ivanov)
7. Attitudes Toward Family Planning in Russia: Research Results from Moscow and Ivanovo (Elena Pervysheva and Laurie Liskin)
8. Images of Health, Womanhood and Social Change in Russian Sex Education (Michele Rivkin-Fish)
9. The Russian Press: Coverage of Women’s Health (Ann Marie Basom)
10. Analyzing Telemedical Practices: Implications for Health Care Reform in St. Petersburg (Ann Bossen)
11. Health Education on Wellness-Centered Living: Maximizing Women’s Potential in the United States and Russia (Elizabeth Swanson with Ann Valentine)

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