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Ronnie Fay

inequalities. Traveller health inequalities In 2010 the All Ireland Traveller Health Study ( AITHS ), based on research undertaken in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland in 2008, found that at all ages and for all causes of death Travellers experience a higher mortality than the general population. It concluded: The problem is endemic and complex and will not be solved in the short term without considering the wider contextual issues. The fact that an

in Immigrants as outsiders in the two Irelands
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A Belated but Welcome Theory of Change on Mental Health and Development
Laura Davidson

). The Health Foundation ( December 2020 ), Build Back Fairer: The COVID-19 Marmot Review – The Pandemic, Socioeconomic and Health Inequalities in England , (accessed 4 January 2021 ). Jaguga , F. and

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
A governmental analysis

Recent years have witnessed a burgeoning international literature which seeks to analyse the construction of health and health policy through an analytical lens drawn from post-Foucauldian ideas of governmentality. This book is the first to apply the theoretical lens of post-Foucauldian governmentality to an analysis of health problems, practices, and policy in Ireland. Drawing on empirical examples related to childhood, obesity, mental health, smoking, ageing and others, it explores how specific health issues have been constructed as problematic and in need of intervention in the Irish State. The book focuses specifically on how Jean Jacques Rousseau's critical social theory and normative political theory meet as a conception of childhood. The 'biosocial' apparatus has recently been reconfigured through a policy framework called Healthy Ireland, the purpose of which is to 'reduce health inequalities' by 'empowering people and communities'. Child fatness continues to be framed as a pervasive and urgent issue in Irish society. In a novel departure in Irish public health promotion, the Stop the Spread (STS) campaign, free measuring tapes were distributed throughout Ireland to encourage people to measure their waists. A number of key characteristics of neoliberal governmentality, including the shift towards a market-based model of health; the distribution of power across a range of agents and agencies; and the increasing individualisation of health are discussed. One of the defining features of the Irish health system is the Universal Health Insurance and the Disability Act 2005.

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Writing wounds
Sara Wasson

has been the image of bodies wounded in ways that are not yet finished. I have sought to respect stories that do not end or stories that do not end neatly: the wounds of donors that spread to include intangible wounds like reduced earning capacity, pain or stigma, and recipients’ wounds that keep the body open for more changes – immunosuppressant pharmacology, the medical gaze, and other interventions. 2 I am interested in extended durations, the slow violence of legacies of health inequality and the long aftermath of care. Elsewhere, I have suggested the

in Transplantation Gothic
Martin Yuille
Bill Ollier

health challenges may well lead to further breakdown of trust and social order, and perpetuate health inequalities within and across countries.’ 2 Financial costs Since 5 July 1948 Britain has maintained the following principles: that no-one should be denied medical treatment for lack of money; that no-one should pay for treatment when they are ill; and that the financial costs of illness should be paid through progressive taxation. British people are rightfully proud of their general adherence to these civilised principles. They want to use some of the nation

in Saving sick Britain
Children’s health and biosocial power
Kevin Ryan

with producing healthy, efficient and self-disciplined subjects. The third and final section looks at how this ‘biosocial’ apparatus has recently been reconfigured through a policy framework called Healthy Ireland, the purpose of which is to ‘reduce health inequalities’ by ‘empowering people and communities’. What this means in effect is that individuals are to take responsibility and make ‘right choices’, and as was the case in the past, childhood is framed as the key to successful implementation of this strategy. Children are now enmeshed in a networked

in Reframing health and health policy in Ireland
Bryan Fanning

for a large section of the Traveller community to have 162 Racism and social change in Ireland faith in the promises contained within the recommendations of the Report of the Task Force (1995).19 The experiences of Travellers in the areas of health, education and accommodation, illustrate the failures of social policy in Ireland in addressing such circumstances. Health inequalities and institutional racism According to the Traveller Health Status Study (1989) Travellers lived on average twelve years fewer than their settled peers. Travellers were found to have

in Racism and social change in the Republic of Ireland
Visualising obesity as a public health concern in 1970s and 1980s Britain
Jane Hand

diets because of inherent health inequality. By examining a particular two-part edition of the current affairs programme, ITV's This Week , this section shows how community health and health education were developing a disease prevention agenda of their own that included direct discussion of inequalities in health. This Week was first launched in 1956, was renamed TV Eye from 1978–86, and reverted to the title This Week from 1986–92. It was committed to investigative journalism with a ‘social conscience

in Balancing the self
Martin Yuille
Bill Ollier

. Improvement involves public education, the screening programmes, and reducing health inequality. Knowledge and information refers essentially to observing, as well as possible, the health of the country plus associated research. So, in relation to the plagues of our times, we can see that the agency observes their progress broadly and educates the public to a degree. These are both valid and necessary activities. But the question is whether that is enough to accomplish the mission. Perhaps the most successful of the agency’s activities is the programme for screening the

in Saving sick Britain
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Coreen Anne McGuire

proposed that fitness trackers should be prescribed on the NHS to help tackle health inequality and ensure the poor and the disabled are not left out of this ‘technological revolution in medicine’. 2 However, it is unclear what cost or benefit this move would bring to healthcare outcomes. Moreover, it is an assumption that these devices – which are calibrated to healthy bodies – will work effectively on disabled bodies. Furthermore, it is becoming apparent that the increased potential for measurement associated with these tools may shift our understanding of normalcy

in Measuring difference, numbering normal