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Titolo:
Welfare benefits' screening and referral: a new direction for community nurses?
Autore:
Hoskins, R; Carter, DE;
Indirizzi:
Univ Glasgow, Nursing & Midwifery Sch, Glasgow G12 8QQ, Lanark, Scotland Univ Glasgow Glasgow Lanark Scotland G12 8QQ ow G12 8QQ, Lanark, Scotland
Titolo Testata:
HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE IN THE COMMUNITY
fascicolo: 6, volume: 8, anno: 2000,
pagine: 390 - 397
SICI:
0966-0410(200011)8:6<390:WBSARA>2.0.ZU;2-9
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
INCOME-DISTRIBUTION; UNITED-STATES; INFANT-MORTALITY; PRIMARY-CARE; INEQUALITY; HEALTH; DETERMINANTS; ADVICE;
Keywords:
community nurses; income inequality; primary care; wealth and health; welfare benefits screening; welfare benefit uptake projects;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
60
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Hoskins, R Univ Glasgow, Nursing & Midwifery Sch, 68 Oakfield Ave, GlasgowG12 8QQ, Lanark, Scotland Univ Glasgow 68 Oakfield Ave Glasgow Lanark Scotland G12 8QQ nd
Citazione:
R. Hoskins e D.E. Carter, "Welfare benefits' screening and referral: a new direction for community nurses?", HEAL SOC C, 8(6), 2000, pp. 390-397

Abstract

The White Paper, Towards a Healthier Scotland considerably widens the community nursing scope for health promotion, as it recognises that disadvantaged life circumstances as well as unhealthy lifestyles contribute to poor health. It has been shown that income and health are interrelated. This evidence has demonstrated that it is not how rich a nation is that determines the overall health of its inhabitants; it is how equitably its wealth is distributed that counts: countries that have narrow income differentials tend to have better health. Both the income and health divide in Britain widened considerably between 1980 and 1992. It is argued that increasing income inequality leads to social isolation and chronic stress, which can impact on psycho-social pathways and damages life expectancy. This paper suggests thatcommunity nurses can address adverse life circumstances by finding ways ofimproving the economic status of their most vulnerable clients, and that one way of doing this would be to ensure that clients claim their full quotaof welfare entitlement, given that there is several billion pounds of social security benefits that remain unclaimed in Britain every year.

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