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Publication date: 30 November 2018

Michael Polgar

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Holocaust and Human Rights Education
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ISBN: 978-1-78754-499-4

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Publication date: 21 September 2015

Michael Polgar

Sociology promotes and describes public health, helping to explain macro-social dynamics of mental health care through studies of organizations, networks, and systems of care.

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Sociology promotes and describes public health, helping to explain macro-social dynamics of mental health care through studies of organizations, networks, and systems of care.

Methodology/approach

This chapter summarizes sociological research on mental health care organizations and systems, illustrating a macro-social perspective by examining the problem of transitions in care for young adults. Summary findings from a regional mental health services research project describe a system of care that includes 100 organizations. This system helps young adults with mental health needs.

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The scope and management of care involves a focus on modes of treatment supported by research evidence and delivered effectively by people with cultural competencies. Care and continuity of care are delivered through coordinated systems of inter-organizational networks, linking organizations and providers. Active inter-organizational linkages are needed to support mental health for young adults during challenging and sometimes difficult transitions.

Originality/value

This research summarizes original and regional data on mental health care organizations within a regional system of care. Practical implications include support for the importance of coordination, transition planning, and cultural competence within and among organizations. Sociological and original research on organizations and systems should continue to elaborate the needs and values of mental health services for regional planning and public health.

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Education, Social Factors, and Health Beliefs in Health and Health Care Services
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ISBN: 978-1-78560-367-9

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Publication date: 20 October 2014

Michael F. Polgar, Carol S. North and David E. Pollio

This research documents the responsibilities and stresses of people with homeless relatives. Health and housing problems create a variety of challenges and sometimes…

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This research documents the responsibilities and stresses of people with homeless relatives. Health and housing problems create a variety of challenges and sometimes burdens within families which are particularly stressful for family caregivers who are actively involved with helping homeless adults.

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Our study and data examine stress proliferation and stress buffering among people with homeless relatives using quantitative data from 118 interviews, mostly with parents and siblings of homeless adults.

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Quantitative data from 118 interviews, largely from parents and siblings of homeless adults, show that people who spend more time or money helping homeless relatives experience higher levels of stress. Stress levels are also higher among those who help a homeless relative with activities of daily living and those who work to prevent harm that involves a homeless relative. Stress derived from efforts to prevent harm is associated with stronger social support to people with homeless relatives.

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Social and health service providers can provide helpful social support for both homeless people and for people with homeless relatives, particularly in circumstances where harm reduction is required.

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Family and Health: Evolving Needs, Responsibilities, and Experiences
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ISBN: 978-1-78441-126-8

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Holocaust and Human Rights Education
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ISBN: 978-1-78754-499-4

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Book part
Publication date: 30 November 2018

Michael Polgar

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Holocaust and Human Rights Education
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78754-499-4

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Book part
Publication date: 30 November 2018

Michael Polgar

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Holocaust and Human Rights Education
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78754-499-4

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Book part
Publication date: 30 November 2018

Michael Polgar

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Holocaust and Human Rights Education
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78754-499-4

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Book part
Publication date: 30 November 2018

Michael Polgar

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Holocaust and Human Rights Education
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78754-499-4

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Book part
Publication date: 30 November 2018

Michael Polgar

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Holocaust and Human Rights Education
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78754-499-4

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Book part
Publication date: 30 November 2018

Michael Polgar

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Holocaust and Human Rights Education
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78754-499-4

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