health

SCIE report 51: the ethics of sustainable health and social care - towards a framework for decision-making

Report that breaks new ground in examining the ethical challenges potentially posed by factoring environmental outcomes into different levels of health and social care decision-making, including resource allocation and treatments.

The environmental and climate change ethics literatures are considered in conjunction with health and social care ethical principles in order to inform the development of a new sustainable health and social care ethical framework.

Evidence on the long shadow of poor mental health across three generations

Paper that attempts to contribute to the understanding of the role that health plays in accounting for the persistence of economic outcomes across generations by focusing on mental health within families.

Health inequalities

This topic is included in the EPPI-Centre knowledge library. The Knowledge Pages facility enables users to search for the key messages within specific subject areas to which EPPI-Centre reviews have contributed.

Disabled children and health reform: questions, challenges and opportunities

Briefing developed by EDCM, with the support of The Children’s Trust, Tadworth to: focus attention on disabled children, young people and their families at a time of whole system change; ensure that the voice of patients is heard; make sure that the modernised NHS delivers better services for disabled children, particularly those with complex and/or palliative care needs.

Asset based approaches for health improvement: redressing the balance

The aim of this briefing paper is to present the current evidence and thinking on asset based approaches for health improvement, the background and rationale for these approaches, and the practical challenges of adopting these approaches in reality.

It is also hoped that it will help stimulate policy makers, practitioners and researchers to think differently about how they might minimise the risks of widening health inequalities and approach the goal of improving the health of communities and populations.

Social action for health and well-being: building co-operative communities

Document that covers four strategic themes that fundamentally shape the environment in which volunteering takes place and the willingness and ability of people to contribute.

The themes include:

• Leadership – building activity and service provision around people’s strengths
• Partnership – working together to build community capacity
• Commissioning – for better outcomes and increased social value
• Volunteer support – creating good volunteering experiences that are open to all.

Tailor made

Report that considers the future of personalisation in health and social care in an era of considerable social, economic and policy change.

SCIE research briefing 19: what is the impact of environmental housing conditions on the health and well-being of children?

This briefing focuses on how environmental housing conditions can affect the health and well-being of children. The concern is the immediate physical structure or environment rather than other elements of the accommodation, such as the neighbourhood or the appropriateness of the housing for disabled children.

Asset based approaches to health improvement

Briefing that aims to answer the questions: what is an asset based approach to health improvement?; what level of evidence informs this approach?; who is advocating the use of this approach and what steps are being taken to use it in Scotland?; what tools and techniques are available to apply the approach?; and how can asset approaches be evaluated?

Social housing and social exclusion 2000-2011

Report that assesses how much social housing tenants could be described as "socially excluded‟ in 2000, and whether and if so, how and by how much this had changed by 2011.

It explores how much any change in the social exclusion of social housing residents can be attributed to housing and regeneration policies, and how much to other factors, including broader housing and social exclusion policy, and economic and social change.