The Impact and Implications of Crisis: A Comprehensive Approach Combining Elements of Health and Society

Maria Saridi and Kyriakos Souliotis (Editors)
University of Peloponnese, Corinth, Greece

Series: Social Issues, Justice and Status
BISAC: SOC026000

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This book tries to give an approach of the implications of crisis, especially in health and social systems. The economic crisis, as a global phenomenon of the first decade of the twentieth century, has had a negative impact on all health and social indicators. Therefore, severe austerity measures and inadequacy of resources can lead to worse health indicators and a lower quality of health services.

The ongoing economic crisis has also strongly affected the way EU shapes national welfare state reforms compared to the pre-crisis period, especially in countries that have faced unprecedented economic difficulties, as it is the case with Greece.

The crisis has given substance to an old and often hypothetical debate about the financial sustainability of health systems in Europe. There is evidence about how the consequences of economic crisis, such as unemployment, poverty, social exclusion, homelessness, and insecurity have had detrimental effects on peoples’ health status. Various causes of mortality and morbidity connected to mental health, substance abuse, and infectious disease have been raised. Poor education, social isolation, and poor housing are the key factors responsible for the vulnerability to mental health problems among less privileged individuals.

Health status and well-being of the populations worsened. The health sector has to be effective with less resources and a reduced budget. Health professionals are required to work harder in an environment of continuous cuts, with a lack of materials and equipment, to be paid less and at the same time maintain quality standards.

Migration is simultaneously a challenge and a motive for humanity to show solidarity to other human beings. Although fear and difficulties may initially create a hostile and fearsome environment for immigrants, deeper cultural characteristics usually bring to the surface actions of true solidarity, something which has been historically true for Greece.

Preface

Chapter 1. The Effect of Economic Crisis on Social Living Conditions and Dietary Habits of Children
(Eleni N. Albani, Ioannis L. Triantafyllakis, Nicoletta T. Karavasili, Konstantinos Gerasimidis, Konstantinos H. Katsanos, and Dimitrios K. Christodoulou, PhD, Director of Nursing, General Pediatric Hospital “Karamandanio” of Patras, Greece, and others)

Chapter 2. Chronic Diseases: Important Issues in Times of Economic Crisis
(Michael Kourakos, Evangelos C. Fradelos, Ioanna V. Papathanasiou, and Theodora Kafkia, PhD, Director of Nursing, General Hospital "Asklepieio" Voulas, Athens, Greece, and others)

Chapter 3. Impact of Austerity on Dietary Habits and Obesity in Greek Children, Adolescents and Adults
(Ioannis A. Kyriazis, Ôheodora Lappa, Paraskevi Koufopoulou, Symeon Sidiropoulos, Iris - Panagiota Efthymiou, Athanassios Vozikis, MD, PhD, Internal Medicine – Diabetology/Obesity Expert, Internal Medicine Department & Obesity – Diabetes Outpatient Clinic, KAT General Hospital of Attica, Greece, and others)

Chapter 4. Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Dynamic Comeback of the Old Enemies
(Aikaterini Toska and Maria Saridi, PhD, Research Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Peloponnese, Corinth, Greece, and others)

Chapter 5. Substance Abuse in a Modern World
(Georgia Papageorgiou and Dimitra Georga, Surgery Department, General Hospital of Korinthos, Greece)

Chapter 6. Education of Health Professionals in Times of Crisis: Reality, Perspectives and Challenges
(Eleni Christodoulou and Vasiliki Roka, Educator, PhD, Public Institute of Vocational Education “Sotiria”, Thoracic Diseases General Hospital of Athens, Greece, and others)

Chapter 7. Primary Health Care in Times of Crisis: Reality, Perspectives and Challenges
(Paraskevi Apostolara, Vasiliki Roka, Panagiotis Alexopoulos, and Athena Kalokerinou, Vocational Training School Teacher, PhD, Laboratory “Community Health Nursing”, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, and others)

Chapter 8. Doctors in Crisis or an Unchallenged Dominant Position of the Medical Profession in the Greek NHS
(Nicoletta T. Karavasili, Eleni N. Albani, Konstantinos H. Katsanos, Ioannis L. Triantafyllakis, and Dimitrios K. Christodoulou, Infection Control Nurse, Department of Infection Control, University Hospital of Ioannina, Greece, and others)

Chapter 9. Unemployment Effects on Health Status and Risk Behaviors in Times of Economic Crisis: The European and Greek Evidence
(Dimitra Latsou and Mary Geitona, Research Fellow, University of Peloponnese, Greece, and others)

Chapter 10. The “New Face” of Europeanization in Times of Crisis: Imposing the EU “Recipe” on the Greek Welfare State Reforms
(Andreas Feronas, Assistant Professor, Department of Social and Educational Policy, School of Social Sciences, University of Peloponnese, Corinth, Greece, and others)

Chapter 11. Migrants and Refugees: Challenges for a Community
(Maria Saridi, PhD, Director of Nursing, General Hospital of Korinthos, Greece and Research Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Peloponnese, Corinth, Greece)

Chapter 12. Volunteerism in a Changing World Environment
(Theodora Kafkia, Michael Kourakos, and George Evlavis, PhD, Clinical Lecturer, Department of Nursing, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Sindos, Greece)

Chapter 13. Paediatric Mass Disaster Preparedness: Obstacles and Recommendations
(Konstantinos Petsios, PhD, Paediatric & Clinical Research Nurse, “Onassis” Cardiosurgical Center, Invited Lecturer, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece)

Chapter 14. Contemporary Spatial and Socioeconomic Transformations of Urban Centers: The Crisis in the Greek City and the Need for Local and Regional Development
(Eleni Í. Stamatiou, PhD, Architect-Engineer, Senior Investigator at the Greek Ombudsman, and Professor-Consultant, Hellenic Open University, Greece)

Chapter 15. A Health System in the Era of Economic Crisis and Memoranda: Bearing Patiently the Consequences or Grabbing the Chance for Introducing Reforms?
(Charalampos Economou, Daphne Kaitelidou, and Olga Siskou, Associate Professor of Health Policy, Department of Sociology, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens, Kallithea, Athens, Greece)

Chapter 16. Paediatric Nursing: The Present Challenges and Future Opportunities of Hospital and Community Health Care Aspects
(Konstantinos Petsios, PhD, Paediatric & Clinical Research Nurse, “Onassis” Cardiosurgical Center, Invited Lecturer, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece)

Chapter 17. Facing the Impact of Persistent Economic Crisis on Healthcare in Greece: The Need for a New Financing Paradigm
(Kyriakos Souliotis, Associate Professor of Health Policy, Department of Social and Educational Policy, University of Peloponnese, Corinth, Greece)

Index

Keywords: Impact of Crisis, Implications of Crisis, Society, Health, Refugees, Unemployment, substance abuse, Mass disaster, out-of-pocket payments

Audience: Many authors from health and social sciences wrote these chapters of this book. We think that this book can help many university students from many Universities.

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