Positively healthy: report from the Council for the Status of Women's Health Conference.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559495
Title:
Positively healthy: report from the Council for the Status of Women's Health Conference.
Authors:
Council for the Status of Women.
Citation:
Council for the Status of Women. 1988. Positively healthy: report from the Council for the Status of Women's Health Conference. Dublin: Council for the Status of Women.
Publisher:
Council for the Status of Women.
Issue Date:
Feb-1988
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559495
Item Type:
Conference Presentation
Language:
en
Description:
This conference took place against a background of newly emerging threats to the health of the nation and crisis in the state of the health services. No one is more aware of these issues than women themselves as evidenced by the enormous interest this conference aroused. Despite increased spending on the Health Services until fairly recently, the health of the nation as a whole has not greatly improved. There is, therefore, a need at this time to examine the nature of the services with a view to ensuring the maximum return for investment. Many of today's illnesses are directly attributable to the way we live. Substance abuse is rampant in our Society; 5,000 deaths a year are directly due to cigarette smoking and it must concern us particularly, that more and more young women are becoming victims of this addiction. The effects of poverty on women, and the stresses of trying to make ends meet with a diminishing budget, takes its toll on women's mental health.
Keywords:
HEALTH SERVICES; SMOKING; WOMEN'S HEALTH; SUBSTANCE MISUSE

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCouncil for the Status of Women.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-10T11:17:09Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-10T11:17:09Zen
dc.date.issued1988-02en
dc.identifier.citationCouncil for the Status of Women. 1988. Positively healthy: report from the Council for the Status of Women's Health Conference. Dublin: Council for the Status of Women.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559495en
dc.descriptionThis conference took place against a background of newly emerging threats to the health of the nation and crisis in the state of the health services. No one is more aware of these issues than women themselves as evidenced by the enormous interest this conference aroused. Despite increased spending on the Health Services until fairly recently, the health of the nation as a whole has not greatly improved. There is, therefore, a need at this time to examine the nature of the services with a view to ensuring the maximum return for investment. Many of today's illnesses are directly attributable to the way we live. Substance abuse is rampant in our Society; 5,000 deaths a year are directly due to cigarette smoking and it must concern us particularly, that more and more young women are becoming victims of this addiction. The effects of poverty on women, and the stresses of trying to make ends meet with a diminishing budget, takes its toll on women's mental health.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCouncil for the Status of Women.en
dc.subjectHEALTH SERVICESen
dc.subjectSMOKINGen
dc.subjectWOMEN'S HEALTHen
dc.subjectSUBSTANCE MISUSEen
dc.titlePositively healthy: report from the Council for the Status of Women's Health Conference.en
dc.typeConference Presentationen
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