Date of Award

1976

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Department

Social Work

Physical Description

1 online resource (85 p.)

Subjects

Preventive health services, Medical care -- Utilization, Poor -- Medical care, Medical social work

DOI

10.15760/etd.1777

Abstract

A reading of recent studies in preventative health care behavior recalls the proverb about the blind men and the elephant: each man is able to describe the part of the animal he is closest to, but none can see, and so none can put their diverse and often contradictory opinions together to come up with an accurate description of the whole elephant. Similarly, in preventative health care studies, each researcher or research group is able to observe the preventative health care utilization patterns of specific populations at particular times, but the conclusions reached are often based on less than complete knowledge. This is especially true of the research into what makes low income people use preventative services in certain ways.

Description

A practicum submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Social Work, Portland State University, 1976.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/11958

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