Tasha’s infant daughter Kayleigh was diagnosed with asthma at the E.R., and Tasha was sent home with a nebuliser “breathing machine” and albuterol. Tasha has continued administering albuterol to Kayleigh ever since, including every morning before Kayleigh gets up for school.
Inequitable mobilities: intersections of diversity with urban infrastructure influence mobility, health and wellbeing
“The institutionalised privileging of Western paradigms in decision-making and the enduring nature of infrastructure converge to perpetuate an ‘infrastructural violence’ (Rodgers and O’Neill 2012) upon Aotearoa’s Māori peoples, inflicting harms… Read more Inequitable mobilities: intersections of diversity with urban infrastructure influence mobility, health and wellbeing →
“The problem here is that Abby’s, Chiko’s and Teuila’s experiences with TB and RF programming have been invisible to the adults who design and fund the health programmes that shaped their lives. And we see this troubling trend in public health and policy approaches to COVID-19.”
Towards a Child-Centred Public Health: Lessons from Rheumatic Fever Prevention in Aotearoa New Zealand
“Neglecting children’s perspectives has important consequences, not only for children’s wellbeing and experience, but for an intervention’s success. I argue that good child health policy should be predicated on regard for children as whole people: as social actors and participants in public life, whose experiences, understandings, interpretations and practices matter and can mediate the effectiveness of policy interventions.”
What happens to the “chronic homework” of asthma management when racism, socio-economic disadvantage, and medical systems gaps in the U.S. “disarticulate” families from professional care?