Health, Illness and Wellbeing:: Perspectives and Social Determinants.

Paperback | February 17, 2012

EditorPranee Liamputtong, Rebecca Fanany, Glenda Verrinder

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Health, Illness and Wellbeing: Perspectives and Social Determinants introduces students to the important ideas that underlie the field of public health today. Written for beginning students, it provides an overview of the forces and trends that combine to shape the health of individuals,communities, and populations, within a conceptual framework of determinants of health. The book examines the biological, environmental, social, cultural and economic determinants of health, within the context of their causes and interrelationships. It is structured to enable students to understand and reflect upon health; how it is informed by biological, environmental, and socialfactors that affect whole populations. More advanced sections of the book focus on the social, cultural and economic determinants of health to show the ways in which the experience of health is influenced by the characteristics of the society in which people live. Through its perspective of considering the causes of health, rather than simply the effects of health status in society, the book provides students with the basis for a career in any of the health sciences where insight into the meaning of health will allow for the development of effective practiceand greater sensitivity to the needs of the community.

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Health, Illness and Wellbeing: Perspectives and Social Determinants introduces students to the important ideas that underlie the field of public health today. Written for beginning students, it provides an overview of the forces and trends that combine to shape the health of individuals,communities, and populations, within a conceptual...

Professor Pranee Liamputtong is Personal Chair in Public Health at the School of Public Health, La Trobe University. Pranee has a particular interest in issues related to cultural and social influences on childbearing, childrearing and women's reproductive and sexual health. She has published books and a large number of papers in thes...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 10.04 × 7.48 × 0.9 inPublished:February 17, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195576128

ISBN - 13:9780195576122

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Table of Contents

1. Health, Illness and Well-being: An IntroductionPart 1: Perspectives of Health, Illness and Well-being2. Introduction to Pathogens and Impacts on Health and Illness3. Introduction to Epidemiology4. Human Genetics and Inheritance: Biological, Social, Cultural and Environmental Perspective5. Chronic Illness and the Genome6. Ageing and health: Biological, social and environmental perspectives7. Introduction to Health Promotion8. Anthropogenic Change and Human Health9. Climate Change: Drivers and Health Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for the Health Sector10. Health and the Living EnvironmentPart 2: Social Determinants of Health, Illness and Well-being11. Social Determinants of Health: Historical Developments and Global Implications12. Health as a Social Construct13. Health throughout the Life Course14. Language, Culture, and Health15. Deviance, Difference, and Stigma as Social Determinants of Health16. Health and the Media17. Health and Social Justice18. The Economics of Health and Disease19. The Social Determinants and the Health Care System