An Introduction

Author: Louise Warwick-Booth,Ruth Cross,Diane Lowcock

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 074565021X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 364

View: 7913

Contemporary Health Studies: An Introduction provides a lively and accessible introduction to the current issues and key debates in this area. It contains a strong, up-to-date, global, social-scientific focus examining the human experience of health particularly emphasizing its social, political and environmental dimensions. The book’s diverse content is usefully divided into three main parts. Part one sets the scene looking closely at the definition of health studies and the debates surrounding the concept of health. Part two explores different disciplines underpinning Health Studies including chapters such as sociology, psychology, anthropology and health promotion. Part three of the book explores the determinants of health and contains chapters on individual factors influencing health, policy influences on health, public health and the global context of health. Each chapter: Opens with a list of key learning outcomes; Contains topical learning tasks; Poses questions for reflection and debate; Provides an in-depth case study to summarise the key arguments made. Carefully chosen tables, figures and photographs bring the text to life, whilst the companion web-site offers additional learning resources for both students and lecturers alike. Contemporary Health Studies: An Introduction is an essential guide for undergraduate health students written by three authors who have a wealth of teaching experience in this subject area. Their book will inspire readers to consider the human experience of health within contemporary global society as it is mediated by individual, societal and global contexts.
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An Introduction

Author: Jennie Naidoo,Jane Wills

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137348690

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 472

View: 9525

This new edition of a very successful textbook provides an up-to-date, broad and authoritative introduction to studying health. With chapters including biology, epidemiology, anthropology, politics and psychology, it is the only book to explore all the major disciplines and highlight how they can contribute to our understanding of health in one single volume. Comprehensive, accessible and written by leading experts in the different fields, this is the introductory text for all students of health studies. Highlights of this third edition include: • A whole new chapter on Geography and health: it explores the relationship between people's health and the natural and built environments • New example features in every chapter which apply each discipline to contemporary health issues- from the increase in obesity to the impact of changing social and welfare policies- along with bullet points that highlight the latest research in the field • A complete update on both the design and layout ensures an even more navigable and enjoyable read for current students, along with new contributions from experts from across the globe. Designed to engage readers and assist learning, each chapter features a Case Study on food, diet and obesity as a contemporary health issue; Questions for discussion, reading and reflection; Thinking about to enable the reader to use their experience to understand and apply concepts; Examples to illustrate concepts, methodologies and explore contemporary issues and Connections which make clear links to other chapters.
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An Introduction

Author: Keith Phillips,Marian Pitts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113474868X

Category: Psychology

Page: 432

View: 8009

The first edition of The Psychology of Health has become the standard recommended text for many courses. This completely revised and updated second edition contains new material in all chapters and has several additional chapters on such topics as cancer, nutrition and exercise, social drugs, and the impact of social inequalities upon health. The Psychology of Health will continue to be invaluable for students of health psychology and related fields, including nursing, social work, community care and health studies. The Psychology of Health, second edition, is: * comprehensive: its four parts cover the scope and ambition of health psychology, acute and chronic illness, hospitalisation and the management of disease, primary prevention and health promotion, the importance of the family and the wider social context for health * user-friendly: includes tables, figures and boxes with discussion ideas and questions in each chapter. Prefaces to each part, key point summaries and a glossary of terms give students a useful framework for revision * clearly written by an experienced team involved in undergraduate teaching * a source for further study: with annotated guides to reading and an extensive bibliography.
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Second Edition

Author: Toba Bryant

Publisher: Canadian Scholars

ISBN: 1551309246

Category: Medical

Page: 430

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Health Policy in Canada explores the process, implementation, and outcomes of health policy in the Canadian context. This engaging text provides students with a solid foundation in the key theories and developments in health policy, while also delivering illustrative examples and case studies from across the country. Employing a strong comparative and international perspective, Toba Bryant critically compares the Canadian system to alternative models in countries such as the United States, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. With its focus on the themes of health equity and the social determinants of health, this text takes into account the role of public policy not only in providing health care, but also in shaping the health and well-being of a population. The second edition has been well updated to reflect current research and issues, including a consideration of the impact of economic globalization on health policy and health care in Canada. Featuring critical thinking questions and annotated lists of recommended readings and websites, this text was developed with the intent of making health policy accessible to students and practitioners in a wide range of disciplines, including nursing, social work, medicine, health sciences, and public policy.
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Author: Andrew D. Pinto,Ross E. G. Upshur

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136178015

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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The field of global health is expanding rapidly. An increasing number of trainees are studying and working with marginalized populations, often within low and middle-income countries. Such endeavours are beset by ethical dilemmas: mitigating power differentials, addressing cultural differences in how health and illness are viewed, and obtaining individual and community consent in research. This introductory textbook supports students to understand and work through key areas of concern, assisting them in moving towards a more critical view of global health practise. Divided into two sections covering the theory and practice of global health ethics, the text begins by looking at definitions of global health and the field’s historical context. It draws on anti-colonial perspectives concepts, developing social justice and solidarity as key principles to guide students. The second part focuses on ethical challenges students may face in clinical experiences or research. Topics such as working with indigenous communities, the politics of global health governance, and the ethical challenges of advocacy are explored using a case study approach. An Introduction to Global Health Ethics includes recommended resources and further readings, and is ideal for students from a range of disciplines – including public health, medicine, nursing, law and development studies – who are undertaking undergraduate and graduate courses in ethics or placements overseas.
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Author: Peter Anthamatten,Helen Hazen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135999333

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 8996

Health issues such as the emergence of infectious diseases, the potential influence of global warming on human health, and the escalating strain of increasing longevity and chronic conditions on healthcare systems are of growing importance in an increasingly peopled and interconnected world. A geographic approach to the study of health offers a critical perspective to these issues, considering how changing relationships between people and their environments influence human health. An Introduction to the Geography of Health provides an accessible introduction to this rapidly growing field, covering theoretical and methodological background. The text is divided into three sections which consider distinct approaches and techniques related to health geographies. Section one introduces ecological approaches, with a focus on how natural and built environments affect human health. For instance, how have irrigation projects influenced the spread of water-borne diseases? How can modern healthcare settings, such as hospitals, affect the spread and evolution of pathogens? Section two discusses social aspects of health and healthcare, considering health as not merely a biological interaction between a pathogen and human host, but as a process that is situated among social factors which ultimately drive who suffers from what, and where disease occurs. Section three then considers spatial techniques and approaches to exploring health, giving special focus to the growing role of cartography and geographic information systems (GIS) in the study of health. This clearly written text contains a range of pedagogical features including a wealth of global case studies, discussion questions and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter, a colour plate section and over eighty diagrams and figures. The accompanying website also provides presentations, exercises, further resources, and tables and figures. This book is an essential introductory text for undergraduate students studying Geography, Health and Social Studies.
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A Social Determinants Perspective

Author: Louise Warwick-Booth,Ruth Cross

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1509504206

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 246

View: 2993

A global view of health offers a richer understanding of ways of measuring, improving and sustaining health both in individual national settings and in the context of a strongly interconnected world. This book draws on social scientific insights and explanations to examine trends in global health. Moving beyond an epidemiological analysis, the authors use a social determinants framework and life course approaches to offer a critical introduction to the study of global health. Through individual chapters focusing on topics such as health policy, global governance, health systems and health-related protests, the authors present the scope of global health studies and introduce readers to broader ranging issues such as globalization and political forces. Key themes such as power, inequality and inequity - and their impact on health on a global scale - recur throughout the book. International examples and case studies are used to illustrate the discussion, which is further supported by opportunities for reflection and further reading. This book will be an important resource for students studying global health and will have broad relevance to those undertaking health, health-related and allied health professional courses.
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An Introduction

Author: Peter Aggleton,Richard Parker,Felicity Thomas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317743954

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

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The last twenty years have seen a growth in multi-disciplinary work in the area of sexuality, culture and health. What was once a set of specialist concerns has been steadily mainstreamed. Alongside this, a broader interest has developed in ‘social’ and 'cultural’ factors relating to sexuality and sexual health, from family planning and STI management to gender and intimate partner violence and the technologisation of sex. This book offers a research-based overview of key topics relevant to social and cultural perspectives on sexuality and sexual health. Beginning with an extended introduction and divided into six sections, it looks at culture, sex and gender, sexual diversity, sex work, migration and sexual violence. Each section opens with an editorial discussion which places the theme, and the chapters that follow, in a contemporary context. Six additional substantive chapters can be accessed online at www.routledge.com/cw/aggleton. Including cutting-edge conceptual and empirical material from around the world, this is a key resource for students in, and across, a variety of academic disciplines in the social and health sciences. It is especially suitable for readers from sexuality studies, gender studies, development studies, anthropology and sociology as well as those with public health and social work backgrounds.
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An Introduction

Author: Andy Furlong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135189927

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 4149

Youth Studies: an introduction is a clear, jargon-free and accessible textbook which will be invaluable in helping to explain concepts, theories and trends within youth studies. The concise summaries of key texts and the ideas of important theorists make the book an invaluable resource. The book also raises questions for discussion, with international case studies and up-to-date examples. The book discusses important issues within youth studies, for example: education and opportunity employment and unemployment family, friends and living arrangements crime and justice identities health and sexuality citizenship and political engagement. Suitable for a wide range of youth-related courses, this textbook provides a theoretical and empirical introduction to youth studies. It will appeal to undergraduate students on international academic and vocational courses, including sociology, politics, criminology, social policy, geography and psychology.
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An Introduction

Author: Anne-Marie Barry,Chris Yuill

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473995116

Category: Medical

Page: 352

View: 9470

Understanding the Sociology of Health continues to offer an easy to read introduction to sociological theories essential to understanding the current health climate. Up-to-date with key policy and research, and including case studies and exercises to critically engage the reader, this book shows how sociology can answer complex questions about health and illness, such as why health inequalities exist. To better help with your studies this book contains: · a global perspective with international examples; · a new chapter on health technologies; · online access to videos of the author discussing key topics as well as recommended further readings; · a glossary, chapter summaries and reflective questions to help you engage with the subject. Though aimed primarily at students on health and social care courses and professions allied to medicine, this textbook provides valuable insights for anyone interested in the social aspects of health.
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An Introduction for Allied Health Professionals

Author: Teena J. Clouston,Lyn Westcott

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0443074887

Category: Medical

Page: 220

View: 1233

"Working in Health and Social Care: An Introduction For Allied Health Professionals provides guidance to all allied health professionals including physiotherapists, radiographers, chiropodists, podiatrists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists in understanding health and social care agendas and their career development within these areas. It discusses a wide range of topics relevant to contemporary practice, and how these sit within health and social care systems, aiming to engage the reader in thoughtful application of this information to their own learning, practice and knowledge base."--BOOK JACKET.
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Author: James McKenzie,Robert Pinger,Jerome Edward Kotecki

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763790117

Category: Education

Page: 595

View: 4186

Now in its Seventh Edition, An Introduction to Community Health is a mainstay in community health education, and is used in hundreds of colleges and universities across the country. This best-selling text features the latest trends and statistics in community health, covering such topics as epidemiology, community organization, program planning, minority health, health care, mental health, environmental health, drugs, safety, and occupational health. With an emphasis on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in health education, it incorporates a variety of pedagogical elements that assist and encourage students to understand complex community health issues. New to the Seventh Edition -Details on the Affordable Care Act, the health insurance reform law passed in March 2010 -The importance of immunizations and needle exchange programs in the prevention of communicable disease -The latest information about school wellness policies and an overview of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT) for curriculum review and development -Information on the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, giving the FDA oversight of tobacco products -Natural- and human-generated environmental disasters and how communities respond to them -Discussion of distracted driving, including texting and e-mailing while driving -New court rulings concerning restriction of firearms on college campuses (Utah) and in cities (Chicago), and the ramifications for community safety
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Author: Lyle J. Palmer,George Davey Smith,Paul R. Burton

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1861348975

Category: Medical

Page: 230

View: 4374

Genetic epidemiology is a field that has acquired a central role in modern biomedical science. This book provides an introduction to genetic epidemiology that begins with a primer in human molecular genetics and then examines the standard methods in population genetics and genetic epidemiology
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An Introduction

Author: Anthony C. Gatrell,Susan J. Elliott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470672870

Category: Science

Page: 424

View: 1122

Setting out the debates and reviewing the evidence that links health outcomes with social and physical environments, this new edition of the well-established text offers an accessible overview of the theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and research in the field of health geography Includes international examples, drawn from a broad range of countries, and extensive illustrations Unique in its approach to health geography, as opposed to medical geography New chapters focus on contemporary concerns including neighborhoods and health, ageing, and emerging infectious disease Offers five new case studies and an fresh emphasis on qualitative research approaches Written by two of the leading health geographers in the world, each with extensive experience in research and policy
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Author: Jennie Naidoo,Jane Wills

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702037532

Category: Medical

Page: 328

View: 1369

Hugely popular with students, Health Promotion is now in its third edition, and has been thoroughly updated to provide the theoretical framework that is vital for health promotion. It offers a foundation for practice that encourages students and practitioners to identify opportunities for health promotion in their area of work. • Fully updated to reflect the many changes in health promotion theory, practice and policy • Illustrative examples, activities and discussion points encourage interaction and reflection • Unique, user-friendly approach makes learning easy Fully revised and updated information, guidelines, and reference provide the latest information for clinical practice. New illustrations clarify important health promotion concepts.
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Author: Hymie Anisman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446297551

Category: Psychology

Page: 496

View: 4937

"This is a highly entertaining book about a very serious topic. Beautifully written, funny and organized in a way that students and the general public will understand complex notions about stress." - Sonia Lupien, Director of the Centre for Studies on Human Stress, University of Montreal "Perfect for my stress and cognition module, accessible and informative, great level of detail." - James Byron-Daniel, University of the West of England, Bristol An Introduction to Stress and Health is the first textbook to fuse the psychosocial with newer behavioural neuroscience perspectives. It provides a broad perspective of the multiple biological processes influenced by stressful events, the conditions that allow for either exacerbation or diminution of these stressor effects, and the pathological conditions that can emerge as a result of stressful events. Anisman systematically reviews the key research over the past 30 years and presents his insights in a lively, interesting pedagogical fashion to allow you to fully appreciate the diversity of the field of stress and its impact on our health. Key features include: A consideration of the value of numerous therapeutic strategies to diminish distress and stress-related pathologies. An exploration of many new conceptual perspectives relevant to stress processes and pathology. Information is presented in an easy-to-read manner with lots of pointers to the key concepts to remember. An Introduction to Stress and Health is an indispensable text for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in health psychology, stress, health and illness.
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An Introduction to Current and Future Trends

Author: Kevin McCracken,David R. Phillips

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317431219

Category: Medical

Page: 438

View: 544

Global Health continues to provide readers with a comprehensive, up-to-date and thought-provoking outline and understanding of the constantly evolving global health landscape. In this new edition the authors have maintained the successful structure and organisation of the previous edition to examine and explain recent health changes and consider likely future patterns. New or expanded topics covered include: emerging and re-emerging infectious disease threats increasing awareness of, and interest in, antimicrobial resistance and superbugs terrorism, global conflict and health the new UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development the drive for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) the use of information technology in global health substance abuse palliative and end-of-life-care ethical issues in global health. Using clear and original explanations of complex issues, this text makes extensive use of boxed case studies and international examples, with discussion questions posed for readers at the end of each chapter. Readers will also be able to take advantage of the new website that was designed to complement this book. Global Health is essential reading for students and researchers of global health, public health and development studies.
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An Introduction to Concepts, Theories and Methods

Author: Mel Bartley

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745627809

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 835

This book provides all you ever wanted to know about health inequality but did not dare to ask. We know from many studies that there are large differences in life expectancy between the most privileged and the most disadvantaged social groups in industrial societies. But we need to look beyond the figures to the social and biological processes that underlie them in order to understand why this is so. This book provides a key to understanding the four most widely accepted theories of what lies behind inequality in healthcare: behavioural, psychosocial, material and life-course approaches. The methods most commonly employed by health inequality researchers are carefully explained in simple terms in a way that enables readers to judge for themselves how good the evidence is for each theory. It makes concepts and methods more widely available which can be applied to any area of study that seeks to take account of social and biological factors. Health Inequality will be essential reading for students taking courses in the sociology of health and illness, social policy and welfare, health sciences, public health and epidemiology and all those interested in understanding the consequences of social inequality for health.
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