Understanding Health: A Determinants Approach

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Oxford University Press, 2004 - Medical - 361 pages
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Understanding Health: A Determinants Approach introduces students to the variety of approaches to old and new public health, by placing them in the broader context of conditions and structures in society.
The book begins with an exploration of the concept of 'detminants of health' as a basis for understanding the relationship between inequality and social disadvantage. Highlighting the principles and strategies of health promotion, the book analyses the impact of these determinants of health on individuals, communities and populations.
Practical in its approach, this introductory text features a wide range of examples and case studies. The experiental nature of the text draws students towards a fuller understanding of all the issues confronting public health today.
Understanding Health: A Determinants Approach is an essential textbook for all year students in the health sciences. In particular, it is a vital resource for students of nursing, public health, psychology, disability studies, welfare and community studies, occupational therapy and human movement.

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Dr Helen Keleher is a public health social scientist with expertise in public health theory and practice, policy analysis, strategic health promotion planning and evaluation, and the delivery of public and community health programs. Berni Murphy is a lecturer in Health Promotion with expertise in health education and communication strategies, program planning and evaluation, and the effective translation of theory into practice in community health settings.

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