'It is written for practitioners working in community health settings and for student nurses undertaking a community placement. It provides a clear and informative review of the socio-economic and policy contexts of the 'new public health'.' - Nursing Standard
Public Health and Society links public health explicitly to sociological theory, in order to demonstrate the relationship between health care and the social structures that underpin the provision of health services. The book reviews developments in public health using a critical, historical and comparative analytical framework, and includes topical areas such as health inequalities, social diversity, social exclusion units, care in the community and media constructions of health. It also provides practical examples combined with current, research-based sociological studies explaining some of the key social issues affecting the take up and utilisation of health care.
Holding Public Health Up For Inspection; J.Richman
Social and Individual Factors Influencing Public Health; R.Iphofen
Health Inequalities: The Black Report and Beyond; R.Brocklehurst & J.Costello
Public Health Issues in Diverse Ethnic Groups; J.Costello, J.Richman & L.Wong
Access to Health Care: Vulnerable Groups in Society; M.Spanswick
Promoting Public Health: Media Constructions and Social Images of Health in a Post Modern Society; M.King
Identifying the Health Needs of Communities and Populations; M.Horne
Social Exclusion & Public Health; J.Costello
Public Health: The Professional Response; M.Haggart
JOHN COSTELLO is a Lecturer in Nursing Studies at Manchester University, and has published widely in the area.
MONICA HAGGART is Pathway Leader for BSc Nursing Practice, Community Specialist Practitioner, at Manchester University
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