Social determinants of health: a comparative approach

Social Determinants of Health: A Comparative Approach introduces the various elements that determine the health of individuals in their communities. The text takes a macro-level approach, focusing on population health in “Anglo-American” countries and examines social, economic, and political commonalities and differences.;Introduction: The Conventional Understanding of Health and Its Alternative — Thinking About Individual and Population Health — Population Health and Social Epidemiology — Income, Inequality, and Health — Childhood and the Transition to Adulthood — Social Support, Social Capital, and Social Exclusion — Health of Aboriginal Peoples — Gender and Health — Employment, Working Conditions, and Health — Housing and Neighbourhood — Food, Food Insecurity, Obesity, and Nutrition — Social Patterning of Behaviour — The Politics of Population Health.

Social Determinants of Health: A Comparative Approach introduces the various elements that determine the health of individuals in their communities. The text takes a macro-level approach, focusing on population health rather than strictly on individual health. Social Determinants of Health focuses on “Anglo-American” countries-Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia-examining the commonalities and differences socially, economically, and politically.

The text begins by outlining the background, theory, and evidence for a population health perspective. This is followed by discussion of environmental factors, such as employment, housing, and diet, and social factors such as gender, support and well-being, and being an Aboriginal person. The text concludes with an overview of the social patterning of health-relevant behaviour and the politics of health-related policy. Written in an accessible manner, Social Determinants of Health further engages students by offering case studies and “Pause and Reflect” boxes, as well as end-of-chapter questions, suggested readings, and websites.

Title: Social Determinants of Health A Comparative Approach
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ISBN: 0199005400,9780199005406
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Genre: Health & Fitness / General
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Pages: 296
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