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Public Health and Society - John Costello

Public Health and Society

By: John Costello (Editor), Monica Haggart (Editor)

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Published: 7th April 2003
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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.

'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

List of Figures and Tables
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Notes on the Contributors
Public Health and Nursing: Origins and Developmentp. 1
Holding Public Health Up for Inspectionp. 3
Social and Individual Factors Influencing Public Healthp. 23
Health Inequalities: the Black Report and Beyondp. 42
Public Health and Control: Social Responsibility for the Promotion of Healthp. 61
Public Health Issues in Diverse Ethnic Groupsp. 63
Access to Health Care: Vulnerable Groups in Societyp. 83
Promoting Public Health: Media Constructions and Social Images of Health in a Post-modern Societyp. 100
The Professionalisation of Public Health: Current and Future Perspectivesp. 117
Identifying the Health Needs of Communities and Populationsp. 119
Social Exclusion and Public Healthp. 133
Public Health: the Professional Responsep. 151
Indexp. 172
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ISBN: 9780333971734
ISBN-10: 0333971736
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 7th April 2003
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.04
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1