Public Health and Society

Public Health and Society

by JohnCostello (Editor), Monica Haggart (Editor)

Synopsis

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.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Published: 07 Apr 2003

ISBN 10: 0333971736
ISBN 13: 9780333971734
Book Overview: '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

Media Reviews
'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
Author Bio
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