Health and Inequality

Geographical Perspectives

Author: Sarah Curtis

Publisher: SAGE


Category: Science

Page: 329

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By relating theoretical arguments to specific landscapes Sarah Curtis develops the basis for a geographical analysis of health problems and proposes a range of strategies for reducing disadvantage and societal inequalities.

Philosophy and Medical Welfare

Author: John Martin Bell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Medical

Page: 129

View: 724

This volume of papers, arising from a Royal Institute of Philosophy Conference, includes contributions from doctors, nurses, and administrators in the field of health care.

WJEC A2 Geography Student Unit Guide New Edition: Unit G3 Contemporary Themes and Research in Geography

Author: Nicky King

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Science

Page: 96

View: 260

Endorsed by WJEC and written by an experienced examiner, Nicky King, this WJEC A2 Geography Student Unit Guide is the essential study companion for Unit G3: Contemporary Themes and Research in Geography.This full-colour book includes all you need to know to prepare for your unit exam: clear guidance on the content of the unit, with topic summaries, knowledge check questions and a quick-reference index exam advice throughout, so you will know what to expect in the exam and will be able to demonstrate the skills required exam-style questions, with graded student responses, so you can see clearly what is required to get a better grade

Geography of Health

A Treatise on Geography of Life and Death in India

Author: Rameshwar Prasad Misra

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company


Category: Medical care

Page: 558

View: 389

Homelessness, Health Care and Welfare Provision

Author: Kevin Fischer

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 372

Homelessness, Health Care and Welfare Provision is the first known publication in which service providers examine the particular difficulties encountered by homeless people in gaining access to healthcare, both in Britain and the US. Specific chapters examine the complex issue of mental health and homelessness, responses to single homeless people with drink-related problems and the particular problems experienced by young single homeless people and homeless women. _

Community-Oriented Health Services

Practices Across Disciplines

Author: Elias Mpofu, PhD, DEd, CRC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company


Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 873

Grounded in a transdisciplinary approach, this groundbreaking text provides extensive, evidence-based information on the value of communities as the primary drivers of their own health and well-being. It describes foundational community health concepts and procedures and presents proven strategies for engaging communities as resources for their own health improvementñan important determinant of individual well-being. It is based on recommendations by the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health and on the premise that healthy communities are those with populations that participate in their own health promotion, maintenance, and sustenance. The book is unique in its integration of environmental and social justice issues as they significantly affect the advancement of community health. The text focuses on community-oriented health interventions informed by prevention, inclusiveness, and timeliness that both promote better health and are more cost effective than individually focused interventions. It addresses the foundations of community-oriented health services including their history, social determinants, concepts, and policies as well as the economics of community-oriented health services and health disparities and equity. It covers procedures for designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating sustainable community health coalitions along with tools for measuring their success. Detailed case studies describe specific settings and themes in U.S. and international community health practice in which communities are both enactors and beneficiaries. An accompanying instructor's manual provides learning exercises, field-based experiential assignments, and multiple-choice questions. A valuable resource for students and practitioners of education, public policy, and social services, this book bridges the perspectives of environmental justice, public health, and community well-being and development, which, while being mutually interdependent, have rarely been considered together. KEY FEATURES: Offers a new paradigm for improving public health through community-driven health coalitions Includes evidence-based strategies for engaging communities in the pursuit of health Demonstrates how to design, implement, monitor, and evaluate community health partnerships Presents transdisciplinary approaches that consider environmental and social justice variables Includes contributions of international authors renowned in community health research and practice

Geographies and Moralities

International Perspectives on Development, Justice and Place

Author: Roger Lee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 535

This topical book addresses contemporary concern with the interconnections between geography and morality. Covers both the geographical context of morality, and moralities in geographical methods and practices. Contains up-to-date case studies based on original research. Deals with controversial issues, such as problems of globalization, European integration, human rights in Nigeria, territorial conflict in Israel, and land reform in post-apartheid South Africa. The editors are well-published leading international authorities. The contributors are drawn from Australia, Eastern Europe, Israel, South Africa, the UK and the US.

Applied Geography

Principles and Practice : an Introduction to Useful Research in Physical, Environmental and Human Geography

Author: Michael Pacione

Publisher: Psychology Press


Category: Science

Page: 632

View: 228

Offering an introduction to useful research in physical, environmental and human geography, this text provides a new focus and reference point for investigating and understanding problem-orientated research.

21st Century Geography

Author: Joseph P. Stoltman

Publisher: SAGE


Category: Science

Page: 883

View: 673

This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.