Geographies of Health: An Introduction / Edition 2

Geographies of Health: An Introduction / Edition 2

by Anthony C. Gatrell, Susan J. Elliott
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405175761

ISBN-13: 9781405175760

Pub. Date: 01/27/2009

Publisher: Wiley

This revised and updated edition highlights the ways in which health may be studied from geographical perspectives, setting out the debates and reviewing the evidence that links health outcomes with social and physical environments.

Guiding the reader through the relevant theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and research, examples are provided from a range

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This revised and updated edition highlights the ways in which health may be studied from geographical perspectives, setting out the debates and reviewing the evidence that links health outcomes with social and physical environments.

Guiding the reader through the relevant theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and research, examples are provided from a range of geographical settings. Pedagogic features - including text boxes, suggestions further reading, and a guide to useful Internet resources – reinforce the book's reader -friendly approach.

Addressing areas in need of particular attention, such as globalization, contemporary health ‘risks’, and social health concerns such as the obesity ‘epidemic’, the second edition of Geographies of Health provides a full revision of the original text and includes a broader global coverage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405175760
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/27/2009
Series:
Wiley Desktop Editions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables

Pt. I Describing and Explaining Health in Geographical Settings 1

Ch. 1 Introducing Geographies of Health 3

Ch. 2 Explaining Geographies of Health 23

Ch. 3 Method and Technique in the Geography of Health 49

Pt. II Health and the Social Environment 85

Ch. 4 Inequalities in Health Outcomes 87

Ch. 5 Inequalities in the Provision and Utilization of Health Services 124

Ch. 6 People on the Move: Migration and Health 154

Pt. III Health and Human Modification of the Environment 179

Ch. 7 Air Quality and Health 181

Ch. 8 Water Quality and Health 200

Ch. 9 Health Impacts of Global Environmental Change 218

Ch. 10 Conclusions: Emerging Themes in Geographies of Health 236

References 241

App Web-based Resources for the Geographies of Health 269

Index 275

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