Working for Health

Working for Health

by Tom Heller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761969977

ISBN-13: 9780761969976

Pub. Date: 03/08/2001

Publisher: SAGE Publications

No single area of study, or any individual, can claim to have the answers to even the basic questions which surround human health. Trying to understand the nature of health requires insights from many different perspectives. Working for Health is a unique reader which draws together contributions from many of the disciplines which have traditionally laid claims to

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Overview

No single area of study, or any individual, can claim to have the answers to even the basic questions which surround human health. Trying to understand the nature of health requires insights from many different perspectives. Working for Health is a unique reader which draws together contributions from many of the disciplines which have traditionally laid claims to knowledge about health and combines them with more personal accounts.

Contributions to Working for Health have been carefully selected to reflect the diversity and pluralism in understanding 'health' and in delivering health care, making this an ideal text for students and practitioners in many fields including, health studies, nursing, social work, allied health professions and the voluntary sector.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761969976
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/08/2001
Series:
Published in association with The Open University Series
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
Pt. ITheory and Ideology1
1The Past, the Present and the Future3
2Images of Health11
3From Clinical Gaze to Regime to Total Health16
4The Limitations of Evidence28
5Postmodern Illness35
6Ivan Illich and the Pursuit of Health43
Pt. IISocial Patterns of Health51
7A Social View of Health and Disease55
8Social Status, Inequality and Health69
9Economics and Equity in the Distribution of Scarce Health Care Resources77
10The Politics of Women's Health: Setting a Global Agenda87
Pt. IIIPublic Health Issues99
11Healthy Public Policy103
12Rethinking Environment and Health114
13Globalization of International Health124
14Health Impact Assessment133
15Young People, Transport and Environmental Risk: Perceptions and Responses144
16The Health and Social Impact of Participation in the Arts153
17Prevention May Be More Expensive Than Cure161
18Is Research into Ethnicity and Health Racist, Unsound, or Important Science?168
Pt. IVThe Human Side of Health181
19'My Body Is My Art'185
20User Involvement and Participation in the NHS: A Personal Perspective196
21Quality Comes Home206
22Masculinity and the Redundant Male: Explaining the Increasing Incarceration of Young Men214
23Social, Economic and Political Context of Parenting226
24Communicating the Implications of Genetic Disease237
25The Physiology of Stressful Life Experiences245
Pt. VCaring and Curing251
26Understanding Chronic Illness255
27Caring, Curing and Coping266
28Sexuality, the Body and Nursing278
29Swimming in the Sea of Ethics and Values293
30Stories and Childbirth301
31Research in Holistic Medicine313
32The Use of Medicines Bought in Pharmacies and Other Retail Outlets319
33Private Medicine329
Pt. VILooking to the Future341
34Pharmacogenomics343
35Towards the Millennium of Cybermedicine351
36Working Whole Systems358
37Future Health Scenarios and Public Policy367
Index376

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