Working for Health

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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.

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Table of Contents

The Past, the Present and the Future - Roy Porter
Images of Health - Robin Downie and Jane Macnaughton
From Clinical Gaze to Regime of Total Health - David Armstrong
The Limitations of Evidence - Douglas Black
Postmodern Illness - David Morris
Ivan Illich and the Pursuit of Health - John P Bunker
A Social View of Health and Disease - Michael Marmot
Social Status, Inequality and Health - Richard G Wilkinson
Economics and Equity in Distribution of Scarce Health Care Resources - Stephen Morris
The Politics of Women's Health - Lesley Doyal
Setting a Global Agenda
Health Public Policy - Fran Baum
Rethinking Environment and Health - Anthony J Mc Michael
Globalization of International Health - Gill Walt
Health Impact Assessment - Alex Scott-Samuel
Young People, Transport and Environment Risk - Linda Jones and Adrian Davis
Perceptions and Responses
The Health and Social Impact of Participation in the Arts - Francois Matarasso
Prevention May Be More Expensive than Cure - Janet A Butler
Is Research into Ethnicity and Health Racist, Unsound, or Important Science? - Raj Bhopal
My Body Is My Art - Kathy Davis
User Involvement and Participation in the NHS - Stephen Pattison
A Personal Perspective
Quality Comes Home - Donald M Berwick
Masculinity and the Redundant Male - Sarah Payne
Explaining the Increasing Incarceration of Young Men
Social Economic and Political Context of Parenting - Julie Taylor, Nick Spencer and Norma Baldwin
Communicating the Implications of Genetic Disease - Aamra R Darr
The Physiology of Stressful Life Experiences - Gonneke Willemsen and Cathy Lloyd
Understanding Chronic Illness - Moyra Sidell
Caring, Curing and Coping - Christine Webb
Sexuality, the Body and Nursing - Jocelyn Lawler
Swimming in the Sea of Ethics and Values - Stephen Pattison and Tom Heller
Stories and Childbirth - Mavis J Kirkham
Research in Holistic Medicine - Mike Fitter
The Use of Medicines Bought in Pharmacies and Other Retail Outlets - Julia Johnson and Bill Bytheway
Private Medicine - Charlotte Humphrey and Jill Russell
Pharmacogenomics - Wolfgang Sadee
Towards the Millennium of Cybermedicine - Gunther Eysenbach, Eun Ryoung Sa and Thomas L Diepgen
Working Whole Systems - Julian Pratt, Pat Gordon and Diane Plampling
Future Health Scenarios and Public Policy - Michael Peckham

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