Men's Health: Perspectives, Diversity and Paradox / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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With recent social trends and developments in health care policy,the health of men is high on the political agenda.
Men's Health: Perspectives, Diversity and Paradoxexamines and clarifies what is known about the socialisation ofboys and men. The book shows how this influences the ways in whichthey maintain their health, how they respond to illness, and whythey do or do not seek help. It also includes personal stories andpoems by men. The text reviews research on health, gender andmasculinity, and describes recent research on the health of men atwork. The research forms the basis for exploring how national,regional and local strategies can be developed to improve men'shealth.
The book is intended for medical, nursing and social sciencestudents, and health service managers and professionals. It isrelevant for academic departments of public health, socialmedicine, general practice, nursing, health sciences, women'sstudies, gender studies, public policy and administration, andsociology. It is also intended for those working in public health,community and mental health, primary health, and socialservices.
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About the Author
Mike Luck and Margaret Bamford are the authors of Men's Health: Perspectives, Diversity and Paradox, published by Wiley.
Table of Contents
List of Figures; Icons Used in This Text; List of Tables; List of Personal Stories; Acknowledgements; Forword; Is there a crisis in men's health; Overview of male health; Gender and masculinities; Health and illnes behaviour in males; The health of men at work; Perceptions of health amongst men at work; National and international perspectives; Local perspectives; Policy and progress; References; Index