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Understanding Health: A Determinants Approach contains a wealth of challenging and engaging topics that, all together , clearly explain the frameworks of health. It investigates the determinants of health-social, political, cultural, environmental, biological and economic-from a range of perspectives relevant to both students and practitioners. Current and emerging developments in public health are covered extensively, to prepare students to challenge conventions and work for change within the health sector.
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Part 1 Determinants Thinking 1 Understanding health - Helen Keleher and Colin MacDougall 2 Public health and primary health care - Helen Keleher 3 Understanding the determinants of health - Helen Keleher and Colin MacDougall 4 Evidence and public health: data, discourses and debates - Jan Garrard 5 Critical perspectives on public health history - Judith Raftery Part 2 Understanding Social Determinants of Health and Well-being 6 Understanding the determinants of Aboriginal health - Bill Genat and Kyllie Cripps 7 Cultural security as a determinant of Aboriginal health - Shane Houston 8 Natural environments as determinants of health - Rosemary Nicholson and Peter Stephenson 9 The built environment as a determinant of health - Gilbert Blandin de Chalain and Peter Stephenson 10 Natural environments - Mardie Townsend and Matthew Ebden 11 Social exclusion - Helen Keleher 12 Vulnerability and globalisation - Cathy Vaughan 13 Conflict, insecurity and disasters - Belinda Lewis and Jeff Lewis 14 The work environment as a determinant of health - Anthony LaMontagne and Tessa Keegel 15 Education as a determinant of health and well-being - Jill Blackmore and Annelies Kamp 16 Alcohol and drugs: determinants and interventions - Craig Fry and Paul Dietze 17 Biological determinants of health - Boyd Swinburn, Kate Carey and David Cameron-Smith 18 Equity of access to health care services - Paul Ward Part 3 Determinants of Health and Well-being Across the Life-course 19 Understanding twenty-first-century childhood - Colin MacDougall 20 Social determinants of young people's health in a risk society - Johanna Wyn 21 Men and health: a determinants approach - Michael Bentley 22 Determinants of women's health and well-being - Helen Keleher 23 Violence against women: a key determinant of health and well-being - Lyn Walker, Michael Flood and Kim Webster 24 Determinants of healthy ageing - Helen Keleher and Nerida Joss Glossary Bibliography Index

About the Author

Helen Keleher is the Head of the Department of Health Science at Monash University. Colin MacDougall is the Deputy Head (Research) for the Department of Public Health at Flinders University.

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