Society and Health: An Introduction to Social Science for Health Professionals

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Taylor & Francis, Sep 14, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 288 pages
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A concise introduction to the central issues concerning health and health care in contemporary society, Society and Health is written for all health professionals undergoing basic training. It explains social science concepts and theories and shows their relevance to work in health settings.
Each chapter is short and focused on key learning points.
'concept boxes' highlight the main themes and facilitate revision
exercises and activities enable students to apply knowledge to practice
assumes no previous knowledge
ideal for common foundation programme
guided further reading

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About the author (2006)

Graham Moon is Professor of Health Services Research at the Institute for the Geography of Health, University of Portsmouth. His current research interests focus on the geographies of health related behaviour, particularly, smoking and drinking, and the geographies of primary health care reforms.
Myles Gould is lecturer in geography at the Department of Geography, University of Leeds. His research interests focus on the quantative analysis of secondary information on health and health care.

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