You are here

Sage online ordering services will be unavailable due to system maintenance on May 27th between 6 pm and 8 pm UK time If you need assistance, please contact Sage at Thank you for your patience and we apologise for the inconvenience.

Health and Well-Being Across the Life Course

Health and Well-Being Across the Life Course

  • Mary Larkin - De Montfort University, UK, Open University, UK

January 2013 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Using a life course approach, the main chapters in this truly original and enlightening text focus on health and well-being during each of our life stages. A wide range of contemporary literature from disciplines such as public health, sociology, epidemiology and social policy are drawn upon to examine key health and well-being issues in these stages, and to illustrate how health effects can accumulate across the life course. Interactive activities based on the text and on extracts from primary sources are used to encourage critical reflection and debate.

Mary Larkin's book will be essential reading for students on the many courses that need an understanding of health and well-being across all age groups. It will also be an invaluable resource for those in the health and social care sector as well as practitioners working in the field.

Studying Health and Well-Being across the Life Course
Beginnings: Prenatal Health
Health and Well-Being in Childhood
Health and Well-Being in Adolescence
Health and Well-Being and Young Adulthood
Health and Well-Being in Midlife
Health and Well-Being in Old Age

Thanks, I adopted this text for 2022 delivery, however, it is a bit dated now. Thanks again.

Dr Kate Ibiyemi Jonathan
School of Health and Wellbeing, University of Southern QLD - Ipswich
January 24, 2023

Brilliant book. Essential for the module.

Mrs Aby Samantha Mitchell
Healthcare, University of West London
December 13, 2016

Mary Larkin, emphasizes the importance of public health within todays contemporary society. Given the advancement of health care, the book explores public health and well-being from a life course perspective; acknowledging that the human race is living longer with chronic conditions and thus, acknowledges the importance of recognizing that individuals despite their age can benefit from effective health promotion and brief interventions. This is an excellent book, and has proved to be a great resource for me as an academic, in delivering public health lectures within pre-registration nurse education.

Mrs Jackie Louise Cinnamond
Department of Nursing Studies, Edge Hill University
September 22, 2016

This is an excellent text which supports students in understandign human growth and development

Mr Paul Rimmer
Social Work , Edge Hill University
September 11, 2015

This is an excellent text which supports students to make sense of human growth and development

Mr Paul Rimmer
Social Work , Edge Hill University
September 11, 2015

suitable as reference book for Public Health students.

Mrs Navjot Virk
Nursing, Counselling & Psychotherapy, Derby University
May 8, 2015

This an excellent text for undergraduate students to understand the health needs of individuals at different stages of life. The text is easy to understand in bite-sized chunks.

Ms Sarah Rutherford
Professional Registration, Manchester Metropolitan University
March 3, 2015

This book is now listed as 'recommended' across a range of units on the programme. The interdisciplinary approach is very useful for our students.

Ms Lisa Appleyard-Keeling
Sch of Health, Psychology & Soc Care, Manchester Metropolitan University
October 25, 2015

nice background reading to lifespan development

Mrs Margaret Gough
Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, Coventry University
February 8, 2015

This book will be recommended for our undergraduate students. It is written in an accessible and thought-provoking way to enable students to have a wider understanding of the topics, and to develop their critical thinking skills.

Mrs Coralie Roll
School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of East Anglia
January 20, 2015

For instructors

Please select a format:

Select a Purchasing Option

ISBN: 9780857028822

ISBN: 9780857028815

SAGE Knowledge is the premier social sciences platform for SAGE and CQ Press book, reference and video content.

The platform allows researchers to cross-search and seamlessly access a wide breadth of must-have SAGE book and reference content from one source.