Working for Health
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© 2001 | 400 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`[T]he text would be excellent reading for students, those working with students, and newly qualified healthcare professionals in all disciplines... It provides a strong message to healthcare professionals to keep their view of healthcare broad, patient-centred, and encompassing other professions' - Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics

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. It is also a set book for The Open University course K203 Working for Health.

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

`[T]he text would be excellent reading for students, those working with students, and newly qualified healthcare professionals in all disciplines... It provides a strong message to healthcare professionals to keep their view of healthcare broad, patient-centred, and encompassing other professions' - Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics


Unique book for public health graduates!

Dr Krishna Regmi
School of Health & Bioscience, University of East London
March 22, 2011

Many of the topics in the text complement course material

Mr Paul Anderton
Social Science , The Open University
February 9, 2010

This edited text contains a series of pertinent chapters to the study of the course K203

Mr Paul Anderton
Social Science , The Open University
December 10, 2009

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