Social Determinants of Health: A Comparative Approach – eBook pdf
(PDF) introduces the various elements that define the health of individuals in their communities. The text takes a macro-level approach, emphasizing population health rather than strictly on individual health. Social Determinants of Health emphasizes on “Anglo-American” countries-Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia-examining the commonalities and differences economically, socially, and politically.
The text begins by sketching the background, theory, and evidence from a population health perspective. This is followed by discussion of environmental factors, like housing, employment, and diet, and social factors such as gender, support and well-being, and being an Aboriginal person. The ebook concludes with a summary of the social patterning of health-relevant behavior and the politics of health-related policy. Written in a simple manner, Social Determinants of Health further involves college students by offering case studies and “Pause and Reflect” boxes, in addition to end-of-chapter questions, suggested readings, and websites.
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