Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2016

440 Pages

9.8 x 8.0 inches

ISBN: 9780195597417

Bookseller Code (05)


Understanding Health

Fourth Edition

Helen Keleher and Colin MacDougall

  • An introductory text which examines public health, health promotion, social determinants of health and primary health care as a means of achieving greater fairness, social justice and health equity.
  • The wide scope of the book helps lecturers to teach students from different disciplines across health sciences, nursing, public health, allied health, etc. who are interested in how their work can contribute to health and well-being.
  • Provides an update of important new developments in determinants thinking and adds new material on how to take action on the social determinants of health from whatever your field of endeavour with an emphasis on the evidence for better health and equity.
  • Offers a practical, applied approach to work in the health sector and looks at strategies for making improvements to health practice.

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