Public Health and Society

  • John Costello
  • Monica Haggart

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Public Health and Nursing: Origins and Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Joel Richman
      Pages 3-22
    3. Ross Brocklehurst, John Costello
      Pages 42-60
  3. Public Health and Control: Social Responsibility for the Promotion of Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. John Costello, Joel Richman, Louise Wong
      Pages 63-82
  4. The Professionalisation of Public Health: Current and Future Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. John Costello
      Pages 133-150
    3. Monica Haggart
      Pages 151-171
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 172-175

About this book


Public Health and Society links public health explicitly to sociological theory, in order to demonstrate the relationship between health care and the social structures that underpin the provision of health services. The book reviews developments in public health using a critical, historical and comparative analytical framework, and includes topical areas such as health inequalities, social diversity, social exclusion units, care in the community and media constructions of health. It also provides practical examples combined with current, research-based sociological studies explaining some of the key social issues affecting the take up and utilisation of health care.


Affect care community development health media research service sociological theory sociology

Authors and affiliations

  • John Costello
    • 1
  • Monica Haggart
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health VisitingUniversity of ManchesterUK
  2. 2.School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health VisitingUniversity of ManchesterUK

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