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Social, Political and Cultural Dimensions of Health

  • Kevin Dew
  • Anne Scott
  • Allison Kirkman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Kevin Dew, Anne Scott, Allison Kirkman
    Pages 1-6
  3. Kevin Dew, Anne Scott, Allison Kirkman
    Pages 7-22
  4. Kevin Dew, Anne Scott, Allison Kirkman
    Pages 23-34
  5. Kevin Dew, Anne Scott, Allison Kirkman
    Pages 35-47
  6. Kevin Dew, Anne Scott, Allison Kirkman
    Pages 49-64
  7. Kevin Dew, Anne Scott, Allison Kirkman
    Pages 65-79
  8. Kevin Dew, Anne Scott, Allison Kirkman
    Pages 81-93
  9. Kevin Dew, Anne Scott, Allison Kirkman
    Pages 95-110
  10. Kevin Dew, Anne Scott, Allison Kirkman
    Pages 111-125
  11. Kevin Dew, Anne Scott, Allison Kirkman
    Pages 127-143
  12. Kevin Dew, Anne Scott, Allison Kirkman
    Pages 145-160
  13. Kevin Dew, Anne Scott, Allison Kirkman
    Pages 161-173
  14. Kevin Dew, Anne Scott, Allison Kirkman
    Pages 175-197
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    Pages 199-214
  16. Kevin Dew, Anne Scott, Allison Kirkman
    Pages 215-231
  17. Kevin Dew, Anne Scott, Allison Kirkman
    Pages 233-244
  18. Kevin Dew, Anne Scott, Allison Kirkman
    Pages 245-247

About this book

Introduction

This book comprehensively explores social, political and cultural dimensions of health in contemporary society.  It addresses many issues and pertinent questions, including the following: Are we over diagnosed and over medicated? How can patients participate in their own care? Do pharmaceutical companies coerce us into medication regimes? What drives inequalities in health outcomes? What is the experience of health care for indigenous communities? Why do different countries have such different health care systems? How do we respond to life-changing conditions? Can we achieve a ‘good death’? How do new genetics shape our identities? Is public health a force of liberation or disempowerment? The book incorporates the range of levels of influence on health, covering individual patient experiences, the health professions, multinational corporations, the state, global organisations as well as examining trends in social organisation, cultural expression and technological developments. The volume provides an accessible, yet in-depth, overview and discussion of the sociology of health. The chapters include an illustrative case study and further readings relating to the topic.

Keywords

Differences between Health Care Systems Health Care for Indigenous Communities Inequalities in Health Outcomes Public Health and the Society Responding to Life Changing Conditions Sociology of Health

Authors and affiliations

  • Kevin Dew
    • 1
  • Anne Scott
    • 2
  • Allison Kirkman
    • 3
  1. 1.Victoria University of WellingtonWellingtonNew Zealand
  2. 2.University of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand
  3. 3.Victoria University of WellingtonWellingtonNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31508-9
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-31506-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-31508-9
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