This new edition of a very successful textbook provides an up-to-date, broad and authoritative introduction to studying health. With chapters including biology, epidemiology, anthropology, politics and psychology, it is the only book to explore all the major disciplines and highlight how they can contribute to our understanding of health in one single volume.
Comprehensive, accessible and written by leading experts in the different fields, this is the introductory text for all students of health studies.
Jennie Naidoo is Principal Lecturer in Health Promotion and Public Health at the University of the West of England, UK. Jane Wills is Senior Lecturer in Health Promotion and Public Health at South Bank University, UK.
Introduction 1. Human Biology and Health 2. History and Health 3. Epidemiology and Health 4. Health Psychology 5. Sociology and Health 6. Geography and Health 7. Cultural Studies and Anthropology 8. Politics and Health 9. Social Policy and Health 10. Organisation and Management of Health and Health Care 11. Health Economics 12. Ethics and Law