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Title Health and illness in the community / edited by Ross J. Taylor, Blair H. Smith, Edwin R. van Teijlingen
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003


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 MELB  306.461 Tay/Hai  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 207 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Oxford core texts
Oxford core texts.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Part 1 Society, Health and Illness -- 1. Introduction - Society, health and illness -- 2. Description of society -- 3. An epidemiological picture of society -- 4. How do we know we are healthy? -- 5. What do we mean by illness? -- Part 2 Influences on Health -- 6. Introduction -- 7. Social influences on health -- 8. Economic & Political influences on health -- 9. Environmental influences on health -- 10. Influence of Mental Processes on health -- 11. Influence of age on health -- Healthcare in the Community -- 12. Introduction - Illness and healthcare in the community -- 13. Health promotion -- 14. Organisation of medical care -- 15. Chronic illness -- 16. Impairment, disability & handicap -- 17. Mental illness: vulnerable people in the community -- 18. Death and dying
Summary "In line with major changes in medical education over the last decade, Health and Illness in the Community stresses the importance of the community and the health of the population which play an integral part in becoming a good doctor. Through the use of case histories, summary panels, bullet lists the book looks at the context within which illness is experienced, health is sought and medicine is practised. It explains to the reader how the determinants of health and illness are much wider than the influence of medicine, or indeed healthcare. It is generally recognised that the effectiveness of clinical decisions made for each patient is increased if the doctor takes account of the patient's family and community setting. Equally the impact of these decisions is mediated through the environmental, economic and political conditions of the day. This concise multi-disciplinary textbook for medical students takes a practical approach to the subject, integrating the subjects that are being taught within the community. Taking health and normality as a starting point, the book considers the environmental and social factors which influence the health of a community, discussing the nature, distribution and determinants of illness. Students need a solid understanding of medicine in the community encompassing elements of public health, general practice, child health, geriatrics, mental health, psychology and sociology and this book provides the material required." "Readership: This book is aimed at medical students in the first and second years of their course and will be useful as a long-term reference on the subject."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Health -- Social aspects -- Case studies.
Diseases -- Social aspects.
Public health -- Great Britain.
Social medicine -- Great Britain.
Health -- Social aspects.
Social medicine.
Sociology, Medical.
Health Status.
Social Medicine.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Author Taylor, Ross J.
Smith, Blair H., 1964-
Van Teijlingen, Edwin R.
LC no. 2003271814
ISBN 0192631683