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Author Gatrell, Anthony C
Title Geographies of Health : An Introduction
Imprint Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2014
©2013
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Edition 3rd ed
Descript 1 online resource (424 pages)
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Note Intro -- Geographies of Health: An Introduction -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Preface -- Part I Describing and Explaining Health in Geographical Settings -- Chapter 1 Introducing Geographies of Health -- Health and Geography: Some Fundamental Concepts -- Concepts of health -- Geographical concepts -- Geographies of Health: Five Case Studies -- Neighborhoods and obesity in New York City -- Public places after the introduction of "smoke free" legislation -- The health of Aboriginal populations in Canada -- Habitus and heart health: The collision of place, body, and health -- Mental health in Australian immigration detention centers -- Concluding Remarks -- Further Reading -- References -- Chapter 2 Explaining Geographies of Health -- Positivist Approaches to the Geography of Health -- Positivist explanation -- Further examples of positivist approaches -- Social Interactionist Approaches to the Geography of Health -- Social interactionist explanation -- Further examples of social interactionist approaches -- Structuralist Approaches to the Geography of Health -- Structuralist explanation -- Further examples of structuralist or conflict-based approaches -- Structurationist Approaches to the Geography of Health -- Structurationist explanation -- Further examples of structurationist approaches -- Post-structuralist Approaches to the Geography of Health -- Post-structuralist explanation -- Further examples of post-structuralist approaches -- Concluding Remarks -- Further Reading -- References -- Chapter 3 Quantitative Methods and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) -- Visualizing and Exploring Health Data in a Spatial Context -- Modeling Health Data in a Spatial Setting -- Geographical Information Systems and Health -- Concluding Remarks -- Further Reading -- References
Chapter 4 Qualitative Approaches to Interpreting the Geography of Health -- Interviews -- Focus Groups -- Other Qualitative Methods -- Qualitative Data Analysis -- Rigor in Qualitative Research -- Concluding Remarks -- Further Reading -- References -- Part II Health and the Social Environment -- Chapter 5 Health Inequalities I: Global Patterns and Regional Contrasts -- Health Inequalities in the Global South -- Health inequalities: Africa -- Health inequalities: The BRIC countries -- Health Inequalities in the Global North -- Regional divides in the global north -- Explaining inequalities in health outcomes in the global north -- Concluding Remarks -- Further Reading -- References -- Chapter 6 Health Inequalities II: Neighborhoods and Health -- A Chicago Story -- Neighborhood Context or Social Composition? -- The Obesogenic Neighborhood -- Psychosocial Health and Well-being -- Housing and Health -- Infectious Disease -- Neighborhoods and Access to Care -- Concluding Remarks -- Further Reading -- References -- Chapter 7 Systems of Health Care -- Principles of Health Service Delivery -- Levels and types of health care provision -- Promoting health, preventing illness -- Health Care Systems -- Geographies of rationing -- Efficiency and equity -- The need for health care -- Inequalities in the Provision of Health Services -- Health care provision in the global south -- Health care provision in the global north -- Geographies of Care -- Concluding Remarks -- Further Reading -- References -- Chapter 8 Inequalities in the Utilization of Health Services -- Use of Primary Health Care Services -- Use of Secondary and Tertiary Health Care Services -- Do Provision and Utilization Affect Outcome? -- Concluding Remarks -- Further Reading -- References -- Chapter 9 Ageing and Place -- What is Age? -- Ageing Populations: Global and Regional Perspectives
The Distribution of Ill-Health and Disability Among Older Adults -- Health Inequalities in Older Adults -- Healthy Ageing "In Place" -- There's No Place Like Home -- Concluding Remarks -- Further Reading -- References -- Chapter 10 People on the Move: Migration and Health -- Migration, Disruption, and Health -- Voluntary migration and mental health -- Forced displacement -- The Impact of Migration on the Spread of Disease -- Migration and the Incidence of Disease and Ill-health -- Direct effects -- Longer-term health impacts of migration -- Migration as a confounding variable -- Impact of Health Status on Migration -- The Relationship Between Migration and Access to Health Services -- Concluding Remarks -- Further Reading -- References -- Part III Health and Human Modification of the Environment -- Chapter 11 On Airs, Waters, Places -- Air -- Area sources -- Linear sources -- Point sources -- Water -- Cholera -- Schistosomiasis -- Gastroenteritis -- Chemicals in drinking water -- Concluding Remarks -- Further Reading -- References -- Chapter 12 Health Impacts of Global Environmental Change -- Stratospheric Ozone Depletion -- The Science of Climate Change and Its Role in Human Health -- Health Impacts of Climate Change -- Air quality -- Contamination of food and water -- Temperature extremes -- Extreme weather events and natural hazards -- Impacts on infectious vector-borne disease -- Concluding Remarks -- Further Reading -- References -- Chapter 13 Emerging, Re-emerging, and Neglected Infectious Diseases -- Disease Transmission: The Role of Vectors -- The Drivers of Emerging, Re-emerging, and Neglected Diseases -- Ecosystem change -- Political upheaval, conflict, and disaster -- Mobilities of people and goods -- Antimicrobial resistance -- Socioeconomic determinants and consequences -- Concluding Remarks -- Further Reading -- References -- Index
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Setting out the debates and reviewing the evidence that links health outcomes with social and physical environments, this new edition of the well-established text offers an accessible overview of the theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and research in the field of health geography Includes international examples, drawn from a broad range of countries, and extensive illustrations Unique in its approach to health geography, as opposed to medical geography New chapters focus on contemporary concerns including neighborhoods and health, ageing, and emerging infectious disease Offers five new case studies and an fresh emphasis on qualitative research approaches Written by two of the leading health geographers in the world, each with extensive experience in research and policy
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Gatrell, Anthony C. Geographies of Health : An Introduction Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated,c2014 9780470672877
Subject Medical geography.;Environmental health
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