Health, Disease and Society: A Critical Medical Geography (Hardcover)

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Originally published in 1987 this textbook is a comprehensive introduction to the rapidly developing field of medical geography. It illustrates the ideas, methods and debates that inform contemporary approaches to the subject, demonstrating the potential of a social and environmental approach to illness and health. The central theme is the need to reject an exclusively biological approach to health. The authors examine both the geography of health care and outline a selection of health service planning initiatives in both North America and Europe.

About the Author

Kelvyn Jones is Emeritus Professor Quantitative Geography at the University of Bristol, UK. He focuses on the quantitative modelling of social science data with complex structure especially in relation to change and health outcomes. He has been awarded Fellowships of the British Academy, the Learned Society of Wales, and the Academy of the Social Sciences. Graham Moon is Emeritus Professor of Health Geography at the University of Southampton, UK. His research focusses on place effects on health-related behaviours, particularly smoking and diet, on mental health care and on small area estimation. He has also published on histories of health geography. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and an Honorary Member of the Faculty of Public Health.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781032254005
ISBN-10: 1032254009
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: May 25th, 2022
Pages: 392
Language: English