Geographies of Health

Geographies of Health

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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 policydecrease in malaria transmission in neighboring Tanzania (see Box 12.1). ... This chapter has reviewed global environmental change and its impacts on health, with particular focus on ozone depletion and climate change. ... relationships to the land, such as the Canadian Inuit (Ford et al., 2010a; Berrang-Ford, Ford, and Paterson, 2011; Ford et al., 2010b). Health geographers Curtis and Oven (2012) point some ways forward, but it will be a difficult task, particularly given the range andanbsp;...

Title:Geographies of Health
Author: Anthony C. Gatrell, Susan J. Elliott
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2014-11-17

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