International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine

Determinants of Health: Theory, Understanding, Portrayal, Policy

Authors: Commers, Matthew J.

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For decades, health professionals have asserted the importance of public participation in interventions for health. Medicine has pursued patient participation in clinical decision-making. In the public health realm, target groups have been asked to assist in the design and implementation of initiatives for health. In practice, however, patients and populations expect health professionals to give advice and - in some cases - to make decisions on their behalf. This implies limits to the ideal of participation. In this innovative work, the author contrasts public and professional understandings of health and the best ways to achieve health. The result is a model of lay participation in the structuring of medical and public health activity. The book is unique due to its policy-applicable, quantitative studies and its theoretical analysis of works by René Dubos and Aaron Antonovsky. It will be of value to professionals in health promotion, health education, medical anthropology, and social epidemiology.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Toward a Seamless Salutology

    Commers, Matthew J.

    Pages 1-24

  • A Natural Scientific Foundation for Participation and Empowerment

    Commers, Matthew J.

    Pages 25-44

  • Understandings of the Preconditions for and Determinants of Health among Residents of Maastricht, The Netherlands

    Commers, Matthew J.

    Pages 45-64

  • Indications of Social Variation in Understandings of the Preconditions for and Determinants of Health among Residents of Maastricht, The Netherlands

    Commers, Matthew J.

    Pages 65-79

  • Representations of Preconditions for and Determinants of Health in the Dutch Press

    Commers, Matthew J.

    Pages 81-94

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eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
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Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-0809-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-6097-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Determinants of Health: Theory, Understanding, Portrayal, Policy
Authors
Series Title
International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine
Series Volume
13
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-9960-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-9960-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0809-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6097-6
Series ISSN
1567-8008
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 211
Topics