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Social Determinantsof Health: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Social Inequality and Wellbeing

Adrian Bonner

Abstract

This book examines the social determinants of health from an interdisciplinary perspective, focusing on social inequalities and well-being. It analyses the key factors which can lead to poor quality of life, homelessness and reduced mortality. The book begins by looking at early life experiences, which in combination with social networks, exert a strong influence on health and well-being in later life, which in turn are mediated by the development of prosocial behaviour, coping skills, resilience, and optimal cognitive functioning. This requires a healthy mind and body and the motivation to be ... More

Keywords: quality of life, homelessness, mortality, health care, social inequalities, well-being

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781447336846
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447336846.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adrian Bonner, editor
University of Stirling

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Four Nutrition in marginalised groups

Rosalind Fallaize and Julie Lovegrove

Five Alcohol-related harm and health inequalities

Katherine Smith, Jon Foster and Katherine Brown

Fourteen Health and homelessness

Katy Hetherington and Neil Hamlet

Eighteen Brain injury and social exclusion

Michael Oddy, Sara da Silva Ramos and Deborah Fortescue

Twenty Geopolitical aspects of health: austerity and health inequalities

Clare Bambra, Kayleigh Garthwaite and Amy Greer Murphy

Conclusion

Adrian Bonner

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