Geographies of Health: An Introduction
Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Anthony C. Gatrell
Publication Date :
1 Jan 2009
This revised second edition highlights the ways in which health may be studied from geographical perspectives, setting out the debates and reviewing the evidence that links health outcomes with social and physical environments. * Introduces the reader to relevant theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and research * Provides new examples from a range of geographical settings * Provides an extensive revision to the first edition, emphasizing contemporary concerns such as globalization, neighbourhood health, and obesity * Pays greater attention to the US health care system, mental health, health of older adults, disease ecology and re-emerging diseases, health in developing world, and children's and women's health
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