Book review of "Community Health and Wellness: a socioecological approach" by Anne McMurray. Sydney, Australia, Mosby, 1999. ISBN: 978-1-875897-61-2

Croker, Felicity (1999) Book review of "Community Health and Wellness: a socioecological approach" by Anne McMurray. Sydney, Australia, Mosby, 1999. ISBN: 978-1-875897-61-2. Journal of Sociology, 35 (2). pp. 241-243.

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Abstract

[Extract] The role of the health professional has changed, with community health promotion and primary health care now being seen as a 'bottom up' and 'inside out' approach rather than something imposed from above and outside by experts. Health professionals now need to be able to work with communities as partners in improving health and wellness. This requires a broad understanding of the social, cultural and ecological factors which influence health. In this book, McMurray attempts to provide a basis for an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to health and wellness. Like previous texts by Anne McMurray, this book is designed for students who intend to become health professionals in community settings, as it focuses on the social and ecological aspects of public health and primary health care. This does not, however, replace texts on the sociology of health.

Item ID: 45129
Item Type: Article (Book Review)
Keywords: socio-ecological approach, sociology, health, wellness
ISSN: 1741-2978
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2016 23:12
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160806 Social Theory @ 20%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 30%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160899 Sociology not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 40%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 30%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 30%
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