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An introduction to the geography of health

Author: Peter Anthamatten; Helen Hazen
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2011.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Anthamatten; Helen Hazen
ISBN: 9780415498050 0415498058 9780415498067 0415498066 9780203877463 0203877462
OCLC Number: 690084814
Description: xx, 273 pages : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction. What is the geography of health? --
What is health? --
Evolving approaches to health geography --
Structure of this book --
Section I. ECOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO HUMAN HEALTH . 2. Ecological Approaches to Human Health and Environmental Change --
Ecology of human health --
Cultural ecology of disease --
Disease cycles --
Landscape epidemiology --
Environmental change --
Conclusion --
3. Demographic Change and Emerging and Resurgent Infectious Diseases --
The demographic and epidemiologic transitions --
Pathogen and vector populations --
Emerging and resurgent infectious diseases --
Case studies of emerging and resurgent infectious diseases --
Conclusion --
4. Environmental Exposures --
Non-living agents of disease --
Assessing environmental exposures --
Environmental justice --
Conclusion --
Section II. SOCIAL APPROACHES TO HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE . 5. Social and Economic Environments --
Health and wealth --
The social and economic environment --
Sense of place and health --
Vulnerability and environmental hazards --
Socioeconomic environments and obesity --
Conclusion --
6. Culture and Identity --
Culture --
Identity --
Conclusion --
7. Power and Politics of Health --
Structural approaches to power --
Politics and health --
"New" geographies of power --
Fertility policy --
Conclusion --
8. Geographies of Healthcare --
Foundations of medical thought and practice --
Alternative medical systems --
Healthcare provision and access --
Geographies of care --
Therapeutic landscapes --
Conclusion --
Section III. SPATIAL APPROACHES TO HUMAN HEALTH. 9. Cartography and Visualization of Health Data --
Origins of health mapping --
Reading maps --
Cartographic concepts --
Maps as a tool for displaying data --
Mapping as a tool for exploring spatial patterns in health --
Mapping as an analytical tool --
Visualizing health patterns: The Atlas of United States Mortality --
Sources of data and data quality --
Conclusion --
10. Health and Gis --
GIS concepts and terminology --
GIS applications in health studies --
Challenges in GIS and health --
Conclusion --
11. Integrating Approaches to the Study of the Geography of Health --
Global infectious disease campaigns --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: by Peter Anthamatten and Helen Hazen.

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