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Dying to be men : psychosocial, environmental, and biobehavioral directions in promoting the health of men and boys

Author: Will H Courtenay; ProQuest (Firm)
Publisher: New York : Brunner-Routledge, 2011.
Series: Routledge series on counseling and psychotherapy with boys and men, v. 10.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Men have specific gender-related influences that can affect their health and psychological well-being, and it is thus necessary for mental health practitioners to be knowledgeable in effective interventions for working with them. The purpose of this book is to provide a thorough foundation for understanding men health and risks and the differences between men. It will discuss effective, evidence-based strategies  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Will H Courtenay; ProQuest (Firm)
OCLC Number: 1135830758
Notes: Leased collection: Future access is not guaranteed.
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 502 pages.
Contents: (Publisher-supplied data) Part I: Why Men and Boys Get Sick and Die Young --
Key Determinants of the Health and Well-Being of Men and Boys: An Overview --
Behavioral Factors Associated with Disease, Injury, and Death Among Men and Boys --
Part II: Why Men and Boys Do The Things That Make Them Sick and Kill Them --
Introduction: Who Are The Men in Men's Health? --
Engendering Health: The Social Construction of Gendered Health Beliefs and Behaviors --
Constructions of Masculinity and Their Influence on Men's Well-Being: A Theory of Gender and Health --
Part III: Specific Populations --
Introduction: Ethnicity Matters --
Rural Men's Health: Situating Men's Risk in the Negotiation of Masculinity --
College Men's Health --
Preventive Health Strategies for Men in Prison --
Part IV: Emerging Research on Men, Masculinity and Health --
Youth Violence? Let Call It What It Is Gender and Ethnic Differences in Health Beliefs and Behaviors --
Masculinity and Gender Role Conflict : Influence on Men's Likelihood of Engaging in High-Risk Behaviors --
Measurement of Men's Help Seeking --
The Drive for Muscularity and Masculinity --
Part V: Reaching Men --
Introduction: Making Health Manly: Social Marketing and Men's Health --
Counseling Men About Their Health: An Evidence-Based Practice Guideline --
Designing Effective Programs and Services for College Men: Applying The Six-Point HEALTH Plan and Other Evidence-Based Strategies --
Part VI: Looking Forward --
Introduction: Teaming Up for the New Men's Health Movement --
A Global Perspective on the Field of Men's Health.
Series Title: Routledge series on counseling and psychotherapy with boys and men, v. 10.
Responsibility: Will H. Courtenay.

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"Men have specific gender-related influences that can affect their health and psychological well-being, and it is thus necessary for mental health practitioners to be knowledgeable in effective interventions for working with them. The purpose of this book is to provide a thorough foundation for understanding men health and risks and the differences between men. It will discuss effective, evidence-based strategies for practitioners to improve the health and well being of boys and men by drawing from a wealth of literature and research in a diverse array of disciplines, as well as from the authors original research designed specifically to examine gender and men's health"--Provided by publisher.

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