ISBN-10:
0857028820
ISBN-13:
9780857028822
Pub. Date:
01/31/2013
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Health and Well-Being Across the Life Course / Edition 1

Health and Well-Being Across the Life Course / Edition 1

by Mary LarkinMary Larkin
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Overview

Using a life course approach, the main chapters in this truly original and enlightening text focus on health and well-being during each of our life stages. A wide range of contemporary literature from disciplines such as public health, sociology, epidemiology and social policy are drawn upon to examine key health and well-being issues in these stages, and to illustrate how health effects can accumulate across the life course. Interactive activities based on the text and on extracts from primary sources are used to encourage critical reflection and debate.

Mary Larkin's book will be essential reading for students on the many courses that need an understanding of health and well-being across all age groups. It will also be an invaluable resource for those in the health and social care sector as well as practitioners working in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857028822
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 01/31/2013
Pages: 197
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Dr Mary Larkin is a programme leader in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at De Montfort University

Table of Contents

Introduction
Studying Health and Well-Being across the Life Course
Beginnings: Prenatal Health
Health and Well-Being in Childhood
Health and Well-Being in Adolescence
Health and Well-Being and Young Adulthood
Health and Well-Being in Midlife
Health and Well-Being in Old Age
Glossary
References

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