By: Kathryn Strother Ratcliff(Author)
Genre: Science & Nature
Publisher: Polity Press (1 Sept. 2017)Format: pdf doc docx mobi djvu epub ibooks (*An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.)
The original title of the book: The Social Determinants of Health: Looking Upstream
This timely book takes seriously the idea of understanding how our social world and not individual responsibility or the healthcare system is the primary determinant of our health. Kathryn Strother Ratcliff puts into practice the "upstream" imagery from public health discourse, which locates the causes (and solutions) of health problems within the social environment. Each chapter explains how the policies, politics, and power behind corporate and governmental decisions and actions produce unhealthy circumstances of living such as poverty, pollution, dangerous working conditions, and unhealthy modes of food production and demonstrates that putting profit and politics over people is unhealthy and unsustainable.While the book examines how these unhealthy conditions of life generate significant class and ethnic health disparities, the focus is on everyone′s health. Arguing that none of us should be placed in health–threatening situations that could have been prevented, Ratcliff′s provocative analysis uses social justice and human rights lenses to guide the discussion "upstream," toward possible changes that should produce a healthier world for us all. Using data and ideas from many disciplines, the book provides a synthesis of invaluable information for activists and policymakers, as well as for professionals and students in sociology, public health, and other fields related to health.
"This book offers a fresh, original, and much needed approach to social determinants of health. Ratcliff shows – through straightforward, clear writing punctuated with timely and riveting examples – how the conditions of life that we take for granted are created and maintained. At the same time, she strikes a balance by underscoring both human agency and the realities of power dynamics, adding an invaluable sociological perspective. Students will love this book!" Professor Mary Zimmerman, University of Kansas School of Medicine"What we breathe in, eat, and drink; where we work and live; how we travel – each, done badly, can damage health. Kathryn Strother Ratcliff takes us on a wonderfully informative journey to examine the governmental and industrial causes of exposures that determine health." Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Chair of the World Health Organization′s Commission on Social Determinants of Health (2005–2008)
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