Paper $43.95 ISBN: 9781447305279 Published October 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $111.00 ISBN: 9781447305286 Published October 2015 For sale in North and South America only

Studying Health Inequalities

Jonathan Wistow, Tim Blackman, David S. Byrne, and Gerald Wistow

Studying Health Inequalities

Jonathan Wistow, Tim Blackman, David S. Byrne, and Gerald Wistow

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

224 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2015
Paper $43.95 ISBN: 9781447305279 Published October 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $111.00 ISBN: 9781447305286 Published October 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Addressing the implications of current British public health policies on the equal delivery of health services, this book—part of the Evidence for Public Health Practice series—explicitly identifies inequalities in health service practices. It offers an applied approach to researching, understanding, and dealing with this issue. Drawing on complexity theory, the authors use case studies to illustrate the problems, to discuss them in real-life terms, and to illuminate their complexities for students and practitioners of public health, health promotion, and health policy.
Contents
Introduction

Part one: Context and theory: developing an applied approach to studying health inequalities
Health inequalities, wicked problems and complexity
Health inequalities: adopting a whole systems approach
Measuring health inequalities

Part two: health inequalities in England
A history of health inequalities in England
Health inequalities post 2010

Part Three: Case studies
Evidence for public health practice: Health Inequalities National Support Team (Professor Chris Bentley and Peter Counsell)
Qualitative Comparative Analysis case study

Part 4: Conclusion
Conclusion
Review Quotes
Brian Castellani, Kent State University
“An absolute ‘must read’ for healthcare practitioners and social scientists, this book makes a compelling case for ‘the way forward’ for policy makers.”
Sarah Curtis, FBA, Durham University, UK
“An excellent overview of research on health inequality and measures to reduce them. The examples, while drawn mainly from the United Kingdom, have international relevance for the debate about ‘what works’ in tackling these inequalities.”
Emma Uprichard, University of Warwick, UK
“This is a very important book and a must-read for anyone interested in doing applied social science in today’s political climate where evidence and complexity matter.”
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