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Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health

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Published in 2014 by Oxford University Press.

The book is edited by Ellen L Idler the Director of the Religion and Public Health Collaboration at Emory University. The various contributors discuss how different religious practices can effect public health in different parts of the world. In total there are some 36 contributors. There is a very extensive and useful index.

Frequently in partnership, but sometimes at odds, religious institutions and public health institutions work to improve the well-being of their communities. There is increasing awareness among public health professionals and the general public that the social conditions of poverty, lack of education, income inequality, poor working conditions, and experiences of discrimination play a dominant role in determining health status. But this broad view of the social determinants of health has largely ignored the role of religious practices and institutions in shaping the life conditions of billions around the globe.

In Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health, leading scholars in the social sciences, public health, and religion address this omission by examining the embodied sacred practices of the world's religions, the history of alignment and tension between religious and public health institutions, the research on the health impact of religious practice throughout the life course, and the role of religious institutions in health and development efforts around the globe. In addition, the volume explores religion's role in the ongoing epidemics of HIV/AIDS and Alzheimer's disease, as well as preparations for an influenza pandemic. Together, these groundbreaking essays help complete the picture of the social determinants of health by including religion, which has until now been an invisible determinant.

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Added value:
A fascinating study
Author(s):
Ellen L Idler (ed.)
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
15.5 cm by 23.4 cm
Edition:
First edition, 2014
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0199362211
ISBN-13:
9780199362219
Number of pages:
440
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health

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Published in 2014 by Oxford University Press.

The book is edited by Ellen L Idler the Director of the Religion and Public Health Collaboration at Emory University. The various contributors discuss how different religious practices can effect public health in different parts of the world. In total there are some 36 contributors. There is a very extensive and useful index.

Frequently in partnership, but sometimes at odds, religious institutions and public health institutions work to improve the well-being of their communities. There is increasing awareness among public health professionals and the general public that the social conditions of poverty, lack of education, income inequality, poor working conditions, and experiences of discrimination play a dominant role in determining health status. But this broad view of the social determinants of health has largely ignored the role of religious practices and institutions in shaping the life conditions of billions around the globe.

In Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health, leading scholars in the social sciences, public health, and religion address this omission by examining the embodied sacred practices of the world's religions, the history of alignment and tension between religious and public health institutions, the research on the health impact of religious practice throughout the life course, and the role of religious institutions in health and development efforts around the globe. In addition, the volume explores religion's role in the ongoing epidemics of HIV/AIDS and Alzheimer's disease, as well as preparations for an influenza pandemic. Together, these groundbreaking essays help complete the picture of the social determinants of health by including religion, which has until now been an invisible determinant.

In excellent 'as new' condition.

Added value:
A fascinating study
Author(s):
Ellen L Idler (ed.)
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
15.5 cm by 23.4 cm
Edition:
First edition, 2014
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0199362211
ISBN-13:
9780199362219
Number of pages:
440
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health

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