Liveable cities As we have learnt, there are a range of factors that make places more or less liveable. Liveability is generally measured by factors that provide quality of life, such as access to fresh water, food, housing, transport, health care, education and a safe and stable environment.
Each year, the results of a number of surveys are released rating cities all over the world in order of liveability.
In 2015, the capital city of Bangladesh, Dhaka, was rated as the world’s second-least ...
4B How does wellbeing vary within countries? 1 What variations in living standards can you identify
between those living in the favela and those living in the apartment block?
2 Why do you think these variations exist in such a small area?
Source 1 An apartment building with a pool and tennis court shares a fence with one of Sao Paulo’s largest favelas (a shanty town or slum), Paraisópolis (meaning ‘Paradise City’), home to about 100 000 people. This scene starkly illustrates the inequalities...
At the end of this chapter, students will be able to:
• explain the development of inclusive practice in contemporary health care
• explain the relationships between exclusion and inclusive practice in the context of primary health care and the social determinants of health inequalities
• discuss how inclusive practices promote and sustain the well-being of people using health services
• discuss the structure of binary relationships that impact on the health and well- bein...
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A guide for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Care students
Communication for Health Care Practice aims to develop useful communication skills so students can become confident communicators in a professional health care setting. It focuses on client-oriented communication strategies that advance client well-being while also developing students’ appreciation of the diversity and complexity of communication in health care organisations (including communication...
Ethics for Health Care encourages students to develop their skills in ethical reasoning, and shows techniques for dealing effectively with contemporary ethics issues faced by professionals in the everyday health care setting. The text illustrates the way in which ethics values underpin decision making in personal contexts. It then explores how the same standards and ideals can inform professional decision-making in all health care disciplines - from nursing and social work to comm...
1 Key terms agency biological determinism biomedicine/
biomedical model Cartesian dualism class (or social class) epidemiology/ social
epidemiology eugenics lifestyle choices/ factors
new public health public health/ public health
infrastructure reductionism social construction/
constructionism social Darwinism social determinants of
health (SDOH) social gradient of health
social institutions social model of health social structure sociological imagination state structure– agency debate victi...
Probability sampling method
In this chapter you will learn:
• about evidence ...
CHAPTER LEARNING OBJECTIVES After reading this chapter you will be able to: • recognise the importance of research and evidence-based practice in
nursing and midwifery • differentiate major philosophical approaches in the conduct of
research and their use in nursing and midwifery services • understand developments in nursing and midwifery research in the
context of society, politics and history • understand the links between nursing and midwifery services,
education and research • recognise t...
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MELANIE BIRKS, YSANNE B. CHAPMAN AND JENNY DAVIS
KEY TERMS Client Communication literacy Consumer Fourth Industrial Revolution
Othering Patient Professional communication Therapeutic communication
After reading this chapter and completing the activities, you will be able to:
• define the terms ‘professional’ and ‘therapeutic’ communication
• critically examine the need for the study of professional and therapeutic communication by students of the health p...
1 What is Social Policy?
Introduction Social policy aims to improve people’s well-being, and is especially concerned with the welfare of those who experience some form of disadvantage. This book is about social policy in Australia: its purpose and meaning, how it operates now, how it has operated in the past, and the social policy challenges for the future. We show how social policy has affected the lives and choices of Australians over time. We cover how social policy is made, so readers can...