An introduction to health and health services practice, and the social determinants of health

Melissa Petrakis, Carrie Lethborg

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Abstract

This chapter will provide definitions of health and describe prevailing assumptions about health and illness. It will examine patterns of health and illness in society and the role and skills of social work to contribute in this area of practice. Challenges in and to our work will also be examined. The chapter will then move to a description of the social determinants of health. Social exclusion and its impacts will be explored, as will social disadvantage. Discrepancies in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples will be particularly highlighted.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Work Practice in Health
Subtitle of host publicationAn introduction to contexts, theories and skills
EditorsMelissa Petrakis
Place of PublicationCrows Nest NSW
PublisherAllen & Unwin
Chapter1
Pages3-20
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)978-1-76029-451-9
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Petrakis, M., & Lethborg, C. (2018). An introduction to health and health services practice, and the social determinants of health. In M. Petrakis (Ed.), Social Work Practice in Health: An introduction to contexts, theories and skills (pp. 3-20). Crows Nest NSW: Allen & Unwin.
Petrakis, Melissa ; Lethborg, Carrie. / An introduction to health and health services practice, and the social determinants of health. Social Work Practice in Health: An introduction to contexts, theories and skills. editor / Melissa Petrakis. Crows Nest NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2018. pp. 3-20
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Petrakis, M & Lethborg, C 2018, An introduction to health and health services practice, and the social determinants of health. in M Petrakis (ed.), Social Work Practice in Health: An introduction to contexts, theories and skills. Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest NSW, pp. 3-20.

An introduction to health and health services practice, and the social determinants of health. / Petrakis, Melissa; Lethborg, Carrie.

Social Work Practice in Health: An introduction to contexts, theories and skills. ed. / Melissa Petrakis. Crows Nest NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2018. p. 3-20.

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