From Health Behaviours to Health Practices

From Health Behaviours to Health Practices

Written by: Simon Cohn

  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • Publish Date: 2014-07-01
  • ISBN-10: 9781118898376
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Book Summary

A wide range of international contributions draw on theoreticaland empirical sources to explore whether alternatives exist to bothconceptualise and conduct research into what people do anddon’t do, in relation to their health and experiences ofillness. Presents a collection of international contributions thatcomplement, as well as critique, dominant conceptualisations ofhealth behaviour Includes a wide range of both theoretical perspectives andempirical cases Reasserts the unique contribution social sciences can make tohealth research Challenges assumptions about the usefulness of the concept ofhealth behaviour A timely publication given the rise of chronic and lifestylediseases and the resulting changes in global health agendas

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