Health and Work: Critical Perspectives (Paperback)

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By Lesley Doyal (Editor), Norma Daykin (Editor)
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Occupational health issues have been identified as crucially important in the debate about socio-economic determinants of health and illness. Yet few texts have addressed issues of work and health in any depth, while interest in the field continues to grow. Health and Work explores current debates about inequalities in health, focusing on the consequences of new patterns of employment for health, stress and the quality of working life. Drawing on multidisciplinary perspectives in an international, global context, each chapter examines changing discourses of risk and health and identifies implications for policy and practice within the health care arena, as well as in relation to the management of the work environment.

About the Author

NORMA DAYKIN is Head of the School of Health Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol. Her research interests include health promotion and gender: she is currently working on a study of the impact of recent policy changes on the wellbeing of nurses working within the NHS. LESLEY DOYAL is Professor of Health and Social Care, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol. She has published widely in the areas of health policy and women's studies and is the author of What Makes Women Sick: Gender and the Political Economy of Health.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780333691915
ISBN-10: 0333691911
Publisher: Red Globe Press
Publication Date: July 13th, 1999
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Critical Perspectives (Paperback)