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Introduction to Syndemics A Critical Systems Approach to Public and Community Health

by Merrill Singer

Introduction to Syndemics A Critical Systems Approach to Public and Community Health Synopsis

There is a need for a text that explains syndemics-the systems approach methodology for understanding and addressing complex public health problems. The book explains the use of systems approaches for brining together the largest possible picture for understanding health issues afflicting those most vulnerable in our society. The author explains new ways for understanding the health of the poor by looking at the whole and to considering the interconnections among the parts. This text provides an ideal text for courses in epidemiology, medical anthropology, community health nursing, and more.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780470472033
Publication date: 9th June 2009
Author: Merrill Singer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 304 pages
Categories: Public health & preventive medicine,

About Merrill Singer

Merrill Singer, a cultural and medical anthropologist who earned his PhD degree from the University of Utah, holds a dual appointment as senior research scientist at the Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention and professor of anthropology at the University of Connecticut. Additionally, he is affi liated with the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) at Yale University. He has authored, coauthored, or edited twenty books and over two hundred articles and book chapters on health and social issues. Active in the building of social science of health theory, the development of methods in qualitative health research, and the ...

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