© 2003

Public Health and Society


  • Unique in linking public health explicitly to sociological theory
    Provides practical examples combined with current, researchbased studies
    Relevant to both practitioners and students

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Public Health and Nursing: Origins and Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Joel Richman
      Pages 3-22
    3. Ross Brocklehurst, John Costello
      Pages 42-60
  3. Public Health and Control: Social Responsibility for the Promotion of Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. John Costello, Joel Richman, Louise Wong
      Pages 63-82
  4. The Professionalisation of Public Health: Current and Future Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. John Costello
      Pages 133-150
    3. Monica Haggart
      Pages 151-171
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 172-175

About this book


Public Health and Society links public health explicitly to sociological theory, in order to demonstrate the relationship between health care and the social structures that underpin the provision of health services. The book reviews developments in public health using a critical, historical and comparative analytical framework, and includes topical areas such as health inequalities, social diversity, social exclusion units, care in the community and media constructions of health. It also provides practical examples combined with current, research-based sociological studies explaining some of the key social issues affecting the take up and utilisation of health care.


Affect care community development health media research service sociological theory sociology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health VisitingUniversity of ManchesterUK
  2. 2.School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health VisitingUniversity of ManchesterUK

About the authors

JOHN COSTELLO is a Lecturer in Nursing Studies at Manchester University, and has published widely in the area.

MONICA HAGGART is Pathway Leader for BSc Nursing Practice, Community Specialist Practitioner, at Manchester University

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Public Health and Society
  • Editors John Costello
    Monica Haggart
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2003
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-97173-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4039-3744-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 192
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Public Health
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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