Primary Health Care: People, Practice, Place

Health care is constantly undergoing change and refinement resulting from the adoption of new practices and technologies, the changing nature of societies and populations, and also shifts in the very places from which care is delivered. Primary Health Care: People, Practice, Place draws together significant contributions from established experts across a variety of disciplines to focus on such changes in primary health care, not only because it is the most basic and integral form of health service delivery, but also because it is an area to which geographers have made significant contributions and to which other scholars have engaged in 'thinking geographically' about its core concepts and issues. Including perspectives from both consumers and producers, it moves beyond geographical accounts of the context of health service provision through its explicit focus on the practice of primary health care.

With arguments well-supported by empirical research, this book will appeal not only to scholars across a range of social and health sciences, but also to professionals involved in health services.


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Primary Health Care: People, Practice, Place

Health care is constantly undergoing change and refinement resulting from the adoption of new practices and technologies, the changing nature of societies and populations, and also shifts in the very places from which care is delivered. Primary Health Care: People, Practice, Place draws together significant contributions from established experts across a variety of disciplines to focus on such changes in primary health care, not only because it is the most basic and integral form of health service delivery, but also because it is an area to which geographers have made significant contributions and to which other scholars have engaged in 'thinking geographically' about its core concepts and issues. Including perspectives from both consumers and producers, it moves beyond geographical accounts of the context of health service provision through its explicit focus on the practice of primary health care.

With arguments well-supported by empirical research, this book will appeal not only to scholars across a range of social and health sciences, but also to professionals involved in health services.


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Overview

Health care is constantly undergoing change and refinement resulting from the adoption of new practices and technologies, the changing nature of societies and populations, and also shifts in the very places from which care is delivered. Primary Health Care: People, Practice, Place draws together significant contributions from established experts across a variety of disciplines to focus on such changes in primary health care, not only because it is the most basic and integral form of health service delivery, but also because it is an area to which geographers have made significant contributions and to which other scholars have engaged in 'thinking geographically' about its core concepts and issues. Including perspectives from both consumers and producers, it moves beyond geographical accounts of the context of health service provision through its explicit focus on the practice of primary health care.

With arguments well-supported by empirical research, this book will appeal not only to scholars across a range of social and health sciences, but also to professionals involved in health services.



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409487968
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 11/28/2012
Series: Ashgate's Geographies of Health series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Valorie A. Crooks is Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at Simon Fraser University, Canada. Gavin J. Andrews is Professor and Chair of the Department of Health, Aging and Society, McMaster University, Canada.

Valorie A. Crookes, Gavin J. Andrews, Neil Hanlon, Nadine Schuurman, Janine L. Wiles, Mark W. Rosenberg, Leah Gold, Gina Agarwal, Jennifer Lapum, Sandra Chen, Jessica Peterson, Doris Leung, Ross Barnett, Pauline Barnett, Daniel Hollenberg, Ivy Bourgeault, Robin Kearns, Pat Neuwelt, Nicole M. Yantzi, Mark W. Skinner, David Conradson, Graham Moon.


Table of Contents

Contents: Thinking geographically about primary health care, Valorie A. Crookes and Gavin J. Andrews; Geographical perspectives on health care: ideas, disciplines, progress, Gavin J. Andrews and Valorie A. Crookes; Part 1 Practice and Delivery: Access and utilization reconsidered: towards a broader understanding of the spatial ordering of primary health care, Neil Hanlon; The effects of population density, physical distance and socio-economic vulnerability on access to primary health care in rural and remote British Columbia, Canada, Nadine Schuurman; The role of scale in conceptualizing primary health care practice: considering social and institutional structures and systems, Janine L. Wiles and Mark W. Rosenberg; Cloaked selective primary health care? Local observations of rural primary health care clinics in Perú, Leah Gold. Part 2 People: Geographies of family medicine: describing the family doctor's practice-based landscape of care, Gina Agarwal; The place of nursing in primary health care, Jennifer Lapum; Sandra Chen, Jessica Peterson, Doris Leung and Gavin J. Andrews; Reinventing primary care: the New Zealand case compared, Ross Barnett and Pauline Barnett; New health geographies of complementary, alternative and traditional medicines in primary health care, Daniel Hollenberg and Ivy Bourgeault. Part 3 Places and Settings: Considering the clinical environment: implications for practice and primary health care, Valorie A. Crookes and Gina Agarwal; Within and beyond clinics: primary health care and community participation, Robin Kearns and Pat Neuwelt; Providers of care in the home: sustainable partners in primary health care?, Nicole M. Yantzi and Mark W. Skinner; On the street: primary health care for difficult to reach populations, David Conradson and Graham Moon. Part 4 Agenda Setting: The geographies of primary health care: a summary and agenda, Valorie A. Crookes and Gavin J. Andrews; Index.


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