Understanding Men's Health
Masculinities, Identity and Well-Being
AUTHOR: Robertson, Steve
PUBLISHER: McGraw-Hill Education
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"Men's health texts are hard to find - delighted this text addresses issues like access to health services."
Margaret McLoone, Sligo Institute of Technology, Ireland
"Steve Robertson has written a valuable book that will serve as an excellent introduction to social science perspectives on the links between masculinities and men's health ... The book is clearly written and the coverage of existing literature is excellent. I have no hesitation in recommending it to all those wishing to extend their understanding of masculinities and health."
Professor Lesley Doyal, Journal of Men's Health
"This book offers something very different; it is easy to read and is set out in a logical order. The chapters have sub-headings, which enable the reader to either read the book by subject, or from cover to cover depending on reading style. The book offers an excellent description and analysis of concepts and issues relating to gender and its effect on engagement with health services. Each chapter is drawn together with a summary, key points and also additional suggestions for improving practice ... This book is a useful resource and a timely reminder to view each patient or client holistically and in a humane way."
Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
- How do men understand 'health'?
- What do men consider to be the role of health services in helping them stay well?
- What inhibits or facilitates men's engagement with health services?
Importantly the book:
- Incorporates the views of disabled and gay men to highlight issues of diversity
- Draws out key implications for health promotion work with men
- Includes 'key points for practice' within each chapter
Understanding Men and Health will be of particular interest to academics, students and researchers in nursing, health, sociology and gender studies as well as to pre- registration and post-registration health professionals with an interest in men and health.
PUBLICATION DATE: 9/1/2007
CATEGORY: Health & Fitness