Anne McMurray and Jill Clendon advance the discussion of health as a product of the interaction between people and their environment. The social, cultural and political determinants that affect individual and community health are explored from a multidisciplinary perspective and based on extensive research. Gender and cultural inclusiveness provide an essential backdrop to evidence-based policy, research and the provision of equitable health care for all.
Written in an engaging style, this new edition features a common case study running throughout the text. ‘The Miller Family’ case study evolves so that the issues examined in each chapter are played out by each of the family members. The extended family crosses Australia and New Zealand and provides examples of Primary Health Care issues in both countries including accessing care, child health services, adolescent health, contemporary family issues, ageing, cultural support and inclusive healthcare.