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Understanding Wellbeing: An Introduction for Students and Practitioners of Health and Social Care

Author: Knight, Anneyce; Allan McNaught
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Pub Date: 15/10/2011
ISBN: 9781908625007
Availability: In Stock
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Tutor: Adele Phillips
Department: School of Allied & Public Health Professions
Quick overview Understanding Wellbeing is an accessible introduction to the concept of wellbeing and its relevance to areas of health and social policy. Each chapter considers an aspect of wellbeing with an emphasis on conceptual clarity and the importance of reflective practice in this field.
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Understanding Wellbeing provides students, professionals and practitioners of health and social care with the essential resources for understanding and promoting wellbeing. The book includes case studies, activities and reflection points to engage the reader with both the theory and its practical application. The book provides an overview of the concept of wellbeing and its relationship with and role in health, including: *Psychological aspects of wellbeing - mind/body influences, psychology, spirituality *Physical aspects of wellbeing - food, exercise, genetics, health promotion *Social approaches to wellbeing - social policy, culture, environment, housing, education, information The Editors: Anneyce Knight is Senior Lecturer at the University of Greenwich Allan McNaught is Principal Lecturer at the University of Greenwich. The authors are a multi-professional group of health academics with considerable national and international experience across the statutory and non-statutory sectors.

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