Understanding Men and Health: Masculinities, Identity and Well-being (Paperback)Steve Robertson (author)
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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
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 chapterThe book uses interviews with men and health professionals, to explore the key aspects of men's health and healthcare delivery. Although set within the UK context, it also has wider resonance as it considers how men conceptualize health, how this becomes embodied, the importance of relationships and emotions in men's preventative health practices, and the socially contingent nature of men's engagement with preventative health care services.
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.
Publisher: Open University Press
Number of pages: 192
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 13 mm
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