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Unequal Lives: Health and Socioeconomic Inequalities

Unequal Lives: Health and Socioeconomic Inequalities Hilary Graham Open University Press, 2006 ISBN: 978 0 335 21369 6 £19.99 Reviewed by: Nilamadhab Kar, MD, DPM, DNB Consultant Psychiatrist, Wolverhampton City Primary Care Trust; Resource Person, Quality of Life Research and Development Foundation, UK Surendra P Singh Consultant Psychiatrist, Mental Health Directorate, Wolverhampton City Primary Care Trust, Steps to Health, Showell Circus, Wolverhampton, UK and Reader in Mental Health, Centre for Health and Social Care Improvement, University of Wolverhampton, UK Health and socio-economic inequalities are ubiquitous. Unequal Lives: Health and Socioeconomic Inequalities bridges the link between the two in an interesting and comprehensive way. Arranged in three parts and 11 chapters, the layout of the book is intuitively sensible and the key messages are well presented. It gives up-to-date information in an accessible way, using a variety of formats: tables, boxes and graphs. Of particular interest are the explanatory models of social determinants of health, discussed using flow charts. The book makes good reference to key authors and recently-published articles. Overall, the book achieves its objective to be a valuable resource in this intrinsically complex area. The author describes various challenges in building the bridge between the two sciences while highlighting the increasing need for http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care Pier Professional

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Hilary Graham Open University Press, 2006 ISBN: 978 0 335 21369 6 £19.99 Reviewed by: Nilamadhab Kar, MD, DPM, DNB Consultant Psychiatrist, Wolverhampton City Primary Care Trust; Resource Person, Quality of Life Research and Development Foundation, UK Surendra P Singh Consultant Psychiatrist, Mental Health Directorate, Wolverhampton City Primary Care Trust, Steps to Health, Showell Circus, Wolverhampton, UK and Reader in Mental Health, Centre for Health and Social Care Improvement, University of Wolverhampton, UK Health and socio-economic inequalities are ubiquitous. Unequal Lives: Health and Socioeconomic Inequalities bridges the link between the two in an interesting and comprehensive way. Arranged in three parts and 11 chapters, the layout of the book is intuitively sensible and the key messages are well presented. It gives up-to-date information in an accessible way, using a variety of formats: tables, boxes and graphs. Of particular interest are the explanatory models of social determinants of health, discussed using flow charts. The book makes good reference to key authors and recently-published articles. Overall, the book achieves its objective to be a valuable resource in this intrinsically complex area. The author describes various challenges in building the bridge between the two sciences while highlighting the increasing need for

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Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social CarePier Professional

Published: Dec 1, 2008

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