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Health and Well-Being Across the Life Course

Health and Well-Being Across the Life Course

  • Mary Larkin - De Montfort University, UK, Open University, UK

January 2013 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Using a life course approach, the main chapters in this truly original and enlightening text focus on health and well-being during each of our life stages. A wide range of contemporary literature from disciplines such as public health, sociology, epidemiology and social policy are drawn upon to examine key health and well-being issues in these stages, and to illustrate how health effects can accumulate across the life course. Interactive activities based on the text and on extracts from primary sources are used to encourage critical reflection and debate.

Mary Larkin's book will be essential reading for students on the many courses that need an understanding of health and well-being across all age groups. It will also be an invaluable resource for those in the health and social care sector as well as practitioners working in the field.

Studying Health and Well-Being across the Life Course
Beginnings: Prenatal Health
Health and Well-Being in Childhood
Health and Well-Being in Adolescence
Health and Well-Being and Young Adulthood
Health and Well-Being in Midlife
Health and Well-Being in Old Age

This book is now listed as 'recommended' across a range of units on the programme. The interdisciplinary approach is very useful for our students.

Ms Lisa Appleyard-Keeling
Sch of Health, Psychology & Soc Care, Manchester Metropolitan University
October 25, 2015

nice background reading to lifespan development

Mrs Margaret Gough
Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, Coventry University
February 8, 2015

This book will be recommended for our undergraduate students. It is written in an accessible and thought-provoking way to enable students to have a wider understanding of the topics, and to develop their critical thinking skills.

Mrs Coralie Roll
School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of East Anglia
January 20, 2015

This is a useful book to supplement the teaching to enable students to understand about health and Well being.

Ms Susan Dray
Life Sciences and Education, University of South Wales
January 5, 2015

An excellent multi-discipline approach to the subject taken for each life-course stage. The book is set out in a very accessible format for under graduates with lots of side headings and comment boxes and advice for further study. The chapter overviews provide a quick reference point for students. Each chapter can be used to guide students to areas for individual study, provide homework tasks and make links between the various factors impacting on health and illness across and between different stages of the life-course. Definitely recommended reading for my students.

Mrs Vicki Tait
Education , City of Sunderland College
October 20, 2014

Really beneficial for Health Visitors , School Nurses and student Nurses

Mrs Lisa Paduch
Faculty of Health & Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University
August 5, 2015

Written in a very accessible style. Can be used widely within the undergraduate modules.

Ms Ros Sanders
Faculty of health and science, University of Cumbria
July 1, 2014

Not as useful as first thought for Sports courses, though will supplement evidence for units on health and wellbeing. More suited to Health and Social Care.
Nice touch with the discussion boxes, definite use for this in lessons for deeper learning and assessment of understanding

Miss Hanna Storey
Sport and Public Services, NEW College Pontefract
June 24, 2014

An interesting book using life course perspectives to inform the care of older people.

Dr Leah Macaden
School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health, Stirling University
June 2, 2014

A very well structured text providing a sound theoretical framework in which to consider occupation and participation in relation to health and well being across the life span. The discussion points provide a good basis for workshops and are useful to promote further discussion of the wider issues each chapter raises.

Ms Diane Cotterill
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, York St John University College
May 13, 2014

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