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Symposium on Women''s Health.

By: Hunt, Lynne.
Contributor(s): McNamara, Beverley | Clark, Eileen.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Maleny : eContent Management Pty Ltd, 2003Description: 1 online resource (108 p.).ISBN: 9781921729577.Subject(s): Aging | Breast -- Cancer | Women -- Health and hygieneGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Symposium on Women''s Health: Breast Health - Health and AgeingDDC classification: 613/.04244 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Table of Contents; Editorial; Guest Editorial - Women''s health symposium; Heart disease and mid-age women: Focusing on gender and age; The big picture: The health and well-being of three generations of women in rural and remote areas of Australia; Education and the resolution of teenage pregnancy in Australia; ''Thoroughly modern mothers'': Maternal aspirations and declining mortality on the Lihir islands, Papua; ''There are orphans in Africa still looking for my hands'': African women refugees and the sources of emotional distress
''Now we can drink, too'': Changing drinking practices among Polish-Australian womenStrategies for teaching the sociological imagination to medical students: The role of embodiment; ''Who cares about Marx, Weber and Durkheim?'': Social theory and the changing face of medicine; Book Reviews
Summary: This book provides excellent information on women''s breast health and health and ageing in women. While the links between social capital and good health are widely recognised by health sociologists, few studies look specifically at older people. The examination of social capital in ageing in this symposium informs this lack and demonstrates a different way of understanding old age - it challenges the stereotypes of ageing by focusing on wellness and resilience in old age.
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Table of Contents; Editorial; Guest Editorial - Women''s health symposium; Heart disease and mid-age women: Focusing on gender and age; The big picture: The health and well-being of three generations of women in rural and remote areas of Australia; Education and the resolution of teenage pregnancy in Australia; ''Thoroughly modern mothers'': Maternal aspirations and declining mortality on the Lihir islands, Papua; ''There are orphans in Africa still looking for my hands'': African women refugees and the sources of emotional distress

''Now we can drink, too'': Changing drinking practices among Polish-Australian womenStrategies for teaching the sociological imagination to medical students: The role of embodiment; ''Who cares about Marx, Weber and Durkheim?'': Social theory and the changing face of medicine; Book Reviews

This book provides excellent information on women''s breast health and health and ageing in women. While the links between social capital and good health are widely recognised by health sociologists, few studies look specifically at older people. The examination of social capital in ageing in this symposium informs this lack and demonstrates a different way of understanding old age - it challenges the stereotypes of ageing by focusing on wellness and resilience in old age.

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