Time and Times: The Times in Which We Live As A Social Determinant of Health
|Jones, Nora L.
|Where someone lives, how much education they have, their income, all are recognized as social determinants of health, and as being of greater importance in their overall health status and outcomes than are their doctors and medicines. But all of these are affected by times in which they have lived. These encompass the physical world, the social forms, institutions, economic activities, material goods, the customs, beliefs, morals, laws, norms, and arts of the world in which we move, and all change over time. The experiences of a body moving through time alter that body in direct and indirect ways, to create change that is persistent through time. A patient might reasonably say "to understand me you need to understand the times in which I have lived." Similarly the health of a population can only be fully understood if the history of that population is considered. A case study of an individual within a specific population is used to illustrate these points.
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|Time and Times: The Times in Which We Live As A Social Determinant of Health
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