WellbeingPolicy and practice
Aug 2014 , 152 pp
Aug 2014 , 152 pp
The concept of wellbeing is currently being explored globally, with policy
makers debating how to use and measure wellbeing beyond the traditional means
that focus upon material and economic indicators.
This book details the contemporary research evidence base for health and wellbeing within the global context and discusses how this improved knowledge can be applied to both healthcare policy and practice. It discusses and analyses the many different but inter-facing arguments around wellbeing and its relevance in the modern world.
Written by a multi-professional group of health and wellbeing academics who have extensive national and international experience across the statutory and non-statutory sectors, the book is essential reading for healthcare professionals and policy makers looking for a comprehensive and up-to-date summary of the latest research and practice in the field of wellbeing.
1. Introduction (Knight, La Placa, McNaught)
Part One Wellbeing: Policy and Practice
2. Wellbeing in Economics, Psychology and Health Sciences: A Contested Category (Carlos Moreno-Leguizamon)
3. Wellbeing: A New Policy Phenomenon? (La Placa, Knight)
4. The Role of Health and Wellbeing Boards (Surindar Dhesi)
Part Two Wellbeing: Contextualised
5. The Living Environment and Wellbeing: Wicked Problems, Wicked Solutions? (Jill Stewart, Jim Gritton)
6. The Wellbeing of Gypsies and Travellers (David Smith, Margaret Greenfields)
7. Wellbeing and Older People (Knight, La Placa, Patricia Schofield)
8. Blue Space and Wellbeing (Knight, Jill Stewart, Maureen Rhoden, Nevin Mehmet, Lynn Baxter)
9. Green Space and Wellbeing (Nevin Mehmet, Christine Stacey)
10. A Global Glimpse: Wellbeing and Islam (McNaught)
11. Conclusion (La Placa, Knight, McNaught)