Health and Well-Being Across the Life Course
- Mary Larkin - De Montfort University, UK, Open University, UK
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.
'I think there will be a lot of interest in this book. Its key selling point is the author's interdisciplinary approach and the clarity with which she pulls it together' -
Sally Robinson, Canterbury Christ Church University
'Mary Larkin's book is written in an accessible style which is suitable for first year undergraduate students but also allows more advanced students to appreciate the topic. The chapter overviews, activities and discussion points enable the reader to embed the information from each of the chapters. I will be recommending this book to my students' -
Jayne Evans, Staffordshire University
'This is a useful background book for all students interested in health, wellbeing and ageing. Well-referenced, it looks at factors such as employment, smoking, recreational drug use and relationships that affect the course of our lives. As a student, this book has informed a number of my essays.
Each chapter offers an overview, introduction, discussion of health and wellbeing at that particular stage of life, and specific risks to health and wellbeing. The discussion points are an opportunity for reflection and further study. I found the seven-page glossary particularly useful.'
This book harnesses evidence from a growing body of research, particularly on prenatal health and associations with health in later life. It contains information that nurses can use to reflect on their practice and assist them when communicating health promotion messages to clients using an holistic approach.
Thanks, I adopted this text for 2022 delivery, however, it is a bit dated now. Thanks again.
Brilliant book. Essential for the module.
Mary Larkin, emphasizes the importance of public health within todays contemporary society. Given the advancement of health care, the book explores public health and well-being from a life course perspective; acknowledging that the human race is living longer with chronic conditions and thus, acknowledges the importance of recognizing that individuals despite their age can benefit from effective health promotion and brief interventions. This is an excellent book, and has proved to be a great resource for me as an academic, in delivering public health lectures within pre-registration nurse education.
This is an excellent text which supports students to make sense of human growth and development
This is an excellent text which supports students in understandign human growth and development
suitable as reference book for Public Health students.
This an excellent text for undergraduate students to understand the health needs of individuals at different stages of life. The text is easy to understand in bite-sized chunks.