LEC07 - LEC07 Oct 4th 2010 Population, Health and Health...

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LEC07 Oct 4 th 2010 Population, Health and Health Care II: Contemporary Perspectives See pg 281-285 1. What is mean by the term “well-being”? 2. What factors affect well being? 3. What is geographical about well being? WELL BEING -refers to the extent to which individuals and groups have access to the resources and services required to meet their needs and aspirations [economic, social, psychological] -related to “quality of life” ‘liveability’ -components of well-being include necessities (food, shelter, health) non necessities *What factors make our cities, society more or less liveable? FOCUS ON ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE MEDICAL GEOGRAPHY -the georgrahic ex spatial contest of health [spatial patterns and processes of health and medical well- being] The 4 DS Distribution -spatial patterns of health, disease etc Diffusion- spread of disease over space Determinants- factors affecting health status ex pollution levels Delivery- provision of health care services [where to locate emergency centres/hospitals]
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