Flinders University Flinders Academic Commons
 

Flinders Academic Commons >
Flinders Digital Archive >
School of Medicine >
Paramedic and Social Health Sciences >
James Smith >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/2969

Title: Addressing men's health policy concerns in Australia: what can be done?
Authors: Smith, James
Keywords: Health policy
Men and health
Issue Date: 10-Oct-2007
Publisher: BioMed Central - http://www.biomedcentral.com
Citation: Smith, J. 2008 Addressing men's health policy concerns in Australia: what can be done? Australia and New Zealand Health Policy, 4:20
Abstract: There is a lack of consensus about what men's health constitutes in Australia. The absence of a widely accepted definition has been problematic for establishing state and national men's health policies. I consider that one impediment to the implementation of state and federal men's health policies has been a lack of willingness to approach men's health from a broad public health perspective. In particular, scant attention has been paid to exploring lay perspectives of how men define and understand health, and in turn, how these relate to significant policy problems such as men's health service use. I conclude by suggesting that a focus on men's lay perspectives of their health emerging from the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland provides a useful framework to guide men's health policy discussion in Australia.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/2969
ISSN: 1743-8462
Appears in Collections:James Smith

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
SmithJ.pdf233.98 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

 

Valid XHTML 1.0! DSpace Software Copyright © 2002-2010  Duraspace - Feedback