Social Epidemiology: Changing Diseases Critique

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  • Created on: 09-01-19 11:48

Social Epidemiology: Changing Diseases Critique


  • Acknowledges that health problems change with the changes in contributing factors
  • Fosters more focus on health promotion and prevention, rather than just caring for sick
  • Emphasises the importance of diversity and local knowledge rather than universal concepts and diagnosis
  • Wide evidence for health inequalities at different structures in the population e.g. income levels


  • Increase in non-communicable diseases means a lifestyle approach is more applicable
  • Shift over time from structural/core-enviornmental issues to individual choices


Helps understand the factors underlying changes in disease however a lifestyle approach should still be focussed upon to reflect the changing health issues 


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