The health challenges facing people around the world today are diverse, yet we all share common needs for physical, psychological, and social well-being. It is these factors that drive the study and mission of global health.
Wellness around the World: An International Encyclopedia of Health Indicators, Practices, and Issues serves as a broad introduction to the field of global health. Volume 1 includes a collection of accessibly written entries covering a wide variety of integral topics in this multidisciplinary subject. Readers will discover how various factors interact with one another to form a complex and multilayered picture of health around the world. Volume 2 features profiles of every country on Earth, detailing each nation’s unique health landscape and pressing health concerns. These profiles, which follow a standardized format, allow readers to compare and contrast multiple countries and regions. This set also includes a collection of 10 in-depth interviews with researchers and activists working to improve health around the globe, offering readers a look at how abstract concepts and principles are applied to foster real-world change.
- Entries examine the expansive field of global health from a variety of angles, providing holistic and well-balanced coverage of this complex subject
- Profiles of 195 countries utilize a standardized format to examine the common factors that contribute to a nation's well-being, such as healthcare infrastructure, prevalent diseases and conditions, and diet and nutrition, while also touching on particular issues and concerns unique to each country
- Interviews with relevant researchers, activists, and experts help answer readers' questions and provide additional "human interest" appeal
- A list of further readings at the end of each entry guides readers toward additional resources and serves as a gateway to more in-depth study