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Context and environment: The value of considering lay epidemiology

Olsen, Anna; Banwell, Cathy


"Risk" and "risk behavior" have become key terms in public health. Largely based on epidemiological categories, risk terminology in public health tends to describe health problems at the individual level. Criticisms of individualized risk discourse include the failure of these concepts of risk to address broader determinants of health. Juxtaposing "expert" and "lay" perceptions of hepatitis C viral infection we discuss the importance of social, political, and economic conditions in shaping...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Book chapter
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-415921-1.00008-7


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