Why are social sciences important to #meded?
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WHO European review of social determinants of health and the health divide : The Lancet

WHO European review of social determinants of health and the health divide. By - Prof Sir Michael Marmot FRCPet al.

"Action is needed—on the social determinants of health, across the life course, and in wider social and economic spheres—to achieve greater health equity and protect future generations."

 

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Professor Sir Michael Marmot in conversation with ANU academics

Michael Marmot's presentation starts 6 minutes in and lasts 30 minutes. It's essential viewing. 

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Our young campaigners on child neglect - Action for Children

Action for Children's Young Campaigners read our new report, 'Child neglect in 2011', then put it into their own words and images. This is their film. 

What is child neglect? This short film summarises the Action for Children report. 

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Health Inequalities - Social Determinants of Health Film (Glasgow)

How can local people be involved in improving the areas that they live in? This film explores projects in Glasgow.

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Josephine Boland's comment, March 15, 2013 2:47 PM
Calling for an integrated approach to public policy, with a focus on improving health and well being. Important for medical students (and educators) to appreciate the bigger picture.
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Health Inequalities - Social Determinants of Health Film (Copenhagen)

This short film explores what is being done to address the social determinants of health in Copenhagen, Denmark. What could be done where you live?

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Hans Rosling: Stats that reshape your worldview | Video on TED.com

What influences health on a global scale? Watch Hans Rosling for 15 minutes to learn.

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The first few years of our lives have a very big impact

This is a short film which tells the stort of how Luke has been helped by the children's charity Barnardos.

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Making The Connections: Our City, Our Society, Our Health

Health is about more than having access to doctors, drugs and hospitals. Our health is shaped by a complex set of interconnected and dynamic social factors. 

This short video is a great introduction to the social determinants of health.

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MelissaRossman's curator insight, August 30, 2013 10:52 AM

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The fiendish puzzle of health inequities

This is a report about Marmot's visit to Canada. It is a short news article, with some good links, with ideas about what doctors can do to help address these problems. 

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Marmot: What can doctors do about health inequalities?

Epidemiologist, Sir Michael Marmot, published a leading report on health inequalities, 'Fair Society, Healthy Lives' published in 2010. This is a very bshort interview with him about the main findings and what doctors can do. 

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Jordan's story to influence his peers to stop smoking | Facebook

This is Jordan's story of why he started smoking and why he wants to stop. This video is posted to Aneurin Bevan health Board's Facebook page, but unfortunately isn't available anywhere else.

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Lives on the Line

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This interactive map shows how life expectancy varies along London tube lines. 

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Nicholas Christakis: The Sociological Science Behind Social Networks and Social Influence

If You're So Free, Why Do You Follow Others? The Sociological Science Behind Social Networks and Social Influence. Nicholas Christakis, Professor of Medical Sociology, Medicine and Sociology at Harvard University.

 

This is long for YouTube but it is worth it... believe me:) 

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Poor kids: children describe lives of poverty - video

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Children living in some of the most deprived parts of Britain describe what it is like growing up in poor housing with little money..

 

How should doctors respond to this? What can we do to help?.

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The Stigma and stereotypes of poverty

This film explores some of the stereotypes and stigma media coverage can reinforce, from the perspective of those with experience of poverty. 

Does it help you to understand the concept of stigma?

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