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International Journal of Nursing Education
Year : 2015, Volume : 7, Issue : 3
First page : ( 61) Last page : ( 63)
Print ISSN : 0974-9349. Online ISSN : 0974-9357.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-9357.2015.00135.X

Lifestyle a Social Production of Disease

Rattani Salma Amin*

Assistant Professor and Director, BScN Programme, Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery, Stadium Road, Karachi, Pakistan

*Corresponding author: Salma Amin Rattani, Assistant Professor and Director BScN Programme Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery, Stadium Road, Karachi 74800, Pakistan. Contact No.: +92 21 34865403, Email: rattani@ualberta.ca

Abstract

Individuals’ actions are blamed for being at highest risk for ill health, even when their choices have been constrained by public policies and corporate practices. Whereas, there is a relationship between lifestyle and health inequities which is be briefly explored in this paper. It also covers the emergence of lifestyle as a concept and concludes that instead of just targeting individuals to change lifestyle, strategies should also be employed to improve their social determinants of health.

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Keywords

LifestyleInequitiesAccess to HealthNon-Communicable Diseases.

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