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Well-being between gender inequalities and health
Journal Title: SALUTE E SOCIETÀ 
Author/s: Rita Biancheri 
Year:  2011 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  19 Pg. 95-113 FullText PDF:  704 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SES2011-003007
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Up to now, in the traditional biomedical paradigm the terms "sex" and "gender" have either been used synonymously and the insertion of gender among the determining elements of conditions of wellbeing/disease has been difficult, and obstructed by disciplinary rigidities that retarded the acceptance of an approach which had already been largely found to be valid in other areas of research. The effected simplification demonstrated its limitations in describing the theme of health; but if, on the one hand, there has been a growing awareness of a subject which can in no way be considered "neutral", on the other hand there continues to be insufficient attention, both in theoretical analysis and in empirical research, given to female differences. The article is intended to support that the sick individual is a person, with his/her genetic heritage, his/her own cultural acquisitions and personal history, and own surrounding life context; but these and similar factors have not traditionally been taken into consideration by official medicine and welfare systems, despite a hoped-for socio-health integration.
Keywords: Gender, socio-health integration, life context, well-being, welfare systems, inequities.

Rita Biancheri, Well-being between gender inequalities and health in "SALUTE E SOCIETÀ" 3/2011, pp. 95-113, DOI:10.3280/SES2011-003007

   

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