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Descriptor English: Social Determination of Health
Descriptor Spanish: Determinación Social de la Salud
Descriptor Portuguese: Determinação Social da Saúde
Descriptor French: Détermination Sociale de la Santé
Tree number(s): SP5.001.002.008.100
Scope note: Theoretical scheme that remains a constant of paradigmatic identification associated with the notion that health and disease phenomena are both biological and social phenomena, in addition to the fact that, to understand the health conditions of populations, it is necessary to understand the dynamics and processes that structure human societies. The idea of social determination of health therefore presupposes the discussion about the relationships between the individual and society (and the nature of society itself) but, in a certain way, transcends it by placing the issue of the historicity of the processes and the way of enhancement of the phenomena as a core issue. (https://bit.ly/3drhdQb)
Annotation: Do not confuse with SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
HI history
SN statistics & numerical data
TD trends
History Note: 2021
DeCS ID: 59589
Unique ID: DDCS059589
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date of Entry: 2021/02/19
Social Determination of Health - Preferred
Concept UI FD00065750
Scope note Theoretical scheme that remains a constant of paradigmatic identification associated with the notion that health and disease phenomena are both biological and social phenomena, in addition to the fact that, to understand the health conditions of populations, it is necessary to understand the dynamics and processes that structure human societies. The idea of social determination of health therefore presupposes the discussion about the relationships between the individual and society (and the nature of society itself) but, in a certain way, transcends it by placing the issue of the historicity of the processes and the way of enhancement of the phenomena as a core issue. (https://bit.ly/3drhdQb)
Preferred term Social Determination of Health



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