A Reader in Promoting Public Health
- Jenny Douglas - The Open University
- Sarah Earle - The Open University
- Stephen Handsley - The Open University
- Linda J Jones - The Open University
- Cathy E Lloyd - The Open University
- Sue Spurr - The Open University
Public Health | Public Health Education & Health Promotion
The book is organised into five sections, each with an accessible and student-friendly introduction that pulls together the key themes and issues:
- Back to the future? Reflections on multidisciplinary public health takes stock of the scope and ambition of contemporary public health;
- Research for evidence-based practice explores research methods, tools and techniques for developing effective public health practice;
- Promoting health through public policy examines policy challenges, responses and key debates at national, international and global level :
- Promoting public health at a local level explores public health and health promotion in a participatory and community context;
- Public health for the 21st century: whose voices? whose values? examines debates which expose alternative futures, priorities and boundaries for public health work.
This second edition includes new material on health inequalities, health protection, social marketing and health promotion, as well as highlighting the practical requirements of public health work through 'grass roots' accounts of practice. It will be essential reading for all students of public health and health promotion, as well as for health and social care professionals.
This is a well laid out book which covers a variety of topics in 5 broad sections. The chapters and articles within each section are well structured and manageable in terms of the topics they cover and the content is covered clearly and informatively - a straightforward read. It does help having some background knowledge of health promotion when using it, but many new areas are included that give pause for thought (e.g. terrorism)
This book provides a useful insight into different aspects of public health, and will help students develop their learning on issues relating to public health and beyond.
It adds a new dimension to public health studies
Adds a different dimension to public health studies
Recommended as additional reading for course
An excellent book covering key areas in the multidisciplinary field of Public Health. Sections on Global Public Health are very relevant to the 21st Century. This book will supplement texts on the MSc Public Health and Health Promotion and MSc Ageing Studies courses.
This book should be a resource for every health professional
Nursing students have referred to this text within class discussions and in submitted work. Content encourages critical analysis and supports curriculum.
Excellent selection of articles and texts. This book will prove very useful in supplementing classroom teaching with guided reading on the public health programme
Used to support delivery of some elements of the session and recommended to students
Also used for a different course- Public Health and Social Change MSc
New to the 2nd Edition:
- The new edition has been written to meet the demands of undergraduates as opossed to just postgraduates with the previous edition
- New material includes: health inequalities, health protection, social marketing and health and health promotion
- The book highlights throughout the practical requirements of public health work through practice
- The new edition includes stronger editorial commentary in the part-opening sections. These identify key themes and reflective content.