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A Dictionary of Public Health

A Dictionary of Public Health

ISBN: 9780195160901
Published by: Oxford University Press

An invaluable desk reference for busy public health practitioners, A Dictionary of Public Health is an alphabetical listing of almost 5,000 words and phrases used in public health science and practice. It offers definitions, discussion, and an occasional brief commentary on the relevance of each term to people and their health. This volume is a trusted resource for answers to questions that arise in the course of public health practice, whether in the office or in the field, in interactions with the public... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Acute Mental Health Care in the Community

Acute Mental Health Care in the Community

ISBN: 9781861561893
Published by: John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Focuses on the aspect of community mental health care. This text examines the issues surrounding the provision of home treatment to individuals as an alternative to psychiatric admission. Divided into three parts, it discusses current practice in the UK, then describes some of the clinical approaches and interventions used in home treatment.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Advancing Health Literacy

Advancing Health Literacy

ISBN: 9780787984335
Published by: John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Advancing Health Literacy addresses the crisis in health literacy in the United States and around the world. This book thoroughly examines the critical role of literacy in public health and outlines a practical, effective model that bridges the gaps between health education, health promotion, and health communication. Step by step, the authors outline the theory and practice of health literacy from a public health perspective. This book covers the history of health literacy, theoretical foundations of healt... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Aging and Chronic Disorders

Aging and Chronic Disorders

ISBN: 9780387708560
Published by: Springer

Aging and Chronic Disease focuses on the most prevalent conditions affecting older adults (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, low back pain, and fibromyalgia). This book is a major resource for clinicians and students in primary care, gerontology, nursing, rehabilitation, epidemiology, public health, and mental health. Public health administrators and policymakers should find important insights here as well.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Alcohol and Human Health

Alcohol and Human Health

ISBN: 9780199237357
Published by: Oxford University Press

Alcohol and Human Health explores the science behind drinking alcohol and its effects on human health. It examines the global health and accident statistics relating to drinking, the basic chemistry of the ethanol molecule, and the effects of drinking alcohol on behaviour, motor control and memory.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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An Introduction to Public Health and Epidemiology

An Introduction to Public Health and Epidemiology

ISBN: 9780335216246
Published by: Open University Press

What are epidemiology and public health? What is the nature of public health evidence and knowledge? What strategies can be used to protect and improve health? This book provides a multi-professional introduction to the key concepts in public health and epidemiology. It emphasizes on developing public health skills.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Analytical Models for Decision-Making

Analytical Models for Decision-Making

ISBN: 9780335218455
Published by: Open University Press

Describes the quantitative and qualitative methods that help decision-makers to structure and clarify difficult problems and to explore the implications of pursuing different options. This book examines: models and decision-making in health care; methods for clarifying complex decisions; and, models for service planning and resource allocation.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Are We Ready?

Are We Ready?

ISBN: 9780520250383
Published by: University Presses of California, Columbia and Pri

Analyzes the impact of 9/11, the anthrax attacks that followed, and preparations for a possible smallpox attack on the nation's public health infrastructure. This book explores the extent to which these emergencies permanently altered the political, cultural, and organizational life of the country.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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As They See it

As They See it

ISBN: 9781905068074
Published by: Adonis & Abbey Publishers Ltd

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Awareness and Influence in Health and Social Care

Awareness and Influence in Health and Social Care

ISBN: 9781846190759
Published by: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd

Covers various kinds of influential activity and teaches you how to make the most of almost every opportunity across all levels. Useful for health and social care professionals, this title includes tips, checklists and developmental exercises.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Birth Centres

Birth Centres

ISBN: 9780750654975
Published by: Elsevier Health Sciences

Birth centres are midwifery's answer to the increasing medicalisation of maternity care. This book discusses the issues surrounding birth centres in England, the Edgware Birth Centre as a well-researched case study, and birth centres across the world.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Cancer Activism

Cancer Activism

ISBN: 9780252031984
Published by: University of Illinois Press

The first book to compare the breast cancer and prostate cancer movements, Cancer Activism explores the interplay among advocacy, the media, and public perception of the diseases. Karen M. Kedrowski and Marilyn Stine Sarow analyze the efforts of breast cancer and prostate cancer activist groups over a nearly twenty-year period to show how these groups continue to be successful in sustaining or increasing federal spending on gender-related cancers. In tracing the rise of each movement, Cancer Activism explor... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Cancer Atlas of the UK

Cancer Atlas of the UK

ISBN: 9781403996459
Published by: Palgrave Macmillan

This atlas describes the observed geographical patterns in cancer incidence and mortality across the whole of the UK and Ireland and relates them to variations in known or suspected risk factors and to levels of socio-economic deprivation. The inclusion of charts, tables and maps with data at the health authority level provides a detailed picture of the geographical variation, by sex where appropriate, in 21 common, cancers (which account for around 90 per cent of all cancers). Maps display the geographical... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Case Studies in Ethics and HIV Research

Case Studies in Ethics and HIV Research

ISBN: 9780387713618
Published by: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

There has been a consistent interest in ethical issues arising in the context of HIV research. Ongoing international and multi-site studies and the continuing search for an HIV vaccine continue to prompt examination of how this research is conducted, how participants are engaged in the studies, and the obligations of the researchers to individual participants and their communities during the course of and following the conclusion of the research. Each chapter is authored primarily by one of the editors (... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Case Studies in Global Health

Case Studies in Global Health

ISBN: 9780763746209
Published by: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc

Case Studies in Global Health: Millions Saved consists of 20 case studies, which illustrate real life, proven, large-scale success stories in global public health. Drawing from a rich evidence base, the accessible case write-ups highlight experiences in the scale up of health technologies, the strengthening of health systems, and the use of health education and policy change to achieve impressive reductions in disease and disability, even in the poorest countries. An overview chapter draws attention to the... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Changing Practice in Health and Social Care

Changing Practice in Health and Social Care

ISBN: 9780761964971
Published by: SAGE Publications Ltd

This Reader lays solid foundations for continuing professional development in the rapidly changing world of health and social care.A series of key articles explores current challenges facing practitioners across a broad spectrum of the caring professions.Changing Practice in Health and Social Care will be an essential resource for students and practitioners in health studies, nursing, social work and allied professions. It is a set book for The Open University course K302 Critical Practice in Health a... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Choices in Palliative Care

Choices in Palliative Care

ISBN: 9780387708744
Published by: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

Choices in Palliative Care will address the need for more information on the management of palliative care programs. Part I addresses the various settings where palliative care occurs, Part II addresses the specific disease management approach and quality of life care including cancer, heart disease, dementia and AIDS/HIV. Part III addresses specific issues in palliative care by population including minorities, the elderly, and children. While Part IV will address broader professional issues including devel... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Cigarettes, Nicotine and Health

Cigarettes, Nicotine and Health

ISBN: 9780803959477
Published by: SAGE Publications Inc

When smokers inhale smoke into their lungs, they take the drug nicotine into their bodies and brains, where it affects how the smokers feel and act. When smokers display their cigarettes, they are saying something symbolic and personal about themselves. And when smokers smoke, they put themselves at... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Coalitions and Partnerships in Community Health

Coalitions and Partnerships in Community Health

ISBN: 9780787987855
Published by: Jossey-Bass

Coalitions and Partnerships in Community Health is a step-by-step guide for building durable coalitions to improve community and public health. This important resource provides an in-depth, analytical, and practical approach to building, sustaining, and nurturing these complex organizations. Author Frances Dunn Butterfoss includes all the tools for success in collaborative work from a research- and practice-based stance. The book contains useful approaches to the issues, recommendations for action, resource... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Communicating Health and Illness

Communicating Health and Illness

ISBN: 9780761964759
Published by: SAGE Publications Ltd

In this book Richard Gwyn demonstrates the centrality of discourse analysis to an understanding of health and communication. Focusing on language and communication issues he demonstrates that it is possible to observe and analyze patterns in the ways in which health and illness are represented and articulated by both health professionals and lay people.Communicating Health and Illness: 7 Explores culturally validated notions of health and sickness and the medicalization of illness7 Surveys media re... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Community Based Participatory Research for Health

Community Based Participatory Research for Health

ISBN: 9780787964573
Published by: John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Many of the complex health and social problems that occur, such as HIV/AIDS, homelessness, environmental racism and violence, are ill-suited to traditional research approaches. Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) is community driven research. This book explains how to design and implement CBPR.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Comparative Health Policy in the Asia-Pacific

Comparative Health Policy in the Asia-Pacific

ISBN: 9780335214334
Published by: Open University Press

Based upon research from eight countries in the Asia-Pacific, this book analyses and compares their differing health policies. It probes various issues including - the ways that health care is financed and delivered across the region; the historical and institutional arrangements that impact upon health policy and health care; and more.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Controlling Communicable Disease

Controlling Communicable Disease

ISBN: 9780335218448
Published by: Open University Press

Examines the challenges facing different countries regarding surveillance; outbreak investigation; vaccines; and, specific infections including hepatitis, TB, influenza and gastroenteritis.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Culture, Health and Illness

Culture, Health and Illness

ISBN: 9780340914502
Published by: Hodder Education

Addresses the complex interactions between health, illness and culture by setting out anthropological theory, and integrating this with the practice of healthcare using real-life examples and case histories.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Debates and Dilemmas in Promoting Health

Debates and Dilemmas in Promoting Health

ISBN: 9781403902283
Published by: Palgrave Macmillan

Addressing the key debates surrounding health promotion, this study explores new horizons and raises controversial issues. With analysis from practitioners, policy makers and academics, it is the reader for the Open University course K301 - Promoting Health: Skills, Perspectives and Practice.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Designing and Conducting Cost-effectiveness Analyses in Medicine and Health

Designing and Conducting Cost-effectiveness Analyses in Medicine and Health

ISBN: 9780787960131
Published by: John Wiley and Sons Ltd

This volume, by a public health services researcher, is a hands-on guide to designing and conducting cost effectiveness studies - which determine which medical treatments or preventive strategies provide the most effective medical care at the least cost.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Designing and Conducting Health Surveys

Designing and Conducting Health Surveys

ISBN: 9780787975609
Published by: John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Written for students, teachers, researchers, and those who conduct health surveys. This title draws on the methodological research on survey design and insights and implications provided by cognitive research on question and questionnaire design in particular.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Dictionary of Public Health Promotion and Education

Dictionary of Public Health Promotion and Education

ISBN: 9780787969196
Published by: John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Written for public health professionals and students, the Dictionary of Public Health Promotion and Education, second edition, includes definitions for terms and concepts frequently used in public health education and promotion.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Differences in Activity Concentrations and Doses Between Domestic and

Differences in Activity Concentrations and Doses Between Domestic and

ISBN: 9780859514385
Published by: National Radiological Protection Board

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Drug Misuse and Dependence

Drug Misuse and Dependence

ISBN: 9780113222773
Published by: The Stationery Office Books (Agencies)

The nature of drug misuse and the delivery of health care have changed since the clinical guidelines were published in 1991. These clinical guidelines reflect these changes, as well as increased prominance of drug misuse on the national agenda.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Economic Evaluation

Economic Evaluation

ISBN: 9780335218479
Published by: Open University Press

Examines how to undertake economic evaluation of health care interventions in low, middle and high income countries. This book covers: ways in which economic evaluations might be structured; approaches to measuring and valuing costs and effects; interpreting and presenting evidence; and, appraising the quality of economic evaluations.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Engendering International Health

Engendering International Health

ISBN: 9780262692731
Published by: MIT Press Ltd

This volume presents the work of leading researchers on gender equity in international health. Growing economic inequalities reinforce social injustices, stall health gains, and deny good health to many.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Environment, Health and Sustainable Development

Environment, Health and Sustainable Development

ISBN: 9780335218417
Published by: Open University Press

One of the challenges for public health practitioners is to understand and try to modify the relationship between the environment and health in the face of development. This book examines the underlying concepts, the history of environmental health, and the key factors that affect public health including air pollution and water contamination.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Environmental Health Policy

Environmental Health Policy

ISBN: 9780335218431
Published by: Open University Press

Provides self-directed learning covering the issues in public health affecting low, middle and high income countries. This book provides a window onto environmental policy and its formulation.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Environments for Health

Environments for Health

ISBN: 9781853834769
Published by: James & James (Science Publishers) Ltd

The vast proportion of cash spent on health care by governments and individuals in the world is spent on systems that are based on a more or less Westernized acute care model. The imbalance of these systems, with their overemphasis on cure, as opposed to care and prevention or maintenance of health, is well documented. Salutogenic health care takes a holistic view of the individual as part of a social and environmental continuum rather than as an isolated packet of symptoms, and seeks to reassess the very m... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Epidemiology

Epidemiology

ISBN: 9780335200122
Published by: Open University Press

This book offers a comprehensive insight into the methods and principles of epidemiological study alongside an analysis of the broad context in which epidemiological work is undertaken. Chapters on sources of epidemiological data, on epidemiological study designs and on basic statistical measures for epidemiological studies are used to introduce the reader to the traditional underpinnings of epidemiological work. Attention then shifts to a wider canvas. Consideration is given to the critical reading of epid... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Epidemiology for the Uninitiated

Epidemiology for the Uninitiated

ISBN: 9780727916044
Published by: BMJ Publishing Group

This concise and readable book, now revised and updated, is an invaluable tool for all health care professionals and medical students whether they are getting to grips with epidemiology for the first time or as a practical revision aid for those needing to refresh or update their knowledge.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Epidemiology: An Introduction

Epidemiology: An Introduction

ISBN: 9780195135541
Published by: Oxford University Press, USA

Offers an account of thinking on epidemiologic study design, data analysis and interpretation. This book begins with an introduction to causal thinking and causal inference, leading into measures of disease occurrence and measures of effect. It also describes how to deal with confounding, the role of chance, and the exploration of interactions.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Essential Public Health

Essential Public Health

ISBN: 9781900603874
Published by: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd

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Ethics for Health Care

Ethics for Health Care

ISBN: 9780195551419
Published by: Oxford University Press

Considers ethics in the context of routine health care. Focusing on the interaction between the health provider and client, it draws on practical experience and contemporary issues in its exploration of the ethical choices that must be made in health care. C Berglund, University New Sth Wales.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Ethnicity, Race, and Health in Multicultural Societies

Ethnicity, Race, and Health in Multicultural Societies

ISBN: 9780198568179
Published by: Oxford University Press

Aims to convey the concepts of race and ethnicity and demonstrate how these can be applied in scientific research, policy making, health service planning, and health promotion. This book covers theory, yet practical application is emphasized through numerous examples, helping the reader to put the concepts into context.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Evaluating Health Promotion

Evaluating Health Promotion

ISBN: 9780198528807
Published by: Oxford University Press

This book sets the concepts in their historical context and highlights key issues in the evaluation of health promotion interventions. Commonly used qualitative and quantitative methods are described along with their problems and benefits. Practical examples from a variety of different social, economic, and cultural contexts are given. This edition includes new examples such as evaluating social marketing, and the difficulties of evaluating 'hidden' problems such as intimate partner violence.The book is... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Evaluation

Evaluation

ISBN: 9780335219155
Published by: Open University Press

Offers an examination of the key theories and principles underpinning approaches to evaluation. This book provides insights into dealing with some of the real-life challenges and complexities of evaluation, including: identifying indicators of success, developing an evaluation plan, ethical issues and making the most of findings.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Evolution of Evidence

Evolution of Evidence

ISBN: 9780309083089
Published by: National Academy Press

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Foundations of Health Psychology

Foundations of Health Psychology

ISBN: 9780333738580
Published by: Palgrave Macmillan

Foundations of Health Psychology provides an examination of the field of health psychology, examining the key ideas behind this emerging discipline and its subsequent development. Posing fundamental questions about the relationship between psychology and the wider cultural and social forces that shape theory and practice, the text encourages and develops critical thinking.The book is organised around six central themes covering the history of health psychology, psychobiology of health, health and behavio... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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From Syntax to Semantics

From Syntax to Semantics

ISBN: 9780893915261
Published by: Intellect Books

Machine translation is a central aspect of research in artificial intelligence. This book is written in the context of the Machine Translation (MT) project EUROTRA, a multi-lingual MT-project putting special emphasis on the definition of sematntic representation.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Gender, Race, Health

Gender, Race, Health

ISBN: 9780787976637
Published by: John Wiley and Sons Ltd

For faculty, students, and researchers in public health and the social sciences, this work addresses health disparities based on race and racism, and classism and gender and sexism. The authors apply social and behavioral science to inspect how these dimensions intersect to influence health and health care in the United States.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Genetics, Health Care and Public Policy

Genetics, Health Care and Public Policy

ISBN: 9780521529075
Published by: Cambridge University Press

Brings together the insights of genetic and molecular science to protect and improve public health.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Global Change and Health

Global Change and Health

ISBN: 9780335218486
Published by: Open University Press

To effectively address health concerns exceeds the capacity of individual countries acting alone through domestic institutions. This title covers issues such as: food, tobacco and pharmaceuticals; emerging infectious diseases; climate change; economy and trade; and, security and governance.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Global Perspectives on Health Promotion Effectiveness

Global Perspectives on Health Promotion Effectiveness

ISBN: 9780387709734
Published by: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

Global Perspectives on Health Promotion Effectiveness is intended to be a critical reflection on the state of health promotion effectiveness in practice around the world. It will define the meaning of health promotion from regional perspectives, and explore regional strengths and weaknesses in demonstrating effectiveness. The book will go on to consider issues in public health such as tobacco, mental health, obesity, urbanization, war, and social determinants in order to assess the role of effectiveness, an... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Habermas, Critical Theory and Health

Habermas, Critical Theory and Health

ISBN: 9780415191821
Published by: Taylor & Francis Ltd

The contribution of the German sociologist and philosopher Jurgen Habermas has proved seminal for attempts to understand the nature of social change in the context of global capitalism. This book provides an accessible introduction to his work and shows how his theories can be applied to a wide range of topics in the sociology of health and illness.This book will open up both new issues and new lines of empirical enquiry that will be of special interest to teachers and students of social theory and the s... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Handbook of Obesity Prevention: A Resource for Health Professionals

Handbook of Obesity Prevention: A Resource for Health Professionals

ISBN: 9780387478593
Published by: Springer

Analyzes the causes of Obesity, and sets out multilevel strategies for meeting it head-on. This handbook provides insights on issues, methods, and controversies in the field, focusing on opportunities for prevention, interventions and initiatives, and guidelines for planning and implementing programs and evaluating results.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Harm Reduction

Harm Reduction

ISBN: 9780761906889
Published by: SAGE Publications Inc

International contributors discuss the philosophical basis and history of harm reduction policies and examine their outcomes. With particular emphasis on the conflicts between public health systems, where most programmes are located, and a world-wide criminal justice system that further marginalizes drug users.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Health and Human Rights

Health and Human Rights

ISBN: 9780674023772
Published by: Harvard University Press

This collection of basic texts on health and human rights is designed to provide the practitioner, scholar, and advocate with easy access to key instruments of international law and policy that express the values of human rights for advancing health. This is a revised and expanded second edition of the edition published in 2004 as the first in a Series on Health and Human Rights produced by the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health and distri... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Health and Modernity

Health and Modernity

ISBN: 9780387377575
Published by: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

Demonstrates how the theoretical underpinnings of health promotion contribute to contemporary public health. Aimed at health promotion practitioners and social scientists, this book explains how health promotion is based on social theory and gives insights into the practice of health promotion.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Health Behavior and Health Education

Health Behavior and Health Education

ISBN: 9780787957155
Published by: John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Intended for use in public health and health education undergraduate and graduate programs.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Health Care Evaluation

Health Care Evaluation

ISBN: 9780335218493
Published by: Open University Press

Evaluation of health care can help determine which services should be provided and how they should best be organized and delivered. This book analyses health care interventions, from specific treatments to whole delivery systems, in terms of four key dimensions: effectiveness, efficiency, humanity and equity.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Health Change in the Asia-Pacific Region: Biocultural and Epidemiological Approaches

Health Change in the Asia-Pacific Region: Biocultural and Epidemiological Approaches

ISBN: 9780521837927
Published by: Cambridge University Press

A cohesive volume discussing health changes in the Asia-Pacific region over the last 20 years.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Health Communication

Health Communication

ISBN: 9780787982058
Published by: John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Provides an introduction to issues, theories, and topics in health communication. This book includes advanced topics for health communication practitioners, public health experts, researchers, and health care providers with an interest in this field.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Health Promoting Practice

Health Promoting Practice

ISBN: 9781403934116
Published by: Palgrave Macmillan

This companion volume to Health Promotion: Professional Perspectives, considers in more depth the health promotion role of nurses and Allied Health Professions (AHPs). Health promotion, within the broader framework of public health, is considered to be more effective when comprehensive approaches are adopted.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Health Promotion

Health Promotion

ISBN: 9780748745272
Published by: Nelson Thornes Ltd

As with the previous edition, the central theme of this current text is the question of effectiveness and efficiency. It provides a more extensive discussion of the nature of evidence and its use in justifying claims that particular programmes have been successful. It also reflects the emerging recognition of the paramount importance of broad, social and environmental factors in determining health status and the associated need for sophisticated and complex 'horizontal' health promotion interventions - and... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Health Promotion

Health Promotion

ISBN: 9780761974499
Published by: SAGE Publications Ltd

Beginning with a critical appraisal of the concept itself, this work outlines models for defining health promotion and sets out the factors involved in planning health promotion programmes that work.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Health Promotion Practice

Health Promotion Practice

ISBN: 9780335218400
Published by: Open University Press

Discusses how to plan health promotion programmes, how to evaluate them and how to expand their impact by scaling-up the activities to larger populations. This book considers a wide range of approaches to health promotion, including: motivational interviewing, theatre, mass media, social marketing, community development and public policy.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Health Promotion Practice: Power and Empowerment

Health Promotion Practice: Power and Empowerment

ISBN: 9780761941804
Published by: Sage Publications

By enabling people to empower themselves, health promoters can provide the capacity for the individual or community to change their lives and their living conditions and therefore their health. This book explores the issue of how such an approach to health promotion practice can improve a community's success towards achieving healthier conditions.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Health Promotion Theory

Health Promotion Theory

ISBN: 9780335218370
Published by: Open University Press

Aims to guide you through philosophical, methodological, theoretical, ethical and political underpinnings of health promotion. This book focuses on assisting you in applying ideas and concepts to practical implementation. It includes examples drawn from several countries, representing different cultural backgrounds.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Health Promotion: Evidence and Experience

Health Promotion: Evidence and Experience

ISBN: 9780761940067
Published by: Sage Publications

'In short, Lloyd and Lucas' approach is challenging in its emphasis on a 'positive' and holistic orientation to health and always humane in its emphasis on quality of life and, in the authors' words, 'the indivisibility of the individual from society'--... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Health Psychology

Health Psychology

ISBN: 9780071251938
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe

Incorporating the various research findings in the field of Health Psychology, this book aims to convey the sophistication and complexity of the connection between the mind and the body. Presented in an accessible manner, it is suitable for courses in Health Psychology, Health and Human Behaviour, and allied health and pre-med/pharmacy programs.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Healthier Societies

Healthier Societies

ISBN: 9780195179200
Published by: Oxford University Press

Addresses the questions on investments in improving social conditions, as a way of improving population health. This book addresses how health is determined by biological and social factors. It examines case studies that demonstrate the ways in which social change affects adults' health, and launches children's lives onto healthy trajectories.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Hobbs' Food Poisoning and Food Hygiene

Hobbs' Food Poisoning and Food Hygiene

ISBN: 9780340905302
Published by: Hodder Arnold

This unique textbook takes a holistic approach to food poisoning and food hygiene, explaining in clear and non-technical language the causes of food poisoning with practical examples from 'real-life' outbreaks. Now in its seventh edition, the book retains its longstanding clarity, while being completely revised and updated by a new team of editors and contributing authors.This book remains an essential course text for students and lecturers dealing with food science, public health, microbiology, environm... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Human Health and Disease

Human Health and Disease

ISBN: 9780435570910
Published by: Heinemann Educational Publishers

An A-Level text which covers the Human Health and Disease options for UCLES (Modular), O&C and Oxford, and the Health and Disease option for NEAB. The book aims to present a lively approach in addressing the needs of both weaker and stronger candidates.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Implementing Mental Health Promotion

Implementing Mental Health Promotion

ISBN: 9780443100253
Published by: Elsevier Health Sciences

The book illustrates how information from research can be used to inform programme development and best practice. It is written from a 'how-to' perspective, combining an exploration of current research with practical advice to support the planning and implementation of programmes. The book provides examples of successful international programmes illustrating the process of implementation. Case studies of practical aspects of project development and delivery from different countries are included in order to... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Integrating Care for Older People

Integrating Care for Older People

ISBN: 9781843100102
Published by: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The authors of this text share their practical experience on implementing a multi-agency approach to the support of older people. They show how systems thinking can help with the complexity of developing a model of care that co-ordinates medical, social and community services.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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International Travel and Health

International Travel and Health

ISBN: 9789241580397
Published by: World Health Organization

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Intuitive Biostatistics

Intuitive Biostatistics

ISBN: 9780195086072
Published by: Oxford University Press

An introduction to the principles of biostatistics which does not get bogged down in the details of how the tests are performed. Avoiding mathematics, this book explains how to interpret results from many statistical tests.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Issues in Public Health

Issues in Public Health

ISBN: 9780335218363
Published by: Open University Press

Looks at the foundation of public health, its historical evolution, the themes that underpin public health, and the importance of globalization. This book also looks at the important causes of avoidable disease and injury that include transport, tobacco, nutrition, infectious disease and waste disposal.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Key Topics in Healthcare Management

Key Topics in Healthcare Management

ISBN: 9781857757088
Published by: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd

Considers key topics in the AHPs, sets out various approaches and provides a range of information to enhance the evidence-base, knowledge, understanding and skills of support managers, leaders and clinicians. This title assists in managing and leading services.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Leadership and Management for Improving Global Hea Lth

Leadership and Management for Improving Global Hea Lth

ISBN: 9780787971533
Published by: John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Identifies the key challenges and solutions for public health issues that affect the health, welfare, and lives of the billions of people throughout the world. This book includes information on innovative and cost beneficial activities, such as public private partnerships and programs focused on specific target groups.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Learning from HIV and AIDS

Learning from HIV and AIDS

ISBN: 9780521004701
Published by: Cambridge University Press

Holistic overview of what we have learnt about HIV/AIDS, and identifies why so many HIV prevention schemes have failed.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Learning to Dance

Learning to Dance

ISBN: 9780674019485
Published by: Harvard Center for Population and Development Stud

Six case studies, illustrating a range of issues in sexual and reproductive health, are analysed by both a public health expert and a human rights expert.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Macrosocial Determinants of Population Health

Macrosocial Determinants of Population Health

ISBN: 9780387708119
Published by: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

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Making Health Policy

Making Health Policy

ISBN: 9780335218394
Published by: Open University Press

This book views power and process as integral to understanding policy and focuses on the three key elements in policy making: the context, the actors and the processes. It is a guide for those who wish to improve their skills in navigating and managing the health policy process, irrespective of the health issue or setting.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Management of Safety in Shipping

Management of Safety in Shipping

ISBN: 9781870077088
Published by: The Nautical Institute

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Managing a Public Speaker Bureau

Managing a Public Speaker Bureau

ISBN: 9780306485664
Published by: Kluwer Academic Publishers Group

Introducing Managing a Public speaker Bureau, the first step-by-step resource dedicated to helping health and human service organizations recruit a team of worthwhile lecturers, put them in front of interested audiences, and effectively evaluate the results. Authors Gambescia and Gonzalez-McDevitt have addressed this book to busy administrators who need to know the essentials of managing a public speaker bureau.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Managing Health Services

Managing Health Services

ISBN: 9780335218523
Published by: Open University Press

Offers an understanding of the concepts of management, managerial leadership and governance within health care systems. This book provides an introduction to, and conceptual framework for, the analysis of health systems management and goes on to examine fundamental management tasks, including managing income and finances, and managing people.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Manual of Practical Medicine

Manual of Practical Medicine

ISBN: 9788171799930
Published by: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers

A guide and a primer to internal medicine students and practising physicians.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Measuring Health

Measuring Health

ISBN: 9780335215270
Published by: Open University Press

Offers a comprehensive guide to measures of health. Containing details of the use of most of the major measures of health and functioning, this edition includes: a chapter on measuring global quality of life; an analysis of measures of subjective well-being; and a selection of useful addresses.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Medical Anthropology

Medical Anthropology

ISBN: 9780335218509
Published by: Open University Press

Provides an introduction to the basic concepts, approaches and theories used in medical anthropology, and shows how these contribute to understanding health related behaviour. This book examines: concepts of culture; medical systems; patient's experience of illness and treatment; and, the use of medicines and healing practices.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Medical Sociology

Medical Sociology

ISBN: 9780131729247
Published by: Pearson Education Limited

Serving as an introduction to medical sociology, this title presents the relevant ideas, concepts, themes, issues, debates, and research findings of the field. It is intended for upper-division undergraduate/beginning graduate-level courses in Medical Sociology, and for Behavioral Science courses in schools of Public Health, Pharmacy, and Nursing.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Medical Statistics Made Clear

Medical Statistics Made Clear

ISBN: 9781853155444
Published by: Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd

Recognising that health professionals and students are required to have a basic understanding of peer-reviewed medical literature emerging from evidence-based medicine, this book is perfect for the number-shy reader. It introduces key statistical concepts with a practical and easy to understand approach with minimal use of mathematics.This book is designed to give the reader confidence to tackle statistical formulae, to enhance their knowledge and understanding of common medical statistical techniques an... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes

Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes

ISBN: 9780198529453
Published by: Oxford University Press

Features the advances in theory and practice.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Methods in Social Epidemiology

Methods in Social Epidemiology

ISBN: 9780787979898
Published by: John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Social epidemiology is the study of how social interactions social norms, laws, institutions, conventia, social conditions and behavior affect the health of populations. This book is a practical comprehensive introduction to methods in social epidemiology. It considers the major methodological challenges facing this important field.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Modelling Methods for Health Economic Evaluation

Modelling Methods for Health Economic Evaluation

ISBN: 9780198526629
Published by: Oxford University Press

This is a practical guide to the use of modelling techniques, starting with the basics of constructing different forms of model, the population of the model with input parameter estimates, analysis of the results, and progression to the holistic view of models as a tool to inform future research exercises. Key techniques and approaches are discussed, and a comprehensive set of example exercises take the reader through how to conduct decision-analytic modelling. These exercises are supported with templates a... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice

ISBN: 9780198566557
Published by: Oxford University Press

A practical guide to the practice of public health on a day-to-day basis, suitable for those in training and practice.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Oxford Textbook of Public Health

Oxford Textbook of Public Health

ISBN: 9780198509592
Published by: Oxford University Press

Covers the scope of public health; methods of research, both quantitative and qualitative; and the practical applications of public health principles. This book discusses various challenges to public health such as infectious diseases, globalization, and social inequalities in health.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Policy and Practice in Promoting Public Health

Policy and Practice in Promoting Public Health

ISBN: 9781412930734
Published by: SAGE Publications Ltd

Offers an analysis of the key policy and practice issues involved in promoting public health - from local and community levels, to international settings. This book talks about the policy process. It covers issues such as: the impact of globalization on health; developments of public health since New Labour; and more.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Prescription for Healthy Development

Prescription for Healthy Development

ISBN: 9781844072279
Published by: James & James (Science Publishers) Ltd

* One of 14 publications comprising the official UN strategy on how to reduce extreme poverty and achieve the fundamental worldwide human development goals for the coming decade... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Preventing Legionellosis

Preventing Legionellosis

ISBN: 9781843390947
Published by: IWA Publishing

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Prevention is Primary

Prevention is Primary

ISBN: 9780787983185
Published by: John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Provides models, methods, and approaches for building health and equity in communities. This book includes the theory, concepts, and models needed to harness social justice and practice primary prevention of unnecessary illness and injury in the first place. It also provides a practical understanding of prevention on a community level.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Principles of Social Research

Principles of Social Research

ISBN: 9780335218356
Published by: Open University Press

Public health problems are increasingly those of human behaviour encouraging healthier lifestyles, understanding social determinants of health, and barriers to effective public policies, including health care policies. This book introduces some of the principles of social research as applied to public health. It is a aimed at those with some understanding of health and health care but little exposure to social research. It introduces some of the social science disciplines that have turned their attention to... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Process Evaluation for Public Health Interventions and Research

Process Evaluation for Public Health Interventions and Research

ISBN: 9780787959760
Published by: John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Process evaluation is an essential component of any program evaluation or intervention research effort. This resource offers an overview of the history, purpose, strengths, and limitations of process evaluation and includes illustrative case material of the state of the art in process evaluation.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Promoting Health

Promoting Health

ISBN: 9780761968344
Published by: SAGE Publications Ltd

Promoting Health provides an up-to-date and accessible introduction to current health promotion and public health developments in the UK. Promoting Health:... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Public Health

Public Health

ISBN: 9781403945600
Published by: Palgrave Macmillan

This book addresses how public health professionals can help their clients to gain power. It offers sound principles and practical solutions for transforming power relations to improve practice. Illustrated throughout with case study examples to demonstrate principles of an empowering professional practice, the book provides: an understanding of the concepts of power and empowerment; practical approaches for helping individuals, groups and communities to gain power; and a means to measure and visually repre... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Public Health

Public Health

ISBN: 9780333676493
Published by: Palgrave Macmillan

In recent years, public health issues have maintained a high profile as a means of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health. Rob Baggott's book provides analysis of the key debates in public health, discussing policy options and commenting on current initiatives in the field.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Public Health

Public Health

ISBN: 9780335221509
Published by: Open University Press

What is public health and how has it changed over time? What strategies are in place to address population health? This book makes a contribution to the body of public health knowledge by examining debates around the social context of health, including key socio-economic, environmental and cultural factors.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Public Health (24)

Public Health (24)

ISBN: 9780824327248
Published by: Annual Reviews Inc.,U.S.

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Public Health and Society

Public Health and Society

ISBN: 9780333971734
Published by: Palgrave Macmillan

Reviewing developments in public health using a critical, historical and comparative analytical framework, this text links public health explicitly to sociological theory, to demonstrate the relationship between health care and the social structures that underpin the provision of health services.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Public Health Evidence

Public Health Evidence

ISBN: 9780198520832
Published by: Oxford University Press

Examines the international trends in social inequalities in health; the role of evidence in public health policy development and practice; the infrastructure of the UK evidence-based approach; selected examples of how evidence is being applied to reduce health inequalities in England; and the methodological challenges involved.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Public Health for the 21st Century

Public Health for the 21st Century

ISBN: 9780335222070
Published by: Open University Press

Analyses and reflects upon the influence of history, research and procedures upon contemporary public health practice. This book explores the debates surrounding the meaning of public health and looks at the policy changes that are reshaping its context. It examines the contributions that epidemiology and health economics make to public health.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Public Health Nutrition

Public Health Nutrition

ISBN: 9780335223206
Published by: Open University Press

How can the nutritional health of populations be improved through action at local, national and global levels? Systematically drawing on international research, this work brings leading international practitioners together to explore and explain the theoretical underpinnings and applied nature of the field of public health nutrition.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Public Health Practice and the School-age Population

Public Health Practice and the School-age Population

ISBN: 9780340907207
Published by: Hodder Education

A comprehensive text providing health students and professionals with theoretical and practical information on the planning and implemention of a public health framework for children and young people.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Public Health Systems and Emerging Infections

Public Health Systems and Emerging Infections

ISBN: 9780309068291
Published by: National Academy Press

The Forum on Emerging Infections was created in 1996 in response to a request from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health. The goal of the forum is to provide structured opportunities for representatives from academia. This book summarizes the fourth in a series of five workshops.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Public Health, Ethics, and Equity

Public Health, Ethics, and Equity

ISBN: 9780199276370
Published by: Oxford University Press

Average overall health status has increased worldwide, but it is clear that this achievement has not been equally distributed. Inequities in health have denied many people equality of opportunity. This book builds an interdisciplinary understanding of health equity with contributions from philosophers, anthropologists, economists, and others.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Qualitative Methods in Public Health: A Field Guide for Applied Research

Qualitative Methods in Public Health: A Field Guide for Applied Research

ISBN: 9780787976347
Published by: Jossey-Bass

Written for faculty, students, and practitioners in public health research, promotion, and education Qualitative Methods in Public Health will help those with prior research experience expand their repertoire to include qualitative methods. The book also contains up-to-date illustrations from a wealth of topics such as reproductive choice, sexual risk and protection, gender relations, and other areas critical to understanding population, health, and disease.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Qualitative Research Methods

Qualitative Research Methods

ISBN: 9780195517446
Published by: Oxford University Press

Qualitative Research Methods has a useful three-part structure, with parts covering the background, methods and applications of qualitative research. The new edition of this textbook has been revised to include examples from outside the health sciences, making it even more suitable for social science students.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Quality of Life

Quality of Life

ISBN: 9780415323543
Published by: Taylor & Francis Ltd

This innovative book discusses criteria for judging attempts to raise the quality of life, including the satisfaction of basic and social needs, autonomy to enjoy life and social connectivity. Quality of Life is the first systematic presentation of this subject from both individual and collective perspectives. It provides a powerful overview of a concept which is becoming increasingly prominent in the social sciences and is essential reading for students of social policy, sociology and health studies.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Quality of Life

Quality of Life

ISBN: 9780415323550
Published by: Taylor & Francis Ltd

This innovative book discusses criteria for judging attempts to raise the quality of life, including the satisfaction of basic and social needs, autonomy to enjoy life and social connectivity. Quality of Life is the first systematic presentation of this subject from both individual and collective perspectives. It provides a powerful overview of a concept which is becoming increasingly prominent in the social sciences and is essential reading for students of social policy, sociology and health studies.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Race and Childbirth

Race and Childbirth

ISBN: 9780335199464
Published by: Open University Press

Explores the experiences of pregnancy and childbirth, from the perspectives of 2 groups of South Asian women in Britain. This work examines the women's personal accounts within the context of the immense diversity which exists within the South Asian communities, in terms of socio-economic, cultural, religious and immigration history.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods

Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods

ISBN: 9789211390902
Published by: United Nations

Considering technical parameters, the advent of new substances and materials, and the exigencies of modern transport systems; the United Nations Economic and Social Council's Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods have drawn recommendations and model regulations.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Restructuring the Medical Profession

Restructuring the Medical Profession

ISBN: 9780335216277
Published by: Open University Press

The medical profession occupies a dominant position within the British health care system and as such is able to influence the development and implementation of health policy. The main division within the medical profession lies between general practitioners and hospital consultants. This book provides an analysis of British health policy.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Risk Assessment for Environmental Health

Risk Assessment for Environmental Health

ISBN: 9780787983192
Published by: John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Provides an introduction to risk assessment practices and procedures and explores the intrinsic complexities, challenges, and controversies associated with analysis of environmental health risks. This work offers 27 chapters on risk-related topics.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Risk Communication and Public Health

Risk Communication and Public Health

ISBN: 9780198508991
Published by: Oxford University Press

This edition of Risk Communication and Public Health brings together a wide variety of perspectives on risk communication, from the health professions, academia, campaigning organisations, government and its advisory committees, independent consultancies and think tanks.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Risk, Communication and Health Psychology

Risk, Communication and Health Psychology

ISBN: 9780335213511
Published by: Open University Press

Examining the term risk, this book defines and explains how it is used by different disciplines, how its meanings have changed over time and how the general public understand it. This book assesses the cognitive and emotional issues at stake for patients in understanding risk and health information.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Road Accidents Scotland

Road Accidents Scotland

ISBN: 9780755955787
Published by: Scottish Executive

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Role of Physical Exercise in Preventing Disease and Improving the Quality of Life

Role of Physical Exercise in Preventing Disease and Improving the Quality of Life

ISBN: 9788847003750
Published by: Springer

Promoting physical activity helps preventing major health challenges, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiorespiratory diseases, obesity, osteoporosis, arthritis, and cancer. This volume is a useful reading for all health professionals and for residents in medicine and in health and physical exercise.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Saving Lives

Saving Lives

ISBN: 9780101438629
Published by: Stationery Office Books

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Screening

Screening

ISBN: 9780199214495
Published by: Oxford University Press

Muir Gray and Angela Raffle bring experience to this non-technical, introductory guide to all aspects of screening. The first section deals with concepts, methods and evidence, explaining what screening is and how it is evaluated. The second section describes practical aspects, for example how to make policy and how to deliver it to a high standard. It includes many examples and real-life case histories, a glossary to make medical terms accessible to the non-medic, and each chapter concludes with a summary... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Screening in Disease Prevention

Screening in Disease Prevention

ISBN: 9781857757705
Published by: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd

Screening in Disease Prevention is important reading for public health professionals, particularly those involved in screening programmes. Policy makers and shapers, medical researchers, pressure groups and support organisations for people with screenable conditions will also find it a valuable reference.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Silent Victories

Silent Victories

ISBN: 9780195150698
Published by: Oxford University Press

Offers an exploration of ten major public health issues addressed in the 20th Century: for each issue, leading scientists in the field trace the discoveries, practices and programs that reduced morbidity and mortality from disease and injury. This book is intended for students, health professionals and others.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Social Capital and Health

Social Capital and Health

ISBN: 9780387713106
Published by: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

Social Capital and Health discusses social capital?a concept that originated in the social sciences?and its application to the field of public health. The editors take care to define the concept of social capital, describe its theoretical origins, and discuss the controversies and debates surrounding the use of the concept in public health research and practice. The book provides a comprehensive tool kit of current approaches to measure social capital. Further, the book surveys the empirical evidence link... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Social Determinants of Health

Social Determinants of Health

ISBN: 9780198565895
Published by: Oxford University Press

This new edition of Social Determinants of Health takes account of the most recent research in the field, and includes additional chapters on ethnicity and health, sexual behaviours, the elderly, housing, and neighbourhoods. It is written by acknowledged experts in each field, using non-technical language to make the book accessible to students and those with no previous expertise in epidemiology. This volume provides the evidence behind the WHO initiatives on the social determinants of health, known as The... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Social Inequalities in Health

Social Inequalities in Health

ISBN: 9780198568162
Published by: Oxford University Press

Bringing together a panel of international experts, this book aims to provide answers to the complex reasons behind social inequalities in health, explaining scientific evidence and discussing its policy implications. The topics include the role of family in early life, social integration and health, and successful ways of facing adversity.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Sport and Physical Activity

Sport and Physical Activity

ISBN: 9781403934123
Published by: Palgrave Macmillan

An introduction to physical activity applies the main theories, models and approaches in health promotion to the field of sport and exercise. This work draws together the disciplines of psychology, sociology, physiology and social policy to look at issues affecting the health of individuals, of communities and of society as a whole.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Statistical Methods in Medical Research

Statistical Methods in Medical Research

ISBN: 9780632052578
Published by: Wiley-Blackwell

The current edition of this text is an encyclopaedic reference for all aspects of advanced medical statistics. This updated edition includes a new chapter on laboratory assays.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Statistics at Square One

Statistics at Square One

ISBN: 9780727915528
Published by: BMJ Publishing Group

This introduction to medical statistics has been revised throughout, bringing the information up to date with current examples. Step-by-step guidance through the basic principles are enhanced with self-testing at the end of each section.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Statistics with Confidence

Statistics with Confidence

ISBN: 9780727913753
Published by: BMJ Publishing Group

This introduction to confidence intervals has been updated and expanded to include additional methods for using confidence intervals, with illustrative worked examples and guidelines and checklists to help the novice. There are six new chapters on areas such as diagnostic studies and meta-analyses.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Taking Action, Saving Lives

Taking Action, Saving Lives

ISBN: 9780195325461
Published by: Oxford University Press

The U.S. government says industrial and agricultural toxins cause at least 10 percent of cancer deaths - 60,000 of 600,000 annually in the United States - and environmentalists put the figure even higher. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control say avoidable U.S. pollution annually costs citizens $13 billion from asthma, $351 billion from cardiovascular disease, and $240 billion from occupational disease and injury.Why is government not protecting people? In this compelling, disturbing, yet highly readable... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Teaching Epidemiology

Teaching Epidemiology

ISBN: 9780192630667
Published by: Oxford University Press

This is a guide for teachers of Epidemiology at both UG and PG level. It is drawn from the actual experience of the world experts in the field. A structured and focussed approach is given which is useful to those embarking on teaching. Key references and concepts are provided.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Appraiser's Handbook

The Appraiser's Handbook

ISBN: 9781846190834
Published by: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd

A detailed guide offering practical resources for medical professionals in the challenging role of appraiser. It contains a comprehensive summary of the 'state of play' for appraising doctors. It also includes sample forms, contracts for guidance and links to web resources.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Bioterrorism Sourcebook

The Bioterrorism Sourcebook

ISBN: 9780071440868
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe

This illustrated text helps frontline health care and public health personnel care for the immediate and long-term needs of victims of biological, chemical, nuclear, or radiologic (BCN) events. Emphasizing tools for differentiating, treating, and preventing conditions caused by BCN, The Bioterrorism Sourcebook is the only one-stop source of step-by-step clinical and public health guidance on preparing for and responding to bioterrorism-related conditions.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Challenge of Promoting Health

The Challenge of Promoting Health

ISBN: 9780333949313
Published by: Palgrave Macmillan

Reflecting changes in health promotion practice, policy and research, this title explores the potential at the local level for communities to be involved in promoting their own health and examines the role of statutory agencies and other organizations in the making of healthy public policy.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Essentials of Food Safety and Hygiene

The Essentials of Food Safety and Hygiene

ISBN: 9780435455316
Published by: Heinemann Educational Publishers

Written specifically for people working in social care and early years settings, this handbook covers the issues faced by a range of occupations where people have to handle food. It completely covers the requirements of the RIPH and CIEH Intermediate Certificates in Food, Hygiene and Safety... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Handbook of Sexual Health in Primary Care

The Handbook of Sexual Health in Primary Care

ISBN: 9781899194827
Published by: Family Planning Association

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The New Public Health

The New Public Health

ISBN: 9780761954040
Published by: SAGE Publications Ltd

Continuing and developing the argument of Deborah Lupton's The Imperative of Health, the authors use contemporary socio-cultural and political theory to examine: the notion of citizenship; the concept of the healthy citizen; the healthy cities project; and community participation.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Politics of Health and the Crises of Identity

The Politics of Health and the Crises of Identity

ISBN: 9780742539822
Published by: Rowman & Littlefield

Locates identity at the center of discourses on global health with particular reference to African experiences. This book challenges scholars and practitioners to understand that global health must be anchored in celebrating differences in identity. It aims to affirm celebration of different identities as central to public health landscape.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Sage Dictionary of Health and Society

The Sage Dictionary of Health and Society

ISBN: 9780761941163
Published by: SAGE Publications Ltd

Provides summaries of key terms, concepts, debates and influential figures in the field of social aspects of health. This dictionary of key terms offers concise definitions of key terms and thinkers. It also focuses on global key terms which apply to the entire field rather than the application of terms in different countries.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Social Basis of Health and Healing in Africa

The Social Basis of Health and Healing in Africa

ISBN: 9780520066816
Published by: University Presses of California, Columbia and Pri

These essays are an account of disease, health and healing practices on the African continent. The contributors all emphasize the social conditions linked to ill health and the development of local healing traditions, from Morocco to South Africa and from the precolonial era to the present.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Social Causes of Health and Disease

The Social Causes of Health and Disease

ISBN: 9780745635880
Published by: Blackwell Publishers

Assesses the evidence that social factors have direct causal effects on health and many diseases. This title argues that stress, poverty, unhealthy lifestyles, and unpleasant living and work conditions can all be directly associated with illness. It offers an introduction to social epidemiology, as well as challenging aspects of the literature.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Sociology of Health and Illness

The Sociology of Health and Illness

ISBN: 9780745628288
Published by: Blackwell Publishers

Offers an introduction to key debates within the sociology of health and illness. This book includes discussions of genetics, food and eating, e-health, the MMR debate, embryo stem cell research, approaches to health inequalities, and the health implications of the information age. It also examines the social construction of medical knowledge.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Sociology of Health and Illness Reader

The Sociology of Health and Illness Reader

ISBN: 9780745622910
Published by: Blackwell Publishers

This reader brings together recent writing on health, illness and health care in contemporary society. It emphasizes the empirical nature of medical sociology and its relationship with the development of sociological theory.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Vulnerable Society: Health, Risk, and Insecurity

The Vulnerable Society: Health, Risk, and Insecurity

ISBN: 9780415383080
Published by: Routledge

Investigates the personal and political dimensions of health risk that structure everyday thought and action. This book aims to reflect upon the meaning and significance of risk across a range of social and institutional contexts, exploring various issues. It is useful for students, teachers, researchers, and policy makers.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Theory and Research in Promoting Public Health

Theory and Research in Promoting Public Health

ISBN: 9781412930710
Published by: Sage Publications

Explores the key concepts, debates and issues involved in multi-disciplinary public health. This book considers the complex and diverse nature of public health. It also provides an analysis of how research can be used in the planning and evaluation of public health initiatives.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Third World Health

Third World Health

ISBN: 9781857757699
Published by: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd

South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu echoes the author's caveat of not allowing ... one's commitment to global justice to be siphoned off into something completely negative, like anti-Americanism when treating issues like HIV/AIDS. Still, MacDonald (emeritus, health, Brunel U., UK) distrusts such first-world approaches as G8 summits. He presents... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Toxic Exposures: Contested Illnesses and the Environmental Health Movement

Toxic Exposures: Contested Illnesses and the Environmental Health Movement

ISBN: 9780231129480
Published by: Columbia University Press

Phil Brown argues that organized social movements are crucial in recognizing and acting to combat environmental diseases. His book draws on environmental and medical sociology, environmental justice, environmental health science, and social movement studies to show how citizen-science alliances have fought to overturn dominant epidemiological paradigms. His probing look at the ways scientific findings are made available to the public and the changing nature of policy offers a new perspective on health and t... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Treatment and Control

Treatment and Control

ISBN: 9780749256616
Published by: Open University Worldwide

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Understanding Female Sexual Health

Understanding Female Sexual Health

ISBN: 9780781800723
Published by: Hippocrene Books Inc.,U.S.

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Understanding Health Promotion

Understanding Health Promotion

ISBN: 9780195552942
Published by: Oxford University Press

Intended for students, this textbook deals with health promotion and follows a logical 3-part structure, containing key (take-home) messages, case studies, exercises, key terms, and summaries.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Understanding Health Services

Understanding Health Services

ISBN: 9780335218387
Published by: Open University Press

Demonstrates the need for contributions from medicine, sociology, economics, history and epidemiology. This book shows the necessity to consider health care at three levels: individual patients and their experiences; health care organisations; and, regional and national institutions such as governments and health insurance bodies.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Understanding Patient Safety

Understanding Patient Safety

ISBN: 9780071482776
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe

Understanding Patient Safety is the essential book for anyone seeking to learn the key clinical, organizational, and systems issues in patient safety. Written in a lively and accessible style by one of the world's leaders in the fields of patient safety and quality, Understanding Patient Safety is filled with valuable cases and analyses, as well as up-to-date tables, graphics, references and tools - all designed to introduce the patient safety field to medical, nursing, pharmacy, hospital administration and... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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United Kingdom Health Statistics

United Kingdom Health Statistics

ISBN: 9780230516670
Published by: Palgrave Macmillan

Brings together the information on health and care for the United Kingdom and its constituent countries. This book provides the comparison of key figures between the constituent countries, and between the United Kingdom and other nation states.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Urban Health in Developing Countries

Urban Health in Developing Countries

ISBN: 9780333679340
Published by: Macmillan Education

Throughout the developing world, cities are increasingly crowded with the poor and vulnerable. This manual is designed for all those working with the urban poor, in particular front-line health and development workers. It is relevant both to government programmes and for NGOs.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Water is Best

Water is Best

ISBN: 9780859766579
Published by: John Donald Publishers Ltd

In the mid-nineteenth century a new system of water treatment, called hydropathy, arrived in Britain, and nowhere did it take stronger root than in Scotland, where the setting in attractive locations provided an ideal environment for relaxing and revitalising. The appeal of the curative regime, which involved baths, showers and massage, was enhanced in the Scottish hydros by a firm emphasis on temperance, diet, fresh air and exercise. This made the hydros, with their remarkable architecture, favoured places... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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When Illness Goes Public

When Illness Goes Public

ISBN: 9780801884627
Published by: Johns Hopkins University Press

Describes the evolution of celebrities' illnesses from private matters to stories of public interest. Marrying storytelling with an exploration of the intersection of science, journalism, fame, and legend, this book is a contribution to our understanding of health and illness.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Who's Got the Power?

Who's Got the Power?

ISBN: 9781844072248
Published by: James & James (Science Publishers) Ltd

This report lays out the recommendations of the UN Millennium Project Task Force on Child Health and Maternal Health. The task force recommends the rapid and equitable scale-up of such interventions as the Integrated Management of Childhood illness, the universal provision of emergency obstetric care, access to reproductive health services, and the strengthening of health systems. This will require that health systems be seen as social institutions and that access to health services be considered a fundamen... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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World Health and Disease (Bk. 3)

World Health and Disease (Bk. 3)

ISBN: 9780335208388
Published by: Open University Press

Presents a global view of human health. This book traces some of the major changes in the health and disease patterns affecting humankind, and sets these in the context of demographic change and economic development. It also considers ways in which evidence, and in particular statistical data, can be used or abused.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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