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 Second Edition of A Reader in Promoting Public Health brings together a selection of readings that reflect and challenge current thinking in the field of multidisciplinary public health. This thoroughly updated and revised new edition addresses contemporary issues that are high on the agenda of public health, and enables the reader to understand and negotiate this broad and dynamic field of study.
The book is organized into five sections, each with an accessible and student-friendly introduction that pulls together the key themes and issues:
- Reflections on Multidisciplinary Public Health introduces the history and theoretical context of public health;
- Deconstructing and Reconstructing Public Health challenges concepts of public health;
- Researching Health analyzes the links between research and current practice, showing how research influences public health policy initiatives:
- Promoting Public Health through Public Policy examines the global context of promoting public health through policy;
- Promoting Public Health at a Local Level explores public health and health promotion in a participatory and community context.
This Second Edition includes key topics such as health inequalities, communication and teamwork, and health protection, allowing the student to explore new material on issues of emerging interest. 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.
Adds a different dimension to public health studies
It adds a new 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.