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A Reader in Promoting Public Health

A Reader in Promoting Public Health

Second Edition
Edited by:

November 2009 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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.

Cathy E. Lloyd
Introduction - Challenge and Controversy in Promoting Public Health
Linda Jones and Sarah Earle
Jenny Douglas
The Rise of Modern Multidisciplinary Public Health
Iqbal Sram and John Ashton
Millennium Report to Sir Edwin Chadwick
Mildred Blaxter
How Is Health Experienced?
Moyra Sidell
Older People's Health: Applying Antonovsky's Salutogenic Paradigm
Hannah Bradby and Tarani Chandola
Inequalities and Ethnicity: Evidence and Intervention
Hilary Graham
Poverty and Health: Global and National Patterns
Kate Arden
Health Impact Assessment: A Practitioner's View
Jane Wills
Health Promotion: Not Drowning but Waving?
Gerard Hastings and Laura Mcdermott
Putting Social Marketing into Practice
Linda Jones and Cathy E. Lloyd
Fran Baum
Dilemmas in Public Health Research: Methodologies And Ethical Practice
David V Mcqueen
The Evaluation of Health Promotion Practice: 21st Century Debates on Evidence and Effectiveness
Joe H. Abramson
Epidemiology - To Be Taken With Care
Gayle Letherby
Feminist Research and Health
Cathy E. Lloyd
Researching the Views of Diabetes Service Users from South Asian Backgrounds: A Reflection on Some of the Issues
John Bell
Setting Priorities in Public Health Research
Jenny Douglas And Linda Jones
Don Nutbeam
What Would The Ottawa Charter Look Like If It Were Written Today?
Michelle Baybutt, Paul Hayton and Mark Dooris
Prisons in England and Wales: An Important Public Health Opportunity?
Jennifer A. O'Dea
Considerations in the Prevention of Obesity among Children and Adolescents: First, Do No Harm
Ilona Kickbusch and Birahim Seck
Global Public Health
John Middleton and Victor W. Sidel
Terrorism and Public Health
Kelley Lee
Global Health Promotion: How Can We Strengthen Governance And Build Effective Strategies?
Stephen Handsley and Linda Jones
Gunjit Bandesha and A. Litva
Perceptions of Community Participation and Health Gain in a Community Project for the South Asian Population: A Qualitative Study
Mark A. Bellis, Karen Hughes and Helen Lowey
Healthy Nightclubs and Recreational Substance Use: From A Harm Minimisation to A Healthy Settings Approach
Sarah Earle and Keith Sharp
Dirty Whores and Invisible Men: Sex Work and The Public Health
Andrew Gibson
Does Social Capital Have A Role To Play In The Health Of Communities?
Paul Bridgen
Evaluating the Empowering Potential of Community-Based Health Schemes: The Case of Community Health Policies in the UK Since 1997
Maurice B. Mittelmark
Promoting Social Responsibility for Health: Health Impact Assessment and Healthy Public Policy at the Community Level
Linda Jones
Ron Labonte
Health Promotion, Globalisation and Health
Jeff French
The Market Dominated Future of Public Health?
Sue Spurr
Yoga and Promoting Public Health
Stephen Handsley and Carol Komaromy
Death and Contagion: Contaminating Bodies
Bill Albert
Disability Rights, Genetics and Public Health
Lynne Freidl
Mental Health Promotion
Hazel Stuteley and Richard Parish
Community Regeneration: From Apathy to Anger to Positive Energy

excellent introductory reader.

Mrs Deborah Richardson
School of Health, Wolverhampton University
December 2, 2011

A very well organised book, taking the reader on a journey through the historical development of public health through to controversial arguments and debates about its future direction. The book is well structured, with the introductions to each chapter providing a clear pathway through the arguments and debates. The authors tackle some of the more challenging issues, presenting alternative viewpoints to enable the reader to draw their own conclusions from a range of perspectives.

Mrs Nina Quinlan
Sport, Health, Leisure and Nutrition, Leeds Trinity and All Saints
July 20, 2011

A very readable book, the links to Global Public Health are extremely relevant to Internationhal students. The questioning debate proffered from numerous perspectives, including terrorism on Public Health throw up some very interesting questions. Several of the chapter titles at first glance are a little disconcerting!

Kirsty Mason
School of Health, Northampton University
July 6, 2011

a useful reader for those students keen to pursue wider reading in health promotion. Provides useful and alternative insights into a field often shrouded in controversy and mixed understandings.

Mr Mark Edwards
Public Health, University of Liverpool
January 26, 2011

proved to be a very valauble resource for the most recent academic year.

Mrs Gail Anderson
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen's University Belfast
January 26, 2011

An excellent book for use by masters level students. Critical considerations of the issues throughout. Well supported by a range of references. The Global Public Health chapters and case studies will be of particular interest to our growing number of international students.

Dr Alison Machin
Health, Community and Education Studies, Northumbria University
September 13, 2010

This book is vey useful for students to gian additional information on a wide range of subjects connected to public health . The short chapter set up is very student friendly

Mrs Christine Fisher
Division of Health&Social Care, Surrey University
May 17, 2010

I have given this text to the Public health nursing team who are impressed with the content and will be adding it to the reading list for the SCPHN programme . I liked the variety , the contemporary nature of the text and the chapters all arranged logically and which can all be used independently for students to enahnce their knowledge of the subject

Mrs Tracey Proctor-Childs
Faculty of Health, University of Plymouth
February 18, 2010

A valuable recommended book for students on both undergraduate and post graduate courses that exposes them to a range of challenging perspectives in the field of public health.

Mrs Pauline Lilley
Community Health , Coventry University
February 16, 2010

A useful text which promotes a deeper understand of public health and the many issues practitioners face.

Mrs Janet Gargiulo
Health and Social Care, The North East Wales Institute of Higher Education
December 17, 2009

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.

Sample Materials & Chapters


Chapter One

Jenny Douglas

Sarah Earle

Stephen Handsley

Linda C. Jones

Cathy Lloyd

Sue Spurr

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ISBN: 9781849201049