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Encyclopedia of Family Health

Encyclopedia of Family Health

Two Volume Set
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July 2012 | 1 144 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Encyclopedia of Family Health provides a comprehensive summary of theory, research, practice, and policy on family health and wellness promotion for students and researchers.

What is unique about the process in the discussion of healthcare and interventions to use when working with families? What assessment tools provide guidance for healthcare providers as they determine interventions for families in their care? What are the changing dimensions of contemporary family life, and what impact do those dimensions have on health promotion for families? How is family healthcare changing in terms of practices, delivery systems, costs and insurance coverage?

Students are able to explore these questions and more in entries written by experts from all relevant fields. Entries examine theory, research and policy as they relate to family practice in a manner that is accessible and jargon-free. From 'Adolescent Suicide' and 'Alternative Therapies' to 'Visitation during Hospitalization' and 'Weight Problems and Genetics', this work provides coverage of a variety of issues within a family context.

Janet Specht
Elder Care Options for Families

"This set is distinctive for investigating how various health and societal issues affect the family dynamic. Recommended for academic and public libraries."

Rebecca Raszewski
University of Illinois Library at Chicago
Library Journal

"The encyclopedia’s topics vary widely, ranging from diabetes and allergies to homelessness, psychological theories, and qualitative data... Recommended.”

S. D. Arvin
Indiana State University

Martha Craft-Rosenberg

Shelley-Rae Pehler

Shelley-Rae Pehler, PhD, RN, completed her PhD from the College of Nursing at the University of Iowa in Child-Family Nursing. She joined the Department of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2011 as an Associate Professor, and is currently the Director of Assessment and Evaluation. Pehler previously served as an Associate Professor at St. Ambrose University. Prior to her academic career, Pehler was an active clinical and advanced practice nurse caring for children and families. She was one of the first counselors in the RTS: Resolve Through Sharing program at Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wisconsin, a grief support... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781412969185

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