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    Donaldsons' Essential Public Health 4ed

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    ISBN: 9781909368958
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    AuthorDonaldson, Sir Liam J.
    Pub Date15/08/2015
    BindingPaperback
    Pages356
    Publisher: RADCLIFFE PUBLISHING LTD
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    This comprehensive fourth edition of Donaldsons' presents the main challenges encountered in managing population health, the tools used to explore these and the strategies to tackle them. This edition focuses on public health in the UK but places this within a new global health context.

    Donaldsons' Essential Public Health has been in continuous print for 35 years, evolving through successive editions. This unrivalled record of success for a textbook of public health shows the enduring appeal of its content, style, and accessibility to generations of students and practitioners. For many of today's national and global public health leaders, the book was their guide as they began their careers, their benchmark as they passed their examinations and professional accreditation, and remains their companion as a source of reference and refreshed knowledge for teaching and practice.





    The book brings together, in one volume, the main health problems experienced by populations and by the key groups within them, the strategies for promoting health and preventing disease, the principles and applications of epidemiology, the main themes of health policy, and a description of health service provision.


    This fourth edition marks the biggest change to the book in 20 years. For the first time it sets each key subject area in a global health context, whilst retaining its traditional strength in covering population health for the United Kingdom. New and revised chapters for this edition include:











    Health in a changing world







    Communicable diseases







    Non-communicable diseases







    Social determinants of health







    Quality and safety of healthcare







    Mental health







    Disability







    Health in later life







    Environment and health







    History of public health








    The content is wide-ranging and written in an accessible and engaging style. It covers topics as diverse as: the story of the 2014 Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa; the elements of tobacco control policy; the health impact of climate change; the global health organisational architecture; the concept of health; the new paradigm of public mental health; the biological pathways that link to the health effects of social deprivation; the ideal of universal health coverage; the essentials of immunisation; the basis of healthy ageing; the historical events that led to the germ theory of disease and the Victorian sanitary revolution.





    This new edition is essential reading for all undergraduate and postgraduate students of public health, medicine, nursing, health policy, social science, and public sector management. Those embarking on a career in public health will find it of great value throughout their professional life. The book is also an extremely useful resource for established practitioners in primary care, doctors, senior nurses, health system managers, healthcare policy makers, civil servants in ministries of health, and members of boards of health organisations.