Written using clear language this book shows how health promotion can be implemented while drawing on the main theories, models and evidence that inform practice. The book covers essential topics like lifestyle changes, health screening and patient education.
Presents an account of the relevant physiology, pathophysiology, nutritional therapy and dietetic application for each specialist dietetic area. This title deals with clinical governance, for example patient-centred care, clinical decision-making and developing evidence-based practice. It also describes 18 clinical conditions or dietetic areas.
Taking in to account the practical and ethical issues involved in deciding the appropriate approach to take in efforts to reduce health inequalities, the book assesses what might be the best path forward for health promotion.
Contemporary Health Studies: An Introduction provides a lively and accessible introduction to the current issues and key debates in this area. It contains a strong, up-to-date, global, social-scientific focus examining the human experience of health particularly emphasizing its social, political and environmental dimensions.
Taking a broad scope, the book considers ways of integrating wellness into workplace policies: of employers working collaboratively with employees to create working environments that promote health for all, and address the impact of the workplace's practices on the wider community.
Provides a clear skills-based approach to undertaking health promotion practice Emphasises the role of the nurse in promoting good health in children and young people Discusses guidance from recent policy developments including the National Service Framework for Children Illustrated with diagrams and boxes highlighting key points.
Aimed at students and practitioners, this book includes precise definitions and examples of key concepts and methods in health promotion practice and a chapter by chapter description of the management planning, strategy selection, implementation and evaluation of health promotion programmes.
Revised and updated to reflect changes in health promotion practice, policy and research, this is a core text for the Open University course K301: "Promoting Health: Skills, Perspectives and Practice".
This book argues for the importance of theoretical explanations that inform investigations of the social context of daily life, the social relations that affect opportunities for healthy lives, and the needs of communities.
Offers analysis of the key policy and practice issues involved in promoting public health - from local and community levels, to international settings. This book equips readers with an understanding of the policy process. It discusses the impact of globalization on health; and, participatory and community approaches to promoting public health.
What factors affect mental health and well-being on a societal and individual level, and how can mental health be enhanced through effective prevention and intervention? This book sets out key strategies, and case studies demonstrate principles in practice. Essential reading for mental health and public health professionals and students.
Defines key concepts of health, health promotion and community empowerment. This book also introduces readers to a 'social' model of health promotion practice, one that attempts to get at the underlying social determinants of disease. It helps readers understand the importance of power relations and their transformation in this practice.
Public health is high on government agendas thanks to the increasing burden lifestyle related illness places on healthcare providers. This book answers the need for a comprehensive text covering the core knowledge, competencies and skills taught to the growing public health workforce.
Full of practical advice, this book bridges the gap between communication theory and the implementation of policy. Responding to recent developments in health communication and campaigns, it is essential reading for all students and health care professionals who wish to reflect upon and develop their practice.
Dr Michael Mosley, author of the bestselling 5:2 Fast Diet, reveals a game-changing approach to one of the greatest silent epidemics of our time - raised blood sugar levels. This is a book not just for those at highest risk but for anyone who has struggled with their weight and wants to regain control of their health.
Covering both health promotion and clinical nutrition, this title offers comprehensive information on nutritional care throughout the lifespan. It also covers the physiological processes that transform food into energy, nutrient metabolism and recommended allowances, assessment of nutritional status, and the needs of special patient populations.
The Carbs & Cals Pocket Counter is a portable guide to diabetes, weight loss and healthy eating. Small enough to fit into a pocket or handbag, this highly visual easy-to-use book contains over 750 photos of popular food and drink items, with the calorie and nutrient values clearly displayed in colour-coded tabs around each photo.
Talking to patients isn't always easy. Sometimes you have to deliver bad news or encourage them to change their behaviour, such as quitting smoking or practicing safe sex. With this easy-to-use guide you can quickly access information on how to reach your patient with confidence whilst promoting a healthier lifestyle.
Demonstrates the importance of nutrition to all aspects of nursing practice and emphasizes what you really need to know about nutrition. This title reflects the evidence-based practice and nutrition recommendations, while maintaining its nursing process focus and emphasis on patient teaching.
Is it possible to eat what you like, most of the time, and get slimmer and healthier as you do it? Answer: yes. By simply quartering your calorie intake on two non-consecutive days each week (500 calories for women, 600 for men), you'll lose weight quickly and easily - and the joy of the Fast Diet is that the side-effects are all good.
Physical Activity and Health Promotion: Evidence-based Approaches to Practice evaluates the realities and complexities of working to reverse the adverse trend toward physical inactivity. It is a well-rounded, evidence-based study of interventions for physical activity practice, covering a range of settings and target groups.
The work aims to inform pharmacists about major health issues like the effects of smoking; nutrition; exercise; oral health; family planning; women's health; child health; travel health; alcohol and mental health. The authors aim to show pharmacists what they can achieve in health promotion.
Creativity derives from biological changes during human evolution as a tool that is needed for survival. The successful use of creativity generates feelings of pleasure and self-esteem that are beneficial to health. In particular, it can help depression. This book talks about redefining the value to health of creativity.
This book will guide you through the philosophical, methodological, theoretical, ethical and political underpinnings of health promotion to enable you to be a more effective practitioner. Although the book explores these various aspects, it is focused on assisting you in applying the ideas and concepts to practical implementation.
Suitable for public health professionals and students, this book includes definitions for terms and concepts frequently used in public health education and promotion. It also provides a reference for those working in research or design of public health interventions and offers a reference list of the terms found in the professional literature.
Working with an international team of academics, professionals and experts, Angela Scriven and Margaret Hodgins have edited this up to date, unique book on the increasingly important settings approach to health promotion.
Focuses on health promotion. This book covers both the knowledge-base and the process of health promotion at a level that lecturers say is perfect for specialist Health Promotion and Public Health courses.