Using a unique cultural studies approach to assess the world of health promotion and public health policy, and with clear links between media theory and health communication in practice, this timely book examines the influence of both traditional and emerging forms of media on international public health.
This highly anticipated new edition of Glenn Laverack's Public Health: Power, Empowerment and Professional Practice has been fully revised throughout to provide readers with a practical understanding of how to help others to empower themselves in public health practice.
The Evidence-Based Nursing Series is co-published with Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). The series focuses on implementing evidence-based practice in nursing and mirrors the remit of Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, encompassing clinical practice, administration, research and public policy.
Looking at the spread of evidence-based policy making across the Western world, this book examines the methodological assumptions that lie behind this drive for government departments, academic research projects and NGOs to adopt an 'evidence-based' approach, when so little has been done to ask what works in an evidence-based context.
What, exactly, is promoting public health activity? How should we promote public health? Whose values are most important? Which theories can help inform health promoting practice? This text addresses these questions, exploring the key concepts, debates and issues involved in multi-disciplinary public health.
This edition examines the economics of health care systems in a non-technical manner. It is written in a highly accessible manner for economists and non-economists alike. It is very timely and includes the latest evidence of health care reforms and their implications from a number of countries with different systems.
Offers an exploration of the history of public health and the development of health services over the centuries. This book surveys the rise and redefinition of public health since the sanitary revolution of the mid-nineteenth century, assessing the reforms in the post World War II years and the coming of welfare states.
The last ten years have seen tremendous advances in the theoretical and practice base of social marketing globally. This book provides up to date thinking on social marketing theory and practice, introducing new conceptual models and approaches to influencing behaviour to promote health and prevent disease.
Suitable for students in health and social care, this book provides an overview of foundational issues and core themes in the field and introduces key areas of debate. It addresses introductory psychology and sociology, social policy, equality and diversity, skills for practice, and working with people.
An appreciation of interprofessional working is required knowledge for anyone undertaking a course in health, education and social care. Illustrated with case studies throughout, this glowing new edition provides pre-qualifying students with an accessible overview of the role, work and skills of a wide range of professionals.
The authors have joined forces again to reflect upon the ever changing world of health promotion. As a result, their highly respected textbook has been substantially rewritten to document both theoretical and practical developments within this important sphere of professional activity.
Systematically updated throughout, the 6th edition of this leading text takes the story of health policy to the end of the Blair era and into the early years of the Brown premiership. It offers a clear and thorough introduction to the history of the NHS, its funding and priorities, and to the process of policy making.
Discusses the need for skillful facilitation, high quality mentoring and the necessity for good support networks. This book describes the 12 principles of reflection and the many ways it can be facilitated. It attempts to support the claims that reflection can be a catalyst for enhancing clinical competence, and professional self-confidence.