A down-to-earth introduction to the sociology of health and already widely used on undergraduate courses in Health and Nursing. Provides great coverage of the key topics with helpful examples, without being too full of jargon.
Explains about priority setting. This work, a useful read for general readers as well as specialists, is written by people involved in priority setting, either as decision makers or researchers. It shows how different countries and disciplines are approach the allocation of resources between competing claims.
Focuses on the importance of business awareness for health care professionals. This title provides an overview of key aspects of business planning, financial and personnel issues. It covers the policy context, operational aspects of delivering health care and quality as a management agenda in the context of clinical governance.
The third edition of this highly-regarded text has been revised and updated throughout. It introduces readers to the importance of the concepts of power and empowerment; provides a methodology to plan, implement and evaluate public health programmes; and investigates the implications of empowerment on public health practice.
The Black report argues that those at the bottom of the social scale have much poorer health and quality of life than those at the top. Gender, area of residence and ethnic origin also have a deep impact. This book looks at this report and examines the inequalities in the British Health system.
Provides information about twelve key topics in public health, such as diabetes, cancer, smoking and teenage pregnancy, and how prevention and health promotion should be tackled at community and one-to-one levels. The twelve topics are the 'must-dos' of public health action.
Provides some great tips on learning within a work environment. This book is bursting with helpful knowledge on formulating action plans, working with mentors, personal development plans and the importance of career planning. It includes concepts that are useable and applicable to all student nurses.
Nursing has a crucial role to play in the necessary review of today's health care systems. This book explores the ways in which nurses can engage with and influence the formation of health policy now, and for the future.
Focuses on 50 key issues across the public health discipline. Readers can dip into the book to find a snapshot of the definition of the concept, or read it through like a regular textbook from start to finish.
Since 1860, life expectancies and standards of general health have improved dramatically in industrialized societies. This work sets out to examine the relationship between health and medicine and how it has changed in Britain over a period of 150 years.
This major textbook will take a fresh look at professions and professionalism - what these terms mean and what they need to mean in the future in the health and social care field. This a course text for The Open University course Critical Practice in Health and Social Care (K302).
`This is an excellent textbook for which there is currently a niche in the market. [It] will be invaluable to students of health policy, health studies and health service research' - Professor Michael Calnan, University of Bristol
Written by leading academics in their field this book provides a clear and considered overview of the politics of health care in Britain. Bringing together a wide range of material on both past events and recent developments, the chapters cover issues such as the politics of health professionalism, clinical knowledge and organisation and management.
Each chapter offers a a unique combination of theory, historical detail and analysis of contemporary events. It features case studies to illustrate how policy has evolved and developed in recent years, and the implications these changes have for practice. Written in an accessible style the chapters also include comprehensive introductions, summaries and further reading sections.
This book addresses the gap of areas of the central role the purchasing function plays in many health system reforms and provides an up-to-date analysis of the evidence on different approaches to purchasing and support for policy-makers and practitioners as they formulate purchasing strategies.
Nursing for Public Health reflects the growing need for all nurses to promote the health of patients as well as treating illnesses. This textbook examines core policies, theories, and models of public health, alongside nursing skills and interventions for health issues such as obesity, smoking and sexual health.
Focuses on the key public health issues identified by the UK government priorities. This title provides information on the priority areas of: obesity; smoking; alcohol misuse; sexual health; mental health; diabetes; non-communicable diseases; exercise; drug misuse; and health inequalities.
This book reflects the transformative potential of critical reflection and provides practitioners, students, educators and researchers with the key concepts and methods necessary to improve practice through effective critical reflection.
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.
This book provides a multidisciplinary window onto environmental policy and its formulation., looking at the prominent position environmental health policy occupies, on both local and global agendas as old and new challenges confront the human race.
Throughout this book, the authors analyse and reflect upon the influence of history, research and procedures upon contemporary public health practice. The text explores the debates surrounding the meaning of public health and looks at the policy changes that are reshaping its context.
While there may be consensus on the broader issues of the core objectives of the health care system, expectations differ between EU countries, and European national policy-makers. This book seeks firstly to assess the impact of the enlargement process and then to analyse the challenges that lie ahead in the field of health and health policy.
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.
Improving partnership working between health and social care agencies has recently gained increased impetus as a result of New Labour's commitment to joined-up government. This book provides a detailed but accessible introduction to policy and practice at the interface between health and social care.
Lifestyle Management in Health and Social Care is a one-stop handbook for health and social care professionals that assists in the provision of a wide range of professional lifestyle advice, treatment, or condition specific therapy. It is both evidence-based and highly practical.
Unlike most other books written on evidence-based practice, this book questions whether this method always leads to the best practice possible and analyses and critiques the approach in a reflective manner.
Kingsley Norton takes the reader, step-by-step, through the entire process of setting up new services within the National Health Service. His wealth of hands-on experience and practical advice makes this book essential reading for anyone interested in management and the NHS or public services and attempting to innovate.
Healthcare ethics has been dominated by the voices of professionals. This book listens to the voices of patients and argues that patients' perceptions should form the core ethical obligations and insights for "good care." This is the ethical meaning of "patient-centered care."
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.
An even-handed and thorough empirical analysis of one of the most pressing topics in world affairs, Governing Global Health will reshape our understanding of how organizations can more effectively prevent the spread of communicable diseases like AIDS and reduce pervasive chronic health problems like malnutrition.
This book examines the relationship between welfare and health and includes discussion of key policy issues such as; changes in health care delivery, regulation of professionals, privatisation, welfare pluralism and the tackling of health and social inequalities.
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.
This important book makes a significant contribution to the emergent body of public health knowledge by examining debates around the social context of health, including key socio-economic, environmental and cultural factors.
This comprehensive and comparative study of health service change focuses on the influence of health professionals on the process and shape of change. The book examines the development and implementation of national health system reorganizations in the UK, Sweden and the Netherlands.
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.
In almost all Western countries, concerted efforts are undertaken to stimulate the use of information and communication technology in healthcare. Yet the number of success stories are few. This textbook introduces readers to the challenges, the lessons learned and the new insights of health information management at the start of the 21st century.
For many years, social cognition models have been at the forefront of research into predicting and explaining health behaviours. There have been few attempts to go beyond prediction and understanding to intervention - but now the position has changed, and a number of excellent interventions have been set up. This book bring them together here.
In contemporary manifestations of public health rituals and events, people are being increasingly united around what they hold in common - their material being and humanity. As a cult of humanity, public health provides a moral force in society that replaces 'traditional' religions in times of great diversity or heterogeneity of peoples.