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.
Global health is a relatively new but rapidly expanding field as public health practitioners recognize the important challenges that global changes are posing for human health. This title covers issues such as: food, tobacco and pharmaceuticals; emerging infectious diseases; climate change; economy and trade; and security and governance.
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.
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.
Explores constraints and opportunities for addressing and promoting the sexual health of men. This title redresses the balance between society's traditional views and expectations of men's sexual health, compared to the sexual health of women. It considers various aspects of sexual health, including historic developments and social considerations.
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.
This book tells the inside story of each of the major 'scares' of the past two decades, showing for the first time how they have followed a remarkably consistent pattern, and demonstrating how they left us completely unprepared for the most disruptive and dangerous event of all: COVID-19.
This is the quick, go-to-reference book for public health trainees and practitioners. It distils information from the core disciplines of public health into one concise volume. It is also packed with practical tips on professional competencies and skills development, as well as new emerging topics.
First, a horse in Brisbane falls ill: fever, swelling, bloody froth. Then thirteen others drop dead. The foreman at the stables becomes ill and the trainer dies. This title tracks these infections to their source and asks what we can do to prevent some new pandemic spreading across the face of the earth.
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 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 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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Addresses the various ways to conceptualize life balance as distinguishable among other positive state constructs. This book is suitable for occupational therapy and occupational science communities; professionals in wellness and holistic health; and those in psychology and sociology.
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.
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.
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.