Essential Public Health: Theory and Practice

Essential Public Health: Theory and Practice

by Stephen Gillam
     
 

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How can society most effectively prevent disease and promote health? That is the challenge addressed by this textbook. Public health is the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organised efforts of society. The 'science' is concerned with making a diagnosis of a population's health problems, establishing their cause

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How can society most effectively prevent disease and promote health? That is the challenge addressed by this textbook. Public health is the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organised efforts of society. The 'science' is concerned with making a diagnosis of a population's health problems, establishing their cause and determining effective interventions. The 'art' lies in creatively addressing these problems. Essential Public Health captures both the art and science of the field. This second edition has been fully updated with contemporary examples and includes new chapters on sustainability and change, management and leadership. Examples are taken from health systems throughout the world, giving readers a wider perspective of the challenges faced. This is essential reading for all trainees in health care, social care and related disciplines. An internet companion includes supplementary information and interactive, self-assessment questions to test understanding and aid learning.

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'... each chapter of the book is attractively set out and material is easy to locate. Each chapter beings with a 'Key Points' box and there is extensive use of figures, tables and information boxes throughout to accompany the text. ... one does not hesitate in recommending this book as a very useful and potentially beneficial introductory course in public health. It will not only prove useful to the student reader, it will also provide source material for the teacher.' Journal of Biosocial Science

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781139411844
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

Stephen Gillam is Director of Public Health Teaching at the School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge and a GP in Luton. He is a visiting professor at the University of Bedfordshire.
Jan Yates is a Public Health Consultant in the East of England Strategic Health Authority and a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health registered with the UK Public Health Register. She is also a qualified teacher.
Padmanabhan Badrinath is a Consultant in Public Health Medicine for the NHS in Suffolk and Affiliated Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge.

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