Health Promotion: Philosophy, Prejudice and Practice / Edition 2

Health Promotion: Philosophy, Prejudice and Practice / Edition 2

by David Seedhouse
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470847336

ISBN-13: 9780470847336

Pub. Date: 12/28/2003

Publisher: Wiley

Incisively written, this new edition of a popular guide first published in 1996 slices through the rhetoric of health promotion. Its penetrating analysis quickly reveals health promotion’s conceptual roots, providing an enlightening map of their web of theory and practice.

David Seedhouse proves that health promotion, a discipline intended to improve the

Overview

Incisively written, this new edition of a popular guide first published in 1996 slices through the rhetoric of health promotion. Its penetrating analysis quickly reveals health promotion’s conceptual roots, providing an enlightening map of their web of theory and practice.

David Seedhouse proves that health promotion, a discipline intended to improve the health of a population, is prejudiced—every plan and every project stems first from human values—and argues that only by acknowledging this will a mature discipline emerge. To help speed progress the author proposes a positive, practical theory of health promotion destined to inspire anyone who wishes to create better health.

This new edition includes three new chapters on conventional health promotion, radical and foundational health promotion and mental health promotion, providing examples of the use of foundational health promotion. This new edition also adds five new teaching exercises, incorporates and updates the guide for teachers and lecturers and includes a new topical case study. This book is laced with entertaining dialogues and readers are encouraged to explore ten carefully presented exercises.

Educational, accessible and intelligent, Health Promotion: Philosophy, Prejudice and Practice, 2nd Edition is a seminal work which heralds the beginning of the end of health promotion’s long adolescence. It is nothing less than essential reading for all practitioners and students of health promotion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470847336
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.77(w) x 9.65(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part One the magpie profession.

Dialogue One Health promotion on offer: all models available.

Dialogue Two Where's the beef?

Chapter One Glad to be vague.

Chapter Two Hollow words - and how to reveal them.

Chapter Three Evidence and ethics.

Dialogue Three Progress so far.

Part Two Prejudice first, evidence second.

Chapter Four What drive health promotion?

Chapter Five The political tap roots of health promotion.

Dialogue Four The outsider.

Chapter Six The outsider problem.

Part Three The foundations theory of health promotion.

Chapter Seven An introduction to the foundations of health promotion.

Chapter Eight Tough questions.

Dialogue Five The end of illusion.

Chapter Nine Ethics and health promotion.

Chapter Ten Rational health promotion.

Dialogue Six Time to face the music.

Dialogue Seven Seven strategies for health.

References.

Index.

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