Health Promotion in Practice / Edition 1

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Health Promotion in Practice is a practice-driven text that translates theories of health promotion into a step-by-step clinical approach for engaging with clients. The book covers the theoretical frameworks of health promotion, clinical approaches to the eleven healthy behaviors—eating well, physical activity, sexual health, oral health, smoking cessation, substance safety, injury prevention, violence prevention, disaster preparedness, organizational wellness, and enhancing development—as well as critical factors shaping the present and the future of the field. Written by the leading practitioners and researchers in the field of health promotion, Health Promotion in Practice is a key text and reference for students, faculty, researchers, and practitioners.

"Finally, a signature book in which practitioners of health promotion will find relevant guidance for their work. Sherri Sheinfeld Gorin and Joan Arnold have compiled an outstanding cast of savvy experts whose collective effort has resulted in a stunning breadth of coverage. Whether you are a practitioner or a student preparing for practice, this book will help you to bridge the gap between theory and practice-driven empiricism."
—John P. Allegrante, professor of health education, Teachers College, and Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

"The models of health promotion around which Health Promotion in Practice is built have a sound basis in current understanding of human development, the impact of community and social systems, and stages of growth, development, and aging. This handbook can provide both experienced health professionals and students beginning to develop practice patterns the content and structure to interactions that are truly promoting of health."
—Kristine M. Gebbie, Dr.P.H., R.N., Columbia University School of Nursing

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Sharon P. O'Neill, JD, MSN, CRNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: This book provides a detailed examination of issues pertinent to providing care to individuals, their immediate family members, and the communities in which they live. It offers a practical approach, which combines theory and evidence-based guidelines for dealing with such topics as health promotion models, nutrition, smoking cessation, and violence. This is an update of the first edition published under the title Health Promotion Handbook (1998). New topics include disaster preparedness, family violence, and an examination of organizational wellness.
Purpose: According to the authors, this book provides a practice-driven approach to help practitioners engage clients in modifying behaviors to promote good health. The authors' objectives are laudable and in sync with the issues currently being presented to practitioners in the primary care and community health settings. The authors meet their objective by providing an examination of health promotion models and discussing the major risk factors associated with poor health.
Audience: This book is intended for healthcare workers including, but not limited to, physicians, advanced practice nurses, medical students, nursing graduate students, and graduate public health students. The authors successfully write for this audience, drawing on their own diverse backgrounds and experiences in healthcare.
Features: In the first of the book's three sections, the authors examine how our differing views on the definition of health, health promotion models, and the political, governmental, and economic perspectives impact healthcare delivery. In section two, the focus shifts to provide a comprehensive look at major obstacles to health promotion such as smoking, poor oral hygiene, substance abuse, and injury prevention. The last section discusses economic considerations and future directions in health promotion.
Assessment: This is a comprehensive overview of issues that affect healthcare practitioners' ability to promote a healthy lifestyle. It is one of the best books that I have read on the topic of health promotion. The second edition is updated and provides timely information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787979614
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/7/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 628
  • Sales rank: 493,706
  • Product dimensions: 6.99 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Sherri Sheinfeld Gorin, Ph.D., is associate professor atColumbia University, Teachers College, and senior member, HerbertIrving Comprehensive Cancer Center, New York, N.Y., and director,New York Physicians Against Cancer (NYPAC).

Joan Arnold, Ph.D., R.N., is professor of nursing, TheCollege of New Rochelle School of Nursing, and serves as aconsultant to the New York State Center for Sudden Infant Death,New York City Satellite Office/MHRA.

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Table of Contents

Tables, Figures, and Exhibits.

Foreword (Lawrence W. Green).

Preface and Acknowledgments.

The Contributors.


1. Images of Health (Joan Arnold, Laurel Janssen Breen).

2. Models of Health Promotion (Sherri Sheinfeld Gorin).

3. Contexts for Health Promotion (Aaron P. Gorin, SherriSheinfeld Gorin).

4. Agents for Health Promotion (Laurel Janssen Breen, JoanArnold).


5. Eating Well (Lorraine E. Matthews).

6. Physical Activity (Karen J. Calfas, Athena S. Hagler).

7. Sexual Health (Theo Sandfort).

8. Oral Health (Joan I. Gluch, Susanne K. Giorgio, Barbara J.Steinberg).

9. Smoking Cessation (Sherri Sheinfeld Gorin, Robert A.Schnoll).

10. Substance Safety (Kristen Lawton Barry, Frederic C.Blow).

11. Injury Prevention (David A. Sleet, Andrea CarlsonGielen).

12. Violence Prevention (Lloyd B. Potter).

13. Disaster Preparedness.

Prologue (Sandro Galea, Craig Hadley).

Disaster Preparedness (Stephen S. Morse).

14. Organizational Wellness (Thomas Diamante, Samuel M. Natale,Manuel London).

15. Enhancing Development (Penelope Buschman Gemma, JoanArnold).


16. Economic Considerations in Health Promotion (Wendy Dahar,Duncan Neuhauser).

17. Future Directions for Health Promotion (Sherri SheinfeldGorin).

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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