Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice / Edition 2

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The new edition of this unique and practical guide to the everyday practice of public health has been fully updated with 13 new chapters and an increased focus on quality of health care systems. It is a simple, easy to use handbook of basic public health skills which introduces learning practitioners to the early phases of approaching a public health issue. It details why an issue is important and exactly how it can be analysed and addressed. The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice is the first resort for all those in training and practice.
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UNEDITED UK REVIEW: "Review from previous edition An essential reference for all health promotion decision makers and leaders of staff or programs."--Health Promotion Journal of Australia

UNEDITED UK REVIEW: "'The Editors of the Oxford handbook of Public Health Practice have achieved their aim. It is excellent value for money and is essential reading for new trainees and experienced practitioners of Public Health medicine alike.''It must have become the must have public health book of the year...my congratulations on a superb book.'"--Public Health

UNEDITED UK REVIEW: "A brilliant study aid!"--amazon.co.uk

"...It is a certainty that trainees and others...will find this handbook extremely useful in helping them to bridge the gap between public health theory and public health practice."--Charles Saunders in Public Health

"Overall, this is a book which can inform all of us working in public health and I would highly recommend it."--Triona McCarthy in Public Health

"Any specialist in training is faced with the ominous question--how do I do this? For fully fledged practitioners it is often some time since they had to exercise certain skills, and faced with a new challenge need a reminder of how to approach it. To have the answer delivered by an eminent cast of public health luminaries would be ideal, and this is what this book delivers."--John Lucy in Public Health

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198566557
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 10/26/2006
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 728
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 4.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1
Problems, options, and priorites, David Pencheon
Introduction, David Pencheon
1.1. Scoping public health problems, Gabriele Bammer
1.2. Turning public health problems into answerable questions, Georgios Lyratzopoulos & Ian Harvey
1.3. Assessing health care needs, John Wright & Dee Kyle
1.4. Making choices - the role of health economics, John Appleby, Peter Brambleby
1.5. Assessing health impact, Alex Scott Samuel & Kate Arden
1.6. Being explicit about values in public health, Nick Steel
1.7. Understanding ethics in public health, Angus Dawson
1.8. Innovating, Muir Gray
Part 2
Using data and evidence, David Pencheon
Introduction, David Pencheon
2.1. Understanding data, information, and knowledge, Barry Tennison
2.2. Qualitative and quantitative understanding, Tom Ling
2.3. Epidemiologic understanding, Anjum Memon
2.4. Monitoring disease and risk factors: surveillance, Daniel Sosin & Richard Hopkins
2.5. Investigating changes in occurrence, Ibrahim Abubakar
2.6. Investigating alleged clusters, Pat Saunders, Andrew Kibble & Amanda Burls
2.7. Monitoring specific determinants and diseases - registers, Jem Rashbass & John Newton
2.8. Assessing health status, Peter Gentle & David Pencheon
2.9. Summarising population health, Jean-Marie Robine
2.10. Measuring and auditing health inequality and equity, Julian Flowers
2.11. Finding and appraising research evidence, Anne Brice, Amanda Burls & Alison Hill
2.12. Providing data and evidence for practitioners and policy makers, Julius Weinberg & David Pencheon
Part 3
Direct Action, Muir Gray
Introduction, Muir Gray
3.1. Preventing epidemics of communicable disease, Sarah O'Brien
3.2. Protecting health, sustaining the environment, Roscoe Taylor & Charles Guest
3.3. Protecting and promoting health in the workplace, Ching Aw, Stuart Whitaker & Malcolm Harrington
3.4. Facilitating community action, Anna Donald
3.5. Respondong to disasters, Paul Bolton
3.6. Assuring screening programmes, Angela Raffle, Alex Barratt, Muir Gray
3.7. Hard-to-reach groups, Julia Carr, Don Matheson & David Tipene-Leach
3.8. Understanding public health genetics, Ron Zimmern
3.9. The practice of public health in primary care, Steve Gillam
3.10. The practice of public health in poorer countries, Nicholas Banatvala & Jenny Amery
Part 4
Making Policy, David Melzer
Introduction, David Melzer
4.1. Influencing government policy: a framework, Gerard Anderson & Peter Sotir Hussey
4.2. Developing healthy public policy, Don Nutbeam
4.3. Law in public health practice, Lawrence Gostin
4.4. Shaping your organization's policy, Yi Mien Koh
4.5. Translating policy into indicators and targets, John Battersby
4.6. Translating indictators and targets into public health action, Rebekah Jenkin, George Rubin, Stephen Leeder & Michael Frommer
4.7. Influencing governments via media advocacy, Simon Chapman
4.8. Public health policy at European level, Martin McKee
4.9. Influencing international policy, Tim Lang & Martin Caraher
Part 5
Developing health system strategy, David Melzer
Introduction, David Melzer
5.1. An introduction to healthcare strategy, David Pencheon
5.2. Strategic approaches to planning health services, David Lawrence
5.3. Learning from international models of funding and delivering health care, Anna Dixon
5.4. Setting priorities in health care, Siân Griffiths, Tony Jewell & Tony Hope
5.5. Improving equity in health care, Anna Donald
5.6. Commissioning health care, Richard Richards
Part 6
Improving quality in health care, David Melzer
6.1. Understanding health care quality, Paul Shekelle, David Pencheon & David Melzer
6.2. Effecting change in health care organisations, Charlie Tomson & Rashad Massoud
6.3. Quality improvement through chronic disease management, Ron Davis
6.4. Variations in health care activity and quality, David Melzer & Nick Steel
6.5. Improving health and health care through informatics, Don Detmer
6.6. Evaluating health care technologies, Andrew Stevens & Ruairidh Milne
6.7. Getting research into practice, Jeanette Ward, Jermy Grimshaw & Martin Eccles
6.8. Using guidance and frameworks, Gene Feder & Chris Griffiths
6.9. Evaluating health care systems, Nick Hicks
6.10. Evaluating patient experience and health care process data, Edmund Jessop
6.11. Clinical quality, governance and accountability, Pamela Hall & Gabriel Scally
Part 7
Personal effectiveness, Charles Guest
Introduction, Charles Guest
7.1. Developing leadership skills, Fiona Sim
7.2. Effecting change at meetings, Edmund Jessop
7.3. Writing to effect change, Edmund Jessop
7.4. Working with the media, Alan Maryon Davis
7.5. Communicating risk, Nick Steel & Charles Guest
7.6. Being a consultant, Charles Guest
7.7. Being a political activist, Muir Gray
7.8. Assessing and improving your own professional practice, Caron Grainger
Part 8
Organisational development, Charles Guest
Introduction, Charles Guest
8.1. Working in teams, Annabelle Mark & Mike Jones
8.2. Managing projects, Gabriel Scally
8.3. Planning - operational and business, Paul Watson & Peter Wightman
8.4. Involving consumers, Vikki Entwistle & Bec Hanley
8.5. Assessing public health effectiveness, Chris Spencer-Jones
Endmatters, Charles Guest
A chronology of Public Health Practice, Charles Guest, Katherine Mackay
Ten golden rules of Public Health Practice, Professor John Wilkinson & Professor Sir Kenneth Calman
Internet sources of references (Important websites)
Abbreviations and glossary

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