Risk Communication and Public Health / Edition 2

Risk Communication and Public Health / Edition 2

by Peter Bennett, Kenneth Calman, Sarah Curtis, Denis Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199562849

ISBN-13: 9780199562848

Pub. Date: 02/22/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Controversies about risks to public health regularly hit the news, whether about food safety, environmental issues, medical interventions, or "lifestyle" risks, such as drinking. To those trying to manage or regulate risks, public reactions sometimes seem bizarre. To the public, the behavior of those supposedly "in charge" can seem no less odd.

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Overview

Controversies about risks to public health regularly hit the news, whether about food safety, environmental issues, medical interventions, or "lifestyle" risks, such as drinking. To those trying to manage or regulate risks, public reactions sometimes seem bizarre. To the public, the behavior of those supposedly "in charge" can seem no less odd. Trust is currently at a premium.

This new edition of Risk Communication and Public Health covers the theoretical and research background, and presents a wide range of contemporary case studies and the learning experiences from these, and the political, institutional, and organizational issues they raise. It concludes with an analysis of the lessons learned and gives pointers for the future. The book offers international perspectives, and contributors include representatives from consumer organizations as well as public health practitioners and academics. This edition is substantially updated with new material and case studies, but retains the same focus—the improvement of communication and promotion of "good practice" in risk communication, in government, the health service, and elsewhere.

This second edition presents a broad view of the issues around risk communication and public health in a way that will be of interest to a range of public health practitioners, managers and policy makers, postgraduate students and academics in a number of disciplines, and those interested in environmental health.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199562848
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/22/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Risk, communication and the public understanding of uncertainty in public health
1. Understanding public responses to risk, Peter Bennett, Kenneth Calman Sarah Curtis, Denis Smith
2. Bringing light to the shadows and shadows to the light: risk, risk management and risk communication, Denis Smith, Alan Irwin, Moira Fischbacher
3. Consumer perceptions of the risks and benefits associated with food hazards, Lynn Frewer, Heleen Van Dijk, Arnout Fischer
4. The social amplification of risk framework (SARP): Theory, critiques and policy implications, Nick Pidgeon, Karen Henwood
5. From trouble to trauma: the need for public-private health partnerships, Larry Barton
Part 2: Public health risk communication in practice
6. The role of the media in public health crises: Perspectives from the UK and Europe, Hugh Pennington
7. Where do we go from here? The evacuation of city centres and the communication of public health risks from extreme threats, Denis Smith, Moira Fischbacher, David BaMaung
8. Radiation in London: managing risk communication in the Litvinenko affair, Pat Troop, Anton Dittner
9. Risk Communication in the British Pertussis and MMR Vaccine Controversies, Rachel Casiday
10. Risk communication and pandemic influenza, Judith Petts, Heather Draper, Jon Ives, Sarah Damery
11. CJD: risk communication in a health care setting, David Pryer, Pat Hewitt
12. Contesting the science: public health knowledge and action in controversial land-use developments, Eva Elliott, Emily Harrop, Gareth Williams
13. A Precautionary tale - the role of the precautionary principle in policy making for public health, Denis Smith, Kenneth Calman
Part 3: From the inside looking out, looking in - organisational issues around preparation and response for public health risks
14. Changes to food risk management and communication, Sue Davies
15. Communicating across publics and between organisations: the case of childhood accidents, Moira Fischbacher
16. Exporting Pandora's Box - Exploitation, risk communication and public health problems associated with the export of hazard, Denis Smith, Ray Hudson
17. Communication about persistent environmental risks: problems of knowledge exchange and potential of participative techniques, Sara Fuller, Karen Bickerstaff, Fu-Meng Khaw, Sarah Curtis
18. Geographical information systems as a means for communicating about public health, Christine Dunn
19. Exploring and Communicating Risks: Scenario-based workshops, Simon French, John Maule
20. Embedding better practice in risk communication and public health, Peter Bennett, Sarah Curtis, Kenneth Calman, Denis Smith

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