International Handbook Of Public Health / Edition 1

International Handbook Of Public Health / Edition 1

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International Handbook Of Public Health / Edition 1

At the end of the 20th century, many of the major health problems facing highly industrialized nations stem from advanced technology, a richer diet, and lengthened life span. The scope of public health has greatly expanded. While health hazards to the public have increased, the strategies available to remedy them have grown commensurably. Public health has borrowed and adapted knowledge from the biological, medical, behavioral, and social sciences, and has been quick to recognize the potential of new fields such as the management sciences for safeguarding the health of the community.

Through chapters written by expert contributors, this reference provides a synopsis of the state of the development of public health in twenty countries around the world. These countries vary considerably in national policies for organizing health services. Some are heavily industrialized, such as Germany and the United States, while others, such as Tanzania and Thailand, are less developed. Each chapter is devoted to a particular country, with chapters discussing similar issues in order to foster comparisons. Chapters discuss the overall status of public health from practice to research and teaching, and take into account the resulting health effects and the quality and efficiency of the delivery systems. Chapters include extensive references, and an appendix lists organizations in each country.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313295003
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/30/1996
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 492
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.06(d)

About the Author

KLAUS HURRELMANN is Professor of Sociology and Health Sciences, Director of the Research Center for Prevention and Intervention, and Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Bielefeld. He has won several Senior Science awards from the German Research Association, and his numerous publications include the International Handbook of Adolescence (Greenwood, 1994).

ULRICH LAASER is Professor of Social Medicine and Epidemiology at the School of Public Health at the University of Bielefeld. He is also Director of the Institute of Population Research and Social Policy in Bielefeld. From 1993 to 1995 he was President of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region.

Table of Contents

Public Health—Theory, Training, and Research

Theory and Training in Public Health by Klaus Hurrelmann, Ulrich Laaser, and Jacques Bury

Organizational Status of Basic and Applied Research in Public Health by Roger Detels, Walter W. Holland, and Heizo Tanaka

Country Reports

Australia by G. Dennis Calvert

Brazil by José Carvalho de Noronha and Eduardo Levcovitz

Canada by Robert A. Spasoff

China by Keyou Ge and Xudong Yang

France by D. Philippe Duprat

Germany by Jürgen von Troschke, Axel Hoffmann-Markwald, and Ulrich Stößel

Israel by Eitan F. Sabatello, David Chinitz, Palti Hava, and Leon Epstein

Italy by Franco Cavallo and Giovanni Renga

Japan by Atsuaki Gunji

Korea by Yong-Wook Lee and Jong-Gyu Kim

Malaysia by Siti Norazah Zulkifli, Wah-Yun Low, and Khairuddin Yusof

Mexico by Grac=iela Freyermuth Enc=iso and Jaime Page Pliego

Philippines by Teodora V. Tiglao and Jane C. Baltazar

Poland by Witold Zato'nski and Monika Przetakiewicz-Koziej

Russia by Valery E. Tchernjavsky

South Africa by Carel B. Ijsselmuiden

Tanzania by Cyril Pervilhac, Martin Alilio, and Peter Kilima

Thailand by Somjit Supannatas

United Kingdom by Christopher Birt

United States by Abdelmonem A. Afifi, Lester Breslow, and E. Richard Brown

Addresses of Public Health Organizations

Selected Bibliography


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