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A Reader in Promoting Public Health (Published in association with The Open University) [Paperback]

Jenny Douglas , Sarah Earle , Stephen Handsley , Linda C. Jones , Cathy Lloyd , Sue Spurr
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18 Nov 2009 1849201048 978-1849201049 Second Editon
The second edition of A Reader in Promoting Public Health brings together a selection of readings that explore and challenge current thinking in the field of multidisciplinary public health. This thoroughly updated and revised new edition addresses contemporary issues that are high on the agenda of public health, and enables the reader to understand and negotiate this broad and dynamic field of study.

The book is organised into five sections, each with an accessible and student-friendly introduction that pulls together the key themes and issues:

- Back to the future? Reflections on multidisciplinary public health takes stock of the scope and ambition of contemporary public health;

- Research for evidence-based practice explores research methods, tools and techniques for developing effective public health practice;

- Promoting health through public policy examines policy challenges, responses and key debates at national, international and global level :

- Promoting public health at a local level explores public health and health promotion in a participatory and community context;

- Public health for the 21st century: whose voices? whose values? examines debates which expose alternative futures, priorities and boundaries for public health work.

This second edition includes new material on health inequalities, health protection, social marketing and health promotion, as well as highlighting the practical requirements of public health work through 'grass roots' accounts of practice. It will be essential reading for all students of public health and health promotion, as well as for health and social care professionals.


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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd; Second Editon edition (18 Nov 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849201048
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849201049
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 16.5 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 51,268 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Very clearly laid out and easy to follow. The book has helped with my current studies in promoting public health.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Book arrived damp and curled 5 July 2014
By Karen
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Content of book good, however very disappointed by the way it arrived. Book very damp and pages all curled as a result. Unfortunately I needed the book immediately for reference otherwise it would have been returned. I advise source from high street!
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5.0 out of 5 stars health promotion 21 Dec 2013
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Very relevant to studies. has case studies which are varied and ideal for considering different angles to situations. good book
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3.0 out of 5 stars Very informative 29 Nov 2013
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Packed with information on public health.

Not very legible, font is too small, too much print on each page

Portable - easy to travel with in pocket book
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5.0 out of 5 stars this was a course book 10 Feb 2013
By carol
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I needed to buy this as part of my coursework I was very glad that I could get it at less than my course information said it would be
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