Policy and Practice in Promoting Public Health
- Cathy E Lloyd - The Open University
- Stephen Handsley - The Open University
- Jenny Douglas - The Open University
- Sarah Earle - The Open University
- Sue Spurr - The Open University
Health Policy | Public Health | Public Health Education & Health Promotion
Key issues discussed in the book include:
" the impact of globalization on health
" developments of public health since New Labour, and the political tensions arising from the modernization of the NHS
" changes in theoretical, conceptual and ideological perspectives on multidisciplinary public health, and the shift towards reducing health inequalities
" the role of health workers, local authority workers, the voluntary sector, individuals, and families in public health practice
" participatory and community approaches to promoting public health
" the ethical dilemmas associated with working at community and local levels.
Each section of the book concludes with a case study, which pulls together the key themes and issues raised in earlier chapters, and links theoretical, policy and practical perspectives. Policy and Practice in Promoting Public Health will be a core resource for those studying public health and health promotion across a wide range of health and social care disciplines and for professionals and training organisations involved in promoting public health.
An easily read, well structured informed publication giving the reader a clear overview of the place value of Policy making when considering the Promotion of Public Health
Easy to understand according to the students.
Related to the module assignment
This book helps students to contextualise contemporary public health promotiin from wider policy and strategic drivers. Useful for practitioners from a diversiy of healthcare professions.
This has been a good book exploring policies in public health - the book provides an essential overview of the political agenda associated with public health, and it is written in a clear and easy to read format - I would highly recommend this book to practitioners in the field of public health
A valuable text for those who are newly introduced to the concepts around health promotion but also to those with more experience.
A book that I would recommend to undergraduate and post graduate students involved in public heath practice. It complements a range of other public health books with the advantage that it takes a skills perspective.
This is a very good book -but not suitable for being the main text.