Local and Global Perspectives
- Editor: Pranee Liamputtong, Western Sydney University
Public Health: Local and Global Perspectives provides students with a comprehensive overview of Australian and international public health issues and contexts. It introduces the discipline of public health and aims to deepen students' understanding of the determinants of health, historical and theoretical perspectives of public health, current health research and evidence-based practice. This fully revised and expanded edition includes new chapters on ethics in public health, planning and evaluation, individual behavioural change, gender-based health inequalities and public health approaches to drug use. Each chapter features a strong pedagogical foundation, including learning objectives, key terms, illustrative case studies, tutorial exercises, further reading and comprehensive summaries that equip students with a deeper understanding of key concepts. Written by an accomplished author team led by Pranee Liamputtong, Public Health remains an essential learning resource.Read more
- Provides a comprehensive understanding of public health from both Australian and international contexts
- Offers comprehensive coverage of foundational topics, historical and theoretical perspectives, special populations, and particularly evidence-based practice
- Brings together contributions from experts in their field who add specialist perspectives
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- Edition: 2nd Edition
- Date Published: May 2019
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9781108635233
- contains: 40 b/w illus. 12 tables
- availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
Table of Contents
1. Public health: an introduction to local and global contexts Pranee Liamputtong
Part I. Historical and Theoretical Perspectives:
2. Public health: historical and contemporary principles and practices Rebecca E. Olson
3. Health promotion principles and practice: addressing complex public health issues using the Ottawa Charter Bernadette Sebar, Kirsty Morgan and Jessica Lee
4. Primary health care and community health Irene Blackberry
5 Public health ethics Jane Williams and Stacy Carter
Part II. Determinants of Health:
6. Social determinants of public health John Oldroyd
7. Behavioural, nutritional and environmental determinants and public health Jonathan Hallett, Gemma Crawford, Christina Pollard and Toni Hannelly
8. Individual decision-making in public health John Bidewell
9. Political determinants of public health Marguerite C. Sendall
10. Human rights, social justice and public health Ann Taket
Part III. Public Health and Research:
11. Qualitative research methodology and evidence-based practice in public health Pranee Liamputtong
12. Assessing the health of populations: epidemiology in public health Patricia Lee
13. Public health: planning and evaluation Stuart Wark
Part IV. Public Health Issues and Special Populations:
14. Health of children: the right to thrive Lisa Gibbs, Elise Davis and Simon Crouch
15. Promoting adolescent wellbeing: health concerns, help-seeking and models of public health Jessica Heerde and Sheryl Hemphill
16. Healthy ageing Elizabeth Cyarto and Frances Batchelor
17. The health inequalities of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities: strategies for change Teresa Iacono and Christine Bigby
18. The health of indigenous peoples Sharon Chirgwin and Heather D'Antoine
19. Health of migrants and refugees Celia McMichael
20. The health of rural peoples Alan Crouch, Lisa Bourke and David Pierce
21. Drug use in Australia: a public health approach Andrew Smirnov and Jake Najman.
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