Local and Global Perspectives
- Editor: Pranee Liamputtong, University of Western Sydney
This book provides students with a comprehensive overview of Australian and international public health issues and contexts. It explores recent changes in the local public health field, as well as complex global public health issues, and engages with the political and cultural impacts these have on public health systems. The book aims to deepen students' understanding of the determinants of health, historical and theoretical perspectives of public health, and current health research. Through consideration of new perspectives, it introduces the latest public health discourses and explores issues of health promotion and health inequalities that inform much of the understanding of public health today. Drawing on more than 25 years' experience, Pranee Liamputtong leads a stellar author team to present this essential resource. Each chapter includes learning objectives, key words, tutorial exercises and further reading, as well as illustrative and informative case studies to aid students' understanding of key concepts.Read more
- Provides a comprehensive understanding of public health from both Australian and international contexts
- Addresses important issues such as the historical and theoretical perspectives of public health, determinants of health, public health issues and special populations, and public health and research, particularly evidence-based practice in public health
- Led by Pranee Liamputtong, the book brings together contributions from experts in their field who add different perspectives rather than the views of a single author
- Explores issues of health promotion and health inequalities that inform much of the understanding of public health today
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- Date Published: June 2016
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9781316680179
- contains: 25 b/w illus. 1 map 4 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. Olsen
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
Part II. Determinants of Health:
5. Social determinants of public health John Oldroyd
6. Behavioural, nutritional and environmental determinants and public health Jonathan Hallett, Gemma Crawford, Christina Pollard and Toni Hannelly
7. Political determinants of public health Marguerite C. Sendall
8. Human rights, social justice and public health Ann Taket
Part III. Public Health and Research:
9. Qualitative research methodology and evidence-based practice in public health Pranee Liamputttong
10. Assessing the health of populations: epidemiology in public health Patricia Lee
11. From research to policy and practice in public health Evelyne de Leeuw
Part IV. Public Health Issues and Special Populations:
12. Health of children: the right to thrive Lisa Gibbs, Elise Davis and Simon Crouch
13. Promoting adolescent wellbeing: health concerns, help-seeking, and models of public health Jessica Heerde and Sheryl Hemphill
14. Healthy ageing Briony Dow, Elizabeth Cyarto and Frances Batchelor
15. The health inequalities of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities: strategies for change Teresa Iacono and Christine Bigby
16. The health of indigenous people Sharon Chirgwin and Heather D'Antoine
17. Health of migrants and refugees Celia McMichael
18. The health of rural peoples Alan Crouch, Lisa Bourke and David Pierce.
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