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Author Baum, Frances, author

Title The new public health / Fran Baum
Edition Fourth edition
Published South Melbourne, Vic. : Oxford University Press, 2015
South Melbourne, Victoria : Oxford University Press, 2016


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Description xxxiii, 750 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Contents note continued: 14.Global Physical Threats to the Environment and Public Health -- Introduction -- Climate and atmospheric change -- Effects of climate change on human health -- Direct effects of climate change on human health -- Indirect effects of climate change on human health -- Summary: climate change and human health -- Declining air and water quality -- Water supply -- Nuclear power -- Loss of biodiversity -- Consumerism, neo-liberal globalisation and the environment -- Global efforts to address climate change -- Why don't we take action? -- Environmental justice -- Feminism and environmental justice -- The precautionary principle -- Conclusion -- 15.Urbanisation, Population, Communities and Environments: Global Trends -- Introduction -- Urbanisation -- Violence and crime -- Living conditions -- Crowding and health -- High density: a health hazard? -- High density and social disorder -- High density and environmental sustainability -- Slums --
Contents note continued: 21.Community Development in Health -- Introduction -- What is 'community'? -- Community development and social capital -- Community development and health services -- Community development: ways of working -- Dilemmas of community development -- Conclusion -- 22.Public Health Advocacy and Activism -- Introduction -- What is public health advocacy and activism? -- Who are public health advocates and activists? -- What are key advocacy and activism strategies? -- Advocacy and activism dilemmas -- Conclusion -- 23.Healthy Settings, Cities, Communities and Organisations: Strategies for the Twenty-first Century -- Introduction -- 'Settings' approaches to health promotion -- Bringing about change in healthy settings initiatives -- Political and policy leadership and commitment is essential -- Encouraging action across sectors -- Types of partnerships -- Detailed examples of healthy settings initiatives --
Contents note continued: Affluent suburbia: dream or nightmare? -- Social impact of urban life: from community to anomie? -- Social capital declining? -- Transport in urban areas -- Population, consumption and equity -- Conclusion -- 16.Healthy Economic Policies -- Introduction -- Challenging economic growth -- Beyond GDP AND GNP: indicators of well-being -- Polluter-pays principle -- Retreat from consumerism -- Healthier economic options: Keynes, post-carbon and low growth -- Controlling the transnational corporations -- From global to local -- Local action to resist globalisation -- Fair taxation, income and wealth distribution -- Trade justice -- An economy that encourages healthy work -- Conclusion -- 17.Sustainable Infrastructures for Health, Well-being and Equity -- Introduction -- The global framework -- Sustainable development: oxymoron or salvation? -- Creating ecologically sustainable and healthy communities --
Contents note continued: Characteristics of healthy and sustainable cities and communities -- Tensions in creating healthy cities and communities -- Energy use -- Reducing fossil fuel use -- Taming the car -- Equitable provision of healthy infrastructure -- Housing -- Preserving agricultural land and natural spaces -- The sustainability of rural areas -- Conclusion -- 18.Medical and Health Service Interventions -- Introduction -- General practitioners -- Screening -- Specific screening tests and their effects -- Effectiveness of screening for behavioural risk factors and follow-up on population health -- Immunisation -- Smallpox -- Polio -- Immunisation in Australia -- Individual risks and social benefits of immunisation -- The contribution of the health sector to promoting population health and reducing inequity -- Comprehensive primary health care -- Conclusion -- 19.Changing Behaviour: The Limits of Behaviourism and Some Alternatives -- Introduction --
Contents note continued: Chronic disease -- Disability -- Conclusion -- 12.Patterns of Health Inequities in Australia -- Introduction -- Key factors in health inequalities in Australia -- Effects of socioeconomic status -- Poverty, socioeconomic status and health -- Socioeconomic status -- Increasing inequities -- Unemployment and health -- Occupational illness and injury -- Indigenous peoples -- Refugees, migrants and health -- Gender and health -- Suicide -- Gender and morbidity -- Location and health -- Rural and remote Australia -- Conclusion -- 13.The Social Determinants of Health Inequity -- Introduction -- Explaining socioeconomic status inequities in health status -- Artefact explanations -- Theories of natural or social selection -- Cultural/behavioural versus materialist or structuralist explanations -- Social capital, support and cohesion and health inequities -- Gender and health -- Inequities: the case of Aboriginal health -- Conclusion --
Contents note continued: Conclusion -- 7.Epidemiology and Public Health -- Introduction -- What is epidemiology? -- Population epidemiology -- Clinical epidemiology -- Social and eco-social epidemiology -- Popular epidemiology -- Key concepts and methods in epidemiology -- Descriptive studies -- Analytical studies -- Experimental designs -- Quality and error in epidemiological studies -- Conclusion -- 8.Survey Research Methods in Public Health -- Introduction -- Strengths of surveys -- Weaknesses of surveys -- Planning and conducting surveys -- Is the research question amenable to questionnaire or interview survey? -- What type of survey to use? -- Selecting respondents -- How many people should be included in a survey? -- Designing a survey instrument -- Survey fieldwork -- Self-completion questionnaires -- Telephone surveys -- Face-to-face surveys -- Response rates to surveys -- Analysis of survey results -- Conclusion -- 9.Qualitative Research Methods -- Introduction --
Contents note continued: International developments in the new public health -- The 1980s: developing a new public health -- The 1990s: implementing the Ottawa Charter strategies -- The 1990s to the twenty-first century: international developments in the new public health -- New century: Commission on Social Determinants of Health-strong reinforcement for the new public health -- Global health systems to promote the new public health -- Does spending more on care determine health outcomes? -- Comprehensive primary health care as the basis of health systems -- Resisting growing medicalisation -- Health sector stewardship function -- Australia and the new public health: 1970s to the present -- State variation in community health and health promotion in the 1980s -- 1990s: neo-liberalism takes hold in Australia -- Howard's Australia and the impact on the new public health -- National, state and local public health responsibilities -- Research for the new public health --
Contents note continued: Legislative frameworks that support healthy settings in the workplace -- Healthy settings projects in the workplace -- Healthy cities and communities -- WHO's Healthy Cities program -- Healthy Cities in Australia -- Healthy Cities: actions for health -- Settings with a specific focus: obesity prevention in cities and communities -- Sustainability of healthy settings -- Critical perspectives on healthy settings approaches -- Conclusion -- 24.Healthy Public Policy -- Introduction -- What is policy? -- What is healthy public policy? -- Policy formulation -- Phases in policy making -- Approaches to policy formulation -- Policies and power -- Healthy public policy in a globalised world -- Examples of healthy public policy -- What makes for healthy public policy? -- Conclusion -- 25.Linking Local, National and Global Public Health -- Introduction -- Global issues of ecology -- A just world? -- Leadership for a healthy future --
Contents note continued: Preference for selective primary health care and lifestyle health promotion -- Specific policy areas in the past -- years and their fit with the new public health -- How much does Australia spend on public health? -- Conclusion -- 4.Ethics, Politics and Ideologies: The Invisible Hands of Public Health -- Introduction -- Political systems and ideologies -- Types of political systems -- Growth of welfare states -- Egalitarianism, socialism and capitalism -- Ethical issues in public health -- Roots of individualism -- The dialectic between individualism and collectivism -- Consequentialist and non-consequentialist ethics -- Rights arguments -- Victim blaming -- Public health policies and individualism -- Social-structural and communitarian perspectives -- Individualism and the welfare state -- Conclusion -- 5.Neo-liberalism, Globalisation and Health -- Introduction -- What is globalisation? -- What is neo-liberalism? -- Key institutions --
Contents note continued: Public health for the brave-hearted -- Reflective, flexible and eclectic -- A vision for 2050 -- Conclusion
Contents note continued: Social learning theory -- Health belief model -- Theory of reasoned action -- Stages of change model -- Health action model -- Application of behavioural theories -- Second generation of heart health campaigns -- Social marketing -- Mass media campaigns -- Health education through entertainment -- Using social media -- Criticisms of social marketing -- Relational, mindful and positive: other approaches to health promotion for individuals -- Conclusion -- 20.Participation and Health Promotion -- Introduction -- Participation in practice -- Values and principles for participation -- Participation in health -- Social media and participation -- Lessons from participation in health -- Pseudo or real participation? -- Types of participation -- Participation and power -- Who participates? Issues of representation -- Citizens or consumers? -- The role of professionals in participation -- Effective bureaucratic consultations -- Conclusion --
Contents note continued: What is qualitative research? -- Application to public health -- Qualitative research methods -- Case studies -- Participant observation -- In-depth interviewing -- Focus groups -- Document analysis -- Common issues of concern -- Analysing qualitative data -- Conclusion -- 10.Planning and Evaluation of Community-based Health Promotion -- Introduction -- Planning for community-based public health projects -- Tools for needs assessment -- Setting priorities and ongoing planning -- Evaluation of complex public health initiatives -- Objectives and outcomes -- Ensuring a reflective approach -- Methods for community-based evaluation -- Validity of evaluation -- Conclusion -- 11.Changing Health and Illness Profiles in the Twenty-first Century: Global and Australian Perspectives -- Introduction -- Data sources -- Life expectancy -- Social determinants of health -- Cause of death -- Deaths from violence and injury -- Resurgence of infectious diseases --
Contents note continued: World trade system and health -- International agreements that threaten global health -- TRIPS and TRIPS-Plus -- Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) -- The impact of transnational corporations -- The impact of neo-liberalism on health -- Consumerism -- The voices of dissent: civil society movements -- Bringing the voice of ordinary people from the grassroots -- Protest, advocacy and lobbying against international financial and trade institutions -- 'Watching' the global institutions -- Conclusion -- 6.Research for a New Public Health -- Introduction -- Limits to epidemiology -- Other forms of knowledge generation -- Need to change focus of health research -- Reflective research practice -- Using previous research findings: systematic reviews -- Ethical issues in research -- Do no harm -- Methodological soundness -- Informed consent -- Privacy, confidentiality and anonymity -- Being an ethical researcher -- Research with Indigenous Australians --
Machine generated contents note: 1.Understanding Health: Definitions and Perspectives -- Introduction -- Health: the clockwork model of medicine -- Health as the absence of illness -- Measuring health -- Health: ordinary people's perspectives -- Public and private lay accounts -- Health in cultural and economic contexts -- Spiritual aspects -- Health: critical perspective -- Health as 'outcomes' -- Health and place: defining collective health -- Population versus individual health: the heart of public health -- Conclusion -- 2.A History of Public Health -- Introduction -- Era of Indigenous control -- Colonial legacy -- Theories of disease causation -- Public health legislation and sanitary reforms -- Australian responses -- Status quo or radical change? -- Relearning the nineteenth-century lessons: McKeown and Szreter -- Nation-building era -- Affluence, medicine, social infrastructure -- Conclusion -- 3.The New Public Health Evolves -- Introduction --
Summary The 4th edition of Fran Baum's The New Public Health is the most comprehensive book available on new public health. It offers readers the opportunity to gain a sense of scope of the new public health visions and combines theoretical and practical material to assist with understanding the social and economic determinants of health
Analysis Australian
Notes Previous edition: 2008
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 670-738) and index
Audience This book is written for students of public health, health professionals working in public health, preventative medicine and primary health care settings, health and environment planners and those interested in creating communities that maximise health for people and the environment. Integrating knowledge and methodologies from the social sciences, environmental sciences and humanities, The New Public Health presents a comprehensive package of ideas and directions for public health focused on achieving a fairer, more sustainable and equitable world. Publisher's website
Subject Health promotion -- Australia.
Public health -- Australia.
Public health.
Global Health.
Public Health.
Health Promotion.
Public Health.
Reading List HME941 recommended text 2020
HSN745 recommended text 2019
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LC no. 2015513778
ISBN 9780195588088