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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, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (xxxiii, 750 pages) : illustrations
Contents 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 fourth edition of Fran Baum's The New Public Health is the most authoritative resource available on the new public health. It offers readers the opportunity to gain a sense of the scope of the new public health visions, and combines theoretical and practical material to help readers understand the social and economic determinants of health. Based on the premise of previous editions – new public health promotes equity in order to improve health across the globe — this new edition has been fully revised to reflect recent developments in the theory, practice and direction of the new public health.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.New to this editionAll chapters have been substantially revised and all data and figures have been updated New chapter on Public Health Advocacy More content on food security; globalisation and climate change, and sustainability; violence in Australia; emergencies and disasters New practical examples demonstrate application of public health principles, highlighted in boxed features throughoutCritical reflection questions at the end of each chapter
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 670-737) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Public health -- Australia.
Health promotion -- Australia.
Public Health.
Global Health.
Reading List HME941 recommended text 2020
HME201 prescribed text 2019
HSN745 recommended text 2019
HME402 prescribed text 2019
HME911 prescribed text 2019
HME912 prescribed text 2019
HME101 prescribed text 2018
HME102 prescribed text 2018
HME201 prescribed text 2018
HME202 prescribed text 2018
HSN745 recommended text 2018
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780195596298 (electronic bk.)
0195596293 (electronic bk.)