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Title Risk communication and public health / edited by Peter Bennett and Kenneth Calman
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999


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Description xxiv, 272 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Series Oxford medical publications
Oxford medical publications.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Part 1 Research Perspectives: What Do We Know & Where Are The Frontiers? -- 2. Public Risk Perceptions and Risk Communication, Lynn Frewer -- 3. Public Reactions to Risk: Social Structures, Images of Science and the role of Trust, Ian Langford, Claire Morris & Tim O'Riordan -- 4. Public and Professional Perceptions of Environmental Health risks, Emma Green, S. D. Short, R. Duarte-Davidson & L. S. Levy -- 5. Public Health Communication and the Social Amplification of risks: Present Knowledge and Future Prospects, Nick Pidgeon, Karen Henwood & Bryan Maguire -- Part Ii: Lessons From Prominent Cases -- 8. Experiences in Risk Communication, Ronan Lyons & Dorothy Wright -- 9. Benchmarking in Government: Cases Studies and Principles, Tony Taig -- Part Iii: Institutional Issues: Some Perspectives -- 11. The Recent Excitement over Genetically-Modified Foods, Derek Burke -- 12. Political risk culture: not just a communication failure, Ian Taylor -- 13. Consumers and Risk, Sheila McKechnie & Sue Davies -- 14. Negotiating risks to Public Health: Models for Participation, Anna Coote & Jane Franklin -- 15. The Identification and Management of Risk: Opening up the Process, David Coles -- Part Iv: Pulling The Threads Together -- 17. Risk Communication in Government and the Private Sector: Wider Observations, Tony Taig -- 18. Relationships between the Media, Public Beliefs and Policy-Making, David Miller & Sally MacIntyre -- 19. Improving Risk Communication: scenario-based workshops, Simon French & John Maule -- 20. Learning from Experience: The Need for Systematic Evaluation, Simon Gerrard
Summary "Risk communication and public health brings together a wide variety of perspectives on risk communication, from the health professions, campaigning organizations, government and its advisory committees, academia, consultancies, and think tanks. The book should be of interest not only to those involved in risk assessment and risk communication but also to anyone interested in the role of science and the media in the political process, and how one bit of the 'system' is responding to demands for greater openness and participation."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Communication in medicine -- Congresses.
Communication in medicine.
Health risk assessment -- Congresses.
Health risk assessment.
Health risk communication -- Congresses.
Health risk communication.
Public health -- Congresses.
Public health.
Public Health.
Risk Management.
Public Health.
Risk Management.
Genre/Form Congress.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Bennett, Peter, Dr.
Calman, Kenneth C. (Kenneth Charles)
LC no. 99010437
ISBN 0192630377
0198508999 (paperback)