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Title Understanding health / edited by Helen Keleher and Colin MacDougall
Edition Fourth edition
Published South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia : Oxford University Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 349 pages.)
Contents PART 1 UNDERSTANDING HEALTH -- 1. Concepts of health -- 2. Determinants of health -- 3 Primary health care -- 4 Public health -- 5 Population health -- 6 Global health -- 7 Health promotion -- PART 2 MEASURING HEALTH -- 8 Health and well-being data -- 9 Epidemiology -- 10 Evidence in public health practice -- PART 3 SHAPING AND IMPROVING HEALTH -- 11 Determinants of behaviours -- 12 Social determinants and the health of Australia's first peoples -- 13 Ecology and health -- 14 Human rights and health -- 15 Marginalised populations -- PART 4 STRATEGIES FOR HEALTH PRACTICE -- 16 Social marketing -- 17 Health education for empowerment -- 18 Program planning and evaluation -- 19 Policy for health -- 20 Organisational change
Summary Understanding Health 4th edition introduces students to all of the key health disciplines, examining public health, health promotion, social determinants of health and primary health care as a means of achieving greater fairness, social justice and health equity. It provides an update of important new developments in determinants thinking and adds new material on how to take action on the social determinants of health from whatever your field of endeavour with an emphasis on the evidence for better health and equity. It takes a more practical approach and looks at strategies for improving health practice.The structure of the book begins by discussing the over-arching principles of health and health promotion and continues on to explore how health status and the determinants of health are measured. The book then covers how health is shaped by the determinants of health, and finally, how to use that knowledge to improve health. The book equips the students to explore the theories and helps them to understand how to put them into practice. The extensive pedagogy highlights important theory, research and practice into the concepts covered within the text.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Public health -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Australia.
Public health -- Australia -- Textbooks.
Health promotion -- Australia.
Genre/Form Textbooks.
Form Electronic book
Author Keleher, Helen, editor
MacDougall, Colin, editor
ISBN 9780195597424 (electronic bk.)
0195597427 (electronic bk.)