Foundations for Health Promotion

Author: Jennie Naidoo

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  • ISBN: 9780702029653
  • Author: Jennie Naidoo
  • Publ Date: 2009-01-29
  • Edition: 3
  • Pages: 328
  • Imprint: BAILLIERE TINDALL *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 6855

Table of Contents :

Contents PART 1: THE THEORY OF HEALTH PROMOTION 1. Concepts of health 2. Influences on health 3. Measuring health 4. Defining health promotion 5. Models and approaches to health promotion 6. Ethical issues in health promotion 7. The politics of health promotion PART 2: STRATEGIES & METHODS 8. Developing personal skills 9. Strengthening community action 10. Using media in health promotion 11. Re-orienting health services 12. Developing healthy public policy PART 3: SETTINGS FOR HEALTH PROMOTION 13. Health promotion in schools 14. Health promotion in the workplace 15. Health promotion in neighbourhoods 16. Health promotion in primary health care and hospitals 17. Health promotion in prisons PART 4: IMPLEMENTING HEALTH PROMOTION 18. Assessing health needs 19. Planning health promotion interventions 20. Evaluating health promotion Glossary Index

Description:

Hugely popular with students, "Health Promotion" is now in its third edition, and has been thoroughly updated to provide the theoretical framework that is vital for health promotion. It offers a foundation for practice that encourages students and practitioners to identify opportunities for health promotion in their area of work.

Review:

"This is a comprehensive, user-friendly book, discussing the foundations for health promotion practice using many relevant practical examples, activities and discussion points... This book would comprise a useful resource for those wishing to develop their health promotion practice by considering the theory, policies and principles behind the practice of health promotion." Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 2009 ''The text includes interactive exercises that are designed to encourage readers to reflect on their values, debate the issues and apply their knowledge and understanding to practice situation. In summary, this is a comprehensive, user-friendly book, discussing the foundations for health promotion practice using many relevant practical examples, activities and discussion points.'' Foundations for Health Promotion, J Naidoo

Author Biography:

Dr Jennie Naidoo BSc, MSc, PGDip, PGCE is Principal Lecturer, Health Promotion and Public Health, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK Professor Jane Wills BA, MA, MSc, PGCE is Professor of Health Promotion, London South Bank University, London, UK


 

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