The concept of global health has moved on from focusing on the problems of the developing world to encompass health problems with global impact. Global health issues impact daily on local healthcare delivery and professional practice. This illuminating guide for healthcare students and practitioners introduces the major themes, challenges and debates relevant to global health that will equip the reader with the knowledge and skills required to thrive in this multi-faceted area of practice.
Puts global health in context considering key issues including health inequalities, human health and the global environment and climate change.
Ideal reading for international electives, voluntary work, and further qualifications in global health.
Contains insights from leading experts in the field.
Relevant to those working in a culturally diverse context whether domestic or international.
Brian D Nicholson is a General Practitioner and Clinical Fellow based at the Nuffield Department for Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford. Judy McKimm is Director of Strategic Educational Development and Professor of Medical Education at Swansea University, working internationally in health and workforce management, health professions' education and leadership. Ann K. Allen was Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Medical Education and holds an honorary title with Cardiff University. Previously she was Director of Cardiff University's Master of Public Health Programme and now undertakes freelance work as a consultant to development projects.
Studying and Working in Global Health - Michelle McLean and Trevor Gibbs Health Systems - Tolib Mirzoev and Rosemary Morgan Human Resources for Health - Ann K Allen and Judy McKimm Health Inequalities - Philippa K Bird and Kate E Pickett Human Health and the Global Environment - Stefi Barna, Jason Horsley, Sarah Walpole Climate Change, Long-Term Conditions and Sustainable Healthcare - Stefi Barna and Sarah Walpole Working with Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers - Philip Cotton and Andrea Williamson Primary Healthcare - Merlin Wilcox David Mant and Brian Nicholson Communicable Diseases - Colin S Brown and William Newsholme Non-Communicable Diseases, Injuries, Suicide and Self-Harm - Rhys Williams and Ann John Mental Health, Mental Illness and Disability - Subodh Dave, Rachel Jenkins and Nisha Dogra Maternal Health - Dileep Wijeratne and Alison Fiander Child and Adolescent Health - Bhanu Williams, Anu Goenka, Dan Magnus and Stephen Allen Global Surgery - Chris Lavy, Nyengo Mkandawire and Godfrey Muguti Global Emergency Care and Disaster Health - Georgina Phillips, Amy Neilson and Rob Mitchell Project Planning and Evaluation - Ann K Allen