"This is a very good text for undergraduate students as it gives a broad overview of the concept of public health, utilising case studies to illustrate practical application. This book would be also be an excellent way for practitioners to increase their own knowledge of public health and could inform their own continuing professional development."
Julie Lempriere, University of Gloucestershire
Key Concepts in Public Health identifies fifty key concepts used across the discipline of public health in order to give the reader a broad perspective of the core topics relevant to training and practice. From epidemiology to health promotion, and ethics to leadership, the book offers an exciting guide to the multiprofessional field.
Each entry features:
- a snapshot definition of the concept
- a broader discussion addressing the main issues and links to practice
- key points relevant to the entry
- case studies to illustrate the application to practice
- examples of further reading.
Highly readable, with clear indexing and cross referencing, this is an ideal book to turn to for learning more about key issues in public health practice and education. The clever structure means the book can be read in its entirety to support a programme of study or readers can use it to dip into and update their knowledge of a particular concept. It meets the validation requirements of all allied health and nursing training programmes and will also be invaluable for policy-makers and healthcare practitioners continuing their professional education.
PART ONE: UNDERPINNING CONCEPTS - THE BUILDING BLOCKS FOR UNDERSTANDING PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE Historical Development of Public Health - Nicholas Fulton Phin Modern Public Health - Fiona Adshead and Allison Thorpe Determinants of Health - Soumen Sengupta Public Health Theories - Ann Bryan Inequalities in Health - Nicola Close Sociological Concepts of Public Health - Andy Lovell Principles of Epidemiology - Hamed A Adetunji Public Health and Demography - Mzwandile (Andi) Mabhala and Walid El Ansari Population and Surveillance - Hamed A. Adetunji Public Health Law - Nicholas Fulton Phin Leadership Development for Public Health Practitioners - Frances Wilson and Kim Greening Social Marketing - Allison Thorpe, Rowena Merritt, Clive Blair-Stevens and Jeff French Economics of Health - Hamed A. Adetunji Public Health and Sustainable Development - Mzwandile A. Mabhala and Peete Lesiamo Health Literacy - Mike Horah and Mzwandile (Andi) Mabhala Public Health and the Media - Pat Clarke Local Strategies for Public Health Implementation - Graham Holroyd Ehics of Public Health - Jill McCarthy Social Exclusion and Stigma - Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead Vulnerability - Jan Hardy and Tina Barrows PART TWO: PRACTICAL CONCEPTS - FOR APPLICATION: IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION OF PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE Assessing Public Health Need - Pat Rose Planning and Public Health - Janine Talley Evaluating Public Health - Elaine Hogard Health Impact Assessment - Rachel A. Wells Health Protection - Nicholas Fulton Phin Immunisation - Michelle Falconer Public Health and Health Promotion - Frances Wilson Screening - Mzwandile (Andi) Mabhala Disease Prevention - Alan Massey Public Health and the Natural Environment - Kim Greening Environmental Impact on Health Emergency and Disaster Planning - Alex G Stewart and Richard Jarvis Walid El Ansari and Pat Deeny User Involvement and Influence - Walid El Collaborative and Partnership Working - Walid El Evidence Based Practice - Gail Louw Public Health and Contemporary Health Issues - Mike Thomas Public Health and Physical Activity - Hayley Mills, Diane Crone, Walid El Public Health and Nutrition - Basma Ellahi Community Food Initiatives - Basma Ellahi Commissioning Public Health - Frances Wilson and Moyra PART THREE: POPULATIONS: APPROACHES TO PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE Public Health and Mental Health - David Coyle Adherence to treatment - a person-centred approach - Dianne Phipps and Sara Bell Public Health and the Preschool Child - Jean Mannix and John Public Health and the Schools Community - Gabrielle Rabie Public Health and Young People - Gabrielle Rabie and Irene Public Health and Adults - Sue Phillips Student Health - Walid El Ansari Public Health and the Older Person - Irene Cooke and Jean Public Health and Homelessness - Judith Lydon and Scott Public Health and the Workplace - Alan Massey