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Theory and Research in Promoting Public Health (Published in Association with The Open University)

Theory and Research in Promoting Public Health (Published in Association with The Open University)

By: Sarah Earle (editor), Moyra Sidell (editor), Sue Spurr (editor), Cathy E. Lloyd (editor)Hardback

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What, exactly, is promoting public health activity? How should we promote public health? Whose values are most important? Which theories can help inform health promoting practice? Theory and Research in Promoting Public Health is an important text that addresses these questions, exploring the key concepts, debates and issues involved in multi-disciplinary public health. The book considers the complex and diverse nature of public health and helps readers critically appraise the theories, research and policies that inform multidisciplinary public health practice. This timely and comprehensive book: " considers the wide range of settings, people and methods that are involved in public health activities " introduces key theoretical perspectives " shows how research and knowledge directly inform public health interventions " provides an analysis of how research can be used in the planning and evaluation of public health initiatives. " encourages critical awareness and reflection. Theory and Research in Promoting Public Health will be a core text for those studying public health and health promotion across a wide range of health and social care disciplines. It will also be an invaluable resource for professionals and training organisations involved in promoting public health.


Introduction - Sarah EarlePART I: PROMOTING PUBLIC HEALTHIntroduction - Sarah EarlePromoting Public Health: Exploring the Issues - Sarah EarleExploring Health - Sarah EarleThe Factors That Influence Health - Sarah Earle and Terry O'donnellWho Promotes Public Health? - Jennie Naidoo and Sarah EarleTheoretical Perspectives on Promoting Public Health - Jane Wills and Sarah EarleFocusing on the Health of Children and Young People - Sarah EarlePART II: RESEARCHING HEALTHIntroduction - Sarah EarleResearching Health - Clive Pearson, Judy Thomas and Cathy LloydStudying The Population's Health - Moyra Sidell and Cathy Lloyd, incorporating previously published material from Jeanne Katz (2000)Qualitative Research towards Public Health - Linda FinlayUsing Research to Plan Multidisciplinary Public Health Interventions - Revised By Jenny Douglas, Cathy Lloyd and Moyra Sidell, from an original chapter by Jones, Katz and Sidell (2000)Evaluating Public Health Interventions - Revised By Jenny Douglas, Moyra Sidell, Cathy Lloyd and Sarah Earle from original chapters by Alyson Peberdy (2000)Understanding Obesity - Sarah Earle

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781412930703
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9781412930703
  • ISBN10: 1412930707

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