Health Improvement and Well-Being: Strategies for Action (Paperback)
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Health Improvement and Well-Being: Strategies for Action (Paperback)

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It is now widely acknowledged that there is more to health than just the absence of illness. This book aims to widen the perspective of health professionals to encompass the concept of well-being across the lifespan. It has been written to introduce students to the theory and practical application of health improvement and well-being in the context of public health, providing global as well as domestic perspectives on key concepts, in particular:Social and health inequalitiesSocial justicePolitical influencesCommissioning, funding and delivery of servicesEach chapter defines and provides an outline of theoretical perspectives relevant to each topic, allowing the reader to critically evaluate the accepted wisdom in each of the fields under discussion. Case studies illustrate local and global perspectives and questions throughout the book encourage students to think and reflect on the key points of each chapter and apply theory to practice.

With a delicate blend of theory and practice, Health Improvement and Well-Being considers the key influences on health improvement and the best ways to tackle them as a health professional.

This book is key reading for experienced and senior public health professionals as well as masters level students taking courses in public health, health improvement or health promotion, or taking modules in health improvement as part of a more general health science course.

Contributors: Donna Hart, Moyra Baldwin, Janine Talley and Allison Thorpe.

"A timely investigation of key factors that impact on well-being. Sets out the national and international policy context clearly and makes very good use of case studies and wider evidence to consider effectiveness of interventions. Thinking points and practical exercises encourage the student to apply knowledge to practice throughout."
Paul Reid, Senior Lecturer, School of Health, University of Central Lancashire, UK

"This book provides a comprehensive perspective on well-being within the context of health and health improvement both within this country and internationally.
I would recommend this book as a key text for all students studying on the nursing, midwifery, social work and allied health profession courses.
The chapters are structured well and provide a means for students to explore key concepts. The use of case studies helps the reader to appreciate the practical application of theoretical concepts and as such it brings alive the real issues within the practice setting.
The structure and content is suitable for a wide range of academic levels and professional groups, making it a key text for health and social care professions."
Patricia Livsey, Executive Dean, Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Plymouth University, UK

"This book would make an ideal resource for anyone working/managing in public health arenas"
Quote from Nursing Times, February 2016


Publisher: Open University Press
ISBN: 9780335244959
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 241 x 172 x 14 mm

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