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Issues in Public Health (Paperback)
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Issues in Public Health (Paperback)

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Paperback 296 Pages / Published: 16/10/2011
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What is public health and why is it important? By looking at the foundations of public health, its historical evolution, the themes that underpin public health and the increasing importance of globalization, this book provides thorough answers to these important questions.

Written by experts in the field, the book discusses the core issues of modern public health, such as tackling vested interests head on, empowering people so they can make healthy decisions, and recognising the political nature of the issues. The new edition has been updated to identify good modern public health practice, evolving from evidence. New features include:

Two new chapters on the expanding role of public health, covering the issues of sustainability and climate change, human rights, genetics and armed conflictExpanded UK and international examplesExamination of the impact of globalization on higher and lower income countriesExploration of the tension between the population approach and the personal behaviour change model of health promotionA variety of activities to help understanding and learning of the topicsIssues in Public Health is an ideal introductory text for higher education students studying public health in depth.

Series Editors: Rosalind Plowman and Nicki Thorogood.

Publisher: Open University Press
ISBN: 9780335244225
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 1 g
Dimensions: 240 x 170 x 15 mm
Edition: 2nd edition

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