Oxford Textbook Of Public Health

Author by : Walter Werner Holland
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : The third edition of the Oxford Textbook of Public Health, a major revision of the previous edition, updates the accomplishments in the field of public health, the continuing problems and the constantly changing agenda required to meet current and emerging challenges. As in the previous twoeditions, the book portrays the philosophy and underlying principles of public health, the methods used in the investigation of public helath problems and current solutions to these problems. In addition the textbook presents the moral basis for striving for "health for all" in the face ofincreasing fiscal and political pressures to reduce governmental support for this right. The textbook is intended to be a comprehensive reference source for postgraduate students in the field, but it is also written to provide insights for those not primarily in public health. It is intended to be a comprehensive textbook of this diverse field which will be included in the library ofevery major institution concerned with the field of public health and community-based, population-orientated medicine.Since the publication of the second edition of the Oxford Textbook of Public Health, major changes have occurred in the problems which public health must address. The editors have recruited leading authorities in the various aspects of public health to present and discuss continuing and newchallenges to promoting the health of the public. There are many examples of these new challenges.The first volume deals with the scope of public health, including its development, philosophy and change. The second volume presents the science, methods, and disciplines currently used by public health to identify, measure, and resolve health problems. The third volume presents the applications ofpublic health science to the resolution of the major public health problems occurring in the nineties, and the public health functions critically required to achieve these objectives.


Oxford Textbook Of Public Health Methods Of Public Health

Author by : Walter Werner Holland
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : Main headings: information systems and sources of intellingence, epidemiological approaches, social science techniques; field investigations of physical, biological, and chemical hazards


Designing And Conducting Health Systems Research Projects

Author by : Corlien M. Varkevisser
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Publisher by : IDRC
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Description : This two-volume set presents a course outline, in modular format, that deals step-by-step with the development of a Health Systems Research (HSR) proposal and field testing (Part 1) and with data analysis and report writing (Part 2).


Nutrition In Promoting The Public S Health

Author by : Mildred Kaufman
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Publisher by : Jones & Bartlett Learning
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Description : Continuing advances in the science of nutrition and the study of infectious disease require that nutritionists be skilled in the behavioral sciences and social marketing in order to impact the preventable etiologies of obesity and chronic diseases. Add to that a new understanding of the social and environmental effects on health and illness that will further require nutritionists to expand their expertise and assume new roles in the generation of public policy affecting all areas of society. This important new book covers all aspects of developing and delivering nutrition related services in the community. Grounded in the science of nutrition, it offers simple, practical guidance and tools for nutritionists--whether working in clinical or public health venues--to develop and implement effective public nutrition programs. Each chapter begins with reader objectives and ends with "Points to Ponder" and a listing of helpful websites.


Oxford Textbook Of Public Health Influences Of Public Health

Author by : Walter Werner Holland
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : V.1. Influences of public health. v.2. Methods of public health. v.3. Applicati ons in public health.


Oxford Textbook Of Public Health

Author by : Walter W. Holland
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : (1E 1984; v1 H7195; v2 H7196; 3v set H7197) Health service planning evaluation; major public health problems.


Oxford Textbook Of Global Public Health

Author by : Roger Detels
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : The Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health is the ultimate resource on the subject of public health and epidemiology. It offers a global and comprehensive perspective on wide-ranging public health needs and priorities in modern health care. Thoroughly revised and updated for the seventh edition, the book is split into three main topics. 'The Scope of Public Health' covers the development of the discipline, determinants of health and disease, and policies, law, and ethics. The second volume focuses on The Methods of Public Health, including the science of epidemiology, social science techniques, and environmental techniques. Finally, The Practice of Public Health is fully explored, with sections on specific public health problems, ways of prevention and control, the varying needs of different populations, and the functions of public health services and professionals. Three new editors have joined for this edition, Liming Li (China), Fran Baum (Australia), and Alastair H Leyland (UK), complimenting Quarraisha Abdool Karim (South Africa) and Roger Detels (USA), for a truly global perspective on public health. Featuring over 225 contributors from countries all over the world ensures that the book covers public health from all aspects, with vastly different health systems and priorities. Featuring new chapters on gender identity and gender-based violence, environmental health and climate change, genomics and epidemiology, and emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, the seventh edition of the Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health remains the most comprehensive text on the subject and is a vital resource for public health practitioners and trainees, clinical epidemiologists, and students in the field.


Oxford Handbook Of Public Health Practice 4e

Author by : Ichiro Kawachi
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Fully revised and updated for the fourth edition, the award-winning Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice remains the first resort for practitioners in the field. Structured into practical sections addressed towards professional competencies and translating evidence into policy, this Handbook provides concise summaries and covers real issues from across the globe, providing a world of experience at your fingertips. Easy-to-use, concise, and practical, this Handbook is divided into seven parts that focus on the vital areas of this broad discipline. Reflecting recent advances, the most promising developments in the practice of public health are presented, along with essential summaries of the core disciplines. Specific sections are devoted to the development of professional competencies including negotiation, communicating risk to the public, community action, and translating evidence into policy. Written by an international team of experts, and considering both social and scientific advances since the previous edition, this Handbook will assist students, trainees and practitioners around the world with its enriched information on the management of disasters, epidemics, health behaviour, acute and chronic disease prevention, community and government action, environmental heath, vulnerable populations, and more.


A Reader In Promoting Public Health

Author by : Jenny Douglas
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Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : Bringing together a selection of readings that reflect and challenge current thinking in the field of multidisciplinary public health, this thoroughly updated and revised new edition addresses contemporary issues that are high on the agenda of public health, and enables the reader to understand and negotiate this broad and dynamic field of study.


Injury Epidemiology

Author by : Leon Robertson
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : The previous edition of this useful text on epidemiologic methods for studying injuries and evaluating interventions to prevent them provides specific objectives for research in the various stages of injury control planning and implementation, including the types of data needed to reach the objectives. Using a progressive, step-by-step analysis, it illustrates how to pose research questions and design the best research studies to answer those questions. This new edition will update all chapters and include new examples of studies. The chapters will also be organized into more precise topic areas for ease of reference. The chapter on policy analysis would be dissolved and topic treated as part of other chapters.


Injury Epidemiology

Author by : Leon S. Robertson
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : Emphasizing study designs and methodological issues, this text presents the epidemiological methods for studying injuries and evaluating programs to control them. The second edition provides a clearer step-by-step analysis of the process of formulating research questions and choosing research designs, as well as updated examples of surveillance systems, behavioral interventions, and cost-benefit analyses.


Oxford Textbook Of Public Mental Health

Author by : Dinesh Bhugra
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Prevention of mental illness and mental health promotion have often been ignored in the past, both in undergraduate and postgraduate curricula. Recently, however, there has been a clear shift towards public mental health, as a result of increasing scientific evidence that both these actions have a serious potential to reduce the onset of illness and subsequent burden as a result of mental illness and related social, economic and political costs. A clear distinction between prevention of mental illness and mental health promotion is critical. Selective prevention, both at societal and individual level, is an important way forward. The Oxford Textbook of Public Mental Health brings together the increasing interest in public mental health and the growing emphasis on the prevention of mental ill health and promotion of well-being into a single comprehensive textbook. Comprising international experiences of mental health promotion and mental well-being, chapters are supplemented with practical examples and illustrations to provide the most relevant information succinctly. This book will serve as an essential resource for mental and public health professionals, as well as for commissioners of services, nurses and community health visitors.


Health And Canadian Society

Author by : David Coburn
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Publisher by : University of Toronto Press
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Description : Health and Canadian Society provides a comprehensive overview of the relationship between health, health care, and Canadian society. It is a wide-ranging volume that moves from personal and micro concerns to a more macro and institutional focus. It includes chapters of a descriptive nature and others with a more explanatory intent. They have been selected from the major journals or have been expressly written for this book. Ninety-five percent of the contributions are new to this edition. The chapters and the studies reported on are methodologically diverse, ranging from ethnographic studies to statistical analyses of data from large national surveys. Though the chapters are written by anthropologists, economists, historians, political scientists, and physicians, as well as sociologists, they all have a sociological "turn." Recognized as the standard textbook on the sociology of health in Canada, Health and Canadian Society is an essential reference for sociologists, health care providers, health administrators, and policy planners.


Public Health And Society

Author by : John Costello
Languange : en
Publisher by : Macmillan International Higher Education
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Description : This text links public health explicitly to sociological theory, to demonstrate the relationship between health care and the social structures that underpin the provision of health services. The book reviews developments in public health using a critical, historical and comparative analytical framework, and includes topical areas such as health inequalities, social diversity, social exclusion units, care in the community and media constructions of health. It also provides practical examples combined with current, research-based sociological studies explaining some of the key social issues affecting the take up and utilisation of health care.


Health Targets In Europe

Author by : McKee M.
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Publisher by : WHO Regional Office Europe
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Description : This book looks at the phenomena that have been termed (with some variations) health targets. It seeks to understand their uses and abuses by drawing on the experiences of a number of European countries in which they have been implemented in various ways. It explores the methodological issues involved in setting and monitoring targets and the political issues that arise when using them.


Research In Health Care

Author by : I. K. Crombie
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : This volume provides health care professionals with a comprehensive but readable guide to the design, conduct and interpretation of health services research. It strips the research process of its technical jargon, illuminating the methods of research by an extensive use of real examples. The common pitfalls of the design and interpretation of studies are reviewed, together with guidance on how to avoid them. The result is a user-friendly text which will enable all health care professionals to carry out research with confidence and success.


Improving America S Diet And Health

Author by : Institute of Medicine
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Publisher by : National Academies Press
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Description : Written and organized to be accessible to a wide range of readers, Improving America's Diet and Health explores how Americans can be persuaded to adopt healthier eating habits. Moving well beyond the "pamphlet and public service announcement" approach to dietary change, this volume investigates current eating patterns in this country, consumers' beliefs and attitudes about food and nutrition, the theory and practice of promoting healthy behaviors, and needs for further research. The core of the volume consists of strategies and actions targeted to sectors of society--government, the private sector, the health professions, the education community--that have special responsibilities for encouraging and enabling consumers to eat better. These recommendations form the basis for three principal strategies necessary to further the implementation of dietary recommendations in the United States.


Oxford Handbook Of Public Health Practice

Author by : David Pencheon
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : This is a practical public health book - written by public health practitioners for public health practitioners. It introduces learning practitioners to the early phases of approaching a public health issue, details why an issue is important and exactly how it can be analysed and addressed. It deals not only with the technical issues, but crucially with how those technical issues can be implemented in order to improve the health of the population directly, or via one of many important causal pathways (quality of health care design and delivery). It is written by experienced, internationally known practitioners of public health.


Tug Of War

Author by : David Milne
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Publisher by : James Lorimer & Company
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Description : First published in 1986, Tug of War offers an analytical look at power struggles between provincial and federal governments during the 1980s. With one provincial government urging secession, another attacking Ottawa's energy policies by deliberately limiting the flow of oil to the rest of the country, and the national government intent on ratifying a new Constitution with or without provincial assent, Canadian governments faced the 1980s in fighting form. A witty, relentless but fair-minded analyst, Milne strips away partisan rhetoric, and offers a close examination of the ebb and flow of Canadian politics in the first half of the 1980s.


Modern Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Author by : Alexander Krämer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : Hardly a day goes by without news headlines concerning infectious disease threats. Currently the spectre of a pandemic of influenza A|H1N1 is raising its head, and heated debates are taking place about the pro’s and con’s of vaccinating young girls against human papilloma virus. For an evidence-based and responsible communication of infectious disease topics to avoid misunderstandings and overreaction of the public, we need solid scientific knowledge and an understanding of all aspects of infectious diseases and their control. The aim of our book is to present the reader with the general picture and the main ideas of the subject. The book introduces the reader to methodological aspects of epidemiology that are specific for infectious diseases and provides insight into the epidemiology of some classes of infectious diseases characterized by their main modes of transmission. This choice of topics bridges the gap between scientific research on the clinical, biological, mathematical, social and economic aspects of infectious diseases and their applications in public health. The book will help the reader to understand the impact of infectious diseases on modern society and the instruments that policy makers have at their disposal to deal with these challenges. It is written for students of the health sciences, both of curative medicine and public health, and for experts that are active in these and related domains, and it may be of interest for the educated layman since the technical level is kept relatively low.


National Health Care

Author by : Jonathan Lemco
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Publisher by : University of Michigan Press
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Description : A valuable contribution to the health care debate.


Encyclopedia Of Health Services Research

Author by : Ross M. Mullner
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Publisher by : SAGE Publications
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Description : Today, as never before, healthcare has the ability to enhance the quality and duration of life. At the same time, healthcare has become so costly that it can easily bankrupt governments and impoverish individuals and families. Health services research is a highly multidisciplinary field, including such areas as health administration, health economics, medical sociology, medicine, , political science, public health, and public policy. The Encyclopedia of Health Services Research is the first single reference source to capture the diversity and complexity of the field. With more than 400 entries, these two volumes investigate the relationship between the factors of cost, quality, and access to healthcare and their impact upon medical outcomes such as death, disability, disease, discomfort, and dissatisfaction with care. Key Features Examines the growing healthcare crisis facing the United States Encompasses the structure, process, and outcomes of healthcare Aims to improve the equity, efficiency, effectiveness, and safety of healthcare by influencing and developing public policies Describes healthcare systems and issues from around the globe Key Themes Access to Care Accreditation, Associations, Foundations, and Research Organizations Biographies of Current and Past Leaders Cost of Care, Economics, Finance, and Payment Mechanisms Disease, Disability, Health, and Health Behavior Government and International Healthcare Organizations Health Insurance Health Professionals and Healthcare Organizations Health Services Research Laws, Regulations, and Ethics Measurement; Data Sources and Coding; and Research Methods Outcomes of Care Policy Issues, Healthcare Reform, and International Comparisons Public Health Quality and Safety of Care Special and Vulnerable Groups The Encyclopedia is designed to be an introduction to the various topics of health services research for an audience including undergraduate students, graduate students, andgeneral readers seeking non-technical descriptions of the field and its practices. It is also useful for healthcare practitioners wishing to stay abreast of the changes and updates in the field.


Injury Epidemiology Fourth Edition

Author by : Leon S. Robertson, Ph.D.
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu.com
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Description : Research on injuries is a high priority to inform public policy that reduces deaths, hospitalizations and associated costs. Principles for research design and analysis of injury incidence and severity are emphasized. Review of extant surveillance data reveals numerous flaws that must be changed to increase usefulness of the data. Research designs of studies of injury causation and evaluation of countermeasures are often inappropriate and mislead analytic and injury control efforts. Appendices to chapters illustrate research projects that influenced public policy affecting the reduction of motor vehicle fatalities per population by half in the U.S. The principles illustrated by these studies can be applied to other types of injury.


The Oxford Handbook Of Public Health Ethics

Author by : Anna C. Mastroianni
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : Natural disasters and cholera outbreaks. Ebola, SARS, and concerns over pandemic flu. HIV and AIDS. E. coli outbreaks from contaminated produce and fast foods. Threats of bioterrorism. Contamination of compounded drugs. Vaccination refusals and outbreaks of preventable diseases. These are just some of the headlines from the last 30-plus years highlighting the essential roles and responsibilities of public health, all of which come with ethical issues and the responsibilities they create. Public health has achieved extraordinary successes. And yet these successes also bring with them ethical tension. Not all public health successes are equally distributed in the population; extraordinary health disparities between rich and poor still exist. The most successful public health programs sometimes rely on policies that, while improving public health conditions, also limit individual rights. Public health practitioners and policymakers face these and other questions of ethics routinely in their work, and they must navigate their sometimes competing responsibilities to the health of the public with other important societal values such as privacy, autonomy, and prevailing cultural norms. This Oxford Handbook provides a sweeping and comprehensive review of the current state of public health ethics, addressing these and numerous other questions. Taking account of the wide range of topics under the umbrella of public health and the ethical issues raised by them, this volume is organized into fifteen sections. It begins with two sections that discuss the conceptual foundations, ethical tensions, and ethical frameworks of and for public health and how public health does its work. The thirteen sections that follow examine the application of public health ethics considerations and approaches across a broad range of public health topics. While chapters are organized into topical sections, each chapter is designed to serve as a standalone contribution. The book includes 73 chapters covering many topics from varying perspectives, a recognition of the diversity of the issues that define public health ethics in the U.S. and globally. This Handbook is an authoritative and indispensable guide to the state of public health ethics today.


Research Methods In Community Medicine

Author by : Joseph Abramson
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : A simple and systematic guide to the planning and performance of investigations concerned with health and disease and with health care Offers researchers help in choosing a topic and to think about shaping objectives and ideas and to link these with the appropriate choice of method Fully updated with new sections on the use of the Web and computer programmes freely available in the planning, performance or analysis of studies