The Second Edition of A Reader in Promoting Public Health brings 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.
The book is organized into five sections, each with an accessible and student-friendly introduction that pulls together the key themes and issues:
- Reflections on Multidisciplinary Public Health introduces the history and theoretical context of public health;
- Deconstructing and Reconstructing Public Health challenges concepts of public health;
- Researching Health analyzes the links between research and current practice, showing how research influences public health policy initiatives:
- Promoting Public Health through Public Policy examines the global context of promoting public health through policy;
- Promoting Public Health at a Local Level explores public health and health promotion in a participatory and community context.
This Second Edition includes key topics such as health inequalities, communication and teamwork, and health protection, allowing the student to explore new material on issues of emerging interest. It will be essential reading for all students of public health and health promotion, as well as for health and social care professionals.
New to the 2nd Edition:
- The new edition has been written to meet the demands of undergraduates as opossed to just postgraduates with the previous edition
- New material includes: health inequalities, health protection, social marketing and health and health promotion
- The book highlights throughout the practical requirements of public health work through practice
- The new edition includes stronger editorial commentary in the part-opening sections. These identify key themes and reflective content.