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Case Studies in Community Health

  • Jo Fairbanks - University of New Mexico, School of Public Administration, Centennial Group, Latin America
  • Judith Candelaria - New Mexico Department of Health

April 1998 | 88 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Case Studies in Community Health presents 14 classroom-tested case study scenarios, including background information and discussion questions. Written for students in public health and community health courses, these cases help integrate the basic concepts of public health into an applied setting. The case studies provide an opportunity for students to apply those basic concepts to a "real-life" situation. The overall purpose of the book is to help students understand that public health practice occurs in a social context and therefore is subject to all the complexities of a social environment. The cases explore a broad range of topics in three critical areas of public health: epidemiology, health administration, and health program planning.

This text will be of interest students and professionals in family studies, family therapy, gerontology, health communication, medical sociology, nursing, nursing administration, nursing health, nursing research and theory, patient care, public administration, public health, quantitative research and methods, school counseling, social work, and sociology.


 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: EPIDEMIOLOGY
 
Case Study £1
Basic Terms in Epidemiology

 
 
Case Study £2
Cholera in London, 1850

 
 
Case Study £3
The Hantavirus Outbreak

 
 
Case Study £4
Focus on Violence

 
 
PART TWO: PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
 
Case Study £5
Why Regulate?

 
 
Case Study £6
Meningococcal Meningitis Outbreak

 
 
Case Study £7
Quality Leadership Process

 
 
Case Study £8
Managed Care: What Role for Public Health?

 
 
PART THREE: HEALTH PROGRAM PLANNING
 
Case Study £9
Planning in a Social Context

 
 
Case Study £10
Closure of Planned Parenthood Clinic

 
 
Case Study £11
Homeless Health Care

 
 
Case Study £12
Planning for School Health Services

 
 
Case Study £13
School Health/Border Issues

 
 
Case Study £14
Health Promotion/Prevention of Diabetes Mellitus

 
 
Case Study £15
Health Promotion Program Evaluation

 

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