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Encyclopedia of Family Health

Encyclopedia of Family Health

Two Volume Set
Edited by:

January 2011 | 1 144 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

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What is unique about the process in the discussion of healthcare and interventions to use when working with families? What assessment tools provide guidance for healthcare providers as they determine interventions for families in their care? What are the changing dimensions of contemporary family life, and what impact do those dimensions have on health promotion for families? How is family healthcare changing in terms of practices, delivery systems, costs and insurance coverage?

Students are able to explore these questions and more in the Encyclopedia of Family Health. Approximately 350 signed articles written by experts from such varied fields as health and nursing, social and behavioral sciences, and policy provide authoritative, cross-disciplinary coverage. Entries examine theory, research and policy as they relate to family practice in a manner that is accessible and jargon-free. From 'Adolescent Suicide' and 'Alternative Therapies' to 'Visitation during Hospitalization' and 'Weight Problems and Genetics', this work provides coverage of a variety of issues within a family context. The Encyclopedia of Family Health provides a comprehensive summary of theory, research, practice, and policy on family health and wellness promotion for students and researchers.

Janet Specht
Elder Care Options for Families

"This set is distinctive for investigating how various health and societal issues affect the family dynamic. Recommended for academic and public libraries."

Rebecca Raszewski
University of Illinois Library at Chicago
Library Journal

"The encyclopedia’s topics vary widely, ranging from diabetes and allergies to homelessness, psychological theories, and qualitative data... Recommended.”

S. D. Arvin
Indiana State University
Key features
  • Approximately 350 signed entries across 2 volumes (1,000 printed pages) provide authoritative and comprehensive coverage.
  • Entries written by experts from such varied fields as health and nursing, social and behavioral sciences, and public policy offer unique cross-disciplinary perspective.
  • A "Reader's Guide" in the front matter groups entries thematically, entries conclude with cross-references and further readings, and the entire work concludes with a detailed index, all designed to maximally assist students in their research quests.
  • Availability in both print and electronic formats matches the varied research styles of today's faculty and students.

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