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Theory and Research in Promoting Public Health
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Theory and Research in Promoting Public Health

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March 2007 | 384 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
What, exactly, is promoting public health activity? How should we promote public health? Whose values are most important? Which theories can help inform health promoting practice?

Theory and Research in Promoting Public Health is an important text that addresses these questions, exploring the key concepts, debates and issues involved in multi-disciplinary public health. The book considers the complex and diverse nature of public health and helps readers critically appraise the theories, research and policies that inform multidisciplinary public health practice.

This timely and comprehensive book:

" considers the wide range of settings, people and methods that are involved in public health activities

" introduces key theoretical perspectives

" shows how research and knowledge directly inform public health interventions

" provides an analysis of how research can be used in the planning and evaluation of public health initiatives.

" encourages critical awareness and reflection.

Theory and Research in Promoting Public Health will be a core text for those studying public health and health promotion across a wide range of health and social care disciplines. It will also be an invaluable resource for professionals and training organisations involved in promoting public health.

Sarah Earle
Introduction
 
PART I: PROMOTING PUBLIC HEALTH
Sarah Earle
Introduction
Sarah Earle
Promoting Public Health: Exploring the Issues
Sarah Earle
Exploring Health
Sarah Earle and Terry O'donnell
The Factors That Influence Health
Jennie Naidoo and Sarah Earle
Who Promotes Public Health?
Jane Wills and Sarah Earle
Theoretical Perspectives on Promoting Public Health
Sarah Earle
Focusing on the Health of Children and Young People
 
PART II: RESEARCHING HEALTH
Sarah Earle
Introduction
Clive Pearson, Judy Thomas and Cathy Lloyd
Researching Health
Moyra Sidell and Cathy Lloyd, incorporating previously published material from Jeanne Katz (2000)
Studying The Population's Health
Linda Finlay
Qualitative Research towards Public Health
Revised By Jenny Douglas, Cathy Lloyd and Moyra Sidell, from an original chapter by Jones, Katz and Sidell (2000)
Using Research to Plan Multidisciplinary Public Health Interventions
Revised By Jenny Douglas, Moyra Sidell, Cathy Lloyd and Sarah Earle from original chapters by Alyson Peberdy (2000)
Evaluating Public Health Interventions
Sarah Earle
Understanding Obesity

very good clearly delivered covering a good range

Mrs Margaret Gough
Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, Coventry University
March 14, 2014

A useful text that points the reader to the basics pertinent to each chapter and to further reading.

Mr William Spence
Psychology , Glasgow University
January 17, 2012

A Valuable text with clear layout and relevant and effective text, nicely supported with case/ research links

Mrs Tracey Wornast
Education , Canterbury Christ Church University
June 24, 2010

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