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Global Health

Global Health

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December 2015 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The concept of global health has moved on from focusing on the problems of the developing world to encompass health problems with global impact. Global health issues impact daily on local healthcare delivery and professional practice. This illuminating guide for healthcare students and practitioners introduces the major themes, challenges and debates relevant to global health that will equip the reader with the knowledge and skills required to thrive in this multi-faceted area of practice.

Key features
  • Puts global health in context considering key issues including health inequalities, human health and the global environment and climate change.
  • Ideal reading for international electives, voluntary work, and further qualifications in global health.
  • Contains insights from leading experts in the field.
  • Relevant to those working in a culturally diverse context whether domestic or international.
Michelle McLean and Trevor Gibbs
Studying and Working in Global Health
Tolib Mirzoev and Rosemary Morgan
Health Systems
Ann K Allen and Judy McKimm
Human Resources for Health
Philippa K Bird and Kate E Pickett
Health Inequalities
Stefi Barna, Jason Horsley, Sarah Walpole
Human Health and the Global Environment
Stefi Barna and Sarah Walpole
Climate Change, Long-Term Conditions and Sustainable Healthcare
Philip Cotton and Andrea Williamson
Working with Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Merlin Wilcox David Mant and Brian Nicholson
Primary Healthcare
Colin S Brown and William Newsholme
Communicable Diseases
Rhys Williams and Ann John
Non-Communicable Diseases, Injuries, Suicide and Self-Harm
Subodh Dave, Rachel Jenkins and Nisha Dogra
Mental Health, Mental Illness and Disability
Dileep Wijeratne and Alison Fiander
Maternal Health
Bhanu Williams, Anu Goenka, Dan Magnus and Stephen Allen
Child and Adolescent Health
Chris Lavy, Nyengo Mkandawire and Godfrey Muguti
Global Surgery
Georgina Phillips, Amy Neilson and Rob Mitchell
Global Emergency Care and Disaster Health
Ann K Allen
Project Planning and Evaluation

'This is an excellent text covering a range of relevant topics in an understandable and informative fashion that will be useful not only for healthcare students undertaking an overseas elective placement but also for qualified professionals wishing to develop their knowledge and experience.'

Catherine Delves-Yates
Lecturer, School of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia

'This is a very practical book, suitable for undergraduate students and may also be of benefit to postgraduate masters’ students and practitioners studying and working in global health. The book covers important public health topics of global interest, including health systems, human resources for health and climate change. The inclusion of important key issues of global health such as the double burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases which now confronts many countries in the developing world is refreshing to read. I like the case studies and examples used in the book, which I found very useful for self-learners. As a lecturer in global health, I will definitely recommend this to students pursuing public health courses, especially distance learning undergraduate and postgraduate students.'

Dr Robert Akparibo, Deputy Course Director and Lecturer in public health
School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, UK

“This is an authoritative text-book on global health for those studying health and healthcare. It provides guidance on the global context of healthcare, global health issues and their influence on practice. It will be a useful and accessible introduction for undergraduate healthcare students and those studying healthcare management at masters level.”
-Pat Perry, Edinburgh Napier University

Pat Perry
Edinburgh Napier University

Excellent, clearly written source with a current approach to international health. An ideal resource for our course.

Mrs Maxine Davis
Health , South Devon College
November 29, 2016

This book is clearly relevant to the communicable diseases module which forms part of the Masters in Public Health. It is of particular interest in that it addresses global issues but also considers the health of migrants and asylum seekers.

Mrs Jane Welby
Nursing , Bradford University
November 1, 2016

Well written book covering important issues of global health. The activities within the chapters are very helpful to enhance the understanding of students.

Dr Rajeeb Sah
Dept of Health,Wellbeing & the family, Canterbury Christ Church University
June 16, 2017

Excellent and honest over all view of global health, and the involvement of healthcare professionals and students. The book is well researched, and gives realistic examples for students looking at the field of what they may expect. It is easy to read for people of differing academic levels, and is an excellent resource.

Miss Jennifer Klunder
Sch Nursing,Midwifery,Soc Wrk & Soc Sc, Salford University
September 21, 2016

The concept of Health as a shared Global responsibility is becoming increasingly relevant. This practical text brings the issue into focus using a very 'usable' format.

Ms Clair Rees
Health, Social and Childcare, Neath Port Talbot College
April 27, 2016

Relevant and contemporary content
Good readability

Mrs Janet Migliozzi
Department of Social Work, Hertfordshire University
May 12, 2016

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