Key Topics in Public Health

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Edited by Linda Ewles, BSc, SRD, MSc, MA
ISBN
9780443100260
Publication Date
23-05-2005
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  • Accessible and useful, in clear plain English
  • Provides a foundation for further study, planning a work programme, or planning a strategy to meet targets.
  • Practical focus: on health inequalities and how to tackle them, and on help for practitioners who work at a community and one-to-one level.
  • Explicit links to national current public health policy and targets.
  • Reflects recommendations based on best practice and evidence of effectiveness.
  • Focuses on a topic framework (except for the last two chapters) in contrast to other frameworks for health promotion and public health
  • Attractive layout making full use of bullet points and boxes.
  • Simple line diagrams or tables to illustrate each chapter
  • Key Topics is a short, easy-to-read text that provides basic information about twelve key topics in public health, such as diabetes, cancer, smoking and teenage pregnancy, and how prevention and health promotion should be tackled at community and one-to-one levels. The twelve topics are the 'must-dos' of public health action. They have been selected because they are those addressed in current national public health strategies such as Saving Lives: our healthier nation , and comparable strategies in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Many are the subject of National Service Frameworks and other national policies and plans; they are often accompanied by targets which health workers are expected to meet.

    Key Features
    • Accessible and useful, in clear plain English.
    • Provides a foundation for further study, planning a work programme, or planning a strategy to meet targets.
    • Practical focus: on health inequalities and how to tackle them, and on help for practitioners who work at a community and one-to-one level.
    • Explicit links to national current public health policy and targets.
      Reflects recommendations based on best practice and evidence of effectiveness.
    • Focuses on a topic framework (except for the last two chapters) in contrast to other frameworks for health promotion and public health.
    • Attractive layout making full use of bullet points and boxes.
    • Simple line diagrams or tables to illustrate each chapter.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    ISBN 9780443100260
    Author Informaiton Edited by Linda Ewles, BSc, SRD, MSc, MA, Freelance Public Health Consultant and Writer, Bristol, UK
    Published Reviews "Linda Ewles edits with a 'no jargon' approach that serves to demystify public health. All the chapters are written by experts and focus on specific disseases or behaviours recognnised as contributing to poor health." Gill Watson; Nursing Standard
    Table of Content 1. Cancer

    2. Coronary heart disease and stroke

    3. Diabetes

    4. Smoking

    5. Obesity

    6. Physical activity

    7. Injury prevention

    8. Teenage pregnancy

    9. Sexually transmitted infections

    10. Alcohol use and misuse

    11. Drug use and misuse

    12. Mental health and mental health promotion

    13. Tackling inequalities in health

    14. Helping individuals to change behaviour
    Publication Date 23-05-2005
    Pages 314
    Trim 246 X 189 (7 11/16 x 9 7/16)
    Stock Status In Stock
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