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Debates and Dilemmas in Promoting Health - Moyra Sidell

Debates and Dilemmas in Promoting Health

Paperback Published: 10th January 2003
ISBN: 9781403902283
Number Of Pages: 440

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Addressing the fundamental debates surrounding health promotion, this study explores new horizons and raises controversial issues. Containing analysis from practitioners, policy makers and academics, it teases out the exciting and sometimes difficult dilemmas facing those promoting health. Revised and updated to reflect changes in health promotion practice, policy and research, this book is the reader for the Open University course K301 - "Promoting Health: Skills, Perspectives and Practice". It should be of continued interest to all those committed to promoting health, especially those working in the health and social care fields.

List of figures and tables
General Introductionp. 1
The cycle of conflict: the history of the public health and health promotion movementsp. 9
The challenge of health inequalitiesp. 19
Older people's health: applying Antonovsky's salutogenic paradigmp. 33
Social capital and health promotionp. 40
The importance of social theory for health promotion: from description to reflexivityp. 51
Models of health: pervasive, persuasive and politically chargedp. 62
Planning and delivering health promotion: integration challengesp. 72
The limits of lifestyle: re-assessing 'fatalism' in the popular culture of illness preventionp. 85
An empowerment model for health promotionp. 94
Counselling people living with HIV/AIDSp. 101
More than words: dialogue across differencep. 112
The social marketing imbroglio in health promotionp. 122
Epidemiology: to be taken with carep. 133
Explaining the French paradoxp. 146
Job-loss and family morbidity: a study of a factory closurep. 152
What counts as evidence: issues and debatesp. 165
Is prevention better than cure?p. 175
The efficacy of health promotion, health economics and late modernismp. 184
Toward a critical approach to evaluationp. 194
A case study of ethical issues in health promotion - mammography screening: the nurse's positionp. 201
The changing global context of public healthp. 211
Pedagogy of the oppressed: an extractp. 221
Addressing the contradictions: health promotion and community health action in the United Kingdomp. 228
Dialogical evaluation and health projects: a discourse of changep. 239
User movements, community development and health promotionp. 257
Promoting health with black and minority ethnic communities: developing strategies to address social inequalities and social exclusionp. 264
Econology: integrating health and sustainable development. Guiding principles for decision-makingp. 278
Using sponsorship to create healthy environments for sport, racing and arts venues in Western Australiap. 289
Can the health sector influence transport planning for better health?p. 302
Crime is a public health problemp. 313
Lifestyle, public health and paternalismp. 325
Surveillance, health promotion and the formation of a risk identityp. 334
Consumer health information-seeking on the Internet: the state of the artp. 345
Gendering health: men, women and wellbeingp. 372
The future of the health-promoting schoolp. 383
Think globally, act locallyp. 392
From healthy cities to locality based initiatives: margin to mainstreamp. 401
Healthy promotion as an investment strategy: a perspective for the twenty-first centuryp. 412
Indexp. 423
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ISBN: 9781403902283
ISBN-10: 1403902283
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 440
Published: 10th January 2003
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.7  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised