This book provides students with a comprehensive overview of Australian and international public health issues and contexts. It explores recent changes in the local public health field, as well as complex global public health issues, and engages with the political and cultural impacts these have on public health systems. The book aims to deepen students' understanding of the determinants of health, historical and theoretical perspectives of public health, and current health research. Through consideration of new perspectives, it introduces the latest public health discourses and explores issues of health promotion and health inequalities that inform much of the understanding of public health today. Drawing on more than 25 years' experience, Pranee Liamputtong leads a stellar author team to present this essential resource. Each chapter includes learning objectives, key words, tutorial exercises and further reading, as well as illustrative and informative case studies to aid students' understanding of key concepts.
Preface; 1. Introduction to public health: local and global contexts Pranee Liamputttong; Part I. Historical and Theoretical Perspectives: 2. Public health: historical and contemporary principles and practices Rebecca Olson; 3. Health promotion principles and practice: addressing complex public health issues using the Ottawa Charter Bernadette Sebar, Kirsty Morgan and Jessica Lee; 4. Primary health care and community health Irene Blackberry; Part II. Determinants of Health: 5. Social and economic determinants of public health John Oldroyd; 6. Behavioural, nutritional and environmental determinants Jonathan Hallett, Gemma Crawford, Christina Pollard and Toni Hannelly; 7. Political and organisational determinants Marguerite Sendall; 8. Human rights, social justice and public health Ann Taket; Part III. Public Health and Research: 9. Qualitative research methodology and evidence-based practice in public health Pranee Liamputtong; 10. Quantitative methods and epidemiology in public health Patricia Lee; 11. From research to policy and practice in public health Evelyne de Leeuw; Part IV. Public Health Issues and Special Populations: 12. Health of children and young people: the right to thrive Lisa Gibbs, Elise Davis and Simon Crouch; 13. Promoting adolescent wellbeing: health concerns, help-seeking, and models of public health Jessica Heerde and Sheryl Hemphill; 14. Healthy ageing Briony Dow, Elizabeth Cyarto and Frances Batchelor; 15. The health inequalities of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities: strategies for change Christine Bigby and Teresa Iacono; 16. Health of indigenous people Sharon Chirgwin and Heather D'Antoine; 17. Health of migrants and refugees Celia McMichael; 18. Health of rural populations Alan Crouch, Lisa Bourke and David Pierce.
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 5th May 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 18.42
Weight (kg): 0.82
Edition Number: 1