Promoting Men's Health
- Neil Davidson, Working With Men, London, England
- Trefor Lloyd, Director, Working With Men, London, England
This book addresses the most pressing needs of health professionals dealing with the health issues of men. Part 1, Men's Health, offers a context for practic, bringing together policy issues and statistical backgrounds defining why men's health is an urgent priority. It also explores why men's health needs are specific and different in the challenges they present to health services. Part 2, Developing Practice, offers a comprehensive range of case studies based on practice. All the contributors have been involved in pioneering work in men's health and have focused on what they've learned about the opportunities and barriers involved. These chapters provide a unique resource for practitioners to share the experiences and lessons learned from practicing experts. PROMOTING MEN'S HEALTH covers strategy, the challenges posed by different settings and specific client groups, and specific conditions which affect men. Part 3, Guidelines for Practice, discusses the key themes that emerge in Part 2 and how they can be used to devise and deliver successful interventions.
Paperback, 336 Pages
Published: October 2000
Imprint: Baillière Tindall
- PART I: MEN AND HEALTH: THE CONTEXT FOR PRACTICE · Inequalities in men's health · Commissioning and men: the case of STDs · PART II: DEVELOPING PRACTICE · Men's health: what should health promotion units do? · The development of men's health in Australia · It Takes Two: a contraceptive campaign aimed at men · Developing resources · Psychosexual counselling · The new men's media · Self-help groups · A community health approach to men's health · Promoting weight loss in men aged 40-45: the Keeping It Up campaign · Alive and Kicking: using sport to improve men's health · Primary care · Well man clinics · Addressing skin cancer prevention with outdoor workers · Health care for male prisoners · Promoting black men's health · Sex education for young men · Gay and bisexual men's general health · Testicular cancer: no laughing matter · A suicide prevention strategy for young men · PART III: GUIDELINES FOR PRACTICE · Guidelines for practice · Appendix 1: Further reading and resources · Appendix 2: Alive and Kicking task sheets