Leading the field in public health for over 30 years, Ewles & Simnett’s seminal text is now in its seventh edition. This new edition, the second to be revised by Angela Scriven, has been thoroughly updated and aligned with national standards to provide an accessible, current, practical guide for all those involved in the what, why, who and how of health promotion and public health practice.
- New edition of a seminal text fully updated for today’s reader
- Focuses on the theories, principles and competencies for practice across a wide range of settings ranging from communities, schools, and workplaces, to GP surgeries and hospitals
- Authoritative and accessible writing style helps make learning easy
- Reflective activities help students consolidate their learning
- Case studies – many from real life – provide practical examples to help readers apply concepts to their own setting
- Gives emphasis to good communication and the effective use of communication tools
- Practice points help readers structure their study and recap on what they have learned
PART 1 THINKING ABOUT HEALTH AND HEALTH PROMOTION
1 What is health?
2 What is health promotion?
3 Who promotes health?
4 Values and ethical considerations in health promotion and public health
PART 2 PLANNING AND MANAGING FOR EFFECTIVE PRACTICE
5 Planning and evaluating health promotion
6 Identifying health promotion and public health practice needs and priorities
7 Evidence and research for health promotion and public health practice
8 Skills of personal effectiveness
9 Working effectively with other people
PART 3 DEVELOPING COMPETENCE IN HEALTH PROMOTION
10 Fundamentals of communication in public health
11 Using communication tools in health promotion and public health practice
12 Educating for health
13 Working with groups to promote health
14 Enabling healthier living through behaviour change
15 Working with communities
16 Influencing and implementing public health policy
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- © Elsevier 2018
- 29th August 2017
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Angela Scriven is a Reader in Health Promotion at Brunel University in London, UK. She has been teaching and researching in the field of health promotion for over 30 years and has published widely including authoring, editing or co-editing the following books Health Promotion Alliances: Theory and Practice (1998); Health Promotion: Professional Perspectives (1996; 2001 2nd edn); Promoting Health: Global Perspectives (2005); Health Promoting Practice: The Contribution of Nurses and Allied Health Professionals (2005); Public Health: Social Context and Action (2007); Promoting Health: A Practical Guide (2010); Health Promotion for Health Practitioners (2010); Health Promotion Settings: Principles and Practice (2012). Her research is centred on the relationship between health promotion policy and practice within specific contexts. She is a member of the International Union of Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE), is President Elect for the Institute of Health Promotion and Education (IHPE) and is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH).
Reader in Health Promotion, School of Health Sciences and Social Care, Brunel University, London, UK