Foundations for Health Promotion  - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780702029653, 9780702059223

Foundations for Health Promotion

3rd Edition

Authors: Jennie Naidoo Jane Wills Jennie Naidoo Jane Wills
Paperback ISBN: 9780702029653
eBook ISBN: 9780702059223
Imprint: Bailièrre Tindall
Published Date: 29th January 2009
Page Count: 328

Table of Contents

Foreword Acknowledgements How to use this book Checklist for public health and health promotion practice PART 1: THE THEORY OF HEALTH PROMOTION

1. Concepts of health

Defining health; Western scientific medical model; Critique of the medical model; The role of medicine; Lay health beliefs; Cultural health beliefs

2. Influences on health

Factors influencing health; Social class and health; Gender and health; Ethnicity and health; Effects of income, housing and employment on health; Social cohesion; Explanations for health inequalities

3. Measuring health

Sources of health information; Mortality rates; Morbidity rates; Objective health measures; Measuring deprivation; Subjective health measures; Epidemiology and health promotion

4. Defining health promotion

The development of health promotion; Definitions of health education and health promotion; Definition of public health; The role of the World Health Organization

5. Models and approaches to health promotion

Different approaches to health promotion; Aspects of these approaches; The importance of theory in health promotion; Different models of health promotion

6. Ethical issues in health promotion

The philosophy of health promotion; Duties in health promotion; The individual and the common good; Ethical principles

7. The politics of health promotion

Political ideologies; Politics and globalization; Politics of health promotion structures; Politics of health promotion methods; Politics of health promotion content; Radical health promotion

PART 2: STRATEGIES & METHODS

8. Developing personal skills

The role of beliefs, attitudes and values in health-related decisions; The influence of social norms on health behaviour; The concept of locus of control; Health promotion strategies to change attitudes or behaviour

9. Strengthening community action

Defining community develo


Description

Hugely popular with students, Health Promotion is now in its third edition, and has been thoroughly updated to provide the theoretical framework that is vital for health promotion. It offers a foundation for practice that encourages students and practitioners to identify opportunities for health promotion in their area of work.

Key Features

Fully updated to reflect the many changes in health promotion theory, practice and policy <BR> Illustrative examples, activities and discussion points encourage interaction and reflection<BR> Unique, user-friendly approach makes learning easy

Details

No. of pages:
328
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Bailièrre Tindall 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Bailièrre Tindall
eBook ISBN:
9780702059223
eBook ISBN:
9780702037535
Paperback ISBN:
9780702029653

About the Authors

Jennie Naidoo Author

Dr Jennie Naidoo BSc, MSc, PGDip, PGCE is Principal Lecturer, Health Promotion and Public Health, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Lecturer, Health Promotion and Public Health, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

Jane Wills Author

Professor Jane Wills BA, MA, MSc, PGCE is Professor of Health Promotion, London South Bank University, London, UK

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Health Promotion, London South Bank University, London, UK

Jennie Naidoo Author

Dr Jennie Naidoo BSc, MSc, PGDip, PGCE is Principal Lecturer, Health Promotion and Public Health, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Lecturer, Health Promotion and Public Health, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

Jane Wills Author

Professor Jane Wills BA, MA, MSc, PGCE is Professor of Health Promotion, London South Bank University, London, UK

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Health Promotion, London South Bank University, London, UK