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The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice By Edited by David Pencheon

The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice
by Edited by David Pencheon

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A practical guide for all those working in public health. This book on basic public health skills is for all those in training and experienced practitioners alike. Written by experienced practitioners in public health, it helps the reader address public health issues systematically and outlines the essential steps to survive in this complex field.
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The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice by Edited by David Pencheon

Like the rest of "The Oxford Handbooks" family, this book is an essential pocket reference resource. It is a book of 'first resort' - helping the reader address public health issues more quickly, thoroughly, and systematically. Whether you are a student, practitioner, or teacher - and wherever you are - this handbook outlines the essential steps to survive in this complex field. Each chapter covers a concept, method, or issue in public health, providing practical guidance which will improve individual and team performance. Not just a book of facts, but a guide to practical methods, "The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice" will help the reader with the following: understand the technical approaches to population health problems, teach public health concepts and methods to others, break a public health problem down into separate tasks, and identify how to tackle them and finally to make an informed, authoritative, and confident public pronouncement.

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Oxford - with Muir Gray as its guiding light, is once again a metaphorical meeting place for ideas, inspiration and great teaching. Just as Laurent Blanc kissed the bald pate of Fabien Barthez before each game in France's glorious World Cup winning run, kiss the cover of the Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice before you open it. You will have found a true soul mate. From the foreword by Liam Donaldson, Chief Medical Officer The editors of the Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice have achieved their aim. It is excellent value for money and is essential reading for new trainees and experienced practitioners of Public Health Medicine alike. Public Health This pocket-sized book is packed full of practical information about how to make things happen in public health. In 66 admirably concise chapters it covers a vast amount of territory from appraising research evidence to improving personal effectiveness. Laurence Gruer, Director for Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Public Health Medicine, Public Health Institute of Scotland The 'must have' public health book of the year, if not the decade... a superb book. Public Health The book is so well compiled and edited, it is of immense value and help to anyone involved in public health... training schemes should provide a personal copy to all trainees all over the country... certainly a worthwhile investment. Dr P Badrinath, St Clements Hospital, Ipswich One of the most helpful books I have found within this field... a fantastic study aid for exams. Reviewer on

Table of Contents

1. PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT; Information; Acute health trends: surveillance; Longer term health trends: registers; Health status; Health needs; Health impact; 2. OPTIONS AND DECISIONS; Scoping public health problems; Turning public health problems into answerable questions; Finding evidence; Appraising research evidence; Managing public health information and knowledge; Economic evaluation - the science of making choices; Values in public health; Ethics in public health; 3. POLICY; Shaping your organization's policy; Translating goals and targets into public health action; Influencing government policy: a framework; Influencing government policy: a national view; Using media advocacy to shape policy; Influencing international policy; 4. DIRECT ACTION; Facilitating community action; Effective health promotion programmes; Protecting and promoting health - behavioural approaches; Protecting health, sustaining the environment; Protecting and promoting health in the workplace; 'Hard to reach' populations; Screening; Managing a communicable disease outbreak; Managing disasters and other public health crises; The public health professional as a political activist; 5. HEALTH CARE ASSESSMENT; The meaning of quality in health care; Evaluating health care using routine data; Evaluating health care technologies; Evaluating health care process; Evaluating health care outcomes; 6. HEALTH CARE ASSURANCE; Setting priorities in health care; Learning from international models of funding and delivering health care; Strategic approaches to planning health care; Commissioning of health care: general principles; Commissioning of health care: specialised services; Improving the system: overview; Promoting equity in health care; Governance and accountability; Improving the use of evidence in practice; Using guidance and frameworks; 7. PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS; Developing leadership skills; Effecting change at meetings; Writing to effect change; Working with the media; Communicating risk; Developing public health strategies: the consultant's role; Assessing and improving your own professional practice; 8. ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT; Working in teams; Involving 'consumers'; Project management; Operational and business planning; Criteria to assess effective public health action; 9. CASE STUDIES; Investigating a disease cluster; Public health in poorer countries; Empowering women in community health: women in Samoa; Disability and ageing - a public health issue; Genetics in disease prevention; Action against smoking; Diabetes - developing a local strategy; Depression - a public health issue; Injury prevention; Classics in public health practice; Sources of reference; Abbreviations and glossary

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The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice by Edited by David Pencheon
Edited by David Pencheon
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