The Resource Issues in public health, edited by Joceline Pomerleau and Martin McKee

Issues in public health, edited by Joceline Pomerleau and Martin McKee

Label
Issues in public health
Title
Issues in public health
Statement of responsibility
edited by Joceline Pomerleau and Martin McKee
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is for those who want to answer the question 'What is public health?'. Much of modern public health is about tackling strong vested interests head on, empowering people so they can make healthy decisions, and recognising the political nature of the issues. If a society is to achieve these things, it needs public health practitioners with the necessary knowledge, skills and vision. This book looks at the foundation of public health, its historical evolution, the themes that underpin public health, the increasing importance of globalization and the most important causes of avoidable disease and injury. These include transport, tobacco, nutrition, infectious disease and waste disposal." -- Publisher's website
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
362.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA425
LC item number
.I88 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Understanding public health
Target audience
specialized
Label
Issues in public health, edited by Joceline Pomerleau and Martin McKee
Publication
Note
Includes tables
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
1. The emergence of public health and the centrality of values -- 2. Data on populations and mortality -- 3. The burden of disease and other summary measures of population health -- 4. Inequalities in health -- 5. The Impact of healthcare on population health -- 6. Assessing the impact on population health of policies in other sectors -- 7. The changing nature of infectious disease -- 8. Tobacco: a public health emergency -- 9. Food, trade and health -- 10. Drains, dustbins and diseases -- Glossary
Control code
000028603183
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 225 p.
Isbn
9780335218363
Other control number
9780335218363
Other physical details
ill.
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System control number
ebl28603183

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