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By Ken Barrie, BA (Hons) CQSW PG Dip Alcohol Studies and Angela Scriven, BA(Hons), MEd, CertEd, FRSPH, MIUHPE
Copyright 2015$20.95, Online Product, Reference
A title in the Public Health Mini-Guides Series.
The Hot Topics in Public Health series
Hot Topics in Public Health consists of a series of small pocketbooks, focussing on the key public health issues identified by the UK government priorities. The books will be of use to a wide audience of students and practitioners, in the Nursing and Allied Health areas, as all students in these areas do modules on Public Health and Health Promotion, as well as those doing a diploma or degree in PH&HP.
Students will find the books useful to cover assignments and on the ward, and practitioners will love the quick-reference format for use on the ward and in giving patient advice and running clinics on these topics.
There will be a title providing essential information on the priority areas of:
The Public Health Mini-Guides provide up-to-date, evidence-based information in a convenient pocket-sized format, on a range of current key public health topics. They support the work of health and social care practitioners and students on courses related to public health and health promotion.
Each volume provides an objective and balanced introduction to an overview of the epidemiological, scientific, and other factors relating to public health. The Mini-Guides are structured to provide easy access to information. The first chapters cover background information needed to quickly understand the issue, including the epidemiology, demography and physiology. The later chapters examine examples of public health action to address the issue, covering health promotion intervention, legislative and other measures. The Mini-Guides are designed to be essential reference texts for students, practitioners and researchers with a professional interest in public health and health promotion.
By Ken Barrie, BA (Hons) CQSW PG Dip Alcohol Studies, Senior Lecturer in Alcohol and Drug Studies, School of Social Sciences, University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, Scotland and Angela Scriven, BA(Hons), MEd, CertEd, FRSPH, MIUHPE, Reader in Health Promotion, School of Health Sciences and Social Care, Brunel University, London, UK