Foundations for Health Promotion (häftad)
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Foundations for Health Promotion

Häftad,  Engelska, 2022-04-07
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This hugely popular textbook provides a broad-based and user-friendly introduction to health promotion and its use in practice.

Written by Professor Jane Wills, the book takes the reader through health promotion theory, strategy and methods, settings and implementation. It is clearly structured and accessibly written, with a discursive style that will appeal to readers of all levels and sufficient theoretical depth for undergraduates and postgraduates alike.

Foundations for Health Promotion is suitable for students and practitioners of nursing, medicine, dentistry, allied health and social work, who will learn the essentials of health promotion as a discipline and reflect on its potential for their own work.
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Jane Wills is Professor of Health Promotion in the School of Health and Social Care at South Bank University and is also Director of the Centre for Applied Research in Improvement and Innovation (CApRII).
She has over 25 years of experience of teaching public health and health promotion. Her research focuses on health education and health literacy and behavioural interventions particularly in relation to obesity. She is a trained counsellor and also teaches motivational interviewing and counselling skills to health care professionals. She has also held numerous external examiner and independent assessor posts, maintaining the discipline of health promotion.
Initially qualifying as a teacher, she has a strong interest in pedagogy and student development, regularly publishing with students.


Part 1: The theory of health promotion

  • Concepts of health
  • Influences on health
  • Measuring health
  • Defining health promotion
  • Models and approaches to health promotion
  • Ethical issues in health
  • The politics of health promotion

Part 2: Strategies and methods

  • Reorienting health services
  • Developing personal skills
  • Strengthening community action
  • Developing healthy public policy
  • Using media in health promotion
  • Health promotion and infection control

Part 3: Settings for health promotion

  • Health promotion in schools
  • Health promotion in universities
  • Health promotion in the workplace
  • Health promotion in neighbourhoods
  • Health promotion in health services
  • Health promotion in prisons

Part 4: Implementing health promotion

  • Assessing health needs
  • Planning health promotion interventions
  • Evaluation in health promotion
  • The importance of being research and evidence informed