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Foundations for Health Promotion

Jane Wills Jennie Naidoo

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Elsevier Health Sciences
14 April 2016
The fourth edition of Foundations for Health Promotion continues to offer a wealth of information in a friendly, easy-to-read format. This edition has been comprehensively updated and includes a new feature of learning activities with indicative answers to help students and practitioners to reflect on their practice. 'Pull out' boxes of case studies and examples help the reader to identify the evidence base for health promotion and illustrate the range of health promotion practice.

Divided into four parts, the book first explains the theoretical concepts of health, health education and health promotion and the ethical and political aspects of practice. The second part explores strategies to promote health and some of the dilemmas that they pose. The third part explores how a range of different settings, such as hospitals and schools, can be oriented towards positive health and well-being. The fourth part focuses on the implementation of health promotion interventions and is designed to help practitioners to reflect on their practice by examining what drives their choice of strategy.

Foundations for Health Promotion, Fourth Edition will be ideal for a range of disciplines including health service professionals in primary and acute settings, those working in local and municipal authorities to promote health and wellbeing, health educators and trainers.

Comprehensive updating and expansion to reflect recent research findings and major organizational and policy changes Clear structure and signposting for ease of reading and study Wide choice of examples and illustrative case studies reflect the needs of a variety of professional groups in health services, local and municipal services and education Ineractive learning activities with indicative answers help readers consolidate their learning Comprehensively updated and expanded to reflect major organizational and policy changes Interactive learning activities with indicative answers at the end of each chapter 'Pull out' boxes illustrate recent research findings and case studies of practice
By:   Jane Wills, Jennie Naidoo
Imprint:   Elsevier Health Sciences
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   4th Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 189mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   770g
ISBN:   9780702054426
ISBN 10:   0702054429
Series:   Public Health and Health Promotion
Pages:   340
Publication Date:   14 April 2016
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Replaced By:   9780702085062
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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

Reviews for Foundations for Health Promotion

-This is a comprehensive, user-friendly book, discussing the foundations for health promotion practice using many relevant practical examples, activities and discussion points... This book would comprise a useful resource for those wishing to develop their health promotion practice by considering the theory, policies and principles behind the practice of health promotion.- Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 2009 ''The text includes interactive exercises that are designed to encourage readers to reflect on their values, debate the issues and apply their knowledge and understanding to practice situation. In summary, this is a comprehensive, user-friendly book, discussing the foundations for health promotion practice using many relevant practical examples, activities and discussion points.'' Foundations for Health Promotion, J Naidoo This is a comprehensive, user-friendly book, discussing the foundations for health promotion practice using many relevant practical examples, activities and discussion points... This book would comprise a useful resource for those wishing to develop their health promotion practice by considering the theory, policies and principles behind the practice of health promotion. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 2009 ''The text includes interactive exercises that are designed to encourage readers to reflect on their values, debate the issues and apply their knowledge and understanding to practice situation. In summary, this is a comprehensive, user-friendly book, discussing the foundations for health promotion practice using many relevant practical examples, activities and discussion points.'' Foundations for Health Promotion, J Naidoo This is a comprehensive, user-friendly book, discussing the foundations for health promotion practice using many relevant practical examples, activities and discussion points... This book would comprise a useful resource for those wishing to develop their health promotion practice by considering the theory, policies and principles behind the practice of health promotion. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 2009 ''The text includes interactive exercises that are designed to encourage readers to reflect on their values, debate the issues and apply their knowledge and understanding to practice situation. In summary, this is a comprehensive, user-friendly book, discussing the foundations for health promotion practice using many relevant practical examples, activities and discussion points.'' Foundations for Health Promotion, J Naidoo


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