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It is now widely acknowledged that there is more to health than just the absence of illness. This book aims to widen the perspective of health professionals to encompass the concept of well-being across the lifespan. It has been written to introduce students to the theory and practical application of health improvement and well-being in the context of public health, providing global as well as domestic perspectives on key concepts, in particular:

  • Social and health inequalities
  • Social justice
  • Political influences
  • Commissioning, funding and delivery of services
Each chapter defines and provides an outline of theoretical perspectives relevant to each topic, allowing the reader to critically evaluate the accepted wisdom in each of the fields under discussion. Case studies illustrate local and global perspectives and questions throughout the book encourage students to think and reflect on the key points of each chapter and apply theory to practice.

With a delicate blend of theory and practice, Health Improvement and Well-Being considers the key influences on health improvement and the best ways to tackle them as a health professional.

This book is key reading for experienced and senior public health professionals as well as masters level students taking courses in public health, health improvement or health promotion, or taking modules in health improvement as part of a more general health science course.

Contributors: Fiona Adshead, Moyra Baldwin, Helen Carr, Patricia Livsey, Janine Talley and Allison Thorpe.


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ISBN-13: 9780335244966
Publisher: McGraw-Hill (Open University Press)
Publication date: October, 2014
Pages: 240

Subcategories: Public Health

MEET THE AUTHOR

Frances Wilson is Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader Health Improvement and Wellbeing and Pathway Lead, Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) at the University of Chester, UK.

Mzwandile Mabhala is Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for the Master of Public Health, Senior lecturer in Epidemiology and PhD supervisor at the University of Chester, UK.

Alan Massey is Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for MSc Professional Nursing and Pathway Lead, Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Occupational Health) at the University of Chester, UK.