How can society most effectively prevent disease and promote health? This is the challenge addressed by this textbook.Public health has been defined as the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organised efforts of society. The 'science' is concerned with making a diagnosis of a population's health problems, establishing their cause and determining effective interventions. The 'art' is to address these problems creatively. The aim of this book is to capture both the art and the science of the field.Essential Public Health is divided into two major sections. The first part provides a toolkit of skills the practitioner must acquire. The second half describes the challenges faced in improving population health, and how to go about the task.This will be essential reading for all those training in health care, social care and related disciplines such as environmental health. It includes a CD containing interactive, self-assessment questions and exercises to test understanding and aid learning.
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Titolo: Essential Public Health - Theory and Practice
Autori: Gillam - Yates - Badrinath
Editore: Cambridge University Press
Edizione: II 2012
Finitura: Copertina flessibile