9781137350480

A-Z of Health Promotion

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    9781137350480

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    1137350482

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-12-12
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

If you are looking for the definitive short guide to the theory and practice of health promotion, then you need look no further.

Written by a leading international expert, this concise text offers, for the first time, a comprehensive explanation of key concepts, terms and definitions used in health promotion. Glenn Laverack explains over 70 key concepts and many other guiding principles, theoretical models and approaches that frame health promotion. He also explains the many tools and strategies that enable practitioners to work more effectively.

This handy sourcebook has been written by the author in a typically accessible style that will provide readers with a superb overview of the subject. Numerous cross-references signpost the connections between different ideas, allowing you to explore conceptual relationships and linked approaches in an order that suits the reader.

Whether you are studying, training or are already working, this book will be an indispensable source of information, evidence and analysis for deepening your understanding and for extending your practice.

Author Biography

Dr Glenn Laverack is Senior Research Fellow at Flinders University, Australia. He is seen as a world leader in health promotion and has a distinguished career for more than 25 years working in Europe, Africa, Asia, North America and the Pacific regions. He formerly worked as the Coordinator (Empowerment) at the WHO in Geneva. His publications include Public Health: Power, Empowerment And Professional Practice 2e (Palgrave 2009).

Table of Contents

Advocacy
Alliances, Partnerships and Coalitions
Approaches
Behaviour Change Communication
Best practice
Bottom-up and top-down
Boycotts
Civil society
Community
Community based intervention
Community capacity building
Competencies
Conflict resolution
Counselling and one to one communication
Critical consciousness
Declarations and statements
Definition
Determinants of health
Disease prevention
Empowerment
Ethics
Evaluation
Evidence based
Foundations
Gender and health
Global health
Harm reduction
Health activism
Health and wellbeing
Health Communication
Health education
Health literacy
Health Policy
Health profiles
Health protection
Healthy public policy
Health Social Movements
Hegemonic power
Hygiene promotion
Individualism and health
Information and Communication Technology
Information, Education and Communication
Injury prevention
Lay epidemiology
Leadership
Leverage
Life skills
Lifespan approach
Lifestyle approach
Lobbying
Marginalisation
Media
Mental health promotion
Moral suasion
Needs assessment
Networks
Parallel-tracking
Patient empowerment
Peer education
Photo-voice
Political
Population health
Power
Powerlessness
Pressure groups
Primary health care
Public health
Risk factors
Salutogenesis
Screening
Self-help groups
Settings
Social epidemiology
Social justice
Social marketing
Theory and models
Zero and Non-Zero-Sum

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