Health Studies

An Introduction

Author: Jennie Naidoo,Jane Wills

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230579051

Category: Medical

Page: 416

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Health Studies 2e is the revised new edition of Naidoo& Wills' popular student text. It provides a single comprehensive volume of all the major disciplines, perspectives and methodologies in health studies and relates them to the real world through applied examples and coverage of contemporary health issues.
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Contemporary Health Studies

An Introduction

Author: Louise Warwick-Booth,Ruth Cross,Diane Lowcock

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 074565021X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 364

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Contemporary Health Studies: An Introduction provides a lively and accessible introduction to the current issues and key debates in this area. It contains a strong, up-to-date, global, social-scientific focus examining the human experience of health particularly emphasizing its social, political and environmental dimensions. The book’s diverse content is usefully divided into three main parts. Part one sets the scene looking closely at the definition of health studies and the debates surrounding the concept of health. Part two explores different disciplines underpinning Health Studies including chapters such as sociology, psychology, anthropology and health promotion. Part three of the book explores the determinants of health and contains chapters on individual factors influencing health, policy influences on health, public health and the global context of health. Each chapter: Opens with a list of key learning outcomes; Contains topical learning tasks; Poses questions for reflection and debate; Provides an in-depth case study to summarise the key arguments made. Carefully chosen tables, figures and photographs bring the text to life, whilst the companion web-site offers additional learning resources for both students and lecturers alike. Contemporary Health Studies: An Introduction is an essential guide for undergraduate health students written by three authors who have a wealth of teaching experience in this subject area. Their book will inspire readers to consider the human experience of health within contemporary global society as it is mediated by individual, societal and global contexts.
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Fundamentals of Nursing

Concepts, Process and Practice

Author: Barbara Kozier

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780131976535

Category: Nursing

Page: 787

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Nurses today must be able to grow and evolve in order to meet the demands of a changing health care system. Fundamentals of Nursing helps them on this journey with comprehensive coverage of contemporary professional nursing. This book has been designed to support student nurses at undergraduate level, particularly those on the Common Foundation Programme and is the only text in the market that equally addresses nursing theory and practice. "Kozier is an excellent resource for students throughout their training, and could be used as the starting point for most of their assessments. Overall, it is an excellent text that I will have no hesitation in recommending to my students." - Dorothy Adam, Lecturer, Nursing & Midwifery, The Robert Gordon University "The text is an exciting, clear and essential textbook for pre-registration nursing students. It sets the scene, shows application to practice, helps to make nursing practice more understandable and so enhances the student's learning experience." - Martin Bailey, Senior Lecturer, Nursing and Applied Clinical Studies, Christ Church University Canterbury
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The Health Studies Companion

Author: Sophie Smailes,Clare Street

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230344275

Category: Medical

Page: 424

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An instant access point for the study of health... The Health Studies Companion explains terminology, theories and underpinning concepts of health. It is ideal preparatory and introductory reading, and provides a reliable point of reference throughout your programme of study. This book will help you understand the competing and contested debates in contemporary health and social care. Highlights include easily searchable A-Z lists of explanations, reflective activities, stacks of further reading suggestions and an extensive research methods section. Plus with a detailed cross-referencing system, it allows you to make immediate connections between the various elements of knowledge and research. ■ Suitable for all health students: accessible and appropriate for all, whether applying, just starting or looking for support throughout your course. ■ Clear but detailed explanations: alphabetically explains and discusses key concepts, theories and ideologies, and draws links between them, offering you a foundation for all areas of study. ■ Evidence-based discussion: looks at four prominent health issues and uses research from these areas to aid understanding and enhance criticality. ■ Introduces research methods: understanding and critically analysing research is a vital skill for all students. ■ Offers careers guidance: in a section written specially by a careers consultant, find advice on job opportunities, professions and interview skills. This book is the launch pad to your degree success.
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Global Health Studies

A Social Determinants Perspective

Author: Louise Warwick-Booth,Ruth Cross

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9781509504176

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 246

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A global view of health offers a richer understanding of ways of measuring, improving and sustaining health both in individual national settings and in the context of a strongly interconnected world. This book draws on social scientific insights and explanations to examine trends in global health. Moving beyond an epidemiological analysis, the authors use a social determinants framework and life course approaches to offer a critical introduction to the study of global health. Through individual chapters focusing on topics such as health policy, global governance, health systems and health-related protests, the authors present the scope of global health studies and introduce readers to broader ranging issues such as globalization and political forces. Key themes such as power, inequality and inequity - and their impact on health on a global scale - recur throughout the book. International examples and case studies are used to illustrate the discussion, which is further supported by opportunities for reflection and further reading. This book will be an important resource for students studying global health and will have broad relevance to those undertaking health, health-related and allied health professional courses.
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An Introduction to Health Policy

Author: Toba Bryant

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 1551303493

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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With a strong comparative and international element, this engaging book analyzes the process, implementation, and outcomes of health policy in Canada. The author critically compares Canadian health policy to other systems such as the United States, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and Cuba. Case studies include the capacity of various health systems to respond to natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005. Of interest to a variety of disciplines including nursing, social work, health sciences, medical, and healthy policy, it is written for those who are studying or working in the health sector. The primary goals of this book are: to examine how public policy - including health policy - is developed and implemented, by providing examples of current health policy issues in Canada to provide various models of the policy-development and implementation process to use case studies of health policy issues in Canada, the United States, Sweden, and the United Kingdom and policy changes developed to address these issues in order to illustrate key concepts to outline key themes in health policy and direct attention to the forces that shape health policy in Canada and in other Western nations
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Security Studies

An Introduction

Author: Paul Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415782813

Category: Political Science

Page: 634

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"Comprehensively revised for the new edition including new chapters on Polarity, Culture, Intelligence, and the Academic and Policy Worlds, it continues to give students a detailed overview of the major theoretical approaches, key themes and most significant issues within security studies. Part 1 explores the main theoretical approaches currently used within the field from realism to international political sociology. Part 2 explains the central concepts underpinning contemporary debates from the security dilemma to terrorism. Part 3 presents an overview of the institutional security architecture currently influencing world politics using international, regional and global levels of analysis. Part 4 examines some of the key contemporary challenges to global security from the arms trade to energy security. Part 5 discusses the future of security."--Provided by publisher.
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Foundations for Health Promotion E-Book

Author: Jennie Naidoo,Jane Wills

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702037532

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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Hugely popular with students, Health Promotion is now in its third edition, and has been thoroughly updated to provide the theoretical framework that is vital for health promotion. It offers a foundation for practice that encourages students and practitioners to identify opportunities for health promotion in their area of work. • Fully updated to reflect the many changes in health promotion theory, practice and policy • Illustrative examples, activities and discussion points encourage interaction and reflection • Unique, user-friendly approach makes learning easy Fully revised and updated information, guidelines, and reference provide the latest information for clinical practice. New illustrations clarify important health promotion concepts.
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Youth Studies

An Introduction

Author: Andy Furlong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135189927

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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Youth Studies: an introduction is a clear, jargon-free and accessible textbook which will be invaluable in helping to explain concepts, theories and trends within youth studies. The concise summaries of key texts and the ideas of important theorists make the book an invaluable resource. The book also raises questions for discussion, with international case studies and up-to-date examples. The book discusses important issues within youth studies, for example: education and opportunity employment and unemployment family, friends and living arrangements crime and justice identities health and sexuality citizenship and political engagement. Suitable for a wide range of youth-related courses, this textbook provides a theoretical and empirical introduction to youth studies. It will appeal to undergraduate students on international academic and vocational courses, including sociology, politics, criminology, social policy, geography and psychology.
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Fundamentals of Health Promotion for Nurses

Author: Jane Wills

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118515765

Category: Medical

Page: 376

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Fundamentals of Health Promotion for Nurses is a concise, accessible introduction to health promotion and public health for pre-registration nursing students and newly qualified nurses. Promoting the health and wellbeing of patients is a vital part of the nursing role, and the updated second edition of this user-friendly book discusses the foundations for health promotion practice using practical examples, activities and discussion points to encourage readers to reflect on their values, debate the issues and apply their knowledge and understanding to practice.
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