Promoting Health: A Practical Guide
Edition 5 Revised edition
Overview"Promoting Health" provides a comprehensive and rigorous introduction to the theory and practice of health promotion. Part one explores concepts of health, health promotion and public health, discusses ethical issues, and maps out the agencies and people who play a part. Part two looks at assessing health promotion needs, and researching, planning and evaluating health promotion work. Part three focuses on "hands on" health promotion, such as how to plan and manage a community health project; how to help people to change their health behaviour; how to get press coverage for a health event; how to have your say in local health policy; and more. User-friendly, accessible and easily understood, the title should be useful for nurses and other health workers in training, but it can also provide ideas and information for postgraduate study and professional development in public health or health promotion. "Promoting Health" is also a helpful resource for tutors, particularly because it contains ready-made exercises and case studies that tutors can use.