Introduction to Public Health (Google eBook)

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Apr 21, 2010 - Medical - 595 pages
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As public health concerns and controversies have continued to evolve, the new Third Edition of this best-selling text offers new and updated discussions of current topics, recent events, and the most up-to-date data to illustrate the key issues that affect the publicís health. Key Features: The author uses a reader-friendly, narrative style making the text engaging and accessible to a broad range of students. The text illustrates the multidisciplinary nature of public health and the complex ethical and political issues central to it. It includes discussions of epidemiological investigation, biomedical research, environmental assessment, analyses of individual and group behavior, massive data collection efforts, and policy developments. New to this Edition: New discussions about U.S. health care reform New discussions of the globalization of national economies and its effect on the health of populations Expanded discussions on health disparities New analysis of what went wrong just after Hurricane Katrina Updated discussions of developments in topics such are H1N1 Swine Flu, Hormone Replacement Therapy, FDA regulation, HPV vaccine controversy planning for Healthy People 2020 and much more.
  

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I use the 3rd edition (not on Good Reads for some reason) of Mary Schneider's text in my Community Health & Emergency Management graduate course. It is a solid overview of public health written in a very accessible style. Read full review

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Contents

Chapter
7
Public Health and Terrorism
13
Conclusion
26
How Public Health Is Organized and Paid for in the United States
34
Nongovernmental Role in Public Health
42
How Epidemiology Works
48
Legionnaires Disease
54
Conclusion
62
Pedestrians Motorcyclists and Bicyclists
295
Nonfatal Traumatic Brain Injuries
301
Tertiary Prevention
302
Family Planning and Prevention of Adolescent Pregnancy
319
Chapter 19
333
RiskBenefit Analysis
346
Indoor Air Quality
360
Chapter 21
369

Kinds of Epidemiologic Studies
71
Conclusion
77
Proving Cause and Effect
84
Conflicts of Interest in Drug Trials
90
Making Sense of Uncertainty
95
CostBenefit Analysis and Other Evaluation Methods
112
Confidentiality of Data
126
Rabies
141
Other Emerging Viruses
157
MultidrugResistant Tuberculosis MDRTB
165
Cardiovascular Disease
179
Environmental Teratogens
192
Conclusion
205
Regulation
218
Psychological Models of Health Behavior
231
Changing the Environment
237
Biomedical Basis of Smokings Harmful Effects
243
Taxes as a Public Health Measure
250
Conclusion
256
Epidemiology of Obesity
262
Promoting Healthy Eating
269
How Much Exercise Is Enough and How Much Do People Get?
275
Conclusion
281
Chapter 17
287
Dilemmas in Compliance
385
Coal Ash
400
Drugs and Cosmetics
414
Public Health and Population Growth
428
Medical Care and Public Health
441
Licensing and Regulation
450
Chapter 26
459
Approaches to Controlling Medical Costs
465
Chapter 27
475
Quality
483
The Relative Importance of Medical Care for Public Health
489
Chapter 28
495
General Approaches to Maximizing Health in Old Age
501
Medical Costs of the Elderly
510
The Future of Public Health
519
Response to Hurricane Katrina
525
Bioterrorism Preparedness
532
Conclusion
538
Challenges for the TwentyFirst Century
545
Dashed Hopes for the Integration of Public Health
551
Conclusion
557
Index
571
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