Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice
  • Author : Charles Guest,Walter Ricciardi,Ichiro Kawachi,Iain Lang
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 629
  • Relase : 2013-02-28
  • ISBN : 9780199586301

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice Book Review:

Fully revised and updated for the third edition, the Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice remains the first resort for all those working in this broad field. Structured to assist with practical tasks, translating evidence into policy, and providing concise summaries and real-world issues from across the globe, this literally provides a world of experience at your fingertips. Easy-to-use, concise and practical, it is structured into seven parts that focus on the vital areas of assessment, data and information, direct action, policy, health-care systems, personal effectiveness and organisational development. Reflecting recent advances, the most promising developments in practical public health are presented, as well as maintaining essential summaries of core disciplines. This handbook is designed to assist students and practitioners around the world, for improved management of disasters, epidemics, health behaviour, acute and chronic disease prevention, community and government action, environmental health, vulnerable populations, and more.

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice
  • Author : David Pencheon
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Pages : 691
  • Relase : 2006
  • ISBN : 9780198566557

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice Book Review:

This is a practical public health book - written by public health practitioners for public health practitioners. It introduces learning practitioners to the early phases of approaching a public health issue, details why an issue is important and exactly how it can be analysed and addressed. It deals not only with the technical issues, but crucially with how those technical issues can be implemented in order to improve the health of the population directly, or via one of many important causal pathways (quality of health care design and delivery). It is written by experienced, internationally known practitioners of public health.

The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics

The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics
  • Author : Anna C. Mastroianni,Jeffrey P. Kahn,Nancy E. Kass
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 992
  • Relase : 2019-07-23
  • ISBN : 9780190245214

The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics Book Review:

Natural disasters and cholera outbreaks. Ebola, SARS, and concerns over pandemic flu. HIV and AIDS. E. coli outbreaks from contaminated produce and fast foods. Threats of bioterrorism. Contamination of compounded drugs. Vaccination refusals and outbreaks of preventable diseases. These are just some of the headlines from the last 30-plus years highlighting the essential roles and responsibilities of public health, all of which come with ethical issues and the responsibilities they create. Public health has achieved extraordinary successes. And yet these successes also bring with them ethical tension. Not all public health successes are equally distributed in the population; extraordinary health disparities between rich and poor still exist. The most successful public health programs sometimes rely on policies that, while improving public health conditions, also limit individual rights. Public health practitioners and policymakers face these and other questions of ethics routinely in their work, and they must navigate their sometimes competing responsibilities to the health of the public with other important societal values such as privacy, autonomy, and prevailing cultural norms. This Oxford Handbook provides a sweeping and comprehensive review of the current state of public health ethics, addressing these and numerous other questions. Taking account of the wide range of topics under the umbrella of public health and the ethical issues raised by them, this volume is organized into fifteen sections. It begins with two sections that discuss the conceptual foundations, ethical tensions, and ethical frameworks of and for public health and how public health does its work. The thirteen sections that follow examine the application of public health ethics considerations and approaches across a broad range of public health topics. While chapters are organized into topical sections, each chapter is designed to serve as a standalone contribution. The book includes 73 chapters covering many topics from varying perspectives, a recognition of the diversity of the issues that define public health ethics in the U.S. and globally. This Handbook is an authoritative and indispensable guide to the state of public health ethics today.

Oxford Handbook of General Practice

Oxford Handbook of General Practice
  • Author : Chantal Simon,Hazel Everitt,Francoise van Dorp,Matthew Burke
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 1157
  • Relase : 2014-02
  • ISBN : 9780199671038

Oxford Handbook of General Practice Book Review:

The Oxford Handbook of General Practice is an essential lifeline for the busy GP. It includes hands-on advice to help with any day-to-day problems which might arise in general practice. Revised and updated throughout, this new edition includes several new chapters and expanded information on the new GP contract and training.

The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Healthcare Law

The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Healthcare Law
  • Author : I. Glenn Cohen
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 1216
  • Relase : 2016-12-16
  • ISBN : 9780199366521

The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Healthcare Law Book Review:

The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Health Law covers the breadth and depth of health law, with contributions from the most eminent scholars in the field. The Handbook paints with broad thematic strokes the major features of American healthcare law and policy, its recent reforms including the Affordable Care Act, its relationship to medical ethics and constitutional principles, and how it compares to the experience of other countries. It explores the legal framework for the patient experience, from access through treatment, to recourse (if treatment fails), and examines emerging issues involving healthcare information, the changing nature of healthcare regulation, immigration, globalization, aging, and the social determinants of health. This Handbook provides valuable content, accessible to readers new to the subject, as well as to those who write, teach, practice, or make policy in health law.

Oxford Handbook of Epidemiology for Clinicians

Oxford Handbook of Epidemiology for Clinicians
  • Author : Helen Ward,Mireille B. Toledano,Gavin Shaddick,Bethan Davies,Paul Elliott
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2012-05-24
  • ISBN : 9780191654787

Oxford Handbook of Epidemiology for Clinicians Book Review:

The Oxford Handbook of Epidemiology for Clinicians provides all the information required by students and junior doctors who need to understand and translate key epidemiological concepts into medical practice. Unlike standard textbooks in this area, the focus throughout is on clinical applications of epidemiological knowledge. Divided into four sections, the handbook begins with the basics of epidemiology in the clinic, moving on to the theories behind evidence-based practice, discussions of optimum methods and studies, and then ends by looking at the epidemiology of common diseases. The material is presented in a logical manner, from problems to the most appropriate solutions or tools to be applied. Interesting topics such as controversies in prevention intervention encourage discussion and thought, and the authors pose sensible and important questions throughout. This handbook is a must for all junior doctors, medical students, and clinicians who need to apply epidemiological concepts to day-to-day practice or who want a practical step-by-step guide to undertaking research, conducting reviews of evidence, or writing up publications.

The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics

The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics
  • Author : Sherry Glied,Peter C. Smith
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Pages : 992
  • Relase : 2013-05-23
  • ISBN : 9780191667169

The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics Book Review:

The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics provides an accessible and authoritative guide to health economics, intended for scholars and students in the field, as well as those in adjacent disciplines including health policy and clinical medicine. The chapters stress the direct impact of health economics reasoning on policy and practice, offering readers an introduction to the potential reach of the discipline. Contributions come from internationally-recognized leaders in health economics and reflect the worldwide reach of the discipline. Authoritative, but non-technical, the chapters place great emphasis on the connections between theory and policy-making, and develop the contributions of health economics to problems arising in a variety of institutional contexts, from primary care to the operations of health insurers. The volume addresses policy concerns relevant to health systems in both developed and developing countries. It takes a broad perspective, with relevance to systems with single or multi-payer health insurance arrangements, and to those relying predominantly on user charges; contributions are also included that focus both on medical care and on non-medical factors that affect health. Each chapter provides a succinct summary of the current state of economic thinking in a given area, as well as the author's unique perspective on issues that remain open to debate. The volume presents a view of health economics as a vibrant and continually advancing field, highlighting ongoing challenges and pointing to new directions for further progress.

The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy

The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy
  • Author : Michael Moran,Martin Rein,Robert E. Goodin
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 1000
  • Relase : 2008-06-12
  • ISBN : 9780199548453

The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy Book Review:

This is part of a ten volume set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of political science. This work explores the business end of politics, where theory meets practice in the pursuit of public good.

Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health

Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health
  • Author : Roger Detels,Martin Gulliford,Quarraisha Abdool Karim,Chorh Chuan Tan
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 1687
  • Relase : 2017
  • ISBN : 9780198810131

Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health Book Review:

Sixth edition of the hugely successful, internationally recognised textbook on global public health and epidemiology comprehensively covering the scope, methods, and practice of the discipline.

The Oxford Handbook of Integrative Health Science

The Oxford Handbook of Integrative Health Science
  • Author : Carol D. Ryff,Robert F. Krueger
  • Publisher : Oxford Library of Psychology
  • Pages : 552
  • Relase : 2018-11
  • ISBN : 9780190676384

The Oxford Handbook of Integrative Health Science Book Review:

Most health research to date has been pursued within the confines of scientific disciplines that are guided by their own targeted questions and research strategies. Although useful, such inquiries are inherently limited in advancing understanding the interplay of wide-ranging factors that shape human health. The Oxford Handbook of Integrative Health Science embraces an integrative approach that seeks to put together sociodemographic factors (age, gender, race, socioeconomic status) known to contour rates of morbidity and mortality with psychosocial factors (emotion, cognition, personality, well-being, social connections), behavioral factors (health practices) and stress exposures (caregiving responsibilities, divorce, discrimination) also known to influence health. A further overarching theme is to explicate the biological pathways through which these various effects occur. The biopsychosocial leitmotif that inspires this approach demands new kinds of studies wherein wide-ranging assessments across different domains are assembled on large population samples. The MIDUS (Midlife in the U.S.) national longitudinal study exemplifies such an integrative study, and all findings presented in this collection draw on MIDUS. The way the study evolved, via collaboration of scientists working across disciplinary lines, and its enthusiastic reception from the scientific community are all part of the larger story told. Embedded within such tales are important advances in the identification of key protective or vulnerability factors: these pave the way for practice and policy initiatives seeking to improve the nation's health.

Oxford Handbook of Medical Sciences

Oxford Handbook of Medical Sciences
  • Author : Robert Wilkins,Simon Cross,Ian Megson,David Meredith
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Pages : 980
  • Relase : 2011-09-22
  • ISBN : 9780191652295

Oxford Handbook of Medical Sciences Book Review:

Written by biomedical scientists and clinicians, with the purpose of disseminating the fundamental scientific principles that underpin medicine, this new edition of the Oxford Handbook of Medical Sciences provides a clear, easily digestible account of basic cell physiology and biochemistry. It also includes an investigation of the traditional pillars of medicine (anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology and pharmacology) integrated in the context of each of the major systems relevant to the human body. Cross-referenced to the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine, and thoroughly illustrated, it is the ideal introduction to the medical sciences for medical students and biomedical scientists, as well as a valuable refresher for junior doctors.

Applied Health Economics for Public Health Practice and Research

Applied Health Economics for Public Health Practice and Research
  • Author : Rhiannon Tudor Edwards,Emma McIntosh
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2019-03-14
  • ISBN : 9780191057236

Applied Health Economics for Public Health Practice and Research Book Review:

In today's world of scare resources, determining the optimal allocation of funds to preventive health care interventions (PHIs) is a challenge. The upfront investments needed must be viewed as long term projects, the benefits of which we will experience in the future. The long term positive change to PHIs from economic investment can be seen across multiple sectors such as health care, education, employment and beyond. Applied Health Economics for Public Health Practice and Research is the fifth in the series of Handbooks in Health Economic Evaluation. It presents new research on health economics methodology and application to the evaluation of public health interventions. Looking at traditional as well as novel methods of economic evaluation, the book covers the history of economics of public health and the economic rationale for government investment in prevention. In addition, it looks at principles of health economics, evidence synthesis, key methods of economic evaluation with accompanying case studies, and much more. Looking to the future, Applied Health Economics for Public Health Practice and Research presents priorities for research in the field of public health economics. It acknowledges the role played by natural environment in promoting better health, and the place of genetics, environment and socioeconomic status in determining population health. Ideal for health economists, public health researchers, local government workers, health care professionals, and those responsible for health policy development. Applied Health Economics for Public Health Practice and Research is an important contribution to the economic discussion of public health and resource allocation.

Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health

Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health
  • Author : Matilda van den Bosch,William Bird
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2018-01-05
  • ISBN : 9780191038754

Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health Book Review:

Human beings have always been affected by their surroundings. There are various health benefits linked to being able to access to nature; including increased physical activity, stress recovery, and the stimulation of child cognitive development. The Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health provides a broad and inclusive picture of the relationship between our own health and the natural environment. All aspects of this unique relationship are covered, ranging from disease prevention through physical activity in green spaces to innovative ecosystem services, such as climate change adaptation by urban trees. Potential hazardous consequences are also discussed including natural disasters, vector-borne pathogens, and allergies. This book analyses the complexity of our human interaction with nature and includes sections for example epigenetics, stress physiology, and impact assessments. These topics are all interconnected and fundamental for reaching a full understanding of the role of nature in public health and wellbeing. Much of the recent literature on environmental health has primarily described potential threats from our natural surroundings. The Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health instead focuses on how nature can positively impact our health and wellbeing, and how much we risk losing by destroying it. The all-inclusive approach provides a comprehensive and complete coverage of the role of nature in public health, making this textbook invaluable reading for health professionals, students, and researchers within public health, environmental health, and complementary medicine.

The Oxford Handbook of Global Health Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Global Health Politics
  • Author : Colin McInnes,Kelley Lee,Jeremy Youde
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Pages : 752
  • Relase : 2020
  • ISBN : 9780190456818

The Oxford Handbook of Global Health Politics Book Review:

Protecting and promoting health is inherently a political endeavor that requires a sophisticated understanding of the distribution and use of power. Yet while the global nature of health is widely recognized, its political nature is less well understood. In recent decades, the interdisciplinary field of global health politics has emerged to demonstrate the interconnections of health and core political topics, including foreign and security policy, trade, economics, and development. Today a growing body of scholarship examines how the global health landscape has both shaped and been shaped by political actors and structures. The Oxford Handbook of Global Health Politics provides an authoritative overview and assessment of research on this important and complicated subject. The volume is motivated by two arguments. First, health is not simply a technical subject, requiring evidence-based solutions to real-world problems, but an arena of political contestation where norms, values, and interests also compete and collide. Second, globalization has fundamentally changed the nature of health politics in terms of the ideas, interests, and institutions involved. The volume comprises more than 30 chapters by leading experts in global health and politics. Each chaper provides an overview of the state of the art on a given theoretical perspective, major actor, or global health issue. The Handbook offers both an excellent introduction to scholars new to the field and also an invaluable teaching and research resource for experts seeking to understand global health politics and its future directions.

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties
  • Author : Judith Collier,Murray Longmore,Keith Amarakone
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 858
  • Relase : 2013-01-31
  • ISBN : 9780199591183

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties Book Review:

Now in its 25th year, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties has been fully revised and updated by a trusted author team to bring you practical, up-to-date clinical advice and a unique outlook on the practice of medicine. Twelve books in one, this is the ultimate guide to the core clinical specialties for students, junior doctors, and specialists. Guided by specialists and junior doctors, the ninth edition of this handbook sees fully revised and updated artwork, references, and clinical advice. This edition maintains its unique perspective on patient care, drawing on literature, history, and philosophy to encourage the reader to broaden their definition of medicine. Fully cross-referenced to the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine, this is essential book contains everything needed for training, revision, and clinical practice.

Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Healthcare Research

Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Healthcare Research
  • Author : Sumantra Ray,Sue Fitzpatrick,Rajna Golubic,Susan Fisher
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 640
  • Relase : 2016
  • ISBN : 9780199608478

Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Healthcare Research Book Review:

This handbook is a definitive, up-to-date, and succinct text covering the legislative requirements, scientific foundations, and clinical good practice necessary for clinical, academic, and healthcare research.

Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing

Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing
  • Author : Vari Drennan,Claire Goodman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Pages : 819
  • Relase : 2014
  • ISBN : 9780199653720

Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing Book Review:

Fully updated and revised for its second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing is the essential guide to caring for patients in primary care and the community. Concise, easy-to-use, and comprehensive, this handbook ensures that the reader has the skills and knowledge required by any nurse working in modern primary and community care which cuts across different speciality and care settings. Chapters range from common adult health problems to vulnerable groups with extra needs, medicine management, and nurse prescribing. The handbook includes information on how health and social care services are organised and funded, from common technical care procedures to complex situations requiring practical, concise guidance. This is the essential guide to all aspects of the nurse's role. For the new edition material on end of life care has been revised and expanded, with more focus on care of dying children. It also includes new clinical topics such as nursing technology, dependent children at home, and frailty. All chapters have been written and reviewed by primary care nurses and other experts directly engaged in current practice and research. Providing an accessible and instant resource for everyday nursing, and a benchmark of good practice, the Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing is a unique and invaluable companion for all health care professionals working in the primary care and community setting.

Oxford Handbook of Medical Statistics

Oxford Handbook of Medical Statistics
  • Author : Janet Peacock,Janet L. Peacock,Philip Peacock
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 544
  • Relase : 2011
  • ISBN : 9780199551286

Oxford Handbook of Medical Statistics Book Review:

The majority of medical research involves quantitative methods and so it is essential to be able to understand and interpret statistics. This book shows readers how to develop the skills required to critically appraise research evidence effectively, and how to conduct research and communicate their findings.

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine
  • Author : Mark Jackson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Pages : 672
  • Relase : 2011-08-25
  • ISBN : 9780199546497

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine Book Review:

In three sections, the Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine celebrates the richness and variety of medical history around the world. It explore medical developments and trends in writing history according to period, place, and theme.

Oxford Handbook of Neonatology

Oxford Handbook of Neonatology
  • Author : Grenville Fox,Timothy Watts,Nicholas Hoque
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 575
  • Relase : 2017
  • ISBN : 9780198703952

Oxford Handbook of Neonatology Book Review:

Now in its second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Neonatology is the essential user-friendly guide for all healthcare professionals involved in the care of newborns. Accessible, practical, and updated with the latest evidence, this is a key resource designed for use at the cot-side. Using guidance from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and including the most up to date NICE guidelines, the second edition of this handbook uses extensive diagrams and an easy-to-use format to cover good communication practice, neonatal emergencies and technical procedures. Fully updated and revised with expanded sections covering therapeutic hypothermia and developmental care amongst other advances in the field, the Oxford Handbook of Neonatology is a valuable and up-to-date guide to a rapidly evolving field. Taking a valuable family-centred approach to neonatal care, this is the essential resource for all healthcare professionals working with newborns, from the undergraduate medical student to the doctor on the ward.