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Digital Health Promotion A Critical Introduction IVY O’NEIL Leeds Beckett University “This well-structured and well-written book would be appropriate for all undergraduate students. I am impressed by the amount of detailed information given and the number of international studies cited. I am absolutely convinced of the need for this book!” Julie Burton, University of Lincoln Searching the internet for health information or using health apps on mobile devices has become part of our daily routine, yet can be just as disempowering as empowering. This engaging overview critically examines the use of digital strategies to promote health. Ivy O’Neil investigates how modern technologies can enhance health services provision and increase the accessibility and efficiency of health communication and promotion. She also looks at the challenges they bring to the social model of health: while eHealth initiatives and your health app may be useful tools, they often focus on the individual and neglect the many social, environmental and economic determinants of health. Digital technologies, O’Neil argues, can have negative as well as positive implications and may be contributing to the ever-widening health inequality gap, thereby failing to be compatible with health promotion principles and values. Offering critical, practical and thoughtful overview of the application and usefulness of digital technology in promoting health and reducing the health inequality gap, this book will appeal to students of public health and health promotion, communication and policy.
229 x 152mm | 176 pages | UK August 2019, US October 2019 HB | 978-1-5095-3330-5 | £55.00 | €67.90 | US$69.95 | CA$83.95 | AU$122.95 PB | 978-1-5095-3331-2 | £16.99 | €21.90 | US$24.95 | CA$29.95 | AU$37.95 ebook available
Practical Health Promotion 2nd Edition JOHN HUBLEY & JUNE COPEMAN, WITH JAMES WOODALL Late of Leeds Beckett University; Leeds Beckett University; Leeds Beckett University “I am delighted that this second edition continues the good work of the first in competence, sophistication and, above all, practicality! Maintaining the standards of the first edition and taking into account current developments, the new edition maximizes sophisticated understanding with practical application.” Keith Tones, Emeritus Professor, Leeds Beckett University “This is an excellent book and we highly recommend it to health professionals during their study and practice of health promotion.” John Walley and Rebecca King, University of Leeds
246 x 189mm | 352 pages | 2013 PB | 978-0-7456-6316-6 | £19.99 | €25.90 | US$34.95 | CA$41.95 | AU$44.95 ebook available
The Social Determinants of Health Looking Upstream KATHRYN STROTHER RATCLIFF University of Connecticut “This book offers a fresh, original, and much needed approach to social determinants of health. Ratcliff shows – through straightforward, clear writing punctuated with timely and riveting examples – how the conditions of life that we take for granted are created and maintained. At the same time, she strikes a balance by underscoring both human agency and the realities of power dynamics, adding an invaluable sociological perspective. Students will love this book!” Mary Zimmerman, University of Kansas School of Medicine “Ratcliff takes us on a wonderfully informative journey to examine the governmental and industrial causes of exposures that determine health.” Sir Michael Marmot, Chair of the World Health Organization’s Commission on Social Determinants of Health (2005-2008) This timely book takes seriously the idea that our social world – not individual responsibility nor the health care system – is the primary determinant of our health. Its provocative analysis uses social justice and human rights lenses to guide the discussion ‘upstream’ towards possible changes that could produce a healthier world for us all.
229 x 152mm | 272 pages | 2017 HB | 978-1-5095-0431-2 | £55.00 | €67.90 | US$69.95 | CA$83.95 | AU$122.95 PB | 978-1-5095-0432-9 | £17.99 | €23.90 | US$24.95 | CA$29.95 | AU$39.95 ebook available
Health Inequality An Introduction to Concepts, Theories and Methods 2nd Edition MEL BARTLEY University College London “This new edition of Mel Bartley’s classic book has the authoritative heft of one of the western world’s most respected medical sociologists. Her great personal depth of expertise comes across throughout the volume, and the book demonstrates a tight grasp of the conceptual and social theory issues that should underpin high-quality research into health inequalities.” John Frank, University of Edinburgh Evaluating the evidence of health outcomes over time and at local and national levels, Bartley argues that individual social integration demands closer attention if health inequality is to be tackled effectively, revealing the important part that identity plays in relation to the chances of a long and healthy life.
229 x 152mm | 256 pages | 2016 HB | 978-0-7456-9109-1 | £55.00 | €67.90 | US$69.95 | CA$83.95 | AU$122.95 PB | 978-0-7456-9110-7 | £17.99 | €23.90 | US$29.95 | CA$35.95 | AU$39.95 ebook available