Community Health and Wellness

Community Health and Wellness

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Anne McMurray and Jill Clendon advance the discussion of health as a product of the interaction between people and their environment. The social, cultural and political determinants that affect individual and community health are explored from a multidisciplinary perspective and based on extensive research. Gender and cultural inclusiveness provide an essential backdrop to evidence-based policy, research and the provision of equitable health care for all. Written in an engaging style, this new edition features a common case study running throughout the text. 'The Miller Family' case study evolves so that the issues examined in each chapter are played out by each of the family members. The extended family crosses Australia and New Zealand and provides examples of Primary Health Care issues in both countries including accessing care, child health services, adolescent health, contemporary family issues, ageing, cultural support and inclusive healthcare. Global insights with a focus on Primary Health Care practice in Australia and New Zealand. Promotes community health care across the lifespan. Promotes a unique socio-ecological approach to community health The Ottawa Charter, the Jakarta Declaration and the Bangkok Charter are included as contemporary health promotion guidelines for practice. References and Useful Websites for each chapter provide specific, up-to-the-minute source information. Emphasis on health literacy, intervention and health promotion. An evolving case study runs through each chapter and links to reflective activities. Focus on learning outcomes to facilitate the integration of policy, research and practice. Exploration of Australian and New Zealand nursing and midwifery roles in primary health care practice. Strong pedagogy to increase engagement and emphasise key issues. Reflective exercises and Action Points encourage readers to consider the key issues, their implications and how to move forward Research studies exemplify the central theme of each chapter and promote evidence-based practice. Evolve eBook and resourcesBachelor of Public Health Students Community Health aamp; Wellness: Primary health care in practice, 5th Edition represents contemporary thinking and research in community health and wellness from Australia, New Zealand and the global community ...

Title:Community Health and Wellness
Author:Anne McMurray, Jill Clendon
Publisher:Elsevier Australia - 2010


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