Theory in a Nutshell

Theory in a Nutshell

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An Up-to-the-Minute Overview of the Major Concepts of Health Promotion Programs! A Doody's Core Title for 2011! A British Medical Association Book Awards Runner-up, Health a Social Care category The use of theory in the planning and implementation of health promotion programs will more reliably produce positive outcomes. Following on from the success of the second edition, Theory in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition explores the main theoretical concepts and models in health promotion and explains the significance, practical application, and impact of different theories on the individual, community and organization. This edition includes concise reviews of established theories, such as social cognitive theory and health belief model, as well as expanding on new developments in the field, including evidence-based policy making and health impact assessment. Thoroughly revised and updated, the book maintains the accessible style suitable for public health practitioners, health promotion and health education specialists, and epidemiologists and social policy makers, as well as students of public health and health promotion. Features: Written for busy practitioners and in a style also suitable for undergrad students in public a allied health Explains the core theories and concepts and applies them to a variety of common community contexts Authors are internationally recognized leaders in the field of health promotion Praise for the second edition: 4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW! qThis is a very useful guide for busy practitioners who want a concise, accessible resource of theories for health promotion. Each theory is followed by a commentary discussing its strengths, weaknesses, and practical use. Each chapter ends with a bibliography of further readings. Tables and figures throughout further enhance understanding. This edition includes revisions and updates to all sections as well as new sections on community organization and community building, evidence-based policy making, and health impact assessment.q--Doody's Review Service

Title:Theory in a Nutshell
Author:Marilyn Wise, Don Nutbeam, Elizabeth Harris
Publisher:McGraw-Hill Education / Australia - 2010-03-05


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