Child Public Health

Child Public Health

Paperback

By (author) Dr. Mitch Blair, By (author) Prof. Sarah Stewart-Brown, By (author) Anthony Waterston, By (author) Dr. Rachel Crowther

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 262 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm x 16mm | 739g
  • Publication date: 8 January 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0192631926
  • ISBN 13: 9780192631923
  • Illustrations note: numerous figures and tables
  • Sales rank: 1,102,551

Product description

This is the first book of its kind which focuses on a public health approach to the health and sickness of children and young people, who make up about a quarter of the population. The authors use their extensive clinical and academic experience to explore the current state of health of our children, the historical roots of the speciality and the relationship between early infant and child health on later adult health. A chapter on key concepts in the field will help to orientate the reader and a number of practical examples are given for those who are faced with the challenges of dealing with growing levels of mental ill health, obesity and health inequalities in their localities or practices. "Child Public Health" will be of interest to public health practitioners, paediatricians, general practitioners with a child health and commissioning interest and GP trainees. Whilst paediatricians are given a unique population perspective on their clinical speciality, public health professionals will gain a specialist insight into a specific population group and primary care doctors, nurses and managers will find support for their commissioning and clinical governance agendas. Child public health is a rapidly developing field and is increasingly recognised throughout the world as a major area of focus for population health.

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Paranoia can blight attempts at improving public health. The authors are to be congratulated in the nearly always taking a sensible and pragmatic line which depends much more on the positive aspects of public health policy and practice than protecting children from what may be small or hypothetical risks. Journal of Public Health, Vol. 27, No. 2 This book gives an overview of child health in the United Kingdom and internationally, the founding fathers (those listed are all men), the epidemiology, the data sources, the policies and politics, and the interventions. British Medical Journal It was a pleasure to review this excellent introductory textbook on child public health written jointly by respected paediatricians and public health professionals. The presentation is clear and authoritative, with key points helpfully placed in text boxes for emphasis ... The coverage of the book is impressive, ranging from family and community perspectives and approaches through to advocacy and national policy. It thus presents an excellent overview for those coming from medical, nursing or social science backgrounds but who are training in child public health ... The book deserves to be read widely and may well have an important impact in training a new generation of health professionals involved in child public health. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 82 (2) This is an excellent book and I think it will be very useful. BACCH News Children's public health is not an easy subject to study. While some of the underpinning sciences, such as epidemiology and statistics, are well described in many texts, an overview of the political and cultural context in which public health is practised is more difficult to find. The authors of this book have set out to give us just such an overview and they have succeeded admirably. From the foreword by David Hall This book emphasizes the importance of child public health as a rapidly emerging field and puts the health of children centre stage as society's greatest asset. It maps out what needs to be done to promote and protect the health of children not only in the UK, but internationally. From the foreword by Sian Griffiths, Oxford University

Table of contents

1. Child health in the UK; 2. Child health - the global context; 3. Child public health - lessons from the past; 4. Key concepts and definitions; 5. Child health and adult health; TECHNIQUES AND RESOURCES FOR CHILD PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE; 7. Using child public health techniques - some practical examples