Child Public Health by Mitch Blair

Child Public Health

byMitch Blair, Sarah Stewart-Brown, Tony Waterston

Paperback | February 26, 2010

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Despite children making up around a quarter of the population, the first edition of this book was the first to focus on a public health approach to the health and sickness of children and young people. It combined clinical and academic perspectives to explore the current state of health of ourchildren, the historical roots of the speciality and the relationship between early infant and child health on later adult health. Child public health is a rapidly developing field, and is increasingly recognised throughout the world as a major area of focus for population health. Targeting thehealth of children now is essential if we are to achieve a healthy population as adults. For the second edition the text has been revised and updated with new material on health for all children, global warming, child participation, systems theory, refugees, commissioning, and sustainabledevelopment.Child Public Health 2e 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 specialty, public health professionalswill 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.

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Mitch Blair qualified in Medicine MBBS from UCH, London in 1983 with a BSc in Sociology and Philosophy of Medicine and went on to paediatric training posts at Stoke Mandeville and Charing Cross Hospital, amongst others. After obtaining an MSc in Community Paediatrics from the Institute of Child Health in London, he moved to Nottingham...
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Title:Child Public HealthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:310 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:February 26, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199547505

ISBN - 13:9780199547500

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Table of Contents

Introduction - Why child public health?1. Child Health in the UK and Europe2. Child Health in developing countries/the majority world3. Determinants of Child Health4. Child public health: lessons from the past5. Key concepts and definitions6. Child health and adult health7. Techniques and resources for child public health practice8. Child Public Health in practice: case scenarios

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"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