International Encyclopedia Of Public Health by Stella R. Quah

International Encyclopedia Of Public Health

byStella R. Quah

Hardcover | November 3, 2016

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International Encyclopedia of Public Health, Second Editionis an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the major issues, challenges, methods, and approaches of global public health. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this new edition combines complementary scientific fields of inquiry, linking biomedical research with the social and life sciences to address the three major themes of public health research, disease, health processes, and disciplines.

This book helps readers solve real-world problems in global and local health through a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach. Covering all dimensions of the field, from the details of specific diseases, to the organization of social insurance agencies, the articles included cover the fundamental research areas of health promotion, economics, and epidemiology, as well as specific diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and reproductive health.

Additional articles on the history of public health, global issues, research priorities, and health and human rights make this work an indispensable resource for students, health researchers, and practitioners alike.

  • Provides the most comprehensive, high-level, internationally focused reference work available on public health
  • Presents an invaluable resource for both researchers familiar with the field and non-experts requiring easy-to-find, relevant, global information and a greater understanding of the wider issues
  • Contains interdisciplinary coverage across all aspects of public health
  • Incorporates biomedical and health social science issues and perspectives
  • Includes an international focus with contributions from global domain experts, providing a complete picture of public health issues

About The Author

Stella Quah (Ph.D) is Adjunct Professor, Health Services and Systems Research Program, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, National University of Singapore. Her previous appointment was as Professor of Sociology at the National University of Singapore where she started her long academic career in 1972, initially at the Department of Comm...
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Title:International Encyclopedia Of Public HealthFormat:HardcoverDimensions:4470 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:November 3, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128036788

ISBN - 13:9780128036785

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Table of Contents

Subject areas covered:
Anthropology/ Sociology
At-Risk Populations
Child & Adolescent Health
Consumerism/ Education/ Outreach
Diet/ Obesity/ Physical Inactivity
Economics/ Finance
Emerging and Re-Emerging Diseases
Environmental / Occupational
Epidemiology/ Demography
Ethical and Legal Issues
Global Issues
Health Services
Health Systems
History of Public Health
Infectious Diseases
Injuries and Violence
Malnutrition, Infections and Poverty
Measurement and Modelling
Neurological Disorders
Parasitic Diseases
Psychology/ Psychiatry
Respiratory Diseases
Sensory, GI, and Other
Sexual & Reproductive Health
Tobacco/ Alcohol / Drugs