Rose's Strategy of Preventive Medicine by Geoffrey RoseRose's Strategy of Preventive Medicine by Geoffrey Rose

Rose's Strategy of Preventive Medicine

byGeoffrey Rose, Kay-Tee Khaw, Michael Marmot

Paperback | March 15, 2008

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The Strategy of Preventive Medicine, by Geoffrey Rose, first published in 1993 remains a key text for anyone involved in preventive medicine. Rose's insights into the inextricable relationship between ill health, or deviance, in individuals and populations they come from, have transformed ourwhole approach to strategies for improving health. His personal and unique book, based on many years research, sets out the case that the essential determinants of the health of society are to be found in its mass characteristics. The deviant minority can only be understood when seen in its societalcontext, and effective prevention requires changes which involve the population as a whole. He explores the options for prevention, considering them from various viewpoints - theoretical and scientific, sociological and poitical, practical and ethical. The applications of his ideas are illustratedby a variety of examples ranging from heart disease to alcoholism to road accidents. His pioneering work focused on a population wide approach to the prevention of common medical and behavioural disorders has become the classic text on the subject.This reissue brings the original text to a new generation involved in preventive medicine. Kay-Tee Khaw and Michael Marmot retain the original text intact, but have added their own perspective on the work. They examine what relevance Rose's ideas might have in the era of the human genome project andother major scientific advances, they consider examples of how the theory might be applied and generalised in medicine and beyond, and discuss what implications it holds for the future. There is also an explanation of the population perspective, clarifying the often confused thinking and argumentsabout determinants of individual cases and determinants of population incidence.Rose's Strategy of Preventive Medicine will ensure that this seminal work continues to be read by future generations.
Professor Kay-Tee Khaw trained in medicine at Girton College, Cambridge and then at St. Mary's Hospital London where she had the transforming experience of being taught clinical medicine and epidemiology by Geoffrey Rose. She was one of the students on the first year of the Masters in Epidemiology course that Geoffrey Rose started in...
Title:Rose's Strategy of Preventive MedicineFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.48 inPublished:March 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192630970

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Table of Contents

Kay-Tee Khaw and Michael Marmot: Introduction1. Geoffrey Rose: The objectives of preventive medicine2. Geoffrey Rose: What needs to be prevented?3. Geoffrey Rose: The relation of risk to exposure4. Geoffrey Rose: Prevention for individuals and the 'high-risk' strategy5. Geoffrey Rose: Individuals and populations6. Geoffrey Rose: Some implications of population change7. Geoffrey Rose: The population strategy of prevention8. Geoffrey Rose: In search of health