The Potential for Health

Paperback | June 1, 1998

byKenneth C. Calman

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Can health be improved? Can the quality of health care be delivered more effectively? Can doctors and other health professionals be better at their job and deliver higher quality of care? The answer to these three questions is yes, and this book develops ways in which, using existing knowledgethe potential for health can be achieved.

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Can health be improved? Can the quality of health care be delivered more effectively? Can doctors and other health professionals be better at their job and deliver higher quality of care? The answer to these three questions is yes, and this book develops ways in which, using existing knowledgethe potential for health can be achieved.

Kenneth Calman is at Department of Health, Richmond House, Whitehall, London.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:292 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.67 inPublished:June 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0192629441

ISBN - 13:9780192629449

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Table of Contents

Introduction - Summary and Conclusions1. Equity, poverty and health for all2. The health of the nation3. Patient and public involvement in health and health care4. Ethical issues in public health5. The humanities in clinical practice6. The medical detective7. Art and science of public health8. International aspects of health9. Health care10. Special issues in health11. Professional issues12. Looking at the future: some big issues ahead13. Making it happen14. Envoi

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`Because Kenneth Calman was England's chief medical officer, he has a unique experience of topics related to the practice of public health. These are the best part of the book. Particularly interesting are his ideas on communicating health related risks to the public and the chapter on thehealth of the nation strategy ("from health for all to health by all"). I also like his suggestion that a major aspect of medicine is to constantly redefine disease and health. He is convincing when he promotes the importance of medical humanities.'BMJ Bookshop, Fred Paccaud