bending science – how special interests corrupt public health research



Bending Science – How Special Interests Corrupt Public Health Research Bending Science – How Special Interests Corrupt Public Health Research Новинка

Bending Science – How Special Interests Corrupt Public Health Research

Bending Science – How Special Interests Corrupt Public Health Research
Driving Innovation Driving Innovation Новинка

Driving Innovation

This project explored the privileging of knowledge production in science and technology as a Canadian national economic, political and social strategy. The project incorporated the relationship between nation-state knowledge production and how that knowledge is then systematically evaluated, prioritized and validated by systems of health technology assessment (HTA). The entry point into the analysis and this dissertation project was the Scientific Research and Experimental Design (SR&ED) federal tax incentive program as the cornerstone of science and technology knowledge production in Canada. The method of inquiry and analysis examined the submission documents submitted by key stakeholders across the country, representing public, private and academic standpoints, during the public consultation process conducted from 2007 to 2008 and how each of these standpoints is hooked into the public policy interests and institutional structures that produce knowledge in science and technology.
Dhrubajyoti Bhattacharya Public Health Policy. Issues, Theories, and Advocacy Dhrubajyoti Bhattacharya Public Health Policy. Issues, Theories, and Advocacy Новинка

Dhrubajyoti Bhattacharya Public Health Policy. Issues, Theories, and Advocacy

Public Health Policy: Issues, Theories, and Advocacy offers students an engaging and innovative introduction to public health policy: its purpose, how it is originated, and how it is implemented. The book describes the underlying theories and frameworks as well as practical analytical tools needed for effective advocacy and communication. Drawing on the multidisciplinary nature of public health, the book uses concepts and examples from epidemiology, law, economics, political science, and ethics to examine the policymaking process, explain positions pro or con, and develop materials for various audiences to further a public health policy intervention. In addition, Public Health Policy shows how policymaking is a complex and integrated top-down and bottoms-up process that embraces a myriad of public and private stakeholders. Written by a highly experienced health policy researcher and teacher, the book is rich in resources that will enhance teaching and learning. Each chapter begins with an overview of the chapter, including core terms and concepts, and includes illustrative examples of how the highlighted component (law, ethics, economics, politics, epidemiology, and medicine) intersects with public health. Discussion questions at the end of every chapter, along with an interview from an expert from each of the component fields, give real-world perspectives on how that particular subject relates to the overall topic. The book also contains 13 case studies that illustrate the framework discussed in the first part of the book, and show how the different components link to create, sustain, evaluate, or obstruct the development of public health policy. Also included are primers on two essential policy tools: how to write research policy briefs, and how to craft effective letters to an editor, including examples of both drawn from the author's publications in journals and newspapers.
Burris Scott C. Public Health Law Research. Theory and Methods Burris Scott C. Public Health Law Research. Theory and Methods Новинка

Burris Scott C. Public Health Law Research. Theory and Methods

Public Health Law Research: Theory and Methods definitively explores the mechanisms, theories and models central to public health law research – a growing field dedicated to measuring and studying law as a central means for advancing public health. Editors Alexander C. Wagenaar and Scott Burris outline integrated theory drawn from numerous disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences; specific mechanisms of legal effect and guidelines for collecting and coding empirical datasets of statutory and case law; optimal research designs for randomized trials and natural experiments for public health law evaluation; and methods for qualitative and cost-benefit studies of law.. They also discuss the challenge of effectively translating the results of scientific evaluations into public health laws and highlight the impact of this growing field. “How exactly the law can best be used as a tool for protecting and enhancing the public’s health has long been the subject of solely opinion and anecdote. Enter Public Health Law Research, a discipline designed to bring the bright light of science to the relationships between law and health. This book is a giant step forward in illuminating that subject.” – Stephen Teret, JD, MPH, Professor, Director, Center for Law and the Public's Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health “Wagenaar and Burris bring a dose of much needed rigor to the empirical study of which public health law interventions really matter, and which don’t.” – Bernard S. Black, JD, Chabraja Professor, Northwestern University Law School and Kellogg School of Management Companion Web site: www.josseybass.com/go/wagenaar
Active commuting: Cycling to school Active commuting: Cycling to school Новинка

Active commuting: Cycling to school

In order to produce accurate and effective research findings, it is vital to have accurate assessment when examining the dose-response relationship between commuting exposure and health related outcomes such as cardiovascular disease and obesity. This book, therefore, focused on how to get physical activity into everyday life through active commuting, in order to prevent non-communicable diseases and improve public health. This book draws attention to some of the methodological complexities in the field of physical activity and public health research and critically examining study designs, methods, and analysis in health research. It should be useful for graduate students studying public health, physical activity and health-risk behaviour. In addition, it will also be of interest to academics, researchers, and practitioners who are designing theoretically based interventions. The book is based on a doctoral thesis from the University of Southern Denmark.
Emergency Ethics Emergency Ethics Новинка

Emergency Ethics

Leading scholars in bioethics and public health ethics clarify the key values and norms of emergency planning and response and address ethical issues relating to the allocation of scarce resources, research in the context of emergencies, community participation in preparedness planning, the protection of those with special needs, and the duties public health professionals.
Matthews Tracey D. Designing and Conducting Research in Health and Human Performance Matthews Tracey D. Designing and Conducting Research in Health and Human Performance Новинка

Matthews Tracey D. Designing and Conducting Research in Health and Human Performance

Designing and Conducting Research in Health and Human Performance shows students how to become effective producers and consumers of health and human performance research. The book provides comprehensive coverage of both quantitative and qualitative research methods and includes step-by-step guidance for writing effective research proposals and theses. In addition, the authors show how to read, assess, interpret, and apply published research and how to conduct basic studies in health, physical education, exercise science, athletic training, and recreation. Designing and Conducting Research in Health and Human Performance is filled with illustrative examples that emphasize the real-world applications of research methods. Throughout, the authors draw on a variety of examples that were selected because they provide a context to further the understanding of health and human performance research. Research to Practice examples and Tips are included by the authors to help students better appreciate the book's content. These study aids provide suggestions and additional resources to assist students in understanding the research process. Key Terms, defined and highlighted, enrich each chapter. Chapter Review Questions, designed to help students comprehend and follow best practices in research methods, close each chapter. Online resources and guides developed by the authors to support and enhance students' learning of important research concepts are available.
Public Health Nutrition Public Health Nutrition Новинка

Public Health Nutrition

In this second edition of the bestselling title from the acclaimed Nutrition Society Textbook series, Public Health Nutrition has been extensively revised to ensure that it reflects the latest evidence-based knowledge and research. Ground-breaking and comprehensive in both its scope and approach, Public Health Nutrition has been fully updated by an expert editorial team to cover the most recent changes in the field. It now offers a structured overview of the subject's core concepts and considers public health nutrition tools and the application of intervention strategies. Divided into five key sections, Public Health Nutrition contains a wealth of information, including: Public health nutrition concepts and assessment tools, and their application in light of the latest evidence. Case studies to illustrate how best to apply the theory and evidence to policy and practice. An examination of nutrition throughout the lifecycle, and the relationship between diet and disease, including in relation to obesity, diabetes, cancer, as well as mental health. The impact of environmental factors on public health. Public health strategies, policies and approaches. With a clear and concise structure, Public Health Nutrition is an essential purchase for students of nutrition, dietetics and other healthcare areas, as well as an invaluable practical guide for health professionals working within public health.
Communicating Health Disparities Communicating Health Disparities Новинка

Communicating Health Disparities

Revision with unchanged content. Gaps in health care access and outcome betwen ethnic groups have presented long-term challenges to the health community. For health communicators the question is: what can the media do to help eliminate racial disparities in health care? This study answers that question from a perspective of agenda building. By effectively gaining media coverage on the issue of health disparities, or building the media agenda, public relations practitioners could hope to influence public percpetion of the issue and hence induce disparity-reducing behaviors. As to how to effectively build a media agenda on health disparities, this research proposed a model of agenda building. In-depth interviews with health care journalists and public relations practitioners around the U.S., as well as analysis of the media disparity content show initial support for the model: the effectiveness of agenda building is positively associated with how much public relations practitioners agree with journalists on news values and on ways to interpret health disparities. For those who are in the field doing health public relations or reporting on health disparities, the book will provide exciting new strategic directions for health campaigns.  The agenda building approach offers public relations and journalism researchers a robust agenda for future studies.
Advances in Health Psychology Advances in Health Psychology Новинка

Advances in Health Psychology

Why did critical health psychology emerge? How have categories of social class and gender impacted on social identities? Where can health policy go from here, and how will health psychology inform its development? With contributions from leading experts in the field, this book deepens our understanding of health psychology at a time where traditional approaches are being rethought. Covering contemporary issues and with a focus on both mainstream and non-traditional areas, including material on social identities and social class, gender, and leadership in the NHS, the book provides cutting edge coverage of theory and research. Crucially, the book considers how theory impacts on practice and how health psychology can ignite change in health policy. Covering important issues with clear and fresh insight, this is indispensable reading for students, researchers and practitioners of health psychology, health studies and public health.
Research in Public Health in India-1 (Goa, Karnataka, Kerala) Research in Public Health in India-1 (Goa, Karnataka, Kerala) Новинка

Research in Public Health in India-1 (Goa, Karnataka, Kerala)

Research in developing countries,like India has not till date been made as a prime concern. Public health research is one area where the country and the government needs to focus a lot. This book contains 5 studies, of wide public health interest. Post menopausal symptoms are the most common problems elderly ladies suffer. Disabled people constitute a group of largest minority people who usually do not have ready access to the social welfare measures. Vector borne diseases are an important public health threat not only in India but other developing countries. Public private partnership at least in the developing countries like India is the major need of the hour. Newer vaccines like H1N1 are also used worldwide as a prophylaxis for health care professionals. New Public Health projects like 'Integrated Disease Surveillance Project' have been implemented in India. In a way this book will act as an important resource for planning future studies on major public health issues for planners, managers, researchers, coordinators, disabled, and the scientific community as well. This is the first book in public health research series.
Competencies defining Public Health workforce Competencies defining Public Health workforce Новинка

Competencies defining Public Health workforce

Public health practitioners face growing and ever changing population health problems globally. To meet these challenges, the training and education of the public health workforce is vital. Masters of Public Health (MPH) courses taught by academic institutions often serve as the foundations of public health education. However, little is known about the adequacy of these courses. Through my research i made an effort to examine the complementarity between what is taught on MPH courses and real world expectations of practitioner organisations.
Russell Lopez P. The Built Environment and Public Health Russell Lopez P. The Built Environment and Public Health Новинка

Russell Lopez P. The Built Environment and Public Health

The Built Environment and Public Health The Built Environment and Public Health explores the impact on our health of the environments we build for ourselves, and how public health and urban planning can work together to build settings that that promote healthy living. This comprehensive text covers origins and foundations of the built environment as a public health focus and its joint history with urban planning, transportation and land use, infrastructure and natural disasters, assessment tools, indoor air quality, water quality, food security, health disparities, mental health, social capital, and environmental justice. The Built Environment and Public Health explores such timely issues as: Basics of the built environment and evidence for its influences How urban planning and public health intersect How infrastructure improvements can address chronic diseases and conditions Meeting the challenges of natural disasters Policies to promote walking and mass transit Approaches to assess and improve air quality and our water supply Policies that improve food security and change how Americans get their food How the built environment can address needs of vulnerable populations Evidence-based design practices for hospitals and health care facilities Mental health, stressors, and health care environments Theories and programs to improve social capital of low-income communities How the built environment addresses issues of health equity and environmental justice This important textbook and resource includes chapter learning objectives, summaries, questions for discussion, and listings of key terms. Companion Web site: www.josseybass.com/go/lopez
Corruption and Local Governance in Kenya Corruption and Local Governance in Kenya Новинка

Corruption and Local Governance in Kenya

The phenomenon of corruption is an everyday practice in the rural Kenya. However, corruption as a practice seems to suffer from two setbacks that inhibit efforts towards its reduction at the grassroots: Firstly, low scale corruption is more practiced, talked about and ‘normal’ than it is actually documented in the public sector or captured in the media reports. Secondly, grand cases of corruption have tended to overshadow the focus on the widespread low scale corruption that directly affects the common citizen across the country. Thus, the existing scientific information on how corruption is perceived, practiced and how such practices are covered up by actors is still below our expectations. This book addresses these issues. It presents rare data in corruption research by describing how low scale corruption is organized in the local government/low level public sector. It shows how public officials and members of the public engage in the acts seen as corrupt, and discusses the contribution of each group – the mutual practice of corruption – in the sustenance of corrupt practices in the public sector. This book is part of the efforts to reduce corruption in the Kenyan public sector
Essays in Sustainable Development Communication Volume Two Essays in Sustainable Development Communication Volume Two Новинка

Essays in Sustainable Development Communication Volume Two

Wilson Okaka is a Ugandan Journalism and Communication Lecturer/Adjunct Professor,who is dedicated to public policy awareness communication campaigns. His research interests include: access to information rights, renewable energy and environment, public health, mass communication, gender equality, democracy, community radio, and human rights.He has traveled to several countries in Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia.He has also published several books and journal articles. He is a member of several national, regional, and international scientific research and education networks.
How to Implement Evidence-Based Healthcare How to Implement Evidence-Based Healthcare Новинка

How to Implement Evidence-Based Healthcare

From the author of the bestselling introduction to evidence-based medicine, this brand new title makes sense of the complex and confusing landscape of implementation science, the role of research impact, and how to avoid research waste. How to Implement Evidence-Based Healthcare clearly and succinctly demystifies the implementation process, and explains how to successfully apply evidence-based healthcare to practice in order to ensure safe and effective practice. Written in an engaging and practical style, it includes frameworks, tools and techniques for successful implementation and behavioural change, as well as in-depth coverage and analysis of key themes and topics with a focus on: Groups and teams Organisations Patients Technology Policy Networks and systems. How to Implement Evidence-Based Healthcare is essential reading for students, clinicians and researchers focused on evidence-based medicine and healthcare, implementation science, applied healthcare research, and those working in public health, public policy, and management.
Consumers, Corporations, and Public Health Consumers, Corporations, and Public Health Новинка

Consumers, Corporations, and Public Health

Consumers, Corporations, and Public Health assembles 17 case studies at the intersection of business and public health to illustrate how each side can inform and benefit the other. Through contemporary examples from a variety of industries and geographies, this collection provides students with an appreciation for the importance of consumer empowerment and consumer behavior in shaping both health and corporate outcomes.
The Role of Religion in Health Matters The Role of Religion in Health Matters Новинка

The Role of Religion in Health Matters

This is an excellent research study, which brings to the fore a theological position in an African context on the ministry of the evangelical Christian Church toward a holistic provision of health care. The study helps us appreciate the diverse tangible and intangible religious health assets found in the local churches and how they directly or indirectly enhance and contribute to better health outcomes in our communities. The work points out assets found among religious institutions, which should be appreciated and leveraged in public health policy for the well being of the people. The research unveils the vital relationship that exists between religion and health and how an integrated approach to healthcare helps to meet the health needs of people and communities.
Service Science Service Science Новинка

Service Science

Services comprise of socio-technical (human and technological) factors which exchange various resources and competencies. Service networks are used to transfer resources and competencies, yet they remain an under-explored and ‘invisible’ infrastructure. In response to the growing importance placed on understanding these complexities, the field of ‘Service Science’ has emerged to guide the effective design, implementation, and management of service systems. The main objective of this research is to examine how does the introduction of technology impact on service relationships in the service network. This empirical research explores an academic service network. The research adopts Actor-Network Theory (ANT) as a research lens. In addition, the research offers a visual comparison of the service relational infrastructure through the use of Social Network Analysis (SNA). In essence, the research introduces Public Service Science to explain how public service technological innovations commands control over public sector behaviour and therefore acts as an agent of bureaucracy which alters the relational dynamics of power, risk, responsibility, and accountability.
The professorship monograph: Mariusz Ksiazek. Part I The professorship monograph: Mariusz Ksiazek. Part I Новинка

The professorship monograph: Mariusz Ksiazek. Part I

Mariusz Ksiazek serves as a assistant Professor of materials science, composites, special composites and applied industrial waste materials at Wroclaw University of Technology, Institute of Building Engineering, Wroclaw, Poland. He graduated from Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, Poland in 1998 and received an M.S. degree in materials science, composites, special composites and applied industrial waste materials a Ph.D. degree in materials science, composites, special composites and applied industrial waste materials from Wroclaw University of Technology, Institute of Building Engineering in 2002 and 2004, respectively. He became a assistant Professor of structures and applied materials science, composites, special composites and applied industrial waste materials at Wroclaw University of Technology at the end of 2006. His research interests include structures and applied materials science, composites, special composites and applied industrial waste materials. He has published over 50 journal papers, of which 30 are international journal papers. His research publications have been widely cited in the areas of structures and applied materials science and composites.
Peter Fos J. Epidemiology Foundations. The Science of Public Health Peter Fos J. Epidemiology Foundations. The Science of Public Health Новинка

Peter Fos J. Epidemiology Foundations. The Science of Public Health

Written by Peter J. Fos—an expert in epidemiology with more than twenty years teaching experience—Epidemiology Foundations offers an ideal introduction to the theory and practice of public health epidemiology. This important text discusses both the historical perspective and future trends of epidemiology, reviews health and disease, and explains how they are measured. The book's overview of epidemiological studies shows how they are used in practice. Epidemiology Foundations takes a social and community perspective and includes information about global diseases and epidemics. Emphasis on concepts such as population health, social determinants, and global health make this book especially interesting and accessible to those new to the subject. Each chapter is supplemented with problem-solving exercises and research assignments to aid readers in understanding its epidemiology principles. Reflecting and expanding on recommendations of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Epidemiology Foundations is the ideal text for any course introducing epidemiology in public health.
Research Methods in Health Research Methods in Health Новинка

Research Methods in Health

Research Methods in Health 3rd edition is an introductory text that shows students different research techniques and how they are of value to the health professions.
Adolescents' Psychosocial Health Adolescents' Psychosocial Health Новинка

Adolescents' Psychosocial Health

This book discusses in detail the psychological constructs of stress, self-esteem and social support. It also, in relation to relevant theories, research, and quantitative statistical methods, elucidates how these constructs influence adolescents’ psychosocial health. Furthermore, this book makes recommendations regarding how to improve adolescents’ psychosocial health in health praxis, as well as future directions for studies in this area of psychological research.
Leveraging Leadership in Public Health Middle Management Leveraging Leadership in Public Health Middle Management Новинка

Leveraging Leadership in Public Health Middle Management

The strategic direction of Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, in keeping with the newly revised framework of public health standards in the Province of Ontario, embraces leadership development. This research examines how the organization can support the emerging role and leadership development of middle management. A review of the literature includes the exploration of middle management, leadership development, and organizational culture and change. An action research approach was used to capture qualitative results through the methodology of personal interviews and focus groups. Findings and conclusions focus on communication plans, leadership competencies, and professional development. Study recommendations consist of enhancing the internal professional development tool, acting on leadership development trends, building communication systems, and creating plans for the succession of leaders.
Harper David Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health and Psychotherapy. A Guide for Students and Practitioners Harper David Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health and Psychotherapy. A Guide for Students and Practitioners Новинка

Harper David Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health and Psychotherapy. A Guide for Students and Practitioners

This book provides a user-friendly introduction to the qualitative methods most commonly used in the mental health and psychotherapy arena. Chapters are written by leading researchers and the editors are experienced qualitative researchers, clinical trainers, and mental health practitioners Provides chapter-by-chapter guidance on conducting a qualitative study from across a range of approaches Offers guidance on how to review and appraise existing qualitative literature, how to choose the most appropriate method, and how to consider ethical issues Demonstrates how specific methods have been applied to questions in mental health research Uses examples drawn from recent research, including research with service users, in mental health practice and in psychotherapy
The Public Figure behind Public Health The Public Figure behind Public Health Новинка

The Public Figure behind Public Health

A street-smart, hardworking political leader can bring in phenomenal changes in public health scenario provided he has a strong will to serve the society. Atin Ghosh, Hon'ble member of the mayor-in-council [health] of Kolkata Municipal Corporation, West Bengal, India, has set a clinching paradigm. “The Public Figure behind Public Health” by Dr. Debashis Biswas enrolls some of the resounding activities and achievements of Atin Ghosh during 2010-2015. He has revolutionised vector control activities for prevention and control of malaria and dengue in the city of Kolkata. Under his stewardship, a new era of public health activities, including research on mosquitoes, has ushered in. Contemporary political leaders around the world, who are genetically indisposed to lay stress on public health activities, may learn a big lesson from this leader of Kolkata.
Infrared Thermography for Febrile Screening in Public Health Infrared Thermography for Febrile Screening in Public Health Новинка

Infrared Thermography for Febrile Screening in Public Health

A must have desk reference for anyone in the thermo-science, hospital infection control, or public health fields – a strong compilation of the current Infrared Thermography (IRT) and various pyrometer alternatives for screening febrile individuals. This literature displays both shortfalls and successes within the IRT technology. Moreover, this book evaluates appropriate IRTs for screening febrile individuals, implications of using IRT screening protocols, and how to set-up an IRT station to increase true positive capture rates.
Livestock milk for a healthy public Livestock milk for a healthy public Новинка

Livestock milk for a healthy public

Distinguishing the true science from pseudo-science and inherited confusions of livestock milk for optimal human nutrition and health is a growing must in all populations. Nutrition has always been integrated with human cultures and traditions. Thus, fitting education is mandatory for harmonic optimizations in public health worldwide. Research evidence embedded in specialized global insights should be provided to ease unbiased perceptions of milk nutritional values in ensuring optimal nutrition and metabolism of the modernizing world. Effective and persistent public education and insight dissemination will be future emphases and ultimate goals to be increasingly accomplished in efficiently utilizing continental natural resources.
Serving Public or Private Interests? Serving Public or Private Interests? Новинка

Serving Public or Private Interests?

Aid can be a powerful business strategy in a globalized world. The current trend of increased reliance on private actors to obtain development has led to increase of public-private partnerships in aid. When public and private actors meet, research has shown that private interests outweigh public objectives. This book sets light on power relations in aid, contextualized by a study of Norway''s Oil for Development initiative in Ghana. Oil for Development allocates few resources, but operates in 26 developing countries with oil resources. It uses private sector experts in its projects. Oil for Development is here analysed as a public-private partnership with focus on why it was created and what it means in Norwegian foreign and national politics. Who benefits from it? Does it represent a conflict of interests, as claimed in an article in the Financial Times shortly after its launch in 2005? How is power exercised among the main actors: the Norwegian state, Ghana and Norway''s oil industry? The book reveals an example of sophisticated use of power where the donor''s interests are seemingly perfectly aligned with the interests of the developing countries
Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice and Oxford Handbook of Medical Statistics Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice and Oxford Handbook of Medical Statistics Новинка

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice and Oxford Handbook of Medical Statistics

This great-value pack is an essential guide for those working in public health who are looking to develop the skills required to critically appraise research evidence effectively.
Consumed – How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole Consumed – How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole Новинка

Consumed – How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole

Consumed – How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole
The Influence of Insects on Occupational Health The Influence of Insects on Occupational Health Новинка

The Influence of Insects on Occupational Health

This book has been written to sensitize the Public on the Influence that insects have on Occupational Health worldwide. The blood-sucking insects of great Public Health concern belong to the Class Insecta. These have been discussed together with a few species of Economic importance. Further, the author thought that this book may benefit Physicians and other Health specialists who do not need detailed entomological knowledge on insects of Public Health importance. In addition, special emphasis has been placed on the Epidemiologic importance of Disease-Agents Transmission Dynamics by adult insects, in the course of obtaining blood meals. In addition, the book may benefit student Nurses,students of Human and Veterinary Medicine, Bio-medical Sciences, General Medical practitioners and Health Researchers in Occupational Health, Public Health, International Health, Community Health, Community Medicine, Vector-Borne diseases, Cognitive Psychologists and Psychiatrists.
Population Health Science Population Health Science Новинка

Population Health Science

Population Health Science formalizes an emerging discipline at the crossroads of social and medical sciences, demography, and economicsan emerging approach to population studies that represents a seismic shift in how traditional health sciences measure and observe health events. Bringing together theories and methods from previously disconnected fields, this text provides grounding in the factors that shape population health. The overall approach is one of consequentialist science: designing creative studies that identify causal factors in health with multidisciplinary rigor.
Science and the Law Science and the Law Новинка

Science and the Law

This book explores the effect of the public communication of science on the interaction between science and policy development in the regulation of the environment, food, health, and transport sectors.
Seeger Matthew W. Theorizing Crisis Communication Seeger Matthew W. Theorizing Crisis Communication Новинка

Seeger Matthew W. Theorizing Crisis Communication

Theorizing Crisis Communication presents a comprehensive review and critique of the broad range of theoretical frameworks designed to explain the role of communication in the development, management, and consequences of natural and man-made crises. Brings together the variety of theoretical approaches emerging in the study of crisis communication into one volume for the first time. Summarizes theories from such diverse perspectives as rhetoric, risk management, ethics, mass communication, social media, emergency response, crisis outcomes, and warning systems, while presenting clear examples of how the theory is applied in crisis communication research Presents theoretical frameworks generated by research from many disciplines including sociology, psychology, applied anthropology, public health, public relations, political science, organizational studies, and criminal justice An essential tool for a comprehensive understanding of the onset, management, response, resolution, and ultimate meaning of these devastating world events
Systems Science and Population Health Systems Science and Population Health Новинка

Systems Science and Population Health

SYSTEMS SCIENCE AND POPULATION HEALTH employs principles from across a range of sciences to refine the way we understand population health. By augmenting traditional analytic approaches with new tools like machine learning, microsimulation, and social network analysis, population health can be studied as a dynamic and complex system. This allows us to understand population health as a complex whole, offering new insights and perspectives that stand to improve the health of the public. This text offers the first educational and practical guide to this forward-thinking approach.
GIS for health care in Sudan GIS for health care in Sudan Новинка

GIS for health care in Sudan

The tremendous potential of GIS to benefit the health care industry is just now beginning to be realized. Both public and private sectors are developing innovative ways to harness the data integration and spatial visualization power of GIS. The type of companies and organizations adopting GIS span the health care spectrum- from public health departments and public health policies and research organizations to hospitals, medical centers and health insurance organizations. GIS plays a critical role in determining where and when to intervene, improving the quality of care, increasing accessibility of service, finding more cost effective delivery modes, and preserving patient confidentiality while satisfying the needs of the research community for data accessibility.
Qualitative Research in Clinical and Health Psychology Qualitative Research in Clinical and Health Psychology Новинка

Qualitative Research in Clinical and Health Psychology

Why are qualitative methods so important to clinical and health psychology research? How do you decide which methods to use? Can you successfully combine qualitative and quantitative methods?Qualitative Research in Clinical and Health Psychology:- Features contributions from world-leading experts in the field;- Includes chapters on issues, methodologies and methods often overlooked in qualitative research books, including psychoanalytic methods and discussions of culture and language; - Uses a wealth of examples from research projects to show you how to apply the theory to real research.This comprehensive textbook is the ideal guide for anybody who wishes to develop their understanding of qualitative methods and to learn how to apply them in clinical and health psychology.
Public Health Public Health Новинка

Public Health

This book provides students with a comprehensive overview of Australian and international public health issues and contexts. It explores recent changes in the local public health field, as well as complex global public health issues, and engages with the political and cultural impacts these have on public health systems. The book aims to deepen students' understanding of the determinants of health, historical and theoretical perspectives of public health, and current health research. Through consideration of new perspectives, it introduces the latest public health discourses and explores issues of health promotion and health inequalities that inform much of the understanding of public health today. Drawing on more than 25 years' experience, Pranee Liamputtong leads a stellar author team to present this essential resource. Each chapter includes learning objectives, key words, tutorial exercises and further reading, as well as illustrative and informative case studies to aid students' understanding of key concepts.
Qualitative Research in Clinical and Health Psychology Qualitative Research in Clinical and Health Psychology Новинка

Qualitative Research in Clinical and Health Psychology

Why are qualitative methods so important to clinical and health psychology research? How do you decide which methods to use? Can you successfully combine qualitative and quantitative methods?Qualitative Research in Clinical and Health Psychology:- Features contributions from world-leading experts in the field;- Includes chapters on issues, methodologies and methods often overlooked in qualitative research books, including psychoanalytic methods and discussions of culture and language; - Uses a wealth of examples from research projects to show you how to apply the theory to real research.This comprehensive textbook is the ideal guide for anybody who wishes to develop their understanding of qualitative methods and to learn how to apply them in clinical and health psychology.
Social Science Research in India Social Science Research in India Новинка

Social Science Research in India

This volume elaborates on various dimensions of social science research in India, presenting a strong case for designing a comprehensive national social science policy which can meaningfully strengthen and promote a research ecosystem for improved public policymaking in the country. Addressing issues like lack of funding, availability of data, infrastructure, and quality of research output, it will serve as a national benchmark and reference database for social sciences in India.
Computational Social Science Computational Social Science Новинка

Computational Social Science

Quantitative research in social science research is changing rapidly. Researchers have vast and complex arrays of data with which to work: we have incredible tools to sift through the data and recognize patterns in that data; there are now many sophisticated models that we can use to make sense of those patterns; and we have extremely powerful computational systems that help us accomplish these tasks quickly. This book focuses on some of the extraordinary work being conducted in computational social science - in academia, government, and the private sector - while highlighting current trends, challenges, and new directions. Thus, Computational Social Science showcases the innovative methodological tools being developed and applied by leading researchers in this new field. The book shows how academics and the private sector are using many of these tools to solve problems in social science and public policy.
Web Social Science: Concepts, Data and Tools for Social Scientists in the Digital Age Web Social Science: Concepts, Data and Tools for Social Scientists in the Digital Age Новинка

Web Social Science: Concepts, Data and Tools for Social Scientists in the Digital Age

A comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of web Social Science. This book demonstrates how the web is being used to collect social research data, such as online surveys and interviews, as well as digital trace data from social media environments, such as Facebook and Twitter. It also illuminates how the advent of the web has led to traditional social science concepts and approaches being combined with those from other scientific disciplines, leading to new insights into social, political and economic behaviour. Situating social sciences in the digital age, this book aids: understanding of the fundamental changes to society, politics and the economy that have resulted from the advent of the web; choice of appropriate data, tools and research methods for conducting research using web data; learning how web data are providing new insights into long-standing social science research questions; appreciation of how social science can facilitate an understanding of life in the digital age. It is ideal for students and researchers across the social sciences, as well as those from information science, computer science and engineering who want to learn about how social scientists are thinking about and researching the web.
Computational Social Science Computational Social Science Новинка

Computational Social Science

Quantitative research in social science research is changing rapidly. Researchers have vast and complex arrays of data with which to work: we have incredible tools to sift through the data and recognize patterns in that data; there are now many sophisticated models that we can use to make sense of those patterns; and we have extremely powerful computational systems that help us accomplish these tasks quickly. This book focuses on some of the extraordinary work being conducted in computational social science - in academia, government, and the private sector - while highlighting current trends, challenges, and new directions. Thus, Computational Social Science showcases the innovative methodological tools being developed and applied by leading researchers in this new field. The book shows how academics and the private sector are using many of these tools to solve problems in social science and public policy.
The New Public Health, Second Edition The New Public Health, Second Edition Новинка

The New Public Health, Second Edition

The New Public Health has established itself as a solid textbook throughout the world. Translated into 7 languages, TNPH distinguishes itself from other public health textbooks, which are either highly locally oriented or, if international, lack the specificity of local issues relevant to students understanding of applied public health in their own setting. This textbook offers students both a comprehensive overview of public health theories as well as in-depth topical chapters, separately presenting special areas of public health practice applied to local settings and case studies. Following the "gold standard" of knowledge set by the Council for Education in Public Health, the new edition includes:* 40% of new material, including all new tables, figures, data, and chapter bibliographies* Updates based on the 2005 accreditation criteria of the Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH), as will feedback received from an extensive survey of professors using NPH1* Multiple case studies, chapter-ending bibliographies, and "recommended readings"* Companion web site features an Instructors' Guide, PowerPoint lectures slides by the authors on topics related to the chapters, Case Studies, and Links to key websites for continuous updating of material for study and researchThe second edition of NPH provides a unified approach to public health appropriate for all masters level students and practitioners specifically for courses in MPH programs, community health and preventive medicine programs, community health education programs, community health nursing programs, as well as programs for other medical professionals such as pharmacy, physiotherapy, and other public health courses. Specific courses include: Fundamentals of Public Health, Introduction to Public Health Policy, Philosophy of Public Health, History of Public Health, Public Health and Healthcare Management, New Technologies and Public Health, Genetics and Biotechnologies, Bio-preparedness and others.* 40% new material, including all new tables, figures, data, and chapter bibliographies* Updates based on the 2005 accreditation criteria of the Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH)* Multiple case studies, chapter-ending bibliographies, and "recommended readings"* Includes detailed companion website featuring and instructors' guide, PowerPoint slides, case studies and much more
Short Yoga Intervention Short Yoga Intervention Новинка

Short Yoga Intervention

Yoga, the 5000-year-old Indian philosophy is the spiritual and cultural heritage of India. The regulations on Graduate Medical Education, 2012 released by Medical Council of India made it mandatory for students to undergo a foundation course including yoga and sports. Scientific research has proven the efficacy of yoga in health science education. However, the literature shows scarcity of data regarding the effectiveness of short yoga intervention on health science students’ perceptions about yoga. This book analyses the perceptions of health science students about physical, psychological and overall benefits of yoga. It identifies the perceived barriers in yoga practice and studies the impact of short yoga intervention on students’ perceptions about yoga. Combination of health science education and ancient wisdom of yoga will promote holistic health for future health professionals. A multidisciplinary team approach of integrating health care model with yoga can facilitate effective health care services to the society. This research work should be especially useful to the professionals in health care, yoga, health science education and Psychology.
Bouldin Erin DeFries Public Health Foundations. Concepts and Practices Bouldin Erin DeFries Public Health Foundations. Concepts and Practices Новинка

Bouldin Erin DeFries Public Health Foundations. Concepts and Practices

Responding to the growing interest in public health, Public Health Foundations is an accessible and comprehensive text that offers a reader-friendly introduction to core concepts and current practices. The authors use an engaging approach to topics such as epidemiology and pharmacoepidemiology, biostatistics, infectious disease, environmental health, social and behavioral sciences, health services and policy, quantitative and qualitative research methods, and health disparities. Ready for the classroom, each chapter includes learning objectives, an overview, detailed explanations, case studies, a summary, key terms, and review questions. Sidebars connect students to topics of current interest in the field of public health, including ethics, emerging and reemerging infectious diseases, environmental hazards, climate change, social justice, and issues of insurance and access to health care. Reflecting and expanding on recommendations of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Public Health Foundations provides a solid framework for understanding the basics of public health and is the ideal text for a wide range of courses in public health. Companion Web site: josseybass.com/go/andresen
Research Ethics in Computer Science Research Ethics in Computer Science Новинка

Research Ethics in Computer Science

This book is designed in the light of the new guidelines of research. The 21st century is an era of globalization and technology which occupies the prime position. In this context, writing a text book on “Research Ethics in Computer Science” assumes special significance because of its importance and relevance to science and technology. We have endeavored to acquaint the readers with the tools, techniques, applications and challenges existing in the area of Computer Science. Matter in this book is the outcome of the hands-on research experience. This book is helpful for the Researchers in the field of Computer Science with theory and applications. The analysis should help shed some light on this new and exciting research and should be especially useful to professionals in Computer Science in the field of Image Processing and Remote Sensing.
Improving Science Education Improving Science Education Новинка

Improving Science Education

This book takes stock of where we are in science education research, and considers where we ought now to be going. It explores how and whether the research effort in science education has contributed to improvements in the practice of teaching science and the science curriculum. It contains contributions from an international group of science educators. Each chapter explores a specific area of research in science education, considering why this research is worth doing, and its potential for development. Together they look candidly at important general issues such as the impact of research on classroom practice and the development of science education as a progressive field of research. The book was produced in celebration of the work of the late Rosalind Driver. All the principal contributors to the book had professional links with her, and the three sections of the book focus on issues that were of central importance in her work: research on teaching and learning in science; the role of science within the school curriculum and the nature of the science education we ought to be providing for young people; and the achievements of, and future agenda for, research in science education.
The Health Gap The Health Gap Новинка

The Health Gap

One of the world’s leading doctors and public intellectuals reveals social injustice to be the greatest threat to health in the world, and explains how socio-economic status directly affects health
Bioinformatics Software for Metabolic and Health Care Data Management Bioinformatics Software for Metabolic and Health Care Data Management Новинка

Bioinformatics Software for Metabolic and Health Care Data Management

Computer Science approaches (software, database, management systems) are powerful tools to boost research. Here they are applied to metabolic modelling in infections as well as health care management. Starting from a comparative analysis this research shows own steps and examples towards improvement in metabolic flux analysis (MFA) software and health care data management (HCDM). This research presents newly proposed, designed, developed and validated software solutions i.e. LS-MIDA and Isotopo, towards mass isotopomer distribution analysis (MIDA) with user friendly graphical interface, efficient data classification module, statistical abundance predictions and spectrum visualizations. This book is printed from doctoral research on the topic. However, it serves also as a helpful primer for anybody interested in doing metabolic research including fundamentals, examples and a computer science perspective regarding further applications.
Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Новинка

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Recent data show that Americans visit the doctor approximately 12 million times each year to get checked for suspected staphylococci or MRSA skin infections. It appears that more people in the US now die from MRSA, especially healthcare acquired, than from HIV/AIDS. MRSA incidence and low levels of literacy about antibiotic resistant infections in the general public, are on a collision course. The health implications for society are startling and this brewing public health storm should be a wake-up call for all involved in the prevention and treatment of MRSA and other antibiotic resistant infections. Traditional medical approaches to infection control, antibiotic prescribing and usage, and how the healthcare practitioner relates to the public, are no longer adequate. This book, therefore, provides a new model of how a person with MRSA in the general public learns and adapts to the infection. The experiences of the ten participants in this study have emerged to create critical implications for practice and research. The analysis should shed new light on this alarming public health threat, and should be especially useful to healthcare providers, health educators, and policy makers.
Managing Health Care in a Libyan Public Hospital Managing Health Care in a Libyan Public Hospital Новинка

Managing Health Care in a Libyan Public Hospital

Libyan citizens who can afford private health care are opting out of the public health care system. They have a perception that the quality of public health care has deteriorated. The negative perceptions have resulted in a lack of trust by many of Libya's citizens in the Libyan public health care system. The purpose of this study was to identify the factors that have led to the negative perceptions and mistrust. Key research questions examined the role Libyan cultural values and privatization of health care might have played in creating the negative perceptions and mistrust of the health care and its delivery and whether the perceptions and mistrust varied between the patients and health care providers. Study results provided an understanding of the cultural considerations, the impact of privatization, and the respondents' perceptions of Libyan public health care. This study and its results provides insight to health care professionals and administrators seeking to overcome negative perceptions of its public health care system.
Concepts in Public health dentistry Concepts in Public health dentistry Новинка

Concepts in Public health dentistry

The book gives an insight into the basic concepts related with the public health dentistry. The subject of public health dentistry is vast therefore every attempt has been made to include every aspect of the subject in the book. The language used is very simple and lucid making it convenient for even an undergraduate to use the book. The book will act as a special aid to learn the basic concepts of Public health dentistry and apply the same in practical situations. In addition special attention has been given to explain the concepts by citing examples. The authors have put in a lot of hard work in compiling a huge data related with the vast field of public health dentistry and hope that the book will be successful not only among the specialist dealing with the subject but also among general dentists,physicians,people dealing with the policies determining public health . Being a teacher the authors have also tried to incorporate the topics which will be important for the students in various university exams.All in all the book will be a good handy resource for any body ranging from students to teachers to policy makers who are directly or indirectly related to the subject.
Lundgren Regina E. Risk Communication. A Handbook for Communicating Environmental, Safety, and Health Risks Lundgren Regina E. Risk Communication. A Handbook for Communicating Environmental, Safety, and Health Risks Новинка

Lundgren Regina E. Risk Communication. A Handbook for Communicating Environmental, Safety, and Health Risks

A fully updated handbook on effectively communicating environmental, safety, and health risks Written by two well-known risk practitioners with over twenty-five years' experience in the field, this fully updated Fifth Edition of Risk Communication: A Handbook for Communicating Environmental, Safety, and Health Risks offers sound, scientific research with practical, hands-on advice for those in the public and private sectors. Highly accessible and easy to understand, this must-read includes real-life examples of such headline-making events as the tsunami and radiation release in Japan in 2011, the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, and extreme weather events, along with the lessons learned from them. It offers new chapters on public health campaigns, and on the use and effectiveness of social media for risk communication purposes. Risk Communication is divided into five self-contained parts: Part I provides background information for understanding the basic theories and practices of risk communication Part II explains how to plan a risk communication effort Part III describes how to put risk communication into action Part IV discusses how to evaluate risk communication efforts, including techniques for measuring success Part V highlights special cases in risk communication, including disasters and other emergencies, international risk communication, and public health campaigns An ideal introduction to the field, this book is also a welcome reference for those involved in communicating environmental, safety, and health risks in government, industry, and academia.
From Public Health to Wellbeing From Public Health to Wellbeing Новинка

From Public Health to Wellbeing

There has never been more awareness of the public health agenda, as policy-makersstress the importance of 'wellbeing'to the general public. But how can wellbeing bedefined and measured? Should the promotion of wellbeing lie at the heart of all policyand legislation? Charting the history and evolution of the public health agenda, this insightful reader arguesthe place of wellbeing in local and national strategy. It identifies some of the critical eventsthat have influenced the development of public health systems, and looks at the challengesfor policy- makers and professionals in the formulation and delivery of effective strategiesfor the future. With contributions from academics and practitioners working within the public, voluntaryand private sectors, the book explores the challenges of defining and promoting wellbeing: across the lifespan, from childhood and youth to older age through a range of approaches, such as town planning and partnership working within a variety of settings, including the workplace, the community and the NationalHealth Service. Grounded with grassroots examples of local strategy in action, From Public Health toWellbeing offers fresh insights into the promotion of wellbeing in thetwenty-first century. It is avaluable resource for students of public health, health promotion, the social sciences andsocial policy, as well as for any practitioner supporting health promotion within thepublic, private or voluntary sector.
LaVeist Thomas A. Race, Ethnicity, and Health. A Public Health Reader LaVeist Thomas A. Race, Ethnicity, and Health. A Public Health Reader Новинка

LaVeist Thomas A. Race, Ethnicity, and Health. A Public Health Reader

Race, Ethnicity and Health, Second Edition, is a new and critical selection of hallmark articles that address health disparities in America. It effectively documents the need for equal treatment and equal health status for minorities. Intended as a resource for faculty and students in public health as well as the social sciences, it will be also be valuable to public health administrators and frontline staff who serve diverse racial and ethnic populations. The book brings together the best peer reviewed research literature from the leading scholars and faculty in this growing field, providing a historical and political context for the study of health, race, and ethnicity, with key findings on disparities in access, use, and quality. This volume also examines the role of health care providers in health disparities and discusses the issue of matching patients and doctors by race. There has been considerable new research since the original manuscript’s preparation in 2001 and publication in 2002, and reflecting this, more than half the book is new content. New chapters cover: reflections on demographic changes in the US based on the current census; metrics and nomenclature for disparities; theories of genetic basis for disparities; the built environment; residential segregation; environmental health; occupational health; health disparities in integrated communities; Latino health; Asian populations; stress and health; physician/patient relationships; hospital treatment of minorities; the slavery hypertension hypothesis; geographic disparities; and intervention design.
Research Design in Political Science Research Design in Political Science Новинка

Research Design in Political Science

This is a comprehensive introduction to research design for university students at all levels across the whole range of political science, including international relations and public administration. It covers the key steps in the research process and explains the logic and detail of a variety of classic and cutting-edge methods. Based on a pluralistic approach, the text endorses both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, and outlines the strengths and limitations of different designs for addressing particular research goals. Giving accessible and practical advice, without use of mathematical formulas or formalized notation, this clear and engaging book features many examples of real political science research, and will enable readers to design their own research projects as well as to critically evaluate existing research in the social sciences.
Applied Social Science Methodology Applied Social Science Methodology Новинка

Applied Social Science Methodology

This textbook provides a clear, concise, and comprehensive introduction to methodological issues encountered by the various social science disciplines. It emphasizes applications, with detailed examples, so that readers can put these methods to work in their research. Within a unified framework, John Gerring and Dino Christenson integrate a variety of methods - descriptive and causal, observational and experimental, qualitative and quantitative. The text covers a wide range of topics including research design, data-gathering techniques, statistics, theoretical frameworks, and social science writing. It is designed both for those attempting to make sense of social science, as well as those aiming to conduct original research. The text is accompanied by online practice questions, exercises, examples, and additional resources, including related readings and websites. An essential resource for undergraduate and postgraduate programs in communications, criminal justice, economics, business, finance, management, education, environmental policy, international development, law, political science, public health, public policy, social work, sociology, and urban planning.
The New Public Health The New Public Health Новинка

The New Public Health

This fourth edition of Fran Baum's The New Public Health is the most comprehensive book available on the new public health. It offers readers the opportunity to gain a sense of the scope of the new public health visions, and combines theoretical and practical material to assist with understanding the social and economic determinants of health.

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The New Public Health has established itself as a solid textbook throughout the world. Translated into 7 languages, TNPH distinguishes itself from other public health textbooks, which are either highly locally oriented or, if international, lack the specificity of local issues relevant to students understanding of applied public health in their own setting. This textbook offers students both a comprehensive overview of public health theories as well as in-depth topical chapters, separately presenting special areas of public health practice applied to local settings and case studies. Following the "gold standard" of knowledge set by the Council for Education in Public Health, the new edition includes:* 40% of new material, including all new tables, figures, data, and chapter bibliographies* Updates based on the 2005 accreditation criteria of the Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH), as will feedback received from an extensive survey of professors using NPH1* Multiple case studies, chapter-ending bibliographies, and "recommended readings"* Companion web site features an Instructors' Guide, PowerPoint lectures slides by the authors on topics related to the chapters, Case Studies, and Links to key websites for continuous updating of material for study and researchThe second edition of NPH provides a unified approach to public health appropriate for all masters level students and practitioners specifically for courses in MPH programs, community health and preventive medicine programs, community health education programs, community health nursing programs, as well as programs for other medical professionals such as pharmacy, physiotherapy, and other public health courses. Specific courses include: Fundamentals of Public Health, Introduction to Public Health Policy, Philosophy of Public Health, History of Public Health, Public Health and Healthcare Management, New Technologies and Public Health, Genetics and Biotechnologies, Bio-preparedness and others.* 40% new material, including all new tables, figures, data, and chapter bibliographies* Updates based on the 2005 accreditation criteria of the Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH)* Multiple case studies, chapter-ending bibliographies, and "recommended readings"* Includes detailed companion website featuring and instructors' guide, PowerPoint slides, case studies and much more
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