Health Promotion in Practice
Sherri Sheinfeld-Gorin, Joan Arnold
Softcover, 624 pages
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This book is a practice-driven guide to promoting the health of individuals, families, communities, and groups.
It offers basic information about the concepts and methods of social and behavioral sciences relevant to the identification and the solution of public health problems. Health promotion topics cover the most important behaviors such as Smoking Cessation, Eating Well, Physical Activity, Sexual Awareness, Injury and Violence Prevention, Substance Safety, Oral Health, Resilience and Self-Development, Productivity, and Disaster Preparedness. You can view the following excerpts here:
"Finally, a signature book in which practitioners of health promotion will find relevant guidance for their work. Sherri Sheinfeld Gorin and Joan Arnold have compiled an outstanding cast of savvy experts whose collective effort has resulted in a stunning breadth of coverage. Whether you are a practitioner or a student preparing for practice, this book will help you to bridge the gap between theory and practice-driven empiricism." —John P. Allegrante, professor of health education, Teachers College, and Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
"The models of health promotion around which Health Promotion in Practice is built have a sound basis in current understanding of human development, the impact of community and social systems, and stages of growth, development, and aging. This handbook can provide both experienced health professionals and students beginning to develop practice patterns the content and structure to interactions that are truly promoting of health." —Kristine M. Gebbie, Dr.P.H., R.N., Columbia University School of Nursing
Sherri Sheinfeld Gorin, Ph.D., is associate professor at Columbia University, Teachers College, and senior member, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, New York, N.Y., and director, New York Physicians Against Cancer (NYPAC).
Joan Arnold, Ph.D., R.N., is professor of nursing, The College of New Rochelle School of Nursing, and serves as a consultant to the New York State Center for Sudden Infant Death, New York City Satellite Office/MHRA.
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