eBook Encyclopedia of Public Health, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1402056141
  • ISBN-13: 9781402056147
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1601 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released April 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007
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  • Comprehensive: Includes over 2,500 entries – review-style articles, in-depth essays and short definitions, plus numerous figures and tables
  • Accessible and user-friendly: A to Z format provides easy access to the content of this relevant and extensive reference tool
  • Clear language makes the contents accessible

    From disaster relief to AIDS education, we see public health efforts in action around the world. While the field of medicine deals with the diagnosis and treatment of individual patients, public health focuses on population-level measures aimed at preventing disease and promoting the health of the society at large. Public health research, practice and policy are based on multidisciplinary activities, drawing from fields such as sociology, statistics, economics, psychology, social work, and clinical medicine.

    The Encyclopedia of Public Health is a summary of current knowledge in the field of public health. The work includes more than 2,500 entries in two volumes, written by international experts across the public health sciences. Entries consist of review-style articles (synopses), detailed essays and short definitions. Extensive cross referencing and hyperlinking offer an easy to use reference in Public Health.

    Solidly structured and inclusive, this two-volume reference is an invaluable tool for clinical scientists and practitioners in academia, health care and industry, as well as students and teachers.