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Health Promotion in Ireland

Health Promotion in Ireland

· Focuses on relevant theory and models, while detailing the underpinning principles.

· Examines the practical significance of health promotion theory in Ireland, with regard to work, community, public policy and organisational contexts.

·Contains a specific section devoted to aspects of research, relevant to students and practitioners within the field of Health Science.

Suitable for both undergraduate and postgraduate students in health promotion; health education practitioners; health and social care professionals and those involved in the development of health management, social and public policy as well as students of and practitioners in the area of public health.

Author Biography
Denis Ryan, PhD, BSc., Dip Prof Studies, Cert B.T., RPN, RGN, CAC is a lecturer in the Department of Nursing & Midwifery, University of Limerick. His professional background has been in nursing, addiction counselling, management and practice development. Patricia Mannix McNamara, M.A, Grad Dip Women??s Studies, B. Rel SC. & English is a lecturer in Psychology, Affective Education and SPHE in the Department of Education and Professional Studies, University of Limerick. Her professional experience has been in teaching (second and third levels) and she is the Course Director for Graduate Diploma/MA studies in Health Education and Promotion in the University of Limerick. Christine Deasy, M.A (Health Education Promotion), BSc, Dip. Prof. Studies, Cert. B. T., Cert. Health Services Mgt., R.P.N. She is a lecturer in the Nursing and Midwifery Department of the University of Limerick and has in excess of twenty years experience working as a mental health nurse at staff nurse and CNM grades. In addition to teaching she is actively involved in programme development.

Table of Contents
Section I
1 Introduction
2 Nature of Health & Health Promotion
a. Defining Health
b. Determinants of Health
c. Towards a Definition of Health Promotion
d. Theories & Models of Health Promotion
3 Health Promotion & Public Policy
a. Strategic Planning
b. Advocacy & Partnership as key tools in Health Promotion
c. National & International perspectives on Health Promotion
& Public Health
4 Health Promotion & change Manangement
a. Towards definitions & understanding change
b. Individual change
c. Organisational Change
d. Communication Models as important in effecting change
e. Force Field Analysis
f. The Place of SWOT Analysis
g. Needs Assessment Evaluation
h. Diffusion of Innovations Theory
5 Health Promotion & the Community
a. Empowerment
b. Individual Empowerment
c. Community Empowerment & Capacity Building
d. Social Capital & Social Action
e. Community Programme Development
6 Health Promotion - The Individual & Work
a. Lifestyle & Health
b. Behavioural Change & Health
c. Work Life Balance
d. Health & Work
e. Workplace Health Promotion
f. Organisational Culture
7 Issues & Themes in Health Promotion Practice
a. Ethics in Health Promotion Practice
b. Who does Health Promotion? Integration of Health Promotion
into Professional Practice
c. Health Promotion in Nursing/Midwifery
d. Mental Health Promotion
e. Health Promotion in Education
f. Health Promotion Social Services
g. Health Promotion & specific populations
h. Ethnicity & culture & Health Promotion
Section II Research & Health Promotion
Importance of Evidence Based Research
Conducting a Literature Review
Research Paradigms & Health Promotion
Grounded Theory & Health Promotion
Action Research in Health
Focus Groups
Needs Assessment
Dissemination of Health Promotion Research
SKU SKU16564
ISBN 9780717140244
Subtitle Principles, Practice and Research
Author Denis Ryan, Patricia Mannix-McNamara and Christine Deasy
Publisher Gill & Macmillan
Price: 29.09
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