Encyclopedia of Public Health

Volume 1: A - H Volume 2: I - Z

Author: Wilhelm Kirch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 1601

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The Encyclopedic Reference of Public Health presents the most important definitions, principles and general perspectives of public health, written by experts of the different fields. The work includes more than 2,500 alphabetical entries. Entries comprise review-style articles, detailed essays and short definitions. Numerous figures and tables enhance understanding of this little-understood topic. 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, teachers and interested laypersons.

Encyclopedia of Health

Author:

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

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Category: Health

Page: 18

View: 975

Without good health it is impossible to lead a full and active life. These volumes contain all the facts needed for readers to make the appropriate health and lifestyle choices.

The Wiley Encyclopedia of Health Psychology

Author: Lee Cohen

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Category: Psychology

Page: 2041

View: 925

Organized thematically as an A to Z reference encyclopedia across 4 volumes, this comprehensive resource on health psychology provides a concise overview of the ever-expanding interdisciplinary field. The first volume of The Wiley Encyclopedia of Health Psychology covers the biological bases of health behavior, providing information on topics in the broad areas of neuroscience and biopsychology relevant to health behavior. Volume II addresses topics related to theories and data derived from social psychology including health or prevention related behaviors, stress and coping, and the design and evaluation of behavioral interventions. The third volume examines the applied aspects of the field of health psychology including practical topics that clinical health psychologists face in the workplace, issues related to unhealthy behaviors that individuals engage in, behavioral aspects of medical problems, and issues related to the comorbidity of psychiatric disorders and chronic health problems. Volume IV examines special issues in health psychology covering various historical, philosophical, and conceptual issues. It also considers issues related to diversity and underrepresented/underserved groups. As a whole, this 4-volume set: Delves into topics related to Health Psychology across the subfields of Biopsychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology Appeals to the broader field of Behavioral Medicine, including medical and allied health fields Examines the interconnections between biology, psychology, and socio-environmental factors The Wiley Encyclopedia of Health Psychology is an ideal resource for college and university libraries as well as for professional psychologists and other health care professionals interested in the relationship of psychological and physical well being.

The Complete Encyclopedia of Medicine & Health

Author: Johannes Schade

Publisher: Foreign Media Group

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Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 960

View: 713

Valuable medical resource contains medical, pharmaceutical, dental, and biological knowledge on diseases, treatment, healthy living, diets, stages of life, types of drugs and medicines, and more, supplemented by full-color photographs, illustrations, and diagrams.

Encyclopedia of Public Health: S-Z

Author: Lester Breslow

Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library

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Category: Public health

Page: 1480

View: 764

This four-volume reference offers the lay reader information about important aspects of the sciences, arts, practical skills, organization, essential functions, and historical traditions of the public health field.

Encyclopedia of Health Services Research

Ed. by Ross M. Mullner

Author: Ross M. Mullner

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 1456

View: 147

At the very heart of modern healthcare is a critical paradox. Today, as never before, healthcare has the ability to enhance the quality and duration of life. At the same time, healthcare has become so enormously costly that it can easily bankrupt governments and impoverish individuals and families. According to federal forecasters, by the year 2015 one in every five U.S. dollars will be spent on healthcare, for total annual healthcare spending of more than $4 trillion. While the cost of healthcare is going up, the number of individuals and families without health insurance coverage is increasing. For many, the miracles of modern medicine may be unaffordable. Health services research investigates the relationship between the factors of cost, quality, and access to healthcare and their impact upon medical outcomes (i.e., death, disease, disability, discomfort, and dissatisfaction with care). Health services research addresses such key questions as, Why is the cost of healthcare always increasing? How can healthcare costs be successfully contained without jeopardizing quality? How can medical errors be eliminated? What is the medical impact of not having health insurance coverage? The proposed encyclopedia addresses these and other important questions and issues.

The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior, and Society

Author: William C. Cockerham

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ISBN:

Category: Diseases

Page: 2648

View: 607

"Featuring more than 700 entries across 20 sub-disciplines, this encyclopedia offers the first comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and international reference work on all aspects of the social scientific study of health and illness."--Encyclopedia home page, viewed July 24, 2015.

Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology

Health and Illness in the World's Cultures Topics - Volume 1; Cultures -

Author: Carol R. Ember

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 1071

View: 791

Medical practitioners and the ordinary citizen are becoming more aware that we need to understand cultural variation in medical belief and practice. The more we know how health and disease are managed in different cultures, the more we can recognize what is "culture bound" in our own medical belief and practice. The Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology is unique because it is the first reference work to describe the cultural practices relevant to health in the world's cultures and to provide an overview of important topics in medical anthropology. No other single reference work comes close to marching the depth and breadth of information on the varying cultural background of health and illness around the world. More than 100 experts - anthropologists and other social scientists - have contributed their firsthand experience of medical cultures from around the world.

Encyclopedia of Health Communication

Author: Teresa L. Thompson

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 1688

View: 627

From the dynamics of interpersonal communication between health professionals and clients to global command-and-control during public health emergencies that cross international borders, the field of health communication bridges many disciplines and involves efforts from the micro to the macro. It involves navigating personal, cultural, and political complexities and an ability to distill complex technical science into quickly and easily understood terms for ready distribution by the mass media--or to an individual patient or to the parent of an ailing child. Despite an abundance of textbooks, specialized monographs, and academic handbooks, this is the first encyclopedic reference work in this area, covering the breadth of theory and research on health communication, as well as their practical application. Features: Nearly 600 original articles are organized A-to-Z within a three-volume set to provide comprehensive coverage of this exciting field, including such topics as theories and research traditions; evaluation and assessment; cultural complexities; high risk and special populations; message design and campaigns; provider/patient interaction issues; media issues; and more. All articles were specifically commissioned for this work, signed and authored by key figures in the field, and conclude with cross reference links and suggestions for further reading. Appendices include a Resource Guide with annotated lists of classic books and articles, journals, associations, and web sites; a Glossary of specialized terms; and a Chronology offering an overview and history of the field. A thematic Reader’s Guide groups related articles by broad topic areas as one handy search feature on the e-Reference platform, which also includes a comprehensive index of search terms. This A-to-Z three-volume reference is available in both print and online formats and is a must-have for libraries and researchers who seek comprehensive coverage of the theory, research, and applications of health communication.

Encyclopedia of Family Health

Author: Martha Craft-Rosenberg

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 1083

View: 271

Including entries from disciplines across the social sciences, this two-volume set provides coverage of a variety of issues related to the theory, research, practice and policy of health within a family context.

Encyclopedia of Public Health: A-C

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library

ISBN:

Category: Public health

Page: 1480

View: 767

This four-volume reference offers the lay reader information about important aspects of the sciences, arts, practical skills, organization, essential functions, and historical traditions of the public health field.

The Woman's Encyclopedia of Health & Natural Healing

Author: Emrika Padus

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 624

View: 548

Stressing self-help and natural healing, this comprehensive, alphabetically arranged guide offers advice on scores of health concerns and medical problems, including menopause, birth control, breast cancer, pregnancy, diet, and drug reactions

Encyclopedia of Health Psychology

Author: Alan J. Christensen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 351

View: 259

- Not only is Health Psychology, a field that focuses on the promotion and maintenance of both physical and mental health, a rapidly growing area of interest, but it is also a field that draws on and contributes to the other varied fields of psychology, medicine, nursing, sociology, anthropology, among others. - Provides a relatively comprehensive and accesible overview of the central concepts, issues, conditions and terms that comprise the broad discipline of health psychology - Covers more than 200 contributions by more than 150 of the leading researchers, educators, and practitioners in the field

The Encyclopedia of Women's Health

Author: Christine Ammer

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 480

View: 517

Contains over 1,000 entries in an A to Z format, that provide information related to women's health and health problems.

International Encyclopedia of Public Health

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Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 4470

View: 590

International Encyclopedia of Public Health, Second Edition is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the major issues, challenges, methods, and approaches of global public health. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this new edition combines complementary scientific fields of inquiry, linking biomedical research with the social and life sciences to address the three major themes of public health research, disease, health processes, and disciplines. This book helps readers solve real-world problems in global and local health through a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach. Covering all dimensions of the field, from the details of specific diseases, to the organization of social insurance agencies, the articles included cover the fundamental research areas of health promotion, economics, and epidemiology, as well as specific diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and reproductive health. Additional articles on the history of public health, global issues, research priorities, and health and human rights make this work an indispensable resource for students, health researchers, and practitioners alike. Provides the most comprehensive, high-level, internationally focused reference work available on public health Presents an invaluable resource for both researchers familiar with the field and non-experts requiring easy-to-find, relevant, global information and a greater understanding of the wider issues Contains interdisciplinary coverage across all aspects of public health Incorporates biomedical and health social science issues and perspectives Includes an international focus with contributions from global domain experts, providing a complete picture of public health issues

Encyclopedia of Immigrant Health

Author: Sana Loue

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 1516

View: 369

This encyclopedia adopts a biopsychosocial-historical approach to immigrant health, with a focus on immigrant populations in, and immigration to, magnet countries. Extensive references to worldwide trends and global issues are made throughout its entries.

Vitalogy

Or, Encyclopedia of Health and Home, Adapted for Home and Family Use ...

Author: George P. Wood

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Medicine, Popular

Page: 970

View: 911

Encyclopedia of Food and Health

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Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 4006

View: 853

The Encyclopedia of Food and Health provides users with a solid bridge of current and accurate information spanning food production and processing, from distribution and consumption to health effects. The Encyclopedia comprises five volumes, each containing comprehensive, thorough coverage, and a writing style that is succinct and straightforward. Users will find this to be a meticulously organized resource of the best available summary and conclusions on each topic. Written from a truly international perspective, and covering of all areas of food science and health in over 550 articles, with extensive cross-referencing and further reading at the end of each chapter, this updated encyclopedia is an invaluable resource for both research and educational needs. Identifies the essential nutrients and how to avoid their deficiencies Explores the use of diet to reduce disease risk and optimize health Compiles methods for detection and quantitation of food constituents, food additives and nutrients, and contaminants Contains coverage of all areas of food science and health in nearly 700 articles, with extensive cross-referencing and further reading at the end of each chapter