Public Health

12.2 Measuring health needs*

12.2 Measuring health needs* Oxford Textbook of Public Health 12.2 Measuring health needs* Gavin Mooney, Stephen Jan, and Virginia Wiseman The concept of need within the context of public health The purpose of measuring need Need in the clinical setting Need at the level of the population Need from a planning perspective Measuring need—available instruments […]

12.1 Public health—its critical requirements

12.1 Public health—its critical requirements Oxford Textbook of Public Health 12.1 Public health—its critical requirements Walter W. Holland Introduction Problem definition Analysis of the problems identified and proposals for their solution Implementation of proposals and monitoring their effectiveness Issues of responsibility and accountability Policy-making Determination of priorities Health service organization Methodology Dissemination of information Internal […]

11.9 Refugees and other displaced populations

11.9 Refugees and other displaced populations Oxford Textbook of Public Health 11.9 Refugees and other displaced populations Mohamed Dualeh and Paul Shears Introduction Implications for public health Public health priorities Health needs assessment Communicable disease, nutrition, and public health Diarrhoeal diseases Measles Acute respiratory infections Malnutrition Malaria Other health problems Micronutrient deficiencies Vaccine-preventable diseases (excluding […]

11.8 Health of elderly people

11.8 Health of elderly people Oxford Textbook of Public Health 11.8 Health of elderly people Shah Ebrahim Demographics and projections Determinants of population ageing Demographic and epidemiological transitions Life expectancy Health expectancy Compression of morbidity Rural ageing Ethnic minority elders Older people as a special group Icebergs of disease Multiple pathology Loss of adaptability Costs […]

11.7 Mental retardation: public health approaches to intellectual impairment and its consequences

11.7 Mental retardation: public health approaches to intellectual impairment and its consequences Oxford Textbook of Public Health 11.7 Mental retardation: public health approaches to intellectual impairment and its consequences Tom Fryers Introduction Concepts, classifications, terms, and labels Current classifications Global categories Partial categories Summary Descriptive epidemiology: frequencies in populations Factors affecting frequencies Severe intellectual impairment […]

11.6 Persons with physical disabilities: a rehabilitation approach

11.6 Persons with physical disabilities: a rehabilitation approach Oxford Textbook of Public Health 11.6 Persons with physical disabilities: a rehabilitation approach Anthony B. Ward Introduction Epidemiology Neurological conditions Trauma Locomotor conditions Cardiorespiratory conditions Generic conditions The rehabilitation process Relationship between rehabilitation and disability Rehabilitation teamwork Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary Organization of services Description Delivery of rehabilitation […]

11.5 Workers

11.5 Workers Oxford Textbook of Public Health 11.5 Workers Dean B. Baker and Philip J. Landrigan Introduction Extent of occupational injury and disease Estimates of cost and economic loss Causes of under-recognition of occupational disease Major types of occupational injury and disease Occupational lung diseases Occupational cancer Occupational skin disorders Occupational infectious diseases Occupational reproductive […]

11.4 Adolescence

11.4 Adolescence Oxford Textbook of Public Health 11.4 Adolescence Joanne Barton and William Parry-Jones* Introduction Definition and demography of adolescence Social value attached to adolescence and youth Adolescent growth and development Clinical significance of maturational stress Adolescent well being and the family Problems in school Ethical and legal issues Adolescent health concerns and knowledge Risk-taking […]

11.3 Child health

11.3 Child health Oxford Textbook of Public Health 11.3 Child health Carol Bellamy The situation of children in the world Development of the child The challenge from experience gained The World Summit for Children Convention on the Rights of the Child Mobilizing support for children in the future Reduction in child mortality and morbidity Immunization […]

11.2 Women

11.2 Women Oxford Textbook of Public Health 11.2 Women Shaoxian Wang, Lin An, and Susan D. Cochran Introduction Female mortality Life expectancy at birth Major causes of mortality by sex Maternal mortality Issues related to reproductive health Anaemia Genital mutilation Fertility, contraception, and induced abortion HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases Reproductive health services Other […]