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Foundations for Health Promotion, 5th Edition

Author :
By Jane Wills, BA, MA, MSc, PGCE
This hugely popular textbook provides a broad-based and user-friendly introduction to health promotion and its use in practice. Written by Professor Jane Wills, the book takes the reader through health promotion theory, strategy and methods, setting ...view more

This hugely popular textbook provides a broad-based and user-friendly introduction to health promotion and its use in practice.

Written by Professor Jane Wills, the book takes the reader through health promotion theory, strategy and methods, settings and implementation. It is clearly structured and accessibly written, with a discursive style that will appeal to readers of all levels and sufficient theoretical depth for undergraduates and postgraduates alike.

Foundations for Health Promotion is suitable for students and practitioners of nursing, medicine, dentistry, allied health and social work, who will learn the essentials of health promotion as a discipline and reflect on its potential for their own work.

ISBN :
9780702085062
Publication Date :
16-06-2022
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This hugely popular textbook provides a broad-based and user-friendly introduction to health promotion and its use in practice.

Written by Professor Jane Wills, the book takes the reader through health promotion theory, strategy and methods, settings and implementation. It is clearly structured and accessibly written, with a discursive style that will appeal to readers of all levels and sufficient theoretical depth for undergraduates and postgraduates alike.

Foundations for Health Promotion is suitable for students and practitioners of nursing, medicine, dentistry, allied health and social work, who will learn the essentials of health promotion as a discipline and reflect on its potential for their own work.


New to this edition
  • New chapters on health protection, communicating health and healthy universities
  • New chapter on evaluating research and evidence - key components of workforce competencies
  • Thoroughly revised and updated throughout to reflect recent changes in health promotion theories, practice and policy
  • Accompanying videos narrated by Professor Wills give an overview of key topics

Key Features
  • Packed with interactive exercises to consolidate learning
  • Focus on application of knowledge to practice
  • Self-reflection on practice in each chapter to encourage deeper engagement
  • Case studies and research examples provide evidence base for health promotion in different professions and areas of practice

Author Information
By Jane Wills, BA, MA, MSc, PGCE, Professor of Health Promotion, London South Bank University, London, UK