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Introduction To Public Health [Paperback]

Mary-Jane Schneider
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April 21, 2010 0763763810 978-0763763817 3
As public health concerns and controversies have continued to evolve, the new Third Edition of this best-selling text offers new and updated discussions of current topics, recent events, and the most up-to-date data to illustrate the key issues that affect the public’s health. Key Features: The author uses a reader-friendly, narrative style making the text engaging and accessible to a broad range of students. The text illustrates the multidisciplinary nature of public health and the complex ethical and political issues central to it. It includes discussions of epidemiological investigation, biomedical research, environmental assessment, analyses of individual and group behavior, massive data collection efforts, and policy developments. New to this Edition: New discussions about U.S. health care reform New discussions of the globalization of national economies and its effect on the health of populations Expanded discussions on health disparities New analysis of what went wrong just after Hurricane Katrina Updated discussions of developments in topics such are H1N1 Swine Flu, Hormone Replacement Therapy, FDA regulation, HPV vaccine controversy planning for Healthy People 2020 and much more.

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  • Paperback: 595 pages
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 3 edition (April 21, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763763810
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763763817
  • Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 7 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,506 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book May 25, 2012
By sarah
Format:Paperback
I took Intro to Public Health last semester and I seriously LOVED this book. It is very rare for a college student to say that they actually enjoy reading their textbook but I sure did with this book as I actually read every chapter. This book covered topics from every major field of public health (health policy, environment, epidemiology, biostatistics, health behavior, maternal and child health, and so on). The only potential problem is that this book is primarily written from a United States perspective, with global health problems scattered throughout the book. She writes in a very raw manner, making her case for public health, and letting us know how relevant it is in our world since public health literally surrounds us everywhere. Sometimes, she is even sarcastic in her speech as she attacks conservative politics and ideas on a regular basis. She makes sure to point out the ironies of the Republican party and how they have been detrimental to the progress of public health. In almost every chapter, she attacks the Bush administration which I personally do not have a problem with. If you are a Republican or very conservative, you will probably very easily get offended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read for a textbook April 23, 2013
By Cross
Format:Kindle Edition
I purchased this book for a class and I must say that it's been a pretty good read for a textbook!! I will definately be referring back to it frequently. I especially like the fact that the kindle version gives you APA citation information if you copy and paste anything from the text. That was VERY helpful for writing research papers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's a textbook. December 20, 2012
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Boring book full of common sense. I needed it for my Public Health class, but I probably would have done just fine without it. The content was relatively easy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Overview of Public Health November 29, 2012
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I took my first Public Health course this semester and this book was the assigned textbook. I am very happy with the content of the book - all of the tests have been based on the information from the book and I have earned A's on all of the tests. This book is an EXCELLENT supplemental reading for those interested in the Public Health Feild. It paints an encouraging, understanding, and realistic view of how society and the world interact with eachother as it pertains to Public Health. I am very pleased with this text and would recommend it to anyone who would like to know a little bit more about the field.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative January 2, 2012
By TB
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I particularly enjoyed the chapter on health care reform. This book provides useful information on chronic, and infectious disease and how they tie in with public health.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Material, Highlighter advised! May 2, 2014
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This is a very informative book with in depth chapters regarding a variety of public health issues and disease prevention. My only critique about the book is that it would be easier to follow in an academic setting if the chapters were set up in more of a bullet pointed style, instead of essay format. Some of the material gets lost in the shear size of each paragraph, which requires quite a bit of note taking and highlighting. The material itself is very informative and relative to public health today.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must have March 20, 2014
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For anyone working in clinical health, public health, or studying in those fields this book is a staple. Buy it and keep it. It is referenced so often in clinical and public health and you will find that the information has not changed over the years.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! December 19, 2013
By Upset
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The Introduction to Public Health book provided the needed information for success with this class. The book was easy to read!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars good text
good book, its in good condition and i love the different opinions. it also gives all sides to an example.
Published 8 months ago by DeeNikie
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Text
This text is a great guide which assisted me in my course. Although it was mandatory for my course it is well written and keeps your interest.
Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars price was great!
I ended up not taking the class but keep the book just for my own research. Will definitely buy again
Published 9 months ago by Beautecreole
5.0 out of 5 stars School Book
This book was used but in very good shape. It was exactly what I needed. I love that I can buy books in good shape and at a lower cost. No rips or tears.
Published 9 months ago by angela rogers
3.0 out of 5 stars Its an okay book.
I don't think I would be able to sell this book because of even the small damages and highlights made in to it.
Published 10 months ago by Eva Barrientos
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
Good book fitting for the class I am taking which is Intro to Public Health. The price I paid for it was reasonable and the book was in the condition stated. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Karen
5.0 out of 5 stars great school book
very clear and understandable. I received an A in my class and will keep it for the major I am going for.
Published 12 months ago by Kelly k
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book to increase knowledge
Awesome!!! I love it.
This is an excellent book, well written and very easy to understand, I really truly love it.
I wish all text books were that easy to read. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Lilia
4.0 out of 5 stars School requirement
I needed this book for a class, it is informative and little interesting -so far. When I finish I will update results.
Published 14 months ago by Naph
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