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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on May 22, 2000
Werner and Bower have catalogued hundreds, if not thousands, of techniques, devices, and ideas for use by health workers. It is a fantastic reference for people who are involved in public health.
While the presented settings are primarily rural or unindustrialized areas, the material is very adaptable to other situations or conditions. The authors provide comprehensive, detailed and realistic examples of methods that work to communicate health messages and create better living conditions.
It can be pithy. Don't expect to sit down and read it from cover to cover. I don't think the authors intended it to be used that way. Give yourself time to digest the information and enjoy the reading!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on April 7, 2000
This is an incredible book which truly emphasizes the reality of the world we live in. The title of the book leaves so much out of the true content within it. David Werner has managed to share his experiences in a very effective manner by providing examples, quotations and anecdotes. I recommend this book for anyone, not just healthcare workers! The premise of the book is to show the value of empowering a group to take charge of their well being. I enjoyed the book and I highly recommend it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on January 6, 2004
This book, especially the first few chapters, are the most accessible words I've ever read on best practices in community organizing. Useful not just for health workers, I'd say it's a must read for community organizers, activists, PeaceCorps volunteers, etc. These guys have great insights on how a community can go about empowering itself.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on May 22, 2000
Werner and Bower have catalogued hundreds, if not thousands, of techniques, devices, and ideas for use by health workers. It is a fantastic reference for people who are involved in public health.
While the presented settings are primarily rural or unindustrialized areas, the material is very adaptable to other situations or conditions. The authors provide comprehensive, detailed and realistic examples of methods that work to communicate health messages and create better living conditions.
It can be pithy. Don't expect to sit down and read it from cover to cover. I don't think the authors intended it to be used that way. Give yourself time to digest the information and enjoy the reading!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 2, 2013
I bought this book for a class, but I am definitely keeping it! It is older, but the book is very straight forward and has a lot of good tips and tools to use for teaching the average person basic health care. It is written to be used with people in third world countries and to help them understand what you're trying to teach them. I think it is a fantastic resource and, as I want to go overseas, this will be a great resource.
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on July 18, 2013
I got some of these for some local Amish people who often can't afford modern medical care. I believe they are excellently written and can be very helpful.
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