This textbook for the student or practitioner covers the scope of public health; methods research, both qualitative and quantitative; and the practical applications of public health, including re-emerging infectious diseases, globalization and social inequalities in health.
Contents: Development of the discipline of public health -- Determinants of health and disease -- Public health policies -- Law, ethics and challenges -- Information systems and sources of intelligence -- Epidemiological and biostatistical approaches -- Social science techniques -- Environmental and occupational health sciences -- Major health problems -- Prevention and control of public health hazards -- Intervention for special populations -- Public health functions.
Hospice and palliative care team members--especially social workers and counselors--will find the empirical evidence and compassionate advice they need to provide the most holistic psychosocial care possible to individuals who are dying or bereaved. Encompassing the patients' and families' journeys through diagnosis, treatment, recurrence, palliative care, and bereavement, this guide also identifies the key transitions that most dying patients and their families face, and describes the interventions that are most likely to help. Included throughout are personal reflections and experiences of social workers and other team members, common major challenges to the healthcare team, and important considerations for each transition. Practical resources appearingin every chapter include the Palliative Performance Scale, stage-appropriate assessment questions, intervention recommendations, case studies, and reflective activities.