Completely revised and updated, this Third Edition presents anexpanded theory of ethics section, and includes comprehensive andcontemporary examples and case studies. Newly covered areintroductions to rights in health care ethics, the ethics of care,intuitionism, privacy, euthanasia, suicide and consent, and anextensive FAQ section is added.
Professor David Seedhouse was born in Nottingham, England. He was educated at Carre's Grammar School, Sleaford (1967-74) and 'The Vic', Sleaford (1971-last orders). He continued this research programme at Manchester University (1977-84) and 'The Grafton', Rusholme (1977-?) where he achieved degrees in philosophy, and of memory loss.
Though captivated by good philosophical analysis and the prospect of uninterrupted lunch-time refreshment, David decided against a conventional academic career. He found most philosophy socially irrelevant (not least to fellow Graftonites) and determined to apply his philosophical skills to actual problems - not hypothetical ones.
To this end David accepted posts in health studies, nursing and medical departments. His experiences in these aggressively non-philosophical settings persuaded him to write practical philosophy books for health professionals. The real world continues to drive this writing, even after nine books for Wiley in twelve years.
David moved to Auckland in 1992 and is now a citizen of both Britain and New Zealand. He lives happily alongside the Tamaki estuary, with this wife Hilary and daughter Charlotte, and for some reason enjoys a consistently warm welcome from Ed, the local bottle-shop owner.
David Seedhouse proves that health promotion, a disciplineintended to improve the health of a population, isprejudiced—every plan and every project stems first fromhuman values—and argues that only by acknowledging this willa mature discipline emerge. To help speed progress the authorproposes a positive, practical theory of health promotion destinedto inspire anyone who wishes to create better health.
This new edition includes three new chapters on conventionalhealth promotion, radical and foundational health promotion andmental health promotion, providing examples of the use offoundational health promotion. This new edition also adds fivenew teaching exercises, incorporates and updates the guide forteachers and lecturers and includes a new topical case study. Thisbook is laced with entertaining dialogues and readers areencouraged to explore ten carefully presented exercises.
Educational, accessible and intelligent, Health Promotion:Philosophy, Prejudice and Practice, 2nd Edition is a seminalwork which heralds the beginning of the end of healthpromotion’s long adolescence. It is nothing less thanessential reading for all practitioners and students of healthpromotion.
The next big human pandemic—the next disease cataclysm, perhaps on the scale of AIDS or the 1918 influenza—is likely to be caused by a new virus coming to humans from wildlife. Experts call such an event “spillover” and they warn us to brace ourselves. David Quammen has tracked this subject from the jungles of Central Africa, the rooftops of Bangladesh, and the caves of southern China to the laboratories where researchers work in space suits to study lethal viruses. He illuminates the dynamics of Ebola, SARS, bird flu, Lyme disease, and other emerging threats and tells the story of AIDS and its origins as it has never before been told. Spillover reads like a mystery tale, full of mayhem and clues and questions. When the Next Big One arrives, what will it look like? From which innocent host animal will it emerge? Will we be ready?