Description - Rethinking Health Promotion by Theodore H. MacDonald
In today's world "health" means far more than merely the absence of illness. In this work, Theodore H. MacDonald sweeps away the confusion surrounding the function and position of health promotion. He argues that, far from being a modern innovation, health promotion has existed as a distinct and separate enterprise for as long as biomedicine, and cautions against health promotion becoming organized merely as an off-shoot of medical care. Drawing on the author's experience as a World Health Organisation consultant, the book also tackles the question of whether health promotion has relevance on an international scale or whether it is purely a Eurocentric phenomenon. Against this background individual chapters explore universal factors such as sexual health, diet, unemployment, alcohol and tobacco use.
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Author Biography - Theodore H. MacDonald
Theodore H. MacDonald is Professor and Director of Postgraduate Studies in Health at Brunel University. He is a Chartered Psychologist, Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and Consultant to the World Health Organisation (Eastern Mediterranean Region).