Health Promotion in Canada: Critical Perspectives on Practice

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Irving Rootman, Michel O'Neill
Canadian Scholars, 2012 - Health promotion - 354 pages
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Health Promotion in Canada is a comprehensive profile of the history and future of health promotion in Canada. Now in its third edition, it maintains the critical, sociological, and historical perspective of the previous two editions and adds a greater focus on health promotion practice.

Thoroughly updated and reorganized, the book now contains 18 chapters by prominent academics, researchers, and practitioners. The authors cover a broad range of topics, including key theories and concepts in health promotion; ecological approaches; Aboriginal approaches; health inequalities; reflexive practice; ethics; issues, populations, and settings as entry points for intervention; and the Canadian health promotion experience in a global context. Each chapter concludes with thought-provoking discussion questions and carefully chosen resources for further study, making this an ideal text for courses in health sciences, nursing, and related disciplines.

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About the author (2012)

Irving Rootman has been working in the field of health promotion in government and academia for more than 30 years as a researcher, research manager, program manager, educator, and author.

Sophie Dupéré is a professor in the Faculté des sciences infirmières at Université Laval. She has been involved in the field of health promotion in Canada and internationally for the last 15 years working as a nurse, consultant, researcher, and activist.

Ann Pederson is co-director of the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health.

Michel O'Neill has worked in health promotion in a variety of positions locally, nationally, and globally since 1974, including 30 years at the Faculté des sciences infirmières at Université Laval where he has been named Professor Emeritus.

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