Public Health: Some International Aspects

Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc, (Editor)
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Series: Public Health: Practices, Methods and Policies
BISAC: MED078000

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Public health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations (public and private), communities and individuals. The mission of public health is the fulfillment of society’s interest in assuring the conditions which make people healthy. In the twentieth century, one of the improvements in public health has been an increased life expectancy in the developed world.

However, we have also seen other achievements in the provision of vaccinations, motor-vehicle safety, safer workplaces, control of infectious diseases, decline in deaths from coronary heart disease and stroke, safer and healthier foods, healthier mothers and babies, and family planning and fluoridation of drinking water. There has been some positive trends in recent years in developed countries, such as less smoking, more physical activity and better vaccination status. Still, drinking, obesity, violent crime and lack of health insurance are some challenging areas in public health.

We need to apply what we have learned and know now in order to reduce health inequality in our nations in the future. We also need to use advanced technology to improve health and address new health issues as they emerge over time; it is imperative that people are ready to intervene and minimize adverse effects of new diseases at all times.

(Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Preface

Introduction

Chapter 1
Some Thoughts about Public Health
(Joav Merrick, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, and others)

Section One: Children, Mothers, Parents and Public Health

Chapter 2
How Safe and Secured are our Children? A Study of Human Rights Violations of Children in India
(Sonali Bhattacharya, and Shubhasheesh Bhattacharya, Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD), Symbiosis International University, Pune and Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB), Symbiosis International University, Pune, India)

Chapter 3
Healthcare Seeking Behavior of Mothers versus Their Children in Rural India
(Apurv Soni, Nisha Fahey, Ajay G Phatak, Rajendra G Desai, Jeneczka Roman, Somashekhar M Nimbalkar, and Eileen B O'Keefe, Department of Health Sciences, Boston University, Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, and others)

Chapter 4
Postpartum Depression, Infant Temperament and Childcare Stress in Tirana, Albania
(Daniela Meçe, University of Tirana, Tirana, Albania)

Chapter 5
Maternal Substance Abuse, Recovery and Handling their Children’s Illnesses
(Lela EA Strong, John R Lutzker, Julie J Jabaley, Jenelle R Shanley, Shannon Self-Brown, and Katelyn M Guastaferro, Center for Healthy Development, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America)

Chapter 6
Using Administrative Data to Examine a Population-Based Parenting Intervention
(V Susan Dahinten, Rubab G Arim, Anne Guèvremont, and Dafna E Kohen, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, and others)

Chapter 7
Palestinian Youth and Their Families in an Area of Conflict, Stress and Trauma
(Alean Al-Krenawi, and Dennis Kimberley, Achva Academic College, Shikmim, Department of Social Work, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel and Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada)

Chapter 8
Skateboarding, Building Connections and Community
(Adam Walker, Myra F Taylor, Nerina Caltabiano, and Julie Ann Pooley, Department of Psychology, James Cook University, Carrns, Australia, and others)

Chapter 9
Breastfeeding, Mothers and Child Health
(Cecilia S Obeng, Department of Applied Health Science, School of Public Health, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, United States of America)

Chapter 10
Healthcare Workers, Breastfeeding Practice and Child Health
(Cecilia S Obeng, and Donisha Reed, Department of Applied Health Science, School of Public Health, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, United States of America)

Section Two: Stress, Smoking, Honour Killing and Suicide

Chapter 11
Coping with Stress
(Kamilla Bargiel-Matusiewicz, and Hatim A Omar, Department of Psychology, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland, and others)

Chapter 12
Smoking among Persons Aged 25 Years or Older in two Rural Districts of Zambia
(Olusegun Babaniyi, David Mulenga, Adamson S Muula, Peter Songolo, Mazyanga L Mazaba, Chola Besa, Namaunga Chisompola, Emmanuel Rudatsikira, and Seter Siziya, World Health Organization, Lusaka, Zambia, and others)

Chapter 13
Information about the Dangers Associated with Smoking and Regulating Smoking Behaviors
(Claire E Sterk, Hugh Klein, and Kirk W Elifson, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, and others)

Chapter 14
Practicing Social Work with Indigenous People
(Alean Al-Krenawi, and Stephen O Jackson, Achva Academic College, Shikmim, Israel, Department of Social Work, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel and Faculty of Education, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John's, Newfoundland, Canada)

Chapter 15
Politics and Suicide Prevention in Indigenous Populations
(Said Shahtahmasebi, The Good Life Research Centre Trust, Christchurch, New Zealand, and others)

Section Three: Other Public Health Issues

Chapter 16
Undiagnosed Adults with Rett Syndrome
(Meir Lotan, Cochavit Elefant, and Joav Merrick, Israeli Rett Syndrome Evaluation Team, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel, and others)

Chapter 17
Quality of Life and Adults with Multiple Sclerosis
(Teresa Maria Sgaramella, Loredana Carrieri, Gianola Stenta, Franca Bortolon, Francesco Perini, and Salvatore Soresi, Departiment of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology, University of Padova, Padova, and others)

Chapter 18
Exercise, Culture and Immigrants
(Goodwill Apiyo, and Cecilia S Obeng, Department of Applied Health Science, School of Public Health, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, United States of America)

Chapter 19
Rubella Antibodies among Blood Donors in Zambia
(Mazyanga L Mazaba-Liwewe, Mwaka Monze, Olusegun O Babaniyi, Seter Siziya, Dia Phiri, Joseph Mulenga and Charles Michelo, World Health Organization, Lusaka, Zambia, 2University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia, and others)

Chapter 20
Yoga and Depression
(Nicole Drogla, Ursula Berninger, and Rebecca Löbmann, Department of Applied Social Sciences and Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University of Applied Sciences at Wuerzburg-Schweinfurt, Wuerzburg, Germany)

Chapter 21
Intellectual Disability and Sleep
(Donald E Greydanus, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States of America)

Section Four: Acknowledgements

Chapter 22
About the Editor

Chapter 23
About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel

Chapter 24
About the Book Series “Pediatrics, Child and Adolescent Health”

Section Five: Index

Index

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