Academic journal article Perspectives in Public Health

Book Review: Working in Public Health: An Introduction to Careers in Public Health

Academic journal article Perspectives in Public Health

Book Review: Working in Public Health: An Introduction to Careers in Public Health

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Everything changes in this universe except this principle (Aristotle). Public health is changing constantly in healthcare practices around the world, influenced by local public needs and financial resources, as well as manpower. People working in public health now come from a wide range of disciplines, medical and non-medical. Whereas medicine serves individuals, public health serves populations.

This book has a unique approach to the subject; instead of just describing the structure and functions of public health, it covers this broad subject in the form of personal case histories by authors who have successfully practised in Britain in recent times. The book itself resembles a map of the London underground, showing various train lines reaching different destinations, for worldwide visitors. The text covers how to become a public health practitioner, what to do and how to do the work professionally. …

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