Health Promotion

Author(s): David Seedhouse


This work sets out to clarify and develop the range of theories in health promotion, identify their philosophical sources and explain their implications for practical work. It should be of interest to health professionals and health promotion specialists.


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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.

THE MAGPIE PROFESSION. Glad to be Vague. Hollow Words - and How to Revel Them. Evidence and Ethics. PREJUDICE FIRST, EVIDENCE SECOND. What Drives Health Promotion? The Political Tap Roots of Health Promotion. The Outsider Problem. THE FOUNDATIONS THEORY OF HEALTH PROMOTION. An Introduction to the Foundations Theory of Health Promotion. Tough Questions. Ethics and Health Promotion. References. Index.

General Fields

  • : 9780471939108
  • : wiley
  • : wiley
  • : December 1996
  • : 243mm X 168mm X 14mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Seedhouse
  • : Paperback
  • : 613.01
  • : 212
  • : Illustrations