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Part 1 Introduction: What is health:; Introduction; Thinking about health; Attempts to define health; Defining health; Fitness, wholism and well-being; Conclusion; References; Further reading; What is Health Promotion: Health promotion from first principles; Health promotion in literature; References; Further reading; Social and Political Issues in Health Promotion: Inequalities in health; Making sense of society; Causes of ill-health and the health promotion agenda; Justice and health promotion; Power and health promotion; References; Further reading Ethical Issues in Health Promotion: Health promotion with adults - helping people to stop smoking; Health promotion with people with learning disabilities - working towards an ordinary life; Mental health promotion - early detection of depression in primary care; Promoting children's health - learning about health eating; Elements of ethical evaluation; Making ethical judgements; References; Further reading; Part 2: Health Promotion - Practice:; Case Studies of Health Promotion with Adults - Nurses working with People Who Wish to Stop Smoking: Introduction; Health costs associated with smoking; Helping people who wish to stop smoking; How coronary care nurses might help patients wanting to give up smoking; How nurses might help patients to stop smoking; Making the choice of not smoking easier; Constraints on people's choices about smoking; Conclusion; References; Health Promotion and the School Age Child: Educational context; Constraints; Teaching about health; Health promotion; Conclusion; References; Promoting Mental Health: Introduction; Mental health and mental illness; The health of the nation; Mental health targets; Mental health and primary care; Depression and nursing practice; Mental health and hospital nursing; Self-care; Conclusion; Sources of information; References; Promoting Health for People with Learning Difficulties: Introduction; The nature of learning disabilities; The nature of care provision; Maintaining valued and integrated lifestyles; People's rights; Service design; Proposed model for promoting health and social well-being; Examples of health promotion for people with learning disabilities; Summary and conclusion; References; Promoting Effective Drug Taking by Elderly People in the Community: Introduction; Medicines for the elderly - use, misuse and limitations; Health, medicine and medicine-taking - the elderly individual's perspective; An alternative approach - working together towards health and effective drug taking; The partnership approach in practice - some personal observations; When ideals conflict - professional v. client aims; Coping with reluctance - self care v. professional care; The accountability dilemma - client empowerment v. client safety; Food Poisoning as a Case study of Health Promotion: Nature of, and necessary conditions, for food poisoning; Circumstances which permit food poisoning; Changing eating habits; Environmental changes; Opportunities for health promotion; Conclusion; References; Homeless Families - A Health Promotion Challenge: Introduction; Numbers of homeless; Homeless families and health in Ealing in 1989; Homelessness and health; Conclusion; References; Health Promotion and Cancer Care: Cancer as a health problem; Cancer as a preventable disease; Cancer care as a context for health promotion; The scope of health promotion in cancer care; References; Health Promotion and Nursing Practice: Shifting the balance of effort and resources; Public and community health; Collaboration; Communication strategies; Changing behaviours; Can we adopt health promotion in nursing?; Reference; Appendix: Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion Appendix: Useful Addresses Index

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Alison Dines, BSc, MA, is senior specialist in poisons information at Guy's and St Thomas' Poisons Unit, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

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