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Reasoning and public health : new ways of coping with uncertainty

Author: Louise Cummings
Publisher: Cham : Springer, 2015. ©2015
Series: Online access with purchase: Springer (t)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book argues that in order to be truly effective, public health must embrace a group of reasoning strategies that have traditionally been characterized as informal fallacies. It will be demonstrated that these strategies can facilitate judgements about complex public health issues in contexts of uncertainty. The book explains how scientists and lay people routinely resort to the use of these strategies during  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Louise Cummings
ISBN: 9783319150130 3319150138 331915012X 9783319150123
OCLC Number: 905902693
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 242 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Chapter One: The Challenge for Public Health --
Chapter Two: Philosophy and Public Health --
Chapter Three: Argument from Ignorance --
Chapter Four: Argument from Authority --
Chapter Five: Argument from Analogy --
Chapter Six: Circular Argument --
Chapter Seven: Fallacies in Public Health --
Chapter Eight: Theory of Public Health Reasoning --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Online access with purchase: Springer (t)
Responsibility: Louise Cummings.

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Public health professionals must have a sound understanding of these cognitive strategies in order to engage the public and achieve their public health goals.The book draws upon public health issues  Read more...

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