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Risk communication and public health

Author: Peter Bennett, Dr.; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Bringing together a wide variety of perspectives on risk communication, this up-to-date review of a high profile and topical area includes practical examples and lessons.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Conference papers and proceedings
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Risk communication and public health.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)437300044
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Bennett, Dr.; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780191575853 0191575852 9780191722523 0191722529
OCLC Number: 567955408
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 339 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: PART 1: RISK, COMMUNICATION AND THE PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF UNCERTAINTY IN PUBLIC HEALTH ; 1. Understanding public responses to risk ; 2. Bringing light to the shadows and shadows to the light: risk, risk management and risk communication ; 3. Consumer perceptions of the risks and benefits associated with food hazards ; 4. The social amplification of risk framework (SARP): Theory, critiques and policy implications ; 5. From trouble to trauma: the need for public-private health partnerships ; PART 2: PUBLIC HEALTH RISK COMMUNICATION IN PRACTICE ; 6. The role of the media in public health crises: Perspectives from the UK and Europe ; 7. Where do we go from here? The evacuation of city centres and the communication of public health risks from extreme threats ; 8. Radiation in London: managing risk communication in the Litvinenko affair ; 9. Risk Communication in the British Pertussis and MMR Vaccine Controversies ; 10. Risk communication and pandemic influenza ; 11. CJD: risk communication in a health care setting ; 12. Contesting the science: public health knowledge and action in controversial land-use developments ; 13. A Precautionary tale - the role of the precautionary principle in policy making for public health ; PART 3: FROM THE INSIDE LOOKING OUT, LOOKING IN - ORGANISATIONAL ISSUES AROUND PREPARATION AND RESPONSE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH RISKS ; 14. Changes to food risk management and communication ; 15. Communicating across publics and between organisations: the case of childhood accidents ; 16. Exporting Pandora's Box - Exploitation, risk communication and public health problems associated with the export of hazard ; 17. Communication about persistent environmental risks: problems of knowledge exchange and potential of participative techniques ; 18. Geographical information systems as a means for communicating about public health ; 19. Exploring and Communicating Risks: Scenario-based workshops ; 20. Embedding better practice in risk communication and public health
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Controversies about risks to public health regularly hit the news, whether about food safety, environmental issues, medical interventions, or "lifestyle" risks such as drinking. This book presents a  Read more...

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