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Risk communication and public health

Author: Peter Bennett, Dr.; et al
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This book offers international perspectives on risk communication and public health, and contributors include representatives from consumer organizations as well as public health practitioners and academics.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Bennett, Dr.; et al
ISBN: 9780199562848 0199562849
OCLC Number: 1079847186
Description: xxvi, 339 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Section 1. Risk, Communication and the Public Understanding of Uncertainty in Public Health --
1. Understanding public responses to risk / Peter Bennett and others --
2. Bringing light to the shadows and shadows to the light: risk, risk management and risk communication, Denis Smith, Alan Irwin and Moira Fischbacher --
3. Consumer perceptions of the risks and benefits associated with food hazards / Lynn Frewer, Heleen Van Dijk and Arnout Fischer --
4. The social amplification of risk framework (SARP): Theory, critiques and policy implications / Nick Pidgeon and Karen Henwood --
5. From trouble to trauma: the need for public-private health partnerships / Larry Barton Section 2. Public Health Risk Communication in Practice --
6. The role of the media in public health crises: perspectives from the UK and Europe / Hugh Pennington --
7. Where do we go from here? The evacuation of city centres and the communication of public health risks from extreme threats / Denis Smith, Moira Fischbacher and David BaMaung --
8. Radiation in London: managing risk communication in the Litvinenko affair / Pat Troop and Anton Dittner --
9. Risk communication in the British pertussis and MMR vaccine controversies / Rachel Casiday --
10. Risk communication and pandemic influenza / Judith Petts and others --
11. CJD: risk communication in a health care setting / David Pryer and Pat Hewitt --
12. Contesting the science: public health knowledge and action in controversial land-use developments / Eva Elliott, Emily Harro and Gareth Williams --
13. A precautionary tale --
the role of the precautionary principle in policy making for public health / Denis Smith and Kenneth Calman Section 3. From the Inside, Looking Out at Those Looking In --
Organisational Issues Around Preparation and Response for Public Health Risks --
14. Changes to food risk management and communication / Sue Davies --
15. Communicating across publics and between organisations: the case of childhood accidents / Moira Fischbacher --
16. Exporting Pandora's box --
exploitation, risk communication and public health problems associated with the export of hazard / Denis Smith and Ray Hudson --
17. Communication about persistent environmental risks: problems of knowledge exchange and potential of participative techniques / Sara Fuller and others --
18. Geographical information systems as a means for communicating about public health / Christine Dunn --
19. Exploring and communicating risks: scenario-based workshops / Simon French and John Maule --
20. Embedding better practice in risk communication and public health / Peter Bennett, Sarah Curtis, Kenneth Calman and Denis Smith.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Bennett ... [et al.].

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This book offers international perspectives on risk communication and public health, and contributors include representatives from consumer organizations as well as public health practitioners and academics.

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