Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice (Health Promotion & Disease Prevention in Clin Practice)

Incorporating the latest guidelines from major organizations, including the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, this book offers the clinician a complete overview of how to help patients adopt healthy behaviors and to deliver recommended screening tests and immunizations. Chapters provide practical guidance on how to counsel patients about exercise, nutrition, tobacco use, substance use, sexually transmitted infections, and depression. Written by clinicians for clinicians, the book lays out the details on gathering information from the patient, ordering evidence-based screening tests, designing a personalized health maintenance plan, facilitating behavior change, and the work-up of abnormal results from screening tests. It also explains how to organize the practice and clinic to deliver quality preventive care and to obtain reimbursement.

This new edition includes updated chapters on practice redesign, the use of electronic medical records, and reimbursement; updated patient resource materials and instructions; and new authors with deep expertise on the topics. Plus, with this second edition there is a companion Website (www.healthpromodisprev.com) that features fully searchable text online so you’ll have a fast, flexible multimedia library at your service.

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3 Comments

  1. No page numbers! I bought this text on Kindle because I needed it for class. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize that the Kindle edition didn’t have page numbers- so now I have veritably wasted money because I still need to reference a print book to get landmarks on what pages my professors want me to read. Upon looking this up under the Help section for Kindle, I found that there’s a way to tell if there are page numbers on the page, but no one told me about this caveat when I bought it. This has been a truly…

  2. Disappointing This book was extremely disappointing to me because it has missed so much of what health promotion could be and do in clinical settings. Despite defining health promotion in terms of community early in the book (although it completely misses the Ottawa Charter), there is almost no understanding of how hospitals can play a role in developing community health. The focus of the chapters is far more on providing patient education – which is not really health promotion at all.

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