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Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
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Canadian Scholars’ Press
368 pages
6.75 x 9.75 inches
April 2012
Print ISBN: 9781551304090
eBook ISBN: 9781551305097
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Health Promotion in Canada is a comprehensive profile of the history and future of health promotion in Canada. Now in its third edition, it maintains the critical, sociological, and historical perspective of the previous two editions and adds a greater focus on health promotion practice.

Thoroughly updated and reorganized, the book now contains 18 chapters by prominent academics, researchers, and practitioners. The authors cover a broad range of topics, including key theories and concepts in health promotion; ecological approaches; Aboriginal approaches; health inequalities; reflexive practice; ethics; issues, populations, and settings as entry points for intervention; and the Canadian health promotion experience in a global context. Each chapter concludes with thought-provoking discussion questions and carefully chosen resources for further study, making this an ideal text for courses in health sciences, nursing, and related disciplines.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition

PART I: Key Contextual, Conceptual, and Theoretical Elements for Understanding Health Promotion Practice
Chapter 1: The Evolution of Health Promotion in Canada – Michel O'Neill, Irving Rootman, Sophie Dupéré, and Ann Pederson
Chapter 2: Key Concepts in Health Promotion – Irving Rootman and Michel O'Neill
Chapter 3: Social Theory and Health Promotion – Simon Carroll
Chapter 4: Addressing Diversity and Inequities in Health Promotion: The Implications of Intersectional Theory – Collen Reid, Ann Pederson, and Sophie Dupéré
Chapter 5: Building and Implementing Ecological Health Promotion Interventions – Lucie Richard and Lise Gauvin
Chapter 6: Promoting Health in a Globalized World: The Biggest Challenge of All? – Ronald Labonté

PART II: Addressing Issues, Populations, and Settings through Health Promotion
Chapter 7: Contrasting Entry Points for Intervention in Health Promotion Practice: Situating and Working with Context – Katherine L. Frohlich, Blake Poland, and Martine Shareck
Chapter 8: Issues as a Point of Entry into Health Promotion – Irving Rootman, Sylvie Stachenko, Barbara Riley, Paola Ardiles, Hélène Provencher, Doris Gillis, Margot Kaszap, and Trevor Hancock
Chapter 9: Population Approaches to Health Promotion in Canada – Ann Pederson, Jim Frankish, Catharine Hume, Michael Krausz, Michelle Patterson, Verena Strehlau, Julian Somers, Peggy Edwards, Louise Plouffe, Bilkis Vissandjee, Ilene Hyman, Axelle Janczur, Marjorie Villefranche, Nancy Poole, and Tatiana Fraser
Chapter 10: Promising Practices in Aboriginal Community Health Promotion Interventions – Charlotte Reading and Jeff Reading
Chapter 11: Promoting Health through the Settings Approach – Michel O'Neill, Paule Simard, Nathalie Sasseville, Jodi Mucha, Barbara Losier, Lorna McCue, Douglas McCall, Marthe Deschenes, Daniel Laitsch, Francois Lagarde, Trevor Hancock, Marie-Claude Pelletier, Martin Shain, Alison Stirling, and Manon Niquette

PART III: Additional Topics to Consider in Reflecting on Health Promotion Practice
Chapter 12: The Reflexive Practitioner in Health Promotion: From Reflection to Reflexivity – Marie Boutilier and Robin Mason
Chapter 13: The Professionalization of Health Promotion in Canada: Potential Risks and Rewards – Brian Hyndman and Michel O'Neill
Chapter 14: Implications of INequities in Health for Health Promotion Practice – Dennis Raphael
Chapter 15: Ethical Dilemmas in Health Promotion Practice – Raymond Massé and Bryn Williams-Jones
Chapter 16: Two Roles of Evaluation in Transforming Health Promotion Practice – Louise Potvin and Carmelle Goldberg
Chapter 17: Perspectives on Health Promotion from Different Areas of Practice – Sophie Dupéré, Robert Perreault, Marcia Hills, Clémence Dallaire, Judith Burgess, Kadija Perreault, Donna Anderson, Pamela Ponic, Wendy Frisby, Louise St-Pierre, Anika Mendell, Larry Hershfield, Lise Renaud, Yanick Villedieu, Diane Morin, and Serge Dumont

PART IV: Concluding Thoughts
Chapter 18: Twenty-Five Years of Developing the Roots of Health Promotion in Canada: Striking a Balance – Michel O'Neill, Ann Pederson, Sophie Dupéré, and Irving Rootman
Afterword: Understanding the Rhizome Effect: Health Promotion in the Twenty-first Century – Ilona Kickbusch

About the Contributors
Copyright Acknowledgments

Irving Rootman

Irving Rootman has been working in the field of health promotion in government and academia for more than 30 years as a researcher, research manager, program manager, educator, and author.

Sophie Dupéré

Sophie Dupéré is a professor in the Faculté des sciences infirmières at Université Laval. She has been involved in the field of health promotion in Canada and internationally for the last 15 years working as a nurse, consultant, researcher, and activist.

Ann Pederson

Ann Pederson is the Director of Population Health Promotion at BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre. She worked for over 17 years at the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health and is currently completing a doctorate at the University of British Columbia in sex, gender, and health promotion.

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Michel O'Neill

Michel O'Neill has worked in health promotion in a variety of positions locally, nationally, and globally since 1974, including 30 years at the Faculté des sciences infirmières at Université Laval where he has been named Professor Emeritus.


"Although I was also a fan of the previous editions, this is by far the strongest of the three. A particular strength is the linking of theory, research, and practice; the applied focus is key. I also think the text does an excellent job of situating health promotion within the broader field of public health."
—  Kim Raine, University of Alberta

"This book provides a thorough account of health promotion today, both globally and nationally. I appreciate the emphasis on the future of health promotion, as we are in a state of flux both nationally and globally. Another strength is the book’s diverse mix of contributors—academics, practitioners, and policy makers. This allows students to analyze the issues from a number of perspectives.… I particularly like how well the chapters relate to one another. The book challenges readers to think beyond the information written and focus on critically analyzing its meaning.… It covers the topic very well, and is inclusive with respect to issues of race, class, and gender. It also presents the issues in a global perspective which, in our current state and for the future of humanity, is necessary to address."
—  Catherine Swanson, McMaster University

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