The ‘New’ Public Health: Theoretical Origins of Public Health Palliative Care

Mark Spreckley, Allan Kellehear

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Public health palliative care draws its main ideas and methods from the wider field of the new public health. This chapter outlines the key ideas of the new public health and identifies the main reasons this approach has emerged from earlier historical ideas about public health and healthcare. Three non-palliative care examples (the long-term management of an ageing population living with HIV, new public mental health management, and ear and hearing health) are described to illustrate how these ideas infuse other healthcare specialisms before examining how some of these ideas persist or have changed for public health palliative approaches.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOxford Textbook of Public Health Palliative Care
EditorsJulian Abel, Allan Kellehear
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191895777
ISBN (Print)9780198862994
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2022
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameOxford Textbooks in Palliative Medicine
PublisherOxford University Press

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