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SAGE REFERENCE’S UNPRECEDENTED, NEW ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FAMILY HEALTH EXAMINES HEALTH AS IT RELATES TO THE FAMILY
Los Angeles(January 5, 2011) Since the days of Florence Nightingale, scholars and researchers have reported on the relationship between family and health. Their findings support the significant correlation of the state of the family unit to the health of the family, individual family members, and communities. The family, broadly defined to include a wide array of alternative arrangements and compositions, is seen as a dynamic system that maintains health, offers support, affects health decisions, and attaches meaning to illness.
SAGE Reference’s much-needed, new, two-volume Encyclopedia of Family Health is the first major reference source to provide a comprehensive compilation of knowledge on health and families. Written by experts from across the health and social sciences, numerous highly accessible, A-to-Z entries examine the theory, research, practice, education, and policy on family health and wellness promotion. The wide range of content is helpfully organized in the Reader’s Guide into key topics, including:
While reflecting a United States perspective, with a focus on topics such as health care reform, Medicare, and Medicaid, this unprecedented work also provides a global perspective on family health issues and contains entries written by internationally recognized authorities from around the world.
All public and academic libraries will want to purchase SAGE’s Encyclopedia of Family Health to help increase the family health knowledge of all patrons. A FREE 30-day online trial to this title is available at www.sagepub.com/freetrial.
Co-editor Martha Craft-Rosenberg is Emeritus Professor in the University of Iowa College of Nursing and remains a consultant to that institution. Co-editor Shelley-Rae Pehler is Associate Professor in the Department of Nursing at St. Ambrose University.
SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. An independent company, SAGE has principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC. www.sagepublications.com