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Participatory Health Research

Voices from Around the World

Editors: Wright, Michael T., Kongats, Krystyna (Eds.)

  • Is the first book on the market with this focus, uniquely offering an overview of issues in participatory health research from an international perspective
  • Provides in one place a good overview of current issues in the theory and practice of participatory health research
  • Is a project of the International Collaboration for Participatory Health Research
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About this Textbook

This groundbreaking resource explores core issues in participatory health research (PHR) and traces its global emergence as a force for improving health and well-being, healthcare services, and quality of life. The PHR approach is defined as including community members, health practitioners, and decision-makers as co-researchers, using local knowledge to reduce disparities in care, advocate for responsive health policy, and accelerate positive change in society as a whole. The book’s first half surveys themes essential to the development of the field, including evaluating PHR projects, training professionals in conducting PHR, and the ambitious work of the International Collaboration for Participatory Health Research. International perspectives showcase the varied roles of PHR in addressing urgent local health problems in their specific public health and sociocultural contexts.

Among the topics covered:
  • Demonstrating impact in participatory health research
  • Reviewing the effectiveness of participatory health research: challenges and possible solutions
  • Kids in Action—participatory health research with children
  • Participatory health research: an Indian perspective
  • Participatory health research in Latin America: scientific production on chronic diseases
  • Participatory health research in North America: from community engagement to evidence-informed practice           

Participatory Health Research benefits those teaching and learning about participatory health research at institutions of higher education and in community settings, addressing diverse fields including health promotion and disease prevention, medicine and public health, quality of life, social work, and community development.

About the authors

Michael T. Wright, PhD, LICSW, MS, is a professor for Research Methods at Catholic University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, Germany. Dr. Wright also is co-founder and coordinator of both the German Network for Participatory Health Research and the International Collaboration for Participatory Health Research. He has served as associate editor of the International Journal of Public Health.

Krystyna Kongats, MPH, is a PhD candidate in Health Promotion at the School of Public Health, University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Her primary experience, skills, and interests lie in participatory and creative approaches to research, health promotion, and end of life care. She is also a consortium member of the International Collaboration for Participatory Health Research.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • What Is Participatory Health Research?

    Wright, Michael T. (et al.)

    Pages 3-15

  • Building Consensus, Celebrating Diversity: The International Collaboration for Participatory Health Research

    Wright, Michael T. (et al.)

    Pages 17-24

  • Evaluating Participatory Health Research

    Oetzel, John G. (et al.)

    Pages 25-40

  • Participatory Health Research in the Education of Health and Social Work Professionals

    Brito, Irma

    Pages 41-54

  • Demonstrating Impact in Participatory Health Research

    Kongats, Krystyna (et al.)

    Pages 55-69

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-92177-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-92176-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Participatory Health Research
Book Subtitle
Voices from Around the World
Editors
  • Michael T. Wright
  • Krystyna Kongats
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92177-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92177-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92176-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 278
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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