Risk Communication and Public Health (Oxford Medical Publications)

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Controversies about risk to public health regularly hit the news, whether about food safety, environmental issues, medical interventions, or "lifestyle" risks such as drinking. To those trying to manage or regulate risks, public reactions sometimes seem bizarre. To the public, the behaviour of those supposedly "in charge" can seem no less odd. Trust is currently at a premium. This new paperback edition of Risk Communication and Public Health brings together a wide variety of perspectives on risk communication, from the health professions, academia, campaigning organizations, government and its advisory committees, and independent consultancies and think tanks. It should be of interest not only to those involved in risk assessment or communication but to anyone interested in the role of science and the media in the political process, and how one bit of "the system" is responding to demands for greater openness and participation. While each chapter is self-contained, the discussion moves progressively through: an introduction to risk communication as a topic of research; studies of prominent cases and the lessons to be drawn from them; contributions to the wider debate about procedures, power, and institutions; and proposals for promoting "good practice" in risk communication, in Government, the Health Service and elsewhere.

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Peter Bennett Principal Operational Research Analyst Dept. of Health Rm 583D Skipton House 80 London Road LONDON, SE1 6LW Tel: 0171 972 5198 Fax: 0171 972 5187 Email: pbennetu@doh.gov.uk Sir Kenneth Calman Vice-Chancellor and Warden University of Durham Old Shire Hall Old Ewet Durham, DH1 Tel: 0191 374 2000

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