Global Health 101, 4th Edition

ISBN: 9781284145380
ISBN-10: 1284145387
Copyright: 2021
Edition: 4th
Author: Skolnik, Richard
Doody's Expert Review    Score: 94
Reviewer: Barbara Anderson,  DrPH, CNM, FACCN, FAAN  (Frontier Nursing University)
Description
This is a very comprehensive book on global health with detailed data on key issues. The web resources complement and enhance the print version.
Purpose
The purpose is to provide a comprehensive reference for undergraduate and graduate level public health students as well as practitioners in the field of global health. This is a needed reference with very up-to-date material. The objectives are definitely met.
Audience
The target audience includes public health students, faculty in public health, and practitioners in the field of global health. The book meets the needs of the intended audiences through very up-to-date material and a broad-based approach. The author is a noted authority in the field.
Features
This is a broad beginning book for students and practitioners. The organization of the book enables a beginning learner, a graduate learner, faculty, clinicians, and practitioners to readily access current information on global health. The illustrations and charts help to clarify the material. It is very well organized, and I certainly would use it.
Assessment
This is a superior book compared to others in the field. It is not unbearably long, heavy, or ponderous, as some are. Neither is it superficial or insensitive to the needs of varying populations. It addresses the most current and emerging global health issues.
Review Questionnaire
Range Question Score
1-10 Are the product's objectives met? 10
1-5 Does the website help achieve the purpose? 5
1-10 Rate the worthiness of those objectives. 10
1-5 Is this directed to an appropriate level? 5
1-5 Is there significant duplication? (1=significant, 5=insignificant) 5
1-5 Are there significant omissions? (1=significant, 5=insignificant) 5
1-5 Rate the authority of the authors. 5
1-5 Are there sufficient illustrations? 5
1-5 Rate the pedagogic value of the illustrations. 5
1-5 Are there sufficient references? 5
1-5 Rate the currency of the references. 3
1-5 Rate the helpfulness of the index. 4
1-5 Rate the added value from the online version. 4
1-5 Is the online version easy to access? 4
1-5 Rate the ease of navigation/search. 4
1-5 Rate the pedagogic quality of images on the online version. 4
1-5 Rate the value of added audiovisual features online. 4
1-5 Is there sufficient use of hypertext links? 5
1-5 Are there hyperlinks from references to journal articles? 5
1-5 Is there appropriate use of features like bookmarking, printing/exporting? 5
1-10 Is this a worthwhile contribution to the field? 10
1-10 If this is a 2nd or later edition, is this new edition needed? 10