Sect. 1. Risk, communication and the public understanding of uncertainty in public health -- 1. Understanding public responses to risk: policy and practice / Peter Bennett, Kenneth Calman, Sarah Curtis and Denis Fischbacher-Smith -- 2. Bringing light to the shadows and shadows to the light: risk, risk management and risk communication / Denis Fischbacher-Smith, Alan Irwin and Moira Fischbacher-Smith -- 3. Consumer perceptions of the risks and benefits associated with food hazards / Lynn Frewer, Heleen Van Dijk and Arnout Fischer -- 4. social amplification of risk framework (SARF): theory, critiques and policy implications / Nick Pidgeon and Karen Henwood -- 5. From trouble to trauma: the need for public-private health partnerships / Laurence Barton -- pt. 2. Public health risk communication in practice -- 6. role of the media in public health crises: perspectives from the UK and Europe / Hugh Pennington -- 7. Where do we go from here? The evacuation of city centres and the communication of public health risks from extreme threats / Denis Fischbacher-Smith, Moira Fischbacher-Smith and David BaMaung -- 8. Radiation in London: managing risk communication in the Litvinenko affair / Pat Troop and Anton Dittner -- 9. Risk Communication in the British Pertussis and MMR Vaccine Controversies / Rachel Casiday -- 10. Risk communication and pandemic influenza / Judith Petts, Heather Draper, Jonathan Ives and Sarah Damery -- 11. CJD: risk communication in a healthcare setting / David Pryer and Patricia Hewitt -- 12. Contesting the science: public health knowledge and action in controversial land-use developments / Eva Elliott, Emily Harrop and Gareth H. Williams -- 13. precautionary tale -- the role of the precautionary principle in policy-making for public health / Denis Fischbacher-Smith and Kenneth Calman -- pt. 3. From the inside looking out, looking in -- organisational issues around preparation and response for public health risks -- 14. Changes to food risk management and communication / Sue Davies -- 15. Communicating across publics and between organisations: the case of childhood accidents / Moira Fischbacher-Smith -- 16. Exporting Pandora's Box -- exploitation, risk communication and public health problems associated with the export of hazard / Denis Fischbacher-Smith and Ray Hudson -- 17. Communication about persistent environmental risks: problems of knowledge exchange and potential of participative techniques / Sara Fuller, Karen Bickerstaff, Fu-Meng Khaw and Sarah Curtis -- 18. Geographical information systems as a means for communicating about public health Christine Dunn -- 19. Exploring and Communicating Risks: Scenario-based workshops / Simon French and John Maule -- 20. Embedding better practice in risk communication and public health / Peter Bennett, Sarah Curtis, Kenneth Calman and Denis Fischbacher-Smith.
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