Risk communication in public health and health security / von Dr. med. Dr. phil. Petra Dickmann

Risk communication is a core capacity under the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) International Health Regulations (2005) and an important part of modern public health practice. However, while international legislative frameworks set the scope of risk communication, there is a demand for increasing and improving evidence and skills in risk communication research, policy and strategy development, evaluation of practice and sustainable capacity building. This cumulative habilitation describes the major contributions to the field of risk communication in public health and health security both at a thematic, content level of risk communication research policy and practice and at a broader methodological level. It introduces the new conceptual paradigm of risk communication that moves risk communication from being a technical capacity to convey health risk information to a targeted audience to a governance approach with three strategic axes of information (gathering, assessing and sharing), communication (strategies, key messages and means of communication) and coordination (at various administrative levels). It introduces a new system to understand risk communication practice by providing a matrix of risk communication activities, such as information (listening), communication (relationship-building) and coordination (supportive environments) across the lifecycle of an event, e.g. outbreak, before, during and after. Adopting this new perspective can generate innovative insights, as demonstrated in the field of antimicrobial resistance. The new paradigm and its methodology can also support strategy development at health policy level and facilitate the assessment of public health security. The Marburg Biosafety and Biosecurity Scale (MBBS) is a framework for rational risk assessment and risk communication and offers a new metric to assess biosafety and biosecurity that can also guide capacity building in these areas. ...

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Person: Dickmann, Petra [Author]
Corporate Author: Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena [Degree granting institution]
Format: Book
Language(s):English
Language note:Zusammenfassungen in deutscher und englischer Sprache
Publication:Jena, 2017
Dissertation Note:Habilitationsschrift, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, 2018
Subjects:Gesundheit > Kommunikation > Risiko > Risikomanagement
Type of content:Hochschulschrift
Related resources:Erscheint auch als Online-Ausgabe: Risk communication in public health and health security
Physical description:170 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme ; 29,5 cm
Basic Classification: 44.10 Gesundheitswesen: Allgemeines