Health Professional As Educator: Principles Of Teaching And Learning

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  • Specific for all Health Professions disciplines.
  • Unique topics not found in other health education texts.
  • Case studies in each chapter provide excellent examples for application of theory to practice.
  • The latest research is brought to bear on understanding the evidence available as a basis for practice approaches and decision making.
  • Web sites are provided to direct the reader to the most current sources of information and activities relevant to the subjects discussed.
  • An extensive glossary provides easy reference to definition of terms pertinent to teaching and learning.
  • Review questions are included in each chapter for reinforcement and self-evaluation.
  • Companion Web Site with Instructor and Student Resources

Instructor Resources: Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint Presentations, Case Studies, and computerized TestBank

Student Resources: Companion Web site including: Learning Objectives, Matching Exercises, Crossword Puzzles, Animated Flashcards, Interactive Glossary, and Web Links

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Peggy Slota, DNP, RN, FAAN (Carlow University)
Description: This book provides an overview of relevant teaching and learning principles in three parts, reviewing varied teaching and learning perspectives, learner characteristics, and teaching strategies. Each focused chapter concludes with a summary of the state of the evidence, supplying a ready reference for healthcare professionals involved in educating clients, colleagues, and students.
Purpose: It is written to meet the needs of a variety of healthcare professionals, all of whom are engaged in many facets of education, whether educating clients, colleagues, or students. With a focus suitable for multiple disciplines, the book is a useful reference for understanding the many principles of teaching and learning and the application to daily practice.
Audience: The audience is professionals from multiple disciplines responsible for educating others on a daily basis. The information is presented in such a way that the principles and strategies are applicable to the practices of varied professionals. The principle author has been a nursing educator for more than 30 years and has received numerous awards related to teaching. The other authors are equally qualified and the contributors represent diverse experiential backgrounds.
Features: Chapters appear here that are not always found in education books, including those on ethical, legal, and economic foundations of education, literacy in adult clients, and educating learners with disabilities. One of the strengths is the summary of the current state of evidence in each chapter. The chapter on technology in education is good start to capturing current evidence in this area and providing recommendations for use of technology in educating clients, staff, and students. While it does not provide an in-depth how-to guide, the overview is useful.
Assessment: I have reviewed or used other books geared to education in specific disciplines. The strength of this one lies in its multidisciplinary nature, which unites the healthcare team in a common focus on education.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763792787
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 10/6/2010
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 628
  • Sales rank: 112,929
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents





About the Editors

Part One Perspectives on Teaching and Learning

1 Overview of Education in Health Care Pamela R. Gramet Gramet, Pamela R. 1

Historical Foundations for the Teaching Role of Health Professionals 2

Social, Economic, and Political Trends Affecting Health Care 8

Purposes, Goals, and Benefits of Client and Staff Education 10

The Education Process Defined 11

Role of the Health Professional as Educator 13

Barriers to Teaching and Obstacles to Learning 14

Questions to Be Asked About Teaching and Learning 18

State of the Evidence 19

Summary 20

References 22

2 Ethical, Legal, and Economic Foundations of the Educational Process Catherine V. Caldicott Caldicott, Catherine V. 25

A Differentiated View of Ethics, Morality, and the Law 28

Evolution of Ethical and Legal Principles in Health Care 29

Application of Ethical Principles to Healthcare Education 32

The Ethics of Education in Classroom and Practice Settings 39

Legality in Healthcare Education and Information 42

Documentation 43

Economic Factors in Healthcare Education: Justice and Duty Revisited 45

Financial Terminology 46

Cost Savings, Cost Benefit, and Cost Recovery 47

Program Planning and Implementation 48

Cost-Benefit Analysis and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis 49

State of the Evidence 50

Summary 51

References 53

3 Applying Learning Theories to Healthcare Practice Pamela R. Gramet Gramet, Pamela R. 55

Psychological Learning Theories 58

Neuropsychology and Learning 79

Comparison of Learning Theories 81

Motor Learning 84

Common Principles of Learning 91

State of the Evidence 94

Summary 95

References 97

Part Two Characteristics of the Learner

4 Determinants of Learning Sharon Kitchie Kitchie, Sharon 103

The Educator's Role in Learning 104

Assessment of the Learner 105

Assessing Learning Needs 106

Methods to Assess Learning Needs 110

Readiness to Learn 113

Learning Styles 122

Learning Style Models and Instruments 124

Interpretation of the Use of Learning Style Models and Instruments 143

State of the Evidence 144

Summary 145

References 147

5 Developmental Stages of the Learner Michelle A. Dart Dart, Michelle A. 151

Developmental Characteristics 153

The Developmental Stages of Childhood 158

The Developmental Stages of Adulthood 173

The Role of the Family in Patient Education 190

State of the Evidence 192

Summary 193

References 195

6 Compliance, Motivation, and Health Behaviors of the Learner Kirsty Digger Digger, Kirsty 199

Compliance 200

Motivation 203

Selected Models and Theories 209

Models for Health Education 217

The Role of Health Professional as Educator in Health Promotion 219

State of the Evidence 220

Summary 221

References 222

7 Literacy in the Adult Client Population Susan B. Bastable Bastable, Susan B. 227

Definition of Terms 230

Scope and Incidence of the Problem 234

Trends Associated With Literacy Problems 238

Those at Risk 239

Myths, Stereotypes, and Assumptions 241

Assessment: Clues to Look For 242

Impact of Illiteracy on Motivation and Compliance 244

Ethical, Financial, and Legal Concerns 246

Readability of Printed Education Materials 248

Measurement Tools to Test Literacy Levels 250

Formulas to Measure Readability of PEMs 251

Tests to Measure Comprehension of PEMs 254

Tests to Measure Reading Skills of Clients 256

Simplifying the Readability of PEMs 258

Teaching Strategies for Clients With Low Literacy 265

State of the Evidence 270

Summary 271

References 273

8 Gender, Socioeconomic, and Cultural Attributes of the Learner Susan B. Bastable Bastable, Susan B. 279

Gender Characteristics 281

Socioeconomic Characteristics 289

Cultural Characteristics 294

The Four Major Ethnic Subcultural Groups 301

Preparing Health Professionals for Diversity Care 317

Stereotyping: Identifying the Meaning, the Risks, and the Solutions 319

State of the Evidence 321

Summary 322

References 324

9 Educating Learners With Disabilities Kay Viggiani Viggiani, Kay 331

Scope of the Problem 333

Models and Definitions 333

The Language of Disabilities 335

Role of the Health Professional as Educator 336

Types of Disabilities 337

Sensory Disabilities 337

Learning Disabilities 347

Developmental Disabilities 352

Mental Illness 356

Physical Disabilities 358

Communication Disorders 361

Chronic Illness 365

The Family's Role in Chronic Illness or Disability 366

Assistive Technologies 366

State of the Evidence 369

Summary 369

References 371

Part Three Techniques and Strategies for Teaching and Learning

10 Behavioral Objectives Julie A. Doody Doody, Julie A. 377

Types of Objectives 379

Characteristics of Goals and Objectives 379

The Debate About Using Behavioral Objectives 381

Writing Behavioral Objectives and Goals 383

Common Mistakes When Writing Objectives 386

Taxonomy of Objectives According to Learning Domains 386

Development of Teaching Plans 399

Use of Learning Contracts 404

The Concept of Learning Curve 408

State of the Evidence 413

Summary 413

References 415

11 Instructional Methods and Settings Kathleen Fitzgerald Fitzgerald, Kathleen 419

Instructional Methods 421

Selection of Instructional Methods 444

Evaluation of Instructional Methods 446

Increasing Effectiveness of Teaching 447

Instructional Settings 452

State of the Evidence 454

Summary 456

References 458

12 Instructional Materials Diane S. Hainsworth Hainsworth, Diane S. 463

General Principles 465

Choosing Instructional Materials 465

The Three Major Components of Instructional Materials 466

Types of Instructional Materials 468

Evaluation Criteria for Selecting Materials 494

State of the Evidence 496

Summary 498

References 500

13 Technology in Education Karen Jacobs Jacobs, Karen 503

Health Education in the Information Age 505

The Impact of Technology on the Teacher and the Learner 507

Strategies for Using Technology in Healthcare Education 508

Healthcare Consumer Education and the World Wide Web 525

Professional Education and the World Wide Web 529

E-Learning 532

Distance Education 533

State of the Evidence 535

Summary 535

References 537

14 Evaluation in Healthcare Education Priscilla Sandford Worral Worral, Priscilla Sandford 541

Evaluation, Evidence-Based Practice, and Practice-Based Evidence 543

Evaluation Versus Assessment 543

Determining the Focus of Evaluation 544

Evaluation Models 545

Designing the Evaluation 554

Conducting the Evaluation 565

Analyzing and Interpreting Data Collected 566

Reporting Evaluation Results 567

State of the Evidence 569

Summary 570

References 571

Appendix A Tests to Measure Readability and Comprehension and Tools to Assess Instructional Materials 575

Appendix B Resources and Organizations for People With Disabilities 589

Appendix C Teaching Plans 593

Glossary 599

Index 621

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