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Motivate students to become actively engaged in their own health
Access to Health combines scientifically valid research and the most current information to encourage healthy life choices. As a teacher, mentor, and researcher, author Rebecca J. Donatelle uses her friendly writing style to address students’ concerns and motivate them to be savvy, critical consumers of health information. The 16th Edition integrates mindfulness research, tools, and practices throughout, enabling students to incorporate mindfulness practices to help cut through the static of everyday life, to be more focused and present, and to improve academic performance. The new edition also presents a new chapter on difference, disparity, and health equity.
Access to Health now provides access to MyDietAnalysis—a diet and activity tracking tools that gives students an easy way to analyze their daily nutrient intake and physical activity. MyDietAnalysis is powered by ESHA Research, accessible on all devices, and included at no extra charge with Mastering Health. Mastering Health also provides students with videos, self-assessments, study plans, online interactive activities, and reading quizzes that address their diverse needs and learning styles while engaging them in the material.
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If your instructor has assigned Pearson eText as your main course material, search for:
0135611946 / 9780135611944 Pearson eText Access to Health -- Access Card, 16/e
0135611911 / 9780135611913 Pearson eText Access to Health -- Instant Access, 16/e
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0135204518 / 9780135204511 Access to Health Plus Mastering Health with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package
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- 0135173795 / 9780135173794 Access to Health
- 0135175925 / 9780135175927 Mastering Health with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Access to Health
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About the Author
Rebecca Donatelle has served as a faculty member in the Department of Public Health, College of Health and Human Sciences, at Oregon State University for the last two decades. In that role, she has chaired the department and been program coordinator for the Health Promotion and Health Behavior Program (bachelor’s degree, master of public health, and PhD degree programs), as well as served on over 50 national, state, regional, and university committees focused on improving student academic success and improving the public’s health. Most importantly to her, she has also taught and mentored thousands of undergraduate and graduate students.
Dr. Donatelle has a PhD in community health/health promotion and health education, with specializations in health behaviors, aging, and chronic disease prevention, from the University of Oregon; a master of science degree in health education from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse; and a bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, with majors in health/physical education and English. In recent years, Donatelle has received several professional awards for leadership, teaching, and service within the university and for her work on developing nationally ranked undergraduate and graduate programs in the health promotion/health behavior areas.
Her primary research and scholarship areas have focused on finding scientifically appropriate means of motivating behavior change among resistant populations. Specifically, her work uses incentives, social and community supports, and risk communication strategies in motivating diverse populations to change their risk behaviors. She has worked with pregnant women who smoke in an effort to motivate them to quit smoking, obese women of all ages who are at risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes, prediabetic women at risk for progression to type 2 diabetes, and a wide range of other health issues and problems. Earlier research projects have focused on decision making and factors influencing the use of alternative and traditional health care providers for treatment of low back pain, illness and sick role behaviors, occupational stress and stress claims, and worksite health promotion.
More recently, through her writing she has been working to provide scientifically defensible, engaging ways to help students understand today's complex health and health care challenges, to ask the tough questions, understand that there are often no simple solutions to the myriad of issues we face both in the US and internationally. With this text in particular, she has worked to motivate students to approach their challenges in a mindful, thoughtful way; to take time to notice and to look within and outside themselves in order to really see, hear and feel the life experience to act compassionately toward self and toward others who are struggling with personal challenges. Importantly, she challenges students to ask..."How can I make the world a better place, for me.. for others, and for future generations?...to live more healthfully, and with more enthusiasm?" Whether it be working to improve personal health behaviors, help others who are struggling, or working to improve the social, political, and macro health environment, her goal is to motivate students to become more engaged and be the health change agents of the future.
In addition to her 'writing', Dr. Donatelle enjoys playing acoustic guitar, gardening, camping and socializing with friends and family, and walks with her three rambunctious Westies.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Finding the Right Balance
1. Accessing Your Health
FOCUS ON Difference, Disparity, and Health: Achieving Health Equity
2. Promoting and Preserving Your Psychological Health
FOCUS ON Mindfulness, Spiritual Health, and Spiritual Intelligence
3. Managing Stress and Coping with Life’s Challenges
4. Improving Your Sleep
Part 2: Building Healthy Lifestyles
5. Nutrition: Eating for a Healthier You
6. Reaching and Maintaining a Healthy Weight
FOCUS ON Enhancing Your Body Image
7. Improving Your Personal Fitness
Part 3: Creating Healthy and Caring Relationships
8. Building Healthy Relationships and Communicating Effectively
9. Understanding Your Sexuality
10. Considering Your Reproductive Choices
FOCUS ON Recognizing and Avoiding Addiction
Part 4: Avoiding Risks from Harmful Habits
11. Drinking Alcohol Responsibly
12. Ending Tobacco Use
13. Avoiding Drug Misuse and Abuse
Part 5: Preventing and Fighting Disease
14. Protecting against Infectious Diseases
15. Protecting against Sexually Transmitted Infections
16. Reducing Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
FOCUS ON Minimizing Your Risk for Diabetes
17. Reducing Your Cancer Risk
18. Reducing Risks and Coping with Chronic Conditions
Part 6: Facing Life’s Challenges
19. Making Smart Health Care Choices
20. Preventing Violence and Abuse
FOCUS ON Reducing Your Risk of Unintentional Injury
21. Preserving and Protecting Your Environment
22. Preparing for Aging, Death, and Dying