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Health: Basics
     

Health: Basics

by Rebecca J. Donatelle
 

The Eighth Edition of Donatelle’s text provides students with the tools they need to make healthy, lifelong behavior changes and become savvy consumers of health information. This current and user-friendly text holds students’ interest by covering health topics of primary concern to them.

Promoting Healthy Behavior Change; Psychosocial

Overview

The Eighth Edition of Donatelle’s text provides students with the tools they need to make healthy, lifelong behavior changes and become savvy consumers of health information. This current and user-friendly text holds students’ interest by covering health topics of primary concern to them.

Promoting Healthy Behavior Change; Psychosocial Health: Being Mentally, Emotionally, Socially, and Spiritually Well; Managing Stress: Coping with Life's Challenges; Violence and Abuse: Creating Healthy Environments; Healthy Relationships and Sexuality: Making Commitments; Birth Control, Pregnancy, and Childbirth: Managing Your Fertility; Licit and Illicit Drugs: Use, Misuse, and Abuse; Alcohol, Tobacco, and Caffeine: Daily Pleasure, Daily Challenges; Nutrition: Eating for Optimum Health; Managing Your Weight: Finding a Healthy Balance; Personal Fitness: Improving Health through Exercise; Cardiovascular Disease: Reducing Your Risk; Cancer: Reducing Your Risk; Infectious and Noninfectious Conditions: Risks and Responsibilities; Life's Transitions: The Aging Process; Environmental Health: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally; Consumerism: Selecting Health Care Products and Services; Complementary and Alternative Medicine: New Choices and Responsibilities for Healthwise Consumers

For all readers interested in making healthy,lifelong behavior changes. .

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
New edition of a college textbook which presents a general overview of health issues, intended to assist students in making informed health decisions. Topics include creating healthy and caring relationships; avoiding or overcoming harmful habits; and preventing and fighting disease. Specific health problems addressed include stress, sexually transmitted diseases, and fitness. The publisher reports that this text will not be available by itself once the CD-ROM is published and they're marketed as a package. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205325801
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2000

Meet the Author

Rebecca J. Donatelle, Ph. D.

Oregon State University

Rebecca Donatelle is an Associate Professor in Public Health and is the Coordinator of Public Health Promotion and Education Programs in the College of Health and Human Sciences. She has a Ph.D. in Community Health/Health Education, a Master of Science degree in Health Education, and a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in both Health/Physical Education and English. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist.

Becky is a highly involved, student-centered teacher and mentor for undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Public Health at Oregon State University. Although her main emphasis is in the area of Public Health Promotion and Health Education, she teaches a wide range of students from many disciplines on the Oregon State campus. Courses she teaches that are relevant to personal health include Principles of Health Behaviors, Stress and Health, Violence and Public Health, Epidemiology and Control of Chronic Diseases, Introduction to Human Disease (Communicable), and a new course on Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

In addition to her varied teaching responsibilities, Becky is an active researcher in the area of health behaviors and behavior change including studies with a focus on motivating behavior change, the use of social support in facilitating behavior change, the use of community supports to assist individuals in changing high-risk behaviors, and the role of stress in health and disease.

Becky has also conducted extensive research in the area of 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; women’s decisions about treatment for breast cancer and cardiac rehabilitation.

Donatelle has received the Leadership Award, outstanding teacher award in her college, and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Presidential Award for Promising New Research in the Smoke-Free Families National Initiative. She has been an active member of several state and national committees and task forces and continues to work to reduce risk for high risk populations, particularly women and the elderly. Donatelle has written many books, including Access to Health (Benjamin Cummings), Wellness: Choices for Health and Fitness (Thomson Publishing), and AIDS and STDs: A Global Perspective (Pearson Custom Publishing), and she has written several chapters and manuscripts for various health-related books and journals. In addition, Donatelle is a co-author on Benjamin Cummings’ upcoming personal fitness and wellness text, Get Fit, Stay Well, available August 2008.

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