This book provides introductory-level health education students with a solid understanding of the scope and practice of health educators historically, philosophically, theoretically, and ethically. This book continues to provide the best overall introduction to the emerging profession of Health Promotion and Education by covering the roles and responsibilities of health educators, the settings where health educators are employed, and the ethics of the profession. In addition to covering the history of health, health care, and health education, the book provides a preview of what the future may hold for health promotion and education professionals. For health education students or anyone working in health education.
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Table of Contents
All Chapters end with "Summary."
1. A Background for the Profession.
An Emerging Profession.
Current Status of Health Education.
Key Words, Terms, and Definitions.
Measuring Health or Health Status.
The Goal and Objectives of the Profession.
The Practice of Health Education.
Basic Underlying Concepts of the Profession.
The Discipline of Epidemiology.
2. The History of Health and Health Education.
Early Efforts at Community Health.
Age of Enlightenment.
Public Health in the United States.
School Health in the United States.
3. Philosophical Foundations.
What is a Philosophy?
Why Does One Need a Philosophy?
Principles and Philosophies Associated with Health.
Leading Philosophical Viewpoints.
Developing a Philosophy.
Predominate Health Education Philosophies.
Impacting the Delivery of Health Education.
4. Theoretical Foundations.
The Importance of Using Theory in Health Education/Promotion.
An Overview of the Theories and Models Used in Health Education/Promotion.
A Final Note about Theories and Models.
5. Ethics and Health Education.
Key Terms and Origin.
Why Should People and Professionals Act Ethically?
Basic Principles for Common Moral Ground.
Making Ethical Decisions.
Ethical Issues andHealth Education.
Ensuring Ethical Behavior.
6. The Health Educator. Roles, Responsibilities, Certifications, Advanced Study.
History of Role Delineation and Certification.
Graduate Health Education Standards.
Competency Update Project.
Responsibilities and Competencies of Health Educators.
Advanced Study in Health Education.
Master's Degree Options.
Selecting a Graduate School.
Financing Graduate Study.
7. The Settings for Health Education.
School Health Education.
Community/Public Health Education.
Worksite Health Education.
Health Education in Health Care Settings.
Health Education in Colleges and Universities.
Nontraditional Health Education Positions.
Landing that First Job.
8. Agencies/Associations/Organizations Associated with Health Education.
Governmental Health Agencies.
Quasi-Governmental Health Agencies.
Non-Governmental Health Agencies.
Joining a Professional Health Association/ Organization.
9. The Literature of Health Education.
Types of Information Sources.
Identifying the Components of a Research Article.
Critically Reading a Research Article.
Evaluating the Accuracy of Nonresearch-Based Sources.
Writing an Abstract or a Summary.
Locating Health-Related Information.
The Internet and the World Wide Web.
Evaluating Information on the Internet.
Selected Health-Related Web Sites.
10. Future Trends in Health Education.
Professional Preparation and Credentialing.
Implications for Practice Settings.
Appendix A. Code of Ethics for the Health Education Profession.
Appendix B. Responsibilities and Competencies for Entry-Level Health Educators.
Appendix C. Eta Sigma Gamma Chapters: Locations and Dates of Installation.
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