The essential tools and methodologies for real-world patient education
Human Disease and Health Promotion offers a comprehensive introduction to health advocacy and patient education in a real-world context. Covering the epidemiology and pathology of major communicable and non-communicable diseases, this book details up-to-date health promotion strategies and communication approaches designed to engage diverse populations. These methodologies can inform health promotion efforts.
You'll learn how to partner with the patient to navigate healthcare systems and services and how to manage the relationship to avoid patient dependence and advocate burn-out. An extensive guide to common diseases includes details onmechanism, treatment, epidemiology, pathology, and attendant psychosocial implications, and prevention and control are emphasized to the degree that the patient has the capacity to obtain, process, and understand the information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. Rich in examples, tools, and exercises, this text includes access to a downloadable workbook that provides additional exercises to reinforce concepts and build essential practical skills.
Public health education and advocacy is an enormous undertaking with many variables. This book helps provides a real-world picture of the depth and breadth of the field, with clear guidance toward current theory and practice.
- Apply current health literacy theories and participatory patient education strategies
- Design, implement, and evaluate programs targeting various groups
- Analyze and apply new technologies in patient education and health advocacy
- Understand the mechanisms, treatments, and epidemiology of common diseases
Nine out of ten adults may lack the skills needed to manage their health and prevent disease, and over half find it a challenge to self-manage chronic diseases and use health services appropriately. Human Disease and Health Promotion helpsyou develop your role as health educator and advocate so you can connect patients with the care and information they need.
PART I: FOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN HEALTH AND HEALTH PROMOTION
1 Overview of Health
2 Overview of Western Medical Practices
3 Overview of Chronic Diseases
4 Fundamentals of Culturally Competent Healthcare
5 Health Behavior and Patient Self-Management
6 Health Literacy
7 Communication Skills for Healthcare Providers
8 Patient Navigators and Patient Self-Advocacy
9 Basics of Disease and Diagnosis
10 Immune System and Related Diseases
11 Endocrine System and Related Diseases
PART II: HUMAN DISEASES FROM A SYSTEMIC APPROACH
12 Nervous System, Sensory System and Related Diseases
13 Cardiovascular System and Related Diseases
14 Blood and Related Diseases
15 Respiratory System and Related Diseases
16 The Digestive System and Related Diseases
17 Urinary System, Male Reproductive System and Related Diseases
18 Female Reproductive System and Related Diseases
19 Musculoskeletal System and Related Diseases
20 Integumentary System and Related Diseases
21 The Brain and Mental Health Disorders
About the Author
LESLIE BEALE, EdD, is Associate Professor at Springfield College in the Physical Education Health Education Department. She formerly was Director, School Health Programs, at Springfield College. A highly experienced health educator and researcher, she's held the post of Principal Investigator, Massachusetts Tobacco Control Program Training and Education Initiative, and created The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Service StatewidePrevention Plan. Since 2003, Dr. Beale has been the evaluator for the Titles III and IV HRSA funded community-based projects for HIV/AIDS infected and affected women and their families living in disenfranchised communities in Boston, MA. Dr. Beale is also the evaluator for the New England Regional Center for the American Disabilities Act (ADA). Dr. Beale serves on the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation HIV/AIDS Advisory Board and the Massachusetts Drug Policy Forum.