Substantially revised and updated, the sixth edition of this classic text continues to define healthy aging by illustrating how to prevent disease and make large-scale improvements toward health and wellness. New to this edition is current information regarding the future of Medicare, Social Security, and the Affordable Care Act, information about the Healthy People 2020 initiative supported with examples, up-to-date and comprehensive medical screening recommendations, and an extensive review of new developments in complementary and alternative medicine, geriatric mental health, community health, and public health policy. A new section on technology and aging is also included, as well as an instructor's manual.
The text synthesizes current research findings with practical applications, and includes detailed and updated descriptions of the author's own programs that have been recognized by the National Council on the Aging's Best Practices in Health Promotion and Aging.
New to this Edition:
- Up-to-date coverage of the future of Medicare, Social Security, the Affordable Care Act, and the Healthy People 2020 initiative
- New section on technology and aging
- Current developments in complementary and alternative medicine
- New findings regarding geriatric physical and mental health and community health
- Current information about exercise, nutrition and weight management
- Updated information on public health policy
- Current trends in long-term care and end-of-life-care
- Updated sociodemographic trends
- Instructor's manual
Table of Contents
2 CLINICAL PREVENTIVE SERVICES
3 HEALTH EDUCATORS: COLLABORATION, COMMUNICATION, AND HEALTH BEHAVIOR CHANGE
5 NUTRITION AND WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
6 COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
7 SELECTED HEALTH EDUCATION TOPICS
8 MENTAL HEALTH
9 COMMUNITY HEALTH
10 SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL SUPPORT, LONG-TERM CARE, AND END- OF-LIFE CARE
12 PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY
13 A GLIMPSE INTO THE FUTURE AND A LOOK BACK
David Haber, PhD, is Professor of the Gerontology Program, Western Oregon University. Prior to this, Dr. Haber was the John and Janice Fisher Distinguished Professor of Wellness and Gerontology at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He is a fellow in the Gerontological Society of America, and recognized for two Best Practice Awards from the National Council on the Aging, the Distinguished Teacher Award from the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, and the Molly Mettler Award for Leadership in Health Promotion from the National Council on Aging. The third edition of Health Promotion and Aging was selected as the 2004 Book of the Year Award by the American Journal of Nursing in two categories: Gerontologic Nursing and Community and Public Health. Dr. Haber has also authored Health Care for an Aging Society. He has been Project Director or Principal Investigator of 20 research or demonstration projects related to health and aging. Recent publications include book chapters in Gerontological Nursing (2012), and Case Based Geriatrics (2011).