Philosophical Foundations of Health Education (Public Health/AAHE)

Philosophical Foundations of Health Education (Public Health/AAHE)

By: Helen M. Graf (editor), Ann E. Nolte (editor), Steven R. Furney (editor), Jill M. Black (editor)Paperback

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This book covers the philosophical and ethical foundations of the professional practice of health education in school, community, work site and hospital settings, as well as in health promotion consultant activities. Designed to be flexible, readers are prompted to develop their own philosophical and ethical approach(s) to the field after becoming familiar with the literature related to the discipline. It provides a state-of-the-art, conceptual framework and is targeted for health education majors who seek careers in health education and to provide other health science and health-related majors, who need to gain clear, succinct philosophical principles.

About Author

Jill M. Black, PhD, CHES, is an associate professor in the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance at Cleveland State University and coordinator of the Community Health Education Program. She is a fellow of the American Association for Health Education. Steven R. Furney, EdD, MPH, is a professor of Health Education and director of the Division of Health Education at Texas State University. He is a fellow of the American Association for Health Education. Helen M. Graf, PhD, is an associate professor and undergraduate program director in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Georgia Southern University. Ann E. Nolte, PhD, Distinguished Professor, emerita, of Health Education in the Department of Health Sciences at Illinois State University, was a fellow of the American Association for Health Education and the American School Health Association. American Association for Health Education is the premier national organization for health educators and other professionals who promote the health of all people, with 5,500 health educators in school, college, research, community, medical, and industry settings.


Foreword. Introduction. Part 1: Philosophical Perspectives in Health Education. 1 This I Believe: A Philosophy of Health Education (Loren B. Bensley Jr.). 2 Philosophical Bases for Health Education (J. Keogh Rash). 3 Three Essential Questions in Defining a Personal Philosophy (R. Morgan Pigg Jr.). 4 Health Education as a Basic (Carl E. Willgoose). 5 Some Guiding Principles on Health and Health Education: A Philosophical Statement (Charles R. Carroll). 6 The Holistic Philosophy and Perspective of Selected Health Educators (Stephen B. Thomas). Part 2: Developing a Philosophy of Health Education. 7 Connecting a Personal Philosophy of Health to the Practice of Health Education (Becky J. Smith). 8 Health Educators and the Future: Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way (Noreen M. Clark). 9 Health Education and Health Promotion: A Look at the Jungle of Supportive Fields, Philosophies, and Theoretical Foundations (Thomas C. Timmreck * Galen E. Cole * Gordon James * Diane D. Butterworth). 10 Philosophical Trends in Health Education: Implications for the 21st Century (Helen M. Welle * Robert D. Russell * Mark J. Kittleson). Part 3: Cognitive Approaches in Health Education. 11 Teaching for Understanding in Health Education: The Role of Critical and Creative Thinking Skills within Constructivism Theory (Valerie A. Ubbes * Jill M. Black * Judith A. Ausherman). 12 The Paradigm Shift Toward Teaching for Thinking: Prospective, Barriers, Solutions, and Accountability (Bette B. Keyser * James T. Broadbear). 13 Historical Steps in the Development of Modern School Health Program (Kenneth E. Veselak). 14 Philosophy and Principles of the School Health Program (Delbert Oberteuffer). Part 4: Changing Behavior in Health Education. 15 Behavioral Health Education: An Emerging Opportunity (Carl I. Fertman). 16 Healthy Behavior: Implications of a Holistic Paradigm of Thinking Through Bodymind Research (Don Read * Walt Stoll). 17 Problem-Based Learning: Catalyst for Behavioral Change (J. Frederick Garman * Carol J. Teske * Duane A. Crider). 18 Health Promotion and Empowerment: Reflections on Professional Practice (Ronald Labonte). Part 5: Freeing/Functioning in Health Education 19 Health Education as Freeing (Jerrold S. Greenberg). 20 Democracy-The First Principle of Health Promoting Schools (Andy Anderson * Barbara Ronson). 21 Human Ecology and Health Education (Howard S. Hoyman). 22 Spiritual Wellness, Holistic Health, and the Practice of Health Education (Steven Hawks). Part 6: Social Change in Health Education. 23 New Health Promotion Movement: A Critical Examination (Ann Robertson * Meredith Minkler). 24 Potential Untapped: Health Education and Health Promotion as a Means to Peace (Daniel Leviton). 25 Putting Politics Back in Public Health Education (Martha L. Coulter * Terrance Allbrecht * Elizabeth Gulitz * Mary Figg * Charles Mahan). 26 Health Care Reform: Insights for Health Educators (Thomas O'Rourke). 27 The Role of Health Education Associations in Advocacy (M. Elaine Auld * Eleanor Dixon-Terry). 28 The Role of Health Education Advocacy in Removing Disparities in Health Education (John P. Allegrante * Donald E. Morisky * Behjat A. Sharif). 29 Lessons from Developing Countries: Health Education in the Global Village (Helda Pinzon-Perez). Appendix A Philosophy of Health Education Grid. Appendix B Philosophy of Health Education: A Position Statement of the American Association of Health Education (AAHE). Appendix C Health Literacy: A Position Statement of the American Association of Health Education (AAHE). Appendix D Code of Ethics for the Health Education Profession Appendix E CHES Questions. Part References. Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780470436783
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9780470436783
  • weight: 728
  • ISBN10: 0470436786

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