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Philosophical Foundations of Health Education

Jill M. Black (Editor), Steven R. Furney (Editor), Helen M. Graf (Editor), Ann E. Nolte (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-43678-3
448 pages
December 2009, ©2010, Jossey-Bass
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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.
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Table of Contents

Figures, Tables, and Exhibits xi

Foreword xv

Introduction xvii

The Editors xxi

PART 1 PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVES IN HEALTH EDUCATION 1

1 THIS I BELIEVE: A PHILOSOPHY OF HEALTH EDUCATION 3
Loren B. Bensley Jr.

2 PHILOSOPHICAL BASES FOR HEALTH EDUCATION 7
J. Keogh Rash

3 THREE ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS IN DEFINING A PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY 11
R. Morgan Pigg Jr.

4 HEALTH EDUCATION AS A BASIC 17
Carl E. Willgoose

5 SOME GUIDING PRINCIPLES ON HEALTH AND HEALTH EDUCATION: A PHILOSOPHICAL STATEMENT 29
Charles R. Carroll

6 THE HOLISTIC PHILOSOPHY AND PERSPECTIVE OF SELECTED HEALTH EDUCATORS 35
Stephen B. Thomas

PART 2 DEVELOPING A PHILOSOPHY OF HEALTH EDUCATION 45

7 CONNECTING A PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY OF HEALTH TO THE PRACTICE OF HEALTH EDUCATION 49
Becky J. Smith

8 HEALTH EDUCATORS AND THE FUTURE: LEAD, FOLLOW OR GET OUT OF THE WAY 55
Noreen M. Clark

9 HEALTH EDUCATION AND HEALTH PROMOTION: A LOOK AT THE JUNGLE OF SUPPORTIVE FIELDS, PHILOSOPHIES, AND THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS 67
Thomas C. Timmreck, Galen E. Cole, Gordon James, Diane D. Butterworth

10 PHILOSOPHICAL TRENDS IN HEALTH EDUCATION: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY 79
Helen M. Welle, Robert D. Russell, Mark J. Kittleson

PART 3 COGNITIVE APPROACHES IN HEALTH EDUCATION 91

11 TEACHING FOR UNDERSTANDING IN HEALTH EDUCATION: THE ROLE OF CRITICAL AND CREATIVE THINKING SKILLS WITHIN CONSTRUCTIVISM THEORY 95
Valerie A. Ubbes, Jill M. Black, Judith A. Ausherman

12 THE PARADIGM SHIFT TOWARD TEACHING FOR THINKING: PERSPECTIVES, BARRIERS, SOLUTIONS, AND ACCOUNTABILITY 109
Bette B. Keyser, James T. Broadbear

13 HISTORICAL STEPS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MODERN SCHOOL HEALTH PROGRAM 119
Kenneth E. Veselak

14 PHILOSOPHY AND PRINCIPLES OF THE SCHOOL HEALTH PROGRAM 127
Delbert Oberteuffer

PART 4 CHANGING BEHAVIOR IN HEALTH EDUCATION 135

15 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND HEALTH EDUCATION: AN EMERGING OPPORTUNITY 139
Carl I. Fertman

16 HEALTHY BEHAVIOR: THE IMPLICATIONS OF A HOLISTIC PARADIGM OF THINKING THROUGH BODYMIND RESEARCH 145
Don Read, Walt Stoll

17 PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING: CATALYST FOR BEHAVIORAL CHANGE 169
J. Frederick Garman, Carol J. Teske, Duane A. Crider

18 HEALTH PROMOTION AND EMPOWERMENT: REFLECTIONS ON PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 179
Ronald Labonte

PART 5 FREEING / FUNCTIONING IN HEALTH EDUCATION 197

19 HEALTH EDUCATION AS FREEING 201
Jerrold S. Greenberg

20 DEMOCRACY: THE FIRST PRINCIPLE OF HEALTH PROMOTING SCHOOLS 207
Andy Anderson, Barbara Ronson

21 HUMAN ECOLOGY AND HEALTH EDUCATION 227
Howard S. Hoyman

22 SPIRITUAL WELLNESS, HOLISTIC HEALTH, AND THE PRACTICE OF HEALTH EDUCATION 243
Steven Hawks

PART 6 SOCIAL CHANGE IN HEALTH EDUCATION 253

23 NEW HEALTH PROMOTION MOVEMENT: A CRITICAL EXAMINATION 257
Ann Robertson, Meredith Minkler

24 POTENTIAL UNTAPPED: HEALTH EDUCATION AND HEALTH PROMOTION AS A MEANS TO PEACE 275
Daniel Leviton

25 PUTTING POLITICS BACK IN PUBLIC HEALTH EDUCATION 299
Martha L. Coulter, Terrance Allbrecht, Elizabeth Gulitz, Mary Figg, Charles Mahan

26 HEALTH CARE REFORM: INSIGHTS FOR HEALTH EDUCATORS 305
Thomas O'Rourke

27 THE ROLE OF HEALTH EDUCATION ASSOCIATIONS IN ADVOCACY 311
M. Elaine Auld, Eleanor Dixon-Terry

28 THE ROLE OF HEALTH EDUCATION ADVOCACY IN REMOVING DISPARITIES IN HEALTH CARE 319
John P. Allegrante, Donald E. Morisky, Behjat A. Sharif

29 LESSONS FROM DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: HEALTH EDUCATION IN THE GLOBAL VILLAGE 335
Helda Pinzon-Perez

APPENDIX A PHILOSOPHY OF HEALTH EDUCATION GRID 341

APPENDIX B PHILOSOPHY OF HEALTH EDUCATION: A POSITION STATEMENT OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF HEALTH EDUCATION (AAHE) 345

APPENDIX C HEALTH LITERACY: A POSITION STATEMENT OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF HEALTH EDUCATION (AAHE) 349

APPENDIX D CODE OF ETHICS FOR THE HEALTH EDUCATION PROFESSION 351

APPENDIX E CHES QUESTIONS 357

References 413

Index 417

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Author Information

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.

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Reviews

"Finally, health education specialists have a book devoted to philosophical perspectives from experts in the field. Without a doubt, this book will be a reader and keeper for students, scholars, practitioners, leaders, and teachers of health education and promotion, who routinely think about and share their own health education philosophy."
— Dixie Dennis, Ph.D., CHES, Austin Peay State University

"Finally! A book that clearly and critically collates the various philosophical foundations for the health education profession! Will assist budding (and mature) health educators in identifying and creating their own philosophy of health education practice. Bravo to the insightful editors and authors!"
— Carolyn P. Parks-Bani, PhD, Community Health Educator, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"A captivating compilation of readings that presents diverse perspectives from past and present leaders on philosophical issues in health education. It is a much-needed addition to our professional literature that will serve as an essential resource for courses addressing the foundations and history of our field."
— David A. Birch, PhD, CHES, East Carolina University

"Philosophical Foundations of Health Education is an essential, comprehensive collection useful for any Health Education professional preparation program."
— Judy C. Drolet, PhD, CHES, FASHA, FAAHE, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

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