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Handbook of Research on Adult and Community Health Education

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Medical breakthroughs and adult literacy have made it easier than ever before to acquire the knowledge, skills, and values needed to lead a productive and satisfying life, yet many Americans have difficulty understanding and acting upon the health information they acquire. The Handbook of Research on Adult and Community Health Education: Tools, Trends, and Methodologies presents educational and social science perspectives on the state of the healthcare industry and the information technologies surrounding it. It presents a collection of the latest research on methods, programs, and procedures practiced by health literate societies. This groundbreaking compilation provides cutting-edge content for researchers, social scientists, academicians, and adult educators and learners interested in how available technologies affect our health today.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. OBJECTIVE OF THE BOOK
    3. ORGANIZATION AND IMPACT OF THE BOOK
    4. REFERENCES
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Chapter 1: “The Illness that Dare Not Speak Its Name”
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DEFINING DEPRESSION
    4. SITUATING MYSELF AS A DEPRESSIVE
    5. THE LEARNING TASKS OF DEPRESSION: OVERCOMING SHAME
    6. THE LEARNING TASKS OF DEPRESSION: IDEOLOGICAL DETOXIFICATION
    7. THE LEARNING TASKS OF DEPRESSION: NORMALIZING DESPAIR
    8. THE LEARNING TASKS OF DEPRESSION: CALIBRATING TREATMENT
    9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    10. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    11. REFERENCES
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Chapter 2: Community-Driven Health-Impact Assessment
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE HEALTHY PUBLIC POLICY AND HEALTH IMPACT ASSESSMENT CONTEXT
    4. THE HISTORY OF PATH AND THE CHIAT
    5. ADULT LEARNING AND THE PATH PROCESS
    6. LESSONS LEARNED
    7. CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Chapter 3: Educating Adults to Talk about Death and Dying to Assist Grieving Children
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. FOUR PILLARS OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
    4. WHY EDUCATING ADULTS ON DEATH AND DYING ISSUES
    5. GRIEF AS A PROCESS
    6. QUALITATIVE METHODOLOGY
    7. STUDY FINDINGS
    8. HOSPICE AND THE PILLARS OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
    9. EDUCATING ADULTS TO ASSIST GRIEVING CHILDREN
    10. CREATING A CURRICULAR GUIDE FOR BEREAVEMENT FACILITATORS
    11. CONCLUSION
    12. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    13. REFERENCES
    14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Chapter 4: The Power of Collaborative Inquiry and Metaphor in Meeting the Health Literacy Needs of Rural Immigrant Women
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SETTING THE CONTEXT
    4. OLD COLONY MENNONITES
    5. A HEALTH LITERACY INTERVENTION
    6. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    7. FINDINGS
    8. DISCUSSION
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Chapter 5: Technology Impact on New Adult Behavior about Health Information
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. NEW ADULT INFORMATION SEEKING BEHAVIORS
    4. BARRIERS TO HEALTH INFORMATION
    5. DECISION-MAKING
    6. TECHNOLOGY IMPACT
    7. GENDER ISSUES
    8. INTERMEDIATORS
    9. HEALTH EDUCATION
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. REFERENCES
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Chapter 6: Mindfulness in Health Education and Health Promotion
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND AND DEFINITIONS
    4. MINDFULNESS PRACTICE
    5. MEASUREMENT OF MINDFULNESS
    6. MINDFULNESS IN HEALTH EDUCATION AND PROMOTION
    7. HEALTH EDUCATION AND PROMOTION IN THE WORKPLACE
    8. MINDFULNESS IN THE WORKPLACE
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  15. Chapter 7: Learning with a Curve
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. VOICES OF YOUNG RURAL WOMEN
    5. DISCUSSION
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. ENDNOTES
  16. Chapter 8: Transformative Learning and Empathy Politics
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    4. CASE STUDY WITH VIETNAM VETS
    5. LEARNING AND EMPATHY
    6. CONCLUSION: EMPATHETIC LEARNING
    7. IMPLICATIONS
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  17. Chapter 9: Self-Directed Learning in Family Medicine
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. FRAMEWORK FOR LEARNING
    4. SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING
    5. CHARACTERISTICS OF SELF-DIRECTED LEARNERS
    6. SCIENCE AND MEDICINE: CONSTANTLY CHANGING
    7. CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION
    8. PHYSICIANS AS ADULT LEARNERS
    9. PHYSICIANS AS SELF-DIRECTED LEARNERS
    10. MOORE’S FIVE LEARNING STAGES
    11. SDL AND CME
    12. FAMILY PHYSICIANS AS SELF-DIRECTED LEARNERS
    13. ASSESSING SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING READINESS
    14. RESEARCH SUMMARY
    15. CONCLUSION, IMPLICATIONS, AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    16. REFERENCES
    17. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  18. Chapter 10: Transformational Learning for Community Health
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    4. RELEVANT LITERATURE
    5. QUALITATIVE METHODOLOGY
    6. STUDY FINDINGS
    7. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  19. Chapter 11: Choose Health
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. MAKING HEALTHY CHOICES
    3. CHOOSE TO SHARE STORIES
    4. CHOOSE EXERCISE
    5. CHOOSE NUTRITION
    6. CHOOSE WRITING AS HEALING
    7. CHOOSE TO CONSULT A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
    8. CHOOSE SPIRITUALITY
    9. SUSTAINING HEALTHY CHOICES
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  20. Chapter 12: Adult Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. ADULT EDUCATION: THE INTERSECTION OF HEALTH AND THE AGEING SOCIETY
    3. HISTORICAL CONTEXT
    4. ANALYSIS OF LITERATURE
    5. DYNAMICS OF THE OLDER ADULT
    6. CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON AGEING
    7. SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE
    8. EDUCATIONAL DELIVERY SCHEME
    9. SOCIETAL INTERSECTION
    10. SELF-MANAGEMENT
    11. SPIRITUALITY INTERSECTION
    12. CONCLUSION
    13. REFERENCES
    14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  21. Chapter 13: Using Information Technology to Spread Awareness about Communicable Diseases
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CHALLENGES AGAINST CURBING THE SPREAD OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
    4. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AS A DELIVERY MECHANISM
    5. PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF WRONG/FALSE INFORMATION THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS
    6. RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH UTILIZING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND SUGGESTIONS TO MINIMIZE THESE RISKS
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  22. Chapter 14: Human Patient Simulations
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION TO THE PROBLEM
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. INTRODUCTION TO THE LITERATURE REVIEW
    5. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    6. REVIEW OF THE RESEARCH LITERATURE AND METHODOLOGICAL LITERATURE
    7. DISCUSSION OF RESULTS
    8. DISCUSSION OF RESULTS IN RELATION TO THE LITERATURE
    9. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. REFERENCES
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    13. APPENDIX A
    14. APPENDIX B
  23. Chapter 15: Educational Research Narratives of Healing
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. PROLOGUE: NARRATIVE EXPERIENCES
    3. ACT I: NECK PAIN LEADS TO RESEARCH
    4. ACT II: SEE MOUNTAIN AND CLIMB
    5. ACT III: DATA TELLS A STORY
    6. ACT IV: FUTURE RESEARCH PLANS
    7. ACT V: FINDING FAITH AND FEARLESSNESS
    8. EPILOGUE: OPPORTUNITIES FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  24. Chapter 16: Health Literacy
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH LITERACY
    3. CONCEPT OF HEALTH LITERACY
    4. NATIONAL RESPONSE TO HEALTH LITERACY
    5. PREVALENCE OF LIMITED HEALTH LITERACY
    6. HEALTH LITERACY ASSESSMENT
    7. IMPACT OF LIMITED HEALTH LITERACY
    8. IMPACT ON HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
    9. EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM AND HEALTH LITERACY
    10. SUMMARY
    11. REFERENCES
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  25. Chapter 17: The Cost of Convenience
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    4. WHAT IS DISTANCE EDUCATION?
    5. HOW HAS DISTANCE EDUCATION EVOLVED?
    6. WHO ARE DISTANCE EDUCATION STUDENTS?
    7. WHY TAKE DISTANCE EDUCATION COURSES?
    8. WHY DOES DISTANCE EDUCATION HAVE HIGH NUMBERS OF DROPOUTS?
    9. HOW IS ACADEMIC SUCCESS MEASURED?
    10. HEALTH, SLEEPINESS, AND ACADEMICS: HOW ARE THEY RELATED?
    11. HOW DOES SLEEP QUALITY IMPACT STUDENT ACADEMIC SUCCESS?
    12. HOW PREVALENT ARE SLEEP QUALITY ISSUES AMONG ADULT STUDENTS?
    13. DOES THE TIME OF DAY THAT STUDENTS DO WORK IMPACT THEIR ACADEMIC SUCCESS?
    14. HOW DO EXTERNAL FACTORS IMPACT STUDENT ACADEMIC SUCCESS?
    15. DOES ACADEMIC SUCCESS VARY BY AGE AND CARETAKER RESPONSIBILITIES?
    16. DISCUSSION
    17. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    18. CONCLUSION
    19. REFERENCES
    20. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  26. Chapter 18: The Self-Cultivation Model of Lifelong Learning
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. PRELUDE
    3. BIOGRAPHICAL INTERLUDE
    4. ELEMENTS OF POST-EGOIC HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
    5. POSTLUDE
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    8. ENDNOTES
  27. Chapter 19: Student Nurse Simulation Training Incorporating Disease Management and Telenursing for Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Patients
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE NEED FOR THE SIMULATION EXERCISE
    4. THE SIMULATION EXERCISE
    5. DATA COLLECTION
    6. INDIVIDUAL NEEDS/RESULTS
    7. TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR THE LESSON PLAN
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  28. Chapter 20: A Personal Perspective and Learning Experience on Living a Long, Healthy Life
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ASPECTS OF LIFE ACCORDING TO VARIOUS AGE CATEGORIES
    4. LIFE RELATED TO VARIOUS HUMAN VALUES AND HUMAN SYSTEMS
    5. FOR THE SEEKERS OF SELF-ACTUALIZATION IN LIFE
    6. MY MORE PERSONAL SIDE OF THIS STORY IN EXPERIENCING A LONG, HEALTHY LIFE THUS FAR
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  29. Chapter 21: Building a Psychometric Instrument and Data Collection Checklist for Healthy Aging Initiatives
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. PURPOSE
    4. LITERATURE REVIEW
    5. DISCUSSION
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  30. Glossary
  31. Compilation of References
  32. About the Contributors