Teaching for Health

By

  • Alice Kiger, BA, MA, MSc, PhD, RN, DipN, RCNT, RNT, Director, Centre for Advanced Studies in Nursing, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK

A book on health education for nurses and midwives. It give necessary background on health promotion and health education - what it is, theories of learning and teaching, types of communication involved - then goes on to concentrate on the nurse's teaching role, emphasising an interactive rather than a didactic approach.
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Book information

  • Published: September 2004
  • Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-07298-7


Table of Contents

SECTION 1 : THEORETICAL UNDERPINNINGS

1. Health and is promotion

The Meaning of Health - Planning for Health - Measuring Health - Current Ill Health in Britain(to include other countries) - Health Education and Health Promotion - Ethical Issues in Health Promotion - References - Further Reading

2. Health education concepts and practice

Health Education Approaches and Models - Health Education Services in the UK(to include other countries) - Nurses as Health Educators - Teaching for Health - References - Further reading

3. Learning about Health

Ideas about Learning and Teaching - Theoretical Considerations Relevant to Learning - References - Further Reading

4. Therapeutic and persuasive communication

Therapeutic Communication - The Communication Process - Techniques of Therapeutic Communication - Persuasive Communication - Factors Affecting Communication and Persuasion - References - Further Reading

SECTION 2 : THE PROCESS OF HEALTH TEACHING

5. Beginning the teaching - learning process: assessment of learning needs

Assessment and the Concept of Need - Collecting Information - Analysing Information - Defining Learning Needs - Learning Needs of Healthy Individuals and Groups - References - Further Reading

6. Planning: preparation for teaching

The Meaning of Planning - Who Plans? - The Mechanics of Planning - Preparing to Teach - The Teaching Plan - References - Further Reading

7. Implementing teaching plans

Example 1 Stoma Appliance Management - Example 2 Female Secondary school Students and Menstruation - Example 3 Preoperative Preparation - References - Further Reading

8. Evaluation of health teaching

The Benefits of Planned Evaluation - defining Evaluation - Setting Evaluation Criteria - Evaluation Designs for Outcome Assessment - Who needs feedback? - References - further Reading

SECTION 3 : ISSUES IN HEALTH TEACHING

9. Research in health teaching

Arguments about Value and Efficacy - Researching Health Teaching - Evaluating Research Approaches - Research-mindedness and the Health Teacher - References - Further Reading

10. Reflections on teaching for health

Success in Health Teaching - Health Teaching in a Changing Scene - Professional Interfaces - Final Reflections - References - further Reading

11. Questions for review and reflection

INDEX