From Health Behaviours to Health Practices

Critical Perspectives

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Author: Simon Cohn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118898397

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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Originally published as Volume 26, issue 2 of The Sociology of Health & Illness.

Psychology for health professionals

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Author: Patricia Barkway

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 072958156X

Category: Medical

Page: 376

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This fully updated second edition is written specifically for health science and nursing students in Australia and New Zealand. Authored by the highly regarded Patricia Barkway, with a diverse range of expert contributors, this Elsevier e-book interprets psychology for nurses, as well as for students of paramedicine, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, public health, pharmacy, psychology, social work and midwifery. Psychology for Health Professionals 2e e-book examines essential psychological theories, placing them within a social context. Acknowledging increasing awareness that behaviour is influenced as much by external factors as biological and psychological ones, the book’s first half outlines psychological, lifespan and social theories, then applies them to contemporary health issues in later chapters. A key focus of this leading psychology e-book is examining individual personality and psychological theory within the social context of people’s lives. New content includes current, evidence-based research, references and clinical examples relevant to interdisciplinary, contemporary healthcare practice. Issues of cultural safety and awareness have been strengthened throughout; there is a new section on chronic illness and a focus on recovery. This introductory psychology e-book does not assume its readers will have prior ‘psychology’ knowledge, yet it can easily be used well beyond first-year university. Critical thinking questions Classroom activities Research focus boxes providing examples of current research and evidence-based practice Interdisciplinary case studies throughout Further resources and web links to provide further reading and research and up-to-date information, data and statistics

Understanding and Changing Health Behaviour

From Health Beliefs to Self-regulation

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Author: Charles Abraham,Paul Norman,Mark Conner

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9789058230744

Category: Medical

Page: 374

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Biography of, and writings by, Mary Ward, the founder of the Congregation of Jesus, still in existence today.

Introduction to Health Behaviors: A Guide for Managers, Practitioners & Educators

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Author: Marietta Orlowski

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305560582

Category: Education

Page: 400

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INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH BEHAVIORS: A GUIDE FOR MANAGERS, PRACTITIONERS & EDUCATORS is written specifically for professionals new to health behavior theory and challenged to shape the health behaviors of others. With its unique applied approach to learning theoretical constructs, INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH BEHAVIORS changes the way learners think and behave in relationship to planning health promotion programs. This text introduces theory as a foundation of deep factual knowledge that is then synthesized and built upon in ways that help students understand the relationships between behaviors and health, antecedents and behaviors, and interventions and antecedents. An innovative chapter on the PER Worksheet, a tool that combines the eight most popular health behavior theories into one framework, teaches learners how to organize facts across the different theories as well as incorporate future knowledge. INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH BEHAVIORS t also offers comprehensive coverage of topics such as determinants of population health status, logic models and how both theory and models are useful for designing multi-level interventions of change. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Skills-Based Health Education

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Author: Mary Connolly

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 128408857X

Category: Education

Page: 916

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The Second Edition of Skills-Based Health Education provides pre-service and practicing teachers with the pedagogical foundation and tools to develop a comprehensive PreK-12 health education program using the National Health Education Standards. It takes each standard by grade span, provides scenarios based on research to explain the skill, and then provides a step-by-step approach to planning assessment and instruction. Early chapters connect skills-based health education to coordinated school health and the national initiatives of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthy People 2020, The Whole Child, and 21st Century Skills. The remaining chapters provide guidance to plan implement, and assess performance tasks. Readers are shown how to establish student needs, select content and skill performance indicators to meet those needs, and plan and implement assessment and instructions.

Health Psychology

Theory and Practice

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Author: Felicity Allen

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781864486599

Category: Psychology

Page: 344

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A comprehensive introduction to health psychology which covers both health enhancing and hazardous behaviours, as well as ways of encouraging people to improve their health.

Predicting and Changing Health Behaviour

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Author: Mark Conner,Norman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780335263783

Category:

Page: 544

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The study of behaviours that influence health and the factors determining which individuals perform such behaviours has become a key area of research within health psychology. This book provides an overview of current research and practical details of how to apply the most widely used social cognition models to predict and change health behaviours. This popular, established text has been expanded to include the most up-to-date research on social cognition models and health behaviours. This third edition takes account of important developments in the field, and features: Four new chapters on Self-Determination Theory, Prototype-Willingness Model, Health Action Process Approach and Behaviour Change Techniques Thoroughly updated chapters on Health Belief Model, Protection Motivation Theory, Social Cognitive Theory, Theory of Planned Behaviour, Implementation Intentions and Stage Models New material on using theories to change health behaviours. Predicting and Changing Health Behaviour boasts many of the leading names in the field and provides key reading for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, health promoters, health psychologists and others interested in understanding and changing health behaviour. Conner and Norman's book has become the cornerstone of teaching of social cognition models in health psychology courses and the update is very welcome. The new edition retains the format that makes the book very accessible to researchers, teachers and students alike i.e. a thorough overview of each of nine theoretical approaches by prominent researchers, describing recent developments and relevant research findings. The final chapter by the editors identifies important cross-cutting issues and pointers to future trends. In sum, this is the definitive text in this important area of research and application. Professor Marie Johnston, Aberdeen Health Psychology Group, Institute of Applied Health Sciences, UK Predicting and Changing Health Behaviour: Research and Practice with Social Cognition Models provides an invaluable foundation for investigators who are committed to understanding and applying the latest evidence regarding the psychological factors that shape people's health practices. Professor Alex Rothman, University of Minnesota

Nursing Diagnosis Handbook - E-Book

An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care

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Author: Betty J. Ackley,Gail B. Ladwig

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032307152X

Category: Medical

Page: 960

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Use this convenient resource to formulate nursing diagnoses and create individualized care plans! Updated with the most recent NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses, Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care, 9th Edition shows you how to build customized care plans using a three-step process: assess, diagnose, and plan care. It includes suggested nursing diagnoses for over 1,300 client symptoms, medical and psychiatric diagnoses, diagnostic procedures, surgical interventions, and clinical states. Authors Elizabeth Ackley and Gail Ladwig use Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) and Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) information to guide you in creating care plans that include desired outcomes, interventions, patient teaching, and evidence-based rationales. Promotes evidence-based interventions and rationales by including recent or classic research that supports the use of each intervention. Unique! Provides care plans for every NANDA-I approved nursing diagnosis. Includes step-by-step instructions on how to use the Guide to Nursing Diagnoses and Guide to Planning Care sections to create a unique, individualized plan of care. Includes pediatric, geriatric, multicultural, and home care interventions as necessary for plans of care. Includes examples of and suggested NIC interventions and NOC outcomes in each care plan. Allows quick access to specific symptoms and nursing diagnoses with alphabetical thumb tabs. Unique! Includes a Care Plan Constructor on the companion Evolve website for hands-on practice in creating customized plans of care. Includes the new 2009-2011 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses including 21 new and 8 revised diagnoses. Illustrates the Problem-Etiology-Symptom format with an easy-to-follow, colored-coded box to help you in formulating diagnostic statements. Explains the difference between the three types of nursing diagnoses. Expands information explaining the difference between actual and potential problems in performing an assessment. Adds detailed information on the multidisciplinary and collaborative aspect of nursing and how it affects care planning. Shows how care planning is used in everyday nursing practice to provide effective nursing care.

Health Psychology

A Psychobiological Perspective

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Author: Michael Feuerstein,Elise E. Labbé,Andrzej R. Kuczmierczyk

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1489905626

Category: Psychology

Page: 512

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Although it has been assumed since early recorded history that psycho logical factors influence health and illness, it has only been within the past few years that a group of investigators and clinicians with a shared interest in the application of psychological principles and techniques to health and illness has existed. Over this same period of time, a number of multi-author books on the topic of health psychology and an associ ated field, behavioral medicine, have been published. Although these books are major resources for the investigator and the clinician in the field, it is often difficult for students, both undergraduate and graduate, to learn the basics of health psychology from such books. Thus, Health Psychology: A Psychobiological Perspective was written to provide such basics. The need for such a textbook in health psychology became appar ent to the first author when he was searching for reading material for an undergraduate course in health psychology at McGill University. This book grew out of the course in health psychology, and its structure represents the course content. The purpose of the book is to present the theoretical, empirical, and clinical aspects of the rapidly developing field of health psychology. Data from a number of subdisciplines within psychology and the behav ioral and health-related sciences are integrated throughout each chapter in an effort to provide a balanced perspective. Health Psychology explores the development of the field and its research methodologies, theoretical models, and intervention possibilities.

Health Behavior

Theory, Research, and Practice

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Author: Karen Glanz,Barbara K. Rimer,K. Viswanath

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118629000

Category: Medical

Page: 512

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The essential health behavior text, updated with the latesttheories, research, and issues Health Behavior: Theory, Research and Practice provides athorough introduction to understanding and changing healthbehavior, core tenets of the public health role. Covering theory,applications, and research, this comprehensive book has become thegold standard of health behavior texts. This new fifth edition hasbeen updated to reflect the most recent changes in the publichealth field with a focus on health behavior, including coverage ofthe intersection of health and community, culture, andcommunication, with detailed explanations of both established andemerging theories. Offering perspective applicable at theindividual, interpersonal, group, and community levels, thisessential guide provides the most complete coverage of the field togive public health students and practitioners an authoritativereference for both the theoretical and practical aspects of healthbehavior. A deep understanding of human behaviors is essential foreffective public health and health care management. This guideprovides the most complete, up-to-date information in the field, togive you a real-world understanding and the background knowledge toapply it successfully. Learn how e-health and social media factor into healthcommunication Explore the link between culture and health, and the importanceof community Get up to date on emerging theories of health behavior andtheir applications Examine the push toward evidence-based interventions, andglobal applications Written and edited by the leading health and social behaviortheorists and researchers, Health Behavior: Theory, Research andPractice provides the information and real-world perspectivethat builds a solid understanding of how to analyze and improvehealth behaviors and health.

Foundations of Nursing Practice E-Book

Fundamentals of Holistic Care

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Author: Chris Brooker,Anne Waugh

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0723435340

Category: Medical

Page: 748

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is written specifically to meet the needs of nursing students undertaking the common foundation programme. It aims to explain how and why sensitive, holistic and evidence-based nursing care is carried out. Therefore it is relevant to students who will enter all branches of nursing and includes material that is both common to all and specific to each branch. The book aims to provide all students on foundation nursing and health care programmes with material of sufficient depth/breadth to achieve the NMC outcomes required for entry into the branch programmes. There is an emphasis not only on the theory that underpins nursing practice in the common foundation programme but also on nursing skills which form an increasingly emphasized part of the programme. The chapters have been reviewed by experts from each branch and also clinical skills to ensure the content reflects each branch accurately and appropriately. Emphasis on clinical skills & lifelong learning Realistic scenarios reinforce the need for patient/client-centred care with a holistic approach Activity boxes for all branches and age groups in each chapter ensure relevance to nurses in diverse settings An integrated approach to health promotion with activity boxes emphasises that health maintenance and promotion are central to contemporary nursing practice Reflection, critical thinking and research/appraisal skills are encouraged with a problem centred approach that will help to develop the skills needed to provide sensitive and effective, high quality care and to integrate theory with practice The emphasis on nursing/clinical skills underlines the importance of core skills - an integral part of the patient/client experience Cultural diversity is a core theme throughout The importance of evidence-based practice is highlighted and the text helps readers are assisted to acquire the skills to provide evidence-based care A wide range of general and branch-specific interactive boxes help to develop an understanding of some issues in other branches as well as the core issues that affect all nurses. Self- test questions and answers provide an opportunity for readers to take responsibility for and check their learning. Valuable learning tools are included: glossary of key terms, useful websites and references

Persuasive Technology

Third International Conference, PERSUASIVE 2008, Oulu, Finland, June 4-6, 2008, Proceedings

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Author: Harri Oinas-Kukkonen,Per Hasle,Marja Harjumaa,Katarina Segerståhl,Peter Øhrstrøm

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540685006

Category: Computers

Page: 287

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Persuasive Technology, PERSUASIVE 2008, held in Oulu, Finland, in June 2008. The 17 revised full papers and 12 revised short papers presented together with 3 keynote papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 63 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on social network systems, knowledge management, applications, conceptual frameworks, perspectives on persuasive technology, peer-to-peer and social networks, self-persuasion and timing, well-being applications, and theoretical considerations.

Comprehensive Nursing Care for Parkinson's Disease

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Author: Lisette K. Bunting-Perry, MScN, RN,Gwyn M. Vernon, MSN, CRNP

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826103451

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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"This is a wonderful resource for nurses and other healthcare professionals providing care for patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD)Ö.This unique book provides readers with access to multiple experts in the field and a wide variety of pertinent topics in the care of patients with PD. This is an excellent addition to the field and will be extremely useful for interdisciplinary teams caring for these patients." Score: 100, 5 stars --Doody's The incidence of Parkinson's is growing as the number of older adults making up the general population increases. The demand for nurses who specialize in the care of patients with movement disorders is also increasing and it is crucial that they have a comprehensive manual for patient care. Lisette Bunting-Perry and Gwyn Vernon have years of experience working with Parkinson's patients and have put together a team of internationally renowned clinicians who provide a truly comprehensive review of the information you need for the care of patients with this complex clinical profile. Comprehensive Nursing Care for Parkinson's Disease covers what is presently known about the disease and current evidence-based standards of care, including management through deep brain stimulation, palliative care for frail older adults with Parkinson's, medication management, nonmotor complications and psychosocial issues, and complementary and alternative approaches. This is an indispensable bedside companion in caring for those with Parkinson's as well as a much needed catalyst for the evaluation of future patient needs and the further development of comprehensive models of care.

Better Health through Spiritual Practices: A Guide to Religious Behaviors and Perspectives that Benefit Mind and Body

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Author: Dean D. VonDras Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440853681

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 350

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An in-depth examination of religious practices around the world and the fascinating science behind how they make us healthier. • Features the contributions of international scholars from around the globe • Contains content across disciplines, including health, psychology, and theology • Provides characterization of Eastern and Western religious ideologies and perspectives and explains how these orientations may influence lifestyle practices and impact health behavior • Discusses Eastern, Western, agnostic, and atheistic belief systems • Describes more than 10 religious perspectives and their practices

Health Assessment

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Author: Anna T. Crouch,Clency Meurier

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470797851

Category: Medical

Page: 360

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Health assessment is central to effective planning, implementationand evaluation of nursing care. All nurses are accountable for thecare they provide and need to be able to accurately determinepatient needs in order to plan and deliver evidence-based care.Vital notes for nurses: Health assessment provides studentswith the knowledge required to consider the many different factorswhich can influence patient’s health, comfort, well-being andrecovery and to confidently assess patient needs. Vital notes for nurses: Health assessment exploresconcepts of holism, health and illness, factors to consider whenassessing patients, communication skills needed for assessment, andall aspects of holistic assessment including physical,psychological, social, cultural and spiritual factors andnutritional needs. * Provides a concise, accessible introduction to healthassessment * Includes physical, psychological, social, cultural and spiritualhealth assessment * Explores essential concepts in assessment and care planning * Within the Vital Notes for Nurses series * Adopts a holistic approach

Third International Conference on System Science in Health Care

Troisième Conférence Internationale sur la Science des Systèmes dans le Domaine de la Santé

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Author: W. van Eimeren,R. Engelbrecht,C. D. Flagle

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642699391

Category: Medical

Page: 1451

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In the early stages of planning the Third International Conference in System Science in Health Care, the steering committee members, most of whom had participated in the first conference in Paris (1976) and the second in Montreal (1980), made some basic decisions about organization of subject matter. The earlier meetings had been very successful in bringing together specialists from the health professions and the traditional sciences. In addition to physicians and nurses, these were representatives of the disciplines of the behavioral sciences, system theory, economics, engineering, and the emergency fields of management science and informatics -all concerned with the development of health resources in a broad system context. The reported research and experience of the many disciplines represented had dealt with one or more of three concerns: 1) a major health problem, such as cardiovascular disease, or an important popUlation at risk, such as the elderly or children or workers; 2) some generic aspect of organization and decision making, including trial and evaluation ofinnovative health strategies; and 3) the methodology of research and analysis in system of health service. The challenge to the conference organizers lay in the eliciting and arranging of experiences in such a way that the health services could be seen as purposeful,living, evolving systems.

Foundations for Health Promotion E-Book

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Author: Jennie Naidoo,Jane Wills

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702037532

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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Hugely popular with students, Health Promotion is now in its third edition, and has been thoroughly updated to provide the theoretical framework that is vital for health promotion. It offers a foundation for practice that encourages students and practitioners to identify opportunities for health promotion in their area of work. • Fully updated to reflect the many changes in health promotion theory, practice and policy • Illustrative examples, activities and discussion points encourage interaction and reflection • Unique, user-friendly approach makes learning easy Fully revised and updated information, guidelines, and reference provide the latest information for clinical practice. New illustrations clarify important health promotion concepts.

Nursing Practice

Knowledge and Care

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Author: Ian Peate,Karen Wild,Muralitharan Nair

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118496795

Category: Medical

Page: 992

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Nursing Practice is the essential, textbook to supportyou throughout your entire nursing degree, from your first yearonwards. It explores all the clinical and professional issues thatyou need to know in one complete volume. Written in the context of the latest Nursing and MidwiferyCouncil Standards for Pre-Registration Nursing Education andthe Essential Skills Clusters, this book covers all fieldsof nursing: Adult, Child, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities andalso Maternity care, in both acute and community settings. Withfull colour illustrations, and plenty of activities anduser-friendly features throughout, this evidence-based textencompasses essential nursing theory and practice, providingstudents with information to support their success. Learning features in the book include: Hear it from the experts- tips and advice from real lifenurses, patients and their carers, and student nurses Red Flags- alerting the student to potential dangers Primary Care Considerations- informs students about care issuesin the community setting Fields boxes- giving further insight into other fields ofnursing, making the book relevant to all fields of nursingpractice Medicines Management boxes provide key information aboutmedicines Self-assessment and activities throughout A companion website to this title is available at ahref="http://www.wileynursingpractice.com/"www.wileynursingpractice.com/a Here you’ll find a range of resources for both the studentand the lecturer, including: Over 350 interactive multiple choice questions Flashcards Glossary Links to references and further reading Illustrations from the book Worksheets

Adherence to Long-term Therapies

Evidence for Action

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Author: Eduardo Sabate,Organisation mondiale de la santé,World Health Organization,Who,UNAIDS

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9789241545990

Category: Medical

Page: 198

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This report is based on an exhaustive review of the published literature on the definitions, measurements, epidemiology, economics and interventions applied to nine chronic conditions and risk factors.