Book DetailAuthor/Editor(s): Jill M. Black, Steven R. Furney, Helen M. Graf, Ann E. Nolte
Publication Date: December 30, 2009
Size: 1.74 MB
Book DescriptionPhilosophical Foundations of Health Education covers the philosophical and ethical foundations of the practice of health education in school, community, work site, and hospital settings, as well as in health promotion consultant activities. The book presents personal philosophies of health educators, essential philosophical perspectives, and a range of philosophical issues that are relevant to health education practice.
Philosophical Foundations of Health Education is organized around the five major philosophical traditions: cognitive-based, decision-making, behavior change, freeing/functioning, and social change. Co-published with the American Association for Health Education, this important work is an essential resource for student and professional. Each section contains a challenge to the reader that suggests critical thinking questions to reinforce the key points of the chapter, invite comparison with other perspectives, reflect on the implications of the perspective, note themes that run through the chapters, and consider practical applications of the various philosophical approaches.
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