For undergraduate courses in Health Education, Promotion, and Planning.
Provide Students with the Tools They Need to Be Successful in Health Promotion
Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating Health Promotion Programs: A Primer provides students with a comprehensive overview of the practical and theoretical skills needed to plan, implement, and evaluate health promotion programs in a variety of settings. The Seventh Edition features updated information throughout, including the new Responsibilities and Competencies generated from the Health Education Specialist Practice Analysis–2015 (HESPA-2015), and reflects the latest trends in the field.
What are the effects of industry upon the health of employees? This enormously complex question involves historical, social, political, and scientific issues--and has a major impact on national policy decisions and regulatory activities. This unique book explores the history of occupational disease in the American workplace. Beginning with the centuries-old belief of disease as an acceptable and unavoidable by-product of industrial expansion, it moves to current methods of diagnosis, control and prevention. You will find in-depth coverage of:<br> * the growth of federal responsibility for occupational risks<br> * the evolution of mandatory health standards<br> * risk assessment and federal policy 1970-1990<br> * case studies of lead, asbestos, vinyl chloride, silicosis and byssinosis and steps taken to control or eliminate these conditions<br> Although the exact numbers are disputed, the Office of Technology Assessment today estimates about 6,000 deaths annually due to workplace injuries and about 100,000 deaths due to occupational illness. This book is vital for all physicians, industrial hygienists, safety professionals, nurses, lawyers, government policy makers, and others who are continually working to reduce these figures. It points the way to better methods of detection and control.innovative diagnostic techniques.improved epidemiological methodology.and a full understanding of government, labor and management's responsibilities to the health of their workers.
This book provides a new perspective on the association between religious beliefs and mental health. The book is divided into five parts, the first of which traces the development of theories of organic evolution in the cultural and religious context before Charles Darwin. Part II describes the major evolutionary theories that Darwin proposed in his three books on evolution, and the religious, sociological, and scientific reactions to his theories. Part III introduces the reader to the concept of evolutionary psychiatry. It discusses how different regions of the brain evolved over time, and explains that certain brain regions evolved to protect us from danger by assessing threats of harm in the environment, including other humans. Specifically, this part describes: how psychiatric symptoms that are commonly experienced by normal individuals during their everyday lives are the product of brain mechanisms that evolved to protect us from harm; the prevalence rate of psychiatric symptoms in the U.S. general population; how religious and other beliefs influence the brain mechanisms that underlie psychiatric symptoms; and the brain regions that are involved in different psychiatric disorders. Part IV presents the findings of U.S. studies demonstrating that positive beliefs about God and life-after-death, and belief in meaning-in-life and divine forgiveness have salutary associations with mental health, whereas negative beliefs about God and life-after-death, belief in the Devil and human evil, and doubts about one's religious beliefs have pernicious associations with mental health. The last part of the book summarizes each section and recommends research on the brain mechanism underlying psychiatric symptoms, and the relationships among these brain mechanisms, religious beliefs, and mental health in the context of ETAS Theory.