Rebecca J Donatelle Health: The Basics

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Health: The Basics

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New edition of a college textbook which presents a general overview of health issues, intended to assist students in making informed health decisions. Topics include creating healthy and caring relationships; avoiding or overcoming harmful habits; and preventing and fighting disease. Specific health

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Key Benefit: Most people today are trying to be "in better shape," more health-conscious, and more healthy overall; yet many do not understand the fundamentals of good health and do not know how to begin practicing good health. This book provides a way to make sense of the various components of health, including nutrition, fitness, sexuality, violence and abuse, stress, disease, addiction, and environmental health, among many others. Key Topics: As noted researchers in the field of health education, Rebecca Donatelle and Lorraine Davis emphasize the essential health information needed for a comprehensive understanding of health promotion and disease prevention. Presented from a behavioral management perspective, the information in this book provides readers with the practical means through which to assess and manage their health behaviors. Additionally, the book thoroughly examines health care in America and includes discussion of gender issues, injury prevention, the role of community health, prevention strategies, and consumer health.Market: Health professionals, physical education teachers and students.

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Rebecca J. Donatelle is a teacher and mentor for undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Public Health at Oregon State University. Although her main emphasis is in the area of Public Health Promotion and Health Education, she teaches a wide range of students from many disciplines on the Oregon State campus. Donatelle is an Associate Professor in Public Health and is the Coordinator of Public Health Promotion and Education Programs in the College of Health and Human Sciences. She has a Ph.D. in Community Health/Health Education, a Master of Science degree in Health Education, and a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in both Health/Physical Education and English. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist. Among the courses that she teaches are Principles of Health Behaviors, Stress and Health, Violence and Public Health, Epidemiology and Control of Chronic Diseases, and Introduction to Human Disease (Communicable). Recently, she has developed a new course on Complementary and Alternative Medicine. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Donatelle is an active researcher in the area of health behaviors, and she has been the principal investigator on a number of randomized, controlled trials focusing on motivating behavior change, the use of social support facilitating behavior change, and the use of community supports to assist individuals in changing high-risk behaviors. Currently, she is working with pregnant women who smoke in an effort to get them to reduce or stop smoking during pregnancy and beyond. She has also conducted extensive research in the area of decision making and factors influencing the use of alternative and traditional health careproviders for treatment of low back pain; illness and sick role behaviors; women's decisions about treatment for breast cancer and cardiac rehabilitation; and stress in health and disease. Donatelle has received the Leadership Award, an Outstanding Teacher Award, and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Presidential Award for Promising New Research in the Smoke-Free Families National Initiative. She has been an active member of several state and national committees and task forces and continues to work to reduce risk for high-risk populations, particularly women and older adults. In addition to "Access to Health," Donatelle is the author of "Health: The Basics, Fitness for Health," and "AIDS and STIs in a Global Society," and she has written several chapters and manuscripts for various health-related books and journals.

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