International Handbook of Health Literacy

Author: Okan, Orkan

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447344513

Category: Medical

Page: 768

View: 139

Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC license. Health literacy addresses a range of social dimensions of health including knowledge, navigation, communication as well as individual and organizational skills for accessing, understanding, evaluating and using of information. Especially over the past decade, health literacy has become a major public health concern globally as an asset for promoting health, wellbeing and sustainable development. This comprehensive handbook provides an invaluable overview of current international thinking about health literacy, highlighting cutting edge research, policy and practice in the field. With a diverse team of contributors, the book addresses health literacy across the life-span and offers insights from different populations and settings. Providing a wide range of major findings, the book outlines current discourse in the field and examines necessary future dialogues and new perspectives.
International Handbook of Health Literacy

Author: Okan, Orkan

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447344537

Category: Medical

Page: 622

View: 861

Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC license. Health literacy addresses a range of social dimensions of health including knowledge, navigation, communication as well as individual and organizational skills for accessing, understanding, evaluating and using of information. Especially over the past decade, health literacy has become a major public health concern globally as an asset for promoting health, wellbeing and sustainable development. This comprehensive handbook provides an invaluable overview of current international thinking about health literacy, highlighting cutting edge research, policy and practice in the field. With a diverse team of contributors, the book addresses health literacy across the life-span and offers insights from different populations and settings. Providing a wide range of major findings, the book outlines current discourse in the field and examines necessary future dialogues and new perspectives.
International Handbook of Teaching and Learning in Health Promotion

Author: Marco Akerman

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030960056

Category: Medical

Page: 778

View: 486

This international handbook brings together researchers and teachers from 25 countries of the five continents to share their experiences of teaching health promotion in undergraduate and graduate courses related to different health professions. Chapter authors share teaching methodologies used in classes, discuss the competencies students need to learn and indicate research opportunities. Readers will be provided with real-world examples of empowering, participatory, holistic, intersectoral, equitable and sustainable teaching/learning strategies that aim to improve health and reduce health inequities. This handbook was edited by an editorial board formed by 12 members of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) from seven countries – Brazil, Belgium, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, Taiwan and UK –, and includes 45 chapters organized in seven thematic sections, each one dedicated to a different aspect of the process of teaching and learning health promotion: The health promotion curriculum Making health promotion relevant to practice Pedagogies for health promotion Special topics for health promotion Health promotion assessment and quality assurance Health promotion as a transformational practice Students’ reflections The International Handbook of Teaching and Learning in Health Promotion: Practices and Reflections from Around the World aims to encourage a dialogue between teaching and learning practices carried out locally and the possibilities of replicating these experiences globally, recognizing cultural differences and similarities. This handbook is intended for a wide range of readers, including education and training providers, health professionals and health care students. Due to its intersectoral and interdisciplinary approach, it will also be of interest to teachers and students in other fields of the Social Sciences, such as Urban Planning, Social Work, Public Policy, International Relations and Population Studies.
Growing Community Health Literacy through Libraries

Author: Prudence W. Dalrymple

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110362640

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 313

View: 149

The capacity to understand and communicate health information is a major international health concern. Sponsored by the Health and Biosciences Section of International Federation of Library Associations, this book highlights the contribution that librarians are making to improving health literacy and enabling citizens to be active participants in the management of their own health. Knowledge is power and the World Health Organization recognizes that health literacy, involving effective access to and understanding of health information, is essential to health and well-being in society by empowering and enabling citizens to participate in their own healthcare. The book presents inspiring studies from an international group of authors showing how libraries and librarians are partnering with diverse sectors of society including universities, hospitals, public health clinics, community-based organisations, voluntary bodies and government agencies, to help citizens understand and manage their health. It provides guidance by example to suggest how libraries can help citizens participate in their healthcare and their communities by collaborating with others to increase health literacy in society.
What is the evidence on the methods frameworks and indicators used to evaluate health literacy policies programmes and interventions at the regional national and organizational levels?

Author: WHO Regional Office for Europe

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9789289054324

Category: Law

Page: 88

View: 536

Health literacy can be defined as the capacity of individuals families and communities to access understand appraise and apply health information in order to make judgements and take decisions in everyday life concerning health care disease prevention and health promotion in order to maintain or improve their quality of life. It is considered to be a social determinant of health and one of the key pillars in health promotion. Low health literacy is associated with poorer health more illness and health inequalities and it may make health systems less cost-effective. Evidence from the 2011 health literacy survey indicated that almost half of the adult population in eight Member States of the European Union had suboptimal general health literacy. Responses have included initiation of health literacy networks policies programmes and interventions at the regional national and organizational levels. These initiatives require monitoring using frameworks and indicator sets that produce consistent and comparable population data and evaluation to determine the effectiveness of the policies and interventions.
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Capability in Age and Ageing

Author: Hanna Falk Erhag

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030780630

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

View: 586

This open access book provides insight on how to interpret capability in ageing – one’s individual ability to perform actions in order to reach goals one has reason to value – from a multidisciplinary approach. With for the first time in history there being more people in the world aged 60 years and over than there are children below the age of 5, the book describes this demographic trends as well as the large global challenges and important societal implications this will have such as a worldwide increase in the number of persons affected with dementia, and in the ratio of retired persons to those still in the labor market. Through contributions from many different research areas, it discussed how capability depends on interactions between the individual (e.g. health, genetics, personality, intellectual capacity), environment (e.g. family, friends, home, work place), and society (e.g. political decisions, ageism, historical period). The final chapter summarizes the differences and similarities in these contributions. As such this book provides an interesting read for students, teachers and researchers at different levels and from different fields interested in capability and multidisciplinary research.
Health Literacy in Clinical Practice and Public Health

Author: R.A. Logan

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781643680750

Category: Medical

Page: 616

View: 970

“Health literacy is the ultimate global currency of health and well-being. Without health literacy, medicine fails, public health fails, and people pay the cost for these failures with their lives. As this book goes to press, the world is confronted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Improving health literacy becomes increasingly important if we are to successfully confront the challenges that stress our systems of medicine and public health like never before.” (Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, former Surgeon General of the United States, in his foreword to this book.) Two years ago, HTI published the book Health Literacy: New Directions in Research, Theory and Practice. Together with that earlier volume, this book: Health Literacy in Clinical Practice and Public Health: New Initiatives and Lessons Learned at the Intersection with other Disciplines, strives to enumerate and expand our understanding of the multidisciplinary connections which underpin the field of health literacy. The book’s balance between research and practice is a response to the feedback the editors received about the previous publication, which focused more on HL theory and research. With reports of specific health literacy research initiatives and interventions, particularly in clinical practice and public health, the book covers contemporary health literacy research and practice and is divided into three sections. Section one explores health literacy’s capacity to foster progress in clinical practice and public health; section two provides insights into health literacy initiatives and lessons learned from diverse healthcare stakeholders; and section three examines health literacy’s similarities with – and differences from – related health research disciplines. The book sets the practice and research of health literacy on an evidence-based, thoughtful, effective, efficient, and applied course. As Dr Richard Carmona says in his foreword: “It is enthusiastically recommended for all health and medical practitioners and researchers.”
Research Anthology on Public Health Services, Policies, and Education

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799889618

Category: Medical

Page: 840

View: 258

Public health has become an essential area of focus in terms of the way it operates, the services offered, policies, and more. Maintaining an effective public health system and infrastructure, updated and useful policies, and health literacy are primary concerns. A critical analysis of public healthcare policy and services is critical to accommodate the changing health demands of the global population. Through a deeper understanding of the way public health services are offered, a look into policymaking and current policies in healthcare, and the way health literacy and health education are promoted, the current state and future of public health are acknowledged. The Research Anthology on Public Health Services, Policies, and Education presents a view of public health through an analysis of healthcare services and delivery; policies in terms of policymaking, ethics, and governance; as well as the way society is educated on public health affairs. The chapters will cover a wide range of issues such as healthcare policy, health literacy, healthcare reform, accessibility, public welfare, and more. This book is essential for public health officials, government officials, policymakers, teachers, medical professionals, health agencies and organizations, professionals, researchers, academics, practitioners, and students interested in the current state of public health and the improvement of public health services and policies for the future.
An Introduction to Community and Primary Health Care

Author: Diana Guzys

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108869942

Category: Medical

Page:

View: 432

Community and primary health care nursing is a rapidly growing field. Founded on the social model of health, the primary health care approach explores how social, environmental, economic and political factors affect the health of the individual and communities, and the role of nurses and other health care practitioners in facilitating an equitable and collaborative health care process. An Introduction to Community and Primary Health Care provides an engaging introduction to the theory, skills and range of professional roles in community settings. This edition has been fully revised to include current research and practice, and includes three new chapters on health informatics, refugee health nursing and developing a career in primary health care. Written by an expert team, this highly readable text is an indispensable resource for any reader undertaking a course in community and primary health care and developing their career in the community.
Safeguarding Adults Online

Author: Bond, Emma

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447360605

Category: Social Science

Page: 152

View: 385

This much-needed volume fills an overlooked gap in adult safeguarding – the digital arena – in providing a comprehensive overview of policy and practice in supporting vulnerable adults online. Providing an essential analysis illustrated by recent court rulings and case studies, the authors advocate for the effective support of adults with learning disabilities and/or mental capacity issues in their digital lives without compromising their privacy and participation rights. The text balances a theoretical exploration of the tensions between participation and protection, legislation, human rights, professional biases and social wrongs. It encourages a critical approach in adopting both a practical and realistic understanding for policy makers, professionals and students in social work, law and adult social care.
International Handbook of Media Literacy Education

Author: Belinha De Abreu

Publisher:

ISBN: 1138645508

Category: Education in mass media

Page: 430

View: 827

At the forefront in its field, this Handbook examines the theoretical, conceptual, pedagogical and methodological development of media literacy education and research around the world. Building on traditional media literacy frameworks in critical analysis, evaluation, and assessment, it incorporates new literacies emerging around connective technologies, mobile platforms, and social networks. A global perspective rather than a Western-centric point of view is explicitly highlighted, with contributors from all continents, to show the empirical research being done at the intersection of media, education, and engagement in daily life. Structured around five themes�Educational Interventions; Safeguarding/Data and Online Privacy; Engagement in Civic Life; Media, Creativity and Production; Digital Media Literacy�the volume as a whole emphasizes the competencies needed to engage in meaningful participation in digital culture.