Adult Education and Health
Published: April 2012© 2012
Imprint: University of Toronto Press
Page Count: 272 Pages
Illustrations: 5 tables
Dimensions: 6.01 x 9.00
272 Pages, 6.01 x 9.00 x 0.74 in, 5 tables
This comprehensive introduction to the study and practice of health and adult education provides the missing link for those seeking to better integrate their efforts in these two areas. Bringing together a distinguished interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners, the book speaks clearly to how teaching and learning insights can be used to improve health in clinical, higher education, and community settings.
Along with a broad overview of concepts and strategies in the field, Adult Education and Health includes illustrative practical examples from a variety of contexts and a helpful glossary of key terms. It will be a useful resource for professionals and academics in many areas, including community health education, health policy, First Nations health, and the education of health professionals.
Table of Contents
Section 1: Contextualizing Health and Adult Education
1. Adult Health Learning.
Section 2: Adult Education and Health Professionals in the Community
2. Community Health Impact Assessment: Fostering Community Learning and Healthy Public Policy at the Local Level.
3. Community-Engaged Health Research: Communities, Scientists, and Practitioners Learning Together.
4. Advocacy, Care, Promotion, and Research: Adult Educators Working With the Community for Health.
5. Indigenous Knowledge, HIV and AIDS Education and Research: Implications for Health Educators.
6. Health Care Professionals Working With Aboriginals: Canadian Adult Education and Praxis.
7. Literacy and Health: Implications for Health and Education Professionals.
8. Women's Health and Learning: Working With Women Who Use Substances.
Section 3. Educating Health Care Professionals
9. Teaching for the Health Professions.
10. Adult Learning in Public Health Nursing Practice.
11. Beyond Healthy Aging: The Practice of Narrative Care in Gerontology.
12. Pedagogical Biases and Clinical Teaching in Medicine.
13. Reflective Practice for Allied Health: Theory and Applications.
14. Physical Therapists as Educators in Clinical, Educational and Community Settings.
15. Interprofessional Education for Sports' Health Care Teams: Using the CanMEDs Competencies' Framework.
16. Informed Biography as a Focus for Interprofessional Learning: The case of "Impaired Driving Causing Death."
Section 4. Conclusion