Handbook of Research on Adult and Community Health Education: Tools, Trends, and Methodologies

Handbook of Research on Adult and Community Health Education: Tools, Trends, and Methodologies

Viktor Wang (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
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Release Date: June, 2014|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 485
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6260-5
ISBN13: 9781466662605|ISBN10: 1466662603|EISBN13: 9781466662612
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Medical breakthroughs and adult literacy have made it easier than ever before to acquire the knowledge, skills, and values needed to lead a productive and satisfying life, yet many Americans have difficulty understanding and acting upon the health information they acquire.

The Handbook of Research on Adult and Community Health Education: Tools, Trends, and Methodologies presents educational and social science perspectives on the state of the healthcare industry and the information technologies surrounding it. It presents a collection of the latest research on methods, programs, and procedures practiced by health literate societies. This groundbreaking compilation provides cutting-edge content for researchers, social scientists, academicians, and adult educators and learners interested in how available technologies affect our health today.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Child Grief Assistance
  • Clinical Depression Learning
  • Disease Management and Telenursing
  • Empathy Politics
  • Family Medicine Self-Directed Learning
  • Health-Impact Assessment
  • Long-Term Health Management
  • Rural Health Literacy
  • Self-Efficacy and Anxiety
  • Student Nurse Simulation Training
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Specialists in health education and adult learners contribute to a broad reference on adult and community health education. Among the topics are an auto-ethnographic approach to understanding adult learning in and on clinical depression, adult learning and the mitigation of conflict, adult education as the intersection of health and the aging society, using information technology to spread awareness about communicable diseases, student nurse simulation training incorporating disease management and telenursing for congestive heart failure patients, and building a psychometric instrument and data collection checklist for healthy aging initiatives.

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Professor Viktor Wang has brought leadership to the study of education. He has solidified scholars’ understanding of how to conduct research into the complexities of the learning process. Alongside the production of 240+ refereed publications, Dr. Wang has provided many opportunities for his peers and students to develop their scholarly capabilities and stimulated the research agendas of numerous colleagues. His reputation as an empirical and interpretive researcher has resulted in his receiving the 2016 Presidential Award for Exceptional and Innovative Leadership in addition to multiple institutional awards both at home and abroad.
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