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

Victor X. Wang (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
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Release Date: June, 2014|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 485
ISBN13: 9781466662605|ISBN10: 1466662603|EISBN13: 9781466662612|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6260-5


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.

Topics Covered

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

Reviews and Testimonials

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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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Victor X. Wang, Professor/Dissertation Chair/Recipient of 2016 AAACE Presidential Award, has published more than 230 refereed books, book chapters, and journal articles. These publications address andragogy and pedagogy, which can be considered as the umbrella under which such areas as andragogical curriculum and program development, management, human performance technology, social justice, global education, diversity and E-learning are addressed.

Currently, Dr. Wang is co-editing the International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology with a Columbia University Professor, Dr. Lyle Yorks and a doctoral student of Malcolm Knowles, Dr. John A. Henschke. Dr. Wang has won many academic achievement awards, including the Distinguished Faculty Scholarly & Creative Achievement Award. He has had extensive experience in chairing and mentoring doctoral dissertations (including dissertations from University of Auckland, New Zealand). Some of his books have been adopted as required textbooks by major universities in the United States, and in China. In addition, numerous universities worldwide including some Ivy League Universities have cataloged his books and journal articles. Dr. Wang’s teaching (including teaching via technology) has reached many states in the United States and China. Personal Link: http://victorcxwangassociates.org/