Innovative Collaborative Practice and Reflection in Patient Education

Innovative Collaborative Practice and Reflection in Patient Education

Jennifer Lynne Bird (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: January, 2015|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 308
ISBN13: 9781466675247|ISBN10: 1466675241|EISBN13: 9781466675254|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-7524-7


The process of patient education allows for patients to think about their health in new ways and for educators and professionals to propose new ways to heal, with the ultimate goal of patients having a positive outlook on life and consistently maintained health.

Innovative Collaborative Practice and Reflection in Patient Education presents multigenre writing, incorporating authors’ personal and professional stories along with academic theories. It combines the fields of education and medicine, presenting innovative approaches to health education and designing new approaches to healing. This research publication will impact the field of health education and be of use to educators, researchers, practitioners, professionals, and patients.

Topics Covered

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

  • Adult Education
  • Healing Methods
  • Health Education
  • Higher Education
  • Medical Technologies
  • Multigenre Medicine
  • Patient Education

Reviews and Testimonials

Contributors in art education, educational leadership, counselor education, physical therapy, and nutrition therapy describe current approaches in health education and encourage health educators and practitioners to step out of the box and design new approaches to healing. Most of the contributions draw on the methods of multigenre medicine, multigenre writing, and narrative medicine, with a focus on the patient’s experience. Some subjects explored include spirituality and health, writing to transform health, preventing burnout among higher education administration, promoting health education in post-earthquake Haiti, and technology for building a holistic patient experience.

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Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Jennifer Bird, PhD teaches reading and writing classes for current and future teachers at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter, Florida. She received her Bachelor of Science in Education in Secondary English Education, Master of Education in Secondary English Education, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is choosing not to add more to this biography because if you have read this entire book, you already know her life story!