Access To Health (15e) : 9780134516257

Access To Health (15e)

Donatelle & Ketcham
 
Edition
 
15
ISBN
 
9780134516257
ISBN 10
 
0134516257
Published
 
04/01/2017
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
768
Format
 
In stock
 
Title type
Book
$220.99
 
 
Title type
 
$63.00
 
 
Description

For personal health courses.

 

Access to Health combines research and information to encourage healthy life choices.

 

As a teacher, mentor, and researcher, author Rebecca J. Donatelle uses her friendly writing style to address students’ concerns and motivate them to be savvy, critical consumers of health information. The 15th Edition provides students with new Which Path Would You Take activities that explore various health choices through an engaging, interactive, low-stakes, and anonymous experience, a new full chapter on sleep, and a new Making Change Today feature. All enhancements help students to make health choices for a better tomorrow.

Table of contents
  • Part 1: Finding the Right Balance
  • 1. Accessing Your Health
  • 2. Promoting and Preserving Your Psychological Health
  • 3. Managing Stress and Coping with Life’s Challenges
  • 4. Improving Your Sleep
  • Part 2: Building Healthy Lifestyles
  • 5. Nutrition: Eating for a Healthier You
  • 6. Reaching and Maintaining a Healthy Weight
  • 7. Improving Your Physical Fitness
  • Part 3: Creating Healthy and Caring Relationships
  • 8. Building Healthy Relationships and Communicating Effectively
  • 9. Understanding Your Sexuality
  • 10. Considering Your Reproductive Choices
  • Part 4: Avoiding Risks from Harmful Habits
  • 11. Drinking Alcohol Responsibly
  • 12. Ending Tobacco Use
  • 13. Avoiding Drug Misuse and Abuse
  • Part 5: Preventing and Fighting Disease
  • 14. Protecting against Infectious Diseases
  • 15. Protecting against Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • 16. Preventing Cardiovascular Disease
  • 17. Reducing Your Cancer Risk
  • 18. Reducing Risks and Coping with Chronic Conditions
  • Part 6: Facing Life's Challenges
  • 19. Becoming a Responsible Health Care Consumer
  • 20. Preventing Violence and Abuse
  • 21. Preserving and Protecting Your Environment
  • 22. Preparing for Aging, Death, and Dying
New to this edition
About the book

 

Focusing on choices today for better health outcomes tomorrow

  • Reorganized table of contents better reflects the sequence in which instructors typically teach personal health courses. Nutrition, healthy weight, and physical fitness chapters now directly follow the psychological health, stress, and sleep chapters.
  • Improving Your Sleep has been expanded from a Focus On mini-chapter to a full-length chapter to more thoroughly examine the connections between sleep and stress, sleep and nutrition, and much more.
  • Making Changes Today boxes give students situation-specific techniques for making lasting changes to health behaviors.
  • Why Should I Care? features open up each chapter and  help students recognize the relevance of health issues to their own lives

 

Structured format and study plan

  • Research and source information give students the most current look at national health issues. Through the most recent facts, statistics, maps, and research, readers get a comprehensive view of personal health in today’s world.


Also available with Mastering Health

Mastering™ Health is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced tutorials provide individualized coaching to help students stay on track. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts.

  • Interactive Behavior Change Activities: Which Path Would You Take? allow students to explore various health choices through an engaging, interactive, low-stakes, and anonymous experience. These activities show students the possible consequences of various choices they make today on their future health. Activities are linked out to Mastering Health from the book and made assignable in Mastering Health with follow-up questions.
  • Over 40 new ABC News Videos bring health to life and spark discussion with hot topics from 2012 to 2016. They also include activities tied to the videos, with multiple-choice questions that provide wrong-answer feedback to redirect students to the correct answer.
  • NutriTools Coaching Activities in the nutrition chapter allow students to combine and experiment with different food options and learn firsthand how to build healthier meals.
  • eText 2.0 optimized for mobile:
    • eText 2.0 mobile app offers offline access and can be downloaded for most iOS and Android phones/tablets from the Apple App Store or Google Play
    • Seamlessly integrated videos and other rich media
    • Accessible (screen-reader ready)
    • Configurable reading settings, including resizable type and night reading mode
    • Instructor and student note-taking, highlighting, bookmarking, and search
Features & benefits

Focusing on choices today for better health outcomes tomorrow

  • Reorganised table of contents better reflects the sequence in which instructors typically teach personal health courses. Nutrition, healthy weight, and physical fitness chapters now directly follow the psychological health, stress, and sleep chapters.
  • Improving Your Sleep has been expanded from a Focus On mini-chapter to a full-length chapter to more thoroughly examine the connections between sleep and stress, sleep and nutrition, and much more.
  • Making Changes Today boxes give students situation-specific techniques for making lasting changes to health behaviours.
  • Why Should I Care? features open up each chapter and  help students recognise the relevance of health issues to their own lives.
  • What Do You Think? and Did You Know? features prompt students to examine their own behaviours and opinions through questions, photos, and enlightening statistics.
  • Focus On chapters emphasise the connections between health and other topics that are applicable to students, but rarely covered in personal health texts. Topics include:
    • Financial Health
    • Spiritual Health
    • Body Image
    • Addiction
    • Risk for Diabetes
    • Reducing Risk for Unintentional Injury

 

Rich feature box program highlights hot topics

  • Tech & Health boxes cover technology topics, pointing students toward select websites and health apps. For example, readers can discover smartphone apps that track diet and fitness progress, and learn about the latest in disease treatments and research.
  • Money & Health boxes clarify certain financial and budget issues that can impact the health and well-being of students. A tips-oriented focus provides readers with guidance on how to deal with overwhelming medical bills, which sports equipment to buy, and various other topics.
  • Health in a Diverse World boxes touch on health topics centering around diversity, gender, and global issues.
  • Health Headlines boxes highlight recent discoveries and research, including interesting new public and personal health trends.
  • Student Health Today boxes present current data and health trend information specific to college students, including potential risks and safety issues.

 

Structured format and study plan

  • An active learning path starts with chapter-opening learning outcomes that are tied to each main section in the chapter, then concludes with end-of-chapter Study Plan sections comprised of chapter summaries and Pop Quiz review questions–all tied back to the chapter-opening learning outcomes.
  • The Appendix at the end of the book features practical information about providing emergency care.
  • Compelling visuals convey health information quickly and clearly, through graphics and photographs that capture concepts, promote stronger understanding, and enliven the learning experience.
  • Captivating Statistics in large font incorporate updated reports and statistics to draw students into the text through high-interest facts.
  • Research and source information give students the most current look at national health issues. Through the most recent facts, statistics, maps, and research, readers get a comprehensive view of personal health in today’s world.
Author biography

Rebecca Donatelle is a professor emeritus in Public Health and was the Coordinator of the Public Health Promotion and Education Programs in the College of Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University. She has a PhD in Community Health/Health Education, a Master of Science degree in Health Education, and a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in both Health/Physical Education and English. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist. In addition to her varied teaching responsibilities, Becky has been an active researcher in the area of health behaviors and behavior change. She received the Leadership Award, outstanding teacher award in her college, and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Presidential Award for Promising New Research in the Smoke-Free Families National Initiative.