Health Promotion and Aging: Practical Applications for Health Professionals, Fifth Edition

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Springer Publishing Company, May 20, 2010 - Social Science - 664 pages
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This fifth edition of Health Promotion and Aging has been substantially revised and updated with multiple new sub-sections, topics, and terms in each chapter. This book presents a wide scope of cutting-edge topics including gay aging, Jewish aging, social networking, brain games, the Obama administration?s health care reform, mental health parity, exploritas, Wii-habilitation, elderspeak, skin cancer, Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, Senator Ted Kennedy?s government-run long term care proposal, and sleep-related medical disorders. 

 

This book is focused on current research findings and practical applications, and includes detailed descriptions of two of the author's own programs that have been recognized by the National Council on the Aging?s Best Practices in Health Promotion and Aging.  These programs are comprehensive exercise programs in the community that include aerobics, strength building, flexibility and balance, and health education; and a health contract/calendar to help older adults change health behaviors.

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Contents

1 INTRODUCTION
1
COLLABORATION AND COMMUNICATION
37
3 CLINICAL PREVENTIVE SERVICES
67
4 HEALTH BEHAVIOR CHANGE
115
5 EXERCISE
153
6 NUTRITION
197
7 WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
245
8 COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
281
10 SOCIAL SUPPORT
369
11 MENTAL HEALTH
401
12 COMMUNITY HEALTH
429
13 DIVERSITY
461
14 PUBLIC HEALTH
501
15 GLIMPSE INTO THE FUTURE
539
Bibliography
567
Index
619

9 SELECTED HEALTH EDUCATION TOPICS
323

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About the author (2010)

David Haber, PhD, is Professor of the Gerontology Program, Western Oregon University. Prior to this, Dr. Haber was the John and Janice Fisher Distinguished Professor of Wellness and Gerontology at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He is a fellow in the Gerontological Society of America, and recognized for two Best Practice Awards from the National Council on the Aging, the Distinguished Teacher Award from the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, and the Molly Mettler Award for Leadership in Health Promotion from the National Council on Aging. The third edition of Health Promotion and Aging was selected as the 2004 Book of the Year Award by the American Journal of Nursing in two categories: Gerontologic Nursing and Community and Public Health. Dr. Haber has also authored Health Care for an Aging Society. He has been Project Director or Principal Investigator of 20 research or demonstration projects related to health and aging. Recent publications include book chapters in Gerontological Nursing (2012), and Case Based Geriatrics (2011).

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