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Human Disease and Health Promotion

  • ID: 3904950
  • Book
  • 480 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Human Disease and Health Promotion is a comprehensive resource that encompasses the knowledge and skills needed to advance health literacy. The author provides clinical information on human disease as well as information on how to apply current health literacy theories and real–world patient education strategies. The exercises within challenge students to design, implement, and evaluate health literacy methodologies and communication approaches. Technological advances and health literacy issues in patient education and health advocacy are presented, analyzed, and applied through illustrative case studies.

The author highlights information on the most common non–communicable and communicable diseases and conditions and defines the essential skills needed to be an effective health advocate.

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Introduction vii

Preface ix

About the Author xi

Part 1: Foundations of Human Health and Health Promotion 1

Chapter 1 Overview of Health 3

Chapter 2 Overview of Western Medical Practices 15

Chapter 3 Overview of Chronic Diseases 31

Chapter 4 Fundamentals of Culturally Competent Health Care 47

Chapter 5 Health Behavior and Patient Self–Management 65

Chapter 6 Health Literacy 83

Chapter 7 Communication Skills for Health Care Providers 101

Chapter 8 Patient Navigators and Patient Self–Advocacy 119

Chapter 9 Basics of Disease and Diagnosis 135

Part 2: Human Diseases from a Systemic Approach 159

Chapter 10 Immune System and Related Diseases 161

Chapter 11 Endocrine System and Related Diseases 183

Chapter 12 Nervous System, Sensory System, and Related Diseases 203

Chapter 13 Cardiovascular System and Related Diseases 227

Chapter 14 Blood and Related Diseases 251

Chapter 15 Respiratory System and Related Diseases 275

Chapter 16 The Digestive System and Related Diseases 299

Chapter 17 Urinary System, Male Reproductive System, and Related Diseases 323

Chapter 18 Female Reproductive System and Related Diseases 345

Chapter 19 Musculoskeletal System and Related Diseases 369

Chapter 20 Integumentary System and Related Diseases 391

Chapter 21 The Brain and Mental Health Disorders 415

Index 441

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Leslie Beale
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