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Concepts for Health Educators - Chapter Summary
Watch this chapter's video lessons to find out about health educators' roles and responsibilities. You can also discover some of the resources available to help educators in this field identify signs of healthy and unhealthy behaviors and create effective health education programming. You'll be introduced to various health behavior models, theories and the health educator Code of Ethics. Learn how these professionals can empower students to lead healthy lifestyles and get real facts on the leading causes of death. Find out how health educators can act as liaisons between students and parents and the school and community. By the end of this chapter, you should understand the following concepts:
- Youth risk factors and behaviors
- Symptoms of substance abuse and eating disorders
- Factors contributing to preventable health behaviors
- Resources for health research and health program assessment
- Components of a successful school health program
- Health and wellness domains
- The role of biology and chemistry in understanding health issues
Our informative lessons on health educator concepts are taught by experts in this field. The short and engaging video lessons are followed by brief, self-assessment quizzes. Use these quizzes to check your knowledge of the subject matter, then refer back to the major points of the lesson with the available video tags.
1. Sources of Health Information: Overview & Reliability
The Internet is full of information and misinformation. This lesson will teach you how to identify the major sources of health information and determine if they are truly credible.
2. Causes of Morbidity & Mortality Across the Life Cycle
In this lesson, we will go age category by age category and examine the common causes of death, as well as why we would expect to see these causes at these particular ages. With this lesson, you should understand the progression that occurs throughout a life cycle.
3. Health Challenges in America: Smoking, Obesity, STDs & Eating Disorders
Even as a high-income nation with a relatively long life expectancy, America faces a number of health challenges. In this lesson, we discuss the basic facts of smoking, eating disorders, obesity and STDs and how these challenges affect our nation.
4. Substance Abuse & Substance Dependence: Definition & Characteristics
Many people have a drink now and then, but how do you know if you have a substance-related disorder? This lesson will help you learn the difference between just having a drink and having an actual problem.
5. Overview of Psychiatric Drugs: History, Types & Uses
Have you ever been curious about how psychiatric drugs work, or more specifically, which psychiatric drugs are used for which disorders? This lesson outlines some common psychiatric disorders and how various medications are used to treat and subdue psychotic symptoms.
6. Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) & Eating Disorders: Definition & Types
Many of us have something about our appearance that we'd like to change, but for some people these desires can develop into actual disorders. How are body dysmorphic disorder and eating disorders related? This lesson gives you a closer look at these disorders and the impact they can have on people.
7. Health Behaviors and Promotion: Definition & Explanation
In this lesson, we will discuss health promotion, health behavior, and the three different kinds of disease prevention strategies you can employ to stay healthy for as long as possible.
8. Health & Wellness: Definition and Dimensions
It's important to be happy and healthy! This lesson will contrast between health and wellness as well as what the different dimension of wellness are and how they interact.
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