Ch 19: Health Skills & Resources

About This Chapter

Use our online video lessons and quizzes to learn about health skills, services and resources. Learn about the criteria and skills needed to choose and evaluate health-related providers, products and treatments.

Health Skills and Resources - Chapter Summary

At the beginning of this chapter, the instructors discuss the different variables that can influence health-related decisions, including beliefs, peers and role models. You'll also learn about the decision-making and problem-solving procedures used in health-related contexts, as well as how these same skills can be used to enhance community, family and personal health. In addition, we will talk about how important it is to seek advice and guidance from family members and professionals when making personal health decisions. By the end of the chapter, you will know about:

  • Assessment and reduction of risk in health care
  • Decision-making process for health care
  • The development of personal health plans
  • Risk reduction through behavior management
  • Assessment of available health information

These concise and engaging video tutorials are designed to streamline the learning process for healthcare educators and students. They are also available in transcript form and are accompanied by useful self-assessment quizzes that can help you determine how well you absorbed the material. Through the use of video tags, you can also revisit important parts of the lesson.

10 Lessons in Chapter 19: Health Skills & Resources
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Making Health Care Decisions: Factors, Choices & Criteria

1. Making Health Care Decisions: Factors, Choices & Criteria

Making decisions relating to your healthcare may be a daunting challenge. This lesson will explore where you can turn to for more information and which types of information are best avoided.

Managing Risk to Enhance & Maintain Your Health

2. Managing Risk to Enhance & Maintain Your Health

This lesson will provide a brief overview of risk management and risk assessment to determine ways to reduce health risks and enhance and maintain health. This lesson will also help you recognize the benefits of and procedures for developing personal plans for maintaining and enhancing health.

Locus of Control: Definition & Relation to Wellness

3. Locus of Control: Definition & Relation to Wellness

Are you an internally or externally focused person? What does that really all mean? How does it affect your view of the world and your potential successes and failures? This and more will be discussed in this lesson.

Risk Behavior and Strategies for Behavioral Change: Focus, Impact & Change

4. Risk Behavior and Strategies for Behavioral Change: Focus, Impact & Change

This lesson will discuss the short and long-term consequences of several different risk behaviors. We'll also go into some simple but effective strategies you can use to help avoid or stop these behaviors.

Creating a Behavior Management Plan: Steps & Behavioral Changes

5. Creating a Behavior Management Plan: Steps & Behavioral Changes

This lesson will outline the steps you need to take if you'd like to make a positive, health-related change in your life. You'll learn about keeping a journal and how to set SMART goals for yourself.

Sources of Health Information: Overview & Reliability

6. 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.

Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Sources

7. Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Sources

In the business world, any research material must have support that can provide validity and reliability. The support must be credible and have documentation to show that it is well-researched, professional, peer-reviewed and recent.

Evaluating Marketing Claims About Health Services

8. Evaluating Marketing Claims About Health Services

Marketing claims promise wonders for our body and health. Those claims are important when it comes to choosing a product, but they can also be very misleading. The main questions around health claims are: do they actually reflect the reality in the package and do they meet health promises?

How Goals Contribute to Well-Being

9. How Goals Contribute to Well-Being

Setting and achieving goals has a major influence on our well-being, but it's a process that's sometimes easier said than done. In this video, you'll learn how goals affect well-being and explore some ideas to help you succeed in achieving your own goals.

Lifestyle Choices and Personal Wellness: Decisions, Behavior & Prevention

10. Lifestyle Choices and Personal Wellness: Decisions, Behavior & Prevention

What are lifestyle choices? What are acute and chronic problems? Which U.S. agencies are important for disease prevention? You'll find out about this and more in this lesson!

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