The Health Promoting School

International Advances in Theory, Evaluation and Practice
Author: Stephen Clift
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788776840129
Category: Elementary schools
Page: 509
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Medicine, Religion, and Health

Where Science and Spirituality Meet
Author: Harold G. Koenig
Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press
ISBN: 1599471418
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 234
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Focusing on the scientific basis for integrating spirituality into medicine, Koenig carefully summarizes major trends, controversies, and the latest research from a wide variety of disciplines and provides plausible and compelling theoretical explanations for what has thus far emerged in this relatively young field of study. Medicine, Religion, and Health begins by defining the principal terms and then moves on to a brief history of the role that religion has played in medicine before delving into the current state of research. Koenig devotes several chapters to exploring the outcomes of specific studies in fields such as mental health, cardiovascular disease, and mortality. The book concludes with a review of the clinical applications that can be derived from the research. Koenig also supplies several detailed appendices that will aid readers of all levels looking for further information. --from publisher description.

Conducting Health Outcomes Research


Author: Robert L. Kane,David M. Radosevich
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763786779
Category: Medical
Page: 354
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Health Sciences & Professions

Schools for Health and Sustainability

Theory, Research and Practice
Author: Venka Simovska,Patricia Mannix McNamara
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9401791716
Category: Medical
Page: 431
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Schools are unique places. They pay a central role in the formation of young people. The importance of how young people are educated and how they are encouraged to live and learn cannot be underestimated. This book advocates for the fostering of agency not only amongst school personnel but also amongst younger generations for health and sustainability. It provides the reader with a new lens with which to discover health promoting schools and education for sustainable development. It invites the reader to look more deeply into both and to accompany the authors on a journey of discovery of the real potential for each to enhance the practice of schooling.

Rethinking School Health

A Key Component of Education for All
Author: N.A
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821383973
Category: Medical
Page: 299
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For the goals of Education for All (EFA) to be achieved, children must be healthy enough not only to attend school but also to learn while there. Because school health and nutrition programs specifically benefit poor, sick, and hungry children, they can make a key contribution to achieving EFA's goals. However, children can benefit only if the programs reach them. Rethinking School Health: A Key Component of Education for All describes how schools have been used as a platform for delivering familiar, safe, and simple health and nutrition interventions to hard-to-reach children in low-income countries. The book's foreword was written jointly by Elizabeth King of the World Bank, Susan Durston of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and Qian Tang of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), indicating the interagency support for this approach. The book will be of particular interest to those working in the fields of education, health and nutrition, and early childhood development. --Book Jacket.

Language Development: Foundations, Processes, and Clinical Applications


Author: Nina Capone Singleton,Brian B. Shulman,Associate Professor Department of Speech-Language Pathology School of Health and Medical Sciences Seton Hall University South Orange New Jersey Associate Editor Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research Nina Capone Singleton
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449685056
Category: Medical
Page: 560
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Language Development: Foundations, Processes, and Clinical Applications, Second Edition provides an accessible overview of language development covering the typical course of language development within the clinical context of language assessment and intervention. The Second Edition examines the biological, developmental, and environmental systems of neurotypical children, and the role of these systems as linguistic input in the child s environment contributing to language development. This comprehensive resource, written and contributed by over 20 experts in the field, provides students with an understanding of the foundations of language development in terms of each individual child s communication needs. With case studies woven throughout the text, students are able to follow the progress of children with normal language development as well as those showing signs of problems. These cases and clinical practice applications will help students prepare for the clinical challenges they will face in their professional careers. Every year, new information, new theories, and new evidence are published about development to explain the complexities that create and facilitate the language acquisition process. The authors who have contributed to this text provide the latest research and perspectives on language development among neurotypical children. This valuable text bridges biological, environmental, technological, and professional venues to advance the development of professionals and children alike. What s new in the Second Edition? New chapter on syntactic development including morphology New chapter covering school-age language New case study highlighting school-age language Expanded content on morphology including morphological analysis Instructor Resources: PowerPoint Presentations, Test Bank Student Resources: Companion Website Every new copy of the text includes an access code for the companion website. eBook offerings do not include an access code."

Schools and Health:

Our Nation's Investment
Author: Committee on Comprehensive School Health Programs in Grades K-12,Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309054354
Category: Education
Page: 512
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Schools and Health is a readable and well-organized book on comprehensive school health programs (CSHPs) for children in grades K-12. The book explores the needs of today's students and how those needs can be met through CSHP design and development. The committee provides broad recommendations for CSHPs, with suggestions and guidelines for national, state, and local actions. The volume examines how communities can become involved, explores models for CSHPs, and identifies elements of successful programs. Topics include: The history of and precedents for health programs in schools. The state of the art in physical education, health education, health services, mental health and pupil services, and nutrition and food services. Policies, finances, and other elements of CSHP infrastructure. Research and evaluation challenges. Schools and Health will be important to policymakers in health and education, school administrators, school physicians and nurses, health educators, social scientists, child advocates, teachers, and parents.

Treating Traumatic Bereavement

A Practitioner's Guide
Author: Laurie Anne Pearlman,Camille B. Wortman,Catherine A. Feuer,Christine H. Farber,Therese A. Rando
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462515517
Category: Psychology
Page: 358
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This book presents an integrated treatment approach for those struggling to adapt after the sudden, traumatic death of a loved one. The authors weave together evidence-based clinical strategies grounded in cutting-edge knowledge about both trauma and grief. The book offers a clear framework and many practical tools for building survivors' psychological and interpersonal resources, processing their trauma, and facilitating mourning. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book includes over 30 reproducible handouts. Purchasers can access a companion website to download and print these materials as well as supplemental handouts and a sample 25-session treatment plan. Winner (Second Place)--American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Category

Legal Issues in School Health Services

A Resource for School Administrators, School Attorneys, School Nurses
Author: Nadine Schwab,Mary H. B. Gelfman
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595358136
Category: Education
Page: 692
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Legal Issues in School Health Services offers a legal resource never before available for education and health professionals, and their legal advisors. All professionals involved in the development, implementation, and evaluation of school health services will find this an exceptional tool. This book addresses the spirit and letter of the laws, the related standards, the conflict between them, and how they affect the delivery of school health services in regular and special education. Special attention is given to pertinent issues for school administrators, school attorneys, and school nurses, in order to foster school practices that are safe and effective. Designed as a guide and reference work, this book is written by 15 highly-credentialed nurses, attorneys, and educators and offers detailed discussions of the legal challenges that exist in the 21st century. KEY FEATURES School nursing practice, standards, and performance issues Risk management strategies for school administrators, school boards, and attorneys Multi-disciplinary approaches in ethico-legal problem solving Collaborative approaches in promoting student learning and success Financial, special education, record confidentiality, and future genetic challenges In-depth legal references, citations, and research, plus a comprehensive glossary and table of federal statutes and regulations

Case Studies in Global School Health Promotion

From Research to Practice
Author: Cheryl Vince Whitman,Carmen E. Aldinger
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387922690
Category: Medical
Page: 404
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A growing body of research identifies strong links between children’s health, social and educational outcomes; it also notes the reciprocal benefits of access to quality education on individual and family health status. In response to these findings, the World Health Organization developed the concept of the Health-Promoting School (HPS), a living catalyst for healthy lives, and for positive changes that students can take home and into the community. Case Studies in Global School Health Promotion provides readers with a theoretical and research base needed to understand the methods used in communities all over the world to put this captivating concept in place. Case examples from over two dozen countries (representing urban and rural areas in developing and developed nations) outline the strategies taken to implement HPS programs in individual schools, municipalities, and nations. For each program, case study authors explain the problems they tackled, their motivation and supports to respond creatively; and the barriers they faced. In the cases, authors describe the capacities and infrastructure they created and mechanisms for cooperation; as well as the personnel, financial, and time requirements involved. Case studies were drawn from the following regions: Africa The Americas Europe Eastern Mediterranean South and Southeast Asia Western Pacific. Case Studies in Global School Health Promotion offers a world of insights, ideas, and guidance to those addressing social determinants of health at this formative stage, including: education and health policy makers; professionals and administrators; and researchers in national governments, universities, local schools, community, non-governmental organizations and civil society. The material provides interesting and useful information to those dedicated to these issues within WHO, FRESH Partners and other United Nations agencies. It is also an instructive text for graduate students in public health, education, allied health professions and social sciences.

Children and Families in Health and Illness


Author: Marion E. Broome
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0803959036
Category: Medical
Page: 363
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Written and edited by leading pediatric and family nurse researchers, this book provides a synthesis of the research literature in nursing and health promotion of children, pediatric acute and chronic conditions, and children and families in the health care system.Children and Families in Health and Illness will prove an excellent shelf reference for researchers and a thought-provoking read for advanced-level practitioner in child or family nursing.

Essentials of Cost Accounting for Health Care Organizations


Author: Steve A. Finkler,David Marc Ward
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780834210110
Category: Medical
Page: 456
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This book provides a thorough coverage of the essentials of cost accounting from a health care perspective. It covers all of the basic tools of cost accounting common to all industries, and uses health care examples. Part I provides the reader with a solid foundation in the essentials of cost accounting. The chapters in this section provide an introduction to costing and cost definitions. Various approaches to product costing and cost allocation are discussed. Breakeven analysis is also covered, as are techniques for making nonroutine decisions. Part II presents a number of specific tools for improved planning and control. The chapters in this section focus on forecasting and prediction of future costs, budgeting, flexible budgeting, variance analysis, and management control. Part III addresses a number of additional cost accounting tools that can be helpful in generating management information for decision making. Specifically, there are chapters on cost accounting, productivity measurement, inventory, uncertainty, information systems, and performance evaluation. The criticisms of cost accounting and a number of suggested approaches for improvement are discussed in Part IV. The chapters in this part also examine activity-based costing, total quality management, and the future of costing. The last chapter provides a summary of the book.

Health Education: Creating Strategies for School & Community Health


Author: Glen G. Gilbert,Robin G. Sawyer,Elisa Beth McNeill
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449654584
Category: Education
Page: 431
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The skills necessary to plan and deliver efficient health education programs are fundamentally the same, whether it's in a classroom, workplace, hospital, or community. Health Education: Creating Strategies for School & Community Health, Third Edition provides the tools to make appropriate programming decisions based on the needs of the clients and the educational settings. It encourages the systematic development of sound, effective, and appropriate presentation methods and demonstrates the evolving state of health education. The philosophy presented in this text is based on the premise that the core of health education is the process of health education. It is a must-have resource for health education methods courses. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

Basic Biostatistics


Author: B. Burt Gerstman
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1284025470
Category: Education
Page: 550
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Basic Biostatistics is a concise, introductory text that covers biostatistical principles and focuses on the common types of data encountered in public health and biomedical fields. The text puts equal emphasis on exploratory and confirmatory statistical methods. Sampling, exploratory data analysis, estimation, hypothesis testing, and power and precision are covered through detailed, illustrative examples. The book is organized into three parts: Part I addresses basic concepts and techniques; Part II covers analytic techniques for quantitative response variables; and Part III covers techniques for categorical responses. The Second Edition offers many new exercises. With language, examples, and exercises that are accessible to students with modest mathematical backgrounds, this is the perfect introductory biostatistics text for undergraduates and graduates in various fields of public health. Features: Illustrative, relevant examples and exercises incorporated throughout the book. Answers to odd-numbered exercises provided in the back of the book. (Instructors may requests answers to even-numbered exercises from the publisher. Chapters are intentionally brief and limited in scope to allow for flexibility in the order of coverage. Equal attention is given to manual calculations as well as the use of statistical software such as StaTable, SPSS, and WinPepi. Comprehensive Companion Website with Student and Instructor's Resources.

Handbook of School Mental Health

Advancing Practice and Research
Author: Mark D. Weist,Steven W. Evans,Nancy A. Lever
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387733132
Category: Psychology
Page: 386
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Turn to this book for practical guidance in attending not only to routine mental health needs of students, but also in responding quickly and effectively to traumatic events. The authors discuss how to build and enhance collaborative approaches among the many stakeholders. You’ll learn how to ensure that best evidence-based practices are used in all systems of care. Next, the handbook introduces strength-based approaches to assessment in schools. Finally, the authors discuss the latest strategies to help you prevent and manage crises while addressing the unique ethical, cultural, and legal challenges of school mental health.

Environmental Health

From Global to Local
Author: Howard Frumkin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111898806X
Category: Medical
Page: 896
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The bestselling environmental health text, with all new coverage of key topics Environmental Health: From Global to Local is a comprehensive introduction to the subject, and a contemporary, authoritative text for students of public health, environmental health, preventive medicine, community health, and environmental studies. Edited by the former director of the CDC's National Center for Environmental Health and current dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Washington, this book provides a multi-faceted view of the topic, and how it affects different regions, populations, and professions. In addition to traditional environmental health topics—air, water, chemical toxins, radiation, pest control—it offers remarkably broad, cross-cutting coverage, including such topics as building design, urban and regional planning, energy, transportation, disaster preparedness and response, climate change, and environmental psychology. This new third edition maintains its strong grounding in evidence, and has been revised for greater readability, with new coverage of ecology, sustainability, and vulnerable populations, with integrated coverage of policy issues, and with a more global focus. Environmental health is a critically important topic, and it reaches into fields as diverse as communications, technology, regulatory policy, medicine, and law. This book is a well-rounded guide that addresses the field's most pressing concerns, with a practical bent that takes the material beyond theory. Explore the cross-discipline manifestations of environmental health Understand the global ramifications of population and climate change Learn how environmental issues affect health and well-being closer to home Discover how different fields incorporate environmental health perspectives The first law of ecology reminds is that 'everything is connected to everything else.' Each piece of the system affects the whole, and the whole must sustain us all for the long term. Environmental Health lays out the facts, makes the connections, and demonstrates the importance of these crucial issues to human health and well-being, both on a global scale, and in our homes, workplaces, and neighborhoods.

Health Insurance Today

A Practical Approach
Author: Janet I. Beik
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455708194
Category: Medical
Page: 476
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With an emphasis on preparing and filing claims electronically, Health Insurance Today, 4th Edition features completely updated content on ICD-10 coding, ARRA, HI-TECH, Version 5010, electronic health records, the Health Insurance Reform Act, and more. The friendly writing style and clear learning objectives help you understand and retain important information, with review questions and activities that encourage critical thinking and practical application of key concepts. Clear, attainable learning objectives help you focus on the most important information. What Did You Learn? review questions allow you to ensure you understand the material already presented before moving on to the next section. Direct, conversational writing style makes reading fun and concepts easier to understand. Imagine This! scenarios help you understand how information in the book applies to real-life situations. Stop and Think exercises challenge you to use your critical thinking skills to solve a problem or answer a question. HIPAA Tips emphasize the importance of privacy and following government rules and regulations. Chapter summaries relate to learning objectives, provide a thorough review of key content, and allow you to quickly find information for further review. Key coverage of new topics includes medical identity theft and prevention, National Quality Forum (NQF) patient safety measures, ACSX12 Version 5010 HIPAA transaction standards, EMS rule on mandatory electronic claims submission, and standards and implementation specifications for electronic health record technology. Increased emphasis on producing and submitting claims electronically gives you an edge in today's competitive job market. UPDATED! Additional ICD-10 coding content prepares you for the upcoming switch to the new coding system. NEW! Content on ARRA, HI-TECH, and the Health Insurance Reform Act ensures you are familiar with the latest health care legislation and how it impacts what you do on the job.

Promoting Cardiovascular Health in the Developing World:

A Critical Challenge to Achieve Global Health
Author: Committee on Preventing the Global Epidemic of Cardiovascular Disease: Meeting the Challenges in Developing Countries,Board on Global Health,Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309147743
Category: Medical
Page: 484
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Cardiovascular disease (CVD), once thought to be confined primarily to industrialized nations, has emerged as a major health threat in developing countries. Cardiovascular disease now accounts for nearly 30 percent of deaths in low and middle income countries each year, and is accompanied by significant economic repercussions. Yet most governments, global health institutions, and development agencies have largely overlooked CVD as they have invested in health in developing countries. Recognizing the gap between the compelling evidence of the global CVD burden and the investment needed to prevent and control CVD, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) turned to the IOM for advice on how to catalyze change. In this report, the IOM recommends that the NHLBI, development agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and governments work toward two essential goals: creating environments that promote heart healthy lifestyle choices and help reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and building public health infrastructure and health systems with the capacity to implement programs that will effectively detect and reduce risk and manage CVD. To meet these goals, the IOM recommends several steps, including improving cooperation and collaboration; implementing effective and feasible strategies; and informing efforts through research and health surveillance. Without better efforts to promote cardiovascular health, global health as a whole will be undermined.