Health: The Basics, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Rebecca J. Donatelle  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
11
Language
English
Total pages
576
Pub.-date
August 2014
ISBN13
9781292057767
ISBN
1292057769
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Description

For Personal Health Courses

 

Connecting Your Health to Your World–Money and Technology Edition 

 

Health: The Basics, Eleventh Edition focuses health coverage on real-world topics that have the greatest impact on students’ lives, bringing health topics to life and keeping students hooked on learning and living well.  This text addresses students’ diverse needs and learning styles with new Video Tutors and the new (optional) MasteringHealth.™ Along with its dynamic new content and technology, this book retains its hallmarks of currency, excellent research, strength in behavior change, attractive design, imaginative art, and unique mini-chapters.

 

This program presents a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. Health: The Basics, Eleventh Edition will:

  • Personalize learning with MasteringHealth (optional): MasteringHealth coaches students through the toughest health topics. Engaging tools help students visualize, practice, and understand crucial content, from the basics of health to the fundamentals of behavior change.
  • Cover health topics with a real-world focus: Money and Technology are two of the timeliest issues arising in health today and are addressed through the new Money & Health and Tech & Health boxes. A new mini-chapter targets financial challenges students face every day, such as budgeting, scams, and debt.
  • Make health mobile: Video Tutors throughout the text present key figures or points of discussion in an engaging video. QR codes make these short videos easily viewable from a smartphone, tablet, or laptop.
  • Support instructors: Robust instructor tools, including the Teaching Toolkit with rich media, the Test Bank, and the new MasteringHealth learning platform help you plan your lecture and assess students.
  • Encourage critical thinking and behavior change: Learning Catalytics is a "bring your own device” student engagement, assessment, and classroom intelligence system that enables  instructors to assess students in real time, improve students’ critical-thinking skills, access rich analytics, and more.

 

Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringHealth does not come packaged with this content.

 

MasteringHealth is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor. 

Features

Cover health topics with a real-world focus

  • NEW! A new mini-chapter, Focus On: Improving Your Financial Health, covers credit card scams, creating and sticking to a budget, student loans, planning for the future, and other topics related to the practical application of money and finances to health. The chapter follows the first chapter of the book.
  • NEW! Money & Health boxes cover elements of the financial or economic world that impact personal health. Topics include tips to maximize healthcare benefits while minimizing costs and guidelines to follow when shopping for fitness facilities to ensure you get a good deal.
  • NEW! Tech & Health boxes tackle technology advances that make a difference to students. Topics include reviews of various diet- and exercise-monitoring phone apps, a description of a low-cost diagnostic test that could revolutionize AIDS treatment in Africa, and a look at whether students who go “tech free” for a time go through the same withdrawal symptoms that drugs addicts experience.
  • NEW! Focus on: Reducing Risks and Coping with Chronic Diseases and Conditions and Focus on: Understanding Complementary and Alternative Medicine are new mini-chapters.

Make health mobile

  • NEW! Each chapter now includes a Video Tutor presentation that highlights a book figure or point of discussion in an engaging video (27 total). QR codes placed in the narrative tell students when a video is available. Just scan the QR code with a reader on your smartphone or tablet, and your phone loads up the appropriate Video Tutor.

Support instructors

  • NEW! Focus-on mini chapters now include Learning Outcomes.
  • To help streamline content, coverage of noninfectious diseases and complementary and alternative medicine have been pulled into their own mini-chapters.
  • The Test Bank includes Bloom’s Taxonomy and correlations to global and text-specific student learning outcomes to give instructors more options for assessing their students with a higher order of learning and efficacy standards. The Test Bank contains 120–170 questions per chapter. Question formats include multiple-choice, true/false, matching, and short answer/essay.
  • Assess student progress with MasteringHealth™. Powerful tracking tools in MasteringHealth allow instructors to see how an individual student is progressing through the course compared to the class and the national average. Instructors can tackle areas where students are struggling right away, ensuring that every student has a chance to succeed.
  • NEW! Teaching Toolkit DVD replaces the previous Teaching Toolbox, to provide instructors everything they need to prepare for lecture and support their course electronically in one convenient place. 

 

Encourage critical thinking and behavior change

  • Chapter Opener questions capture students’ attention and engage them in what they will be learning later in the chapter. The images accompanying the questions are repeated within the chapter, where answers can be found.
  • Assess Yourself self-assessments have been designed individually so that each is unique, fun, and appealing. They encourage students to evaluate their behaviors and health risks and to pursue their own behavior change projects. Your Plan for Change accompanies the self-assessments in each chapter, offering practical, targeted, time-based suggestions for behavior change.
  • Skills for Behavior Change boxes provide strategies for making healthy changes. 
  • In-text “What Do You Think?” critical-thinking questions encourage students to reflect on material they have read.
  • Did You Know? is an eye-catching art feature highlighting interesting health facts.
  • Why Should I Care? features address the relevance of health issues to students’ lives by presenting information on the effects poor health habits have on students in the here and now.
  • What’s Working for You? features emphasize the accessibility of healthy behaviors by calling students’ attention to the little things they are already doing to change their behaviors and improve their health.
  • Points of View boxes present a controversial health issue and explain opposing viewpoints on the issue.
  • Where Do You Stand? critical-thinking questions encourage students to critically evaluate information and consider their own stance.
  • Health in a Diverse World boxes expand the discussion of health topics to diverse groups within the U.S. and around the world.
  • Health Headlines boxes highlight new discoveries and research in health-related areas.
  • Student Health Today boxes focus on potential health risks and safety issues relevant to college students.
  • Be Healthy, Be Green boxes offer information on how health topics relate to environmental concerns. They provide concrete, practical steps students can take to be environmentally friendly in relation to that chapter’s content.

New to this Edition

New To This Edition

Cover health topics with a real-world focus

  • A new mini-chapter, Focus On: Improving Your Financial Health, covers credit card scams, creating and sticking to a budget, student loans, planning for the future, and other topics related to the practical application of money and finances to health. The chapter follows the first chapter of the book.
  • Money & Health boxes cover elements of the financial or economic world that impact personal health. Topics include tips to maximize healthcare benefits while minimizing costs and guidelines to follow when shopping for fitness facilities to ensure you get a good deal.
  • Tech & Health boxes tackle technology advances that make a difference to students. Topics include reviews of various diet- and exercise-monitoring phone apps, a description of a low-cost diagnostic test that could revolutionize AIDS treatment in Africa, and a look at whether students who go “tech free” for a time go through the same withdrawal symptoms that drugs addicts experience.
  • Focus on: Reducing Risks and Coping with Chronic Diseases and Conditions and Focus on: Understanding Complementary and Alternative Medicine are new mini-chapters.

 

Make health mobile

  • Each chapter now includes a Video Tutor presentation that highlights a book figure or point of discussion in an engaging video (27 total). QR codes placed in the narrative tell students when a video is available. Just scan the QR code with a reader on your smartphone or tablet, and your phone loads up the appropriate Video Tutor.

 

Support instructors

  • Focus-on mini chapters now include Learning Outcomes.
  • To help streamline content, coverage of noninfectious diseases and complementary and alternative medicine have been pulled into their own mini-chapters.
  • Assess student progress with MasteringHealth. Powerful tracking tools in MasteringHealth allow instructors to see how an individual student is progressing through the course compared to the class and the national average. Instructors can tackle areas where students are struggling right away, ensuring that every student has a chance to succeed.
  • Teaching Toolkit DVD replaces the previous Teaching Toolbox, to provide instructors everything they need to prepare for lecture and support their course electronically in one convenient place.

 

Table of Contents

1. Accessing Your Health

Focus on: Improving Your Financial Health

2. Promoting and Preserving Your Psychological Health

Focus on: Cultivating Your Spiritual Health

3. Managing Stress and Coping with Life’s Challenges

Focus on: Improving Your Sleep

4. Preventing Violence and Injury

5. Building Healthy Relationships and Understanding Sexuality

6. Considering Your Reproductive Choices

7. Recognizing and Avoiding Addiction and Drug Use

8. Drinking Alcohol Responsibly and Ending Tobacco Use

9. Eating for a Healthier You

10. Reaching and Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Focus On: Enhancing Your Body Image

11. Improving Your Personal Fitness

12. Reducing Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer

Focus on: Minimizing Your Risk for Diabetes

13. Protecting against Infectious Diseases and Sexually Transmitted Infections

Focus on: Reducing Risks and Coping with Chronic Diseases and Conditions

14. Preparing for Aging, Death, and Dying

15. Promoting Environmental Health

16. Making Smart Health Care Choices

Focus on: Understanding Complementary and Alternative Medicine