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Principles/Foundations of Health Education and Promotion, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition

By Randall R. Cottrell, James T. Girvan, James F. McKenzie

Published by Benjamin Cummings

Published Date: Mar 2, 2011

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The Fifth Edition of Principles and Foundations connects you to research, resources, and practitioners in health education while providing a solid foundation in the history, philosophy, theory, and ethics of health education.


This text continues to provide the best overall introduction to the growing profession of Health Promotion and Education by covering the roles and responsibilities of health educators, the settings where health educators are employed, and the ethics of the profession. In addition to covering the history of health, health care, and health education, the book provides a preview of what the future may hold for health promotion and education professionals. The Fifth Edition includes new Practitioner’s Perspective features and updates to all chapters, reflecting the most current thinking and practices in the field.


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1. A Background for the Profession

2. The History of Health and Health Education/Promotion

3. Philosophical Foundations

4. Theoretical Foundations

5. Ethics and Health Education/Promotion

6. The Health Education Specalisist: Roles, Responsibilities, Certifications, Advanced Study

7. The Settings for Health Education/Promotion

8. Agencies/Associations/Organizations Associated with Health Education/Promotion

9. The Literature of Health Education/Promotion

10. Future Trends in Health Education/Promotion

Appendix A: Development of a Unified Code of Ethics for the Health Education Profession

Appendix B: Responsibilities and Competencies Hierarchical Model (CUP)

Appendix C: Eta Sigma Gamma Chapters: Locations and Dates of installation




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$30.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-70975-2