Health: The Basics (13e) : 9780134709680

Health: The Basics (13e)

 
Edition
 
13
ISBN
 
9780134709680
ISBN 10
 
0134709683
Published
 
30/01/2018
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
576
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$176.99
 
 
 
Description

 For courses in personal health.

 

A mindful approach to personal health

 

Health: The Basics aligns well-researched health information with current real-world topics that have the greatest impact on students’ lives to keep them hooked on learning and living well. The 13th Edition integrates mindfulness research, tools, and practices throughout, enabling students to incorporate mindfulness practices to help cut through the static of everyday life, to be more focused and present, and to improve academic performance.

 

Along with new content on sleep and health, as well as diversity and health equity, Health: The Basics builds on its strengths of using the most current, scientifically valid research, examining important issues and controversies about health today, and motivating students to become “actively engaged in health” at all levels.

 

Also available packaged with Mastering Health or as an easy-to-use, standalone Pearson eText


Mastering is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools developed to engage students and emulate the office-hour experience, Mastering personalizes learning and often improves results for each student. With a variety  of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult personal health concepts. Learn more about Mastering Health.


Pearson eText allows educators to easily share their own notes with students so they see the connection between their reading and what they learn in class–motivating them to keep reading, and keep learning. Portable access lets students study on the go, even offline. And, reading analytics offer insight into how students use the eText, helping educators tailor their instruction. Learn more about Pearson eText.

Table of contents

Part 1. Finding the Right Balance

1. Assessing Your Health

Focus On: Difference, Disparity, and Health: Achieving Health Equity

2. Promoting and Preserving Your Psychosocial Health

Focus On: Cultivating Your Spiritual Health

3. Managing Stress and Coping with Life’s Challenges

4. Improving Your Sleep

5. Preventing Violence and Injury

Part 2. Creating Healthy and Caring Relationships

6. Building Healthy Relationships

Focus On: Understanding Your Sexuality

7. Considering Your Reproductive Choices

Part 3. Avoiding Risks from Harmful Habits

8. Recognizing and Avoiding Addiction and Drug Abuse

9. Drinking Alcohol Responsibly and Ending Tobacco Use

Part 4. Building Healthy Lifestyles

10. Eating for a Healthier You

11. Reaching and Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Focus On: Enhancing Your Body Image

12. Improving Your Physical Fitness

Part 5. Preventing and Fighting Disease

13. Reducing Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer

Focus On: Minimizing Your Risk for Diabetes

14. Protecting Against Infectious Diseases and Sexually Transmitted Infections

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

Part 6. Facing Life’s Challenges

15. Making Smart Health Care Choices

Focus On: Understanding Complementary and Integrative Health

Focus On: Aging, Death, and Dying

16. Promoting Environmental Health

New to this edition

About the book

 

Cover health topics with a real-world focus

  • Mindfulness Theme, including why this topic is so important to health, how to practice it, and potential current and long-range benefits, has been added as feature boxes as well as integrated throughout the narrative and signaled by a new mindfulness icon
    • Mindfulness and You boxes focus on mindfulness research and applications in relation to high interest topics such as sleep, technostress, mental health, sexual dysfunction, etc.
  • Focus on Difference, Disparity and Health Equity chapter challenges students to think about issues of diversity and health equity, and the actions they can take as individuals and as a society to begin to remove barriers and promote access to health for all (Chapter 1A).
  • Statistics, research, and information on the latest health topics, issues, and trends, has been included.
  • Updated - Money & Health covers elements of the financial or economic world that impact personal health.
  • Full Chapter on Sleep now has more coverage and the most recent health findings on how sleep impats our health.
  • Updated - Health in a Diverse World expand discussion of health topics to diverse groups within the US and around the world.

Encourage critical thinking and behavior change

  • Updated - Study Plans tie all end-of-chapter material (including Chapter Review, Pop Quiz, and Think About It questions) to specific numbered Learning Outcomes and Mastering Health assets.
  • Updated - What Do You Think? critical-thinking questions appear throughout the text, encouraging students to pause and reflect on the material they’ve just read.
  • Updated - Assess Yourself help students evaluate their health behaviors. The Your Plan for Change section within each box provides students with targeted suggestions for ways to implement change.
  • Updated - Skills for Behavior Change focus on practical strategies students can use to improve health or reduce their risks from negative health behaviors.
  • Updated - Points of View present a controversial health issue and explain opposing viewpoints on the issue, encouraging students to critically evaluate information and consider their own stance.
  • Updated - Why Should I Care? now opens each chapter and addresses the relevance of health issues to students’ lives by presenting information on the effects poor health habits have on them in the here and now.

 

Current content makes health relevant

  • Updated - Tech & Health covers new technology innovations that can help students stay healthy.
  • Updated - Chapter Learning Outcomes summarize the main competencies students will gain from each chapter and alert them to the key concepts. They are now explicitly tied to chapter sections. Focus On mini-chapters now also include learning outcomes.
  • Updated - Health Headlines highlight new discoveries and research, as well as interesting trends in the health field.
  • Updated - Student Health Today focus on potential health risks and safety issues relevant to college students.
  • Updated - A running glossary in the margins defines terms where students first encounter them, emphasizing and supporting understanding of the material.

Also available packaged with Mastering Health or as an easy-to-use, standalone Pearson eText


Mastering is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools developed to engage students and emulate the office-hour experience, Mastering personalizes learning and often improves results for each student. With a variety  of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult personal health concepts. Learn more about Mastering Health.

 

Tools for planning your course and engaging students

  • Ready-to-Go Teaching Modules were written by instructors for instructors and are found in the Instructor Resources section. They help instructors efficiently make use of the available teaching tools for the toughest topics by providing lecture preparation, before-class assignments, in-class activities, and after-class assignments. Instructors can incorporate active learning into their course with the suggested activity ideas and clicker questions or Learning Catalytics questions.
  • Updated - Pearson eText:
    • Now available on smartphones and tablets.
    • Seamlessly integrated videos, interactive self-assessments, and other rich media.
    • Accessible (screen-reader ready).
    • Configurable reading settings, including resizable type and night reading mode.
    • Instructor and student note-taking, highlighting, bookmarking, and search.
    • Instructors can hide and move chapters creating a table of contents that meets their individual course coverage.
  • Updated - Learning Catalytics™ generates classroom discussion, guides your lecture, and promotes peer-to-peer learning with real-time analytics. Learning Catalytics is a student response tool that uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more interactive tasks and thinking. Instructors, you can:
    • NEW! Upload a full PowerPoint ® deck for easy creation of slide questions.
    • NEW! Team names are no longer case sensitive.
    • Help your students develop critical-thinking skills.
    • Monitor responses to find out where your students are struggling.
    • Rely on real-time data to adjust your teaching strategy.
    • Automatically group students for discussion, teamwork, and peer-to- peer learning.

Encourage behavior change and actively engage students

  • Updated - Health Tough Topics Coaching Activities guide your students through key health and fitness concepts with interactive mini-lessons that provide hints and feedback. Activities tied to the videos include multiple-choice questions that provide wrong-answer feedback to redirect students to the correct answer.
  • Updated - 51 ABC News Videos help your students see how health relates to the real world and spark discussion with up-to-date hot topics in the field.
  • Updated - NutriTools Coaching Activities in the nutrition chapter allow students to combine and experiment with different food options and learn firsthand how to build healthier meals. 

Student support when they need it

  • Before, After, and During Class pre-built assignments that are paired with the Ready to Go Teaching Modules.
  • Updated -  Prebuilt Assignments with 20 Pre-lecture Reading Questions per chapter ensure that students come prepared for lecture by answering multiple-choice questions related to content within the text.
  • Updated - Study Plans tie all end-of-chapter material (including chapter review, pop quiz, and Think About It questions) to specific numbered Learning Outcomes and Mastering assets. Assignable study plan items contain at least one multiple-choice question per Learning Outcome and wrong-answer feedback.

Pearson eText allows educators to easily share their own notes with students so they see the connection between their reading and what they learn in class–motivating them to keep reading, and keep learning. Portable access lets students study on the go, even offline. And, reading analytics offer insight into how students use the eText, helping educators tailor their instruction. Learn more about Pearson eText.

 

Check out the preface for a complete list of features and what's new in this edition.

Features & benefits

About the book

 

Cover health topics with a real-world focus

  • New - Mindfulness Theme, including why this topic is so important to health, how to practice it, and potential current and long-range benefits, has been added as feature boxes as well as integrated throughout the narrative and signaled by a new mindfulness icon
    • NEW! Mindfulness and You boxes focus on mindfulness research and applications in relation to high interest topics such as sleep, technostress, mental health, sexual dysfunction, etc.
  • New - Focus on Difference, Disparity and Health Equity chapter challenges students to think about issues of diversity and health equity, and the actions they can take as individuals and as a society to begin to remove barriers and promote access to health for all (Chapter 1A).
  • New - Statistics, research, and information on the latest health topics, issues, and trends, has been included.
  • Updated - Money & Health covers elements of the financial or economic world that impact personal health.
  • New - Full Chapter on Sleep now has more coverage and the most recent health findings on how sleep impacts our health.
  • Updated - Health in a Diverse World expand discussion of health topics to diverse groups within the US and around the world.

Encourage critical thinking and behavior change

  • Hallmark - A Behavior Change Contract for students to fill out is included at the back of the book, to help set them up for success.
  • Updated - Study Plans tie all end-of-chapter material (including Chapter Review, Pop Quiz, and Think About It questions) to specific numbered Learning Outcomes and Mastering Health™ assets.
  • Updated - What Do You Think? critical-thinking questions appear throughout the text, encouraging students to pause and reflect on the material they’ve just read.
  • Updated - Assess Yourself help students evaluate their health behaviors. The Your Plan for Change section within each box provides students with targeted suggestions for ways to implement change.
  • Updated - Skills for Behavior Change focus on practical strategies students can use to improve health or reduce their risks from negative health behaviors.
  • Updated - Points of View present a controversial health issue and explain opposing viewpoints on the issue, encouraging students to critically evaluate information and consider their own stance.
  • Updated - Why Should I Care? now opens each chapter and addresses the relevance of health issues to students’ lives by presenting information on the effects poor health habits have on them in the here and now.

Current content makes health relevant

  • Updated - Tech & Health covers new technology innovations that can help students stay healthy.
  • Updated - Chapter Learning Outcomes summarize the main competencies students will gain from each chapter and alert them to the key concepts. They are now explicitly tied to chapter sections. Focus On mini-chapters now also include learning outcomes.
  • Updated - Health Headlines highlight new discoveries and research, as well as interesting trends in the health field.
  • Updated - Student Health Today focus on potential health risks and safety issues relevant to college students.
  • Updated - A running glossary in the margins defines terms where students first encounter them, emphasizing and supporting understanding of the material.


Also available packaged with Mastering Health or as an easy-to-use, standalone Pearson eText


Mastering is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools developed to engage students and emulate the office-hour experience, Mastering personalizes learning and often improves results for each student. With a variety  of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult personal health concepts. Learn more about Mastering Health.

 

Tools for planning your course and engaging students

  • New - Ready-to-Go Teaching Modules were written by instructors for instructors and are found in the Instructor Resources section. They help instructors efficiently make use of the available teaching tools for the toughest topics by providing lecture preparation, before-class assignments, in-class activities, and after-class assignments. Instructors can incorporate active learning into their lectures with the suggested activities,clicker questions, or Learning Catalytics questions.
  • Updated - Pearson eText:
    • Now available on smartphones and tablets.
    • Seamlessly integrated videos, interactive self-assessments worksheets and other rich media.
    • Accessible (screen-reader ready).
    • Configurable reading settings, including resizable type and night reading mode.
    • Instructor and student note-taking, highlighting, bookmarking, and search.
    • Instructors can hide and move chapters creating a table of contents that meets their individual course coverage.
  • Updated - Learning Catalytics™ generates classroom discussion, guides your lecture, and promotes peer-to-peer learning with real-time analytics. Learning Catalytics is a student response tool that uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more interactive tasks and thinking. Instructors, you can:
    • New - Upload a full PowerPoint ® deck for easy creation of slide questions.
    • New - Team names are no longer case sensitive.
    • Help your students develop critical-thinking skills.
    • Monitor responses to find out where your students are struggling.
    • Rely on real-time data to adjust your teaching strategy.
    • Automatically group students for discussion, teamwork, and peer-to- peer learning.

Encourage behavior change and actively engage students

  • 10 Interactive Behavior Change Activities--Which Path Would You Take? allow students to explore various health choices through an engaging, interactive, low-stakes, and anonymous experience. These activities show students the possible consequences of various choices they make today on their future health; these activities are linked out to Mastering from the book and made assignable in Mastering with follow-up questions.
  • Hallmark - Behavior Change Videos guide your students through the best tips and practices to put better decision making into action and review basic fitness concepts. These concise whiteboard-style videos help students with the steps of behavior change, covering topics such as setting SMART goals, identifying and overcoming barriers to change, planning realistic timelines, and more. Additional videos review key fitness concepts such as determining target heart rate range for exercise. All videos include assessment activities and are assignable in Mastering Health.
  • Updated - Health Tough Topics Coaching Activities guide your students through key health and fitness concepts with interactive mini-lessons that provide hints and wrong-answer feedback.
  • Updated - 51 ABC News Videos help your students see how health relates to the real world and spark discussion with up-to-date hot topics in the field.
  • Updated - NutriTools Coaching Activities in the nutrition chapter allow students to combine and experiment with different food options and learn firsthand how to build healthier meals.

Student support when they need it

  • New - Before, After, and During Class pre-built assignments that are paired with the Ready-to-Go Teaching Modules.
  • Updated - Prebuilt Assignments with 20 Pre-lecture Reading Questions per chapter ensure that students come prepared for lecture by answering multiple-choice questions related to content within the text.
  • Updated - Study Plans tie all end-of-chapter material (including chapter review, pop quiz, and Think About It questions) to specific numbered Learning Outcomes and Mastering assets. Assignable study plan items contain at least one multiple-choice question per Learning Outcome and wrong-answer feedback.
  • Dynamic Study Modules enable students to study effectively on their own in an adaptive format. Students receive an initial set of questions with a unique answer format asking them to indicate their confidence level.
  • Updated - MP3 chapter summaries review key chapter content and come with multiple-choice questions that provide wrong-answer feedback.
  • Self-Assessments with Gradebook Reporting enable students to write a self-reflection piece on their self-assessment or complete the self-assessment and have it automatically speak to the Gradebook. Self-assessments are available within Mastering Health, both as a PDF format with self-reflection piece and as a multi-part activity that speaks to your Gradebook.
  • The Study Area is broken down into learning areas and includes videos, MP3s, practice quizzing, and much more.

Pearson eText allows educators to easily share their own notes with students so they see the connection between their reading and what they learn in class–motivating them to keep reading, and keep learning. Portable access lets students study on the go, even offline. And, reading analytics offer insight into how students use the eText, helping educators tailor their instruction. Learn more about Pearson eText.


Check out the preface for a complete list of features and what's new in this edition.

Author biography

Rebecca Donatelle has served as a faculty member in the Department of Public Health, College of Health and Human Sciences, at Oregon State University for the last two decades. In that role, she has chaired the department and been program coordinator for the Health Promotion and Health Behavior Program (bachelor’s degree, master of public health, and PhD degree programs), as well as served on over 50 national, state, regional, and university committees focused on improving student academic success and improving the public’s health. Most importantly to her, she has also taught and mentored thousands of undergraduate and graduate students.

 

Dr. Donatelle has a PhD in community health/health promotion and health education, with specializations in health behaviors, aging, and chronic disease prevention, from the University of Oregon; a master of science degree in health education from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse; and a bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, with majors in health/physical education and English. In recent years, Donatelle has received several professional awards for leadership, teaching, and service within the university and for her work on developing nationally ranked undergraduate and graduate programs in the health promotion/health behavior areas.

 

Her primary research and scholarship areas have focused on finding scientifically appropriate means of motivating behavior change among resistant populations. Specifically, her work uses incentives, social and community supports, and risk communication strategies in motivating diverse populations to change their risk behaviors. She has worked with pregnant women who smoke in an effort to motivate them to quit smoking, obese women of all ages who are at risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes, prediabetic women at risk for progression to type 2 diabetes, and a wide range of other health issues and problems. Earlier research projects have focused on decision making and factors influencing the use of alternative and traditional health care providers for treatment of low back pain, illness and sick role behaviors, occupational stress and stress claims, and worksite health promotion.

 

More recently, through her writing she has been working to provide scientifically defensible, engaging ways to help students understand today's complex health and health care challenges, to ask the tough questions, understand that there are often no simple solutions to the myriad of issues we face both in the US and internationally. With this text in particular, she has worked to motivate students to approach their challenges in a mindful, thoughtful way; to take time to notice and to look within and outside themselves in order to really see, hear and feel the life experience to act compassionately toward self and toward others who are struggling with personal challenges. Importantly, she challenges students to ask..."How can I make the world a better place, for me.. for others, and for future generations?...to live more healthfully, and with more enthusiasm?" Whether it be working to improve personal health behaviors, help others who are struggling, or working to improve the social, political, and macro health environment, her goal is to motivate students to become more engaged and be the health change agents of the future.

 

In addition to her 'writing', Dr. Donatelle enjoys playing acoustic guitar, gardening, camping and socializing with friends and family, and walks with her three rambunctious Westies.