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Fitzpatrick, Katie; Leahy, Deana; Webber, Melinda; Gilbert, Jen; Lupton, Deborah; Aggleton, Peter – Health Education Journal, 2019
In May 2018, a group of scholars gathered in the icy and sunlit grandeur of Queenstown (Aotearoa New Zealand) to talk, debate and share ideas about health education. The conference aimed to trouble and disrupt traditional kinds of health education and, instead, suggest possibilities for the critical study of health education -- both in terms of…
Descriptors: Health Education, Conferences (Gatherings), Foreign Countries, Educational Research
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Rigg, Khary K.; Menendez, Kimberly M. – Health Education Journal, 2018
Schools are an important venue for implementing drug prevention programmes. School-based programmes have been shown to be an efficacious and cost-effective method of reducing substance use disorders among youth. There exists lack of consensus, however, regarding who makes the most effective programme providers. Drug prevention programmes are led…
Descriptors: Drug Education, Prevention, Substance Abuse, Program Effectiveness
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Morgan, Gareth – Health Education Journal, 2014
Aspirin has public health potential to reduce the risk of ischaemic vascular events and sporadic cancer. One objection to the wider use of aspirin for primary prevention, however, is the undesirable effects of the medicine, which include increasing risk of bleeding and haemorrhagic stroke. Marathons also carry risks of serious events such as…
Descriptors: Drug Therapy, Risk, Physical Activities, Public Health
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Moreño, Patricienn K. – Health Education Journal, 2014
The breakdown of care transitions between various healthcare facilities, providers, and services is a major issue in healthcare, and accounts for over US$15 billion in healthcare expenditures annually. The transition between inpatient care and home care is a very delicate period where, too often, chronically ill patients get worse and wind up back…
Descriptors: Health Services, Role, Networks, Patients
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Ochieng, Bertha M. N. – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: This paper examines Black adolescents' experiences and views on the interrelationships between their families' parenting practices and their wellbeing. Method: The material is drawn from a community-based qualitative study on the health and wellbeing experiences of Black African families and adolescents. A total of 53 adolescents of…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Ethnic Groups, Well Being, Qualitative Research
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Thompson, Amy; Brookins-Fisher, Jodi; Kerr, Dianne; O'Boyle, Irene – Health Education Journal, 2012
Health education professionals are often called upon to be role models of professional conduct as well as mentors to their students. Part of that mentoring, particularly of graduate students, involves preparing students to conduct research, and publish and present results of their work at state and national conference venues. Health educators…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Health Education, Ethics, Mentors
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Romero, Frederico R.; Romero, Antonio W.; Filho, Thadeu Brenny; Kulysz, David; Oliveira, Fernando C., Jr.; Filho, Renato Tambara – Health Education Journal, 2012
Objective: To help students, residents, and general practitioners to improve the technique, skills, and reproducibility of their prostate examination. Methods: We developed a comprehensive guideline outlining prostate anatomy, indications, patient preparation, positioning, technique, findings, and limitations of this ancient art of urological…
Descriptors: Physical Examinations, Diagnostic Tests, Anatomy, Medical Students
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Sriranganathan, Gobika; Jaworsky, Denise; Larkin, June; Flicker, Sarah; Campbell, Lisa; Flynn, Susan; Janssen, Jesse; Erlich, Leah – Health Education Journal, 2012
Peer education is used as a health promotion strategy in a number of areas, including sexual health. Although peer education programmes have been around for some time, published systematic evaluations of youth sexual health peer education programmes are rare. This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of youth sexual health peer…
Descriptors: Health Education, Sex Education, Health Promotion, Evaluation Methods
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Blake, H.; Chambers, D. – Health Education Journal, 2012
In efforts to respond to key government public health initiatives for settings-based health promotion, the "Workplace Health Champion" role has emerged as a method of promoting health within the UK healthcare setting. Health promotion techniques used by these individuals are based on psychological theories that are known to motivate…
Descriptors: Health Services, Role Models, Health Promotion, Nurses
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Brocklehurst, Paul; Tickle, Martin – Health Education Journal, 2012
Background: The two most common models of workforce planning are the "stock and flow" and the demographic approach. The former balances future losses from a system against recruitment and retention, whilst the latter simply "grosses up" current provision based on changes to population demographics. However, such approaches…
Descriptors: Health Services, Agency Cooperation, Dentistry, Foreign Countries
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Laakso, E-Liisa; Armstrong, Kylie; Usher, Wayne – Health Education Journal, 2012
The evolving eHealth agenda presents a range of potential opportunities for the management and prevention of chronic disease. This paper identifies issues and barriers to the uptake of eHealth and describes a strategy ("Healthy Outcomes for Australians"[C]-HOFA) for creating a central knowledge filter and cyber space method for tracking…
Descriptors: Health, Diseases, Web 2.0 Technologies, Chronic Illness
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Usher, Wayne; Skinner, James – Health Education Journal, 2011
This article presents three types of health website categories (e-knowledge, e-business and e-professional) which are currently being used to disseminate health-related information, services and medical literature to the health consumer and professional. Moreover, criteria which have been used to establish a health website's category is…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Health Education, Classification, Web Sites
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Jay, Eleanor; Aslani, Parisa; Raynor, D. K. – Health Education Journal, 2011
Background: Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) forms an important basis for the dissemination of medicines information worldwide. Methods: This article presents an overview of the design and development of Australian CMI, and discusses "user-testing" as an iterative, formative process for CMI design. Findings: In Australia, legislation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Patients, Medicine, Drug Therapy
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Killoran, Amanda; McCormick, Geraldine – Health Education Journal, 2010
Objective: To describe the development of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) evidence-based guidance on one-to-one interventions for prevention of STIs and under 18 conceptions, as a focus for an integrated approach to sexual health services. Method: Documentation of the process for developing NICE guidance that is…
Descriptors: Health Services, Prevention, Field Tests, Guidance
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Roberts, Velma; Perryman, Martha; Rivers, Patrick A. – Health Education Journal, 2009
As employers, parents, and policy makers demand more accountability from higher education, transferring student learning to health services management practice is more important than ever. If educators want to give these stakeholders the evidence-based performance results they expect, assessment of student learning outcomes, as well as aggregate…
Descriptors: Health Services, Student Evaluation, Accountability, Administration
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