This current, contemporary textbook is a guide to the fields of health promotion. Its primary beneficiaries are students who are preparing for careers as health educators or health promoters. This text teaches the educator to be aware of the many factors that influence health: heredity, environment, health care services, and our own behavior.
Describes the nature of health and wellness, then defines both health promotion and health education and their relationship. Examines the field of health promotion and education in pragmatic, philosophical, and historical contexts, and discusses rationales for programs in many different settings, along with examples of thriving programs. Settings discussed include health care, work site, community, university, military, and school settings. Butler is affiliated with Delaware State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)