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Health Professional as Educator: Principles of Teaching and Learning + Navigate 2 Advantage Access, 2nd Edition

  • George P. Thomas Jr.
  • Deborah Sopczyk
  • Karen Jacobs
  • Margaret M. Braungart
  • ISBN-10: 128415520X
  • ISBN-13: 9781284155204
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2020 Published
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About the Product

Written for health professionals, the Second Edition of Health Professional as Educator: Principles of Teaching and Learning focuses on the daily education of patients, clients, fellow colleagues, and students in both clinical and classroom settings. Written by renowned educators and authors from a wide range of health backgrounds, this comprehensive text not only covers teaching and learning techniques, but reinforces concepts with strategies, learning styles, and teaching plans. The Second Edition focuses on a range of audiences making it an excellent resource for those in all healthcare professions, regardless of level of educational program. Comprehensive in its scope and depth of information, students will learn to effectively educate patients, students, and colleagues throughout the course of their careers.


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Table of Contents

Part I: Perspectives on Teaching and Learning
Chapter 1: Overview of Education in Health Care
Chapter 2: Ethical, Legal, and Economic Foundations of the Educational Process
Chapter 3: Applying Learning Theories to Healthcare Practice

Part II: Characteristics of the Learner
Chapter 4: Determinants of Learning
Chapter 5: Developmental Stages of the Learner
Chapter 6: Compliance, Motivation, and Health Behaviors of the Learner
Chapter 7: Literacy in the Adult Client Population
Chapter 8: Gender, Socioeconomic, and Cultural Attributes of the Learner
Chapter 9: Educating Learners with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses

Part III: Techniques and Strategies for Teaching and Learning
Chapter 10: Behavioral Objectives and Teaching Plans
Chapter 11: Teaching Methods and Settings
Chapter 12: Instructional Materials
Chapter 13: Technology in Education
Chapter 14: Evaluation in Healthcare Education

New to this edition

  • New sections have been added on Interprofessional Education (IPE), IPE collaboration, patient-centered care, and patient engagement in the teaching and learning process.
  • New entire new sections have been added on the latest socioecological model of learning, on the theory and stages of motor learning, and the neuropsychology of learning.
  • Significant updates on the new discoveries in neuroscience as they affect gender attributes of learners, new information on the impact of socioeconomic status on learning, and more about underrepresented minorities in the health professions to recognize and address the cultural needs of learners.
  • New Case Studies have been added to the end of each chapter accompanied by thought provoking questions (and answers) to take learning to the next level.