ISBN 9780534581084,Personal Health: Perspectives and Lifestyles

Personal Health: Perspectives and Lifestyles



Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc

Publication Year 2002

ISBN 9780534581084

ISBN-10 0534581080


Edition 3rd
Number of Pages 544 Pages
Language (English)

Medicine: general issues

PERSONAL HEALTH: PERSPECTIVES AND LIFESTYLES emphasizes the individual's personal responsibility for wellness by presenting general (core) and current health information to guide decision making. The focus of the text is to present health topics, including cultural, racial, ethnic, and gender diversity, identify risk factors, and give students useful and sensible suggestions to reduce their risk for preventable diseases and conditions in order to achieve optimal levels of wellness for themselves, friends, and family. Filled with practical advice, stimulating discussion questions and self-assessment exercises, this text take an applied approach and empowers students to take control of their own health. Concentrated emphasis on health issues as they relate to various cultural differences make this text one of the most up-to date resources for health-related culture, gender, ethnic, and age issues.