We had the pleasure of interview a highly skilled Clinical Nurse Educator Darren Page, who currently works at Spaulding Hospital and has been there for the past two years. He has more than eight years of experience as a Clinical Nurse Educator at several healthcare facilities in different states. During the interview he mentioned some of his primary duties in the hospital: besides acting as a resource for all professional and ancillary staff, he implements nursing education programs, provides orientation for newly hired staff, evaluates competency and identifies team or individual performance to assist those unable to meet competency expectations. He explained that he also spends his day assessing staff satisfaction, patient quality indicators, researching best practices in order to promote evidence-based nursing practice, designing interventions and creating policies, guidelines and protocols to improve outcomes. Moreover, his exceptional communication skills made the interview a memorable event, which has provided us many insights.
According to article one, “health educators have to promote, maintain, and improve, individual, family, and community health” (NCHEC, 2011). The second article focuses on the way the educator presents themselves. The way individuals present themselves is very important in the health profession. The third article, explains how health educators have to be aware of what they are teaching, and they have to follow up with their work. The fourth article focuses on, how the health educators should be aware of the population they are working with. The National Commission Health Education Credentials mentions, “health educators are sensitive to social and cultural diversity, and are in accord with the law, when planning and implementing programs” (NCHEC, 2011). Health educator should be careful on how they speak about certain topics. The fifth article focuses on doing the proper research and evaluations that are necessary for a topic. The sixth article focuses how educators have to respect the code of ethics by following
Part of Being a Diabetes Educator is to “provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles” (“21-1091 Health Educators.”). Being a Diabetes Educator educates patients on the necessary lifestyle changes involved in a diabetes diagnosis including: nutrition, medication, and glucose testing. They collect the patients’ data to monitor their health status and manage their condition.
This can be done by electronic media (web-based programs), a required course for all first-year and transfer students, or a special programming. Having effective programming helps administrators and professionals assist student with alcohol abuse and binge drinking. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is committed to helping colleges and universities reduce alcohol-related problems on their campuses, protect students from harm, and improve the quality of life for the entire campus (Saltz & DeJong, 2002). For example, the University of Wisconsin Colleges use a special program called Alcohol and Other Drug Education (AODE). Alcohol and Other Drug Education is a program that was designed to support students to help them make healthy and safe choices that support academic and personal success (R. Keehn, personal communication, February 24th, 2016). Having an awareness and prevention program like AODE can make a positive impact on students. At the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha it is required once per year that a guest speaker will come and talk to the students regarding the topic of alcohol abuse as well as sexual assault (R. Keehn, personal communication, February 24th, 2016). Administrators and health professional need to continue to do research to find the most effective way to creating alcohol awareness and effective prevention
We start by giving teachers the necessary information and training to pass the knowledge in a professional manner, as well as relate to the student’s questions. The teacher should be educated in health education, and should have opportunities to gain knowledge from what they learn
The methods being used to inform early twenty-first century youth about alcohol misuse are ineffective and impractical. Alcohol educations programs are mainly about scaring teens out of any type of alcohol consumption (McCardell), which in reality makes drinking attractive to them because of the mystery involved (Minimum Drinking Age). As a result, the programs intended to prevent underage drinking actually have the opposite effect (Ogilvie); instead, alcohol education should be based on the reality of the bingeing environments teens and young adults are dealing with (McCardell). Because of the higher drinking age, high school and collegiate educators are not able to
Even with 30 years of experience as a Healthcare Practionner, I still find it interesting my first teacher, my mother, would instill all the knowledge to help my clients live a healthy and vital life. Her teaching was simple - focus on your whole health with a good diet, nutritious food, consistent exercise, adequate sleep and daily relaxation as your foundation.
Health care providers can overcome differing points of view regarding health promotion and disease prevention by creating a learning environment built on mutual trust, respect and acceptance. The goal is to provide education that is built upon the individual or group strengths that empower and engage the group/individual to be an active participant. It should encourage decision-making that positively affects lifestyle and health behavior changes.
Health education is usually used to give information and advice of the knowledge and skills that the professionals have gained in their sector in order to change the behaviour that affects health an example of this could be using social marketing by putting posters up in busses about eating healthy. Health educators come from a wide range of professions
Individuals who are given the opportunity to learn new skills, increase their abilities for specific accomplishments, and increase their overall knowledge in their field are more likely to remain with their employers. Therefore, many health care organizations realize that continuing education is not only a requirement for certification but also a method for attracting and retaining the best employees. Providing employees with a chance to polish their skills and learn new methods of providing the best care increases job satisfaction. It also makes employees more valuable as they are more able to provide the kind of care that patients expect and deserve. Employee competence is what makes health care what it is. Failing to provide adequate opportunities for continued education in the field will result in less overall care.
I began my research with the question “Who is responsible for underage binge drinking on college campuses.” I found that there were four main entities responsible for this issue; College leaders (dean of Students, President of the University, Housing Supervisors), Community leaders (Politicians, Mayors, and City counsel members), liquor associations (bars and liquor stores), and social influences. I decided to target university and community leaders because I believe some of the leaders, especially mayors and city counsel members, may not understand how extensive the issue of underage binge drinking on college campuses is. That is why my goal with this project was first to inform them of the responsible factors for this issue and then to move
Greenberg, R. (2010) the authors talk about the need for changes in the health education system.
One major health promotion topic that I would like to discuss is alcohol. Alcohol is the substance most commonly used by adolescents and is associated with the top four leading causes of morbidity and mortality among teens (Kann, et al., 2014). The adolescent stage has been identified as a period when the young adults is at the peak risks for onset and intensification of alcohol and marijuana use (Weitzman, et al., 2015). It is important that such health problem is addressed during this stage of development. When adequate education or instruction is given to teens, some of the important health and social problems that either start or peak during adolescence could be