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Empowering Health Decisions

Author(s): Jerrold S. Greenberg, EdD, Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland
  • ISBN-13: 9781449690403
  • Product With Access Code    362 pages      © 2014
Price: $99.95 US List
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Empowering Health Decisions offers a personal health text focused on essential content for students to assist them in making informed decisions about their health.   This text is unique from other personal texts on the market in that it focuses on decision-making models and theories of behavior change.  These models are carried throughout each chapter and will describe how it can be used to make health enhancing decisions specific to the chapter content. 

A key element of the text is the Health Decision Portfolio which will help students maintain their assignments, text book exercises and website content.  The benefit of this portfolio is that it summarizes the student's interaction with course content and encourages the student to identify ways to lead a healthy lifestyle. 

Key features of this first edition include:

  • Decision-making models and theories of behavior change
  • Chapter exercises designed to reinforce the decision-making model
  • Staple theories of behavior change such as: Stages of Change Theory, Social Learning Theory, Health Belief Model, and Theory of Reasoned Action
  • Health Decision portfolio summarizes the course content and the student's interaction with content


Resources: Companion website

Applicable Courses

Empowering Health Decisions is the ideal text for courses in:

  • Personal Health
  • Health and Wellness
  • Personal Wellness
  • Introduction to Health
Chapter  1  Health: What It Is, Why You Need It, and How to Get It
Chapter  2  Assuming Responsibility for Your Health
Chapter  3  Improving Your Psychological Healthy
Chapter  4  Managing Stress, Rather Than Letting Stress Manage You
Chapter  5  Expressing Your Spirituality for Better Health
Chapter  6  Building a Lifetime of Physical Fitness
Chapter  7  Preventing Lifestyle Diseases
Chapter  8  Being an Informed Health Consumer
Chapter  9  Taking Charge of Your Diet and Weight
Chapter  10  Developing Healthy and Satisfying Relationships
Chapter  11  Being Sexual and Responsible
Chapter  12  Using Drugs Healthfully and Avoiding Drug Abuse and Misuse

Jerrold S. Greenberg, EdD-Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland

Dr. Jerrold S. Greenberg is Professor Emeritus in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland. Dr. Greenberg earned his baccalaureate and master’s degrees from The City College of New York and then continued his education at Syracuse University where he earned his doctorate. Dr. Greenberg has taught at Syracuse University, Boston University, and the State University of New York at Buffalo before accepting a professorship at the University of Maryland in 1979. Dr. Greenberg has written more than 50 books on such topics as elder care, health, stress management, physical fitness, sexuality, and methods of health education. In addition, he has published more than 80 articles in professional journals and in lay magazines. Among Dr. Greenberg’s honors are: the University of Maryland Service–Learning Advocate of the Year award for 2003–2004; the American School Health Association’s Distinguished Service Award; selection as Alliance Scholar by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance; the Presidential Citation, the Certificate of Appreciation, and the Scholar Award of the American Association for Health Education; selection for inclusion in Who’s Who in America, Outstanding Young Men of America, and Who’s Who in World Jewry. Dr. Greenberg has also served on the editorial boards of the professional journals Health Education and The Journal of School Health; and as a reviewer for other professional journals. In addition, Dr. Greenberg has conducted stress management workshops for professional, business, and lay organizations throughout the United States.

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781449690403

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