PublicHealth Intervention Program: HealthTeaching
PublicHealth Intervention Program: HealthTeaching
Asa part of the Public health intervention wheel, health teaching is anextremely important strategy for ensuring efficiency andeffectiveness in nursing. The rapid rate of advancement andimprovement in technology and technological gadgets (such as Internettools) has significantly re-defined the lives of people all aroundthe world. The education sector is no exception. Most schools acrossthe globe have embraced the use of technology in enhancing teachingand the learning process in general (Attwell and Hughes, 2010). Thedecision to utilize the latest technology in teaching the children isextremely important in helping them to develop the new and relevantskills for their future careers during their time in the work-force.Having spent 2 years with the children, I have learned a lot abouttheir interests, limitations and weaknesses. I spent time studyingand researching for the appropriate solutions and measure of responsethat will enable the children to improve their performance and getthe exposure they need to sharpen their skills and expand theirknowledge. In my one-year-long research, I focused on the providenceof the team according to their curriculum and period of time they hadto interact with the children. I noticed some flaws and aspects ofnegligence that are crucial in indicating the performance of thechildren.
Iconsidered the fact that the use of digital pedagogy has, however,met resistance from traditional tutors and educational experts in theUnited Kingdom as well as other parts of the world. The LifelongLearning UK program has confronted the issues and conflicts arisingamong the teacher training institutes and ensured the success of theprogram. In my pursuit to improve the efficiency of the education inmy institution, I sought the help of a non-governmental organizationto help fund and install the appropriate Information Technologicalfacilities that will enable the transformation of the school`spedagogical process into a digital-led approach. This purpose of thispaper is to propose a health teaching strategy for the localcommunity.
Educationon nursing spread in the 20thcentury and the administrators and founders had to make quickequipped establishments to manage the increasing numbers of studentsin the field. Higher degree and Masters Programs emerged across thewhole country of the United States and the world at large to meet theincreased for specialized nurses in clinical nursing practice. Theseemerging programs had incorporated various units and courses thatintroduced the learners to the research processes that is a majorskill professionals have to possess to be effective in the field.
Inthis period a major force in the field emerged, to increase anddevelop the nursing knowledge and as the more the students andprofessionals in the field increased knowledge and theirunderstanding of research, it became obvious and open that researchwithout concepts and theoretical frameworks information produced atthe end was isolated hence the research era slowly made a transitioninto the theory era and as it was noted by Meleis (2007),
Strongemphasis on theories, testing them and introduction of new programsincluding new theoretical frameworks and advanced study guides in thefield significantly improved doctoral education in nursing and foronce in 1978 the theorists work was recognized at a Nurse EducatorConference held in New York. The nursing theories had hugedevelopments and the models and theories are later viewed as worksdone by various individuals working on their own across the countrywho come up with ideas and concepts on nursing and publish themviewed collectively as a systematic structure of knowledge. Thisdevelopments and awareness of the collective responsibility transitedto an era of theory utilization (Fawcett, 2005)
Ignorancehas affected decision making and cost the healthcare industry hugeexpenses. Without proper knowledge, there is high occurrence oferrors that not only consume time and deter the health of patientsbut also wastes money. Health care teaching is therefore a relevantsolution to improve the efficiency of healthcare activities to reducethe overall cost due to ignorance.
Dataanalysis process will include the procedure of packaging the gatheredinformation placing them in order as well as structuring itsprincipal parts in manner that the results are easily as well asmeritoriously processed. After completion of the fieldwork, prior toanalysis, all the questionnaires are sufficiently checked forconsistency as well as verification. The editing process, coding partas well as the tabulation are equally undertaken.
Thedata will be analyzed using quantitative method. The quantitativemethod used will encompass the application of diagrams like tables inaddition to charts. The data will then be analyzed by using thequalitative technique. The qualitative method encompasses contentanalysis as well as evaluation of the text material.
Irelied on articles from the past century that critiqued the system ofpedagogy in England. For example, I learned that in 1981, BrianSimons highlighted the fact that English education lacked thecoherent and systematic approach and direly needed a review andamendment. Referring to the management and regulatory policies of thegovernment, he noted that program was no longer efficient andeffective in impacting the children appropriately with the requiredknowledge and skills. Simons (2008) defined Pedagogy as the actinvolving teaching and discourse and includes the introduction ofideas and values to the learners.
ComparingEngland`s system to others
England,like France and Germany, has distinct traditions in schools based onthe historical developments that define their nation`s traditions(Marwick, 2013). Ipsis (2008) explains that in England, the mainphilosophy defining the education system is humanism (based onindividualism and morality as the core principles). It isindividualistic because it is child-centred and emphasizes the directinteraction between the tutor and the child. Moreover, the moralityaspect focuses on the qualities of real life such as integrity andfairness to each other (Ipsis, 2008).
InFrance, the education system is based on encyclopaedism.Encyclopaedism focuses on the aspects of universality andrationality. The system is designed to transform the society towardsthe interests of most of its members and broaden the learner’sknowledge. It is extremely instrumental in eliminating socialinequalities and creating an equal society with fair shares ofopportunities for all the learners both in their education and intheir future careers (Alexander, 2011).
Germany,like England, utilizes the humanistic views but focuses on theHumbold`s theory (integrating rationalism with the natural order andreality of the situation of the present world). The tutors,therefore, promote two major duties as an academic specialist andalso as a moral educator in accordance to the natural order ofthings.
Therole of the tutor in developing and facilitating a just,child-centred education system that includes both indoor and outdooractivities is extremely important. The tutor is responsible forguiding and directing the program to ensure its success. As thePractitioner, I realize my role as the driver of change byimplementing the exploration and development of new technologicalideas to improve learning.
Withthe knowledge that the children are, at that young age, exposed tosocial media and the use of Web 2.0 to communicate and shareinformation on multi-media, I am able to integrate social media intotheir education because they are familiar with its use. Training thechildren on the use of advanced technological gadgets will notconsume a lot of time because of their exposure to the gadgets eitherfrom their parents or elder siblings.
Sincethe national curriculum is set up on the philosophy of individualism,according to the 1998 Act, every student is eligible for equal andfair access to a common curriculum. This follows that, for me toattain the digital revolution in my institution, I need to getdigital gadgets for all my students regardless of their exposure tothe technology to ensure uniformity among them. This will reduce thebulky use of textbooks in the school as well as exercise books forthe pupils.
Nursingtheories are as a result of enormous collective responsibility fromvarious scientists and researchers in the field. There cannot be onetheory in nursing, the different ideas and concepts that has beenthrough the years on history and education development through theresearch era are collectively viewed as a systematic structure ofknowledge in the field.
TheHealth Belief model
Developedby the United States Public Health Service Social psychologists, thetheories propose that an individual`s health-related behaviors relieson that individual`s perception of the benefits of taking preventiveactions, consideration towards the barriers to the availablepreventive actions, their susceptibility and severity to the illness.
Nursesutilize the model especially in determining patient compliance andtheir preventive actions. The model focuses on the patients` beliefsin relation to their behavior by proving a strategy of determiningand predicting the behavior of patients in regards to their healthand consequently, the approaches in treatment.
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