Health Education

Effectiveness and efficiency

  • Authors
  • Keith Tones
  • Sylvia Tilford
  • Yvonne Keeley Robinson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Keith Tones, Sylvia Tilford, Yvonne Keeley Robinson
    Pages 1-16
  3. Keith Tones, Sylvia Tilford, Yvonne Keeley Robinson
    Pages 17-43
  4. Keith Tones, Sylvia Tilford, Yvonne Keeley Robinson
    Pages 44-82
  5. Keith Tones, Sylvia Tilford, Yvonne Keeley Robinson
    Pages 83-117
  6. Keith Tones, Sylvia Tilford, Yvonne Keeley Robinson
    Pages 118-155
  7. Keith Tones, Sylvia Tilford, Yvonne Keeley Robinson
    Pages 156-211
  8. Keith Tones, Sylvia Tilford, Yvonne Keeley Robinson
    Pages 212-234
  9. Keith Tones, Sylvia Tilford, Yvonne Keeley Robinson
    Pages 235-276
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 277-286

About this book

Introduction

It could be said with some justification that the task of education is to safe­ guard people's right to learn about important aspects of human culture and experience. Since health and illness occupy a prominent place in our everyday experience, it might reasonably be argued that everyone is entitled to share whatever insights we possess into the state of being healthy and to benefit from what might be done to prevent and treat disease and discomfort. Health education's role in such an endeavour would be to create the necessary under­ standing. No other justification would be needed. In recent years, however, questions have been posed with increasing insistence and urgency about efficiency - both about education in general and health education in particular. We can be certain that such enquiries about effectiveness do not reflect a greater concern to know whether or not the population is better educated: they stem from more utilitarian motives. It is apparent, even to the casual observer, that economic growth and productivity have become a central preoccupation in contemporary Britain.

Keywords

care education efficiency evaluation growth health health care health promotion organizations population research

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-3230-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-32980-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-3230-3
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