What Curezone is looking for in it's health educators....From Curezone Site- I don't see Marianne Baxter anymore..maybe she has a nom de plume?
Date: 1/14/2006 8:52:10 AM ( 14 y ) ... viewed 1914 times
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Responsibility 1: conducting assessments requires knowledge of both intermediate and global needs. Both can influence health. It also requires skills in information data collection. Information can be obtained from both primary and secondary sources. Primary sources are data gained through methods such as Internet surveys interviews, and forums. Secondary sources are data that have been collected previously by some one else.
Responsibility 2: As a health educator, you should be able to communicate well in order to recruit people and participants. Also, to assist by offering effective good health strategies. The knowledge and skill you will need to recommend good advice include writing, measurable objectives based on assessment: matching programs to the objectives.
Responsibility 3: As a resource person, you must be able to utilize computerized information retrieval systems and interpret and respond to requests for health information. Furthermore, you must be able to establish consultative relationships with individuals requiring assistance with health related problems.
Responsibility 4: The final responsibility but not the least important requires you to understand health behavior theories: and historical aspects of the natural approach to health education. This fundamental knowledge will help you recognize potential problems, such as opposing viewpoints about health education. You must be prepared to use many types of techniques to resolve conflicts and you may serve as a liaison between individuals and other health care providers.
Communication: True communication depends on both the giver and the receiver of a message. However, accurate communication depends on not only on the people involved but also on the nature and quality of the message e itself. When sending a message: When posting on CureZone, have you ever been totally certain that you meant something in a particular way only to discover later that what you typed and what you thought you typed were two different things? Such situations can be embarrassing, or can cause conflicts. . Clear communication begins with careful decision making and message construction on the sender. As a CureZone team members, we are message senders. We are the ones delegated to communicate health messages. 'We must carefully consider the accuracy an quality of the message we are sending before we send it.
Message: Presenting the message in a way that is appropriately appealing to individual values and readiness for change increases the chance that the message will be accepted . Some individuals suffer from IHED: iatrogenic health education disease. this describes a person whom feel overwhelmed by the onslaught of health risk messages. Often times this person will say "everyone has to die sometime", or "everything causes cancer". You may have been reading a post from a person suffering from IHED. To guard against this, your message needs to be appropriately tailored to the receiver's sense of what is reasonable, or worthwhile. Get as much information from the individual you are currently helping: their education, experience with natural approaches to good health, age, gender. Ask them for a brief description of their health background. Also, where do they live? Fore example, People from China may be more open to Chinese herbs, or fruit found in China, ... get it? Knowing some personal information on the individual you are communicating with will help you send well tailored advice.
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