Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on Advancing Health Education through Technology
Dr. Victor C. X. Wang (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
Proposals Submission Deadline: October 15, 2014
Full Chapters Due: January 15, 2015
For release in the Advances in Healthcare Information Systems and Administration (AHISA) Book Series.
Series Editors: Anastasius Moumtzoglou (Hellenic Society for Quality & Safety in Healthcare and P. & A. Kyriakou Children's Hospital, Greece) and Anastasia N. Kastania (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)
The Advances in Healthcare Information Systems and Administration (AHISA) Book Series aims to provide a channel for international researchers to progress the field of study on technology and its implications on healthcare and health information systems. With the growing focus on healthcare and the importance of enhancing this industry to tend to the expanding population, the book series seeks to accelerate the awareness of technological advancements of health information systems and expand awareness and implementation.
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Health education and technology integration started in our primitive society. While modern doctors and nurses use cutting edge technology to treat terminal diseases, shamen in tribes still use a rudimentary technology to treat tribal men and women. Technology contributes to human health and longevity. The more technological advances people have, the longer people live. However, technology is just one factor leading to health and longevity. Health education is the catalyst that plays a more crucial role in maintaining health and longevity. People living in the early 1900s could expect to live an average of approximately 50 years. Now American men live an average of 78 years and American women live an average of 80 years. This lifespan has been changed due to medical breakthroughs firmly supported by health education and technology integration. Health education and technology integration go hand in hand to advance medical breakthroughs.
One in 25 Americans was 65 or over at the turn of the 20th century. In 1994, one in eight Americans was 65 or over. The number of older adults (aged 65 and older) has increased eleven-fold since the turn of the 20th century. As people age, researchers study successful aging by integrating technology; in this way, technology has contributed to longevity in our society. The number of adults over age 85 has quadrupled. The average life span in Japan is longer than that in the United States. Both Japan and the United States are more technologically advanced countries, emphasizing health education at the grassroots level. China has not lagged behind. China developed cutting edge technologies to contain severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003, and the World Health Organization declared that China has achieved the Millennium Development Goals target of reversing tuberculosis (TB) incidence by 2015 and has successfully eradicated malaria.
As the 70 million baby-boomers in the United States will retire very soon, we are entering an adult-oriented society, if not an aging society, from a youth-oriented society. Health education and technology integration will become more and more important in maintaining a whole nation’s health and longevity. Health education takes many forms ranging from lifelong education, gerontology, health promoting exercises, nutrition education, lifestyles, literacy education, and clinical depression to medical education, nursing education and physical therapy. The ubiquitous computer alone cannot describe the sophisticated level of technology used to contain and treat diseases.
Such a timely and relevant volume would not be possible without contributions from scholars/researchers and practitioners in the fields of adult education, medical education, nursing education, clinical psychology, biological science, kinesiology, and technology. Researchers and professionals are required to write chapters by using a language that can be understood by scholars as well as the general public who believe that health education and technology integration should be promoted at the grassroots level.
Instead of specifying chapter titles, which will limit the potential research areas, authors are encouraged to propose their own chapter titles and a brief (no more than one page) proposal to the editor based on the theme of the book and the introduction.
The Handbook of Research on Advancing Health Education through Technology will feature full length chapters (around 12,000 words per chapter) authored by leading experts offering an in-depth description of concepts related to different issues, tools, methodologies, applications and trends in advancing health education through technology at all levels in this evolving society.
• Adult learning professionals
• Faculty and graduate students in health education and technology
• Doctors and nurses, including dieticians
• Researchers and practitioners in the health care industry
• Policy makers in the health care industry
• Librarians assisting researchers, practitioners, faculty, and students in health education and technology
• Computer programmers in promoting technology in health education
Given the broad theme of this volume, contributing authors may determine their own research topics and send their chapter proposals to the editor for consideration for inclusion in the volume. This volume intends to address all pertinent issues and concerns in adult and community education in our evolving society. Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Adult health education through technology
• Child grief education through technology
• Depression control through technology;
• Relationship between health education and technology
• Managing disease through technology
• Sleep study through technology
• Nursing education through technology
• The role of medical doctors fostering health education through technology
• Adult literacy and technology
• Self-directed learning and technology
• Assessing heath education through technology
• Benefits of health education and technology
• Rural health education and technology
• Anxiety study via technology
• Nursing training through technology;
• Technologies in promoting traditional Chinese medicines
• Successful aging through technology
• Promoting longevity through technology
• New brain research through technology
• Nutrition education through technology
• Community health education through technology
• Promoting health education through technology by relying on physical therapy
• Holistic health education through technology
Researchers and practitioners (adult learners and adult educators) are invited to submit on or before October 15, 2014 a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of their proposed chapter. More than one chapter proposal from well-established researchers and practitioners is welcome. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by November 5, 2014 about the status of their proposals and sent guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by January 15, 2015. All submitted chapters will be reviewed in a double-blind review process. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.
Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Handbook of Research on Advancing Health Education through Technology. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.
This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2015.
October 15, 2014: Proposal Submission Deadline
November 5, 2014: Notification of Acceptance
January 15, 2015: Full Chapter Submission
February 15, 2015: Review Results Returned
March 15, 2015: Final Chapter Submission
Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (by Word document) to: Victor C.X. Wang at firstname.lastname@example.org