ERIC Number: ED205421
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Medical Care: "Say Ahh!". Health and the Consumer.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education.; Osceola County School District, Kissimmee, FL.
Secondary level students learn about medical care in this learning activity package, which is one in a series. The developers believe that consumer education in the health field would ensure better patient care and help eliminate incompetent medical practices and practitioners. The learning package includes instructions for the teacher, suggestions for activities, lists of resource materials, film guides, student activity worksheets, a student resource booklet of readings, and answer keys. Content taught includes finding a doctor, evaluating the doctors' qualifications, hospitalization, surgery, preventive medicine, emergency aid, and quality of U.S. medical care. Students are involved in many activities. Some examples follow. Students investigate the quality of health care during different historical periods. They rank given criteria concerning choice of a personal doctor and discuss factors to consider when choosing a doctor. Students debate the topic "chiropractic treatment is based on sound medical findings and beliefs." Students poll individuals who have been hospitalized to ascertain how many were aware of the Patients' Bill of Rights developed by the American Hospital Association. Other activities involve students in discussing the various causes of disease, writing a commercial for a new over the counter drug they have just invented, and becoming acquainted with first aid and life-saving techniques. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Consumer Education, Health Education, Hospitals, Learning Activities, Medical Care Evaluation, Medical Services, Physicians, Preventive Medicine, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Surgery, Teaching Methods, Units of Study, Validated Programs
Project SCAT, Osceola County School District, P.O. Box 1948, Kissimmee, FL 32741 (Six units in this series are $29.50, for cost of each unit contact the project).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education.; Osceola County School District, Kissimmee, FL.