The Importance Of Health Education

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Register to read the introduction… Besides elderly, their family members, caregivers and health care professionals should also be included as the main target audience. Those people are closely related to and living with the elderly so they have more chance to educate the elderly in private as sexual issues are quite personal. (Tones and Tilford, 2001)
The social perception can be changed through health education on public (Kiger, 2004) by admitting the facts that elderly sex is legal; they need sex; they have the ability of having sex; and sex would be good for their health. The public is expected to give more respect to the privacy of elderly and accept elderly sexuality after the messages have been widely
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Therefore, the effectiveness of sexual health education may be affected seriously. 3Ps theory, “Place, Pace and Practice”, is recommended in the education in order to boost the effectiveness. For “Place”, environment which is free of distractions is recommended for sexual topic; for “Pace”, instructions should be spoken slowly and clearly to make sure the elderly understand; for “Practice”, involvement channels are necessary to increase the elderly attention and concentration during the education (Redman, 2004).
The embarrassment of discussing sexual topic can also be a barrier for the health education and promotion especially in a Chinese society, so elderly may avoid the topic and hide sexual concerns even they are suffering from sexual health problems. This cultural barrier is difficult to tackle; it may keep lowering the effectiveness of sexual health education. But optimistically, if the sexual health education and promotion keep running, the effect of the barrier may decrease steadily as the public keep opening their mind toward the sexual health education of
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