Ebook Health And Society Key Debates In Health Care

Author by : Gary Taylor
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Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : “This is an accessible text that will be a useful source for lecturers and students in the field of health studies. The material is coherently organised into three main themes: the politics of provision; setting priorities; and patients and professionals. I was particularly impressed with way in which the authors draw on theoretical insights and on the experiences of different heath care systems in their analysis.” Professor Rob Baggott, Director of the Health Policy Research Unit, De Montfort University, UK Who is responsible for the health of the nation?To what extent should the state tackle health inequalities?Is prevention better than cure?,Key Debates in Healthcare explores the answers to these and many more topical questions in healthcare. The book considers eight main debates in healthcare, ranging from the role of the state in the provision of health care to the rights of patients, and the responsibilities each of us have for our own health. The book also examines the different models of health and healthcare delivery, and explores alternative methods of providing healthcare, using the state, the private sector or the voluntary sector. Through these debates the book will help readers explore issues such as health inequalities, health promotion and service delivery, and establish their own perspective on issues of health and society. Written as a core course book, the book includes:Theoretical perspectives: to help you understand the logic and implications of broad social and political arguments related to healthPolicy developments: to show the practical application of ideas in Britain, the United States and in other parts of the worldPerspectives of health professionals: to illustrate the impact of healthcare debates on professional practiceHealthcare scenarios: to assist you to make connections between theory, policy and practice Key Debates in Healthcare is key reading for all those training and studying to become health professionals and looking for a text to help them get to grips with the heart of healthcare provision.


Ebook Social Aspects Of Health Illness And Healthcare

Author by : Mary Larkin
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : Provides a comprehensive and contemporary exploration of a wide range of topics within the social aspects of health, illness and healthcare. Explores and explains the different relationships between social categories and health, different experiences of illness and the role of the healthcare provider in society.


Ebook An Introduction To Public Health And Epidemiology

Author by : Susan Carr
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : The contents are not specifically nursing orientated but very neatly balanced to be of relevance to all working in the public health arena...the book is well written, the language is clear, and the concepts clearly and simply explained and easily understood Journal of Biosocial Science What are epidemiology and public health? What is the nature of public health evidence and knowledge? What strategies can be used to protect and improve health? The second edition of this bestselling book provides a multi-professional introduction to the key concepts in public health and epidemiology. It presents a broad, interactive account of contemporary public health, placing an emphasis on developing public health skills and stimulating the reader to think through the issues for themselves. The new edition features additional material on: Historical perspectives Public health skills for practice Evaluation of public health interventions The nature of evidence and public health knowledge Translating policy and evidence into practice An Introduction to Public Health and Epidemiologyis key reading for students of public health and healthcare professionals, including: nurses, doctors, community development workers and public health workers.


Health Medicine And Society

Author by : Simon Johnson Williams
Languange : en
Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : Taking as its point of departure recent developments in health and social theory Health, Medicine and Society brings together a range of eminent, international scholars to reflect upon key issues at the turn of the century. Contributors draw upon a range of contemporary theories, both modernist and postmodernist, to look at the following themes: *health and social structure *the contested nature of the body *the salience of consumption and risk *the challenge of emotions Health, Medicine and Society provides a 'state-of-the-art' assessment of health related issues at the millennium and a cogent set of arguments for the centrality of health to contemporary social theory. Written in a clear, accessible style it will be ideal reading for students and researchers in health studies, public health, medical sociology, medicine and nursing.


Public Health Nursing E Book

Author by : Marcia Stanhope
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Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Ensure you have a solid understanding of community and public health nursing with this industry standard text! Public Health Nursing: Population-Centered Health Care in the Community, 10th Edition provides up-to-date information on issues such as infectious diseases, natural and man-made disasters, and healthcare policies affecting individuals, families, and communities. This new edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect current data, issues, trends and practices presented in an easy-to-understand, accessible format. Additionally, real-life scenarios show examples of health promotion and public health interventions. Ideal for BSN and Advanced Practice Nursing programs, this comprehensive, bestselling text will provide you with a greater understanding of public health nursing! Focus on Quality and Safety Education for Nurses boxes give examples of how quality and safety goals, knowledge, competencies and skills, and attitudes can be applied to nursing practice in the community. Healthy People boxes highlight goals and objectives for promoting the nation’s health and wellness over the next decade. Linking Content to Practice boxes provide examples of the nurse’s role in caring for individuals, families, and populations in community health settings. Evidence-Based Practice boxes illustrate the use and application of the latest research findings in public/community health nursing. UNIQUE! Separate chapters on healthy cities, the Intervention Wheel, and nursing centers describe different approaches to community health initiatives. Levels of Prevention boxes identify specific nursing interventions at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels. End-of-chapter Practice Application scenarios, Key Points, and Clinical Decision-Making activities promote application and in-depth understanding of chapter content. UPDATED Content and figures reflect current data, issues, trends, and practices. How To boxes provide you with practical application practice. NEW! Check Your Practice boxes added throughout feature scenarios and discussion questions to promote active learning.


Ross Kerr And Wood S Canadian Nursing Issues Perspectives E Book

Author by : Lynn McCleary
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Get an in-depth look at where nursing’s most timely issues and trends all began with Ross-Kerr and Wood’s Canadian Nursing: Issues & Perspectives, 6th Edition. This extensively updated, engaging text examines the latest issues and trends in Canadian nursing, along with the history which laid the groundwork for where nursing in Canada is now and can be in the future. Comprehensive coverage includes everything from the development of the profession of nursing in Canada to discussions of nursing knowledge, nursing research, and the theoretical foundations of modern nursing. The authors also examine issues in the delivery of nursing care as well as nursing education, credentialing, standards of care, entry to practice, informatics, and much more. In addition to its relevant and cutting-edge content additions, this new dual-colour sixth edition boasts a wealth of new reader-friendly learning features, easy-to-follow explanations, consistent chapter formatting, and extensive visual updates to help you better engage with content and apply learning. Comprehensive coverage of Canadian-specific nursing issues includes Canadian statistics, research, and legislation. Wealth of reader-friendly in-text learning features include Apply Content Knowledge boxes that provide focused opportunities for reflection and discussion, and Research Focus boxes that highlight current research to help make content more applicable and relevant. UPDATED! Detailed references at the end of each chapter give you a direct path to further learning on a particular topic. Clear writing style, logical content organization, and consistent chapter formatting helps you better learn and retain complex chapter information. Thoughtful end-of-chapter features including chapter summaries and critical thinking questions help you gauge your mastery of chapter concepts. NEW! Revamped two-colour layout improves readability and visual appeal. NEW! Expanded and updated art program incorporates more vivid and up-to-date photos, charts, and graphs throughout the text. NEW! Coverage of the latest top-of-mind topics hits on historical colonialism vis-a-vis Canada’s Indigenous population and its impact on nursing education; how nursing education will respond to the Calls to Action set forth by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC); (MAID) Medical Assistance in Dying, and much more. NEW! Separate chapters on Indigenous health and gender allows for greater attention to be placed on cultural diversity, feminism, and men’s roles. NEW! Personal Perspectives boxes start each chapter and present real-world topics and situations to pique your interest in chapter content and stimulate critical thinking. NEW! Case studies added across the text help you apply theory to practice. NEW! Gender Considerations boxes and Cultural Considerations boxes are threaded throughout all applicable text chapters to ensure you are well-grounded in how race, ethnicity, culture, and gender identity affects the patient experience. NEW! Balanced coast-to-coast Canadian coverage now includes the CAN 2017 Code of Ethics and updated CASN Standards.


Ebook Issues In Public Health

Author by : Fiona Sim
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : What is public health and why is it important? By looking at the foundations of public health, its historical evolution, the themes that underpin public health and the increasing importance of globalization, this book provides thorough answers to these two important questions. Written by experts in the field, the book discusses the core issues of modern public health, such as tackling vested interests head on, empowering people so they can make healthy decisions, and recognising the political nature of the issues. The new edition has been updated to identify good modern public health practice, evolving from evidence. New features include:Two new chapters on the expanding role of public health, covering the issues of sustainability and climate change, human rights, genetics and armed conflictExpanded UK and international examplesExamination of the impact of globalization on higher and lower income countriesExploration of the tension between the population approach and the personal behaviour change model of health promotionA variety of activities to help understanding and learning of the topicsIssues in Public Health is an ideal introductory text for higher education students studying public health in depth. Series Editors: Rosalind Plowman and Nicki Thorogood.


Ebook Comparative Health Policy In The Asia Pacific

Author by : Robin Gauld
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : Based upon research from eight countries in the Asia-Pacific – Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan – this book analyses and compares their differing health policies.


Foundations And Adult Health Nursing E Book

Author by : Kim Cooper
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Learn the skills essential to clinical practice with Foundations and Adult Health Nursing, 8th Edition! This all-inclusive guide to fundamentals and medical-surgical nursing for the LPN/LVN covers everything from anatomy and physiology to nursing interventions and maternity, neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, mental health, and community health care. Guidelines for patient care are presented within the framework of the nursing process; Nursing Care Plans are described within a case-study format to help you develop skills in clinical decision-making. In addition, the accessible, friendly overall style and clearly written review questions helps you to prepare for the NCLEX-PN® examination. Clear coverage of skills across the human lifespan includes maternity, pediatrics, adults, and older adults. Full-color, step-by-step instructions for over 110 skills show nursing techniques and procedures along with rationales for each. Tenth grade reading level helps you to understand complex topics. Skills are presented in a step-by-step format with clearly defined nursing actions and rationales. Mathematics review in Dosage Calculation and Medication Administration chapter covers basic arithmetic skills prior to the discussion of medication administration. Safety Alerts cover issues related to safe patient care in a variety of settings. Health Promotion Considerations boxes highlight information on wellness and disease prevention, including infection control, diet, and pregnancy. Nursing Care Plans emphasize patient goals and outcomes within a case-study format, and promotes clinical decision-making with critical thinking questions at the end of each care plan. Patient Teaching boxes include post-hospital discharge guidelines and disease prevention instructions with a strong focus on three-way communication among the nurse, patient, and family members. Communication boxes illustrate communication strategies using real-life examples of nurse-patient dialogue. Lifespan Consideration boxes provide you with age-specific information for the care of the patient. Home Health Considerations boxes discuss issues facing patients and their caregivers in the home setting. Get Ready for the NCLEX® Examination section at the end of each chapter provides Key Points, Review Questions, and Critical Thinking Activities to reinforce learning. Coordinated Care boxes promote comprehensive patient care with other members of the health care team, focusing on prioritization, assignment, supervision, collaboration, delegation, and leadership topics.


Community Health Nursing In Canada E Book

Author by : Sandra A. MacDonald
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Master the nurse’s role in health promotion for Canadian populations and communities! Stanhope and Lancaster's Community Health Nursing in Canada, 4th Edition covers the concepts and skills you need to know for effective, evidence-informed practice. It addresses individual, family, and group health as well as the social and economic conditions that can affect the health of a community. Concise, easy-to-read chapters include coverage of the latest issues, approaches, and points of view. Written by Canadian educators Sandra A. MacDonald and Sonya L. Jakubec in collaboration with Indigenous scholar Dr. R. Lisa Bourque Bearskin, this edition makes it even easier to apply nursing principles and strategies to practice. UNIQUE! Evidence-Informed Practice boxes illustrate how to apply the latest research findings in community health nursing. UNIQUE! Indigenous Health: Working with First Nations Peoples, Inuit, and Métis chapter details community health nursing in Indigenous communities. UNIQUE! Determinants of Health boxes highlight the critical factors contributing to individual or group health. Levels of Prevention boxes give examples of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention related to community health nursing practice. CHN in Practice boxes in each chapter provide unique case studies to help you develop your assessment and critical thinking skills. How To boxes use real-life examples to provide specific, application-oriented information. Ethical Considerations boxes provide examples of ethical situations and relevant principles involved in making informed decisions in community health nursing practice. Cultural Considerations boxes present culturally diverse scenarios that offer questions for reflection and class discussion. Chapter Summary sections provide a helpful summary of the key points within each chapter. NEW! NGN-style case studies are provided on the Evolve companion website. NEW! Thoroughly updated references and sources present the latest research, statistics, and Canadian events and scenarios, including the latest Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC) Canadian Community Health Nursing Standards of Practice (2019 edition). NEW! Expanded coverage of global health, global issues, and the global environment Is integrated throughout the book. NEW! Revised Working with Working with People Who Experience Structural Vulnerabilities chapter views vulnerable populations through a social justice lens. NEW! Enhanced content provides greater application to practice. NEW! Further clarification of the differing roles of CHNs and PHNS is provided.


Contemporary Health Studies

Author by : Louise Warwick-Booth
Languange : en
Publisher by : Polity
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Description : Contemporary Health Studies: An Introduction provides a lively and accessible introduction to the current issues and key debates in this area. It contains a strong, up-to-date, global, social-scientific focus examining the human experience of health particularly emphasizing its social, political and environmental dimensions. The book’s diverse content is usefully divided into three main parts. Part one sets the scene looking closely at the definition of health studies and the debates surrounding the concept of health. Part two explores different disciplines underpinning Health Studies including chapters such as sociology, psychology, anthropology and health promotion. Part three of the book explores the determinants of health and contains chapters on individual factors influencing health, policy influences on health, public health and the global context of health. Each chapter: Opens with a list of key learning outcomes; Contains topical learning tasks; Poses questions for reflection and debate; Provides an in-depth case study to summarise the key arguments made. Carefully chosen tables, figures and photographs bring the text to life, whilst the companion web-site offers additional learning resources for both students and lecturers alike. Contemporary Health Studies: An Introduction is an essential guide for undergraduate health students written by three authors who have a wealth of teaching experience in this subject area. Their book will inspire readers to consider the human experience of health within contemporary global society as it is mediated by individual, societal and global contexts.


Foundations Of Nursing E Book

Author by : Kim Cooper
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Make sure you have the foundation you need to begin a successful nursing career! Foundations of Nursing, 8th Edition covers the skills needed for clinical practice, from nursing interventions to maternity, neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, mental health, and community health care. Guidelines for patient care are presented within the framework of the nursing process; Nursing Care Plans are described within a case-study format to help you develop skills in clinical decision-making. The accessible, friendly overall style and clearly written review questions also helps you prepare for the NCLEX-PN® examination! Clear coverage of skills across the human lifespan includes maternity, pediatrics, adults, and older adults. Full-color, step-by-step instructions for over 110 skills show nursing techniques and procedures along with rationales for each. Tenth grade reading level helps you to understand complex topics. Expanded and updated Cultural Considerations boxes explore specific health and cultural issues to help you address the needs of the increasingly diverse patient and resident populations. Skills are presented in a step-by-step format with clearly defined nursing actions and rationales. Mathematics review in Dosage Calculation and Medication Administration chapter covers basic arithmetic skills prior to the discussion of medication administration. Safety Alerts cover issues related to safe patient care in a variety of settings. Health Promotion Considerations boxes highlight information on wellness and disease prevention, including infection control, diet, and pregnancy. Nursing Care Plans emphasize patient goals and outcomes within a case-study format, and promotes clinical decision-making with critical thinking questions at the end of each care plan. Patient Teaching boxes include post-hospital discharge guidelines and disease prevention instructions with a strong focus on three-way communication among the nurse, patient, and family members. Communication boxes illustrate communication strategies using real-life examples of nurse-patient dialogue. Lifespan Consideration boxes provide you with age-specific information for the care of the patient. Home Health Considerations boxes discuss issues facing patients and their caregivers in the home setting. Get Ready for the NCLEX® Examination section at the end of each chapter provides Key Points, Review Questions, and Critical Thinking Activities to reinforce learning. Coordinated Care boxes promote comprehensive patient care with other members of the health care team, focusing on prioritization, assignment, supervision, collaboration, delegation, and leadership topics.


Public Health Nursing Revised Reprint E Book

Author by : Marcia Stanhope
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : This Revised Reprint of our 8th edition, the "gold standard" in community health nursing, Public Health Nursing: Population-Centered Health Care in the Community, has been updated with a new Quality and Safety Education in Nursing (QSEN) appendix that features examples of incorporating knowledge, skills, and attitudes to improve quality and safety in community/public health nursing practice. As with the previous version, this text provides comprehensive and up-to-date content to keep you at the forefront of the ever-changing community health climate and prepare you for an effective nursing career. In addition to concepts and interventions for individuals, families, and communities, this text also incorporates real-life applications of the public nurse’s role, Healthy People 2020 initiatives, new chapters on forensics and genomics, plus timely coverage of disaster management and important client populations such as pregnant teens, the homeless, immigrants, and more. Evidence-Based Practice boxes illustrate how the latest research findings apply to public/community health nursing. Separate chapters on disease outbreak investigation and disaster management describe the nurse’s role in surveilling public health and managing these types of threats to public health. Separate unit on the public/community health nurse’s role describes the different functions of the public/community health nurse within the community. Levels of Prevention boxes show how community/public health nurses deliver health care interventions at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention. What Do You Think?, Did You Know?, and How To? boxes use practical examples and critical thinking exercises to illustrate chapter content. The Cutting Edge highlights significant issues and new approaches to community-oriented nursing practice. Practice Application provides case studies with critical thinking questions. Separate chapters on community health initiatives thoroughly describe different approaches to promoting health among populations. Appendixes offer additional resources and key information, such as screening and assessment tools and clinical practice guidelines. NEW! Quality and Safety Education in Nursing (QSEN) appendix features examples of incorporating knowledge, skills, and attitudes to improve quality and safety in community/public health nursing practice. NEW! Linking Content to Practice boxes provide real-life applications for chapter content. NEW! Healthy People 2020 feature boxes highlight the goals and objectives for promoting health and wellness over the next decade. NEW! Forensic Nursing in the Community chapter focuses on the unique role of forensic nurses in public health and safety, interpersonal violence, mass violence, and disasters. NEW! Genomics in Public Health Nursing chapter includes a history of genetics and genomics and their impact on public/community health nursing care.


Foundations For Population Health In Community Public Health Nursing E Book

Author by : Marcia Stanhope
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Get the essential information you need to know about population health and community health nursing! Foundations for Population Health in Community/Public Health Nursing, 5th Edition includes concise, focused coverage of community health nursing — from nursing roles and care settings to vulnerable population groups. The book uses a practical, community-oriented approach and places an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. Practical application of concepts is highlighted throughout the text in case studies, critical thinking activities, QSEN competencies, and Healthy People 2020 objectives. QSEN boxes illustrate how quality and safety goals, competencies, objectives, knowledge, skills, and attitudes can be applied in nursing practice in the community. Healthy People 2020 objectives in every chapter address the health priorities and emerging health issues expected in the next decade. Genomics coverage provides a history of genetics and genomics and how they impact public/community health nursing care. Focus on health promotion throughout the text emphasizes initiatives, strategies, and interventions that promote the health of the community. Clinical Application scenarios present practice situations with questions and answers to help you apply chapter concepts to practice in the community. Evidence-Based Practice boxes highlight current research findings, their application to practice, and how community/public health nurses can apply the study results. Levels of Prevention boxes identify specific nursing interventions at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels, to reinforce the concept of prevention as it pertains to community and public health care. Feature box on Linking Content to Practice highlights how chapter content is applied in the role of public/community health nursing. NEW! Coverage of health care reform includes discussions of the impact of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) on public health nursing and the potential implications of its repeal. NEW! Check Your Practice boxes feature scenarios and discussion questions to promote active learning.


Policy Politics In Nursing And Health Care E Book

Author by : Diana J. Mason
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Learn how to influence policy and become a leader in today's changing health care environment. Featuring analysis of cutting-edge healthcare issues and first-person insights, Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 8th Edition continues to be the leading text on nursing action and activism. Approximately 150 expert contributors present a wide range of topics in policies and politics, providing a more complete background than can be found in any other policy textbook on the market. This expanded 8th edition helps you develop a global understanding of nursing leadership and political activism, as well as the complex business and financial issues that drive many actions in the health system. Discussions include the latest updates on conflict management, health economics, lobbying, the use of media, and working with communities for change. With these innovative insights and strategies, you will be prepared to play a leadership role in the four spheres in which nurses are politically active: the workplace, government, professional organizations, and the community. Comprehensive coverage of healthcare policies and politics provides a broader understanding of nursing leadership and political activism, as well as complex business and financial issues. Key Points at the end of chapters helps you review important, need-to-know lesson content. Taking Action essays include personal accounts of how nurses have participated in politics and what they have accomplished. Expert authors make up a virtual Nursing Who's Who in healthcare policy, sharing information and personal perspectives gained in the crafting of healthcare policy. NEW! The latest information and perspectives are provided by nursing leaders who influenced health care reform, including the Affordable Care Act. NEW! Added information on medical marijuana presents both sides of this ongoing debate. NEW! More information on health care policy and the aging population covers the most up-do-date information on this growing population. NEW! Expanded information on the Globalization of Nursing explores international policies and procedures related to nursing around the world. NEW! Expanded focus on media strategies details proper etiquette when speaking with the press. NEW! Expanded coverage of primary care models and issues throughout text. NEW! APRN and additional Taking Action chapters reflect the most recent industry changes. NEW! Perspectives on issues and challenges in the government sphere showcase recent strategies and complications.


Ethical Dimensions In The Health Professions E Book

Author by : Ruth B. Purtilo
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Ideal for all health care professionals, Ethical Dimensions in the Health Professions, 5th Edition provides a solid foundation in basic ethical theory, the terms and concepts of ethics, and current ethical issues. Expert authors Ruth Purtilo and Regina Doherty outline a unique 6-step decision-making process as a guide to making effective choices that lead to a professional and caring response to patients. They also suggest practical approaches to commonly encountered clinical issues such as confidentiality, informed consent, information sharing, and end-of-life care. With this book, you will develop the skills you need to recognize, understand, and resolve ethical problems. Unique! 6-step process of ethical decision-making provides an organizing framework for the steps to take in arriving at an ethical decision. Step 1: Gather relevant information Step 2: Identify the type of ethical problem Step 3: Analyze the problem using ethics theories or approaches Step 4: Explore the practical alternatives Step 5: Act Step 6: Evaluate the process and outcome Patient stories begin each chapter with an ethical dilemma and frame the rest of the chapter, tying abstract principles to real-life situations and demonstrating the ethical decision-making process for each story. Content on end-of-life care shows how to develop a caring response toward dying patients and identifies basic ethical concepts applying to patients with life-threatening conditions. Unique! More than 100 Reflection boxes indicate important concepts and include space to jot down thoughts. HIPAA and patient confidentiality information covers current laws and addresses what types of information are appropriate and inappropriate to include in the patient's medical record. Questions for thought and discussion help you apply the ethical decision-making process to different situations. Unique! Over 80 summary boxes offer a quick review of the important information in each section. Unique! New coverage of biotechnology addresses the professional's role relating to environmental responsibility and the ecological costs of various health care interventions. Unique! New content on the intersection of technology and ethics describes the impact of advances in medical technology in rehabilitative care, and helps you face difficult conversations where you must offer hope while presenting realistic outcomes. Unique! New content on terrorism and disaster planning describes the ethical dilemmas professionals face in preventing terrorism and planning for disasters. New topics on the ethical decision-making process include the concepts of care, distinguishing ethical reasoning as a distinct part of your clinical reasoning and professional judgment, and attention to caregivers. New coauthor Regina Doherty, an occupational therapist, adds expertise and an OT perspective.


Ethics Issues In Contemporary Nursing E Book

Author by : Margaret Burkhardt
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Learn how to think beyond the theoretical in any environment. Ethics & Issues in Contemporary Nursing, 1st Edition examines the latest trends, principles, theories, and models in patient care to help you learn how to make ethically sound decisions in complex and often controversial situations. Written from a global perspective, examples throughout the text reflect current national and international issues inviting you to explore cases considering socio-cultural influences, personal values, and professional ethics. Historical examples demonstrate how to think critically while upholding moral and professional standards, as well as the law. Key topics throughout explore advocacy and rights, diversity, nurse burnout, mass casualty events, social media, violence in the workplace, medication error prevention, opioid and other substance use, HIPAA, and healthcare reform. In addition, this new title contains supplemental case studies and review questions to further challenge and prepare you to make morally sound decisions in any healthcare setting. NEW! Case Presentations from the United States and around the World address ethical dilemmas across the practice of nursing. NEW! Think About It boxes present provocative questions within every case presentation. NEW! Thoroughly up-to-date and well referenced content ensures material presented is accurate. NEW! Straightforward and conversational writing style makes content interesting and understandable. NEW! Review questions on Evolve allow students to practice what they have learned. NEW! Case studies on Evolve help students apply the theoretical concepts they have learned. NEW! Ask Yourself questions integrated into each chapter help students understand the relevance of the material. NEW! Discussion questions and Activities within every chapter encourage students to think beyond the theoretical. NEW! Summary and Highlights within every chapter make it easier for students to thoroughly understand key elements.


Risk Management Handbook For Health Care Organizations 3 Volume Set

Author by : American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM)
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Continuing its superiority in the health care risk management field, this sixth edition of The Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations is written by the key practitioners and consultant in the field. It contains more practical chapters and health care examples and additional material on methods and techniques of risk reduction and management. It also revises the structure of the previous edition, and focuses on operational and organizational structure rather than risk areas and functions. The three volumes are written using a practical and user-friendly approach.


Policy And Politics In Nursing And Healthcare Revised Reprint E Book

Author by : Diana J. Mason
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Featuring analysis of healthcare issues and first-person stories, Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care helps you develop skills in influencing policy in today’s changing health care environment. 145 expert contributors present a wide range of topics in policies and politics, providing a more complete background than can be found in any other policy textbook on the market. Discussions include the latest updates on conflict management, health economics, lobbying, the use of media, and working with communities for change. The revised reprint includes a new appendix with coverage of the new Affordable Care Act. With these insights and strategies, you’ll be prepared to play a leadership role in the four spheres in which nurses are politically active: the workplace, government, professional organizations, and the community. Up-to-date coverage on the Affordable Care Act in an Appendix new to the revised reprint. Comprehensive coverage of healthcare policies and politics provides a broader understanding of nursing leadership and political activism, as well as complex business and financial issues. Expert authors make up a virtual Nursing Who's Who in healthcare policy, sharing information and personal perspectives gained in the crafting of healthcare policy. Taking Action essays include personal accounts of how nurses have participated in politics and what they have accomplished. Winner of several American Journal of Nursing "Book of the Year" awards! A new Appendix on the Affordable Care Act, its implementation as of mid-2013, and the implications for nursing, is included in the revised reprint. 18 new chapters ensure that you have the most up-to-date information on policy and politics. The latest information and perspectives are provided by nursing leaders who influenced health care reform with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.


Sociology In Nursing And Healthcare E Book

Author by : Hannah Cooke
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Nursing practice needs to be informed by an understanding of people and the societies in which they live. This introductory text has been designed specifically to discuss those aspects of sociology which are most relevant to nursing and the health care context in which it takes place.


Legal And Ethical Issues For Health Professions E Book

Author by : Elsevier
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : With coverage of both legal and ethical issues, this text gives you the foundation to handle common health care challenges in everyday practice. Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professions, 4th Edition includes practice cases specifically developed for key allied health programs along with enhanced pedagogical content. Additionally, it features a variety of exercises to help reinforce content from the book, as well as updated coverage of medical records, privacy, patient consent and abuse, the impact of interprofessional team work, and key industry trends. Detailed coverage of current legal and ethical issues and case law help facilitate interesting and relevant discussions. What If? boxes present ethical dilemmas and help you apply concepts from the book to real-life examples. Specialty practice cases provide practical application for specialties (Medical Assisting, MIBC, Pharm Tech, etc.) and help you relate your experience with practice. Increased coverage of the impact of interprofessional teamwork demonstrates the impact ethics have on health care work. NEW! Two all new chapters covering Medical Records and Key Trends in Healthcare. NEW! Enhanced coverage of patient consent and abuse outlines what students need to know about what’s right and wrong when working with patients. NEW! Updated case studies discuss the issues faced in a variety of healthcare settings.


Scully S Medical Problems In Dentistry E Book

Author by : Crispian Scully
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 90
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Description : This text offers an authoritative account of general medical and surgical conditions as they apply to the practice of dentistry and oral healthcare. Now established as the standard reference on the subject, Medical Problems in Dentistry is essential for students learning for the first time or practitioners needing to keep up-to-date with their knowledge. Detailed coverage outlines the complete relevance of systemic diseases and their treatment to dentistry – essential knowledge for the whole dental team User-friendly format allows ease of access to information whether for exam revision purposes or for a specific issue confronting staff in a busy clinical environment Clearly written with excellent use of illustrations, the book is an essential, easy to use, reliable source of information Text completely updated and re-organised to increase focus on the more dentally-relevant aspects of medicine and subject areas that have undergone recent change Entries more fully alphabetized to improve access to information Accompanying ‘key points boxes’ highlight the most crucial aspects of specific medical conditions Content peer-reviewed by a specialist Advisory Board to ensure accuracy of information and the inclusion of the latest advances Additional coverage of autoinflammatory disorders, biological response modifiers, craniofacial transplantation, drug reactions, drug-resistant microbial infections, osteonecrosis, and immune reconstitution syndrome Completely new entries such as alternative and complementary medicine, health promotion, men’s issues and occupational health New national and international guidelines, selected recent references and up-to-date websites


Community Public Health Nursing E Book

Author by : Mary A. Nies
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 57
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Description : Give your students a complete guide to community health nursing! Community/Public Health Nursing, 7th Edition provides a unique, upstream preventive focus and a strong social justice approach, all in a concise, easy-to-read text. Covering the nurses’ role in promoting community health, it shows how students can take an active role in social action and health policy – emphasizing society’s responsibility to protect all human life and ensuring that diverse and vulnerable populations have their basic health needs met. Clinical examples and photo novellas show how nursing concepts apply to the real world. Written by community health nursing experts Mary A. Nies and Melanie McEwen, this book describes the issues and responsibilities of today’s community and public health nurse. UNIQUE! A ‘social justice’ approach promotes health for all people, including vulnerable populations. UNIQUE! ‘Upstream’ preventive focus addresses factors that are the precursors to poor health in the community, addressing potential health problems before they occur. Case Studies present the theory, concepts, and application of the nursing process in practical and manageable examples. UNIQUE! Photo novellas use photographs to tell stories showing real-life clinical scenarios and applications of important community health nursing roles. Application of the nursing process at the individual, family, and aggregate levels highlights the community perspective in all health situations Clinical examples offer snippets of real-life client situations. Theoretical frameworks common to nursing and public health aid in the application of familiar and new theory bases to problems and challenges in the community. Healthy People 2020 boxes include the most current national health care objectives. Research Highlights boxes show the application of research studies to the practice of community nursing. Ethical Insights boxes highlight ethical issues and concerns that the community/public health nurse may encounter. Objectives, key terms, and chapter outlines at the beginning of every chapter introduce important concepts and terminology. NEW AND UNIQUE! A Veterans Health chapter presents situations and considerations unique to the care of veterans. NEW! Genetics in Public Health boxes reflect increasing scientific evidence supporting the health benefits of using genetic tests and family health history to guide public health interventions. NEW! Active Learning boxes test your knowledge of the content you’ve just read, helping provide clinical application and knowledge retention.


Fundamentals Of Nursing E Book

Author by : Patricia A. Potter
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 18
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Description : It’s your complete guide to nursing — from basic concepts to essential skills! Fundamentals of Nursing, 9th Edition prepares you to succeed as a nurse by providing a solid foundation in critical thinking, evidence-based practice, nursing theory, and safe clinical care in all settings. With illustrated, step-by-step guidelines, this book makes it easy to learn important skills and procedures. Care plans are presented within a nursing process framework, and case studies show how to apply concepts to nursing practice. From an expert author team led by Patricia Potter and Anne Griffin Perry, this bestselling nursing textbook helps you develop the understanding and clinical reasoning you need to provide excellent patient care. 51 skills demonstrations provide illustrated, step-by-step instructions for safe nursing care — and include rationales for each step. 29 procedural guidelines provide streamlined, step-by-step instructions for performing basic skills. UNIQUE! Critical Thinking Models in each clinical chapter show how to apply the nursing process and critical thinking to achieve successful clinical outcomes. Evidence-Based Practice chapter shows how nursing research helps in determining best practices. UNIQUE! Caring for the Cancer Survivor chapter prepares nurses to care for cancer patients who may still face physical and emotional issues. Case studies include unique clinical application questions and exercises, allowing you to practice using care plans and concept maps. The 5-step nursing process provides a consistent framework for care, and is demonstrated in more than 20 care plans. 15 review questions in every chapter test your retention of key concepts, with answers available in the book and on the Evolve companion website. Practical study tools on Evolve include video clips of skills, skills checklists, printable key points, a fluid & electrolytes tutorial, a concept map creator, an audio glossary, and more. UNIQUE! Clear, streamlined writing style makes complex material more approachable. More than 20 concept maps show care planning for clients with multiple nursing diagnoses. Key points and key terms in each chapter summarize important content for more efficient review and study. Unexpected Outcomes and Related Interventions for each skill alert you to potential problems and appropriate nursing actions. Delegation coverage clarifies which tasks can and cannot be delegated. A glossary provides quick access to definitions for all key terms.


Foundations Of Mental Health Care E Book

Author by : Michelle Morrison-Valfre
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 66
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Description : Increase your awareness and understanding of a holistic view of mental health care with this book for nurses and other health care professionals. Each chapter covers a specific psychological or psychosocial problem as well as the most current interventions and treatments. This edition features full-color illustrations, updated drug information, and a chapter on complementary and alternative therapies, in addition to more case studies to help you apply the content to real life. This solid background in mental health is just what you need to work comfortably with clients who exhibit both effective and maladaptive behaviors. Multidisciplinary care plans for sample clients show how members of the health care team work together. Client-specific case studies highlight particular mental disorders and help you apply chapter content to real-life situations. “Think About boxes throughout the text strengthen your critical-thinking skills. UNIQUE “Drug Alert boxes highlight what you need to know about a wide range of specific psychotherapeutic medications. UNIQUE Standard LPN full-color design and “Content Threads point out key information and special features in each chapter, consistent with the format of other books in the LPN Threads series. Appendixes give you easy access to mental health care standards, DSM-IV TR diagnoses, and assessment tools that are essential for providing quality care. FREE workbook at the end of the book includes crossword puzzles, multiple-choice questions, and other exercises to boost your comprehension of the material. FULL-COLOR illustrations make the text even more visually appealing and user-friendly. Additional case studies help you apply chapter content to more real-life scenarios such as chronic illness and substance abuse with accompanying questions to test your critical-thinking skills. Chapter on complementary and alternative therapies increases your awareness of the benefits and risks of alternative therapies such as ayurveda, herbal supplements, massage, meditation, acupuncture, and telemedicine. Forensic nursing content familiarizes you with the prevention and treatment of violence-based disorders and shows you how to obtain and document evidence for legal purposes. NEW antianxiety and antimanic drug information keeps you up-to-date on the latest psychotropic medications.


Microbiology For The Healthcare Professional E Book

Author by : Karin C. VanMeter
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 51
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Description : Microbiology for the Healthcare Professional, 3rd Edition offers an excellent foundation for understanding the spread, treatment, and prevention of infectious disease — critical knowledge for today’s healthcare professional. This straightforward introductory text makes microbiology approachable and easy to learn, presenting just the right level of information and detail to help you comprehend future course material and apply concepts to your new career. UNIQUE! Why You Need to Know and Life Application boxes make the content more relevant by putting material in a real-world context, helping you understand how concepts apply to everyday situations. UNIQUE! Medical Highlights boxes in each chapter provide anecdotal information about a pathological condition mentioned in the chapter, with illustrations and updates on new trends and information specific to the healthcare industry. UNIQUE! Health Care Application tables in each chapter provide quick access to focused information on pathogens as they relate to the subject matter of the chapter, including symptoms, causes, and treatments for a given condition/pathogen when applicable. Timesaving focus on just the necessary information provides the ideal level of introductory microbiology coverage. Chapter outlines and key terms for every chapter enable more efficient learning. Learning objectives clarify chapter goals and guide you through the content. Twenty review questions at the end of each chapter test your retention and help you identify areas requiring further study. NEW! The Bigger Picture section in each body system chapter identifies other body systems that might be affected by a particular microbial infection. NEW! Technology Boxes highlight new technology, such as artificial intelligence, that is becoming more essential to diagnosis and treatment in the healthcare field.


Medical Surgical Nursing E Book

Author by : Donna D. Ignatavicius
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 12
Total Download : 139
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Description : Using a unique collaborative care approach to adult health nursing, Medical-Surgical Nursing: Patient-Centered Collaborative Care, 8th Edition covers the essential knowledge you need to succeed at the RN level of practice. Easy-to-read content includes evidence-based treatment guidelines, an enhanced focus on QSEN competencies, and an emphasis on developing clinical judgment skills. This edition continues the book’s trendsetting tradition with increased LGBTQ content and a new Care of Transgender Patients chapter. Written by nursing education experts Donna Ignatavicius and M. Linda Workman, this bestselling text also features NCLEX® Exam-style challenge questions to prepare you for success on the NCLEX Exam. Cutting-edge coverage of the latest trends in nursing practice and nursing education prepares you not just for today’s nursing practice but also for tomorrow’s. UNIQUE! Collaborative care approach organizes all medical, surgical, nursing, and other interventions within the framework of the nursing process, mirroring the nurse’s role in the coordination/management of care in the real world of medical-surgical nursing. UNIQUE! A focus on nursing concepts relates concepts learned in Nursing Fundamentals with the disorders you will study in Medical-Surgical Nursing. Easy to read, direct-address writing style makes this one of the most readable medical-surgical nursing textbooks available. UNIQUE! A focus on QSEN emphasizes patient safety and evidence-based practice with Nursing Safety Priority boxes including Drug Alerts, Critical Rescues, and Action Alerts. UNIQUE! Emphasis on clinical judgment teaches you to develop skills in clinical reasoning and clinical decision-making when applying concepts to clinical situations, with Clinical Judgment Challenge questions throughout the chapters. An emphasis on prioritization stresses the most important patient problems and nursing interventions, with patient problems presented in a single prioritized list of nursing diagnoses and collaborative problems. UNIQUE! NCLEX preparation tools include chapter-opening Learning Outcomes and chapter-ending Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! sections organized by NCLEX® Client Needs Categories, plus NCLEX Examination Challenge questions, with an answer key in the back of the book and on the Evolve companion website. Practical learning aids include NCLEX Examination Challenges, Clinical Judgment Challenges, Best Practice for Patient Safety & Quality Care charts, common examples of drug therapy, concept maps, laboratory profiles, and more. A clear alignment with the language of clinical practice reflects the real world of nursing practice with NANDA diagnostic labels where they make sense, and non-NANDA diagnostic labels when these are more common descriptions of patient problems. Student Resources on an Evolve companion website help you prepare for class, clinicals, or lab with video and audio clips, animations, case studies, a concept map creator, NCLEX exam-style review questions, and more. UNIQUE! Concentration on essential knowledge for the RN level of medical-surgical nursing practice focuses your attention on need-to-know content to pass the NCLEX Examination and practice safety as a beginning nurse.


Community Health And Wellness

Author by : Anne McMurray
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 67
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Description : Community Health & Wellness: Primary health care in practice, 5th Edition represents contemporary thinking and research in community health and wellness from Australia, New Zealand and the global community. It challenges students and health professionals to become more aware of the primary health care (PHC) environments in which they work in order to gain an understanding of what is socially determining the health of the individuals, families and communities within their care. Provides a focus on primary health care practice in Australia and New Zealand Research and evidence-based practice throughout each chapter Group exercises that can be used in practice or tutorial groups Reflective questions to challenge the understanding of key principles and practice Additional resources for lecturers via Evolve. Two new chapters: Chapter 3 Assessing the Community Chapter 6 Working in groups The SDH Assessment Circle - a new model for community assessment Stronger emphasis on working with migrant and refugee families A new continuous case study - The Mason and Smith families


Nursing Healthcare Ethics E Book

Author by : Simon Robinson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 31
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Description : Now in its sixth edition, this highly popular text covers the range of ethical issues affecting nurses and other healthcare professionals. Authors Simon Robinson and Owen Doody take a holistic and practical approach, focused in the dialogue of ethical decision making and how this connects professional, leadership and governance ethics in the modern healthcare environment. This focuses on the responsibility of professionals and leaders, and the importance of shared responsibility in the practice of healthcare. With a foreword by the eminent medical ethicist Alastair Campbell, the revised edition includes contemporary topics, such as the duty of candour, recent cases, such as the Mid Staffs scandal, and ethical perspectives on vulnerable groups, such as; persons with intellectual/learning disability, dementia and those with an enduring mental illness. It builds on professional identity and personal development as part of ongoing learning, individual and organizational, and provides interactive ways that helps the reader to develop reflective ethical practice. This text aims to enable ethical engagement with the ever changing healthcare environment, and is a must-have for anyone serious about ethics in healthcare. Holistic and practice relevant approach New perspectives on vulnerable groups, such as persons with intellectual/learning disability, dementia and those with an enduring mental illness Descriptive (including moral psychology) as well as normative ethical theory Promoting dialogue and engagement with practice, practitioners, patients and families Development of professional ethical skills Connecting professional ethics to leadership, governance and social ethics Highly accessible format Case studies/Scenarios presented within chapters and pause for thought exercises to promote dialogue and engagement Suitable for pre/post registration nurses, students, health care professionals


Health Promotion Programs

Author by : Carl I. Fertman
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 60
Total Download : 114
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Description : Comprehensive coverage, real-world issues, and a focus on the practical aspects of health promotion Health Promotion Programs combines theory and practice to deliver a comprehensive introduction to the planning, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion programs. Presenting an overview of best practices from schools, health care organizations, workplaces, and communities, this book offers clear, practical guidance with an emphasis on hands-on learning. This new second edition has been updated to include discussion on today's important issues, including health equity, the Affordable Care Act, big data, E-health, funding, legislation, financing, and more. New coverage includes programs for underserved priority populations at a geographically-diverse variety of sites, and new practice and discussion questions promote engagement on highly-relevant topics. Public health is a critical aspect of any society, and health promotion programs play an important role. This book provides clear instruction, practical guidance, and multiple avenues to deeper investigation. Plan health promotion programs from the basis of health theory Gain in-depth insight on new issues and challenges in the field Apply what you're learning with hands-on activities Access digital learning aids and helpful templates, models, and suggestions Designed to promote engagement and emphasize action, this book stresses the importance of doing as a vital part of learning—yet each step of the process is directly traceable to health theory, which provides a firm foundation to support a robust health promotion program. Health Promotion Programs is the essential introductory text for practical, real-world understanding.