Ebook Paying For Performance In Healthcare Implications For Health System Performance And Accountability

Author by : Cheryl Cashin
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Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : Health spending continues to grow faster than the economy in most OECD countries. In 2010, the OECD published a study of strategies to increase value for money in health care, in which pay for performance (P4P) was identified as an innovative tool to improve health system efficiency in several OECD countries. However, evidence that P4P increases value for money, boosts quality of processes in health care, or improves health outcomes is limited.This book explores the many questions surrounding P4P such as whether the potential power of P4P has been over-sold, or whether the disappointing results to date are more likely rooted in problems of design and implementation or inadequate monitoring and evaluation. The book also examines the supporting systems and process, in addition to incentives, that are necessary for P4P to improve provider performance and to drive and sustain improvement. The book utilises a substantial set of case studies from 12 OECD countries to shed light on P4P programs in practice.Featuring both high and middle income countries, cases from primary and acute care settings, and a range of both national and pilot programmes, each case study features: Analysis of the design and implementationdecisions, including the role of stakeholders Critical assessment of objectives versus results Examination of the of 'net' impacts, includingpositive spillover effects and unintended consequencesThe detailed analysis of these 12 case studies together with the rest of this critical text highlight the realities of P4P programs and their potential impact on the performance of health systems in a diversity of settings. As a result, this book provides critical insights into the experience to date with P4P and how this tool may be better leveraged to improve health system performance and accountability. This title is in the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies Series.


Ebook Strengthening Health System Governance Better Policies Stronger Performance

Author by : Scott Greer
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Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : Highly Commended in Health and Social Care in the 2017 BMA Medical Book Awards. Governance is the systematic, patterned way in which decisions are made and implemented. The governance of a health system therefore shapes its ability to respond to the various well-documented challenges that health systems face today, and its capacity to cope with both everyday challenges and new policies and problems. This book provides a robust framework that identifies five key aspects of governance, distilled from a large body of literature, that are important in explaining the ability of health systems to provide accessible, high-quality, sustainable health. These five aspects are transparency, accountability, participation, organizational integrity and policy capacity. Part 1 of this book explains the significance of this framework, drawing out strategies for health policy success and lessons for more effective governance. Part 2 then turns to explore eight case studies in a number of different European regions applying the framework to a range of themes including communicable diseases, public-private partnerships, governing competitive insurance market reform, the role of governance in the pharmaceutical sector, and many more. The book explores how: - Transparency, accountability, participation, integrity and capacity are key aspects of health governance and shape decision making and implementation - There is no simply “good” governance that can work everywhere; every aspect of governance involves costs and benefits. Context is crucial. - Governance can explain policy success and failure, so it should be analysed and in some cases changed as part of policy formation and preparation. - Some policies simply exceed the governance capacity of their systems and should be avoided. This book is designed for health policy makers and all those working or studying in the areas of public health, health research or health economics.


Ebook Understanding Health Services

Author by : Ipek Gurol-Urganci
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : No single discipline can provide a full account of why health care is the way it is. Introducing an accessible overview of health services and drawing on medicine, sociology, economics, history and epidemiology, this book provides a series of conceptual frameworks which help to clarify some of the complexity that confronts the inexperienced observer. Helping to determine what influences and shapes health services, it also examines some of the key processes involved in providing healthcare, considering three levels: individual patients, health care organizations such as hospitals, and regional or national institutions such as governments. This second edition has been updated to include recent developments and further examples and activities from low, middle and high income countries. The book examines: • how medical knowledge, staff, patients and finance shape health services • what factors influence utilization of health services • the roles played by users of health services • how to define and measure outcomes and assess performance • how practice and policy can be changed to improve the quality of health care Understanding Health Services, 2nd Edition is an essential resource for students of public health and health policy, researchers, public health practitioners and policy makers. Understanding Public Health is an innovative series published by Open University Press in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, where it is used as a key learning resource for postgraduate programmes. It provides self-directed learning covering the major issues in public health affecting low, middle and high income countries. "This excellent book provides an ideal background to understanding how health services work and how they can be studied. Not tied to any particular country, it includes key chapters on how health services have developed and are organised, need and demand, the role of health professionals, and measuring and improving quality of care. The book is ideal reading for students on Masters courses in public health and related subjects from high-, middle- and low-income countries and includes learning objectives and exercises in each chapter which can be completed individually or used for discussion. Strongly recommended." Martin Roland, Emeritus Professor of Health Services Research, University of Cambridge, UK "Health services are central to attaining high levels of population health and providing those services consumes a substantial share of our financial resources. This book provides a splendid introduction to many of the key building blocks including medical knowledge and other key inputs, payment and other factors that influence utilization, and in turn quality of care and outcomes. The learning objectives are a wonderful aid for self-directed learning as are the directed activities and feedback, the text is lucid and the main concepts are very easy to access. This is a great book for someone looking to develop a broad understanding of health services. I will be surprised if it does not become a classic. It will surely be at the top of my list of recommended readings for my own students." Arnold M Epstein, John H Foster Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, USA


Ebook Economic Crisis Health Systems And Health In Europe Impact And Implications For Policy

Author by : Sarah Thomson
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Description : Economic shocks pose a threat to health and health system performance by increasing people’s need for health care and making access to care more difficult – a situation compounded by cuts in public spending on health and other social services. But these negative effects can be avoided by timely public policy action. While important public policy levers lie outside the health sector, in the hands of those responsible for fiscal policy and social protection, the health system response is critical. This book looks at how health systems in Europe reacted to pressure created by the financial and economic crisis that began in 2008. Drawing on the experience of over 45 countries, the authors:  analyse health system responses to the crisis in three policy areas: public funding for the health system; health coverage; and health service planning, purchasing and delivery assess the impact of these responses on health systems and population health identify policies most likely to sustain the performance of health systems facing financial pressure explore the political economy of implementing reforms in a crisis The book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the choices available to policy-makers - and the implications of failing to protect health and health-system performance - in the face of economic and other forms of shock.


Ebook Trust Matters In Health Care

Author by : Michael Calnan
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : Does trust still matter in health care and who does it matter to? Have trust relations changed in the 'New' NHS? What does trust mean to patients, clinicians and managers? In the NHS trust has traditionally played an important part in the relationships between its three key actors: the state, health care practitioners and patients. However, in recent years the environments in which these relationships operate have been subject to considerable change as the NHS has been modernised. Patients are now expected to play a more active role, both in self-managing their illness and in choice of care provider and clinicians are expected to work in teams and in partnership with managers. This unique book explores the importance of trust, how it is lost and won and the extent to which trust relationships in health care may have changed. The book combines theoretical and empirical analysis, while also examining the role of policy. Calnan and Rowe analyse data collected from interviews with patients, health care professionals and managers in primary care and acute care settings. Among the issues covered are: The importance of trust to their relationships What constitutes high and low trust behaviour The changing nature of trust relations between patients, clinicians and managers How trust can be built and sustained How interpersonal trust affects institutional trust Trust Matters in Health Care is key reading for policy makers, health care professionals and managers in the public and private sector, and a useful resource for educators and students within health and social care and management studies.


Ebook Clinical Judgement And Decision Making In Nursing And Inter Professional Healthcare

Author by : Mooi Standing
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : Covering core judgement and decision making skills, this book includes contributions and case studies from a range of fields including intensive care, midwifery, and community setting and a mental health unit. It also discusses creative thinking for whole systems working, advance practice and developing skills.


Ebook Handbook Of Health Research Methods Investigation Measurement And Analysis

Author by : Ann Bowling
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : This book of edited chapters helps researchers from clinical and nonclinical disciplines plan, carry out, and analyze research, and evaluate the quality of research studies. The focus of the book is a multidisciplinary approach to research methods that are relevant to researchers from different disciplines working side by side in the investigation of population health, the evaluation of health care, and health care delivery.


Ebook Cultures For Performance In Health Care

Author by : Russell Mannion
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Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : Recent legislation in the United Kingdom has led to significant reforms within the health care system. Clinical quality, safety and performance have been the focus for improvement alongside systematic changes involving decision-making power being devolved to patients and frontline staff. However, as this book shows, improvements in performance are intrinsically linked to cultural changes within health care settings.


Ebook Quality Risk And Control In Health Care

Author by : Ellie Scrivens
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : "With better governance a key issue in the NHS boardroom, this book provides a comprehensive underpinning to future developments." - Roger Moore, Chief Executive, NHS Appointments Commission, UK. "This book provides a much needed integration of different streams in the quality movement, examining the need and methods for control and accountability as well as the continuous improvement approach." - John Ovretveit, The Karolinska Institute Medical Management Centre, Stockholm, Sweden. "This excellent book is both informative and challenging![it] helps us work our way through the contradictory and often inconsistent health maze that is bound by quality, risk, control, governance, trust, regulation, private activity, accountability, assurance and outcome." - Adam Graycar, Cabinet Office of South Australia. This book explores the concepts of trust, control and risk management as key components of organisational accountability in the public sector. It explores how the concept of risk management has been introduced into the public sector and how this has impacted on the definition of governance in the National Health Service.; It also addresses the concept of controls assurance by placing it in the context of developments both in local health care management and central government. Key questions that are addressed include: How can devolved public sector organisations be held accountable? What is the relationship between risk, control and governance? How do private sector ideas about governance translate into the provision of public health services? "Quality, Risk and Control in Health Care" is essential reading for health policy makers, health practitioners and professionals, as well as students and academics in the fields of health policy, health services management, social policy and public policy.


Strauss And Mayer S Emergency Department Management Ebook

Author by : Robert W. Strauss
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Publisher by : McGraw Hill Professional
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Description : A Comprehensive, Practical Text on Effectively Running an Emergency Department Emergency Department Management is a real-world, pragmatic guide designed to help emergency department managers efficiently handle the many complex issues that arise in this challenging clinical environment. Written by professionals who have spent their entire careers in the service of emergency department patients, this unique text delivers practical solutions to virtually any problem that may arise in running an emergency department or acute care center. COMPLETE, EXPERT COVERAGE OF EVERY IMPORTANT MANAGEMENT TOPIC, INCLUDING: Leadership Principles Operations Informatics Quality and Service Finance Reimbursement Contracts Legal and Regulatory Issues Malpractice Human Resources Emergency Department Management offers the guidance and expertise required to deliver consistent, rapid, high-quality care. It is the single-best resource available to help you navigate the leadership challenges that arise daily in the emergency department.


Lsc Edmc Online Higher Education Vsxml Ebook Understanding Health Policy Sixth Edition

Author by : Thomas Bodenheimer
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Publisher by : McGraw Hill Professional
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Description : Understand how the healthcare system works – and how you can succeed in it Covers the 2010 Affordable Care Act A Doody's Core Title for 2015! The most trusted and comprehensive guide to healthcare available, Understanding Health Policy provides everything students and professionals need to build a solid foundation on the field’s most critical issues. Expert practitioners in both the public and private healthcare sectors, the authors cover the entire scope of our healthcare system—from the concepts behind policy decisions to concrete examples of how they affect patients and professionals alike. Understanding Health Policy, 6e makes otherwise difficult concepts easy to understand—so you can make better decisions, improve outcomes, and enact positive change on a daily basis. Features: Coverage of structure, organization, and financing of the health care system Key principles, descriptions, and concrete examples are skillfully interwoven in each chapter to make important issues interesting and understandable Clinical vignettes clarify difficult concepts and demonstrate how they apply to real-world situations Comprehensive list of review questions reinforce what you have learned Understanding Health Policy, 6e will help you develop a clearer, more systematic way of thinking about health care in the United States, its problems, and the alternatives for managing and solving these problems.


Potter Perry S Fundamentals Of Nursing Anz Edition Ebook

Author by : Jackie Crisp
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Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Now in its 6th edition, this trusted reference for nursing students supports the development of safe, effective and person-centred practice. The text has been comprehensively revised by nursing leaders and experts from across the spectrum of clinical practice, education, research and health policy settings; and a highly experienced editorial team, which includes Jackie Crisp, Clint Douglas, Geraldine Rebeiro and Donna Waters. Chapters of Potter & Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing, 6e engage students with contemporary concepts and clinical examples, designed to build clinical reasoning skills. Early chapters introduce frameworks such as Fundamentals of Care and cultural safety, as ways of being and practising as a nurse. These frameworks are then applied in clinical and practice context chapters throughout. Reflection points in each chapter encourage curiosity and creativity in learning, including the importance of self-care and self-assessment. 79 clinical skills over 41 chapters updated to reflect latest evidence and practice standards, including 4 new skills Fully aligned to local learning and curriculum outcomes for first-year nursing programs Aligned to 2016 NMBA Registered Nurse Standards for Practice and National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards Easy-to-understand for beginning students Focus on person-centred practice and language throughout 44 clinical skills videos (including 5 NEW) available on Evolve, along with additional student and instructor resources Accompanied by Fundamentals of nursing clinical skills workbook 4e An eBook included in all print purchases Additional resources on Evolve: • eBook on VitalSource Instructor resources: Testbank Critical Reflection Points and answers Image collection Tables and boxes collection PowerPoint slides Students and Instructor resources: 44 Clinical Skills videos Clinical Cases: Fundamentals of nursing case studies Restructured to reflect current curriculum structure New chapters on end-of-life care and primary care New online chapter on nursing informatics aligned to the new National Nursing and Midwifery Digital Health Capabilities Framework, including a new skill and competency assessment tool


Shortell And Kaluzny S Healthcare Management Organization Design And Behavior

Author by : Lawton Burns
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Description : Completely updated to address the challenges faced by modern health care organizations, the sixth edition of SHORTELL AND KALUZNY'S HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT: ORGANIZATION DESIGN AND BEHAVIOR offers a more global perspective on how the United States and other countries address issues of health and health care. Written by internationally recognized and respected experts in the field, the new edition continues to bring a systemic understanding of organizational principles, practices, and insight to the management of health services organizations. Based on state-of-the-art organizational theory and research, the text emphasizes application and challenges you to provide a solution or a philosophical position. Coverage includes topics ranging from pay for performance and information technology to ethics and medical tourism and expands upon a major theme of the fifth edition: health care leaders must effectively design and manage health care organizations while simultaneously influencing and adapting to changes in environmental context. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Radiology Noninterpretive Skills The Requisites Ebook

Author by : Hani H Abujudeh
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Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Part of the highly respected Requisites series, Radiology Noninterpretive Skills, by Drs. Hani H. Abujudeh and Michael A. Bruno, is a single-volume source of timely information on all of the non-imaging aspects of radiology such as quality and safety, ethics and professionalism, and error management in radiology. Residents and radiologists preparing for the boards and recertification will find this book invaluable, as well as those practitioners wanting to broaden their knowledge and skills in this increasingly important area. Offers a readable and concise introduction to the essential noninterpretive skills as defined by the IOM, ACR, and other national organizations. Covers what you need to know about quality and safety; leadership and management; health economics; legal, business, ethics and professionalism; statistical tools; error reporting and prevention; evidence-based imaging; health IT and internet applications; "Image Wisely" and "Imaging 3.0" ACR initiatives; legal issues and malpractice; current and future payment models in radiology; and much more. Summarizes key information with numerous outlines, tables, ''pearls,'' and boxed material for easy reference. Provides comprehensive coverage of key "milestones" in training identified by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Fills an important gap for those preparing for the current MOC and ABR exams, covering the many topics touched upon in a major section of the examinations. Brings together in one source the experience of leading national experts and a select team of expert contributors.


Managing Disruptive Change In Healthcare

Author by : Arnold D. Kaluzny
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Healthcare faces unprecedented global challenges. Rapid advances in genomics, computational sciences, and technology -- as well as the new focus on value-based care and an increased trend toward healthcare commercialization -- represent disruptive changes to an already-fragmented delivery system. The healthcare establishment has been slow to adapt, and now faces rising cancer-care costs and lags in outcome improvement and genomically informed interventions. Managing Disruptive Change in Healthcare codifies the US National Cancer Institute's lessons from utilizing a public-private partnership with community hospitals to navigate the change needed to increase patient access to high-quality cancer care, and enhance hospitals' capacity to conduct and support research initiatives. The treatment of complex diseases requires a delivery system capable of translating scientific advances into care that is coordinated across the full continuum; this book offers a blueprint to just such an infrastructure.


Concepts For Nursing Practice E Book

Author by : Jean Foret Giddens
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Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Learn the core concepts of nursing care and apply them to the clinical setting! Concepts for Nursing Practice, 3rd Edition uses a simplified, intuitive approach to describe 57 important concepts relating to all areas of nursing practice. For easier understanding, this book also makes connections among related concepts and links you to other nursing textbooks. Exemplars for each concept provide useful examples and models, showing how concepts are successfully applied to practice. New to this edition are updated research evidence and a new Population Health concept. Written by conceptual learning expert Jean Giddens, this text will help you build clinical reasoning skills and prepare confidently for almost any clinical nursing situation. Authoritative content written by expert contributors and meticulously edited by concept-based learning expert Jean Giddens sets the standard for the rapidly growing concept-based curriculum movement. A total of 57 important nursing concepts are clearly defined and analyzed, spanning the areas of patient physiology, patient behavior, and the professional nursing environment. Case studies in each chapter make it easier to apply knowledge of nursing concepts to real-world situations. UNIQUE! Featured Exemplars sections describe selected exemplars related to each nursing concept, covering the entire lifespan and all clinical settings, and help you assimilate concepts into practice. UNIQUE! Logical framework of concepts by units and themes helps you form immediate connections among related concepts --- a key to conceptual learning. UNIQUE! Interrelated Concepts illustrations provide visual cues to understanding and help you make connections across concepts. NEW! UPDATED content reflects the latest research evidence and national and international practice guidelines. NEW! Population Health concept reflects the future of nursing, in which health care organizations learn to deliver care that is high in quality, patient-centered, cost-effective, and evidence-based. NEW! Featured Exemplars sections provide a brief explanation of some of the most important exemplars. NEW! Discussion questions in case studies reinforce your understanding of each concept. NEW! UPDATED exemplar links connect you to concept exemplars in other RN- and LPN/LVN-level Elsevier nursing titles.


Ebook The Nurse Mentor And Reviewer Update Book

Author by : Cyril Murray
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Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : "This is an innovative book which takes account of the professional development of the qualified nurse as it relates to their specific role as a mentor. Of particular value is the way in which the theory and practice have been integrated throughout and in particular the focus on accountability issues of the mentor role in protection of the public and their gatekeeper role to the profession. The case studies and possible responses by the reader provide an excellent framework for the individual and their development in the role, whilst the links to the Knowledge Skills Framework (KSF) will be invaluable to those appraisers and professional development departments in health care organisations. An excellent foundation text for practitioners who wish to undertake the mentor role and developing the skills of those already undertaking the role who wish to be updated and enhance their knowledge and practice". Karen Holland,Research Fellow (Evidence Based Nurse Education Innovation) University of Salford, UK Editor, Nurse Education in Practice This book is the ideal resource for anyone working as a nurse mentor. Using case studies and examples based on the specific Nursing and Midwifery Standards (NMC 2008) the book supports qualified mentors towards meeting the evidence requirements of an annual mandatory update. A range of activities are included that can be worked through individually by a mentor or with peers. These will help to provide a range of different sources of evidence at appraisal interviews, to demonstrate a mentor's ongoing competence. This practical and flexible guide explains the meaning of competence and is designed to help mentors judge competence in line with Nursing and Midwifery Council standards and the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework. Appraisers/reviewers will also find this book useful, as it outlines the organisational and individual obligations in promoting and recording the ongoing competence of mentors.


Lsc Edmc Online Higher Education Vsxml Ebook Essentials Of Nursing Informatics 5th Edition

Author by : Virginia Saba
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Publisher by : McGraw Hill Professional
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Description : The classic text on how nurses can use technology to improve patient care -- and every aspect of their job performance, education, and career Written by leaders in nursing informatics, this comprehensive, up-to-date text explores the ever-growing role technology plays in the field of nursing. Offering theoretical background to help you understand how informatics serves many aspects of the profession, Essential of Nursing Informatics also gives you practical help in unlocking computing’s benefits -- both now and into the future. Numerous case studies and examples add real-world relevance to the material. An internationally recognized contributor team provides information and insights not found in any other text on essential topics such as the application of computers to nursing administration, education, and research; electronic medical records (EMRs) and personal health records (PHRs); coding; and government, clinical, and private sector system requirements. Completely revised and updated with the latest information on specialized softwares and contributions, the fifth edition of Essentials of Nursing Informatics covers: Computer systems Information theory Current issues in informatics Continuum of care information technology systems Educational applications Research applications International perspectives (including Europe, Canada, Pacific Rim, Asia, South America, and South Africa) The future of informatics


Employment And Labor Law

Author by : Patrick J. Cihon
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Publisher by : Cengage Learning
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Description : Readers who are majoring in business or another non-legal professions will find EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW, 9E offers the ideal comprehensive introduction to employment and labor relations. This book uses excerpts from real law cases to illustrate how labor-related disputes arise and are resolved in the courts. Eye-opening features, such as The Working Law and Ethical Dilemmas, demonstrate how labor legislation and ethical decision-making impact employees at all levels -- from hourly workers to owners. Readers review the most up-to-date information on the NLRB and EEOC, the Fair Labor Standards Act, President Obama’s executive orders regarding undocumented immigrants and LGBT rights, Obamacare, the Defense of Marriage Act, and other employee-benefits developments. This edition also addresses relevant issues, such as FLSA and NLRB rights for unpaid interns, teaching assistants, and student-athletes. No other book combines such balanced coverage with a reader-friendly approach. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Population Health Creating A Culture Of Wellness

Author by : David B. Nash
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Publisher by : Jones & Bartlett Learning
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Description : Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the field of population health has evolved and matured considerably. Improving quality and health outcomes along with lowering costs has become an ongoing focus in delivery of health care. The new Third Edition of Population Health reflects this focus and evolution in today's dynamic healthcare landscape by conveying the key concepts of population health management and examining strategies for creating a culture of health and wellness in the context of health care reform. Offering a comprehensive, forward-looking approach to population health, the Third Edition's streamlined organization features 14 chapters divided among 3 major sections: Part I - Population Health in the U.S.; Part 2 -The Population Health Ecosystem: and Part 3 - Creating Culture Change.


Mixed Methods For Policy Research And Program Evaluation

Author by : Patricia Burch
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Publisher by : SAGE Publications
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Description : Mixed Methods for Policy Research and Program Evaluation by Patricia Burch and Carolyn J. Heinrich equips students, researchers, and policymakers in the social sciences with the tools they need for applying mixed methods in policy research and program evaluation, from design, through data collection, and dissemination. Emphasizing the “how-to”—the set of conceptual and active tasks carried out by mixed methods researchers—the book is illustrated with rich case studies from the authors’ own research projects in education and public policy. These examples help readers identify and explain policy and program impacts and better understand the “why” and “how” of observed effects. Throughout the book, the authors describe challenges that both beginners and advanced scholars are likely to encounter when doing mixed methods research and recommend practical tools available to address them.


Harrison S Principles Of Internal Medicine 20 E Vol 1 Vol 2 Ebook

Author by : Dennis L. Kasper
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Description : MASTER MODERN MEDICINE! Introducing the Landmark Twentieth Edition of the Global Icon of Internal Medicine The definitive guide to internal medicine is more essential than ever with the latest in disease mechanisms, updated clinical trial results and recommended guidelines, state-of-the art radiographic images, therapeutic approaches and specific treatments, hundreds of demonstrative full-color drawings, and practical clinical decision trees and algorithms Recognized by healthcare professionals worldwide as the leading authority on applied pathophysiology and clinical medicine, Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine gives you the informational foundation you need to provide the best patient care possible. Essential for practice and education, the landmark 20th Edition features: Thoroughly revised content—covering the many new breakthroughs and advances in clinical medicine that have occurred since the last edition of Harrison’s. Chapters on acute and chronic hepatitis, management of diabetes, immune-based therapies in cancer, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular disease, HIV, and many more, deliver the very latest information on disease mechanisms, diagnostic options, and the specific treatment guidance you need to provide optimal patient care. State-of-the-art coverage of disease mechanisms: Harrison’s focuses on pathophysiology with rigor, and with the goal of linking disease mechanisms to treatments. Improved understanding of how diseases develop and progress not only promotes better decision-making and higher value care, but also makes for fascinating reading and improved retention. Harrison’s summarizes important new basic science developments, such as the role of mitochondria in programmed and necrotic cell death, the immune system’s role in cancer development and treatment, the impact of telomere shortening in the aging and disease processes, and the role of the microbiome in health and disease. Understanding the role of inflammation in cardiovascular disease, the precise mechanisms of immune deficiency in HIV/AIDS, prions and misfolded proteins in neurodegenerative diseases, and obesity as a predisposition to diabetes are just a few examples of how this edition provides essential pathophysiology information for health professionals. All-new sections covering a wide range of new and emerging areas of vital interest to all healthcare professionals. New sections include: Sex and Gender-based Issues in Medicine; Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus, and Metabolic Syndrome; and Consultative Medicine— Plus, a new Part covering cutting-edge topics in research and clinical medicine includes great new chapters on the role of Epigenetics in Health and Disease, Behavioral Strategies to Improve Health, Genomics and Infectious Diseases, Emerging Neuro-Therapeutic Technologies, and Telomere Function in Health and Disease, and Network System Medicine. Important and timely new chapters—such as Promoting Good Health, LGBT Health, Systems of Healthcare, Approach to Medical Consultation, Pharmacogenomics, Antimicrobial Resistance, Worldwide Changes in Patterns of Infectious Diseases, Neuromyelitis Optica, and more—offer the very latest, definitive perspectives on must-know topics in medical education and practice. Updated clinical guidelines, expert opinions, and treatment approaches from world-renowned editors and authors contribute to the accuracy and immediacy of the text material and present a clear blueprint for optimizing patient outcomes. End-of-chapter suggested readings reinforce the text material and provide a robust platform for further study and research.


Harrison S Principles Of Internal Medicine 19 E Vol 1 Vol 2 Ebook

Author by : Dennis L. Kasper
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Publisher by : McGraw Hill Professional
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Description : The landmark guide to internal medicine— updated and streamlined for today’s students and clinicians The only place you can get ALL the great content found in the two print volumes AND the acclaimed DVD in one convenient resource! Through six decades, no resource has matched the authority, esteemed scholarship, and scientific rigor of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine. Capturing the countless advances and developments across the full span of medicine, the new 19th edition of Harrison’s provides a complete update of essential content related to disease pathogenesis, clinical trials, current diagnostic methods and imaging approaches, evidence-based practice guidelines, and established and newly approved treatment methods. Here are just a few of the outstanding features of the new Nineteenth Edition: Content is practically organized around two basic themes: education and clinical practice The teaching and learning sections cover foundational principles, cardinal manifestations of disease and approach to differential diagnosis; the content devoted to clinical practice focuses on disease pathogenesis and treatment NEW chapters on important topics such as Men’s Health, The Impact of Global Warming on Infectious Diseases, Fatigue, and many more Critical updates in management and therapeutics in Hepatitis, Coronary Artery Disease, Ebola Virus Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes, Hypertension, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism, Acute and Chronic Kidney Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Lipoprotein Disorders, HIV and AIDS, and more. Increased number of the popular Harrison’s clinical algorithms; clinically relevant radiographic examples spanning hundreds of diseases; clinical-pathological images in full color; crystal clear, full color drawings and illustrations and helpful tables and summary lists that make clinical application of the content faster than ever Outstanding multi-media resources including practical videos demonstrating essential bedside procedures, physical examination techniques, endoscopic findings, cardiovascular findings, are available for easy download Supporting the renowned coverage are supplemental resources that reflect and assist modern medical practice: more than 1,000 full-color photographs to aid visual recognition skills, hundreds of state-of-the-art radiographs, from plain film to 3D CT to PET Scans; beautiful illustrations that bring applied anatomy and processes to life; the renowned Harrison’s patient-care algorithms, essential summary tables, and practical demonstrative videos. In addition, several digital atlases highlight noninvasive imaging, percutaneous revascularization, gastrointestinal endoscopy, diagnosis and management of vasculitis, and numerous other issues commonly encountered in clinical practice. Acclaim for Harrison’s: “Covering nearly every possible topic in the field of medicine, the book begins with a phenomenal overview of clinical medicine, discussing important topics such as global medicine, decision-making in clinical practice, the concepts of disease screening and prevention, as well as the importance of medical disorders in specific groups (e.g. women, surgical patients, end of life). The extensive chapters that follow focus on a symptom-based presentation of disease and then illness organized by organ system. Numerous tables, graphs, and figures add further clarity to the text." ...Written by experts in the field, this book is updated with the latest advances in pathophysiology and treatment. It is organized in a way that makes reading from beginning to end a logical journey, yet each chapter can stand alone as a quick reference on a particular topic. “ Doody’s Review Service reviewing the previous edition of Harrison’s


Harrison S Principles Of Internal Medicine 19th Edition And Harrison S Manual Of Medicine 19th Edition Ebook Val Pak

Author by : J. Larry Jameson
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw Hill Professional
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Description : SPECIAL OFFER! SAVE WHEN YOU PURCHASE HARRISON’S PRINCIPLES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 19e ALONG WITH THE COMPANION HARRISON’S MANUAL! This dollar-saving Harrison’s bundle includes these two great resources: Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, Nineteenth Edition Through six decades, no resource has matched the authority, esteemed scholarship, and scientific rigor of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. Capturing the countless advances and developments across the full span of medicine, the 19th edition of Harrison’s provides a complete update of essential content related to disease pathogenesis, clinical trials, current diagnostic methods and imaging approaches, evidence-based practice guidelines, and established and newly approved treatment methods. Here are just a few of the outstanding features of the Nineteenth Edition:•Presented in two volumes: Volume 1 is devoted to foundational principles, cardinal manifestations of disease and approach to differential diagnosis; Volume 2 covers disease pathogenesis and treatment•NEW chapters on important topics such as Men’s Health, The Impact of Global Warming on Infectious Diseases, Fatigue, and many more•Critical updates in management and therapeutics in Hepatitis, Coronary Artery Disease, Ebola Virus Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes, Hypertension, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism, Acute and Chronic Kidney Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Lipoprotein Disorders, HIV and AIDS, and more.•Increased number of the popular Harrison’s clinical algorithms; clinically relevant radiographic examples spanning hundreds of diseases; clinical-pathological images in full color; crystal clear, full color drawings and illustrations and helpful tables and summary lists that make clinical application of the content faster than ever•Access to outstanding multi-media resources including practical videos demonstrating essential bedside procedures, physical examination techniques, endoscopic findings, cardiovascular findings, and more The package also includes..... Harrison’s Manual of Medicine, Nineteenth Edition Harrison’s Manual of Medicine is a concise, bedside resource derived from content found in Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, Nineteenth Edition. Perfect for use at the point of care, the Manual presents clinical information covering key aspects of the diagnosis, clinical manifestations, and treatment of the major diseases that are likely to be encountered in medical practice. Presented in full color and incorporating an efficient blend of succinct text, bullet points, algorithms, and tables Harrison’s Manual of Medicine, Nineteenth Edition covers every area of clinical medicine, including:• Etiology and Epidemiology• Clinically Relevant Pathophysiology• Signs and Symptoms• Differential Diagnosis• Physical and Laboratory Findings• Therapeutics• Practice Guidelines


Harrison S Principles And Practice Of Internal Medicine 19th Edition And Harrison S Principles Of Internal Medicine Self Assessment And Board Review 19th Edition Ebook Val Pak

Author by : J. Larry Jameson
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw Hill Professional
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Description : SPECIAL OFFER! SAVE WHEN YOU PURCHASE HARRISON’S PRINCIPLES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 19e ALONG WITH THE COMPANION BOARD REVIEW BOOK! This dollar-saving Harrison’s bundle includes two great resources: Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, Nineteenth Edition Through six decades, no resource has matched the authority, esteemed scholarship, and scientific rigor of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. Capturing the countless advances and developments across the full span of medicine, the 19th edition of Harrison’s provides a complete update of essential content related to disease pathogenesis, clinical trials, current diagnostic methods and imaging approaches, evidence-based practice guidelines, and established and newly approved treatment methods. Here are just a few of the outstanding features of the Nineteenth Edition:•Presented in two volumes: Volume 1 is devoted to foundational principles, cardinal manifestations of disease and approach to differential diagnosis; Volume 2 covers disease pathogenesis and treatment•NEW chapters on important topics such as Men’s Health, The Impact of Global Warming on Infectious Diseases, Fatigue, and many more•Critical updates in management and therapeutics in Hepatitis, Coronary Artery Disease, Ebola Virus Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes, Hypertension, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism, Acute and Chronic Kidney Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Lipoprotein Disorders, HIV and AIDS, and more.•Increased number of the popular Harrison’s clinical algorithms; clinically relevant radiographic examples spanning hundreds of diseases; clinical-pathological images in full color; crystal clear, full color drawings and illustrations and helpful tables and summary lists that make clinical application of the content faster than ever•Access to outstanding multi-media resources including practical videos demonstrating essential bedside procedures, physical examination techniques, endoscopic findings, cardiovascular findings, and more The package also includes..... Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine Self-Assessment and Board Review Based on the content of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, Nineteenth Edition, this full-color study aid is essential for Internal Medicine Board certification or recertification/maintenance of certification, or as a refresher for any internal medicine examination. Reflecting the accuracy, currency, and wide scope of Harrison’s, this complete review of internal medicine delivers more than 1,000 extremely challenging review questions, many of which utilize realistic patient scenarios, including radiographic and pathologic images. Each question is accompanied by explanations for correct and incorrect answers. These explanations -- which are derived from and cross-referenced to Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, Nineteenth Edition – are one of the most effective ways to learn and teach internal medicine. They are designed to bolster your understanding of pathophysiology, epidemiology, differential diagnosis, clinical decision making, and therapeutics. You will also find a beautiful full-color atlas.


Educative Assessment

Author by : Grant Wiggins
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jossey-Bass
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Description : Examines the elements of educative, or learning-centered, assessment; presents a logical order and criteria for considering assessment design elements; and looks at the implications of the design work.


Fundamental Aspects Of Legal Ethical And Professional Issues In Nursing 2nd Edition

Author by : Sally Carvalho
Languange : en
Publisher by : Andrews UK Limited
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Description : This popular title from the Fundamental Aspects of Nursing series has been revised and updated to reflect the advances in the field. Vital reading for all student nurses to help them develop an understanding of the myriad of dilemmas in professional practice and ensure they meet professional standards. This book will outline the implications and application of the relevant recent legislation that relates to nursing practice. Professionally, this book will look at the demands and requirements of nursing, as it moves to an all graduate profession, and the subsequent legal and ethical implications. It will also be helpful for qualified nurses as a refresher text & for those undertaking Overseas Nurses' Programmes. With the new Nursing and Midwifery Council's proposals, there is a greater emphasis on nurses' awareness and ability to use, and be assessed in, legal, ethical and professional issues in their clinical practice.


Semiotics And The Philosophy Of Language

Author by : Umberto Eco
Languange : en
Publisher by : Indiana University Press
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Description : "Eco wittily and enchantingly develops themes often touched on in his previous works, but he delves deeper into their complex nature . . . this collection can be read with pleasure by those unversed in semiotic theory." --Times Literary Supplement


Picturing History At The Ottoman Court

Author by : Emine Fetvacı
Languange : en
Publisher by : Indiana University Press
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Description : Circulation, audience, and the creation of a shared court culture Making books at the Ottoman court Sokollu Mehmed Pasha and the illustrated Ottoman histories Chief Black Eunuch Mehmed Agha: negotiating the sultanic image In the image of a military ruler A Venetian Ottomanized: Chief White Eunuch Gazanfer Agha and his artistic patronage.