Introduction to Health Care & Careers

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Introduction to Health Care & Careers

By Roxann DeLaet

Category:
Basic Science, Health Professions
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  • Paperback
  • 9781582559001
  • May 2011
  • 576 pages
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DESCRIPTION

 

Introduction to Health Care & Careers provides students beginning their health care education with the fundamentals they need to develop their personal and professional skills, understand their chosen profession, and succeed in the world of health care. It meets the growing market demand for a book that gives the best of both worlds—skill development and career choice information. The text begins with today’s health care system, health care economics, and law and ethics, providing important context for the personal, professional, and workplace skills that follow. From there, students move on to an overview of careers in health care and detailed profiles of the most in-demand professions. The book closes with brief chapters on anatomy and physiology to prepare students for the rest of their health care education.

With its student friendly approach, Introduction to Health Care & Careers is the essential resource for introductory health care courses, striking the perfect balance between skill development and up-to-date career choice information–everything health care students need to succeed.

CONTENTS

I: THE WORLD OF HEALTH CARE
1: Today's Health Care System
2: Health Care Economics
3: Law, Ethics, and Professionalism

II: PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
4: Personal Qualities and Skills for Success
5: Health Care Communication
6: Diversity in the Workplace
7: Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving
8: Teamwork and Leadership

III: WORKPLACE SKILLS
9: Computers and Technology
10: Medical Terminology Basics
11: Medical Documentation
12: Medical Math
13: Safety and Infection Control
14: Body Mechanics
15: Measuring Weight, Height, and Vital Signs
16: First Aid and Emergency Procedures

IV: CAREER PROFILES
17: Overview of Health Care Careers
18: Patient Care: Medical and Surgical
19: Patient Care: Nursing
20: Patient Care: Dental
21: Laboratory and Pharmacy Services
22: Diagnostic and Imaging Services
23: Therapy and Rehabilitation
24: Health Information and Administration

V: ESSENTIALS OF HUMAN ANATOMY
25: The Body as a Whole
26: Movement and Support
27: Coordination and Control
28: Circulation and Body Defense
29: Energy Supply and Use
30: Reproduction and Development

Appendix A: Preparing for a Successful Interview
Appendix B: Professional and Government Resource Organizations
Appendix C: Metric Conversion Table
Appendix D: Abbreviations
Glossary
References

SPECIFICATIONS

ISBN
9781582559001
Publication Month
May 2011


Product Format
Paperback
Height x Width
7011 x 5411 mm
Weight
658162 grams
Number of Pages
576 pages
Language
English


Bisacs
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General


Imprint
LWW
Publisher
LWW