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Introduction to Health Care [Hardcover]

Dakota Mitchell , Lee Haroun
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April 8, 2011 1133130887 978-1133130888 3
INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE, 3E provides learners with an easy-to-read foundation in the profession of health care. This redesigned and updated new edition offers a comprehensive introductory survey of basic clinical health care skills for learners entering health care programs or for those that think they may be interested in pursuing a career in health care. Core competencies shared by all health care professions such as communication, infection control, and professionalism are provided to expose you to the reality of practice. This book emphasizes developing critical thinking skills through a five-step problem solving model that teaches you to assess a situation, consider alternatives, choose an appropriate alternative, evaluate the results, and revise as needed. This resource demonstrates how to think like a health care professional and is a terrific first step towards a rewarding career.

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Unit I: HEALTH CARE TODAY. 1. Your Career in Health Care. 2. Current Health Care Systems and Trends. 3. Ethical and Legal Responsibilities. Unit II: THE LANGUAGE OF HEALTHCARE. 4. Medical Terminology. 5. Medical Math. Unit III: THE HUMAN BODY. 6. Organization of the Human Body. 7. Structure and Function of the Human Body. 8. Growth and Development. Unit IV: PERSONAL AND WORKPLACE SAFETY. 9. Body Mechanics. 10. Infection Control. 11. Environmental Safety. Unit V: BEHAVIORS FOR SUCCESS. 12. Lifestyle Management. 13. Professionalism. 14. Lifelong Learning. Unit VI: COMMUNICATION IN THE HEALTH CARE SETTING. 15. The Patient as an Individual. 16. The Communication Process. 17. Written Communication. 18. Computers and Technology in Health Care. 19. Documentation and Medical Records. Unit VII: HEALTH CARE SKILLS. 20. Physical Assessment. 21. Emergency Procedures. Unit VIII: BUSINESS OF CARING. 22. Controlling Health Care Costs. 23. Performance Improvement and Customer Service. Unit IX: SECURING AND MAINTAINING EMPLOYMENT. 24. Job Leads and the Resume. 25. Interview, Portfolio, and Application. 26. Successful Employment Strategies. Appendix 1 Health Care Professional Organizations. Appendix 2 Useful Spanish Expressions for Health Care Professionals. Glossary. References. Index.

About the Author

Dakota Mitchell, RN, MSN, MBA has a Master of Science Degree in Nursing, MSN, from the University of California, San Francisco and a Master in Business Administration Degree, MBA, from the University of Santa Clara. The combination of the advanced nursing and business degrees provides a framework for understanding and functioning within the rapidly evolving world of health care today. Dakota has 30+ years of experience in health care, including education, management, and curriculum consultation. Besides many years in classroom and clinical teaching, she has developed and implemented unique and innovative health care programs at both the vocational and associate degree levels. Dakota has written and/or served as content expert on numerous health care instructional projects for Cengage Delmar Learning.

Lee Haroun, MA Education, MBA, Ed.D has over 35 years experience in education as a teacher, administrator, and writer. She has worked with hundreds of health care students and has a special interest in helping them succeed and become successful professionals. Her work has included coordinating the development of curriculum for a variety of programs, including occupational therapy assistant, patient care technician, health information technician, and insurance coder. Another professional interest is helping instructors succeed and her doctoral dissertation explored the transition of health care professionals from the field to the classroom. Lee is the author of Career Development for Health Professionals (Elsevier Science); co-author of Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Survival Guide with Bonnie Napier-Tibere (F.A. Davis); co-author of Teaching Ideas and Classroom Activities for Health Care with Susan Royce (Delmar Learning); and technical writer for Essentials of Health & Wellness by James Robinson and Deborah McCormick (Delmar Learning). She also developed video content and scripts for Delmar¿s Career Success for Health Care Professionals DVD Series, content for health care career exploration software published by Delmar Learning, and numerous instructional materials for a variety of publishers.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 624 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 3 edition (April 8, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1133130887
  • ISBN-13: 978-1133130888
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.7 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #869,165 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars looks like new June 11, 2013
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I'm do glad I got this book. At first I was worried of how the book would look but once I opened the box and saw that the book looked like new I was really happy. I'm very happy that I didn't have to pay full price for the book I got it at a great price it was better than paying $112 dollars for a new book. If I ever need to buy another book witch I know I will, I wouldn't think twice I would buy from them again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very good condition March 24, 2012
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i bought this book for my nursing classes. I got it on time and the book was very good and neat. I would totally recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Health Book! May 4, 2014
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I chose this rating because it definitely preps me for the health information field. I have learned hundreds of words in two weeks. It is worth the buy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Health care April 28, 2014
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The delivery on this item was like speed lightning. Was super helpful in the progress of my class. Full of so much info. Will keep even after my class is completed.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Glad it's an option to rent this... save $ March 29, 2014
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It's a required book for school, so I'd prefer not to read it but find myself spending time with it anyway. It's got some typos here and there but nothing major. It's great that it's available for rent rather than having to pay 3 times the price to buy.
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In perfect condition...arrived sooner that I expected it..I totally recommend this place if you want a book . The book is amazing too
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing condition! February 3, 2014
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It looked like a brand new book with no markings, tears or any damage to the book. This was a great purchase!
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Published 7 months ago by odelia
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
The shipping was fast, just in time to start my classes, it also can with a disk which was an awesome extra to help study for tests.
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Really appreciate your forwarding this book on schedule - thank you very much! This enable me to take on trips!
Published 8 months ago by Josephine
5.0 out of 5 stars Great introductory textbook to healthcare professions
I do not have a medical background. My background is in the social sciences and teaching. I have decided to pursue a career in the healthcare field. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Ernest Williams
4.0 out of 5 stars Great purchase, great seller!
I am so happy with this purchase! This book is in good condition just as the seller described. It was also a great price for a book that is usually a hundred dollars or more. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Lauren Brainard
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It was a very beneficial book for my academic field. The book itself is in great condition and is very useful.
Published 9 months ago by Jenn
5.0 out of 5 stars Intro to Healthcare Textbook
Although it was not new, it was clean and suited my purpose. I like the fact that it was sent promptly and safely packaged.
Published 10 months ago by Sunny A Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Book came in such great condition!
The book came within a week which is great since I start class next week. What I do love as well is that it looks basically new! I do not see any tears or scratches! I love it!
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