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Introduction to Health Care [Paperback]

Joyce Mitchell , Lee Haroun
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July 31, 2006 1401891551 978-1401891558 2
Introduction to Health Care, Second Edition provides a comprehensive introduction 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 will demonstrate how to think like a health care professional and is a terrific first step towards a rewarding career.

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I really like the Web activities. I think this is a very strong feature. - Linda Miedema, Academic Dean, Health Sciences, Brevard Community College

I was impressed to see that most issues facing health care workers today are covered. - Ingrid Sidorov, Program Director Massage Therapy and Integrated Health Studies, Harcum College

About the Author

Joyce 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 two degrees provides a framework for understanding and functioning within the rapidly evolving world of health care today. Joyce has 29 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. Joyce has written and/or served as content expert on numerous health care instructional projects for 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

  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 2 edition (July 31, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401891551
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401891558
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #350,032 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars ALH 103 SCC Version Intro to Healthcare Review June 20, 2011
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This is the book to get if you are in ALH 103 at Sinclair Community College. This is the newest updated version. This book came quickly, was a good price, and was in perfect condition.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good book! May 1, 2011
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Very interesting information regarding health care professions! I like this book as an aide to my class. It gave me insight into health care and possibilities I have in nutrition.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Looks fine, looks new, required by schools December 8, 2013
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I bought this for a friend, she needed the book for school, She turned out not to need it though the school required she get it.
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This is an easy book for those just becoming interested in health care to understand. It is simply written and the latest version has important updates.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great price February 27, 2013
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I was happy to get this book a great deal and it really was useful for my class. it came fast by mail.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Received book on time and great condition March 3, 2011
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Did receive this book within a few days after ordering - placed order by ISBN number - book was in excellant condition and correct book.
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