Under the guidance of new lead editor John E. Steiner, Jr., Esq, Problems in Health Care Law, Tenth Edition continues to be the authoritative foundational textbook that covers the key components of our legal system and their application to our healthcare system. Students will come away with a clear understanding of how individual rights are defined and protected in the healthcare setting; how healthcare services are defined, insured, and paid for; how individual providers organize and govern themselves; and many other core legal concepts related to the organization and administration of our healthcare system. The Tenth Edition is an extensive revision that covers HIPAA, healthcare reform, and offers several chapters not included in previous editions. This authoritative text brings together legal practitioners, business advisors, and others whose work represents some of the best thinking and analyses of the issues at hand, including healthcare reform, delivery, payment, client counseling, and contested legal matters. The text is accompanied by a complete package of instructor resources (Transition Guide, PowerPoints, Test Bank) as well as a student companion website that offers interactive practice exercises to reinforce learning of key concepts.
Author: John E. Steiner
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
A pioneering local textbook covering curriculum requirements for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) students. Legal, ethical, and professional practice issues are essential curriculum components of all Complementary and Alternative Medicine courses. Statutory bodies, professional associations, educational institutions and accreditation authorities require the incorporation of such content into CAM study. This has created the need for a definitive guide written specifically for Australian students according to CAM curriculum requirements. Essentials of Law, Ethics and Professional Issues for CAM is the only local textbook which deals comprehensively with legal, ethical and professional practice issues for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) students. This timely medical text takes a multidisciplinary approach, and is written by authors who are both academics and practitioners, with contributing authors for individual CAM modalities. Essentials of Law, Ethics and Professional Issues for CAM is ideal for students, trainees and even practitioners in various modalities, including naturopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, massage, osteopathy, chiropractic and western herbal medicine. presents a combined solution for professional practice courses which cover legal, ethical and professional practice considerations is the only local book to address these issues for modalities considered by COAG for regulation and registration designed to meet the needs of CAM students at Diploma, Bachelor and Coursework Masters levels case studies, alert boxes, tips and explanations contained throughout includes integrative practice considerations
Author: Julie Zetler,Rodney Bonello
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
This popular and engaging text on health communication is now revised and updated in a second edition that incorporates recent research and boasts new material on topics such as crisis communication, social disparities in health, and systemic reform. Fully revised second edition of this popular and authoritative text Includes fresh material on topics such as crisis communication, health care reform, global health issues, and political issues in health communication New case studies, examples, and updated glossary keep the work relevant and student-friendly Provides effective strategies for healthcare organizations and individuals in communicating with patients Updated and enhanced online resources, including PowerPoint slides, test bank, and instructors manual, available upon publication at www.wiley.com/go/wright
Author: Kevin B. Wright,Lisa Sparks,H. Dan O'Hair
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Rising health care costs are a central fiscal challenge confronting the United States. National spending on health care currently accounts for 18 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), but is anticipated to increase to 25 percent of GDP by 2037. The Bipartisan Policy Center argues that "this rapid growth in health expenditures creates an unsustainable burden on America's economy, with far-reaching consequences". These consequences include crowding out many national priorities, including investments in education, infrastructure, and research; stagnation of employee wages; and decreased international competitiveness.In spite of health care costs that far exceed those of other countries, health outcomes in the United States are not considerably better. With the goal of ensuring that patients have access to high-quality, affordable cancer care, the Institute of Medicine's (IOM's) National Cancer Policy Forum convened a public workshop, Delivering Affordable Cancer Care in the 21st Century, October 8-9, 2012, in Washington, DC. Delivering Affordable Cancer Care in the 21st Century summarizes the workshop.
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Care Services,National Cancer Policy Forum
Publisher: National Academies Press
This was designed for all instructors who teach aspects of biological evolution in their college courses.
Critical Issues for the 21st Century
Author: John F. Monagle,David C. Thomasma
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
This collection of original essays from leaders in the profession comments on the current state of social work in the United States, and how it ought to change, in light of social change in the US and the world as a whole.
Author: Michael Reisch,Eileen Gambrill
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Category: Social Science
How does nursing knowledge develop and how do we incorporate this knowledge into the practice of nursing? Is it possible for nursing theory to address the needs of clinical practice? These key questions in the field of nursing are explored in this groundbreaking work. Based on their five-year experience as co-chairs of the New England Knowledge Conferences and the contributions of nurse clinicians and academics, the book addresses issues critical to improving the quality and delivery of health care. Concentrating on four major themes--the current state of nursing knowledge, the philosophy of nursing knowledge, the integration of nursing knowledge with practice, and examples of the impact on health care delivery when nursing knowledge is applied--Nursing Knowledge Development and Clinical Practice gives concrete examples of how nursing knowledge can improve nursing practice and overall health care delivery both today and in the future.
Opportunities and Directions
Author: Sister Callista Roy, PhD, RN, FAAN,Dorothy A. A. Jones, EdD, RNC, ANP, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ST MEDICINE IN A CHANGING UNIVERSE AT THE THRESHOLD OF THE 21 CENTURY Hoyle Leigh, M. D. I Professor ofPsychiatry San Francisco, University ofCalifornia, and Fresno VAMedical Center INTRODUCTION During my lifetime, the universe has changed beyond recognition. The universe into 111 which I was born, in the first halfofthe 20 century, was still infinite, permanent, orderly, and tranquil --- a universe that worked like a masterfully constructed clock. Matter and energy followed Newton's lawsofconservation. Shortly after my birth, Hiroshima proved, with a big bang, that matter was no longer permanent, everything was relative. Einstein had also shown thateverything that happened was local, that is, there was an event horizon beyond which no information could reach as nothing can travel faster than light. When I was growing up, the moon was for lovers, and going there was an impossible dream. Cosmologically, the Big Bang theory that postulates that the universe was born out ofan explosion some 10-15 billion years ago from a primordial point won over steady state. Ithas been expanding ever since, although the ultimate fateofthe universe is still unknown whetherit will keep on expanding resulting in aperpetual stateofheat death, or will at some point startcontracting, resulting in a big crunch ofgravitational collapse ending in a single black hole out ofspace, time, and existence. Quantum theory has defeated even Einstein's genius and proven that God indeed plays dice.
State of the Art and Challenges for the 21st Century
Author: Hoyle Leigh
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Legal Issues in School Health Services offers a legal resource never before available for education and health professionals, and their legal advisors. All professionals involved in the development, implementation, and evaluation of school health services will find this an exceptional tool. This book addresses the spirit and letter of the laws, the related standards, the conflict between them, and how they affect the delivery of school health services in regular and special education. Special attention is given to pertinent issues for school administrators, school attorneys, and school nurses, in order to foster school practices that are safe and effective. Designed as a guide and reference work, this book is written by 15 highly-credentialed nurses, attorneys, and educators and offers detailed discussions of the legal challenges that exist in the 21st century. KEY FEATURES School nursing practice, standards, and performance issues Risk management strategies for school administrators, school boards, and attorneys Multi-disciplinary approaches in ethico-legal problem solving Collaborative approaches in promoting student learning and success Financial, special education, record confidentiality, and future genetic challenges In-depth legal references, citations, and research, plus a comprehensive glossary and table of federal statutes and regulations
A Resource for School Administrators, School Attorneys, School Nurses
Author: Nadine Schwab,Mary H. B. Gelfman
This third edition of a best-selling social work text reflects the dramatic changes that have taken place in our health care environment since the second edition was published in 2004óand will likely continue to take place. It is a practical guide for social workers who must navigate our complex health care environment and accept new challenges while adapting to continual change. The book encompasses many facets of professional health care social work within the U.S. health care system, across key health care settings and with numerous different patient populations. The book is also a call to action for social workers, who today must not only be therapeutically effective but must be professionally competitive with other health care providers that claim similar treatment strategies and techniques. Permeating the third edition is a strong emphasis on the importance of developing best practices that are evidence-based, supportive, and ethically accountable while remaining time-limited and cost-effective. Each chapter contains a Glossary, Questions for Further Study, and a list of relevant websites. At the end of each chapter, a ìFuture Directionsî section helps social workers understand what to expect and how to prepare for changes in order to practice successfully. This third edition additionally encompasses updated professional profiles for diverse arenas of practice and is accompanied by an Instructorís Manual that provides a test bank, activities designed to enhance learning, and a sample syllabus. Completely new or updated sections examine: Mental health parity Changes in billing Evidence-based practice strategy Electronic record keeping and other advances in health technology Information related to the DSM-5 Protecting yourself legally in your documentation Protecting the privacy of the client Supervision in the health care setting The importance of teamwork and collaboration Social work in the military and VA settings Safety planning
Opportunities and Challenges for Professional Practice
Author: Sophia F. Dziegielewski, PhD, LCSW
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Category: Social Science
Advances in our understanding of the brain and rapid advances in the medical practice of neurology are creating questions and concerns from an ethical and legal perspective. Ethical and Legal Issues in Neurology provides a detailed review of various general aspects of neuroethics, and contains chapters dealing with a vast array of specific issues such as the role of religion, the ethics of invasive neuroscience research, and the impact of potential misconduct in neurologic practice. The book focuses particular attention on problems related to palliative care, euthanasia, dementia, and neurogenetic disorders, and concludes with examinations of consciousness, personal identity, and the definition of death. This volume focuses on practices not only in North America but also in Europe and the developing world. It is a useful resource for all neuroscience and neurology professionals, researchers, students, scholars, practicing clinical neurologists, mental health professionals, and psychiatrists. A comprehensive introduction and reference on neuroethics Includes coverage of how best to understand the ethics and legal aspects of dementia, palliative care, euthanasia and neurogenetic disorders Brings clarity to issues regarding ethics and legal responsibilities in the age of rapidly evolving brain science and related clinical practice
Author: James L. Bernat,Richard Beresford
Now in full color, this text uses a unique age-specific organization to discuss all aspects of pediatric dentistry from infancy through adolescence. Each age-specific section covers the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social changes that children experience, as well as the epidemiology of dental disease at that age. Other chapters explore the examination, treatment planning, radiographic concerns, prevention, trauma, restorative dentistry, pulp therapy, orthodontics, and behavior management of each age range. Unique organization begins with an introduction to the basic information and topics pertinent to children of all ages, then divides up the rest of the text by age group to cover the specific changes the child experiences physically, cognitively, emotionally, and socially. In most cases, particular dental issues are discussed only once, at the point in a child’s development at which they are most appropriate. Section on children from conception to age three covers conditions such as cleft palate, disturbances in calcification, unusual numbers of teeth, oral habits, caries, and the development of malocclusions that start during these years. Chapter on aesthetic restorative dentistry for the adolescent looks at material selection, tooth color and form, diastemas, discolored teeth, bleaching and more. Chapter on sport dentistry and mouth protection covers how to evaluate child/adolescent athletes, the different types of mouth protection available, and professional activities in sports dentistry. Chapter on the diagnosis of oral lesions and developmental anomalies uses tables and extensive illustrations to depict developmental anomalies, white soft tissue lesions and enlargements, dark soft tissue lesions, ulcerative lesions, radiolucent lesions of bone, mixed radiolucent and radiopaque lesions of bone. NEW! Full-color design creates an immediate visual impact and better illustrates concepts and dental conditions.
Infancy through Adolescence
Author: Paul S. Casamassimo,Henry W. Fields,Dennis J. McTigue,Arthur Nowak
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Linking classical public health and intervention with evolving healthcare strategies and policies for the 21st century, The New Public Health provides a broad perspective on current issues & the kinds of solutions & expectations needed in the future.
Author: Theodore H. Tulchinsky,Elena Varavikova
Publisher: Academic Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Organized Around The Four Central Themes Of Healthcare Ethics (Theoretical Foundations And Issues For Individuals, Organizations, And Society), Health Care Ethics Brings Together The Insights Of A Diverse Panel Of Leading Experts In The Fields Of Bioethics, Long-Term Care, And Health Administration, Among Others. Students Will Build On This Critical Platform To Develop An Extensive Toolbox Of Analytical And Problem-Solving Skills. The Text’S Organizational Strategy Gently Pushes Students To Strengthen Their Ethics Knowledge Base And Relate Ethics To Patient Issues Across The Lifespan, Ethics Within Organizations, And Issues Of Ethics In Broader Cultural Contexts. Pedagogical Features Such As Section Introductions, Discussions Questions, And Exercises That Ask Students To Apply New Knowledge To Real-World Scenarios Encourage Retention And Skill Building. The Fully Revised And Updated Third Edition Addresses Current Changes In Health Care, Which Are The Greatest Changes In Health Care History Since The Advent Of Medicare And Medicaid. All-New Chapters Cover The Affordable Care Act And Ethics Issues Related To Populations Not Covered By The Act, Ethics Related To Assisted Living, And The Impact Of Technology On Ethics In Health Care. All Other Chapters Have Been Updated To Reflect The Most Recent Developments In Medical Technology And New Challenges Faced By Health Care Professionals In The Post—PPACA Era. Ideally Suited For Both Graduate And Undergraduate Programs, Health Care Ethics Challenges Readers To Think Beyond The Existing Health Care System And Envision Creative Solutions To Ethical Issues. Key Features Of The Fully Revised And Updated Third Edition Include: •All-New Chapters On The Affordable Care Act, Ethics Related To Assisted Living, And The Impact Of New Technology •Updated Chapter Content And References •Key Pedagogical Features, Including Discussion Questions And Exercises That Prompt Students To Apply New Skills To Real-World Scenarios •Insights From A Diverse Panel Of Leading Experts In Multiple Fields
Critical Issues for the 21st Century
Author: Eileen E. Morrison,Beth Furlong
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
With a varied collection of readings focusing on contemporary issues i n professional nursing, this first edition introduces students to the many perspectives affecting nurses and society. This text incorporates both nursing and non-nursing literature, covering such issues as educ ation and role transition, governance, and cost containment. Articles are organized from simple to complex, making it easy for faculty to as sign readings to beginning, intermediate, and advanced students. The a uthor provides an introduction for each section of articles, framing t hem in historical, political, and sociocultural settings.
Perspectives from the Literature
Author: Eleanor C. Hein
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
"The authors' approach to creating a transforming culture through use of foundations laid in the theoretical development of "Nursing As Caring" offers a solid foundation upon which to recalibrate and reconfigure toward a caring organizational health system." -Tim Porter-O'Grady, DM, EdD, APRN, FAAN, FACCWS Associate Professor, Leadership Scholar, College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation, Arizona State University Clinical Professor, Leadership Scholar, College of Nursing, The Ohio State University This is a time-tested, practical guide for nurses and other healthcare professionals who wish to transform their healthcare systems based on caring values and the promotion of intra- and inter-professional dialogue among stakeholders. It describes a theoretically grounded model created by nurses for transforming the culture of healthcare systems at all levels, and features tested strategies that facilitate accessibility, efficiency, effectiveness, and enhanced outcomes. At its most basic level, this model, the Dance of Caring Persons, expresses the fundamental beliefs and attitudes that each person in the healthcare system lives caring meaningfully in unique and valuable ways, and the contributions of each person to the whole of the enterprise have a significant place within it. The book features successful examples of how various units of the healthcare system can apply specific strategies to their inter- and intra-professional work, and how to engage and sustain authentic dialogue among and between stakeholders. Chapters feature information from a great variety of health professionals that represent a broad range of participants in healthcare. Detailed information is presented in a variety of formats ranging from formal written responses to chapter contents to transcriptions of small group conversations relating to the topic at hand. The book reflects the interests of such major stakeholders as patients and families, nurses, physicians and other primary and adjunctive care providers, ancillary service providers, administrators and managers, and all other individuals involved in the many aspects of organizational models and delivery of health care and human resource functions and outcomes. Each chapter includes questions to consider and suggested resources to help with implementation of strategies. The text incorporates professional standards and essentials from the Joint Commission, ANCC, and AACN (DNP). Key Features: Presents a theoretically grounded, proven caring-based model for healthcare system change for all stakeholders across the continuum of care Provides practical strategies for transformation in all aspects of a healthcare system applicable across the range of health services Describes how healthcare system change happens, who initiates it, and how to sustain it through caring science Includes success stories from patients and their families, nurses, physicians, ancillary service providers, healthcare administrators, and others Promotes inter- and intra-professional dialogue and collaboration
Implementing a Culture of Caring
Author: Anne Boykin, PhD, MN,Savina Schoenhofer, PhD, MEd, MN, BSN,Kathleen Valentine, PhD, RN, MS
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Health Care Telematics for the 21st Century
Author: Maria Fernanda Laires,Maria Júlia Ladeira,Jens Pihlkjaer Christensen
Publisher: IOS Press
Category: Health & Fitness
Ophthalmic nurse practitioners face many challenges today, owing to the effects of demographic change, advancing technology and research, and increasing government legislation. This book contains a wealth of information related to the nursing management of people with various ophthalmic conditions. At the same time, it encourages ophthalmic nurses and allied healthcare professionals to think critically about the wider political and professional issues impacting on their everyday practice. The last three decades have seen major advances in the care of people with ophthalmic conditions in all ag
Current and Future Challenges
Author: Sue Watkinson
Publisher: M&K Update Ltd
Category: Electronic books