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Overview

This interactive worktext covers the workplace readiness skills identified by the SCANS project and the National Health Care Skill Standards. It allows learners to gain an interactive assessment of current work skills and assists them in developing achievable goals to optimize future success in the work world. This second edition maintains a writing style that helps to personally connect the material to the individual learner's life experience. While easy to read, the book still challenges the learner to think and apply information toward their personal and professional enhancement.

Bruce Colbert, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Bruce Colbert is an Associate Professor and Director of the Allied Health Care Department at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. The author of 10 traditional books, he also developed an interactive worktext and DVD program on student success. Focusing on such topics as stress and time management, he has presented more than 250 regional and national lectures and workshops devoted to professional skills, enhancing critical and creative thinking and effective decision-making. In addition, Mr. Colbert consults with educational programs to improve teaching effectiveness as well as presents active teaching workshops.
  • New important clinical information including HIPAA regulations and computerized documentation
  • Extension of the critical thinking and application exercises to include case studies to increase integrative and relevant learning
  • New sections and discussion on technological communication, communication within meetings and multiculturalism
  • Interactive personal assessment allows for self-reflection and evaluation of strengths and weaknesses
  • Portfolio development allows learners to showcase their strengths
  • Application exercises encourage understanding of key concepts
  • Internet activities encourage research and sharing of information beyond the text material
Chapter 1 Study Skills: Laying the Foundation.
Chapter 2 Personal and Professional Characteristics for Success.
Chapter 3 Setting Goals and Time Management.
Chapter 4 Stress Management.
Chapter 5 Thinking and Reasoning Skills.
Chapter 6 Types of Communication.
Chapter 7 Communication in Action.
Chapter 8 Communication within an Organization.
Chapter 9 Patient Interaction and Communication.
Chapter 10 Your First Job as a Health Care Professional.
Chapter 11 Selected Topics.

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  • ISBN-10: 1285960963
  • ISBN-13: 9781285960968
  • STARTING AT $14.49

  • ISBN-10: 140187939X
  • ISBN-13: 9781401879396
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $75.00
  • RETAIL $99.95

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Career Success for Health Care Professionals Student Theater: An Interactive Video Program

ISBN: 9781435439948
Prepare learners for their externships and the workforce by teaching skills in career preparation, success, and professionalism. This interactive and engaging CD-ROM provides the self-study option that instructors have been asking for -- without using precious classroom time! Students will watch video that models correct behaviors, play games that reinforce concepts, and answer critical thinking questions. Vocabulary sections promote understanding of language integral to subject matter covered in video clips. Also, an online companion website provides instructors with ideas for integrating this into a program. Quizzes with automatic scoring and immediate feedback reinforce “soft” skills and can be printed by students as homework. To view demo click: http://www.delmarlearning.com/companions/index.asp?isbn=1435439945 Modules 1 Focusing on the Patient. 2 Communicating on the Job. 3 Thinking Like a Health Care Worker. 4 Doing the Right Thing. 5 Professionalism for the Health Care Worker. 6 Getting a Job in Health Care.

FOR STUDENTS

Career Success for Health Care Professionals Student Theater: An Interactive Video Program

ISBN: 9781435439948
Prepare learners for their externships and the workforce by teaching skills in career preparation, success, and professionalism. This interactive and engaging CD-ROM provides the self-study option that instructors have been asking for -- without using precious classroom time! Students will watch video that models correct behaviors, play games that reinforce concepts, and answer critical thinking questions. Vocabulary sections promote understanding of language integral to subject matter covered in video clips. Also, an online companion website provides instructors with ideas for integrating this into a program. Quizzes with automatic scoring and immediate feedback reinforce “soft” skills and can be printed by students as homework. To view demo click: http://www.delmarlearning.com/companions/index.asp?isbn=1435439945 Modules 1 Focusing on the Patient. 2 Communicating on the Job. 3 Thinking Like a Health Care Worker. 4 Doing the Right Thing. 5 Professionalism for the Health Care Worker. 6 Getting a Job in Health Care.