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Workplace Readiness for Health Occupations, 2nd Edition

  • Bruce J. Colbert University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
  • ISBN-10: 140187939X  |  ISBN-13: 9781401879396
  • 256 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2000
  • © 2006 | Published
  • List Price = $ 110.95
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  • Newer Edition Available

About

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.

Additional Product Information

Features and Benefits

  • 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

Table of Contents

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.

What's New

  • 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

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1401879411 | ISBN-13: 9781401879419)

Includes: Lesson Plans and answers to Review Questions in the book.

My Pocket Mentor: A Health Care Professional's Guide to Success  (ISBN-10: 1401835082 | ISBN-13: 9781401835088)

My Pocket Mentor: A Health Care Professional's Guide to Success is written by a group of educators whose goal is to mentor learners throughout the educational process and well beyond the classroom. The book presents information on a number of practical elements such as public speaking, professional appearance and behavior, and interviewing the patient that supports personal and professional development. This resource is ideal for any allied health or nursing program to give learners all the tools they need to make the transition from student to health care professional.

List Price = $74.95  | CengageBrain Price = $74.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $56.50

Student Supplements

My Pocket Mentor: A Health Care Professional's Guide to Success  (ISBN-10: 1401835082 | ISBN-13: 9781401835088)

My Pocket Mentor: A Health Care Professional's Guide to Success is written by a group of educators whose goal is to mentor learners throughout the educational process and well beyond the classroom. The book presents information on a number of practical elements such as public speaking, professional appearance and behavior, and interviewing the patient that supports personal and professional development. This resource is ideal for any allied health or nursing program to give learners all the tools they need to make the transition from student to health care professional.

List Price = $74.95  | CengageBrain Price = $74.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $56.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Bruce J. Colbert

Bruce Colbert is an associate professor and director of the Allied Health Care Department at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. The author of nine 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 as well as effective decision making. In addition Mr. Colbert consults with educational programs to improve teaching effectiveness.