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Introduction to Health Care 4th Edition

Dakota Mitchell | Lee Haroun

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Overview

INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE, Fourth Edition, is an easy-to-read introduction to the skills necessary for health care professions. It offers a comprehensive survey of soft and basic clinical skills for those entering health care training or considering a career in health care. To prepare readers for the realities of modern practice, it emphasizes communication, infection control, and professionalism. This edition focuses on developing critical thinking skills through a five-step problem-solving model, a unique approach that makes it an ideal resource to help readers transition from simple memorization to real-world application of professional skills.

Dakota Mitchell, Kaiser Permanente (retired)

Dakota Mitchell, R.N., M.S.N., M.B.A., earned her master of science degree in nursing from the University of California, San Francisco, and a master of business administration degree from the University of Santa Clara. The combination of these advanced degrees provides a valuable perspective for understanding and functioning within the rapidly evolving world of health care today. Dakota has more than 35 years of experience in health care, including education, management, and curriculum consultation. In addition to devoting many years to classroom and clinical teaching, she has developed and implemented innovative health care programs at both the vocational and associate degree levels. Dakota has written and/or served as a content expert on numerous health care instructional projects for Cengage Learning.

Lee Haroun,

Lee Haroun, M.A., M.B.A., Ed.D., has over 45 years of 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 become successful professionals. Her work has included coordinating curriculum development for a variety of programs, including occupational therapy assistant, patient care technician, health information technician, and insurance coder. In addition, she has focused on helping health care 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), coauthor of OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY FIELDWORK SURVIVAL GUIDE with Bonnie Napier-Tibere (F.A. Davis), coauthor of TEACHING IDEAS AND CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES FOR HEALTH CARE with Susan Royce (Cengage Learning), and technical writer for ESSENTIALS OF HEALTH & WELLNESS by James Robinson and Deborah McCormick (Cengage 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 Cengage Learning, and numerous instructional materials for a variety of publishers.

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  • Drawing on decades of professional experience in clinical and classroom settings, the authors provide valuable insights on vital topics often excluded from introductory books, including lifestyle management, lifelong learning, documentation, cost control, performance improvement, and customer service.

Introduction to Health Care

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part I: HEALTH CARE TODAY.
1. Your Career in Health Care.
2. Current Health Care Systems and Trends.
3. Ethical and Legal Responsibilities.
Part II: THE LANGUAGE OF HEALTHCARE.
4. Medical Terminology.
5. Medical Math.
Part III: THE HUMAN BODY.
6. Organization of the Human Body.
7. Structure and Function of the Human Body.
8. Growth and Development.
Part IV: PERSONAL AND WORKPLACE SAFETY.
9. Body Mechanics.
10. Infection Control.
11. Environmental Safety.
Part V: BEHAVIORS FOR SUCCESS.
12. Lifestyle Management.
13. Professionalism.
14. Lifelong Learning.
Part 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.
Part VII: HEALTH CARE SKILLS.
20. Physical Assessment.
21. Emergency Procedures.
Part VIII: BUSINESS OF CARING.
22. Controlling Health Care Costs.
23. Performance Improvement and Customer Service.
Part IX: SECURING AND MAINTAINING EMPLOYMENT.
24. Job Leads and the Résumé.
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.

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