Health Reference Series: Disease Management, 3rd Edition

  • Angela Williams
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  • ISBN-10: 078081777X
  • ISBN-13: 9780780817777
  • DDC: 616
  • 608 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released February 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Consumer health information about managing serious and chronic illness, navigating the health care system and finding and evaluating health information, patient rights and responsibilities, assistive technologies, and tips for dealing with legal, financial, and health insurance matters. Includes index, a glossary of related terms, and directories of resources.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Facts about Serious and Chronic Illnesses.
2: Chronic Diseases in the United States.
3: Family History Is Important to Your Health.
4: Risk Factors for Preventable Chronic Diseases.
5: How You Can Prevent Chronic Diseases.
6: Choosing Your Doctor.
7: Is It a Medical Emergency?.
8: Common Screening and Diagnostic Tests.
9: After Your Diagnosis: Finding Information and Support.
10: Working with Healthcare Providers and the Healthcare System.
11: Talking with Your Healthcare Provider.
12: Making Decisions with Your Doctor.
13: Seek Out Information.
14: Getting a Second Opinion.
15: Medical Specialties Overview.
16: Selecting a Complementary and Alternative Medicine Practitioner.
17: An Introduction to Clinical Studies.
18: Clinical Trials: An Overview.
19: Healthcare Quality Issues.
20: Hospitalization.
21: Surgery.
22: Preventive Care: Everyone Needs an Ounce of Prevention.
23: Health Literacy and Making Informed Health Decisions.
24: Understanding Health Literacy.
25: The Importance of Health Communication and Health Information Technology.
26: eHealth Literacy.
27: Patient Rights and Responsibilities.
28: Informed Consent.
29: Personal Health Records and Patient Portals.
30: Making Sense of Internet Health Information.
31: Preventing Medical Errors.
32: Healthcare Fraud Scams.
33: Medical Identity Theft.
34: Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications.
35: Understanding Medications and What They Do.
36: Using Medications Safely.
37: e-Prescribing.
38: Over-the-Counter Medications.
39: What Value Do Prescription Drugs Provide to Patients?.
40: Buying Prescription Drugs.
41: Generic Drugs.
42: Other Types of Drugs.
43: Taking Medications.
44: Adverse Drug Reactions.
45: Drug Interactions: What You Should Know.
46: Preventing Medication Errors.
47: Unapproved, Counterfeit, and Misused Drugs.
48: Where and How to Dispose of Unused Medicines.
49: Managing Chronic Disease.
50: Self-Management of Chronic Illness.
51: Preventing Infection at Home and Work.
52: Chronic Illness and Depression.
53: Use of Technologies in Managing Diseases and Improving Health.
54: Home Improvement Assistance.
55: Transitional Care Planning.
56: Palliative and Hospice Care.
57: Tips for Caregivers.
58: Children and Chronic Disease.
59: Caring for a Seriously Ill Child.
60: Questions and Answers about the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
61: The Civil Rights of Students with Hidden Disabilities.
62: Managing Chronic Health Conditions in Schools.
63: Finding a Camp for a Child with Chronic Health Needs.
64: Robotic Device for Kids with Cerebral Palsy.
65: Telemedicine for Children.
66: Legal, Financial, and Insurance Issues That Impact Disease Management.
67: The Americans with Disabilities Act.
68: The Family and Medical Leave Act.
69: Advance Directives.
70: Legal and Financial Planning for People with a Chronic Disease.
71: Medicaid and Hill-Burton Free and Reduced-Cost Healthcare.
72: Paying for Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches.
73: Medicare’s Preventive Services.
74: Healthcare Benefit Laws: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act.
75: Eligibility for Medicare Coverage of Home Healthcare.
76: Things to Know before You Choose a Health-Insurance Plan.
77: Purchasing Health Insurance as an Individual.
78: High Deductible Health Insurance and Health Savings Accounts.
79: Medical Discount Plans—Service or Scam?.
80: Low-Cost or Free Health Insurance for Children.
81: High-Risk Health Insurance.
82: Transitioning from the Marketplace to Medicare Coverage.
83: Filing a Claim for Your Health or Disability Benefits.
84: Additional Help and Information.
Glossary of Terms Related to Disease Management.
Additional Resources for Information about Disease Management.
Directory of Health Insurance Information.
Directory of Organizations That Provide Financial Assistance for Medical Treatments.