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This innovative worktext covers the workplace readiness skills identified by the SCANS project and the National Health Care Skill Standards. It includes information on communication, critical and creative thinking, medical ethics, and interpersonal development to help prepare students to enter the work force in health care. The worktext emphasizes portfolio development, self-assessment, and role-playing to engage students. Individual and group activities are included to reinforce the material presented. The use of humor and cartoons, as well as real-life examples and case studies, throughout provides a balanced approach that engages students. Supplements Instructor's Manual 0-8273-7783-5
Discusses and helps develop the attitudes and skills necessary to succeed in the health care professions.
Section 1: Communicating With Yourself: Achieving Personal Excellence, 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, Section 2: Communicating With Others: Achieving Professional Excellence, Chapter 6: Types of Communications, Chapter 7: Communication in Action, Chapter 8: Communication within an Organization, Chapter 9: Patient Communication, Chapter 10: Your First Job in Healthcare, Chapter 11: Selected Topics