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Overview

Introduction to Health Care addresses the core competencies needed by all health care professionals. Topics common to all health care professions such as communication, infection control, environmental safety, controlling health care costs and professionalism in the workplace are presented in a "job authentic" manner that emphasizes the importance of developing the thinking skills and human compassion necessary to a career in health care. Medical math, written communication, lifestyle management, customer service and tips for securing and maintaining employment are given expanded coverage within the text.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766814400
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/2/2001
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Lee Haroun, MA Education, MBA, Ed.D has over 35 years 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 succeed and become successful professionals. Her work has included coordinating the development of curriculum for a variety of programs, including occupational therapy assistant, patient care technician, health information technician, and insurance coder. Another professional interest is helping 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); co-author of Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Survival Guide with Bonnie Napier-Tibere (F.A. Davis); co-author of Teaching Ideas and Classroom Activities for Health Care with Susan Royce (Delmar Learning); and technical writer for Essentials of Health & Wellness by James Robinson and Deborah McCormick (Delmar 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 Delmar Learning, and numerous instructional materials for a variety of publishers.

Joyce Mitchell, RN, MSN, MBA has a Master of Science Degree in Nursing,MSN, from the University of California, San Francisco and a Master in Business Administration Degree, MBA, from the University of Santa Clara. The combination of the two degrees provides a framework for understanding and functioning within the rapidly evolving world of health care today.
Joyce has 29 years of experience in health care, including education, management, and curriculum consultation. Besides many years in classroom and clinical teaching, she has developed and implemented unique and innovative health care programs at both the vocational and associate degree levels. Joyce has written and/or served as content expert on numerous health care instructional projects for Delmar Learning.

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Table of Contents

Health Care Today: Chapter 1: Your Career in Health Care. Chapter 2: Current Health Care Systems and Trends. Chapter 3: Legal and Ethical Responsibilities. The Language of Health: Chapter 4: Medical Terminology. Chapter 5: Medical Math. The Human Body: Chapter 6: Organization of the Human Body. Chapter 7: Structure and Function of the Human Body. Chapter 8: Growth and Development. Personal and Workplace Safety: Chapter 9: Body Mechanics. Chapter 10: Infection Control. Chapter 11: Environmental Safety. Behaviors for Success: Chapter 12: Lifestyle Management. Chapter 13: Professionalism. Chapter 14: Lifelong Learning. Communication in the Health Care Setting: Chapter 15: Foundations of Communication. Chapter 16: Oral Communication. Chapter 17: Written Communication. Chapter 18: Electronic Communication. Health Care Skills: Chapter 19: Physical Assessment. Chapter 20: Emergency Procedures. Business of Caring: Chapter 21: Risk Management and Quality Assurance. Chapter 22: Customer Service. Chapter 23: Financial Issues. Securing and Maintaining Employment: Chapter 24: Portfolio, Application, & Resume. Chapter 25: Interviewing Techniques. Chapter 26: Successful Employment Strategies.

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