Introduction To The Health Professions / Edition 6

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Completely updated, Introduction to the Health Professions, Sixth Edition provides the most current, comprehensive coverage of all the major health professions. This popular text outlines more than 75 careers and touches on every major facet of the field including training requirements, job responsibilities, and salaries. This fundamental resource provides a thorough review of the U.S. healthcare delivery system, managed care, health care financing, reimbursement, insurance coverage, Medicare, Medicaid, and the impact of new technology on healthcare services. Written specifically for students who plan to become healthcare professionals, this text will give you all the information you need for a successful career!

New Topics and Updates in the Sixth Edition

Historical review of the health insurance industry in the United States
Expanded discussion of public health care—Medicaid, Medicare, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
New section on healthcare reform due to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010
Up-to-date coverage of individual states’ implementation of healthcare reform
Future-looking perspective on the evolving roles and responsibilities in health careers and the impact of future demographic and socioeconomic changes on healthcare needs
Useful information on educational grants and loan repayment programs
Current data for each profession from the latest Occupational Outlook (U.S. Department of Labor, 2010 – 2011)
New chapter with current information on athletic trainers

Instructor Resources: Transition Guide, Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint Presentations, and a Test Bank.
Student Resources: Companion Website

Instructors: Bundle this product with additional Jones & Bartlett introductory health professions texts and save your students up to 30% off list price. Contact your Account Specialist for more information.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Steven K. Hamick, BIS, RCP, RRT (William Beaumont Hospitals)
Description: This is the sixth edition of an overview of today's healthcare system as well as more than 75 healthcare careers. It updates the previous edition of 2008, with 21 completely rewritten chapters and four revised chapters to reflect current practice information.
Purpose: This is an update on the current status of healthcare and the myriad of professions required to serve patients. Given the complexity of modern medicine and the vast number of career options, this book meets its objectives.
Audience: It is written primarily for anyone interested in serving patients in a healthcare setting.
Features: The book is divided into two parts: the U.S. healthcare system and healthcare professions involving patient care. Part one discusses insurance reimbursement, aging population challenges, healthcare reform, and healthcare planning. The second part discusses each profession, including employment outlook and opportunities, work description, salaries, work environment, educational/legal requirements (including licensure), as well as other qualifications and advancement opportunities.
Assessment: This excellent, easy to read book is highly recommended for high school and college students who are interested in a healthcare career serving patients. It would also be an excellent reference in any library.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449600556
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 8/5/2011
  • Edition description: 6
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 502
  • Sales rank: 341,648
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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