Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Health Professionals

ISBN-10: 0763756598

ISBN-13: 9780763756598

Edition: 2011 (Revised)

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Description: Public Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals provides a nursing focus with an interdisciplinary approach intertwined to create an understanding of the economic, political and policy dimensions of health care. Using contributors, this reference offers future nurses and healthcare practitioners keen insight and understanding that clinical practice is derived from regulation, laws, and policies that are initiated from public policy and politics. Key features include chapter objectives, summaries, examples, boxed articles, case studies, review questions, key terms, photographs, and a tool kit that includes a "skills" section of how-to's.

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Book details

List price: $126.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 3/26/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Contributors
Introduction
To Engage or Not Engage: The Choice Confronting Nurses and Other Health Professionals
Health Status and Access to Care
The Health Labor Force: Understanding the Distribution of Power and Influence
Physicians
Nurses
Allied and Other Health Professionals
Healthcare Providers: Understanding How Power, Markets, and Government Impact the Organization and Delivery of Care
Hospitals: The Power of Institutional Interests
Long-Term Care
Mental and Behavioral Health: Clinical and Policy Impact on Mental Health Trends
Public Health Policy: Promotion, Prevention, and Protection
Healthcare Finance: Understanding the Role of Markets in Government
Healthcare Costs: Follow the Money!
The History of Health Insurance in the United States
Drivers
Advancing the Use of Technology in the Organization and Delivery of Health Care
Healthcare Quality
Health Services Research
Conclusions: A Policy Toolkit for Healthcare Providers and Activists
Web Resources
Glossary of Managed Care Terminology
Index
Photo Credits
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