Introduction to the Health Professions

ISBN-10: 076375823X
ISBN-13: 9780763758233
Edition: 5th 2009 (Revised)
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Description: Comprehensive coverage of all the major health professions. The text outlines more than 75 careers and touches on every major facet of the field from the evolution of medicine to payment for services.

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Book details

List price: $392.85
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 8/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 414
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Comprehensive coverage of all the major health professions. The text outlines more than 75 careers and touches on every major facet of the field from the evolution of medicine to payment for services.

Acknowledgments
Preface
The Healthcare System in the United States
U.S. Health Care
A Look Back
A Look Forward
Summary
Some Health Strategies for the Twenty-First Century
Categories of Health Services
Overview of the U.S. Healthcare System
Healthcare Facilities
Managed Care
The Consumer and Health Care
The Consumer's Rights
Health Teams
Healthcare Costs
Public Health Services
Hospitals: Development and Services
Ambulatory Healthcare Services
Mental Health Services
Health Care in the Twenty-First Century
Summary
Paying for Health Services
Changing Objectives of National Health Insurance
Healthcare Financing
Health Insurance Coverage in the United States
Implications of Devolution
Continuing Debate
Effect on Healthcare Providers
Long-Term Care
Nursing Homes
Community Services
Community Health Agencies
Personnel Needs
Demographic Trends and Projections
Potential Healthcare Needs
Future Trends
Summary
Aging, Health, and Women's Issues
Gender-Specific Roles in Health Care
Medicare for Older Women
Medicaid for Older Women
Women's Issues and the Healthcare System
Women as Care Givers
Conclusion
The Future of Health Care
The Future Education for the Health Professions
Health Career Planning
Employers of Health Professionals and Health-Related Personnel
Employment Opportunities
Health Careers: Something for Everyone
Exploring Health Careers
Selecting a School
Using This Book to Select and Plan a Health Career
Health Professions Involving Patient Care
Medicine
Doctors: The Perceptions
Doctors: The Realities
Dentistry
Dentists
Dental Hygienists
Dental Assistants
Nursing
Registered Nurses
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
Pharmacy
Pharmaceutical Partners
Pharmacists
Pharmacy Technicians
Pharmacy Aides
Dietetics
Dietitians
Dietetic Technicians
Dietetic Assistants
Optometry
Optometrists
Optician, Dispensing
Physician Assistant
A Relatively New Profession
Physician Assistant
Communication Impairments
Speech, Language, and Hearing Impairments: An Overview
Speech-Language Pathologists
Audiologists
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
High Drama in Health Care
EMT-Paramedics
Imaging Modalities
X-rays and Beyond
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians
Radiation Therapists
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Social Workers
Social, Economic, and Other Factors Related to Health
Social Workers
Social and Human Service Assistants
Social Assistance, Except Child Day Care
Psychology
Psychologists
Respiratory Care Practitioners
Maintaining the Breath of Life
Respiratory Therapists
Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy and Our Health
Physical Therapists
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides
Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapists
Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides
Additional Technologists and Technicians
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
Nuclear Medicine Technologists
Surgical Technologists
Medical, Dental, and Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
Additional Health Therapists, Assistants, and Aides
Health and Therapists
Recreational Therapists
Behavioral Therapists
Medical Assistants
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides
Health Related Professions
Clinical Laboratory Technology
The Laboratory Team
Clinical Laboratory (Medical) Technologists and Technicians
Health Information Personnel
Providing and Preserving Essential Information
Health Information Administrators
Health Information Technicians
Medical Transcriptionists
Medical Librarians
Health Services Administration
The Need for Professional Management
Health Services Managers
Federal and State Health Regulators
Government Health and Safety Officers
Environmental Health Technicians and Aides
Health Education
Health Educators in Specialized Settings
Health Educators
School Health Educators
Educational Therapists
Orientation and Mobility Instructors for People Who Are Blind or Have Visual Impairments
Rehabilitation Teachers
Teachers for People Who Are Blind or Have Visual Impairments
Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Medicine
Veterinarians
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
Animal Care and Service Workers
Non-Clinical and Health-Related Professions
Health Professions Not Involved in Clinical Care of a Patient
Biological Photographers
Medical Illustrators
Writers: Medical, Science, and Technical
Medical Secretaries
Salaries for Health Professions
Sources of Career Information
Personal Contacts
Public Libraries, Career Centers, and Guidance Offices
Counselors
Internet Networks and Resources
Professional Societies, Trade Associations, Labor Unions, Business Firms, and Educational Institutions
Federal Government
Organizations for Specific Groups
How to Create an Effective Resume
Purpose of a Resume
Resume Formats
References
Index

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