Health Careers Today

ISBN-10: 0323044743

ISBN-13: 9780323044745

Edition: 4th 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Judith Gerdin

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Covering more than 45 health careers, this book offers a practical overview to help students make an informed decision in choosing a profession. Not only does it discuss the roles and responsibilities of various occupations, it provides a solid foundation in the skills needed for all health careers. Clear explanations of anatomy and physiology provide essential knowledge of health related to the human body, and show how this applies to different careers. Content in the book now adheres to and reflects National Health Care Skills Standards. A clear writing style makes it easy for students to explore health career options. Health career discussions include the requirements and roles and responsibilities of each. Full-color drawings and photographs illustrate concepts, techniques, and equipment. Summaries of essential points introduce new concepts and help with exam preparation. Anatomy and Physiology unit covers all of the body systems, and applies A&P to practice. Skill Activities provide the opportunity to obtain hands-on experience. Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter help readers focus on key information. Key Terms with definitions are listed at the beginning of each chapter. Core concepts are reinforced with more than 70 content boxes, skill boxes, review questions, and critical thinking questions. A comprehensive glossary includes all key terms and definitions for quick reference. The companion CD-ROM has been completely revised, now including over 20 all-new skills videos, animations, chapter-specific quizzes, and an audio glossary. NEW Culture and Health Care chapter provides information on cultural and religious diversity as required by the National Health Care Skills Standards (NHCSS), including strategies that various cultures use to solve health-related problems, clients and patients who use English as a second language, and the awareness of religious diversity as it relates to client care. NEW Standards and Accountabilities section appears at the end of appropriate chapters, with the specific number and name of each national standard covered, along with its page number, so that correlations can be found quickly and easily. Revised Interpersonal Dynamics and Communication chapter now includes information on team-building, goal-setting, evaluation, and traits of leaders and team members. NEW chapter summaries review and identify vital content covered in each chapter. Seven new skills have been added, offering additional hands-on experience.
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Book details

List price: $90.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 4/13/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 496
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

Unit One Core Knowledge
Health Care of the Past, Present, and Future
Interpersonal Dynamics and Communication
Safety Practices
Legal and Ethical Principles
Culture and Health Care
Employability Skills
Foundation Skills
Wellness , Growth, and Development Unit Two Anatomy and Physiology
Body Organization
Integumentary System
Cardiovascular System
Circulatory System
Respiratory System
Skeletal System
Muscular System
Digestive System
Urinary System
Endocrine System
Nervous System
Sensory System
Reproductive System Unit Three Career Clusters
Laboratory Careers
Imaging Careers
Nursing Careers
Medical Careers
Dental Careers
Complementary and Alternative Careers
Veterinary Careers
Community and Social Careers
Mental Health Careers
Rehabilitative Careers
Emergency Health Careers
Information and Administration Careers
Environmental Careers
Gerdin Companion CD Outline
Chapter-specific quizzes
Multiple choice
Fill in the blank
Labeling activities
Matching activities
Vocabulary flashcards
Glossary with definitions
Skills video clips
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