Improving Healthcare Through Advocacy

Author: Bruce S. Jansson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047050529X
Format: PDF, Docs
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While vulnerable populations are most susceptible to lack of health care and inadequate services, all consumers are potentially at risk. This book uses an intervention framework and first-person case studies from health care workers and consumers to illustrate how everyone in the health care system can advocate effectively. Cases are provided from a wide range of health professionals and consumers. Written in a clear, jargon-free style, this book focuses on health care access and the treatment of vulnerable populations. Essential reading for social workers and front line health care workers.

Social Welfare Policy and Advocacy

Author: Bruce S. Jansson
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483377903
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Social Welfare Policy and Advocacy: Advancing Social Justice through 8 Policy Sectors provides the first framework that links micro, mezzo, and macro policy advocacy, demonstrating how each type can be used to promote social justice in health, gerontology, safety net, child welfare, education, immigrants/global, mental health, and criminal justice sectors. Author Bruce S. Jansson identifies seven core problems within each sector as well as the skills social workers need, the challenges they face, and the interventions they can use at each level of advocacy. Integrated vignettes, video clips, and robust resources underscore the text's hands-on, advocacy approach. Relevant to many Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) including policy practice, the book is designed for policy foundation courses.

Policy Politics in Nursing and Health Care

Author: Diana J. Mason
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 032329992X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Featuring analysis of cutting-edge healthcare issues and first-person stories, Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 7th Edition is the leader in helping students develop skills in influencing policy in today’s changing health care environment. Approximately 150 expert contributors present a wide range of topics in this classic text, providing a more complete background than can be found in any other policy textbook on the market. Discussions include the latest updates on conflict management, health economics, lobbying, the use of media, and working with communities for change. With these insights and strategies, you'll be prepared to play a leadership role in the four spheres in which nurses are politically active: the workplace, government, professional organizations, and the community. Comprehensive coverage of healthcare policies and politics provides a broader understanding of nursing leadership and political activism, as well as complex business and financial issues. Taking Action essays include personal accounts of how nurses have participated in politics and what they have accomplished. Expert authors make up a virtual Nursing Who's Who in healthcare policy, sharing information and personal perspectives gained in the crafting of healthcare policy. Winner of several American Journal of Nursing "Book of the Year" awards! NEW! Nine new chapters ensure you have the most up-to-date information on key topics such as ethical dimensions of policy and politics, patient engagement, public health, women's reproductive health, emergency preparedness, new health insurance exchanges, and much more. NEW! The latest information and perspectives are provided by nursing leaders who influenced health care reform, including the Affordable Care Act. NEW! Emphasis on evidence-based policy throughout the text. NEW! A list of web links is included in most chapters for further study.

Practical Health Promotion

Author: John Hubley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745699715
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The second edition of this popular introductory textbook has been fully revised to provide a totally up-to-date guide to the practical aspects of promoting health. Focusing on the range of skills needed to become an effective practitioner, it takes readers step-by-step through the different settings in which health promotion takes place, and the various tools they might employ. The book offers accessible and comprehensive coverage of all the key topics in contemporary health promotion, including chapters on health promotion through the lifespan, one-to-one communication, working with groups, using the media and digital technologies, advocacy, and planning and management. As well as incorporating the most recent government policies and initiatives in public health, the new edition draws on the very latest literature and statistics. In particular, there is new and expanded material on issues such as: community initiatives and social capital; novel resources offered by digital technologies; health literacy; health in the media; stress in the workplace, and much more. Throughout the text there are activities to develop students’ understanding and encourage reflective practice. Each chapter opens with a list of the central issues and learning objectives, and key terms highlighted in the text are clearly explained. Carefully chosen figures and photographs enliven and reinforce the text, while a well-designed website (www.politybooks.com/healthpromotion) offers up-to-date online resources to test and extend students’ learning. The new edition of Practical Health Promotion will continue to be the ideal and indispensable practical guide to health promotion for students at all levels. It will inspire anyone involved with health care to find practical ways of promoting positive change.

Disease Management

Author: Diane Huber
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780721639116
Format: PDF, Docs
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Written specifically for case managers, this innovative reference presents a practical integration of disease management and case management to ensure comprehensive coverage of these two rapidly evolving and expanding fields. It explains and clarifies these two areas with in-depth expert commentary that offers a fresh, contemporary approach and captures both provider and payor perspectives. Its strong emphasis on evidence-based practice helps ensure that disease managers are using the best evidence to formulate the best results. Comprehensive, targeted content makes it one of the only resources available for practicing disease managers Wide variety of coverage includes chronic illnesses such as congestive heart failure, as well as management of those conditions such as pregnancy that do not indicate an unhealthy or diseased state Expert author contributions offer practical guidance and interdisciplinary perspectives Chapters provide case studies or case scenarios to demonstrate the ways in which case managers nationwide have responded to treatment challenges with success Emphasis on preventive care stresses the most practical and cost-effective solution to today's rising health care costs Authors detail specific tips, tools, and techniques that managers can put to use in practice Chapters are organized into three separate parts to present the information logically

Pharmacy Student Survival Guide 3E

Author: Ruth Nemire
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071829067
Format: PDF
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A handbook that you will refer to throughout your entire pharmacy education! Pharmacy Student Survival Guide is a one-of-a-kind roadmap for excelling in pharmacy practice courses. A unique combination calculations, kinetics, drug information, medical terminology, and laboratory data book all in one, the Guide helps you organize case information, improve problem-solving skills, learn terminology, and impress faculty during rounds. Pharmacy Student Survival Guide is presented in three sections that span the entire pharmacy curriculum: Systems and Expectations covering etiquette, ethics, communication, monitoring patients, and the function of a medical team Patient Care Tool Box covering medical terminology, pharmacokinetics, laboratory data, and physical assessment Topics in Pharmacy Practice addressing the practice of community and institutional pharmacy, the pharmacists as drug information specialist, managed care, public health, and global pharmacy Valuable for both introductory and advanced practice courses, Pharmacy Student Survival Guide is the one book every pharmacy student must own.