Patient Practitioner Interaction

Author: Carol M. Davis
Publisher: SLACK Incorporated
ISBN: 9781556427206
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This text offers students and professionals a chance to explore self-awareness and how their communication patterns and values were originally developed. This practical and user-friendly resource encourages the use of reflection and problem solving skills to achieve professional maturation and explains how the nature of their own decisions and values affects their attitudes and actions toward others.

Physical Therapist Assistant Exam Review

Author: Kevin Tenpenny
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1401814034
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Physical Therapist Assistant Exam Review is an essential resource for individuals preparing to take the National Physical Therapist Assistant Examination (NPTAE). This exam review guide and accompanying CD-ROM has been developed based upon the latest content outline and format of the NPTAE to maximize test readiness. Focusing on test items related specifically to licensure, the guide covers a broad array of content, in detail, through a diverse set of sample test questions. The review begins with a chapter on how to prepare for the NPTAE and follows with the content specific chapters which enable students to focus on the subject areas where they need improvement. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Career Development for Health Professionals

Author: Lee Haroun
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323311334
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Master the skills you need to succeed in the classroom and as a health care professional! Filled with tips and strategies, Career Development for Health Professionals, 4th Edition provides the skills required to achieve four important goals: 1) complete your educational program, 2) think like a health care professional, 3) find the right jobs, and 4) attain long-term career success. This edition includes a new chapter on professionalism and online activities challenging you to apply what you’ve learned. Written by respected educator Lee Haroun, this practical resource helps you maximize your potential and grow into a competent, caring, well-rounded member of the health care team. Self-paced format with interactive exercises, stop-and-think review, and end-of-chapter quizzes allows you to work through the text independently. Conversational, easy-to-read style helps you understand concepts and skills by delivering information in small, easily absorbed chunks. Chapter objectives and key terms at the beginning of each chapter preview the material to be learned while reading the chapter. UPDATED on-the-job strategies and Success Tips focus on professional certification exams, the use of social media, general job requirements, online classroom learning, employment laws, and necessary skills and National Health Care Skill Standards. Prescriptions for Success and Resume Building Blocks emphasize the importance of a resume and how it is a ‘work in progress’ from the first day of a student’s education.Prescription for Success exercises let you apply what you’ve learned to on-the-job situations. Useful Spanish Phrases appendix provides a quick reference for translations that will prove valuable in today’s workplace. Student resources on the Evolve companion website include activities providing a chance to use critical thinking skills and apply content to health care jobs. NEW Becoming a Professional chapter defines professionalism as it relates to health care occupations, emphasizes its importance, and presents examples of professionals in action. NEW! Full-color photos and illustrations bring concepts and health care skills to life. NEW case studies offer a real-life look into school, job-search, and on-the-job situations. NEW study and job-search strategies explain how to study for classes, job applications, resumes and resume trends, guidelines to preparing different types of resumes (print, scannable, plain text, and e-mail versions), protecting against job scams, online job searching, and preparing for the job interview. NEW reference chart on the inside front cover provides an outline to the book’s content, making it easy to find the information you need.

Education for Occupational Therapy in Health Care

Author: Patricia Crist
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135791198
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Learn the best new approaches from the world’s leading OT educators! This timely book presents the most effective, innovative approaches to teaching the next generation of occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants. Examining both fieldwork and classroom programs, Occupational Therapy in Health Care presents tested, state-of-the-art programs from leaders in the field. Its practical approaches focus on vital issues of teaching, including professional collaboration, measuring learning outcomes, emerging trends in the field, and student development. Its practical approaches focus on vital issues of teaching and fieldwork education: interactive reasoning collaborative learning the influence of learning styles student group leadership in fieldwork developing research competencies understanding disability in context establishing community partnerships academic leadership environmental scanning regarding emerging issues

Communication

Author: Gjyn O'Toole
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729581004
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This text introduces health sciences students to the various interpersonal communication skills that are commonly used within health settings to establish relationships with clients and fellow professionals, and improve therapeutic outcomes. It focuses on developing self awareness and skills for use in health settings and covers the types of scenarios commonly encountered in health settings that are rarely covered in generic professional communication texts. Perspectives and examples are drawn from a wide range of health professions. The book includes activities that will enable students to reflect on their experiences and practice using the skills. Ancillary package including MCQs Scenarios Reflection questions Health professions focus Specific chapters on - communicating with indigenous peoples Culturally appropriate communication Reflective practice Self awareness

Stroke Rehabilitation E Book

Author: Glen Gillen
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323067751
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Gillen's Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function-Based Approach, 3rd Edition is the only comprehensive, evidence-based stroke rehabilitation resource for occupational therapists. Extensively updated with the latest research in assessment and intervention, this essential text presents a holistic, application-based approach that integrates background medical information, samples of functionally based evaluations, and current treatment techniques and intervention strategies to help you confidently manage the growing number of stroke rehabilitation clients. UNIQUE! Case studies challenge you to apply rehabilitation concepts to realistic scenarios. Evidence-based clinical trials and outcome studies clearly outline the basis for stroke interventions. UNIQUE! Survivor's Perspectives help you understand the stroke rehabilitation process from the client's point-of-view. UNIQUE! A multidisciplinary approach highlights discipline-specific distinctions in stroke rehabilitation among occupation and physical therapists, physicians, and speech-language pathologists. Review questions in each chapter help you assess your understanding of rehabilitation concepts. Key terms and chapter objectives at the beginning of each chapter help you study more efficiently. Three new chapters broaden your understanding of stroke intervention in the areas of Using Technology to Improve Limb Function, Managing Speech and Language Deficits after Stroke, and Parenting after Stroke. Learning activities and interactive references on a companion Evolve Resources website help you review textbook content and locate additional information.

Clinical Decision Making in Complementary Alternative Medicine

Author: Matthew Leach
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729579336
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An exceptional health resource addressing professional practice issues in complementary and alternative medicine Clinical Decision Making in Complementary & Alternative Medicine differs from other medical texts by introducing a systematic clinical framework for the practice of complementary and alternative medicine. While comparable titles may explore the use or efficacy of specific complementary and alternative medicine interventions, this indispensable textbook highlights evidence-based interventions, while helping practitioners apply them within a clinical decision making framework. Clinical Decision Making in Complementary & Alternative Medicine is a one-of-a-kind health reference for clinicians, students and educators alike. Divided into two parts – theoretical foundation and practical application – the book includes case studies on health conditions such as acne, irritable bowel syndrome and migraine. Clinical Decision Making in Complementary & Alternative Medicine is also unique in that it: • focuses on evidence-based practice while also paying attention to the underlying philosophy of complementary and alternative medicine • includes learning objectives and activities to consolidate reader knowledge and help lecturers teaching complementary and alternative medicine students • enables complementary and alternative medicine practitioners to systematically assess, diagnose, treat and evaluate client-centred health problems in accordance with the established art, science and philosophy of complementary and alternative medicine • guides practitioner thinking, assessment and care – all of which may help increase professional autonomy and accountability, improve client outcomes and quality of care, and reduce errors in decision making

Complementary Therapies in Rehabilitation

Author: Carol M. Davis
Publisher: SLACK Incorporated
ISBN: 9781556428661
Format: PDF, Docs
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For over a decade, Dr. Carol Davis opened the minds of health care professionals worldwide to the idea of complementary therapies in rehabilitation. The pages of this renowned text covered evidence for efficacy in therapy, prevention, and wellness unlike any other text; it is the first of its kind published in the United States. As science continues to evolve and change, so does the expertise of Dr. Davis and the experienced therapists who join together in writing the various chapters in the Third Edition of Complementary Therapies in Rehabilitation. This evidence-based text includes an insightful review profiling the latest peer reviewed research of holistic approaches commonly used in rehabilitation. Students and practitioners are now able to evaluate the efficacy of these approaches from the evidence that is reported. New to the Third Edition: - The latest summary of findings in energy medicine and bio-energetics applied to rehabilitation therapies - Updates on randomized control trials - Reviews of evidence of efficiency - Energy techniques as a way of returning healing to health care Professionals will also be excited to have at their hands a new chapter describing the latest discoveries in the science that helps explain how these therapies may “work.” It appears that the future of health care will be based on this unfolding science of energy, medicine and vibration. Professor Davis reads the most updated reports of the latest quantum science and then translates this information into meaningful ideas that relate to what therapists observe every day with patients in their case. Complementary Therapies in Rehabilitation, Third Edition, is the perfect text for all rehabilitation professionals looking to deepen their understanding of various holistic modalities that are making a difference in rehabilitation, especially with patients who have “hit the wall” with the standard treatments that based on mechanistic science. This text provides the latest knowledge and description of rehabilitation professionals' experience with these therapies, and reports the latest peer reviewed evidence for efficiency in therapy, prevention, and wellness.

Primary Care for the Physical Therapist E Book

Author: William G. Boissonnault
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437715435
Format: PDF, Docs
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Specifically designed to address the expanding role of physical therapists in primary care, the second edition of Primary Care for the Physical Therapist: Examination and Triage provides the information you need to become an effective primary care provider. Acquire the communication and differential diagnosis skills, technical expertise, and clinical decision-making ability to meet the challenges of a changing profession with this unparalleled resource. Emphasizes communication skills vital for establishing rapport and gathering data. Patient interview guides identify what data to collect and how to use it. Overview of the physical examination lays the foundation for different diagnosis and recognition of conditions. A section on Special Populations equips the PT to handle common problems encountered in primary care. Unique approach details pharmacology and diagnostic procedures from a PT perspective for clinically relevant guidance. New information enhances your understanding of the foundations of practice and how to screen and examine the healthy population. Content is reorganized and updated to reflect the current state of PT practice. Companion Evolve resources website enables you to independently review techniques from the text. Top 10 Medical Conditions to Screen For chapter details conditions that have major significance in incidence, mortality, and morbidity all in one place. Separate chapters on upper and lower quarter screening and a new chapter on symptom investigation by symptom help you screen medical conditions more effectively.