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Controlling Health Professionals

Author : Stephen Harrison
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One contribution of the Thatcher governments of the 1980s was the management of the NHS through the control of health professionals. This book explains why this approach was adopted, examines the methods of control employed and assesses the consequences for the future of the NHS.

Controlling Medical Professionals

Author : Giorgio Freddi
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Momentous changes have taken place in the governance of health services. Notably, doctors now share their once unchallenged power with a host of new decision-makers. This book provides a comparative analysis to the health systems of different Western countries from a political science perspective. As such, it makes a significant contribution to the debate on the current crisis in administering and funding the health services. On the macro level, three chapters address the methodological problems of policy analysis in the health sector; compare national standards of medical behaviour and action; and evaluate the relationship between government intervention and technological innovation in the delivery of medical services.

Controlling Health Professionals

Author : Stephen Harrison
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One contribution of the Thatcher governments of the 1980s was the management of the NHS through the control of health professionals. This book explains why this approach was adopted, examines the methods of control employed and assesses the consequences for the future of the NHS.

Microbiology and Infection Control for Health Professionals

Author : Gary Lee
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The fifth edition retains all the strengths that have made Microbiology and Infection Control for Health Professionals a best-selling title: A sound scientific orientation Continual application to the clinical setting Coverage of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases Current statistical information of disease patterns Up-to-date terminology An emphasis on Australian and New Zealand data and clinical settings A central theme of highlighting the relevance of microbiology to patient care Full colour photographs and illustrations throughout

Dental Infection Control Occupational Safety for Oral Health Professionals

Author : Dr. Anil Kohli
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This book covers the fundamentals of Dental Infection Control and Occupational Safety for Oral Health Professionals and is an effort by the authors and the Dental Council of India in making information available to every single oral health professional around the world. This book is also the guidelines for the practicing dentists in India and is available for free download from the website of the Dental Council of India.

Essentials of Law for Health Professionals

Author : Kim Forrester
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Perfect for: • Bachelor of Nursing students • Diploma of Nursing students • Bachelor of Midwifery students • Bachelor of Paramedicine students • Bachelor of Health science students • Post graduate Nursing and Midwifery students Essentials of Law for Health Professionals 4e provides students with the information and knowledge necessary to make well-informed and considered decisions about their legal rights and obligations, and the legal rights and obligations of the patients and clients under their care. • Introduces the fundamental concepts and frameworks of health law with clear examples • Focuses on the importance of accurate records, patient confidentiality and the impact of medical negligence • Provides an increased focus on ethical issues, particularly around refusal and/or withdrawal of treatment, guardianship and the manipulation of life • Outlines the obligations and responsibilities in relation to medicines, mental health legislation, child and elder abuse, and explores the management of health complaints • Highlights contemporary issues around National Registration requirements for health professionals. • Revised chapters explaining the roles of government and legal professionals • Chapter 12; Registration and Regulation of Health Professionals reflects the National registration requirements for health professionals • Issues of euthanasia, assisted suicide, mental health, abuse and negligence have been enhanced.

Leadership for Health Professionals

Author : Gerald (Jerry) R. Ledlow
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An All-New Second Edition of the Essential Health Leadership Text Leadership for Health Professionals: Theory, Skills, and Applications, Second Edition is the first textbook of its kind to apply classical knowledge of leadership theory and time-honored best practices of industry leaders to a health organization context. This comprehensive and well-organized text is grounded in real-world applications of theoretical concepts, and focuses on practical examples of leadership practice in actual healthcare scenarios. The text’s innovative and dynamic pedagogical structure cycles and expands key concepts throughout the text, allowing for enhanced learning and information retention. The material supports and engages students, pushing them to synthesize solutions and develop leadership strategies that are flexible enough to address an ever-changing industry. The fully-revised and updated Second Edition includes new material supporting leadership in “high performing organizations,” as well as a stronger emphasis on leading systems and sub-systems of health organizations. The Second Edition also features a new chapter on the healthcare supply chain and integration with revenue management and finance, expanded material on competencies and motivation, new material on emergency and disaster preparedness for hospitals and public health systems, and expanded material on strategic and operational planning. Ideally suited for graduate or upper-level undergraduate students in health professions programs, Leadership for Health Professionals, Second Edition is the essential text for future healthcare industry leaders. Key Features Text developed based on competencies from the Healthcare Leadership Alliance Competency Directory Practical, real-world cases from health leaders across the industry that demonstrate the application of theoretical principles in practice Material organized in four parts according to Bloom’s Taxonomy of the Cognitive Domain, which encourages retention, synthesis, and learning Instructor Resources, including an Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint Presentations, and a Test Bank Each new copy of the text includes an access code to the Navigate Companion Website with helpful Student Resources

Neuroscience for Psychologists and Other Mental Health Professionals

Author : Dr. Jill Littrell, PhD, LCSW
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Harnesses new research about the link between neuroscience and immunology that underlies promising nonpharmacological treatment for mental disorders As researchers learn more about the neuroscience and neurobiology of mental disorders, the prevailing understanding of how to treat these conditions-often favoring the use of psychotropic medications-is changing rapidly. This book harnesses cutting-edge research about how neuroscience integrated with recent findings in immunology can explain behavioral syndromes and describes nonpharmacological approaches for ameliorating psychic distress and promoting wellbeing. The text discusses the pros and cons of using pharmaceuticals for treating different categories of mental distress in adults and children while illuminating key developments in alternative approaches to treatment-encompassing lifestyle changes related to diet, exercise, and strong interpersonal relationships-that have value and can lead to improved outcomes without medication. These new approaches are discussed as additions to the other research-validated techniques that are already offered in the therapeutic community. The book presents the latest neuroscience and physiological explanations behind the major diagnostic categories of mental illness-including schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, and addiction-that underlie traditional pharmaceutical treatment interventions and describe how and why non-pharmaceutical treatment strategies can be effective. It integrates current information about brain function and its chemical underpinnings with new research about immunology that identifies the mechanism through which lifestyle changes can obviate stress and offer new avenues for wellbeing. Of particular note is cutting-edge information about fast-spiking GABA interneurons and the role of NMDA receptors in psychosis, the role of inflammatory processes in mood disorders, and gut microbiota' s influence on inflammation. The book also explores the physiology undergirding health and resilience, offering a research-based rationale for viewing the mind and body as inseparable for treatment purposes. Students and mental health professionals in social work, counseling, and psychology will learn the benefits of delivering treatment interventions geared toward prevention and amelioration of distress, through lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise, and maintaining regular sleep and daily routines. Key Features: Presents the latest information on the neuroscience behind disorders such as schizophrenia, major depression, anxiety disorders, and addictions Explains the mechanisms through which diet and exercise can influence mood disorders and psychosis Covers the latest on the efficacy and side effects of antidepressants, antipsychotics, anxiolytics, mood stabilizers, and stimulants Discusses ADHD, depression, pediatric bipolar, issues for children in the child welfare system, and advocacy efforts Prepares mental health professionals to provide services in a primary health care setting in the role of the behavioral health professional

Management Principles for Health Professionals

Author : Gratto Liebler
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This practical guide for new or future practicing healthcare managers explores the customary activities of the manager—planning, organizing, decision making, staffing, motivating, and budgeting—within a variety of health care settings. Students will learn proven management concepts, techniques, models, and tools for managing individuals or teams with skill and ease.

Experience of Foreign Nations in Controlling Health Care Costs

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Management Principles for Health Professionals

Author : Joan Gratto Liebler
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Management Principles for Health Professionals is a practical guide for new or future practicing healthcare managers. The customary activities of the manager—planning, organizing, decision making, staffing, motivating, and budgeting—are succinctly defined, explained, and presented with detailed examples drawn from a variety of health care settings. Students will learn proven management concepts, techniques, models, and tools for managing individuals or teams with skill and ease. The Sixth Edition is loaded with all-new examples from real-world healthcare settings and covers many current topics such as: ? Emerging implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. ? A template to track the areas of impact of this major law is presented; this enables a manager to identify the topics to monitor and to prepare responses to changes as they unfold. ? Developments concerning electronic health record initiatives ? Adapting and revitalizing one’s career; ? Information concerning various staffing alternatives such as outsourcing and telecommuting, and updates the material concerning job descriptions and their application. New material has been added in the section on consultant's contracts and reports. ? Patient privacy and the detection and prevention of medical identity theft, and much more.

Psychopharmacology for Health Professionals

Author : Kim Usher
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Provides an overview of all psychotropic drugs: their uses, side effects, and contraindications as well as an overview of related issues and relevant information and resources. Takes an evidence-based approach. Authors from James Cook University, Australia.

Leadership for Health Professionals

Author : Ledlow
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Leadership for Health Professionals, Third Edition is the first textbook of its kind to apply classical knowledge of leadership theory and time-honored best practices of industry leaders to a health organization context. This comprehensive and well-organized text is grounded in real-world applications of theoretical concepts, and focuses on practical examples of leadership in actual healthcare scenarios.

Management Principles for Health Professionals

Author : Joan Gratto Liebler
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Management Principles for Health Care Professionals will thoroughly prepare your students for their future roles as healthcare managers. The customary activities of the manager--planning, organizing, decision making, staffing, motivating, and budgeting--are succinctly defined, explained, and presented with detailed examples drawn from a variety of health care settings. Students will learn proven management concepts, techniques, models, and tools for managing individuals or teams with skill and ease.This edition includes discussions on new concepts and trends in management, such as appreciative inquiry approaches to motivation and conflict management and Six Sigma applications for quality control.

Final Report of the National Black Health Providers Task Force on High Blood Pressure Education and Control

Author : National Black Health Providers Task Force on High Blood Pressure Education and Control (U.S.)
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Consultation Skills for Mental Health Professionals

Author : Richard W. Sears
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Consultation interventions are an increasingly popular alternative to clinical practice, allowing the practitioner to interact with and affect many different individuals and organizations. This type of work challenges mental health professionals, drawing on all the skills and resources they may possess, yet also offers some of the greatest rewards and opportunities for service. Filled with numerous case examples and checklists, Consultation Skills for Mental Health Professionals contains a wealth of information on this important area of practice. It provides a comprehensive source for working with a diverse clientele in a variety of settings, discussing both traditional mental health consultation models and the fast-growing field of organizational consulting. The guide is divided into four parts: Individual-Level Consulting Issues takes up individual career assessment and counseling, along with how organizational contexts affect individual jobs; leadership, management, and supervision; executive assessment, selection, interviewing, and development; and executive coaching. Consulting to Small Systems discusses working with teams and groups; planning and conducting training and teambuilding; diversity in the workplace and in consultation. Consulting to Large Systems covers how to work with large organizations, including organizational structure, terms, culture, and concepts, as well as processes such as change and resistance; how to assess organizations, and the characteristics of healthy and dysfunctional workplaces; and issues involved in organizational intervention. Special Consulting Topics include issues such as the practical aspects of running a consulting practice; the skills required for successful clinical consultation; consultation services for special populations; and crisis consultation, including critical incident stress management, psychological first aid, disaster recovery, media communication, and school crisis response.

Handbook of Program Evaluation for Social Work and Health Professionals

Author : Michael J. Smith
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Evaluation is crucial for determining the effectiveness of social programs and interventions. In this nuts and bolts handbook, social work and health care professionals are shown how evaluations should be done, taking the intimidation and guesswork out of this essential task. Current perspectives in social work and health practice, such as the strengths perspective, consumer empowerment, empowerment evaluation, and evidence-based practice, are linked to evaluation concepts throughout the book to emphasize their importance. This book makes evaluation come alive with comprehensive examples of each different type of evaluation, such as a strengths-based needs assessment in a local community, a needs assessment for Child Health Plus programs, comprehensive program descriptions of HIV services and community services for the aged, a model for goals and objectives in programs for people with mental illness, a monitoring study of private practice social work, and process evaluations of a Medicare advocacy program and a health advocacy program to explain advance directives. Equal emphasis is given to both quantitative and qualitative data analysis with real examples that make statistics and concepts in qualitative analysis un-intimidating. By integrating both evaluation and research methods and assuming no previous knowledge of research, this book makes an excellent reference for professionals working in social work and health settings who are now being called upon to conduct or supervise program evaluation and may need a refresher on research methods. With a pragmatic approach that includes survey design, data collection methods, sampling, analysis, and report writing, it is also an excellent text or classroom resource for students new to the field of program evaluation.

Applied Neuroscience for the Allied Health Professions E Book

Author : Douglas McBean
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This brand new resource provides a solid, comprehensive and accessible foundation in neurosciences for undergraduates and pre-registration postgraduate students. Using a multidisciplinary approach, it will guide students in their understanding of the most commonly found problems in neurological rehabilitation and inform their clinical practice. The book starts with the foundation of basic neurosciences, covering the normal function and structure of the nervous system from the organism as a whole through to the molecular level. It also introduces perceptuo-motor control and learning - topics that lie at the heart of rehabilitation. The book then goes on to discuss problems that allied health professionals commonly encounter in neurological rehabilitation. Topics covered include problems with perception and movement, planning, attention and memory, communication, motivation and emotion, sleep, continence and sexuality. The book also introduces key theories and evidence underpinning both behavioural and pharmacotherapeutic interventions used in neurologcial rehabilitation. The book closes by summarising current principles underpinning best practice and also looks to the future by identifying gaps in evidence-based practice with ideas for future research and what the future may hold for neurological rehabilitation. Throughout, a variety of supplementary information boxes point towards additional material such as Case Studies which highlight the clinical relevance of topics discussed; and a variety of Research Boxes which refer to more advanced material and/or original research studies. Each chapter ends with self-assessment questions which will check progress and prompt students to reflect on how the information presented in the chapter could be applied to clinical practice. Written by a multidisciplinary team, highly experienced in teaching, research and clinical practice Lays the foundation of basic neurosciences for allied health students Accessible and comprehensive text Introduces students to key theories and evidence underpinning neurological rehabilitation Focuses on clinically relevant information End of chapter self-assessment questions of different levels of complexity

Controlling My Life

Author : Dr. Stephen Joseph
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The book presents an expose on the views of and suggestions from people with experience of mental health challenges and services, on how mental health can be improved for ethnic communities. It contains ideas and suggestions that people with lived experiences of mental health challenges can relate to and policy makers, mental health services professionals and students will find invaluable.

The AUPHA Manual of Health Services Management

Author : Robert J. Taylor
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With contributions from more than 30 authorities in the field, this reference covers topics varying from management techniques to strategic planning, To ownership and governance, To a department-by-department breakdown of health care facility support services.