Introduction to Health Care & Careers provides students beginning their health care education with the fundamentals they need to develop their personal and professional skills, understand their chosen profession, and succeed in the world of health care. It meets the growing market demand for a book that gives the best of both worlds-skill development and career choice information. The text begins with today's health care system, health care economics, and law and ethics, providing important context for the personal, professional, and workplace skills that follow. From there, students move on to an overview of careers in health care and detailed profiles of the most in-demand professions. The book closes with brief chapters on anatomy and physiology to prepare students for the rest of their health care education.
With its student friendly approach, Introduction to Health Care & Careers is the essential resource for introductory health care courses, striking the perfect balance between skill development and up-to-date career choice information-everything health care students need to succeed.
I: THE WORLD OF HEALTH CARE 1: Today's Health Care System 2: Health Care Economics 3: Law, Ethics, and Professionalism II: PROFESSIONAL SKILLS 4: Personal Qualities and Skills for Success 5: Health Care Communication 6: Diversity in the Workplace 7: Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving 8: Teamwork and Leadership III: WORKPLACE SKILLS 9: Computers and Technology 10: Medical Terminology Basics 11: Medical Documentation 12: Medical Math 13: Safety and Infection Control 14: Body Mechanics 15: Measuring Weight, Height, and Vital Signs 16: First Aid and Emergency Procedures IV: CAREER PROFILES 17: Overview of Health Care Careers 18: Patient Care: Medical and Surgical 19: Patient Care: Nursing 20: Patient Care: Dental 21: Laboratory and Pharmacy Services 22: Diagnostic and Imaging Services 23: Therapy and Rehabilitation 24: Health Information and Administration V: ESSENTIALS OF HUMAN ANATOMY 25: The Body as a Whole 26: Movement and Support 27: Coordination and Control 28: Circulation and Body Defense 29: Energy Supply and Use 30: Reproduction and Development Appendix A: Preparing for a Successful Interview Appendix B: Professional and Government Resource Organizations Appendix C: Metric Conversion Table Appendix D: Abbreviations Glossary References