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Introduction to Health Care & Careers

Introduction to Health Care & Careers

By: Roxann Delaet (author)Paperback

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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 CARE1: Today's Health Care System2: Health Care Economics3: Law, Ethics, and ProfessionalismII: PROFESSIONAL SKILLS4: Personal Qualities and Skills for Success5: Health Care Communication6: Diversity in the Workplace7: Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving8: Teamwork and LeadershipIII: WORKPLACE SKILLS9: Computers and Technology10: Medical Terminology Basics11: Medical Documentation12: Medical Math13: Safety and Infection Control14: Body Mechanics15: Measuring Weight, Height, and Vital Signs16: First Aid and Emergency ProceduresIV: CAREER PROFILES17: Overview of Health Care Careers18: Patient Care: Medical and Surgical19: Patient Care: Nursing20: Patient Care: Dental21: Laboratory and Pharmacy Services22: Diagnostic and Imaging Services23: Therapy and Rehabilitation24: Health Information and AdministrationV: ESSENTIALS OF HUMAN ANATOMY25: The Body as a Whole26: Movement and Support27: Coordination and Control28: Circulation and Body Defense29: Energy Supply and Use30: Reproduction and DevelopmentAppendix A: Preparing for a Successful InterviewAppendix B: Professional and Government Resource OrganizationsAppendix C: Metric Conversion TableAppendix D: AbbreviationsGlossaryReferences

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781582559001
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 576
  • ID: 9781582559001
  • weight: 1429
  • ISBN10: 1582559007

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