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Stanfield's Introduction to Health Professions / Edition 7

Stanfield's Introduction to Health Professions / Edition 7

by Nanna Cross, Dana McWay
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Now in full color, the Seventh Edition of Stanfield's Introduction to Health Professions provides comprehensive coverage of all the major health professions. This valuable resource is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a health-related career but are still exploring and have not yet decided on a career. The Seventh Edition outlines more than 75 careers and touches on every major facet of the field including a description of the profession and typical work settings; educational, licensure, and certification requirements; salary and growth projections; and internet resources on educational programs.

In addition, this text provides a thorough review of the U.S. healthcare delivery system, managed care, health care financing, reimbursement, insurance coverage, Medicare, Medicaid, and the impact of new technology on healthcare services. Information on career preparation and development is also included. All chapters are updated to reflect current demographics and new policies. Each section has also been thoroughly updated to reflect current training requirements, responsibilities, and salaries, as established in the 2016-2017 Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781284098808
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date: 08/10/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 476
Sales rank: 171,676
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 The Healthcare System in the Unit ed States
Chapter 1 U.S. Health Care
Chapter 2 Categories of Health Services
Chapter 3 Paying for Health Services
Chapter 4 Aging, Health, and Long-Term Care
Chapter 5 Health Care Reform
Chapter 6 Medical and Health Information Technology
Part 2 Jobs and Careers
Chapter 7 Health Career Planning
Chapter 8 Career Development
Part 3 Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians
Chapter 9 Physicians, Surgeons, and Podiatrists
Chapter 10 Physician Assistant
Chapter 11 Nursing
Chapter 12 Dentistry
Chapter 13 Dietetics
Chapter 14 Pharmacy
Chapter 15 Optometry
Chapter 16 Communication Impairment Professionals
Chapter 17 Physical Therapy, Orthotics, and Prosthetics
Chapter 18 Occupational Therapy
Chapter 19 Athletics Trainers and Exercise Physiologists
Chapter 20 Mental Health Professionals
Chapter 21 Social Workers
Chapter 22 Genetic Counselors
Chapter 23 Health Education
Chapter 24 Health Services Administration
Chapter 25 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
Chapter 26 Radiation Technology
Chapter 27 Diagnostic and Related Technology
Chapter 28 Respiratory Care Practitioners
Part 4 Healthcare Support Personnel
Chapter 29 Clinical Lab oratory Personnel
Chapter 30 Massage Therapists and Recreational Therapists
Chapter 31 Health Information Personnel
Chapter 32 Medical and Nursing Assistants
Chapter 33 Home, Personal, and Psychiatric Aides
Part 5 Health-Related Professions
Chapter 34 Veterinary Medicine
Chapter 35 Occupational Health and Environmental Science
Appendix A Salaries for Health Professionals
Appendix B Sources of Career Information
Appendix C How to Create an Effective Résumé

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