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Communication Skills for the Health Care Professional: Concepts, Practice, and Evidence

Communication Skills for the Health Care Professional: Concepts, Practice, and Evidence Lowest new price: $99.93
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Author: Gwen van Servellen
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Communication Skills for the Health Care Professional is the first text of its kind to address the connection between communication practices and quality patient care outcomes. It provides future and practicing patient caregivers in all specialties and services with basic communication knowledge and skills and is an invaluable resource for those in administrative functions as well.

The Second Edition is a thorough revision that features five all new chapters covering: communicating with patients with low literacy; health communications and quality care; health communications to enhance behavioral change; the internet and communications between patient and provider; altering systems of care and implications for health care communications.


Provides a psychosocial and physiologic contextual background for understanding sensual development and verbal and nonverbal expression.
Teaches communication skills one at a time allowing for contiguous mastery over a set of therapeutic interventions.
Includes an extensive glossary of terms and list of references including websites and resources available to enhance student learning.
Is accompanied by online instructor resources including an instructor's manual and PowerPoint lecture slides.
New to the Second Edition:

• New chapter on Communicating with Patients with Low Literacy
• Four new chapters on expectations for health care communications, evidence for quality and behavioral change
• All chapters have been revised and updated
• Updated resources
• New tables
• Up-to-date evidence

Instructor's Resources - Coming Soon:

Instructor's Manual
PowerPoint Lecture Slides
Click here to access our transition guide--and make changing your course materials from the first edition to the second edition as easy as possible!


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Decision Modelling for Health Economic Evaluation (Handbooks in Health Economic Evaluation)

Decision Modelling for Health Economic Evaluation (Handbooks in Health Economic Evaluation) Lowest new price: $46.43
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Author: Andrew Briggs
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In financially constrained health systems across the world, increasing emphasis is being placed on the ability to demonstrate that health care interventions are not only effective, but also cost-effective. This book deals with decision modelling techniques that can be used to estimate the value for money of various interventions including medical devices, surgical procedures, diagnostic technologies, and pharmaceuticals. Particular emphasis is placed on the importance of the appropriate representation of uncertainty in the evaluative process and the implication this uncertainty has for decision making and the need for future research. This highly practical guide takes the reader through the key principles and approaches of modelling techniques. It begins with the basics of constructing different forms of the model, the population of the model with input parameter estimates, analysis of the results, and progression to the holistic view of models as a valuable tool for informing future research exercises. Case studies and exercises are supported with online templates and solutions. This book will help analysts understand the contribution of decision-analytic modelling to the evaluation of health care programmes. ABOUT THE SERIES: Economic evaluation of health interventions is a growing specialist field, and this series of practical handbooks will tackle, in-depth, topics superficially addressed in more general health economics books. Each volume will include illustrative material, case histories and worked examples to encourage the reader to apply the methods discussed, with supporting material provided online. This series is aimed at health economists in academia, the pharmaceutical industry and the health sector, those on advanced health economics courses, and health researchers in associated fields.


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Diagnosis and Treatment of Feeding Disorders in Infants, Toddlers, and Young Children

Diagnosis and Treatment of Feeding Disorders in Infants, Toddlers, and Young Children Lowest new price: $25.69
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Author: Irene Chatoor
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Delays in development, as well as in growth, can occur when a feeding disorder arises. Irene Chatoor, MD, a world-renowned specialist in feeding disorders at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC, offers clinical guidelines for comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of feeding disorders in infants and toddlers. Grounded in the latest research and contemporary practice, the author discusses the consequences of early feeding problems and reviews relevant terminology, etiological factors, and how to distinguish serious feeding disorders from transient and milder feeding difficulties. The book also includes Parent Information Outlines about the feeding disorders which professionals can use as handouts for patient s families.


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The Practice of Integrative Medicine: A Legal and Operational Guide

The Practice of Integrative Medicine: A Legal and Operational Guide Lowest new price: $65.23
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Author: Michael H. Cohen JD MBA
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Successfully Incorporate Integrative Medicine in a Wide Variety of Settings

Practitioners, facilities, and researchers encounter repeated requests from patients regarding the use of complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) and there are few who do not know the benefits of its use. But the legal aspects of prescribing or denying CIM treatment are new and harder to navigate, requiring the guidance of lawyers, policy makers, and other practitioners. Based on interviews with over 20 health care providers and facilities who have successfully combined integrative medicine in their practices, this book outlines the pitfalls, legal road-blocks, and benefits of bringing complementary and integrative medicine into daily health care routines.


  • What forces are driving the shift toward Integrative care
  • The key legal issues governing individuals vs. institutions
  • How established CIM institutions chose specific therapies, gained funding, and solved staffing issues
  • The regulations for credentialing and how to comply
  • Techniques for minimizing liability risks for institutions and individuals
  • Strategies for effective informed consent
  • Recommendations on dealing with the dietary supplement question


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Collaboration Across the Disciplines in Health Care

Collaboration Across the Disciplines in Health Care Lowest new price: $72.99
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Author: Dr. Brenda Freshman
Brand: Brand: Jones Bartlett Learning

Invited esteemed professionals from public health, medicine, nursing, health services and administration, and other areas, present their diverse perspectives on collaboration across the spectrum of the health care fields in this interesting and timely text. With a 'student centered' approach (also known as 'learning-centered'), Collaboration Across the Disciplines in Health Care is accompanied by companion exercises, games and simulations, creating a thought-provoking learning experience.


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The making of an efficient physician

The making of an efficient physician Lowest new price: $35.99
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Author: Sherry Anderson Delio
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Book by Delio, Sherry Anderson


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Gender, Race, Class and Health: Intersectional Approaches

Gender, Race, Class and Health: Intersectional Approaches Lowest new price: $40.99
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Brand: Amy J Schulz

Gender, Race, Class, and Health examines relationships between economic structures, race, culture, and gender, and their combined influence on health. The authors systematically apply social and behavioral science to inspect how these dimensions intersect to influence health and health care in the United States. This examination brings into sharp focus the potential for influencing policy to improve health through a more complete understanding of the structural nature of race, gender, and class disparities in health. As useful as it is readable, this book is ideal for students and professionals in public health, sociology, anthropology, and women’s studies.


  • Gender Race Class and Health Intersectional Approaches

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Validation Techniques for Dementia Care

Validation Techniques for Dementia Care Lowest new price: $22.71
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Author: Vicki De Klerk-Rubin RN MBA MSW
Brand: Vicki De Klerk Rubin

Written especially for family members and friends caring for people with dementia, this practical guidebook offers a solution to commonly faced communication and relationship difficulties. The Validation approach s caring, empathetic techniques have been used and valued by professionals and families around the world to support meaningful communication and interaction with people with memory impairments.

Adapted from the best-selling book for professionals, The Validation Breakthrough, this hands-on resource gives family caregivers all the information and guidance they need to successfully implement proven Validation techniques and enjoy resulting benefits like

* reduced challenging behavior

* improved communication

* lower levels of stress and anxiety in both caregivers and older adults

* more satisfying relationships

In addition to background information about dementia and the principles behind Validation, the book includes detailed, illustrated explanations of specific verbal and nonverbal communication techniques. Realistic case studies demonstrate the approach in action in many different relationships, including husband/wife, parent/child, and grandparent/grandchild.

Caregivers who adopt Validation will learn how to break through the silence and pain of withdrawal and interact with their loved one with greater respect and compassion. Start re-establishing connections and improving relationships today with Validation Techniques for Dementia Care.


  • Validation Techniques for Dementia Care The Family Guide to Improving Communication

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Evidence of Harm: Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic: A Medical Controversy

Evidence of Harm: Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic: A Medical Controversy Lowest new price: $9.10
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Author: David Kirby
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In the 1990s reported autism cases among American children began spiking, from about 1 in 10,000 in 1987 to a shocking 1 in 166 today. This trend coincided with the addition of several new shots to the nation's already crowded vaccination schedule, grouped together and given soon after birth or in the early months of infancy. Most of these shots contained a little-known preservative called thimerosal, which includes a quantity of the toxin mercury.

Evidence of Harm explores the heated controversy over what many parents, physicians, public officials, and educators have called an "epidemic" of afflicted children. Following several families, David Kirby traces their struggle to understand how and why their once-healthy kids rapidly descended into silence or disturbed behavior, often accompanied by severe physical illness. Alarmed by the levels of mercury in the vaccine schedule, these families sought answers from their doctors, from science, from pharmaceutical companies that manufacture vaccines, and finally from the Center for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration-to no avail. But as they dug deeper, the families also found powerful allies in Congress and in the small community of physicians and researchers who believe that the rise of autism and other disorders is linked to toxic levels of mercury that accumulate in the systems of some children.

An important and troubling book, Evidence of Harm reveals both the public and unsung obstacles faced by desperate families who have been opposed by the combined power of the federal government, health agencies, and pharmaceutical giants. From closed meetings of the FDA, CDC, and drug companies, to the mysterious rider inserted into the 2002 Homeland Security Bill that would bar thimerosal litigation, to open hearings held by Congress, this book shows a medical establishment determined to deny "evidence of harm" that might be connected with thimerosal and mercury in vaccines. In the end, as research is beginning to demonstrate, the questions raised by these families have significant implications for all children, and for those entrusted to oversee our national health.

Avoiding hyperbole while writing about a possible medical catastrophe is no easy task, but David Kirby has created a fine balance of investigative and personal detail in Evidence of Harm. Combining stories from the parents of autistic children with reports, speeches and studies from researchers, pediatricians and government officials, he creates a picture that is as terrifying as anything dreamed up by Hitchcock.

The topic at hand is determining whether high levels of organic mercury present in an inexpensive preservative used in vaccinations can cause either autism or autism-like symptoms. Kirby's in a delicate position, searching for the truth between frantic parents (he focuses on the founders of political action group Safe Mind) and the self-protective pharmaceutical industry (the author thanks the nameless person who placed a pro-Eli Lilly litigation rider into the Homeland Security Act of 2002). He's also honest enough of a reporter to admit to the temptation of deciding mercury is the culprit behind a range of disorders, even in light of some inconclusive test results. The ultimate truth isn't clear, and Kirby is direct about each of the reasons his sources have for their biased opinions.

While some of the straight research reports will likely to go over the head of anyone not well versed in the terminology, the book is never dull--there is a continual urgency in the material that resists pedantry. However undecided the experts, readers will likely land firmly in one angry camp or the other. Jill Lightner


  • Evidence of Harm Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic A Medical Controversy

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The Economics of Health Equity

The Economics of Health Equity Lowest new price: $55.92
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This book is about equity in health and health care. It explores why, despite being seen as an important goal, health equity has not made more progress within countries and globally, and what needs to change for there to be greater success in delivering fairness. An international team of eminent experts from primarily the field of health economics describe how equity in health and health care might develop over the next decade. They examine existing and past barriers to promoting equity, citing case examples, and covering issues including access to health services and inequalities between and within countries. The analyses are detailed, but the issues are approached in an accessible fashion, highlighting the factors of common international relevance. This book provides a manifesto for achieving health equity for the future. It will be essential reading for health and social policy makers, and health academics nationally and internationally.


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