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Legal and Ethical Problems with Mandatory Vaccine Policies in the...
by Dr. Amelia Kenyon

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April 23, 2017

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This eBook explores the legal and ethical problems of mandatory influenza vaccines in the workplace. Chapters cover efficacy of the vaccine, healthcare worker’s rights, pregnancy, and more.
The Handbook of Continuing Professional Development for the Healt...
by JoAnn Klinedinst

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English

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314

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April 21, 2017

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<P></P><br /><P>Continuing professional development (CPD) is critical for the health IT professional. Healthcare is fast-paced, dynamic, ever-changing, and global. It’s both exciting and exhausting. And it is rapidly evolving through innovation, Federal incentives, and technological advancements. For these reasons, health IT professionals must embrace lifelong learning to ensure they have the professional competencies to advance initiatives that positively impact patient care. This handbook will provide the rationale and the resources to do so and will serve as a reference to accompany one’s career success. </P>
Challenging Perspectives on Organizational Change in Health Care ...
by , Aoife McDermott

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English

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220

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April 21, 2017

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<P>This volume provides theory and research on organizational change and predominantly features the application of these ideas to the health care domain, broadly defined. It addresses enduring issues in advancing to an effective health care system. The aim of this book is to offer an accessible and readable text aimed at provoking thought and questioning, and aiding creativity. It proffers arguments and ideas which are firmly based in empirical data and evidence, so that the reader may make informed personal evaluations. </P><br /><P>This book is designed to furnish a comprehensive theoretical basis for understanding organizational change in health care, as well as selected core issues of contemporary and future importance to the provision of effective care within sustainable systems. A series of coherent themes are addressed throughout the book from differing perspectives. However, every chapter has been written to standalone and be read independently. Each offers resources relevant to its’ focal topic, in the form of references, case studies and critique.</P><br /><P>Setting out a future research agenda, the book will be vital reading for organizational change researchers and practitioners in the healthcare industry.</P>
Digital Storytelling in Health and Social Policy: Listening to Ma...
by , Naomi Sunderland

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English

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222

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April 21, 2017

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<P>As digital life stories continue to assume more and more significance across a range of institutions, so too does their potential to bring into focus once marginalised and neglected voices. Breaking new ground by reframing multimedia life stories as a resource for education, public health, and policy, this book challenges policymakers, professionals, and researchers to reimagine how they find out about and respond to people’s daily lives and experiences of health, disability, and well-being. </P><br /><P>The book develops theoretical, methodological, and practical resources for listening to digital stories through a series of carefully selected international case studies, from dementia care education to campaigns in the UN to ban cluster munitions. The case studies explore and illuminate different ways that digital stories have – and have not – been listened to in the past. The authors expose the great potential as well as the complexity of using powerful personal stories in practice. Together, the case studies highlight that processes of listening to, learning from, and making use of digital stories involve unavoidable processes of reinterpretation, recontextualisation, and translation which have significant ethical and political implications for storytellers, listeners, and society. In mapping and theorising the movement of stories into new contexts of policy and practice, the book offers a critical lens on the widely celebrated democratising potential of digital storytelling and its capacity to amplify marginalised voices. </P><I><br /><P>Digital Storytelling in Health and Social</I> <EM>Policy</EM> develops an authoritative and original re-conceptualisation of digital life stories and their use for social justice ends, and will be important reading for researchers and practitioners from a range of backgrounds, including social policy, digital media, communication, education, disability, and public health.</P>
Best Practices for Environmental Health: Environmental Pollution,...
by Herman Koren

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English

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645

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April 21, 2017

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<P>In a present where there are countless opportunities for the spread of exotic diseases, the expansion and creation of far more illness in our global population through globalization and rapid transportation, and the contamination of water, air and land, we find ourselves accountable. In this day and age we are confronted by global warming, Ebola, the Zika virus, lead in our water supply, enormous problems of infrastructure including aging sewer lines, water lines, electrical grids, roads and bridges, and the list goes on and on. </P><I><br /><P>Best Practices for Environmental Health: Environmental Pollution, Protection, Quality and Sustainability</I> is a one source major response to all of the environmental issues that affect global health and the worldwide protection and preservation of the natural environment. It compiles broad-based and comprehensive coverage of environmental topics, broken down by specialized fields. Topics range from children’s environmental health to food protection and technology, water and waste systems, infection control, bioterrorism and pandemic health emergencies, and HAZMAT. Plus, it includes an overview of the current state of the profession and sections on programmatic techniques. This book helps solve the problems of disease and injury by presenting expert, evidence-based best practices.</P><br /><P>This first of the kind handbook is essential reading for all environmental and public health undergraduate students, as well as a fantastic overview for professionals in all environmental health, pollution and protection areas.</P>
The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alz...
by , Peter V. Rabins

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English

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416

Publication Date

April 23, 2017

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<P>Through five editions, <I>The 36-Hour Day </I>has been an essential resource for families who love and care for people with Alzheimer disease. Whether a person has Alzheimer disease or another form of dementia, he or she will face a host of problems. <I>The 36-Hour Day</I> will help family members and caregivers address these challenges and simultaneously cope with their own emotions and needs.</P><P>Featuring useful takeaway messages and informed by recent research into the causes of and the search for therapies to prevent or cure dementia, this edition includes new information on</P><P>• devices to make life simpler and safer for people who have dementia• strategies for delaying behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms• changes in Medicare and other health care insurance laws• palliative care, hospice care, durable power of attorney, and guardianship• dementia due to traumatic brain injury• choosing a residential care facility• support groups for caregivers, friends, and family members</P><P>The central idea underlying the book—that much can be done to improve the lives of people with dementia and of those caring for them—remains the same. <I>The 36-Hour Day </I>is the definitive dementia care guide.</P>
Workbook for Step-by-Step Medical Coding, 2017 Edition - E-Book
by Carol J. Buck

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

November 15, 2016

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<p>Polish up your coding skills with this practical workbook! Corresponding to the chapters in Carol J. Buck's bestselling <i>Step-by-Step Medical Coding, 2017 Edition, </i>this workbook offers coding review and practice with more than 1,200 theory, practical, and reporting exercises (odd-numbered answers provided in appendix), including 100 original source documents to familiarize you with reports similar to those you will encounter on the job. It’s a complete review of all current coding sets, including ICD-10-CM, CPT, HCPCS, and inpatient coding!</p><ul><b><li>UNIQUE!</b> <b>100 real-world coding reports</b> (cleared of any patient identifiers) provide experience with reports similar to those you will encounter in practice.</li><li><b>UNIQUE!</b> <b>Theory, practical, and reporting exercises </b>help you master key concepts and apply your knowledge. </li><li><b>Theory exercises</b> include fill-in-the-blank, multiple choice, and true or false questions. </li><li><b>Practical exercises</b> offer additional practice with line coding.</li><li><b>Answer format </b>is the same as that in Buck’s <i>Step-by-Step Medical Coding</i><b> </b>text, using the multiple code icons, helping you develop your coding ability and critical thinking skills.</li><li><b>Answers to odd-numbered questions</b> are included in the appendix.</li> </ul><ul><li><b>UPDATED content</b> includes the latest coding information available for accurate coding and success in practice</li></ul>
Step-by-Step Medical Coding, 2017 Edition - E-Book
by Carol J. Buck

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English

Pages

848

Publication Date

November 08, 2016

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<p>Take your first step toward a successful career in medical coding with guidance from the most trusted name in coding education! From Carol J. Buck, the bestselling <b>Step-by-Step Medical Coding</b> is a practical, easy-to-use resource that shows you exactly how to code using all current coding sets. Practice exercises follow each ‘step’ of information to reinforce your understanding of important concepts. In-depth coverage includes reimbursement, ICD-10-CM, CPT, HCPCS, and inpatient coding, with an Evolve website that includes 30-day access to TruCode<SUP>®</SUP> Encoder Essentials. No other text so thoroughly covers all coding sets in one source!</p><ul><b><li>30-day access to TruCode<SUP>®</b></SUP> <b>Encoder Essentials</b> (in addition to separate encoder practice exercises on the Evolve companion website) help you understand how to utilize an encoder.</li><li><b>A step-by-step approach</b> makes it easier to build skills and remember the material.</li><li><b>UNIQUE!</b> <b>Real-world coding reports</b> (cleared of any confidential information) simulate the reports you will encounter as a coder and help you apply coding principles to actual cases.</li><li><b>Over 500 illustrations </b>include medical conditions and procedures to help you understand the services being coded.</li><li><b>Exercises,<i> Quick Checks, </i>and<i> Toolbox </i>features</b> reinforce coding rules and concepts, and emphasize key information.</li><li><b>Valuable tips and advice</b> are offered in features such as <i>From the Trenches,</i> <i>Coding Shots,</i> <i>Stop!,</i> <i>Caution!, Check This Out, </i>and <i>CMS Rules</i>.</li><li><b>UNIQUE!</b> <b>Four coding-question variations</b> develop your coding ability and critical thinking skills, including one-code or multiple-code answers.</li><li><b><i>Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting</i> boxes</b> allow you to read the official guidelines wording for inpatient and outpatient coding alongside in-text explanations.</li><li><b>UNIQUE!</b> <b><i>Coders’ Index</b></i> makes it easy to quickly locate specific codes.</li><li><b>Sample Electronic Health Record screenshots</b> <b>in the appendix</b> provide examples similar to the EHRs you will encounter in the workplace.</li><li><b>Online practice activities on Evolve </b>include questions such as multiple choice, matching, fill-in-the-blank, and coding reports.</li><li><b>A workbook</b> corresponds to the textbook and offers review and practice with more than 1,200 theory, practical, and report exercises (odd-numbered answers provided in appendix) to reinforce understanding of medical coding. <i>Available separately.</i></li><li><b><i>Medical Coding Online</i> </b>uses animations, photographs, drawings, narrated slide shows, case-based exercises, pop-up definitions, and professional insights to reinforce coding concepts from the <i>Step-by-Step</i> text.<i> Available separately</i><b>.</li></ul> </b>
Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity
by , Committee on Community-...

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English

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December 31, 1969

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<p>In the United States, some populations suffer from far greater disparities in health than others. Those disparities are caused not only by fundamental differences in health status across segments of the population, but also because of inequities in factors that impact health status, so-called determinants of health.</p> <p>Only part of an individual’s health status depends on his or her behavior and choice; community-wide problems like poverty, unemployment, poor education, inadequate housing, poor public transportation, interpersonal violence, and decaying neighborhoods also contribute to health inequities, as well as the historic and ongoing interplay of structures, policies, and norms that shape lives. When these factors are not optimal in a community, it does not mean they are intractable: such inequities can be mitigated by social policies that can shape health in powerful ways.</p> <p><i>Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity</i> seeks to delineate the causes of and the solutions to health inequities in the United States. This report focuses on what communities can do to promote health equity, what actions are needed by the many and varied stakeholders that are part of communities or support them, as well as the root causes and structural barriers that need to be overcome.</p>
An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How ...
by Elisabeth Rosenthal

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English

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412

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April 11, 2017

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<b>A <i>New York Times </i>bestseller<br /><br />"The definitive guide to the past and future of health care in America.”<br />—Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of <i>The Emperor of All Maladies</i> and <i>The Gene</i> <br /><br />At a moment of drastic political upheaval, a shocking investigation into the dangerous, expensive, and dysfunctional American healthcare system, as well as solutions to its myriad of problems</b><br /><br /> In these troubled times, perhaps no institution has unraveled more quickly and more completely than American medicine. In only a few decades, the medical system has been overrun by organizations seeking to exploit for profit the trust that vulnerable and sick Americans place in their healthcare. Our politicians have proven themselves either unwilling or incapable of reining in the increasingly outrageous costs faced by patients, and market-based solutions only seem to funnel larger and larger sums of our money into the hands of corporations. Impossibly high insurance premiums and inexplicably large bills have become facts of life; fatalism has set in. Very quickly Americans have been made to accept paying more for less. How did things get so bad so fast? <br /><br /> Breaking down this monolithic business into the individual industries—the hospitals, doctors, insurance companies, and drug manufacturers—that together constitute our healthcare system, Rosenthal exposes the recent evolution of American medicine as never before. How did healthcare, the caring endeavor, become healthcare, the highly profitable industry? Hospital systems, which are managed by business executives, behave like predatory lenders, hounding patients and seizing their homes. Research charities are in bed with big pharmaceutical companies, which surreptitiously profit from the donations made by working people. Patients receive bills in code, from entrepreneurial doctors they never even saw. <br /><br /> The system is in tatters, but we can fight back. Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal doesn't just explain the symptoms, she diagnoses and treats the disease itself. In clear and practical terms, she spells out exactly how to decode medical doublespeak, avoid the pitfalls of the pharmaceuticals racket, and get the care you and your family deserve. She takes you inside the doctor-patient relationship and to hospital C-suites, explaining step-by-step the workings of a system badly lacking transparency. This is about what we can do, as individual patients, both to navigate the maze that is American healthcare and also to demand far-reaching reform. <i>An American Sickness</i> is the frontline defense against a healthcare system that no longer has our well-being at heart.

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