According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the health care industry provides over 13 million jobs with a projected 27 percent increase over the next decade -- the largest increase of any industry. A clear understanding of the fundamentals of human resource management within this field is therefore of critical importance to our future health care administrators and leaders. This reader-friendly text covers the most basic concepts of human resource management in the health care services field. In addition to providing basic concepts of human resource management, it uniquely provides the student with opportunities to apply the concepts through end-of-chapter workbook exercises. Key Features:Offers end-of-chapter workbook exercises to help students apply the concepts learned.Addresses the impact of Patient Affordability and Care Act of 2010 on human resource management in health care.Uses basic, reader-friendly language to appeal to wide range of learning styles.