Introduction to the Health Professions

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 2008-08-15
  • Publisher: JONES & BARTLETT PUB
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The progress of technology and the demands of the population reflect the need for more health professionals, and for additional training of those already working in the industry. The expanded and revised Fifth Edition of Introduction to the Health Professions provides students with the educational upgrade needed in order to meet the requirements of the changing scene in the health industry today.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
The Healthcare System in the United Statesp. 1
U.S. Health Carep. 3
A Look Backp. 4
A Look Forwardp. 5
Summaryp. 6
Some Health Strategies for the Twenty-First Centuryp. 7
Categories of Health Servicesp. 9
Overview of the U.S. Healthcare Systemp. 10
Healthcare Facilitiesp. 11
Managed Carep. 12
The Consumer and Health Carep. 13
The Consumer's Rightsp. 13
Health Teamsp. 14
Healthcare Costsp. 15
Public Health Servicesp. 16
Hospitals: Development and Servicesp. 17
Ambulatory Healthcare Servicesp. 18
Mental Health Servicesp. 19
Health Care in the Twenty-First Centuryp. 20
Summaryp. 20
Paying for Health Servicesp. 23
Changing Objectives of National Health Insurancep. 26
Healthcare Financingp. 27
Health Insurance Coverage in the United Statesp. 28
Implications of Devolutionp. 31
Continuing Debatep. 32
Effect on Healthcare Providersp. 33
Long-Term Carep. 35
Nursing Homesp. 37
Community Servicesp. 39
Community Health Agenciesp. 40
Personnel Needsp. 42
Demographic Trends and Projectionsp. 43
Potential Healthcare Needsp. 43
Future Trendsp. 46
Summaryp. 46
Aging, Health, and Women's Issuesp. 49
Gender-Specific Roles in Health Carep. 50
Medicare for Older Womenp. 51
Medicaid for Older Womenp. 51
Women's Issues and the Healthcare Systemp. 52
Women as Care Giversp. 52
Conclusionp. 52
The Future of Health Carep. 53
The Future Education for the Health Professionsp. 54
Health Career Planningp. 55
Employers of Health Professionals and Health-Related Personnelp. 56
Employment Opportunitiesp. 59
Health Careers: Something for Everyonep. 62
Exploring Health Careersp. 63
Selecting a Schoolp. 64
Using This Book to Select and Plan a Health Careerp. 65
Health Professions Involving Patient Carep. 67
Medicinep. 69
Doctors: The Perceptionsp. 70
Doctors: The Realitiesp. 70
Dentistryp. 79
Dentistsp. 80
Dental Hygienistsp. 84
Dental Assistantsp. 87
Nursingp. 93
Registered Nursesp. 94
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nursesp. 104
Pharmacyp. 109
Pharmaceutical Partnersp. 110
Pharmacistsp. 110
Pharmacy Techniciansp. 116
Pharmacy Aidesp. 120
Dieteticsp. 123
Dietitiansp. 124
Dietetic Techniciansp. 130
Dietetic Assistantsp. 131
Optometryp. 133
Optometristsp. 134
Optician, Dispensingp. 137
Physician Assistantp. 143
A Relatively New Professionp. 144
Physician Assistantp. 144
Communication Impairmentsp. 149
Speech, Language, and Hearing Impairments: An Overviewp. 150
Speech-Language Pathologistsp. 150
Audiologistsp. 155
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedicsp. 159
High Drama in Health Carep. 160
EMT-Paramedicsp. 160
Imaging Modalitiesp. 165
X-rays and Beyondp. 166
Radiologic Technologists and Techniciansp. 166
Radiation Therapistsp. 171
Diagnostic Medical Sonographersp. 175
Social Workersp. 181
Social, Economic, and Other Factors Related to Healthp. 182
Social Workersp. 182
Social and Human Service Assistantsp. 190
Social Assistance, Except Child Day Carep. 194
Psychologyp. 205
Psychologistsp. 206
Respiratory Care Practitionersp. 215
Maintaining the Breath of Lifep. 216
Respiratory Therapistsp. 216
Physical Therapyp. 221
Physical Therapy and Our Healthp. 222
Physical Therapistsp. 222
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aidesp. 226
Occupational Therapyp. 231
Occupational Therapistsp. 232
Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aidesp. 237
Additional Technologists and Techniciansp. 243
Cardiovascular Technologists and Techniciansp. 244
Nuclear Medicine Technologistsp. 249
Surgical Technologistsp. 253
Medical, Dental, and Ophthalmic Laboratory Techniciansp. 257
Additional Health Therapists, Assistants, and Aidesp. 265
Health and Therapistsp. 266
Recreational Therapistsp. 266
Behavioral Therapistsp. 270
Medical Assistantsp. 277
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aidesp. 282
Health Related Professionsp. 289
Clinical Laboratory Technologyp. 291
The Laboratory Teamp. 292
Clinical Laboratory (Medical) Technologists and Techniciansp. 292
Health Information Personnelp. 299
Providing and Preserving Essential Informationp. 300
Health Information Administratorsp. 300
Health Information Techniciansp. 302
Medical Transcriptionistsp. 305
Medical Librariansp. 308
Health Services Administrationp. 313
The Need for Professional Managementp. 314
Health Services Managersp. 314
Federal and State Health Regulatorsp. 321
Government Health and Safety Officersp. 322
Environmental Health Technicians and Aidesp. 326
Health Educationp. 327
Health Educators in Specialized Settingsp. 328
Health Educatorsp. 328
School Health Educatorsp. 333
Educational Therapistsp. 335
Orientation and Mobility Instructors for People Who Are Blind or Have Visual Impairmentsp. 337
Rehabilitation Teachersp. 338
Teachers for People Who Are Blind or Have Visual Impairmentsp. 339
Veterinary Medicinep. 343
Veterinary Medicinep. 344
Veterinariansp. 344
Veterinary Technologists and Techniciansp. 350
Animal Care and Service Workersp. 355
Non-Clinical and Health-Related Professionsp. 361
Health Professions Not Involved in Clinical Care of a Patientp. 362
Biological Photographersp. 363
Medical Illustratorsp. 364
Writers: Medical, Science, and Technicalp. 366
Medical Secretariesp. 369
Salaries for Health Professionsp. 371
Sources of Career Informationp. 375
Personal Contactsp. 375
Public Libraries, Career Centers, and Guidance Officesp. 375
Counselorsp. 376
Internet Networks and Resourcesp. 377
Professional Societies, Trade Associations, Labor Unions, Business Firms, and Educational Institutionsp. 377
Federal Governmentp. 378
Organizations for Specific Groupsp. 378
How to Create an Effective Resumep. 381
Purpose of a Resumep. 381
Resume Formatsp. 382
Referencesp. 389
Indexp. 393
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