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Health: Grade 4

by Susan C. Giarratano-Russell Donna Lloyd-Kolkin

McGraw-Hill Health has ten chapters, each one focusing on a special area of health. Every chapter has three or more lessons, plus special features for you to study and enjoy.

A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities

by Jane Maxwell Julia Watts Belser Darlena David

A health-related manual for women with disabilities.

Health Inequalities and People with Intellectual Disabilities

by Eric Emerson Chris Hatton

People with intellectual disabilities die at a younger age and have poorer health than their non-disabled peers. This is largely avoidable and is unjust. This book uses concepts from contemporary public health to provide a comprehensive evidence-based overview of: the nature and extent of the health inequalities experienced by people with intellectual disabilities; why these inequalities occur and persist; and what can and needs to be done to address these inequalities. The authors have a wealth of firsthand experience gained from years of working at the interface between disability research and public health. This experience is collected and shared in this volume, which will be an invaluable resource for practitioners, advocates, policymakers and researchers concerned with health and social care and the wellbeing of disabled people.

Health Informatics in the Cloud

by Mark L. Braunstein

Despite its high cost, the US healthcare system produces relatively short life spans, and is wasteful, inefficient and has serious safety and quality issues. While other industries have surmounted similar challenges by transforming themselves through information technology, healthcare lags behind. Major reasons are that our approaches to care delivery and financial incentives were designed for a bygone era. Beyond that the technology offered to practitioners has often been overly expensive, poorly designed, overly proprietary, hard to implement and difficult to use. Spurred by a unique, one-time Federal stimulus and the new mobile, wireless and cloud technologies now available, this landscape is rapidly changing. To succeed going forward practitioners, and those interested in entering the field, need to understand the new driving forces and have a basic understanding of contemporary clinical informatics. Practitioners, in particular, need to understand the alternative technologies and approaches available for their use in individual patient care and more continuous management of their chronic disease patients. To efficiently meet these needs, this book provides an introduction to the rationale for care transformation through clinical informatics; its application to patient care outside of hospitals; and a look at its future. Key points are illustrated throughout by actual examples of open source and commercial health IT products and services. While written with practitioners and students entering the field of clinical informatics in mind, the book eschews technical terminology and is easily accessible by the lay reader not proficient in clinical medicine or information technology.

Health Information Technology

by Nadinia A. Davis Melissa Lacour

Reflecting emerging trends in today's health information management, Health Information Technology, 3rd Edition covers everything from electronic health records and collecting healthcare data to coding and compliance. It prepares you for a role as a Registered Health Information Technician, one in which you not only file and keep accurate records but serve as a healthcare analyst who translates data into useful, quality information that can control costs and further research. This edition includes new full-color illustrations and easy access to definitions of daunting terms and acronyms. Written by expert educators Nadinia Davis and Melissa LaCour, this book also offers invaluable preparation for the HIT certification exam. Workbook exercises in the book help you review and apply key concepts immediately after you've studied the core topics. Clear writing style and easy reading level makes reading and studying more time-efficient. Chapter learning objectives help you prepare for the credentialing exam by corresponding to the American Health Information Management Association's (AHIMA) domains and subdomains of the Health Information Technology (HIT) curriculum. A separate Confidentiality and Compliance chapter covers HIPAA privacy regulations. Job descriptions in every chapter offer a broad view of the field and show career options following graduation and certification. Student resources on the Evolve companion website include sample paper forms and provide an interactive learning environment. NEW! Full-color illustrations aid comprehension and help you visualize concepts. UPDATED information accurately depicts today's technology, including records processing in the EHR and hybrid environments, digital storage concerns, information systems implementation, and security issues, including HITECH's impact on HIPAA regulations. NEW! Glossary terms and definitions plus acronyms/abbreviations in the margins provide easy access to definitions of key vocabulary and confusing abbreviations. NEW! Go Tos in the margins cross-reference the textbook by specific chapters. NEW Coding boxes in the margins provide examples of common code sets. Over 100 NEW vocabulary terms and definitions ensure that the material is current and comprehensive. NEW Patient Care Perspective and Career Tips at the end of chapters include examples of important HIM activities in patient care and customer service.

Health Literacy

by Institute of Medicine Lyla M. Hernandez Roundtable on Health Literacy Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice

The roots of health literacy can be traced back to the national literacy movement in India under Gandhi and to aid groups working in Africa to promote education and health. The term health literacy was first used in 1974 and described as "health education meeting minimal standards for all school grade levels". From that first use the definition of health literacy evolved during the next 30 years with official definitions promulgated by government agencies and large programs. Despite differences among these definitions, they all hold in common the idea that health literacy involves the need for people to understand information that helps them maintain good health. Although the United States produces a majority of the research on health literacy, Europe has strong multinational programs as well as research efforts, and health literacy experts in developing countries have created successful programs implemented on a community level. Given these distinct strengths of efforts worldwide, there are many opportunities for collaboration. International collaboration can harness the United States' research power, Europe's multilingual and multinational experience, and developing nations' community-based programs to create robust programs and research that reach people--not based on language or nationality but on need and value. A workshop on international health literacy efforts that feature presentations and discussion about health literacy interventions from various countries as well as other topics related to international health literacy was held as the basis for this report. Health Literacy: Improving Health, Health Systems, and Health Policy Around the World summarizes the findings and discussions at the workshop.

Health Literacy and Numeracy: Workshop Summary

by Melissa G. French

Although health literacy is commonly defined as an individual trait, it does not depend on the skills of individuals alone. Health literacy is the product of the interaction between individuals' capacities and the health literacy-related demands and complexities of the health care system. Specifically, the ability to understand, evaluate, and use numbers is important to making informed health care choices. "Health Literacy and Numeracy" is the summary of a workshop convened by The Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy in July 2013 to discuss topics related to numeracy, including the effects of ill health on cognitive capacity, issues with communication of health information to the public, and communicating numeric information for decision making. This report includes a paper commissioned by the Roundtable, "Numeracy and the Affordable Care Act: Opportunities and Challenges," that discusses research findings about people's numeracy skill levels; the kinds of numeracy skills that are needed to select a health plan, choose treatments, and understand medication instructions; and how providers should communicate with those with low numeracy skills. The paper was featured in the workshop and served as the basis of discussion.

Health Literacy, eHealth, and Communication: Putting the Consumer First - Workshop Summary

by Institute of Medicine

There is great enthusiasm over the use of emerging interactive health information technologies-often referred to as eHealth-and the potential these technologies have to improve the quality, capacity, and efficiency of the health care system. However, many doctors, advocacy groups, policy makers and consumers are concerned that electronic health systems might help individuals and communities with greater resources while leaving behind those with limited access to technology. In order to address this problem, the Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on Health Literacy held a workshop to explore the current status of communication technology, the challenges for its use in populations with low health literacy, and the strategies for increasing the benefit of these technologies for populations with low health literacy. The summary of the workshop, "Health Literacy, eHealth, and Communication: Putting the Consumer First," includes participants' comments on these issues.

Health: Making Life Choices

by Frances Sizer Webb Linda Kelly Debruyne

Making Life Choices is What Good Health is All About! Health: Making Life Choicesgives students the important decision-making skills and information they need to promote their own good health. It teaches the self-responsibility and skills needed to allow students to make wise lifestyle choices--the key to living a long and happy life. Topics include: Family Life, Dealing with Conflicts, Alternative Therapies, The Environment and Your Health, Teenagers and Violence, and Refusal Skills.

Health Now

by Linda B. White

Intended for the college-level Personal Health course. Health Now: An Integrative Approach to Personal Health by Linda B. White, M.D. covers the concepts you expect but adds a few important innovations that will capture students' attention and help you deliver the most current content. White pays far more than lip service to the rise of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

Health of Antarctic Wildlife

by Martin Riddle Knowles R. Kerry

This book provides a broad assessment of the health of Antarctica's and seals. It is set against the background of available scientific and environmental information and the political and administrative processes in place. 17 chapters are presented in two parts: "Wildlife Disease" consists of reviews, case studies and health assessments. "External Factors" covers the environmental, administrative and legal aspects. The term health is used in its widest sense to encompass the normal state and those factors which detract from it including both infectious and non-infectious causes. A must for veterinary and biological scientists, policy makers and administrators whose job it is to protect Antarctica's wildlife against the introduction or spread of diseases by human activities.

Health: Prentice Hall Health Human Sexuality Supplement

by B. E. Pruitt John P. Allegrante Deborah Prothrow-Stith

As a teen, you are growing--physically, emotionally, mentally, socially, and creatively. And you are becoming more aware of your sexuality--everything about you that relates to, reflects, or expresses maleness or femaleness.

Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality

by Ann C. Greiner Elisa Knebel

The Institute of Medicine study Crossing the Quality Chasm (2001) recommended that an interdisciplinary summit be held to further reform of health professions education in order to enhance quality and patient safety. Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality is the follow up to that summit, held in June 2002, where 150 participants across disciplines and occupations developed ideas about how to integrate a core set of competencies into health professions education. These core competencies include patient-centered care, interdisciplinary teams, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics. This book recommends a mix of approaches to health education improvement, including those related to oversight processes, the training environment, research, public reporting, and leadership. Educators, administrators, and health professionals can use this book to help achieve an approach to education that better prepares clinicians to meet both the needs of patients and the requirements of a changing health care system.

Health Promotion

by Jackie Green Keith Tones

`This book makes an important contribution to the growing literature in the health promotion arena, with its comprehensive coverage of contemporary philosophical, research and practice issues. The healthy public policy chapter provides the best treatment of this topic I have read' - Professor Maurice B Mittelmark, University of Bergen, Norway and President of the International Union of Health Promotion and Education `This book advances a fresh proposition, rather than rehashing the standard theories that we have read endless times... it sets out a "New Health Education", which has shaken off its victim blaming shackles, and focus on individual behaviour, to truly complement the aims of health promotion' - National Oral Health Promotion Group Journal `Keith Tones has, over the years, provided a solid theoretical framework for health promotion, with successive texts on the subject. This latest publication continues the trend, with a systematic layout and thorough review of health promotion issues... The text has a wide appeal to a wider audience, ranging from public health practitioners and health promotion specialists, to health and social care students at postgraduate level' - RCN Research Headlines 'Whether you area student exploring health promotion for the first time, or an experienced practitioner developing your knowledge, this text will provide you with a clear and comprehensive resource... this is not a heavy tome full of complex language; rather it is a very articulate examination of a wide range of aspects of health promotion, presented in a clear and easily understood way' - Journal of Community Nursing Health Promotion is written for all professionals who strive to improve the health of others. Beginning with a critical appraisal of the concept itself, the book outlines new models for defining `health promotion' and sets out the factors involved in planning health promotion programmes that work. The authors describe detailed strategies for action and show how these can be applied within a range of contexts and settings. In an attempt to bridge the gap that persists between ideological perspectives and practical implementations, they delve beyond the rhetoric of empowerment and show how it can be incorporated into practice. Focusing particularly on the synergistic relationship between policy and education, the book re-appraises the notion of health education - an idea which has become marginalised in recent years- and shows the fundamental importance of education in creating individual choice and generating effective advocacy for social change. The question of `evidence' is central to the text and the book concludes by examining methods of evaluation and the role it plays in creating more effective health promotion programmes.

Health Promotion

by Professor Keith Tones James Woodall Ruth Cross Professor Jackie Green

The definitive text on health promotion, this book covers both the knowledge-base and the process of planning, implementing and evaluating successful health promotion programmes. This new edition features a companion website developed with an international team of contributors to support teaching and enhance learning. The website provides: · 14 new and original international case studies of health promotion in action · Example discussion questions to encourage critical reflection in seminars and assessments · Free SAGE journal articles which support evidence-based learning. Recent developments are covered throughout this third edition on topics such as asset-based approaches, mental health promotion and the use of social media in promoting health.

Health Promotion and Public Health for Nursing Students

by Dina Coutsaftiki Daryl Evans C. Patricia Fathers

The health service is changing to emphasise the need for public involvement and empowerment in their own health. Student nurses need preparation for practice which brings health promotion into the forefront of nursing care. Written in clear language and in a simple to use format, this book provides a practical guide to what health promotion is and how it interacts with public health. It focuses on the real world and explains carefully how health promotion can be implemented in straightforward terms, while drawing on the main theories, models and evidence that inform practice. The book covers the essential topics like lifestyle changes, health screening and teaching patients enabling students to become health promoting nurses of the future. Key features Case studies and scenarios makes theory easy to apply to nursing practice Plenty of activities help build critical thinking and independent learning skills Applicable to the whole pre-registration nursing programme, all levels and fields including child and adolescent perspectives and health promotion for mental health

Health Promotion Evaluation Practices in the Americas

by David V. Mcqueen Louise Potvin

More and more, health promotion is a crucial component of public health, to the extent that public health interventions are called on to prove their effectiveness and appraised for scientific validity, a practice many in the field consider self-defeating. Health Promotion Evaluation Practices in the Americas cogently demonstrates that scientific rigor and the goals of health promotion are less in conflict than commonly thought, synthesizing multiple traditions from countries throughout North, Central, and South America (and across the developed-to-developing-world continuum) for a volume that is both diverse in scope and unified in purpose. The book's examples--representing robust theoretical and practical literatures as well as initiatives from Rio de Janeiro to American Indian communities--explain why health promotion evaluation projects require different guidelines from mainstream evaluative work. The editors identify core humanitarian principles associated with health promotion (participation, empowerment, equity, sustainability, intersectoral action, multistrategy, and contextualism), while chapters highlight challenges that must be mastered to keep these principles and scientific objectives in sync, including: (1) Building health promotion values into evaluation research projects. (2) Expanding the use of evaluation in health promotion. (3) Developing meaningful evaluation questions. (4) Distinguishing between community-based participation research and evaluation-based participation. (5) Evaluating specifically for equity. (6) Designing initiatives to foster lasting social change. The applied knowledge in Health Promotion Evaluation Practices in the Americas: Values and Research can bring the goals of intervention into sharper focus for practitioners, evaluators, and decision-makers and facilitate communication on all sides--necessary steps to progress from study findings to real-world action.

Health Promotion Programs

by Carl I. Fertman Diane D. Allensworth Society for Public Health Education

Health Promotion Programs introduces the theory of health promotion and presents an overview of current best practices from a wide variety of settings that include schools, health care organizations, workplace, and community. The 43 contributors to Health Promotion Programs focus on students and professionals interested in planning, implementing, and evaluating programs that promote health equity. In addition to the focus on best practices, each chapter contains information on: Identifying health promotion programs Eliminating health disparities Defining and applying health promotion theories and models Assessing the needs of program participants Creating and supporting evidence-based programs Implementing health promotion programs: Tools, program staff, and budgets Advocacy Communicating health information effectively Developing and increasing program funding Evaluating, improving, and sustaining health promotion programs Health promotion challenges and opportunities Health promotion resources and career links "The authors have clearly connected the dots among planning, theory, evaluation, health disparity, and advocacy, and have created a user-friendly toolbox for health promotion empowerment."-Ronald L. Braithwaite, PhD, professor, Morehouse School of Medicine, Departments of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Family Medicine, and Psychiatry "The most comprehensive program planning text to date, this book examines all facets of planning and implementation across four key work environments where health educators function."-Mal Goldsmith, PhD, CHES, professor and coordinator of Health Education, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville"Health Promotion Programs . . . . explores the thinking of some of our field's leaders and confirms its well-deserved place in the field and in our personal collections."-Susan M. Radius, PhD, CHES, professor and program director, Health Science Department, Towson University

Health Promotion Programs: From Theory to Practice

by Carl I. Fertman Diane D. Allensworth Society for Public Health Education Staff

Health Promotion Programs introduces the theory of health promotion and presents an overview of current best practices from a wide variety of settings that include schools, health care organizations, workplace, and community. The 43 contributors to Health Promotion Programs focus on students and professionals interested in planning, implementing, and evaluating programs that promote health equity. In addition to the focus on best practices, each chapter contains information on: Identifying health promotion programs Eliminating health disparities Defining and applying health promotion theories and models Assessing the needs of program participants Creating and supporting evidence-based programs Implementing health promotion programs: Tools, program staff, and budgets Advocacy Communicating health information effectively Developing and increasing program funding Evaluating, improving, and sustaining health promotion programs Health promotion challenges and opportunities Health promotion resources and career links "The authors have clearly connected the dots among planning, theory, evaluation, health disparity, and advocacy, and have created a user-friendly toolbox for health promotion empowerment. "-Ronald L. Braithwaite, PhD, professor, Morehouse School of Medicine, Departments of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Family Medicine, and Psychiatry "The most comprehensive program planning text to date, this book examines all facets of planning and implementation across four key work environments where health educators function. "-Mal Goldsmith, PhD, CHES, professor and coordinator of Health Education, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville "Health Promotion Programs . . . . explores the thinking of some of our field's leaders and confirms its well-deserved place in the field and in our personal collections. "-Susan M. Radius, PhD, CHES, professor and program director, Health Science Department, Towson University

Health Psychology

by Michael Murray David F. Marks Brian Evans Emee Vida Estacio

This book provides an introduction to key theoretical and methodological issues in developing a critical health psychology. It considers alternatives to the positivist assumptions underlying traditional health psychology, and proposes a reconstructed discipline that on the one hand delves into the experience of health and illness, and on the other engages with the social and political aspects of the subject. Containing carefully edited contributions from key thinkers in the field, it provides a coherent critique of mainstream health psychology.

Health Psychology, Eighth Edition (International Edition 2012)

by Shelley E. Taylor

The book highlights health issues that face the college student and his or her family through both accessible research examples and profiles of interventions such as coping with stress, maintaining physical health, and making decisions about alcohol and smoking. This edition contains clear descriptions of current research into the prevention, treatment, and causes (social, genetic, and biological) of specific health related disorders.

Health: The Reader's Digest Version

by Editors of Reader's Digest

It takes 11 years of study to become a doctor-a fact that makes good health sound awfully complicated. But it shouldn't be! You just need someone to help sort through all the conflicting voices and studies to find the truly great nuggets of wisdom and advice. We've done just that! In Health... The Reader's Digest Version veteran health journalist and book author Joe Kita and the editors of Reader's Digest magazine distill the best knowledge about health into simple advice you can start using right now. Whether it's sleeping better, picking a doctor, losing weight, lowering cholesterol, or finding more energy come 8:00 in the evening, here are the proven, simple ways to achieve your goals. Discover specific ways to: Live to be 100 Hang on to your hair Lower stress by 75 percent Get rid of a cold Avoid food-borne illness Prevent diabetes Outsmart a restaurant menu Heal yourself with mind power Assess alternative therapies End back pain forever

Health Services for Cancer Survivors

by Michael Feuerstein Patricia A. Ganz

Health has been conceptualized by world and national health organizations (WHO, CDC, Healthy People 2010) as more than the absence of disease. It involves a focus on physical, psychosocial, and functional aspects of life as well as the prevention of future illnesses. At this point in the development of quality health care for cancer survivors, there is sufficient knowledge and expert opinion to push efforts forward to improve the health of cancer survivors. Clearly there is more research in the most prevalent forms of cancers (e.g., breast cancer) than others that provide us with guidance on how to optimize their health, but there are data on other forms of cancers that can also better inform practice. There may also be general care practices that can cut across cancer types. There has been an emergence of epidemiological and clinical research in cancer survivors that can form the basis for a revolution in the quality and nature of health care that survivors receive. This book not only provides the reader with diverse perspectives and data but also integrates this information so it can serve as the foundation necessary to improve and maintain the health of cancer survivors. Reporting of symptoms to health care providers is a complex, multi-determined problem influenced not only by the pathophysiology but also, as we have learned over the years through pain research, by societal, cultural, and biobehavioral factors. This book will consider this important aspect of follow-up for millions of cancer survivors because of the strong reliance on symptom reporting for clinical decision making. In order for us to generate meaningful and effective treatment, we need to better understand the symptom experience in cancer survivors. This book provides much information that will assist us to better understand and manage this complicated end point. The presenting problems need to be articulated and "conceptualized" as clearly as possible by both parties so appropriate actions can be taken. Since health care costs are a major concern for patients, payers, and providers, this area will also be addressed in all the relevant sections. In taking an interdisciplinary perspective, this book illustrates the importance of a team approach to the improvement of health care and associated health, well-being, and functioning in cancer survivors. The 17 chapters cover critical topics of which physicians and providers of all types must be aware in order to provide the most comprehensive and responsive care for cancer survivors. All of the clinical care chapters include case studies to illustrate the real-world application of these approaches in cancer survivors. Information about sources of referral both within and outside the traditional health care communities will be provided in tabular form. There is no other text that provides both an overview of the problems and their challenges, case illustrations of direct application, and the reality of reimbursement for such care. The editors hope that there may be no need for the clinician or the survivor to adapt to a "new normal" if the presenting problems are understood and handled from an interdisciplinary perspective as outlined here.

Health Systems in Transition

by Gregory Marchildon

The health care system in Canada is much-discussed in the international sphere, but often overlooked when it comes to its highly decentralized administration and regulation. Health Systems in Transition: Canada provides an objective description and analysis of the public, private, and mixed components that make up health care in Canada today including the federal, provincial, intergovernmental and regional dynamics within the public system. Gregory P. Marchildon's study offers a statistical and visual description of the many facets of Canadian health care financing, administration, and service delivery, along with relevant comparisons to five other countries' systems.This second edition includes a major update on health data and institutions, a new appendix of federal laws concerning select provincial and territorial Medicare legislation, and, for the first time, a comprehensive and searchable index. It also provides a more complete assessment of the Canadian health system based on financial protection, efficiency, equity, user experience, quality of care, and health outcomes.Balancing careful assessment, summary, and illustration, Health Systems in Transition: Canada is a thorough and illuminating look at one of the nation's most complex public policies and associated institutions.

A Health Unto His Majesty (Stuart Saga #2)

by Jean Plaidy

17th century London: King Charles Stuart is seen through the eyes of his shy wife and his sensual mistress, Lady Castlemaine.

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