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Understanding Healthcare Economics : Managing Your Career in an Evolving Healthcare System, Second Edition

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Nov 252018
 

Healthcare economics is a topic of increasing importance due to the substantial changes that are expected to radically alter the way Americans obtain and finance healthcare. Understanding Healthcare Economics, 2nd Edition provides an evidence-based framework to help practitioners comprehend the changes already underway in our nation’s healthcare system. It presents important economic facts and explains the economic concepts needed to understand the implications of these facts. It also summarizes the results of recent empirical studies on access, cost, and quality problems in today’s healthcare system.

The material is presented in two sections. Section 1 focuses on the healthcare access, cost and quality issues that create pressures for change in health policy. The first edition was completed just as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was debated and passed. This new edition updates the information about access, cost, and quality issues. It also discusses the pressure for change that led to the passage of the PPACA, evidence that shaped the construction of the act, evidence on the impacts of the PPACA, and evidence on the pressures for future changes.

Section 2 focuses on changes that are underway including: changes in the Medicare payment system; new types of healthcare delivery organizations such as ACOs and patient-centered medical homes. It also discusses the current efforts to help patients build health such as wellness programs and disease management programs. And finally, health information technology will be discussed.

The new edition will maintain the current structure; however each chapter will be updated to discuss post-PPACA evidence on each type of type. In addition to the updates previously mentioned, the authors will present a series of data explorations to several chapters. Most of the new data explorations present summarized statistical information based on de-identified data from one hospital electronic data system. These data explorations serve two purposes. First, they illustrate the impacts of the pressures for change – and some of the changes – on healthcare providers. For example, the data illustrates the financial impact of pre-PPACA uncompensated care. Second, explanation of the data will require explanations of standard coding systems that are used nationwide (DRGs, CPT, ICD) codes. Other data explorations provide detail about other sources of data useful for health policy analysis, and for healthcare providers and insurers.

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The Heart of the Brain : The Hypothalamus and Its Hormones

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Nov 252018
 

How hormonal signals in one small structure of the brain—the hypothalamus—govern our physiology and behavior.

As human beings, we prefer to think of ourselves as reasonable. But how much of what we do is really governed by reason? In this book, Gareth Leng considers the extent to which one small structure of the neuroendocrine brain—the hypothalamus—influences what we do, how we love, and who we are.

The hypothalamus contains a large variety of neurons. These communicate not only through neurotransmitters, but also through peptide signals that act as hormones within the brain. While neurotransmitter signals tend to be ephemeral and confined by anatomical connectivity, the hormone signals that hypothalamic neurons generate are potent, wide-reaching, and long-lasting. Leng explores the evolutionary origins of these remarkable neurons, and where the receptors for their hormone signals are found in the brain. By asking how the hypothalamic neurons and their receptors are regulated, he explores how the hypothalamus links our passions with our reason. The Heart of the Brain shows in an accessible way how this very small structure is very much at the heart of what makes us human.

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Epidemiological Studies of Specified Rare and Intractable Disease

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Nov 252018
 

This book presents research findings from epidemiological studies investigating chronic and intractable diseases with unidentifiable causes from a clinical perspective. Each chapter provides the latest findings on specific diseases, including procedures for their study, insights into their causes, risk factors and preventive factors providing a foundation for new ideas and further development as well as establishing treatment procedures. Epidemiological Studies of Specified Rare and Intractable Disease(Nanbyo in Japanese) is a valuable resource for both new and established researchers as well as students who are seeking information on public health and on environmental and clinical epidemiology.
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Strengths-Based Nursing Care: Health And Healing For Person And Family

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Nov 242018
 

Awarded first place in the 2013 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Nursing Education/Continuing Education category

This is the first book to provide an in-depth exploration of strengths-based nursing care. It includes personal stories from practicing nurses and expert consultants using SBC, which enhances interest and credibility. It is filled with exercises and examples to help educators or nurses include SBC in their practice. As Dr. Benner states, the book is ‘accessible and easy to read but requires much personal and professional reflection.'” Score: 98, 5 Stars.–Doody’s Medical Reviews

[This book] is refreshing and timely. In 10 clearly written chapters, Dr. Gottlieb presents the theoretical foundations for strengths-based nursing care (SBNC), and provides practice-oriented examples and strategies for the integration of a human values-based approach that honors and supports transformative professional nursing.”–Nursing Forum

I enthusiastically recommend this book for every introduction to nursing course, and equally for graduate nurses in Advanced Nursing Practice Master’s programs and nurses currently engaged in practice. This book is one of those rare treats that put into words what expert nurses come to know and experience over time in their best practice. By giving clarity, insight and rigor to a central, but poorly understood value and wisdom embedded in the best of nursing practice, Dr. Laurie Gottlieb has given back to nursing a stronger, clearer self-understanding and social grasp of the best that nursing has to offer–Strengths Based Care can inform all diagnoses, health care design, and implementation.

From the Foreword by Patricia Benner, RN, PhD, FAAN
Professor Emeritus
University of California, San Francisco

“Laurie Gottlieb has her eye on the future of health care and what is now required for new directions, new paradigms, new thinking, to re-pattern our current outdated medical, illness- focused, problem-directed orientation, if not fixation. Strengths-based nursing is refreshingly liberating; it is focused on what is needed to sustain health and life itself. It is the necessary shift needed to redirect treatment and caring models from disease to health. It brings to the foreground strengths and positive options, and what is right, for our own daily living and health, versus what is wrong. This revolutionary work offers a breath of life into dominant medically oriented care models and liberates the human spirit of both nurses and those we serve. ”

Jean Watson, PhD, RN,AHN-BC, FAAN
Distinguished Professor Emerita and Dean Emerita
University of Colorado Denver, College of Nursing
Founder/Director: Watson Caring Science Institute

This book is the highlight of the decade for me. I am comfortable in saying that this is one of the most important transformational books on nursing since Florence Nightingale’s seminal book, Notes on Nursing…Dr. Laurie Gottlieb presents in great detail the tools, skills, and competencies that can empower all nurses to have an impact on their clients, patients, families, and communities. I hope that this book will become the Notes On Nursing of the 21st century. It has the power to transform nursing practice and with it, to transform the delivery of health care and the health care system. I also hope this book becomes the permanent companion of all nurses –for those who are on the journey to becoming nurses and for those who care for patients all over the world. This book will provide nurses with the inspiration and guidance to care for clients and patients in the most sensitive and respectful ways.

Judith Shamian, RN, PhD, LLD (Hon), DSc, (Hon), FAAN
President, International Council of Nurses (ICN)
CEO Emeritus, Victorian Order of Nurses (VON)
Past-President, Canadian Nurses Association (2010-2012)

Strengths-Based Nursing Care is a phenomenal book! Dr. Gottlieb has developed an approach to nursing that I believe holds a key in revolutionizing not only the discipline of nursing, but all of health care. She draws on the best traditions of nursing – the strengths of nursing itself that have endured for ages. As Dr. Gottlieb explains, nursing’s deepest values have been derailed with the emergence of the “technocratic era.” In this era, a deficit model prevails that emphasizes problems. Dr. Gottlieb proposes that we can and must turn our focus on strengths, and bring together four elements of strengths-based nursing: person-centered care, health promotion, collaborative partnerships and empowerment. I highly recommend this book for all nurses, and encourage all nursing faculty everywhere to embrace this book as a basic text.

Peggy L. Chinn, RN, PhD, FAAN
Professor Emerita
University of Connecticut

In the hallowed tradition of Florence Nightingale, who argued that nursing’s mandate was ‘to put the patient in the best condition for nature to act upon him’, Gottlieb has captured the best within the philosophical core of nursing theorizing and modernized it for today’s nurse. In Strengths-Based Nursing, she deconstructs the fine details of everyday nursing thinking and action, guiding the development of a thoroughly moral, optimistic and practical clinical wisdom within the practitioner across the spectrum of health and illness. Capturing our attention with examples and exemplars, she takes us on an engaging and highly reflexive journey through how the health care world looks from a genuinely nursing angle of vision. In an era of renewed interest in authentic patient engagement, Gottlieb’s text will be an outstanding toolkit with which to support and develop the profession.

Sally Thorne, RN, PHD, FAAN, FCAHS
Professor
University of British Columbia

Laurie Gottlieb is an exemplary scholar who has produced a unique volume, which blends the accumulated wisdom of several decades’ immersion in nursing with expert clinical testimony into a new synthesis known as the strengths based model of nursing. The book will appeal to students and seasoned clinicians keen to expand and deepen their knowledge in their quest to unravel the enigma of expertise.

Anne Marie Rafferty, CBE, BSc, MPhil, DPhil (Oxon), RGN, DN, FRCN, FKC, FAAN
Professor
King’s College London

Strengths-Based Care is an important and timely contribution to relational nursing education and practice. I would highly recommend this book to nursing students and practising nurses at various levels within the education and healthcare systems.” –Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership

Highly recommended.” –Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries

This is the first book that sets out the foundations of Strengths-Based Nursing Care (SBC) as an approach to practice to promote health and facilitate healing for persons and families. It is also the first practical guide for nurses on how to incorporate the knowledge, skills, and tools of SBC into everyday practice. The text builds on and further develops concepts in a model developed by the prestigious McGill University Nursing Program. SBC signifies a paradigm shift in nursing care from a model based on problems, deficits, and pathology to an approach to care that focuses on individual, family, and community strengths as a cornerstone of effective nursing care. The testimony of 46 nurses demonstrates how SBC can be effectively used in multiple settings across the lifespan.

The book develops the theoretical foundations underlying SBC, promotes the acquisition of fundamental skills needed for SBC practice, and offers specific strategies, techniques, and tools for identifying strengths and harnessing them to facilitate healing and health. According to the SBC model, the text describes how one becomes a nurse through retraining the senses, developing observation skills, and reforming interpersonal and communication skills for clinical judgment and decision-making. The text includes an instructor’s guide. Author Laurie Gottlieb has been the recipient of the prestigious Centennial Award of the Canadian Nurses Association, the only award to recognize the 100 most influential nurses in Canada.

Key Features:

Provides the first complete, foundational, and practical textbook on Strength-Based Nursing Care
Teaches how to identify, engage, and nurture existing and new strengths to enhance health and healing
Integrates testimony and clinical insights from 46 nurses using SBC in clinical practice
Emphasizes clinical and critical inquiry, clinical grasp and judgment, decision-making, and evidence-based practice

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Smeltzer and Bare’s Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing (Volumes 1 and 2), 4 edition

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Nov 242018
 

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Interventional Radiology in Pain Treatment

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Nov 242018
 

Disease is often accompanied by pain. This book describes the techniques elaborated by interventional radiologists in the treatment and palliation of a variety of benign and malignant painful conditions. Each chapter concentrates on a particular aspect of pain management, with emphasis on practical issues. This book will serve as an invaluable source of information for the radiologist willing to learn about new pain therapy techniques aimed at optimizing or replacing more invasive traditional methods.

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The power of neuroplasticity for pastoral and spiritual care

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Nov 242018
 

Studies in neuroscience demonstrate that a focus on mindfulness meditation and contemplative spiritual practice has the capacity to increase our non-anxious awareness and significantly lower our stress. Not only is this finding of immediate importance for pastoral counselors and psychotherapists, it will even necessitate a paradigm shift in the way that pastoral and spiritual practitioners approach the general care of souls. The starting point for such a paradigm shift is an acknowledgement of the built-in negativity bias of the brain, and how certain beliefs and theological views may inadvertently reinforce the bias to the detriment of individuals and faith communities. Once necessary for human survival, the ingrained bias can often be excessive for today’s world, resulting in negatively disproportionate assessments of life events and human relationships. To balance the neural predisposition toward negativity and anxious awareness, it is necessary for pastoral and spiritual caregivers, and those in their care, to cultivate a regular contemplative-meditational practice.The Power of Neuroplasticity for Pastoral and Spiritual Care focuses on the groundbreaking finding of contemporary neuroscience—that the brain is built for change across the entire lifespan. It is designed to make the research accessible to and relevant for those engaged in the work of pastoral and spiritual care in order to help clients and congregants effect lasting and transformative changes in the mind and brain. Through the regular practice of contemplative prayer and meditation, we can literally calm the stress region of the brain in order to live less anxiously and experience more fully the peace and joy of the present moment. The introduction of mindfulness- and acceptance-based counseling approaches will provide pastoral and spiritual practitioners with an important therapeutic framework to situate their work, from which they can make more informed and effective interventions geared toward using the mind to change the brain.

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Caring for Older People in Australia: Principles for Nursing Practice, 2nd Edition

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Nov 242018
 

From a combined team of academics and practicing clinicians, Johnson’s Caring for Older People 2e is the most representative resource in the market, featuring a diverse range of ethnicities, genders and sexualities. The experiences of minority groups are featured throughout, and the chapter on sexuality in older people is the most comprehensive of any text in the field. The only aged care resource to be delivered as an interactive Wiley E-Text, Johnson’s second edition is an engaging digital resource rich in media such as videos, animations and interactives that bring cases to life.
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Ansel’s Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Drug Delivery Systems with Access Code (10th edition)

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Nov 242018
 

Succeed in your course with the most comprehensive source on pharmaceutical dosage forms and drug delivery systems available today. Reflecting the CAPE, APhA, and NAPLEX[registered] competencies, this trusted resource covers physical pharmacy, pharmacy practice, pharmaceutics, compounding, and dosage forms and the clinical application of the various dosing forms in patient care. The 10th edition features a dynamic new full color design, new coverage of prescription flavoring, and additional coverage of expiration dates. You can see pharmaceutical concepts in action through the two case studies (one pharmaceutical and one clinical) in each dosing forms chapter. Practice applying material using the group and individual activities in Applying the Principles and Concepts sections in every chapter. Master important underlying pharmaceutical principles through Physical Pharmacy Capsules. Extend your learning beyond the book with the online glossary and the online quiz bank that features 300 NAPLEX-style questions. Focus on what’s important with Chapter Objectives that highlight key material you need to master.
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Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice (3rd Edition)

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Nov 242018
 

Established in its first two editions as the standard advanced pharmacotherapeutics text for nurse practitioners, students, and physician assistants this completely revised and updated new edition offers guidelines on prescribing drugs for over 50 common diseases and disorders. Organized by disorder rather than drug class this new edition includes algorithms and case studies that illustrate critical thinking aspects of prescribing, such as drug selection, lifespan considerations, therapeutic drug monitoring, adverse reactions, unexpected outcomes, and when to change therapy.
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