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Care Homes The One-Stop Guide: When, Why and How to Choose a Care Home

Care Homes The One-Stop Guide: When, Why and How to Choose a Care Home

Author: June Andrews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2020

Choosing a care home is one of the more emotional and expensive decisions that anyone ever has to make. You may be unprepared, inexperienced, under time pressure and in an emotional whirlwind. This book is designed to cut through this noise and offer clear, practical advice for anyone who has to make this crucial decision. Professor June Andrews looks at everything that you need to know, from first deciding whether care is needed for someone, to choosing a care home, to what happens next. She offers honest and sensible information about costs, quality of care and accommodation, and examines the finer details of what you might consider, such as food, decor, medical services and religious arrangements. A good care home is a reward for a life well spent, and providing that care is a joy for the people who do it well. Avoiding the pitfalls, and finding the right place is the first step.

Jonas' Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System

Jonas' Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System

Author: Raymond L. Goldsteen, Karen Goldsteen, Benjamin Goldsteen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2020

This revised ninth edition of the best-selling introductory text to the U.S. health care system is fully updated to reflect changes to health care services, delivery, and financing resulting from new policies affecting the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Valued for its concise and balanced survey of the U.S. health care system, this book describes how the American health care system currently functions, the major factors that led to its present day structure, and a forecasting of how the industry is likely to change over the course of the next few years. This practical text highlights an array of influences shaping the future of health care, such as the use of big data and analytics, new policies and trends tied to pharmaceuticals and medical devices, and innovations to mental health and substance abuse. With an emphasis on policy development, the authors underscore the fluidity of the system and examine the debates and conflicts that have shaped health care changes and influenced American values and belief systems.This accessible text defines the most essential elements of the health care system, including its components, organization, services, and financing. An ideal text for undergraduate courses, graduate survey courses, and courses introducing the subject to medical students, it describes the ongoing evolution of the system, taking into consideration future directions given proposed changes to the ACA and other health laws by Congress, the Trump Administration and the political landscape in general Organized to facilitate an understanding of concepts at work, Jonas' Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System equips public health and health administration students as well as medical, nursing and allied health professionals with a deeper understanding of the field in which they will practice, so they can position themselves to navigate upcoming changes that affect healthcare quality, value, and access. New to the 9th Edition: Updated to address changes to health care services, delivery, and financing in United States An expanded section on future trends in health care A full description of the health care reform politics under the Obama and Trump administrations and those being promoted in political campaigns New chapter on medicines, devices, and health care technology Increased coverage of mental health and substance abuse, long-term care and other institutionalized populations

Narrative Matters Writing to Change the Health Care System

Narrative Matters Writing to Change the Health Care System

Author: Abraham Verghese Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2020

Health care decision making affects patients and families first and foremost, yet their perspectives are not always factored into health policy deliberations and discussions. In this anthology, Jessica Bylander brings together the personal stories of the patients, physicians, caregivers, policy makers, and others whose writings add much-needed human context to health care decision making. Drawn from the popular Narrative Matters column in the leading health policy journal Health Affairs, this collection features essays by some of the leading minds in health care today, including Pulitzer Prize-winner Siddhartha Mukherjee, MacArthur fellow Diane Meier, former Planned Parenthood president Leana S. Wen, and former secretary of health and human services Louis W. Sullivan. The collection also presents important stories from lesser-known voices, including a transgender doctor in Oklahoma who calls for better treatment of trans patients and a palliative care physician who reflects on how perspectives on hastening death have changed in recent years. A foreword written by National Humanities Medal recipient Abraham Verghese, MD, further rounds out the book. The collection of thirty-two essays is organized around several themes: * the practice of medicine * medical innovation and research* patient-centered care* the doctor-patient relationship* disparities and discrimination* aging and end-of-life care* maternity and childbirth* opioids and substance abuse Contributors: Louise Aronson, Laura Arrowsmith, Cheryl Bettigole, Cindy Brach, Gary Epstein-Lubow, Jonathan Friedlaender, Patricia Gabow, Katti Gray, Yasmin Sokkar Harker, Timothy Hoff, Carla Keirns, Raya Elfadel Kheirbek, Katy B. Kozhimannil, Pooja Lagisetty, Maria Maldonado, Maureen A. Mavrinac, Diane E. Meier, Dina Keller Moss, Siddhartha Mukherjee, Donna Jackson Nakazawa, Travis N. Rieder, Aroonsiri Sangarlangkarn, Elaine Schattner, Janice Lynch Schuster, Myrick C. Shinall, Gayathri Subramanian, Louis W. Sullivan, Gautham K. Suresh, Abraham Verghese, Otis Warren, Leana S. Wen, Charlotte Yeh

Narrative Matters Writing to Change the Health Care System

Narrative Matters Writing to Change the Health Care System

Author: Abraham Verghese Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/04/2020

Health care decision making affects patients and families first and foremost, yet their perspectives are not always factored into health policy deliberations and discussions. In this anthology, Jessica Bylander brings together the personal stories of the patients, physicians, caregivers, policy makers, and others whose writings add much-needed human context to health care decision making. Drawn from the popular Narrative Matters column in the leading health policy journal Health Affairs, this collection features essays by some of the leading minds in health care today, including Pulitzer Prize-winner Siddhartha Mukherjee, MacArthur fellow Diane Meier, former Planned Parenthood president Leana S. Wen, and former secretary of health and human services Louis W. Sullivan. The collection also presents important stories from lesser-known voices, including a transgender doctor in Oklahoma who calls for better treatment of trans patients and a palliative care physician who reflects on how perspectives on hastening death have changed in recent years. A foreword written by National Humanities Medal recipient Abraham Verghese, MD, further rounds out the book. The collection of thirty-two essays is organized around several themes: * the practice of medicine * medical innovation and research* patient-centered care* the doctor-patient relationship* disparities and discrimination* aging and end-of-life care* maternity and childbirth* opioids and substance abuse Contributors: Louise Aronson, Laura Arrowsmith, Cheryl Bettigole, Cindy Brach, Gary Epstein-Lubow, Jonathan Friedlaender, Patricia Gabow, Katti Gray, Yasmin Sokkar Harker, Timothy Hoff, Carla Keirns, Raya Elfadel Kheirbek, Katy B. Kozhimannil, Pooja Lagisetty, Maria Maldonado, Maureen A. Mavrinac, Diane E. Meier, Dina Keller Moss, Siddhartha Mukherjee, Donna Jackson Nakazawa, Travis N. Rieder, Aroonsiri Sangarlangkarn, Elaine Schattner, Janice Lynch Schuster, Myrick C. Shinall, Gayathri Subramanian, Louis W. Sullivan, Gautham K. Suresh, Abraham Verghese, Otis Warren, Leana S. Wen, Charlotte Yeh

TIME'S NOW for Women Healthcare Leaders A Guide for the Journey

TIME'S NOW for Women Healthcare Leaders A Guide for the Journey

Author: Patricia A. (University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Denver, USA) Gabow Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/04/2020

The healthcare workforce now represents I out of 7 employees in the US healthcare workforce. Women now comprise most of the healthcare trainees and workforce, but they often hit a glass ceiling. For example, 84% of frontline hospital employees are women, but only 43% are executive, only 11% are CEOs and there is not a single CEO of a Fortune 500 healthcare company. Moreover, while 51% of the medical students are women, only about 16% of the Department Chairs and Deans are women. Clearly, women are facing barriers to achieving their potential and limiting their ability to help solve the issues facing healthcare. As is demonstrated by the readership of Lean In, women are seeking guidance and direction in achieving leadership roles. However, women in healthcare, particularly those in the healthcare professions, want focused advice from women who have walked the walk. This book would be unique as it will be written by two women who have attained the highest leadership level by different routes, Dr. Gabow via the medical profession and Ms. Marks via the administrative route. This adds breath, robustness and applicability to the book. This is a practical how to book that will help women in healthcare to envision their ability to contribute, to aspire to leadership positions in healthcare organizations, health plans, physician groups and to help them achieve that goal. The authors see this as not only as a help to women, but also as a help to healthcare by increasing the leadership talent pool and thus, facilitating the nation's the ability to address the myriad of problems facing healthcare.

Tutorial for Outline of the Healthy China 2030 Plan

Tutorial for Outline of the Healthy China 2030 Plan

Author: Bin Li Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/04/2020

Healthy China 2030 is a national strategy for improving the health of the population and coordinating health and socio-economic development, and a major means for the country to participate in global health governance and meet targets set in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This outline of the plan will be a blueprint and an action plan for facilitating the development of Healthy China. This tutorial book is a guide for Outline of the Healthy China 2030 Plan released on October 25, 2016. This book is organized by 29 chapters. It uses data, background description and figures to facilitate readers to know the plan. The book Editor-in-Chief Bin Li is the Former Minister of National Health Commission of PRC, and is the Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. The book Associate Editor-in-Chief Xiaowei Ma is the Minister of National Health Commission of PRC.

Blockchain for Medical Research Accelerating Trust in Healthcare

Blockchain for Medical Research Accelerating Trust in Healthcare

Author: Sean T. Manion, Yael Bizouati-Kennedy Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2020

It takes 17 years on average to bring new medical treatments ideas into evidence-based clinical practice. The growing replicability crisis in science further delays these new miracles. Blockchain can improve science and accelerate medical research while bringing a new layer of trust to healthcare. This book is about science, its value to medicine, and how we can use blockchain to improve the quality and impact of both. The book looks at science and medicine from an insider's perspective and describes the processes, successes, shortcomings and opportunities in an accessible way for a broad audience. It weaves this a non-technical look at the emerging world of blockchain technology; what it is, where it is useful, and how it can improve science and medicine. It lays out a roadmap for this application to transform how we develop knowledge about health and medicine to improve our lives. In the first part, Blockchain isn't Tech, the authors look at blockchain/distributed ledger technology along with critical trade-offs and current explorations of its utility. They give an overview of use cases for the technology across industries, including finance, manufacturing and healthcare, with interviews and insights from leaders across government, academia, and tech/health industry both big and start-up. In the second part, Science is Easy, the authors look at science as a process and how this drives advancement in medicine. They shed a light on some of science's shortcomings, including the reproducibility crisis and problems with misaligned incentives (i.e. publish or perish). They apply a breakdown of critical components to the functional steps in the scientific process and outline how the open science movement is looking to improve these, while highlighting the limit of these fixes with current technology, incentives and structure of science. In the third part, DAO of Science, the authors look at how blockchain applied to open science can impact medical research. They examine how this distributed approach can provide better quality science, value-based research and faster medical miracles. Finally, they provide a vision of the future of distributed medical research and give a roadmap of steps to get there.

Blockchain for Medical Research Accelerating Trust in Healthcare

Blockchain for Medical Research Accelerating Trust in Healthcare

Author: Sean T. Manion, Yael Bizouati-Kennedy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2020

It takes 17 years on average to bring new medical treatments ideas into evidence-based clinical practice. The growing replicability crisis in science further delays these new miracles. Blockchain can improve science and accelerate medical research while bringing a new layer of trust to healthcare. This book is about science, its value to medicine, and how we can use blockchain to improve the quality and impact of both. The book looks at science and medicine from an insider's perspective and describes the processes, successes, shortcomings and opportunities in an accessible way for a broad audience. It weaves this a non-technical look at the emerging world of blockchain technology; what it is, where it is useful, and how it can improve science and medicine. It lays out a roadmap for this application to transform how we develop knowledge about health and medicine to improve our lives. In the first part, Blockchain isn't Tech, the authors look at blockchain/distributed ledger technology along with critical trade-offs and current explorations of its utility. They give an overview of use cases for the technology across industries, including finance, manufacturing and healthcare, with interviews and insights from leaders across government, academia, and tech/health industry both big and start-up. In the second part, Science is Easy, the authors look at science as a process and how this drives advancement in medicine. They shed a light on some of science's shortcomings, including the reproducibility crisis and problems with misaligned incentives (i.e. publish or perish). They apply a breakdown of critical components to the functional steps in the scientific process and outline how the open science movement is looking to improve these, while highlighting the limit of these fixes with current technology, incentives and structure of science. In the third part, DAO of Science, the authors look at how blockchain applied to open science can impact medical research. They examine how this distributed approach can provide better quality science, value-based research and faster medical miracles. Finally, they provide a vision of the future of distributed medical research and give a roadmap of steps to get there.

Consumer Behaviour in Food and Healthy Lifestyle A Global Perspective

Consumer Behaviour in Food and Healthy Lifestyle A Global Perspective

This book is an essential resource exploring the concepts, theories and methods in consumer behaviour specifically applicable to the food and drink sector. Drawing examples from all continents, it provides you with accessible coverage and a truly global perspective of the particular characteristics of this industry. It offers clear explanations and applications of theoretical concepts, using specialised case studies and examples; features an introduction, learning objectives and summary in each chapter to hone your reading and revision; and provides you with companion online material including lecture slides, notes and self-assessment questions. This important new book is the perfect guide for students studying consumer behaviour or experience in food and drink as part of courses in agricultural or agribusiness management and economics, hospitality and tourism, business studies, food science and nutrition, or generic marketing and consumer studies.

Consumer Behaviour in Food and Healthy Lifestyle A Global Perspective

Consumer Behaviour in Food and Healthy Lifestyle A Global Perspective

This book is an essential resource exploring the concepts, theories and methods in consumer behaviour specifically applicable to the food and drink sector. Drawing examples from all continents, it provides you with accessible coverage and a truly global perspective of the particular characteristics of this industry. It offers clear explanations and applications of theoretical concepts, using specialised case studies and examples; features an introduction, learning objectives and summary in each chapter to hone your reading and revision; and provides you with companion online material including lecture slides, notes and self-assessment questions. This important new book is the perfect guide for students studying consumer behaviour or experience in food and drink as part of courses in agricultural or agribusiness management and economics, hospitality and tourism, business studies, food science and nutrition, or generic marketing and consumer studies.

Health Rights of Older People Comparative Perspectives in Southeast Asia

Health Rights of Older People Comparative Perspectives in Southeast Asia

Author: Long Thanh (National Economics University, Vietnam) Giang Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2020

The book examines the health rights of older persons who are more likely potentially to face various disadvantages in terms of healthcare access and affordability, thereby impacting on health outcomes. The point of departure in the analyses is that the health security of older persons is guaranteed only if a country approaches the health of its citizens out of moral obligation, viewing health and well-being as a right rather than an entitlement. Data from five countries in the ASEAN region are analysed with the intent of highlighting the health inequalities and barriers at the societal and individual levels, on the one hand, as well as the gaps at the health and healthcare policy and programmatic levels within each country, on the other. It is also intended that the analyses of the data from the selected countries which represent different stages of development, and thus income levels, provide a useful comparative framework for policymakers in the ASEAN region.

Health Care and Cost Containment in the European Union

Health Care and Cost Containment in the European Union

Author: Elias Mossialos Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2020

First published in 1999, this volume aims to describe and analyse the experience of cost containment in Europe over the last fifteen years in order to understand that experience and to determine, as best we can, which methods were successful and which were not. Part I provides an overview of healthcare in the European Union, an overview of recent expenditure trends. Part II complements the first, examining in detail cost containment policies in each EU Member State. The country-based chapters refer to developments up to mid-1997.