Thoughtful Health Care

Ethical Awareness and Reflective Practice

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Author: David Seedhouse

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526414511

Category: Medical

Page: 216

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Thoughtful Health Care offers a timely antidote to a climate dominated by endless rules, regulations, mission statements and codes of practice. Fixation on avoiding risk at all costs has created a checkbox culture where everyone is treated according to standardised plans. But people are complicated, and cannot be understood disconnected from the complex histories, values, and environments that shape us. Obsessive focus on ‘safety first’ has obscured this reality and drastically undervalued critical thinking and insightful practice. David Seedhouse explains how simplistic labelling, mindless targets and empty slogans have created a delusion of control and efficiency, obscuring actual patient and carer realities. Using thought-provoking examples from health care and beyond, the book advocates the restoration of thoughtfulness, creativity, and independence in health work. By reading this book, students and practitioners alike will be aided in developing their decision making and critical thinking skills, and ultimately serve those in their care better and with more honesty. The book ends with a powerful and practical toolkit that can be used thoughtfully and effectively by every open-minded health worker. Thoughtful Health Care is for any health worker committed to caring with ethical awareness and practical sensitivity.

Health Organizations

Theory, Behavior, and Development

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Author: James A. Johnson

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763750530

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 423

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This book thoroughly examines organization theory, organization behavior, and organization development in the unique context of the healthcare setting. Each section contains key chapters that address foundations, research, and new directions in these domains.

Values, Ethics and Health Care

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Author: Peter Duncan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1849204349

Category: Medical

Page: 168

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"This book encourages readers to reflect on the nature and values of health care practice through its challenging but accessible style. It will be a stimulating and thought-provoking read for anyone involved in day-to-day health care." - Professor Jane Wills, London South Bank University "[This book] offers frameworks and guidance that all health care workers will find stimulating and challenging and that all of them will benefit by considering." - Professor Linda Jones, Open University Why is thinking about values and ethics a crucial component of health care training and practice? How can we go about engaging in such thinking? Values, Ethics and Health Care responds to these essential questions. It examines key ethical frameworks and debates within the field of healthcare, locating them firmly in their social and occupational contexts. Guiding students through a range of dilemmas and difficulties encountered in health care practice with case studies and real-life examples, this lively text illustrates how to apply knowledge to professional practice and decision-making. Key features of the book: - Offers a critical and reflective understanding of health care ethics and values - Presents an interprofessional approach - Relates theory to 'everyday' ethics - Includes student-friendly features such as real-life examples, 'thinking about' points and links to further reading. The book will be essential reading for undergraduates taking modules in Values, Ethics and Professional Practice as part of health studies degree programmes. It will also be useful for postgraduates as well as practitioners in the field.

The Complementary and Alternative Medicine Information Source Book

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Author: Alan M. Rees

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1573563889

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 229

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Noted health information expert Alan Rees organizes the best of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) information resources in this new guide for librarians and patients. The book is divided into twelve sections beginning with an overview of CAM terminology, safety concerns, ongoing research and education, and the movement towards integrative medicine. "Best of" lists of books, magazines, newsletters, CD-ROMs, and professional publications are augmented with contact information for several hundred CAM associations and professional groups, an extensive section on the Internet as a source of CAM-related information, and reviews of 355 popular books on CAM.

Valuing Health

Well-Being, Freedom, and Suffering

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Author: Daniel M. Hausman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190233214

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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In Valuing Health Daniel M. Hausman provides a philosophically sophisticated overview of generic health measurement that suggests improvements in standard methods and proposes a radical alternative. He shows how to avoid relying on surveys and instead evaluate health states directly. Hausman goes on to tackle the deep problems of evaluation, offering an account of fundamental evaluation that does not presuppose the assignment of values to the properties and consequences of alternatives. After discussing the purposes of generic health measurement, Hausman defends a naturalistic concept of health and its relations to measures such as quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). In examining current health-measurement systems, Valuing Health clarifies their value commitments and the objections to relying on preference surveys to assign values to health states. Relying on an interpretation of liberal political philosophy, Hausman argues that the public value of health states should be understood in terms of the activity limits and suffering that health states impose. Hausman also addresses the moral conundrums that arise when policy-makers attempt to employ the values of health states to estimate the health benefits of alternative policies and to adopt the most cost-effective. He concludes with a general discussion of the difficulties of combining consequentialist and non-consequentialist moral considerations in policy-making.

Rethinking Reputation

How PR Trumps Marketing and Advertising in the New Media World

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Author: Fraser P. Seitel,John Doorley

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 113709222X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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Good public relations is no longer just icing-it's a strategic imperative more important to your competitive success than even advertising or marketing. This is true whether you're a century-old multibillion-dollar corporation or a penniless startup. In Rethinking Reputation, public relations guru Fraser Seitel and John Doorley, founder of the Academy for Communication Excellence and Leadership at Johnson & Johnson, examine a fascinating new set of case studies-including the BP oil spill and the launch of CitySlips-to glean the PR dos and don'ts for the new media world, covering both standard reputation maintenance and crisis management. They also show start-up companies and entrenched organizations how to use the power of word-of-mouth to jump-start business like never before. This is a wake-up call from two industry legends-for public relations professionals as well as entrepreneurs, CEOs, and anyone else tasked with representing their organization to the world. These new media lessons include: * Remember that research is cheaper, and more critical, than ever. * Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good-launch your idea before someone else does. * Don't get so excited about social media that you forget about traditional media. * In a crisis, you are never offstage. * Never lie, never whine, and never try to predict the future!

Value by Design

Developing Clinical Microsystems to Achieve Organizational Excellence

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Author: Eugene C. Nelson,Paul B. Batalden,Marjorie M. Godfrey,Joel S. Lazar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470901359

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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Value by Design is a practical guide for real-world improvement in clinical microsystems. Clinical microsystem theory, as implemented by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and health care organizations nationally and internationally, is the foundation of high-performing front line health care teams who achieve exceptional quality and value. These authors combine theory and principles to create a strategic framework and field-tested tools to assess and improve systems of care. Their approach links patients, families, health care professionals and strategic organizational goals at all levels of the organization: micro, meso and macrosystem levels to achieve the ultimate quality and value a health care system is capable of offering.

Protocols in Primary Care Geriatrics

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Author: John P. Sloan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468403885

Category: Medical

Page: 202

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Protocols in Primary Care Geriatrics aimes to improve practical clinical knowledge among physicians and oth- ers caring for elderly people. It is designed to give both quick reference to clinical problem-solving schemes and lists, as well as a lucid, readable discussion of the topics. Didactic exercises make the text interesting and provide an opportunity to improve learning. The book's value lies primarily in the combination of notebook-like material and clinical approaches, presented in brief, readable chapters with attached didactic exercises. The audience is mainly family physicians. Primary care internists and other primary specialists caring for elderly people would also be interested. Nursing homes, hospitals, and individual health care professionals other than physicians might use it as a reference.

Comprehensive health insurance legislation, including H.R. 3205, the "Health Insurance Coverage and Cost Containment Act of 1991"

hearings before the Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, first session, on H.R. 3205 ... October 8, 9, 10, 22, 23, and 24, 1991

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Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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Bevor ich jetzt gehe

Was am Ende wirklich zählt - Das Vermächtnis eines jungen Arztes

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Author: Paul Kalanithi

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641189365

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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„Dieses gehört zu der Handvoll Bücher, die für mich universell sind. Ich empfehle es wirklich jedem.“ ANN PATCHETT Was macht das eigene Leben lebenswert? Was tun, wenn die Lebensleiter keine weiteren Stufen in eine vielversprechende Zukunft bereithält? Was bedeutet es, ein Kind zu bekommen, neues Leben entstehen zu sehen, während das eigene zu Ende geht? Bewegend und mit feiner Beobachtungsgabe schildert der junge Arzt und Neurochirurg Paul Kalanithi seine Gedanken über die ganz großen Fragen.

Essentials of Health Care Finance

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Author: William O. Cleverley,James O. Cleverley,Paula H. Song

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449661238

Category: Medical

Page: 578

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Essentials of Health Care Finance stands firmly in its place as the leading textbook on healthcare finance. No other text so completely blends the best of current finance theory with the tools needed in day-to-day practice. Useful for all course levels as well as a professional reference, this text offers a comprehensive introduction to the field. The Seventh Edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect the current economic environment in the healthcare industry, with thoughtful descriptions and ‘real-world’ examples. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

To Improve Health and Health Care, Volume XVI

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Anthology

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Author: Stephen L. Isaacs,David C. Colby

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119000807

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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The RWJF's biannual update on the latest developments in U.S.health care To Improve Health and Health Care is the Robert WoodJohnson Foundation's biannual anthology, focusing on the pressinghealth and health care issues facing the country. This volumecovers some of the most important topics in public health,preventative medicine, and health services. Readers will find anin-depth look into the programs funded by the Robert Wood JohnsonFoundation, providing policy makers, practitioners, and interestedmembers of the public a valuable perspective to inform strategy forthe coming years. As part of the Foundation's efforts to inform the public, thisongoing anthology of the RWJF provides an update on the latestdevelopments and advances taking place in the field of health,bringing readers up to speed on where we are, and where we stillneed to go. Understand the new developments in reducing childhoodobesity Examine innovations in health care delivery Learn how RWJF programs are making a difference to patients andproviders Since 1972, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has been thenation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health. Tofurther its mission of improving the health and health care of allAmericans, the Foundation strives to foster innovation, developideas, disseminate information, and enable committed people todevote their energies to improving the nation's well-being. ToImprove Health and Health Care describes the latest outcomesand progress, for a complete overview of the American health caresystem.

The Healthcare Information Technology Fieldbook

Tactics, Tools, and Templates for Building Your IT Plan

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Author: George T. Hickman, FHIMSS, CPHIMS,Detlev H. (Herb) Smaltz, PhD, FHIMSS, FACHE

Publisher: HIMSS

ISBN: 1938904028

Category: Medical informatics

Page: 170

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New Perspectives in Health Care Ethics

An Interdisciplinary and Crosscultural Approach

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Author: Rosemarie Tong

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130613479

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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Tong, a well-known biomedical ethicist, combines medical ethics, bioethics, and her own unique insights to provide a comprehensive survey of contemporary health care ethics issues. Among the topics discussed in this book are complementary and alternative medicine; contraception and sterilization; infertility and assisted reproduction; and surrogate motherhood; genetic testing (screening and counseling); genetic therapy; biomedical and behavioral research; and euthanasia and assisted suicide. A useful reference work for those in the health care industry.

The SAGE Handbook of Health Care Ethics

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Author: Ruth Chadwick,Henk ten Have,Eric M. Meslin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 144620961X

Category: Medical

Page: 480

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The SAGE Handbook of Health Care Ethics is an influential collection of work by leading scholars on the fundamental and emerging themes which define health care ethics. Combining international and interdisciplinary perspectives, the Handbook provides a cutting-edge account of debates in five key areas: - health care ethics in an era of globalization - beginning and end-of-life - vulnerable populations - research ethics and technologies - public health and human rights. This authoritative Handbook brings together experts with backgrounds in philosophy, sociology, law, public policy and the health professions and reflects the increasing impact of globalisation and the dynamic advances in the fields of bioscience and genetics, which keep ethics at the centre of debates about the future direction of healthcare. It is an invaluable resource for all students, practitioners, academics and researchers investigating ethical issues in relation to healthcare.

Catholicism and Health-Care Justice

Problems, Potential and Solutions

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Author: Philip S. Keane

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809140596

Category: Medical

Page: 242

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Reviews the basic Catholic moral principles that apply to health care, then uses them to assess three major current trends in the health care industry.