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Health Care Delivery

  • Health Measurement Scales: A practical guide to their development and useby David L. Streiner; Geoffrey R. Norman; John Cairney

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 54.99

    Clinicians and those in health sciences are frequently called upon to measure subjective states such as attitudes, feelings, quality of life, educational achievement and aptitude, and learning style in their patients. This fifth edition of Health Measurement Scales enables these groups to both develop scales to measure non-tangible health outcomes,... more...

  • Moral Laboratoriesby Cheryl Mattingly

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    Moral Laboratories is an engaging ethnography and a groundbreaking foray into the anthropology of morality. It takes us on a journey into the lives of African American families caring for children with serious chronic medical conditions, and it foregrounds the uncertainty that affects their struggles for a good life. Challenging depictions of moral... more...

  • Women and Cardiovascular Diseaseby Kevin R. Campbell

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 72.00

    Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the US and Europe today. Over the last 20 years, many innovations in technology have allowed for improved therapies for heart attack and stroke and overall outcomes have significantly improved. Death rates from cardiovascular disease in men are declining. However, even with these... more...

  • Careers in Health Information Technologyby Brian T. Malec; David Wyant; Kendall Cortelyou-Ward

    Springer Publishing Company 2014; US$ 30.00

    Describes 75 jobs and how to attain them!. Information technology is one of the fastest-growing segments of the labor market. This practical, one-stop career guide describes the depth and breadth of job opportunities and careers currently available in health information technology (HIT), and helps readers to enter and advance within this expanding... more...

  • The Individual Service Funds Handbookby Robin Miller; Helen Sanderson

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    The definitive guide to Individual Service Funds (ISFs), this book covers both theory and practice, and makes recommendations for service provision, commissioning and policy. It includes helpful analysis of four organisations and partnerships that have introduced ISFs for people with intellectual disabilities, dementia and mental health issues. more...

  • Paradox and Imperatives in Health Careby Jeffrey C. Bauer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    The Paradox: Americans are not as healthy as people in dozens of comparable countries that spend 30 percent less on health care, and our medical marketplace overall is plagued by persistent problems of cost, quality, and access. Yet, the world?s best individual health systems are located in the U.S.?each a unique result of visionary leadership and... more...

  • Patient Handling in the Healthcare Sectorby Olga Menoni; Natale Battevi; Silvia Cairoli

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95

    Hospital staff and caregivers are regularly exposed to biomechanical overload risk, particularly at spine and shoulder level?a risk factor that will continue to rise with the progressive aging of the population. Patient Handling in the Healthcare Sector: A Guide for Risk Management with MAPO Methodology (Movement and Assistance of Hospital Patients)... more...

  • The Innovative Lean Machineby Anthony Jr. Sgroi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    In order for an organization to thrive in a competitive business environment, its strategy, people, and branding must be fully optimized. The Innovative Lean Machine: Synchronizing People, Branding, and Strategy to Win in the Marketplace explains how to use Lean principles and visual tools to maximize these core components in any business. ... more...

  • Technology, Communication, Disparities and Government Options in Health and Health Care Servicesby Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 164.95

    This volume includes papers related to issues of technology, communication, health disparities and government options in health and health care services. It fills an existing gap by providing a clear sociological overview and focus on these topics. more...

  • African Health Leaders: Making Change and Claiming the Futureby Francis Omaswa; Nigel Crisp

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 38.99

    Most accounts of health and healthcare in Africa are written by foreigners. African Health Leaders: Making Change and Claiming the Future redresses the balance. Written by Africans, who have themselves led improvements in their own countries, the book discusses the creativity, innovation and leadership that has been involved tackling everything from... more...