Application of Systems Thinking to Health Policy & Public Health Ethics: Public Health and Private Illness (SpringerBriefs in Public Health / SpringerBriefs in Public Health Ethics) by Michele Battle-Fisher English | 2015 | ISBN: 3319122029 | 100 Pages
This book looks at health policy through the lens of public versus private: population health versus the somatic, social, or emotional experiences of a patient. Rather than presenting policy/ethics as overly technical, this book takes a novel approach of framing public and private health in terms of political philosophy, ethics, and popular examples. Each chapter ties back to the general ethics or political literature as applicable, which are not customarily parts of the current public health curriculum. The author's work on the Orgcomplexity blog has touched on this subject by systemically exploring public policy issues, and the tone of this book mimics the blog with an extension of the arguments.
A Systematic Review of Key Issues in Public Health Springer | Preventive Medicine, Public Health, Social Services & Welfare | April 14 2015 | ISBN-10: 3319136194 | 289 pages
by Stefania Boccia (Editor), Paolo Villari (Editor)
From the Back Cover This wide-ranging study reviews the state of public health worldwide and presents informed recommendations for real-world solutions. Identifying the most urgent challenges in the field, from better understanding the causes of acute diseases and chronic conditions to reducing health inequities, it reports on cost-effective, science-based, ethically sound interventions. Chapters demonstrate bedrock skills essential to developing best practices, including flexible thinking for entrenched problems, conducting health impact assessments, and working with decision-makers. From these current findings come long-term practice and policy goals for preventing disease, promoting health, and improving quality of life, both locally and globally.
A sampling of the topics covered :
· Health trends of communicable diseases.
· Epidemiology of cancer and principles of prevention.
· Respiratory diseases and health disorders related to indoor and outdoor air pollution.
· Public health gerontology and active aging.
· Migrant and ethnic minority health.
· Public health genomics.
A Systematic Review of Key Issues in Public Health offers graduate students in the discipline a firm grasp on the field as it presently stands, and a clear set of directions for its potential future.
Matthew Thompson, Ann Van den Bruel, "Diagnostic Tests Toolkit" English | 2011 | ISBN-10: 0470657588 | 112 pages |
This new volume in the Toolkit series is designed for clinicians and junior researchers who need to interpret the evidence for the effectiveness of the many diagnostic tests now available. Exceptionally user–friendly, this pocket–sized textbook realizes readers are not experts in diagnostic test interpretation. The authors cover a variety of issues, from how to design diagnostic test studies to understanding the results of diagnostic tests and interpreting the findings for clinical practice and health care policy.
Dermatopathology, Third Edition by Raymond Barnhill, A. Neil Crowson, Cynthia Magro, Michael Piepkorn English | 2010 | 1102 Pages | ISBN: 0071489231 |
The definitive survey of diagnostic dermatopathology—now extensively revised with expanded full-color art Includes Online Image Bank containing all the images in the book For virtually every kind of skin lesion, this skill-sharpening resource has everything you need to successfully perform differential diagnosis at the microscopic level. Dermatopathology features a systematic, algorithmic approach that cuts through the complexity of the discipline’s traditional disease-oriented focus, providing a ready-to-use diagnostic tool that puts the entire world of dermatopathology into perspective.
Paul Offit, "Bad Faith: When Religious Belief Undermines Modern Medicine" English | ISBN: 0465082963 | 2015 | 272 pages
In recent years, there have been major outbreaks of whooping cough among children in California, mumps in New York, and measles in Ohio's Amish country--despite the fact that these are all vaccine-preventable diseases. Although America is the most medically advanced place in the world, many people disregard modern medicine in favor of using their faith to fight life threatening illnesses. Christian Scientists pray for healing instead of going to the doctor, Jehovah's Witnesses refuse blood transfusions, and ultra-Orthodox Jewish mohels spread herpes by using a primitive ritual to clean the wound. Tragically, children suffer and die every year from treatable diseases, and in most states it is legal for parents to deny their children care for religious reasons. In twenty-first century America, how could this be happening? In Bad Faith, acclaimed physician and author Dr. Paul Offit gives readers a never-before-seen look into the minds of those who choose to medically martyr themselves, or their children, in the name of religion. Offit chronicles the stories of these faithful and their children, whose devastating experiences highlight the tangled relationship between religion and medicine in America. Religious or not, this issue reaches everyone--whether you are seeking treatment at a Catholic hospital or trying to keep your kids safe from diseases spread by their unvaccinated peers. Replete with vivid storytelling and complex, compelling characters, Bad Faith makes a strenuous case that denying medicine to children in the name of religion isn't just unwise and immoral, but a rejection of the very best aspects of what belief itself has to offer.
Antoun Koht, Tod B. Sloan, J. Richard Toleikis, "Monitoring the Nervous System for Anesthesiologists and Other Health Care Professionals" English | 2012 | 826 Pages | ISBN: 1461403073 |
Written and edited by outstanding world experts, this is the first portable, single-source volume on intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IOM). It is aimed at all members of the operative team – anesthesiologists, technologists, neurophysiologists, surgeons, and nurses. Now commonplace in procedures that place the nervous system at risk, such as orthopedics, neurosurgery, otologic surgery, vascular surgery, and others, effective IOM requires an unusually high degree of coordination among members of the operative team. The purpose of the book is to help team members acquire a better understanding of one another’s roles and thereby to improve the quality of care and patient safety.
• Concise and thorough • Comprehensive coverage of monitoring techniques, from deep brain stimulation to cortical mapping • Synoptic coverage of anesthetic management basics • 23 case-based examples of procedures, including surgery of the aortic arch, ENT and anterior neck surgery, intracranial aneurysm clipping, and interventional neuroradiology • Monitoring in the ICU and of cerebral blood flow
Edmund Hey, "Neonatal Formulary: Drug Use in Pregnancy and the First Year of Life (6th Edition)" English | 2011 | ISBN-10: 1405196602 | 336 pages
Now in its sixth edition, the Neonatal Formulary continues to provide advice on the safe use of drugs commonly given to babies during labor, delivery and the first month of life. In addition to the 230 monographs featured in the previous edition, 6 new drugs were added and all references have been updated.
An accompanying website offers regular updates and electronic cross–links to a wide range of other useful information for neonatologists and neonatal nurses, hospital pharmacists, obstetric staff or general practitioners.
Nicola Cooper, Kirsty Forrest, "Essential Guide to Educational Supervision in Postgraduate Medical Education" English | 2009 | ISBN-10: 1405170719 | 182 pages |
The world of postgraduate medical education is changing, and educational supervisors need the knowledge and skills to be able to do their job effectively. Many of those who want to do this job well feel unprepared for the task. Essential Guide to Educational Supervision is a handbook for educational supervisors everywhere. The topics covered are generic to medical education, whatever the specialty. Although the focus is on postgraduate medical education, many of the topics in this book are also applicable to undergraduates. Essential Guide to Educational Supervision is written for: Consultants and General Practitioners who work with trainees Educational supervisors People who organise postgraduate training programmes Written by experts in their field, each chapter gives an overview of key topics in educational supervision with references and further resources. The book provides evidence and theory when applicable, but is deliberately practical, with case studies and tips for good practice as well.
Jenny V. Freeman, Stephen J. Walters, "How to Display Data" English | 2008 | ISBN-10: 1405139749 | 120 pages
Effective data presentation is an essential skill for anybody wishing to display or publish research results, but when done badly, it can convey a misleading or confusing message. This new addition to the popular How to series explains how to present data in journal articles, grant applications or research presentations clearly, accurately and logically, increasing the chances of successful publication.