The goal of this book is to propose an alternative approach to address the problem of the exponential rise of health care costs, and, more importantly, to address the lingering dilemma of how to establish broadly agreed-upon fundamental guidelines by which health care can be managed in a manner that is more morally appropriate. Although in no way a new concept, the notion that society s financial resources, even when it comes to health care, are indeed limited is one with which the general public has grown increasingly familiar only during the past two decades. Familiarity, however, does not automatically imply public appreciation for the strategies that have been implemented to curb the problems of health care. These strategies have customarily been designed to change the distribution of health care, such as by limiting patient choices, reducing access, lowering utilization, increasing premiums, requiring higher deductibles, or shifting financial responsibilities. In other words, the main focus has been on making the patient, or as the commodity market would say, the consumer, more responsible."
The basic scientific principles underlying health care become clear with this straightforward, engaging and applied book.
The authors of Science in Nursing and Health believe that in order to provide the best patient care, it?s necessary to understand the diverse areas of science that inform it. Written in a question and answer format, this book will show you how science concepts relate to nursing and health care. It?s packed with applications and real-life examples that show how relevant a good understanding of science is to your everyday practice.
Mental health policy in the United States has involved varying approaches, often reflecting the social and economic conditions of the times. The compelling needs of individuals, however, have consistently demanded attention and some form of public policy response has been necessary, even since the early days. Societal reaction has moved in many differing directions--from institutionalization and deinstitutionalization to the care and costs borne at public expense to the current emphasis on increasing privatization. Dorwart and Epstein stress that the mental health system must be seen as a system within two other systems--health care and social service--if it is to be effective. They have written an authoritative, comprehensive, and practical analysis of the mental health policy area, offering sound policy recommendations.
Your Home is your sanctuary, your own special place and escape from the world - at least it should be
This book explores the experiences of men and women who train to teach ESL as a second career. Drawing from in-depth interviews and observations of 30 students (aged 45 to 73) in a TESOL graduate program, this book provides portraits of these individuals as they develop as teachers. It describes the processes they go through to launch their teaching careers, the successes and challenges they face, and the evolving significance of their work in their overall life goals and achievements. A welcome addition to the growing literature on teacher development, this book will be an important resource for teacher trainers and anyone working in TESOL.
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