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Health Careers Today

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ISBN: 978-0-323-73355-7

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Health Careers Today , 7th Edition

By Judith Gerdin, BSN, MS

Approx. 684 pages
Trim Size 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
Copyright 2023
$140.99, Hardcover, Reference

Availability:New edition. Not yet published. Due 01/03/22.

 


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Find the healthcare career that’s right for you! Health Careers Today, 7th Edition provides a complete overview of the most popular careers in health care, helping you make an informed decision in choosing a profession. Not only does this book discuss the roles and responsibilities of different occupations, it provides a solid foundation in the skills and competencies that each health career requires. Clear explanations of anatomy and physiology, disease processes, and treatments provide essential knowledge of the human body and show how health concepts apply to the work of various professionals. From experienced educator Judith Gerdin, this edition adds new coverage of skills and the changing healthcare environment; an Evolve website includes anatomy animations, videos of skills and careers, and more.

Key Features

  • Chapters on health careers focus on allied health professions and careers in high demand, including commonly performed skills, education requirements, and potential earnings of each.
  • Skill Activities provide the opportunity to obtain hands-on experience, with detailed instructions on how to perform crucial tasks.
  • Case studies let you practice critical thinking by solving real-world questions and problems.
  • Health Careers in Practice boxes include profiles of working healthcare professionals and the pros and cons of specific careers.
  • Brain Bytes reinforce concepts with facts and points of interest relating to the chapter content.
  • Review questions in each chapter allow you to assess your understanding of the material.
  • Additional resources include information on professional associations, accreditations, and government agencies for each healthcare profession.

New to this Edition

  • NEW! New and updated content covers health care systems, professionals, and patient workflow, including the latest reimbursement models and a discussion of future trends.
  • NEW content on fundamental healthcare skills includes topics such as basic accounting, health insurance, and use of electronic health records.
  • NEW! Expanded content addresses cultural competency, diversity awareness, and bias.

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By Judith Gerdin, BSN, MS, Paradise Valley High School, Phoenix, AZ

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