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Understanding the Australian Health Care System

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ISBN: 9780729543286

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Understanding the Australian Health Care System , 4th Edition

By Eileen Willis, MEd, PhD and Trudy Rudge, RN, PhD, BA(Hons.); Edited by Louise Reynolds

531 pages
Trim Size 7 1/2 X 9 1/4 in
Copyright 2020
$82.95, Paperback, Reference

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Understanding the Australian Health Care System 4e is the essential guide to the complexities of health care in Australia. Key theoretical concepts and current issues along with the structures and policies influencing health care professionals are explored by leading experts led by authors, Eileen Willis, Louise Reynolds and Trudy Rudge.

The text is divided into two sections. The first is about the multiple systems, services and schemes that make up health care in Australia. The second explores the roles of fifteen health professions working within the current system, with a focus on key themes of interprofessional practice, chronic illness, and quality and safety.

Key Features

  • Comprehensively addresses contemporary issues and concepts to assist with understanding and navigating the Australian health care system
  • Focuses on key issues of chronic illness and provision of safety and quality in the health service
  • Chapter review questions and case studies encourage reflection on clinical relevance
  • Pause for reflection boxes encourage critical thinking
  • Suite of video interviews provides insight into current health care issues and challenges

Additional resources on Evolve

eBook on VitalSource

Student and Instructor Resources on Evolve

  • Video interviews with practitioners and thought leaders
  • Discipline-specific case studies
  • Multiple choice questions

Instructor Resources on Evolve

  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Tutorial planner
  • Test banks

New to this Edition

  • Content now presented in two sections
  • A new chapter on digital health and the Divide to assist the reader with understanding the impact technology has on the overall health system and individual participants
  • New Editor, Trudy Rudge, provides a strong nursing perspective
  • ‘Policy insights’ per chapter provides the reader with insights into recent policy changes and the impact on individual health professions practice
  • An eBook is included in all print purchases

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Author Information

By Eileen Willis, MEd, PhD, Professor, Social Health Sciences, School of Health Sciences, Flinders University, SA, Australia and Trudy Rudge, RN, PhD, BA(Hons.); Edited by Louise Reynolds

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