Language : English
Published : 2012-03-16
Pages : 928
250 Cases in Clinical Medicine 4th Edition
Now in its fourth edition, this portable, versatile and practical self-assessment text is designed to help undergraduate and postgraduate candidates pass clinical examinations in general internal medicine across the English-speaking world. Features * Ideal for use in the ward. * Each of the 250 cases presents a disease or topic which is covered consistently to address:? salient features ? history ? examination ? diagnosis ? questions covering investigations and differentiations ? advanced-level questions ? management.
The fully revised edition of this highly respected textbook addresses the most important theoretical and empirical debates in the sociology of health and medicine. Chapter by chapter the book examines important issues such as the complexities surrounding health and identity, health inequalities, and the organization and provision of health care. A particular strength of the book is its careful attention to theoretical developments in the field.
The second edition has been rigorously updated to take account of recent theories and evidence in medical sociology. New to this edition are discussions of globalization, individualization, medicalization, new medical technologies and the sociology of the body. The new edition also looks in detail at recent social change and hotly debated explanations for the patterning of health by socioeconomic status, gender and ethnicity. In addition, it examines developments in contemporary health care, including the reconceptualization of patients as consumers.
The result is a text that will be of interest to upper-level undergraduates and postgraduate students in sociology and social policy, as well as students of the allied health professions looking for an in-depth and forward-thinking introduction to medical sociology.
- Chapter 1 Enduring theoretical legacies
- Chapter 2 Contemporary theories of health and medicine in a changing world
- Chapter 3 Feminism, gender theories and health
- Chapter 4 Socio-economic inequalities in health
- Chapter 5 Gender inequalities in health
- Chapter 6 ‘Race’, ethnicity and health
- Chapter 7 Health systems and healthcare in transition
- Chapter 8 Professions in transition
- Chapter 9 The experience of health, illness and healthcare
This most widely used textbook in the field has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect changes in the health care industry and the renewed focus on health care information technology initiatives. Two new chapters cover Federal efforts to enhance quality of patient care through the use of health care information technology and strategy considerations. Additionally, reflecting the increased focus on global health, the book features an international perspective on health care information technology. Case studies of organizations experiencing management-related information system challenges have been updated and several new cases have been added. These reality-based cases are designed to stimulate discussion among students and enable them to apply concepts in the book to real-life scenarios. The book’s companion Web site features lecture slides, a test bank, and other materials to enhance students’ understanding.
- introduces essential principles underlining modern biotechnology- recombinant DNA technology and protein science
- an invaluable introduction to this fast-moving subject aimed specifically at pharmacy and medical students
- includes specific ‘product category chapters’ focusing on the pharmaceutical, medical and therapeutic properties of numerous biopharmaceutical products.
- entire chapter devoted to the principles of genetic engineering and how these drugs are developed.
- includes numerous relevant case studies to enhance student understanding
- no prior knowledge of protein structure is assumed
This new edition of Interprofessional Working: An Essential Guide for Health and Social Care Professionals provides the underpinning theoretical and practical knowledge all undergraduate nursing and healthcare students will need to learn how to successfully communicate and work effectively as part of an integrated, interprofessional team. As part of the topical Nursing and Health Care Practice series, this highly accessible text offers a host of practice based, real-life scenarios to show theory in practice along with a real-life case studies, boxed features and new activities to develop critical thinking and understanding.