Stanfield’s Introduction to Health Professions, 7th Edition Front Cover

Stanfield’s Introduction to Health Professions, 7th Edition


Now in full color, the Seventh Edition of Stanfield’s Introduction to Health Professions provides comprehensive coverage of all the major health professions. This valuable resource is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a health-related career but are still exploring and have not yet decided on a career. The Seventh Edition outlines more than 75 careers and touches on every major facet of the field including a description of the profession and typical work settings; educational, licensure, and certification requirements; salary and growth projections; and internet resources on educational programs.

In addition, this text provides a thorough review of the U.S. healthcare delivery system, managed care, health care financing, reimbursement, insurance coverage, Medicare, Medicaid, and the impact of new technology on healthcare services. Information on career preparation and development is also included. All chapters are updated to reflect current demographics and new policies. Each section has also been thoroughly updated to reflect current training requirements, responsibilities, and salaries, as established in the 2016-2017 Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Breakdown of the Seventh Edition:

1. The Health Care System in the United States
• Thoroughly updated to reflect changes to the healthcare system, including the Affordable Care Act
• Includes a new chapter on Health Information Technology
2. Jobs & Careers (NEW): This new section focuses on Job Preparation and Fulfillment as well as Career
3. Health Care Practitioners and Technicians (NEW): This new section contains over 20 chapters
covering health careers that involve direct patient contact and care
4. Healthcare Support Personnel: This section contains four chapters covering health careers that support
or supplement other health professionals in providing ongoing care for patients
5. Health Related Professions: This section focuses on health related professionals that usually do not
have direct contact with human patients but often have an impact on human health

Updates to the Seventh Edition:
•Interview with 14 Healthcare Professionals (Including a Frequently Asked Quention/Answer Section)
•Learning Portfolios including: Study Points, Issues for discussion, and Enrichment Activities
•9 New Careers
-Orthotics and Prosthetics
-Exercise Physiologist
-Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorders Counselor
-Genetic Counselor
-Community Health Worker
-Board Certified Behavior Analyst replaced Educational Therapist
-Massage Therapist

Instructor Resources:
•Test Bank
•Slides in PowerPoint Format
•Chapter Quizzes, Mid Term, and Final Exams
•Instructor’s Manual with the following components:
-Chapter Overview
-Lesson Objectives
-Suggested Lecture Outline
-Discussion Questions
-Suggested Learning Activities
-Homework Assignments

Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.

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Table of Contents

Chapter One: U. S. Health Care
Chapter Two: Categories of Health Services
Chapter Three: Paying for Health Services
Chapter Four: Aging, Health, and Long-Term Care
Chapter Five: Health Care Reform
Chapter Six: Medical and Health Information Technology

Chapter Seven: Health Career Planning
Chapter Eight: Career Development

Chapter Nine: Physicians, Surgeons, and Podiatrists
Chapter Ten: Physician Assistant
Chapter Eleven: Nursing
Chapter Twelve: Dentistry
Chapter Thirteen: Dietetics
Chapter Fourteen: Pharmacy
Chapter Fifteen: Optometry
Chapter Sixteen: Communication Impairment Professionals
Chapter Seventeen: Physical Therapy, Orthotists, and Prosthetists
Chapter Eighteen: Occupational Therapy
Chapter Nineteen: Athletic Trainers and Exercise Physiologists
Chapter Twenty: Mental Health Professionals
Chapter Twenty One: Social Workers
Chapter Twenty Two: Genetic Counselors
Chapter Twenty Three: Health Education
Chapter Twenty Four: Health Services Administration
Chapter Twenty Five: Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
Chapter Twenty Six: Radiation Technology
Chapter Twenty Seven: Diagnostics and Related Technology
Chapter Twenty Eight: Respiratory Care Practitioners

Chapter Twenty Nine: Clinical Laboratory Personnel
Chapter Thirty: Massage Therapists and Recreational therapists
Chapter Thirty One: Health Information Personnel
Chapter Thirty Two: Medical and Nursing Assistants
Chapter Thirty Three: Home, Personal, and Psychiatric Aides

Chapter Thirty Four: Veterinary Medicine
Chapter Thirty Five: Occupational Health and Environmental Science

Appendix A: Salaries for Health Professionals
Appendix B: Sources of Career Information
Appendix C: How to Create an Effective Résumé

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