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Life Care Planning and Case Management Handbook

4th Edition

Roger O. Weed, Debra E. Berens
September 07, 2018

Life care planning is an advanced collaborative case management specialty practice focused on assessing, evaluating, coordinating, consulting, planning for, and monitoring necessary services for individuals with complex medical care needs over their lifetime. This handbook provides a comprehensive...

A Public Health Strategy for Living, Aging and Dying in Solidarity: Designing Elder-Centered and Palliative Systems of Care, Environments, Services and Supports

1st Edition

Mary Beth Morrissey, Melissa Lang, Barney Newman
June 20, 2018

With more people living longer lives, there is increased importance in the health care industry on improving services for the elderly. This comprehensive book gives an expert overview of the topics and challenges, along with imperative ethical and legal frameworks. The book also details existing...

Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook

2nd Edition

Stefano Federici, Marcia Scherer
December 05, 2017

Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook, Second Edition, proposes an international ideal model for the assistive technology assessment process, outlining how this model can be applied in practice to re-conceptualize the phases of an assistive technology delivery system according to the...

Ambient Assisted Living

1st Edition

Nuno M. Garcia, Joel Jose P.C. Rodrigues
October 18, 2017

Addresses an Emerging Shift in Developing Countries The authors and contributors of Ambient Assisted Living have recognized that the demographic profile is changing in many developing countries and have factored in an inversion of the demographic pyramid. The technology of ambient assisted living...

Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook

1st Edition

Stefano Federici, Marcia Scherer
April 06, 2017

The process of matching a person who has a disability with the most appropriate assistive technology requires a series of assessments, typically administered by multidisciplinary teams at specialized centers for technical aid. Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook fills the need for a reference...

Rethinking Patient Safety

1st Edition

Suzette Woodward
March 14, 2017

The vast majority of healthcare is provided safely and effectively. However, just like any high-risk industry, things can and do go wrong. There is a world of advice about how to keep people safe but this delivers little in terms of changed practice. Written by a leading expert in the field with...

Geriatric Rehabilitation: From Bedside to Curbside

1st Edition

K. Rao Poduri
March 07, 2017

Geriatric Rehabilitation addresses the fact that this is an age in which individuals have increasing longevity, better health care, education and expectations of health care which present new, increasing and even radical challenges to health care providers. The care of our older patients in...

Participatory Healthcare: A Person-Centered Approach to Healthcare Transformation

1st Edition

Jan Oldenburg, Mary P. Griskewicz
August 18, 2016

This book is written through the lens of patients, caregivers, healthcare representatives and families, highlighting new models of interaction between providers and patients and what people would like in their healthcae experience. It will envision a new kind of healthcare system that recommends on...

Rehabilitation: A Post-critical Approach

1st Edition

Barbara Gibson
January 26, 2016

Rehabilitation is dedicated to helping people not only survive, but also thrive. Despite this complex goal, the organizing principles of rehabilitation still rely on biomedicine to construct disability as a problem of impaired bodies. Rehabilitation professionals are committed to helping to enhance...

Rethinking Rehabilitation: Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Kathryn McPherson, Barbara E. Gibson, Alain Leplege
March 19, 2015

Rethinking Rehabilitation: Theory and Practice presents cutting-edge thinking on rehabilitation from a range of leading rehabilitation researchers. The book emphasizes discussion on the place of theory in advancing rehabilitation knowledge, unearthing important questions for policy and practice,...

Sustainably Improving Health Care: Creatively Linking Care Outcomes, System Performance and Professional Development

1st Edition

Paul Batalden, Tina Foster
September 22, 2012

Culture, Context and Quality in Health Sciences Research, Education, Leadership and Patient Care (Second book in a series of five) Sustainably Improving Health Care promotes the importance of integrating improved care outcomes, system performance, and professional development so that the future of...

Medical Tourism Facilitator's Handbook

1st Edition

Maria K. Todd
November 23, 2011

In addition to coordinating health travel logistics and gathering medical records, medical tourism facilitators play the role of travel agent, appointment setter, concierge, hotel reservationist, tour operator, and hand-holder to clients seeking health services domestically and abroad. Addressing...