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Patient Safety: An Engineering Approach

B.S. Dhillon
May 31, 2017

With unintended harm during hospital care costing billions of dollars to the world economy, not to mention millions of deaths each year, it’s no wonder the issue is equally front and center in the minds of healthcare providers and the public. Although the issue has been tackled in journal articles...

Melatonin in the Promotion of Health, Second Edition

Ronald Ross Watson
May 31, 2017

Melatonin is a powerful hormone and antioxidant with numerous effects on the metabolism and the health of humans. Available as a dietary supplement in the United States since 1993, it is one of the most popular over-the-counter alternative remedies available. Comprising contributions from...

Phyllanthus Species: Scientific Evaluation and Medicinal Applications

Ramadasan Kuttan, K.B. Harikumar
May 31, 2017

The genus Phyllanthus has over 1,000 species distributed worldwide, many of which have been used indigenously for the treatment of a variety of ailments for generations. Researchers have developed ways to analyze the potential of these plants and demonstrated the pharmacological action and various...

Environmental Expressive Therapies: Nature-Assisted Theory and Practice

Alexander Kopytin, Madeline Rugh
May 26, 2017

Environmental Expressive Therapies contributes to the emerging phenomenon of eco-arts therapy by highlighting the work that international expressive arts therapists have accomplished to establish a framework for incorporating nature as a partner in creative/expressive arts therapy practices. Each...

Integrating Nutrition into Practice

Mary J. Marian, Gerard Mullin, MD
May 26, 2017

Integrative medicine is an approach to wellness that makes use of both conventional and alternative therapies to achieve optimal health and healing. Nutrition-based therapies are consistently among the highest used alternative therapies to treat a wide variety of illnesses. This book provides...

The Scientific Basis of Integrative Health

Leonard Wisneski
May 24, 2017

Since the first suffering supplicant offered a prayer to his god or the first mother cradled an ailing child in her caring arms, we have witnessed how human health and healing go beyond any inventory of parts and infusion of chemicals. We humans are a complex melding of thought, emotion, spirit and...

Disrupting the Status Quo: Northwell Health's Mission to Reshape the Future of Health Care

Charles Kenney
May 15, 2017

We are in the midst of what may well be the most confusing, turbulent period in the history of modern medicine. This book seeks to cut through the fog and confusion that enshrouds the health care industry to provide clarity on where the industry stands today and where it is headed. The book defines...

Ethics in Mental Health-Substance Use

David B. Cooper
May 10, 2017

Ethics in Mental Health-Substance Use aims to explore the comprehensive concerns and dilemmas occurring from mental health and substance use problems, and to inform, develop, and educate by sharing and pooling knowledge, and enhancing expertise, in this fast developing region of ethics and ethical...

Best Practices for Environmental Health: Environmental Pollution, Protection, Quality and Sustainability

Herman Koren
May 09, 2017

In a present where there are countless opportunities for the spread of exotic diseases, the expansion and creation of far more illness in our global population through globalization and rapid transportation, and the contamination of water, air and land, we find ourselves accountable. In this day...

Actionable Intelligence in Healthcare

Jay Liebowitz, Amanda Dawson
April 25, 2017

This book shows healthcare professionals how to turn data points into meaningful knowledge upon which they can take effective action. Actionable intelligence can take many forms, from informing health policymakers on effective strategies for the population to providing direct and predictive insights...

The Handbook of Continuing Professional Development for the Health IT Professional

JoAnn Klinedinst
April 25, 2017

Continuing professional development (CPD) is critical for the health IT professional. Healthcare is fast-paced, dynamic, ever-changing, and global. It’s both exciting and exhausting. And it is rapidly evolving through innovation, Federal incentives, and technological advancements. For these reasons...

Improving Healthcare: A Handbook for Practitioners

Lesley Baillie, Elaine Maxwell
April 13, 2017

Good intentions to do our best in healthcare are not enough. Healthcare professionals need to know how to close the gap between best evidence and practice, by understanding and applying quality improvement principles and processes. Improving Healthcare is a practical guide, providing healthcare...

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