By illuminating the ailments and methods of the past, our own dilemmas about medical practice and policy can be put into a new perspective. Esteemed historian Mark Jackson takes us from the dawn of medicine in the ancient world to the most recent developments pioneered in the 21st century's hospitals. On the way, Jackson explores Indian and Chinese traditions, as well as the origins of today's so-called alternative therapies, offering piercing insight into how medicine has reflected and shaped society throughout the ages.
Offering a format that is significantly different than that offered by other books, Ethical Health Care begins by asking what is meant by health and how it is achieved. The book then proceeds to explore with care and context the nature of the relationship between patients and clinicians, health care providers and the societies in which they inhabit, and finally the relationship between the health care enterprise and the international community. By emphasizing the ethical issues that arise in the broad quest to foster human health, and appreciating that health is not primarily a function of medical interventions, Ethical Health Care introduces students to problems such as the international distribution of pharmaceuticals and the dangers of reemerging infections.
Covering all the essential components of healthcare assistant and assistant practitioner roles, Essential Knowledge and Skills for Healthcare Assistants is a practical and comprehensive text designed to equip you with the necessary clinical skills for your profession.
The United States has a wonderful health care system, especially in terms of its capabilities. But it is not equally available to all. It is an expensive system and highly fragmented. Although it works for many of us, it does not work for all.