This popular introduction to medical terminology is flexible enough to be used in a traditional or a self-instructional course format. The level of detail is appropriate for those students needing only a general knowledge of medical terminology, particularly medical secretaries, medical technologists, medical librarians, and persons in all allied and paramedical health professions. After studying the basics of pronunciation, students can study the chapters in any order the instructor deems appropriate. The text has been thoughtfully revised based on the feedback of many adopters. The result is a more streamlined presentation with enhanced student learning aids. Organizational changes include the following: all general word parts are grouped together in Unit One; a review chapter on root words is provided in Unit Four, immediately before the body systems; the coverage of body systems in Unit Five closely parallels the content of earlier chapters; and an overview of each body system is included at the beginning of the chapters in Unit Five.
The leading text in the field, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to geographic approaches to studying disease and promoting health. It presents cutting-edge techniques of spatial and social analysis and explores their relevance for understanding cultural and political ecology, disease systems, and public health issues across the globe. Essential topics include how new diseases emerge and epidemics develop in particular places; the intersecting influences on health of biological processes, culture, environment, and behavior; and the changing landscape of health care planning and service delivery. The text is richly illustrated with tables, figures, and maps, including 16 color p...
Written in the award-winning, lighthearted Incredibly Easy! style, this book is an excellent aid to understanding and retention of medical terminology. The first chapter focuses on key concepts of medical terminology, including common word components. Subsequent chapters cover individual body systems, providing in-depth definitions that connect words to their meanings. This Third Edition features new chapters on obstetric and mental health terms and expanded "Pump Up Your Pronunciation" charts. Two eight-page full-color inserts offer a closer look at anatomical terminology. A companion Website offers student and instructor ancillaries including a pronunciation guide with hundreds of terms, "Pump Up Your Pronunciation" study cards, practice exercises, PowerPoint presentations, and a test generator. Online Tutoring powered by Smarthinking--Online tutoring, powered by Smarthinking, gives students access to expert nursing and allied health science educators whose mission, like yours, is to achieve success. Students can access live tutoring support, critiques of written work, and other valuable tools.
This book is a textbook and clinical manual on the treatment of modern Western medical diseases with Chinese medicine. By modern Western medical diseases, we mean all the disease categories of Western medicine excluding gynecology and pediatrics. By Chinese medicine, we mean standard contemporary professional Chinese medicine as taught at the two dozen provincial Chinese medical colleges in the People's Respublic of China. The two main therapeutic modalities used in the practice of this style of Chinese medicine are acupuncture-moxibustion and the internal administration of multi-ingredient Chinese medicinal formulas. Treatment plans for each disease discussed herein are given for each of these two main modalities.
This publication contains answers to a range of frequently asked questions on medical abortion services, based on the discussions at an international conference held in Bellagio, Italy in November 2004. By focusing on practical issues, the answers should be particularly helpful to health-care personnel who are considering establishing, or already providing, a service for medical abortion in the early first trimester.
Medical-Surgical Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, Second Edition, is a practical, informative reference in the entertaining, award-winning Incredibly Easy! style. This thoroughly updated edition covers hundreds of disorders and includes new chapters on end-of-life care and obesity, plus sixteen pages of full-color illustrations, sidebars on evidence-based practice pointers, and a patient resources appendix. Chapters feature key points summaries, light-hearted headings, and illustrations and are formatted to help readers find information easily. Quick-scan tables, flow charts, key terms, bullets, checklists, graphic logos, and cartoon characters highlight essential information. A bound-in CD-ROM contains over 300 NCLEX®-style questions, plus concept maps and other tools.
Cross- Cultural Perspectives in Medical Ethics, Second Edition, is an anthology of the latest and best readings on the medical ethics of as many of the major religious, philosophical, and medical traditions that are available today.
This title provides a systematic and accessible introduction to medical sociology, beginning each 1500 word entry with a definition of the concept, then examines its origins, development, strengths and weaknesses, offering further reading guidance for independent learning, and drawing on international literature and examples.