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Dealing With HIV And AIDS In The Classroom (Paperback): Lesley Wood Dealing With HIV And AIDS In The Classroom (Paperback)
Lesley Wood
R551 R444 Discovery Miles 4 440 Save R107 (19%) Special order

Much has been written about how many parents, children and educators are infected or affected by HIV and AIDS. However, little has been offered in the way of practical, pedagogical and emotional help for teachers dealing with HIV and AIDS in their classrooms. This book is an attempt to help those teachers cope on a day-to-day basis in the classroom.

Dealing With HIV And AIDS In The Classroom was inspired by reflections, comments and photographs provided by real teachers who created a new understanding of what it is like to be a teacher in a world where HIV and AIDS are endemic.

  • A focus on the self-development of the teacher: Teachers have the potential to be change agents and can start to take the lead in shifting attitudes towards HIV and AIDS in the educational context.

  • Practical application guidelines: Each chapter gives concise ideas on how to practically apply the theory/knowledge in the school setting, with particular emphasis on the creative use of limited resources.

  • Simple, straight forward language: Teachers will find the book easy to read.

  • Personal, real-life experiences of teachers, along with their own photographs: Teachers will relate to these experiences, as theirs are probably similar.
The Quest for Sustainable Development (Paperback): William Fox, Enslin van Rooyen The Quest for Sustainable Development (Paperback)
William Fox, Enslin van Rooyen
R371 R330 Discovery Miles 3 300 Save R41 (11%) Special order

Sustainable development currently dominates the agenda of government programmes and projects in Africa. The developmental challenges posed by population increases, the prevalence of HIV/Aids and urbanisation trends, inter alia, require government institutions and other development agencies to improve performance and delivery. The implementation of sustainable development depends largely on all stakeholders being involved in the planning and evaluation of respective programmes and projects. Issues relating to entrepreneurship and small business development, policy management, local government integrated development planning, and the role of women, need to be attended to effectively and efficiently. To achieve meaningful sustainable development objectives, entities such as the African Union and initiatives like NEPAD need to coordinate regional and continental development activities. However, a number of imperatives impact on the outcomes of all attempts to achieve sustainable development. In this well-researched, important book, some of the most prominent sustainable development issues are investigated. The chapters were authored by academics who are well-versed in their respective fields.

A-Z of nursing law (Paperback, 2nd ed): David McQuoid-Mason, Mahomed Dada, N. Geyer A-Z of nursing law (Paperback, 2nd ed)
David McQuoid-Mason, Mahomed Dada, N. Geyer
R998 R783 Discovery Miles 7 830 Save R215 (22%) Special order

Working in the health sector, dealing with life and death issues on a daily basis requires a sound body of information to empower, protect and inform nurses and all health practitioners. There have been many changes to legislation over recent years and this book will provide an invaluable resource. Written by internationally-renowned authors it covers issues that impact on the nurse's professional and private life.

Foods - Experimental Perspectives (Hardcover, 8th edition): Margaret McWilliams Foods - Experimental Perspectives (Hardcover, 8th edition)
Margaret McWilliams
R2,779 Discovery Miles 27 790 Special order

For courses in experimental foods, food science, and related topics Preparing aspiring professionals with clearly written, in-depth scientific coverage of food and its safe preparation. Never before has food received so much attention. Today's news shines a spotlight on food, food science, and nutrition - beckoning today's readers to an exciting career in this essential industry. Foods: Experimental Perspectives, Eighth Edition blends the underlying science with discussion of GMOs, sustainability, healthy and trendy food choices, and other current consumer issues. Its clear presentation of the science guides readers through complex concepts that influence practices in food preparation and product development. The study of foods begins with an in-depth presentation of carbohydrates and food sources, followed by a careful look at lipids, and ultimately proteins and their principal sources. Aspects of the food supply, including safety, preservation, and additives are then examined. Discussion of the research process and evaluation techniques used in food research and product development close the text. Professional vocabulary is developed through margin definitions and a substantial glossary, while other learning aids - chapter objectives, summaries, study questions, "Food for Thought" boxes, and photos - support the reader's journey through the exciting look at food, food science, and food safety.

Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology (Hardcover, 11th edition): Frederic H. Martini, Judi L. Nath, Edwin F. Bartholomew Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology (Hardcover, 11th edition)
Frederic H. Martini, Judi L. Nath, Edwin F. Bartholomew
R5,820 Discovery Miles 58 200 Special order

For courses in two-semester A&P. Using Art Effectively to Teach the Toughest Topics in A&P Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology helps students succeed in the challenging A&P course with an easy-to-understand narrative, precise visuals, and steadfast accuracy. With the 11th Edition, the author team draws from recent research exploring how students use and digest visual information to help students use art more effectively to learn A&P. New book features encourage students to view and consider figures in the textbook, and new narrated videos guide students through complex physiology figures to help them deconstruct and better understand complicated processes. Instructors can also request a new handbook by Lori Garrett, entitled The Art of Teaching A&P: Six Easy Lessons to Improve Student Learning, which explores some of the most common challenges encountered when using art to teach A&P, alongside strategies to address these challenges. Also Available with Mastering A&P Mastering (TM) A&P is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to engage students and improve results by helping students stay on track in the course and quickly master challenging A&P concepts. Features in the text are supported by Mastering A&P assignments, including new SmartArt Videos, Interactive Physiology 2.0, Dynamic Study Modules, Learning Catalytics, Spotlight Figure Coaching Activities, lab study tools, Get Ready for A&P, plus a variety of Art Labeling Questions, Clinical Application Questions, and more. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering (TM) A&P does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering A&P, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering A&P, search for: 013439495X / 9780134394954 Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology Plus Mastering A&P with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134396022 / 9780134396026 Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology 013446950X / 9780134469508 Mastering A&P with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology Mastering A&P should only be purchased when required by an instructor.

Merriman's Assessment of the Lower Limb - PAPERBACK REPRINT (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Ben Yates Merriman's Assessment of the Lower Limb - PAPERBACK REPRINT (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Ben Yates
R1,209 Discovery Miles 12 090 Special order

Merriman's Assessment of the Lower Limb has established itself through two editions as the benchmark text book of lower limb examination and assessment. The third edition preserves the lucidity, logical approach and comprehensive coverage of its predecessors but adds many exciting features, including online resources (videos and images), many new contributors, thorough updating of all chapters - many of which have been completely rewritten - and an entirely new chapter on functional assessment. The online resources (access via http://booksite.elsevier.com/9780080451077) provide extensive videos of assessment techniques and illustrations: practitioners with patients and models show how to assess all parts of the lower limb, and evaluate various conditions. Together with its companion volume Clinical Skills in Treating the Foot, the new third edition of Merriman's Assessment of the Lower Limb is a truly indispensable guide for podiatry students and practitioners, as well as trainee general practitioners, medical students working in rheumatology, diabetology and orthopaedics, sports therapists and sports medicine trainees. Online resources incorporating videos and illustrations: invaluable footage of assessment techniques downloadable full colour figures and extra radiological photographs Log on to http://booksite.elsevier.com/9780080451077 and follow the on-screen instructions. Many new contributors bringing fresh expertise and insights for today's student All chapters thoroughly rewritten and updated New chapter on functional assessment Case histories help put learning in context

Critical Care Nursing - A Holistic Approach (Hardcover, Eleventh, North American Edition): Patricia Gonce Morton, Dorrie K.... Critical Care Nursing - A Holistic Approach (Hardcover, Eleventh, North American Edition)
Patricia Gonce Morton, Dorrie K. Fontaine
R1,637 Discovery Miles 16 370 Special order

Prepare your students for successful critical care nursing practice! Focusing on preparing students to provide optimal care for critically ill patients and their families, this updated 11th Edition of Morton's classic text integrates the latest research in health care and nursing education, while providing clear, concise writing; outstanding photographs and illustrations; and a holistic approach to the complexities of critical care nursing. By presenting theory and principles within the context of practical application, the authors promote critical thinking and clinical decision-making in every chapter and emphasize the patient as the center of the health care team's efforts. KEY FEATURES NEW! QSEN icons signal pertinent content within the text. Updated Spotlight on Genetics boxes include important genetic information and summaries of selected genetic disorders. Updated Case Studies with Critical Thinking Questions guide students on the journey from knowledge to practical application. Updated Evidence-Based Practice boxes include excerpts from the latest AACN practice alerts and published research, helping readers understand the importance of research-based practice. Considerations for Older Patients boxes highlight the special needs of the fastest growing segment of our population. Patient Safety boxes guide safe and effective practice by alerting the critical care nurse to risk factors, signs and symptoms, side effects, and complications. Health History boxes summarize key areas to cover and relevant information that may be revealed during the health history. Collaborative Care Guides incorporate nursing diagnoses and emphasize outcomes and interventions based on teamwork and collaboration. Online student resources include short videos, animations, review questions, and much more. Lippincott DocuCare , a web-based educational EHR simulation software, available for purchase, further supports your students' readiness for practice.

Introduction to Genetics: A Molecular Approach (Paperback, New): T. A Brown Introduction to Genetics: A Molecular Approach (Paperback, New)
T. A Brown
R585 R539 Discovery Miles 5 390 Save R46 (8%) Special order

Genetics today is inexorably focused on DNA. The theme of Introduction to Genetics: A Molecular Approach is therefore the progression from molecules (DNA and genes) to processes (gene expression and DNA replication) to systems (cells, organisms and populations). This progression reflects both the basic logic of life and the way in which modern biological research is structured. The molecular approach is particularly suitable for the large number of students for whom genetics is a part of a broader program in biology, biochemistry, the biomedical sciences, and biotechnology.

Introduction to Genetics presents the basic facts and concepts with enough depth of knowledge to stimulate students to move on to more advanced aspects of the subject. The book is divided into three parts. Part 1 examines the function of the gene as a unit of biological information. Part 2 studies the role of the gene as a unit of inheritance. And Part 3 explores some of the areas of research that are responsible for the high profile that genetics has in our modern world, from agriculture and industry to medicine and forensics, and the ethical challenges that genetic knowledge imparts.

Introduction to Genetics is available for purchase as an e-book in its entirety or as individual chapters, and as a 1-year or 6-month rental.

On Learning from the Patient (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Patrick Casement On Learning from the Patient (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Patrick Casement
R849 Discovery Miles 8 490 Special order

On Learning from the Patient is concerned with the potential for psychoanalytic thinking to become self-perpetuating. Patrick Casement explores the dynamics of the helping relationship - learning to recognize how patients offer cues to the therapeutic experience that they are unconsciously in search of. Using many telling clinical examples, he illustrates how, through trial identification, he has learned to monitor the implications of his own contributions to a session from the viewpoint of the patient. He shows how, with the aid of this internal supervision, many initial failures to respond appropriately can be remedied and even used to the benefit of the therapeutic work. By learning to better distinguish what helps the therapeutic process from what hinders it, ways are discovered to avoid the circularity of pre-conception by analysts who aim to understand the unconscious of others. From this lively examination of key clinical issues, the author comes to see psychoanalytic therapy as a process of re-discovering theory - and developing a technique that is more specifically related to the individual patient. The dynamics illustrated here, particularly the processes of interactive communication and containment, occur in any helping relationship and are applicable throughout the caring professions. Patrick Casement's unusually frank presentation of his own work, aided by his lucid and non-technical language, allows wide scope for readers to form their own ideas about the approach to technique he describes. This Classic Edition includes a new introduction to the work by Andrew Samuels and together with its sequel Further Learning from the Patient, will be an invaluable training resource for trainee and practising analysts or therapists, and those teaching in related professions.

Adult Development and Aging (Hardcover, 7th Edition): John Cavanaugh, Fredda Blanchard-Fields Adult Development and Aging (Hardcover, 7th Edition)
John Cavanaugh, Fredda Blanchard-Fields
R786 R671 Discovery Miles 6 710 Save R115 (15%) Special order

Written within a bio-psychosocial framework, Cavanaugh and Blanchard-Fields' best-selling book covers the specific ages-stages of adult development and aging. In its unparalleled coverage of current research and theory, the authors draw clear connections between research and application. The book's focus on "positive aging" and the gains and losses people experience across adulthood distinguish it from its competitors.

Biological Psychology (Hardcover, 12th edition): James W. Kalat Biological Psychology (Hardcover, 12th edition)
James W. Kalat
R827 R707 Discovery Miles 7 070 Save R120 (15%) Special order

Dr. James W. Kalat's BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY is the most widely used text in the course area, and for good reason: an extremely high level of scholarship, a clear writing style with amusing anecdotes, and precise examples.

Throughout all editions, Kalat's goal has been to make biological psychology accessible to psychology students, not just to biology majors and pre-meds. Another goal has been to convey the excitement of the search for biological explanations of behavior, and Kalat delivers.

Updated with new topics, examples, and recent research findings--and supported by the interactive learning tools provided in the MindTap™ online learning platform--this text speaks to today's students and instructors.

Neuroanatomy: an Illustrated Colour Text (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): Alan R. Crossman, David Neary Neuroanatomy: an Illustrated Colour Text (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
Alan R. Crossman, David Neary
R1,475 Discovery Miles 14 750 Special order

Now fully revised and updated, this leading ICT series volume offers concise, superbly illustrated coverage of neuroanatomy that throughout makes clear the relevance of the anatomy to the practice of modern clinical neurology. Building on the huge success of previous editions, Neuroanatomy ICT, fifth edition is designed and written primarily with the medical student in mind, although it will again be valued by the range of other students and professionals who need a clear, current understanding of this important area. Minimum assumptions are made of existing knowledge of the subject. This edition now comes with an enhanced electronic version - hosted on the new, improved Student Consult platform providing an even richer learning experience and rapid reference anytime, anywhere! "A clear guide to a complex subject that s useful for students and clinicians alike not just for students: it s also the perfect tool for refreshing the memory of a busy clinician" Reviewed by Dr Amit Kumar,GP in Aylesford, On behalf of (journal):Pulse Notoriously difficult concepts made clear in straightforward and concise text Level of detail carefully judged to facilitate understanding of the fundamental neuroanatomical principles and the workings of the nervous system, providing a sound basis for the diagnosis and treatment of contemporary neurological disorders All new line drawings and photographs incorporated throughout to further improve clarity and reflect the latest imaging techniques Clinical material and topic summaries fully updated and highlighted in succinct boxes within the text Clinical syndromes/symptoms index provided with cross-referencing to relevant text Memorable pictorial summaries of symptoms associated with the main clinical syndromes New added value electronic content - including self-assessment material to aid revision and check your understanding - is incorporated within the superb, complimentary enhanced eBook

Pathology at a Glance (Paperback): Caroline Finlayson, Barry Newell Pathology at a Glance (Paperback)
Caroline Finlayson, Barry Newell
R769 Discovery Miles 7 690 Special order

Following the familiar, easy-to-use "at a Glance" format and in full-colour, "Pathology at a Glance" is an accessible introduction and revision text for medical students. Reflecting changes to the curriculum content and assessment methods employed by medical schools, this "at a Glance" provides a user-friendly overview of pathology to encapsulate all that the student needs to know.

"Pathology at a Glance: "Addresses the key principles of pathology that are central to medicineContains full-colour artwork throughout, making the subject easy to understandPresents schematic diagrams on the left page and concise explanations on the rightIs divided into three sections, covering general and systematic pathology and clinical case examplesContains self-assessment material, including 10 structured case study questionsCovers general pathology mechanisms and the clinical pathology of body systemsProvides key information on the epidemiology, pathogenesis and clinical features of the major diseases

This book is an invaluable resource for all medical students, of equal benefit for those starting their study of pathology or approaching finals; for junior doctors approaching their membership exams and anybody who needs a handy reference.

Radiologic Science for Technologists - Physics, Biology, and Protection (Hardcover, 11th Revised edition): Stewart C. Bushong Radiologic Science for Technologists - Physics, Biology, and Protection (Hardcover, 11th Revised edition)
Stewart C. Bushong
R2,322 Discovery Miles 23 220 Special order

Develop the skills you need to safely and effectively produce high-quality medical images with Radiologic Science for Technologists: Physics, Biology, and Protection, 11th Edition. Reorganized and updated with the latest advances in the field, this new edition aligns with the ASRT curriculum to strengthen your understanding of key concepts, and prepare you for success on the ARRT certification exam and in clinical practice. Firmly established as a core resource for medical imaging technology courses, this text gives you a strong foundation in the study and practice of radiologic physics, imaging and exposure, radiobiology, radiation protection, and more. Expanded coverage of radiologic science topics, including radiologic physics, imaging, radiobiology, radiation protection, and more, allows this text to be used over several semesters. Chapter introductions, summaries, outlines, objectives, and key terms help you to organize and pinpoint the most important information. Formulas, conversion tables, and abbreviations are highlighted for easy access to frequently used information. "Penguin" boxes recap the most vital chapter information. End-of-chapter questions include definition exercises, matching, short answer, and calculations to help you review material. Key terms and expanded glossary enable you to easily reference and study content. Highlighted math formulas call attention to key mathematical information for special focus. NEW! Chapters on Radiography/Fluoroscopy Patient Radiation Dose and Computed Tomography Patient Radiation Dose equip you to use the most current patient dosing technology. NEW! Streamlined physics and math sections ensure you're prepared to take the ARRT exam and succeed in the clinical setting.

Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology (Paperback, 12th edition): Elaine N Marieb, Suzanne M Keller Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology (Paperback, 12th edition)
Elaine N Marieb, Suzanne M Keller
R3,846 Discovery Miles 38 460 Special order

For one-semester Anatomy & Physiology courses. Focus on the Essential What, How, & Why of Human Anatomy & Physiology With the 12th Edition of Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology, science educator Suzanne Keller joins bestselling author Elaine Marieb in helping learners focus on the essential What, How, & Why of A&P, without getting sidetracked in unnecessary details. Thoroughly updated with dozens of new figures, photos, and current information on medical recommendations and terminology, the 12th Edition continues to set the standard for brief, accessible one-semester A&P texts. The authors' hallmark clear and friendly writing style has been strengthened with familiar analogies and abundant mnemonic cues that help in learning and remembering concepts. Continuing to offer just the right balance of anatomy, physiology, and clinical coverage, engaging new chapter previews help learners hone in on what structures and functions they are studying, how they function, and why they are important to learn. New vocabulary-building activities, a mobile-friendly eText, and Interactive Physiology 2.0 tutorials expand the options for using Mastering (TM) A&P as an effective practice and learning tool. Also available with Mastering A&P Mastering (TM) A&P is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to engage students and improve results. Instructors ensure that students arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally effective content before class, and encourage critical thinking and retention with in-class resources such as Learning Catalytics (TM). Students can further master concepts after class through assignments that provide hints and answer-specific feedback. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering (TM) A&P does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering A&P, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering A&P, search for: 0134394194 / 9780134394190 Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology Plus Mastering A&P with eText -- Access Card Package, 12/e Package consists of: 0134395328 / 9780134395326 Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology 0134555112 / 9780134555119 Mastering A&P with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology Mastering A&P should only be purchased when required by an instructor.

Kaplan and Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry - Behavioral Science/Clinical Psychiatry (Paperback, Eleventh, International... Kaplan and Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry - Behavioral Science/Clinical Psychiatry (Paperback, Eleventh, International Edition)
Benjamin Sadock, Virginia Alcott Sadock, Pedro Ruiz 1
R2,703 Discovery Miles 27 030 Special order

The Best-Selling Resource in Psychiatry NOW UPDATED with DSM-5! The new and thoroughly updated 11th edition of Kaplan and Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry: Behavioral Sciences/Clinical Psychiatry is a complete overview of the entire field of psychiatry for clinicians, residents, students, and all others who provide mental health care. In this best-selling textbook in psychiatry for over 40 years, the reader will find a thorough discussion of both the behavioral sciences and clinical psychiatry. The 11th edition integrates all the DSM-5 criteria and provides a detailed and comprehensive overview of treatment methods for every known mental disorder. The 11th edition is set apart from any other reference you have and includes: DSM-5 diagnostic tables on every major psychiatric disorder. A psychopharmacology section organized according to mechanisms of action and updated to include all of the new drugs including those in preparation. Extensive use of case studies and illustrations to enhance the learning experience. The most current treatment methods including a description of all newly introduced psychotherapeutic techniques. A completely revised section on neurocognitive disorders organized along the DSM-5 model. An updated and expanded section on child psychiatry; now includes a guide to diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder and other disorders of childhood. The Synopsis of Psychiatry has been the leading clinical psychiatric resource for psychiatrists both in the US and around the world. It has the reputation of being an independent, accurate, reliable and objective compendium of new events in the field of psychiatry. Now in its 11th edition, the tradition continues from the authorities you can trust.

Basic epidemiology (Paperback, 2nd ed): World Health Organization (Who), Ruth Bonita, Robert Beaglehole, Tord Kjellstrom Basic epidemiology (Paperback, 2nd ed)
World Health Organization (Who), Ruth Bonita, Robert Beaglehole, Tord Kjellstrom
R409 Discovery Miles 4 090 Special order

The second edition of this popular textbook provides an introduction to the principles and methods of epidemiology. Since publication of the first edition in 1993, Basic epidemiology has become a standard reference for education, training and research in the field of public health and has been translated into more than 25 languages. It is used widely, for training public health and environment professionals, undergraduate medical students, and students in other health professions. The second edition provides updated examples of how and why the basics of epidemiology are essential to anyone who is required to understand and apply the principles of disease causation and prevention. The book has a particular emphasis on modifiable environmental factors and encourages the application of epidemiology to the prevention of disease and the promotion of health, including environmental and occupational health. It prepares members of the health-related professions to respond to the need for health services to address all aspects of the health of populations, and to ensure that health resources are used to the best possible effect. It shows how good clinical practice is informed by clinical epidemiology; and its lively, concise style is designed to stimulate a continuing interest in the subject. This edition includes comprehensive chapters on the nature and uses of epidemiology; the epidemiological approach to defining and measuring the occurrence of health-related states in populations; the strengths and limitations of epidemiological study designs, causation, the contribution of epidemiology to the prevention of disease, the promotion of health and the development of health policy, and the role of epidemiology in evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of health care. It enables students to describe the common causes of death, disease and disability in her or his community; outline appropriate study designs to answer specific questions concerning disease causation, natural history, prognosis, prevention, and the evaluation of therapy and other interventions to control disease, and critically evaluate the literature.

The Psychology of Work and Organizations - (with 12-month access to CourseMate and CengageBrain eBook Access) (Paperback,... The Psychology of Work and Organizations - (with 12-month access to CourseMate and CengageBrain eBook Access) (Paperback, International Edition)
Steve Woods, Mike West
R728 R620 Discovery Miles 6 200 Save R108 (15%) Special order

Woods and West's The Psychology of Work and Organizations provides students with a complete introduction to how psychology and the changing world of work interact. It seeks to address the challenges of sustainability, ethics and globalization faced in the workplace of today.

Budgeting Concepts for Nurse Managers (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Steven A. Finkler, Mary McHugh Budgeting Concepts for Nurse Managers (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Steven A. Finkler, Mary McHugh
R1,530 Discovery Miles 15 300 Special order

An in-depth guide to preparing accurate nursing budgets, this book will help you improve your financial skills and contribute to your organization's strategic planning. It discusses the different types of budgeting, the budgeting process, forecasting, variance analysis, and costing out nursing services. A variety of settings are included: hospitals, long-term care, home health, community health, managed care, and others. With this guide, you'll learn how to communicate effectively with financial managers, succeed in your role in the budgeting process, and assist in the delivery of high-quality patient care at the lowest possible cost. Each chapter includes Learning Objectives to focus your study and a Summary and Implications for Nurse Managers to reinforce what you've learned. Additional Suggested Readings provides helpful resources for further research and study. An appendix includes numerous sample budget forms and instructions, allowing you to see firsthand the various types of budgeting forms used in day-to-day practice. New "Budgeting for Information Systems" chapter describes how to budget for information technology (IT), what kind of personnel you should consider hiring to support the nursing IT function, and how to evaluate IT products. New "Budgeting for the Operating Room" chapter covers key stakeholders in the budget development process, developing the prioritization process, and specialized aspects of the operating room budget. A discussion of magnet hospitals has been added, including the cost implications of applying for "magnet" status. Coverage now includes different delivery care models and their potential budgetary impact to a health care organization, along with Clinical Ladders and the budgetary implications of nurses "testing-up" the ladder. Budgeting for clinics and same-day surgery facilities is described. Updated and expanded content discusses budget variance analysis and interpretation of budget reports that differ from the planned budget. Includes the budget implications of outsourcing, and how to determine whether outsourcing is cost-effective for a particular service.

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