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Title An introduction to hospitals and inpatient care / Eugenia L. Siegler, Saeid Mirafzali, Janice B. Foust, editors.

Publication Info. New York : Springer Pub., [2003]


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Description 1 online resource (xv, 351 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Ch. 1. Hospitals: from stand-alone to networks and systems -- Ch. 2. Paying for hospital care -- Ch. 3. Working in teams -- Ch. 4. Nurses and nursing care -- Ch. 5. Training physicians in the hospital -- 6. Physician assistants and nurse practitioners -- Ch. 7. Medical informatics -- Ch. 8. Hospitalization can be dangerous -- Ch. 9. Preventing functional decline -- Ch. 10. Choosing alternatives to restraints -- Ch. 11. Deciding about diets -- Ch. 12. Wound care -- Ch. 13. The delirious patient -- Ch. 14. Isolation -- Ch. 15. Care management and case management -- Ch. 16. Hospitalists -- Ch. 17. Easing the transition between nursing home and hospital -- Ch. 18. Discharge planning -- Ch. 19. Maintaining the patient's health in the community -- Ch. 20. Families: roles, needs, and expectations -- Ch. 21. Providing culturally competent care -- Ch. 22. Ethics committees and case consultation -- Ch. 23. The patient as research participant -- Ch. 24. End-of-life care planning -- Ch. 25. Preventing errors -- Ch. 26. Risk management -- Ch. 27. The role of outcomes research -- Ch. 28. Creating quality improvement projects.
Note Print version record.
Summary This book offers an overview of key elements of the hospital -- its structure, administration, and its functioning. Students and new clinicians may be so focused on mastering specific clinical skills that they have little time to observe or question the whole process of care. This book looks beyond acute disease to the environment of care, how it works, how it doesn't work, and how it might improve. Issues discussed include understanding and communicating with families, the basics of hospital finance, how dangerous hospitalization can be to the elderly, and how to minimize errors. Medical stud.
Subject Hospitals -- Administration.
Hospital care.
Hospital patients -- Services for.
Hospital Administration.
Ethics, Institutional.
Patient Care.
Quality Assurance, Health Care.
MEDICAL -- Hospital Administration & Care.
Hospital care. (OCoLC)fst00960937
Hospital patients -- Services for. (OCoLC)fst00961031
Hospitals -- Administration. (OCoLC)fst00961176
Added Author Siegler, Eugenia L.
Mirafzali, Saeid.
Foust, Janice B.
Other Form: Print version: Introduction to hospitals and inpatient care. New York : Springer Pub., ©2003 0826121942 9780826121943 (DLC) 2002036656 (OCoLC)50913521
ISBN 9780826121950 (electronic bk.)
0826121950 (electronic bk.)
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