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Health care advocacy : a guide for busy clinicians

Author: Laura Sessums
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is critical for today's clinicians to understand the process of health policy advocacy. Outside influences, from the advent of managed care in the 1980s to recent health care reforms, have an enormous impact on the care clinicians are able to provide their patients.¡ Clinical training often does not address the advocacy process or teach advocacy skills, leaving lawyers and politicians to argue for policies that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Health care advocacy.
New York : Springer, 2011
(DLC) 2011932230
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Sessums
ISBN: 9781441969149 1441969144 1441969136 9781441969132
OCLC Number: 755068811
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 129 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Clinicians and Health Care Advocacy: The Reasons Why --
How Does Federal Health Policy Work? --
Tools and Resources to Build Advocacy Skills --
Opportunities for Advocacy in the Legislative Branch --
The Rules of the Game --
Advocacy in the Executive Branch of Government --
Establishing a Health Policy Strategy at the Association Level --
Building Partnerships and Coalition Advocacy --
State-Level Advocacy --
Local Advocacy for the Health Care Professional --
Clinicians and Health Care Advocacy: What Comes Next?
Responsibility: Laura Sessums [and others], editors.

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Written by clinicians, for clinicians, Clinicians and Health Care Advocacy focuses on the ways policy works and individual professionals alike can affect policy. Case-based examples of clinician  Read more...

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