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Health care practice in Australia : policy, context and innovations

Author: Sandra Taylor, Dr.; Michelle Foster, Dr.; Jennifer Fleming, Dr.
Publisher: South Melbourne, Vic. ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Health Care Practice in Australia" analyses the challenges faced by contemporary Australian health professionals, proposes principles for contemporary health care practice, and provides examples of innovations in practice. It introduces some of the emerging perspectives on health and illness, policy approaches and practice frameworks, while helping students to understand the complexities of the current healthcare  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra Taylor, Dr.; Michelle Foster, Dr.; Jennifer Fleming, Dr.
ISBN: 9780195558333 0195558332
OCLC Number: 190867166
Description: xxi, 328 pages
Contents: Part I. The concept and context of health in contemporary health care --
1. The concept of health / Sandra Taylor --
2. Contemporary frameworks of health care / Sandra Taylor --
3. The health care system in Australia / Michele Foster and Jennifer Fleming --
4. Fields of health service provision / Michele Foster --
5. Health care workforce / Jennifer Fleming --
6. The policy context of health care pratice / Michele Foster and Jennifer Fleming --
7. Contemporary health care practice / Jennifer Fleming, Michele Foster and Sandra Taylor --
Part II. Innovations in contemporary health care practice --
8. Collaborative Health Care Practice within the Rural Context / Margaret Alston and Elaine Dietsch --
9. Continuity and Change in Rehabilitation: The Shift Towards Community Based Services / Emmah Doig and Pim Kuipers. 10. Improving Practice by Respecting Indigenous Knowledge and Ways of Knowing / Elizabeth Kendall, Judith Milliken, Leda Barnet and Catherine Marshall --
11. Encouraging Principles of Consumer Participation and Partnership: the way forward in mental health practice in Australia / Robert Bland and Miranda Epstein --
12. Reducing Preventable Health Disadvantage for People with Disabilities through Physical Activity Promotion / Sean Tweedy --
13. The Frontier of Information Technology in Health / Tammy Hoffman, Kryss McKenna and Sally Bennett --
14. Economic Evaluations and Decision Making in Health Care / Terry Haines.
Responsibility: edited by Sandra Taylor, Michelle Foster and Jennifer Fleming.
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"Health Care Practice in Australia" analyses the challenges faced by contemporary Australian health professionals, proposes principles for contemporary health care practice, and provides examples of innovations in practice. It introduces some of the emerging perspectives on health and illness, policy approaches and practice frameworks, while helping students to understand the complexities of the current healthcare policy agenda.

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