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Principles of Health Navigation Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access
Understanding Roles and Career Options

Author(s): Karen (Kay) M. Perrin, MPH, PhD, Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, University of South Florida, College of Public Health, Tampa, Florida
  • ISBN-13: 9781284090765
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     286 pages      © 2017
Price: $68.95 US List
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Each new print copy of Principles of Health Navigation also includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, and a dashboard that reports actionable data.

The need for individuals with the skills to help patients obtain and maximally benefit from community services, clinical care, and health insurance has become critical in the increasingly complex and expensive U.S. health system. Those with health navigator training may assist individuals with limited health literacy as well as the elderly with accessing community services.  They may facilitate access to care and follow-up for sick and complicated patients with cancer, HIV, and a range of other complex problems. In addition these individuals can assist with identifying and enrolling patients in health insurance plans including those available through the ACA Exchanges as well as Medicaid, Medicare, and Community Health Centers.

Principles of Health Navigation: Understanding Roles and Career Options is the first book in the Jones & Bartlett Learning Health Navigation series—an original series designed to prepare students for this exciting new career path. Principles of Health Navigation is an introductory text that incorporates the recommendations of the Community Colleges and Public Health project, an initiative of the ASPPH "Framing the Future" Task Force.

Divided into four sections, the text explores Prevention and Community Health, Introduction to Health Care and Health Insurance, Care of the Individual, and Accessing and Analyzing Health Information.

Key Features:

  • Introduces the concept of prevention through the life-cycle, the different roles and types of health care providers as well as various health care institutions
  • Examines health insurance including its history, international comparison to U.S. system, types, terminology, access to care, administrative regulations, social justice, and use of health insurance
  • Looks at essential health care services such as preventive and wellness services, behavioral health treatment, palliative care, hospice, and more
  • Discusses quality and safety of healthcare (HIPAA, JACHO, privacy and confidentiality, etc.)
  • Surveys the role of public health institutions in healthcare delivery (licensure, regulation, communicable disease control, disaster planning and management, environmental protection, worker’s compensation, and Family Medical Leave Act)
  • Explores topics related to the care of the individual including patient assessment, communication, diseases and treatments, quality of life, end of life care, and patient rights, responsibilities, and resources
Chapter  1  Health Care Personnel
Part  I  Prevention and Community Health
Chapter  2  Preventive Health Care through the Lifespan
Chapter  3  Role of Public Health Institutions in Healthcare Delivery
Part  II  Introduction to Health Care and Health Insurance
Chapter  4  In-Patient Health Care Services
Chapter  5  Outpatient Health Care Facilities
Chapter  6  Health Insurance
Chapter  7  Defining Quality in Health Care
Part  III  Care of the Individual
Chapter  8  Individual Assessment
Chapter  9  Infectious Disease
Chapter  10  Chronic Disease
Chapter  11  Health-Related Quality of Life (HROL) and End of Life Planning and Decisions
Part  IV  Accessing and Analyzing Health Information
Chapter  12  Health Literacy
Chapter  13  Accessing and Using Health Information
Chapter  14  Analyzing Health Information for Clinical Practice

Karen (Kay) M. Perrin, MPH, PhD-Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, University of South Florida, College of Public Health, Tampa, Florida

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781284090765

Instructor Manual
Sample Instructor's Manual
Sample TestBank
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