Twenty-nine practitioners combine their expertise to bring clarity to an issue that is at the forefront of discussion-home health care.
The field is emerging and is growing faster than most professionals and their patients can keep up with. Here is a text in which the authors make every effort to provide readers with the latest thinking and technology that can better the home health care field. Spiralling costs have forced all aspects of illnesses to be closely scrutinized for possible home care applications and financial savings.
The industry is growing rapidly, fueled by increasing service and constant technological breakthroughs, but the overriding philosophy must be focused on cost containment with maintenance of high quality care. This book is directed at providing highly practical, up-to-date information that health care professionals can use in their daily practices.
Table of Contents
The Physician and Home Health Care, John S. Spratt, M.D. and Rhonda L. Hawley, B.S.
Systems Approach to Home Health Care, Robert E. Hoye, Ph.D. and M. Therese Dalton, R.N., M.P.A.
Respiratory Therapy/DME, Dan K. Robinson
Venous Access Ports, Michael J. Edwards, M.D. and Scott W. Taber, M.D.
IV Antibiotic Therapy, Hiram C. Polk, Jr., M.D. and Anna K. Huang, M.D.
Pain Management, Benjamin M. Rigor, Sr., M.D.
Chemotherapy, Terence J. Hadley, M.D.
Nutrition, Paul Mangino, R.Ph. and Paula Zelle
Rehabilitative Therapy, David R. Watkins, M.D. and Joanne Berryman, R.N.
Home Care of Communicative Disorders, David R. Cunningham, Ph.D. and Barbara M. Baker, Ph.D.
An Overview of Hospice Home Care, Barbara Head, R.N., C.R.N.H., A.C.S.W.
The Role of the Social Worker in Home Care, Bibhuti K. Sar, Ph.D. and Iris Phillips, M.S.S.W.
Legal Aspects of Home Health Care, Brian K. Brake, J.D.
Total Quality Management in Home Health Care, Vanita Bellen, B.S., B.Comm., M.H.S.
Pediatric Home Care, Sofia M. Franco, M.D.
Pediatric Pulmonary Disease, Nemr S. Eid, M.D.
Home Health Care of Chronically/Terminally Ill Child, Salvatore J. Bertolone, M.D.
Home Care of Radiation Patient, William J. Spanos, Jr., M.D.
Home Care of Head and Neck Patient, David S. Robinson, M.D.
Mental Health in Home Health Care, Danielle Turns, M.D.
Oral Health Management in Chronically Ill Patients, Margaret Hill, D.M.D. and Regan L. Moore, D.D.S., M.S.D.
Home Care of the Cardiac Patient, Albert G. Goldin, M.D.