Mathematics Explained for Healthcare Practitioners

Author: Derek Haylock,Paul Warburton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446289915

Category: Medical

Page: 264

View: 818

If you find mathematics a struggle, or if mathematics makes you panic - whether you're a student preparing for a calculations test, or a qualified healthcare professional - this is the book for you. Its focus is first and foremost on helping you develop a proper and lasting understanding of mathematical concepts and processes in a healthcare context, with an emphasis on developing mental strategies to reinforce your feeling for number and numerical relationships. Clear, accessible chapters take you step-by-step through specific sets of objectives, and once you feel you have fully mastered a particular mathematical process, you're encouraged to practise your skills through a range of practical examples. Each chapter also contains a 'Spot the Errors' feature designed to reflect the busy, pressurised healthcare environment. Written by Derek Haylock, a best-selling mathematics educator, and Paul Warburton, co-ordinator of the Non-Medical Prescribing programme at Edge Hill University, the book is directly linked to the NMC's competencies and will give you the confidence to perform the safe, error-free calculations required of all healthcare professionals.
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Mathematics Explained for Primary Teachers

Author: Derek Haylock,Ralph Manning

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473902851

Category: Education

Page: 496

View: 3873

Get access to an interactive eBook* when you buy the paperback! (Print paperback version only, ISBN 9781446285879) A Unique Blend of Digital and Print Learning Resources! 5 Star student reviews: “A must have for teachers-to-be, especially those who are a bit shaky on their maths knowledge!” “Not many maths books keep me fixated but this is one that is definitely worth the money.” “It is a book I will be using even when in the classroom.” Mathematics Explained for Primary Teachers develops your understanding of mathematical concepts and processes, and how children learn them, so you can confidently teach mathematics to primary children. Tried and tested, the fifth edition of Derek Haylock’s much loved textbook matches the 2014 curriculum requirements for England. Every chapter integrates children’s learning, classroom practice, and teacher’s own requirements for subject knowledge, making this the ideal text to guide you through your studies and beyond. More than just a book! The new edition is supported by FREE access to an interactive eBook and a companion website allowing you to use a wealth of teaching and learning resources. You can use the eBook to study where and when you want, and read, annotate and search the book on a tablet, laptop or PC. You can also visit study.sagepub.com/haylock5e to access: Videos by the author introduce core themes of each section and explain key mathematical processes. Links to the National Curriculum specify the statutory requirements for primary schools in England that relate to the mathematical content of each chapter. Learning and Teaching points highlight important issues you may face in the classroom and provide practical guidance for teaching. Self-assessment questions help check your understanding and provide immediate feedback to see how well you have done. Select SAGE journal articles to support literature reviews and wider reading. Lesson Plan Activities by Ralph Manning support content-focused chapters and contain creative mathematics tasks across the primary age range. A Student Workbook is also available to accompany this book, including over 700 practice problems to help you understand, apply and teach primary mathematics. Derek Haylock is an education consultant and writer with a background in mathematics teaching, teacher education and classroom-based research in mathematics education. Ralph Manning is an independent consultant in primary education. He has worked as a primary teacher and as a lecturer in primary teacher education for 18 years, following a career in IT. *interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook
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Understanding Mathematics for Young Children

A Guide for Teachers of Children 3-8

Author: Derek Haylock,Anne D Cockburn

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446289370

Category: Education

Page: 344

View: 9868

Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post arrive? Request your e-inspection copy today! 'This book was a delight to read. The mathematical content is excellent and the approach to explaining complex concepts is exceptionally good!' -Dr Jennifer Way, University of Sydney 'I'm a really big fan of this book: it is the single most influential text in my experience of working with primary maths teachers in the last 12 years' - Andy Tynemouth, Every Child Counts National Adviser, Edge Hill University 'Every teacher of maths should read this book! It helped me realize why some children are struggling with doing simple word problems' -Amazon reader review If you are a teacher or student teacher in a nursery or primary school, you need a secure understanding of the mathematical ideas behind the material you will use in the classroom. To help young children develop their understanding of mathematics, you need to develop your own understanding of how mathematics is learnt. In this indispensible book, the authors help you to understand mathematical concepts and how children come to understand them, and also help develop your own confidence with mathematical activities. Each chapter of this book includes: -Real-life examples and illustrations from children and teachers in the classroom -The research behind some of the concepts and teaching approaches discussed -Pauses to reflect and discuss your own mathematical knowledge and experience -Age-appropriate classroom activities to try with your class or group.
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Irrationality in Health Care

What Behavioral Economics Reveals About What We Do and Why

Author: Douglas E. Hough

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804785740

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 8085

The health care industry in the U.S. is peculiar. We spend close to 18% of our GDP on health care, yet other countries get better results—and we don't know why. To date, we still lack widely accepted answers to simple questions, such as "Would requiring everyone to buy health insurance make us better off?" Drawing on behavioral economics as an alternative to the standard tools of health economics, author Douglas E. Hough seeks to more clearly diagnose the ills of health care today. A behavioral perspective makes sense of key contradictions—from the seemingly irrational choices that we sometimes make as patients, to the incongruous behavior of physicians, to the morass of the long-lived debate surrounding reform. With the new health care law in effect, it is more important than ever that consumers, health care industry leaders, and the policymakers who are governing change reckon with the power and sources of our behavior when it comes to health.
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Understanding Evidence in Health Care

Using Clinical Epidemiology

Author: Suhail Doi

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9781420256697

Category: Medical

Page: 217

View: 4738

Understanding Evidence in Health Care delivers the essentials of clinical epidemiology for health practitioners, enabling them to practise evidence-based health care. Divided into two parts, Understanding Evidence in Health Care explains both the key concepts behind research output and how to interpret and apply the research. It teaches health care professionals how to: how to have an effective understanding of published reports, interact with hard-to-find and hard-to-understand terminology, and get real understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of scientific information in their field. Understanding Evidence in Health Care develops the reader's skills in a logical flow of background principles, useful data examples, clearly explained tables and figures, and end-of-chapter readings and exercises, thus offering invaluable guidance to doctors, nurses and health professionals in all fields.
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Consumer-Driven Health Care

Implications for Providers, Payers, and Policy-Makers

Author: Regina E. Herzlinger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780787972165

Category: Medical

Page: 928

View: 4263

Professor Herzlinger documents how the consumer-driven health care movement is being implemented and its impact on insurers, providers, new intermediaries, and governments. With additional contributions by health care’s leading strategists, innovators, regulators and scholars, Consumer-Driven Health Care presents a compelling vision of a health care system built to satisfy the people it serves. This comprehensive resource includes the most important thinking on the topic and compelling case studies of consumer-driven health care (CDHC) in action, here and abroad, including new consumer-driven intermediaries for information and support; types of insurance plans; focused factories for delivering health care; personalized drugs and devices; and government roles.
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Motivational Interviewing in Health Care

Helping Patients Change Behavior

Author: Stephen Rollnick,William R. Miller,Christopher Butler

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 159385613X

Category: Medical

Page: 210

View: 7794

Much of health care today involves helping patients manage conditions whose outcomes can be greatly influenced by lifestyle or behavior change. Written specifically for health care professionals, this concise book presents powerful tools to enhance communication with patients and guide them in making choices to improve their health, from weight loss, exercise, and smoking cessation, to medication adherence and safer sex practices. Engaging dialogues and vignettes bring to life the core skills of motivational interviewing (MI) and show how to incorporate this brief evidence-based approach into any health care setting. Appendices include MI training resources and publications on specific medical conditions. This book is in the Applications of Motivational Interviewing series.
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Numeracy and Clinical Calculations for Nurses

Author: Neil Davison

Publisher: Lantern Publications

ISBN: 9781908625243

Category: Medical

Page: 176

View: 5847

Numeracy and Clinical Calculations for Nurses is a user-friendly introduction for student nurses which guides the reader from the basics through to the core calculations required in a healthcare setting.
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The Semantic Web Explained

The Technology and Mathematics behind Web 3.0

Author: Péter Szeredi,Gergely Lukácsy,Tamás Benkő,Zsolt Nagy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521700361

Category: Computers

Page: 478

View: 4482

"The Semantic Web is a new area of research and development in the field of computer science that aims to make it easier for computers to process the huge amount of information on the Web, and indeed other large databases, by enabling them not only to read, but also to understand the information. Based on successful courses taught by the authors, and liberally sprinkled with examples and exercises, this comprehensive textbook describes not only the theoretical issues underlying the Semantic Web, but alsoalgorithms, optimisation ideas and implementation details. The book will therefore be valuable to practitioners as well as students, indeed to anyone who is interested in Internet technology, knowledge engineering or description logics. Supplementary materials available online include the source code of program examples and solutions to selected exercises"--
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Poverty and the Myths of Health Care Reform

Author: Richard(Buz) Cooper

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421420228

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 4128

In Poverty and the Myths of Health Care Reform, Dr. Richard (Buz) Cooper argues that US poverty and high health care spending are inextricably entwined. Our nation’s health care system bears a financial burden that is greater than in any other developed country in large part because impoverished patients use more health care, driving up costs across the board. Drawing on decades of research, Dr. Cooper illuminates the geographic patterns of poverty, wealth, and health care utilization that exist across neighborhoods, regions, and states—and between countries. He chronicles the historical threads that have led to such differences, examines the approaches that have been taken to combat poverty throughout US history, and analyzes the impact that structural changes now envisioned for clinical practice are likely to have. His research reveals that ignoring the impact of low income on health care utilization while blaming rising costs on waste, inefficiency, and unnecessary care has led policy makers to reshape clinical practice in ways that impede providers who care for the poor. The first book to address the fundamental nexus that binds poverty and income inequality to soaring health care utilization and spending, Poverty and the Myths of Health Care Reform is a must-read for medical professionals, public health scholars, politicians, and anyone concerned with the heavy burden of inequality on the health of Americans.
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Managing Innovation in Healthcare

Author: James Barlow

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 1786341549

Category:

Page: 444

View: 4626

Across the world, the demands placed on health systems are growing rapidly. Developed countries face the challenge of providing services to an ageing population with changing health needs, while countries with developing health systems must find ways of ensuring their populations are provided with access to healthcare. Innovative thinking is essential to meet these twin challenges, but innovation is both a cause and cure of many struggles in healthcare — we need it, but it is hard to manage and the introduction of new technology can lead to higher costs. Using real-life examples and case studies from around the world, this book introduces the latest thinking on understanding and managing healthcare innovation more effectively. It does this from the perspective of governments responsible for shaping health policy, healthcare organisations providing services and juggling competing demands, and from the perspective of the industries that supply the new drugs, devices and other technologies. Managing Innovation in Healthcare is the perfect accompaniment for MSc, PhD and MBA students on health policy, management and public health courses, as well as managers, consultants and policy makers involved in healthcare services in both the public and private sector.
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Unforgettable Faces

Through the Eyes of a Nurse Practitioner

Author: Elizabeth D. Tate,Michael R. Pranzatelli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780967336503

Category: Social Science

Page: 460

View: 1969

Set in major New York City clinics, this creative, non-fiction narrative features human interest stories. Its uplifting and positive human journey through the gamut of emotions makes it a compelling page turner. Unforgettable Faces explores the bonds between a nurse practitioner and her patients, her struggle to be true to herself and her professional role, and the obstacles she encounters. Succinct, updated health information for the health- conscious consumer follows each story.
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Statistics for Healthcare Professionals

An Introduction

Author: Ian Scott,Deborah Mazhindu

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446298027

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 6038

This book introduces you to the basic rules and principles of statistics and shows you how straightforward statistical tests can be performed and analysed in relation to healthcare. Key features of the text are: -Examples which show how statistics are used in the real world -Exercises to test your understanding and develop your proficiency -A glossary to remind you of key terms. -Additional online material including guides to using Microsoft Excel and SPSS and sample datasets.
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The Learning Healthcare System

Workshop Summary

Author: Institute of Medicine,Roundtable on Evidence-Based Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309133937

Category: Medical

Page: 374

View: 4022

As our nation enters a new era of medical science that offers the real prospect of personalized health care, we will be confronted by an increasingly complex array of health care options and decisions. The Learning Healthcare System considers how health care is structured to develop and to apply evidence--from health profession training and infrastructure development to advances in research methodology, patient engagement, payment schemes, and measurement--and highlights opportunities for the creation of a sustainable learning health care system that gets the right care to people when they need it and then captures the results for improvement. This book will be of primary interest to hospital and insurance industry administrators, health care providers, those who train and educate health workers, researchers, and policymakers. The Learning Healthcare System is the first in a series that will focus on issues important to improving the development and application of evidence in health care decision making. The Roundtable on Evidence-Based Medicine serves as a neutral venue for cooperative work among key stakeholders on several dimensions: to help transform the availability and use of the best evidence for the collaborative health care choices of each patient and provider; to drive the process of discovery as a natural outgrowth of patient care; and, ultimately, to ensure innovation, quality, safety, and value in health care.
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Handbook of Mathematical Models in Computer Vision

Author: Nikos Paragios,Yunmei Chen,Olivier D. Faugeras

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387288317

Category: Computers

Page: 606

View: 4498

Abstract Biological vision is a rather fascinating domain of research. Scientists of various origins like biology, medicine, neurophysiology, engineering, math ematics, etc. aim to understand the processes leading to visual perception process and at reproducing such systems. Understanding the environment is most of the time done through visual perception which appears to be one of the most fundamental sensory abilities in humans and therefore a significant amount of research effort has been dedicated towards modelling and repro ducing human visual abilities. Mathematical methods play a central role in this endeavour. Introduction David Marr's theory v^as a pioneering step tov^ards understanding visual percep tion. In his view human vision was based on a complete surface reconstruction of the environment that was then used to address visual subtasks. This approach was proven to be insufficient by neuro-biologists and complementary ideas from statistical pattern recognition and artificial intelligence were introduced to bet ter address the visual perception problem. In this framework visual perception is represented by a set of actions and rules connecting these actions. The emerg ing concept of active vision consists of a selective visual perception paradigm that is basically equivalent to recovering from the environment the minimal piece information required to address a particular task of interest.
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The Health Care Handbook

A Clear and Concise Guide to the United States Health Care System

Author: Elisabeth Askin,Nathan Moore

Publisher: Washington University in St Louis

ISBN: 9780615650937

Category: Consumer education

Page: 239

View: 540

The American health care system is vast, complex and confusing. Books about it shouldn't be. This book is your one-stop guide to the people, organizations and industries that make up the U.S. health care system and the major issues the system faces today. The book is the work of two medical students at Washington University, Elisabeth Askin and Nathan Moore. When Elisabeth and Nathan worked to educate themselves about the American health care system they couldn't find a source that was comprehensive, understandable and non-biased - so they decided to write it themselves. It's rigorously researched and scrupulously unbiased yet written in a conversational and humorous tone that's a pleasure to read and illuminates the convoluted health care system and its many components. The book is essential reading for health professionals, health professions students, and anyone who interacts with the U.S. health care system.
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The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets

Author: Simon Singh

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1620402777

Category: Art

Page: 253

View: 1873

Based on interviews with the writers of The Simpsons and accompanied by images from the show, facsimiles of scripts, paintings and drawings and other imagery, this fascinating book reveals the meaningful mathematical concepts behind the most successful show in TV history.
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How Doctors Think

Author: Jerome Groopman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547348636

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 6557

On average, a physician will interrupt a patient describing her symptoms within eighteen seconds. In that short time, many doctors decide on the likely diagnosis and best treatment. Often, decisions made this way are correct, but at crucial moments they can also be wrong -- with catastrophic consequences. In this myth-shattering book, Jerome Groopman pinpoints the forces and thought processes behind the decisions doctors make. Groopman explores why doctors err and shows when and how they can -- with our help -- avoid snap judgments, embrace uncertainty, communicate effectively, and deploy other skills that can profoundly impact our health. This book is the first to describe in detail the warning signs of erroneous medical thinking and reveal how new technologies may actually hinder accurate diagnoses. How Doctors Think offers direct, intelligent questions patients can ask their doctors to help them get back on track. Groopman draws on a wealth of research, extensive interviews with some of the country’s best doctors, and his own experiences as a doctor and as a patient. He has learned many of the lessons in this book the hard way, from his own mistakes and from errors his doctors made in treating his own debilitating medical problems. How Doctors Think reveals a profound new view of twenty-first-century medical practice, giving doctors and patients the vital information they need to make better judgments together.
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Calculation Skills for Nurses

Author: Claire Boyd

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111844891X

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 8413

Providing nursing students with words of wisdom and advice from real-life student nurses, Calculation Skills for Nurses enables you to calculate drug dosages with ease, boosting your confidence and competence in this core area of nursing practice. The book takes away the fear of calculations, making it approachable, easy and fun, and ties in with the NMC standards for pre-registration education and the Essential Skills Clusters. It is filled with examples and questions based on real life nursing and healthcare situations and includes key information displayed on the inside back cover for quick look-up on clinical placements.
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The New Math

A Political History

Author: Christopher J. Phillips

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022618501X

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 8840

An era of sweeping cultural change in America, the postwar years saw the rise of beatniks and hippies, the birth of feminism, and the release of the first video game. It was also the era of new math. Introduced to US schools in the late 1950s and 1960s, the new math was a curricular answer to Cold War fears of American intellectual inadequacy. In the age of Sputnik and increasingly sophisticated technological systems and machines, math class came to be viewed as a crucial component of the education of intelligent, virtuous citizens who would be able to compete on a global scale. In this history, Christopher J. Phillips examines the rise and fall of the new math as a marker of the period’s political and social ferment. Neither the new math curriculum designers nor its diverse legions of supporters concentrated on whether the new math would improve students’ calculation ability. Rather, they felt the new math would train children to think in the right way, instilling in students a set of mental habits that might better prepare them to be citizens of modern society—a world of complex challenges, rapid technological change, and unforeseeable futures. While Phillips grounds his argument in shifting perceptions of intellectual discipline and the underlying nature of mathematical knowledge, he also touches on long-standing debates over the place and relevance of mathematics in liberal education. And in so doing, he explores the essence of what it means to be an intelligent American—by the numbers.
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