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    Read more about Urban Health: A Practical Application for Clinical Based Learning

    Urban Health: A Practical Application for Clinical Based Learning

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    Contributors: McNeill, Stephens, and Walker

    Publisher: Wayne State University Library System

    License: CC BY-NC

    Urban Health: A Practical Application for Clinical Based Learning is an openly licensed, peer-reviewed textbook for clinical-based nursing educators covering barriers in urban health and their impact on patient health outcomes. The authors explore perspectives of urban communities, urban patients, and urban healthcare providers to offer insight into how healthcare providers can address disparities in urban healthcare, provide meaningful care with the lived experiences of urban patients in mind, and improve patient-provider communication by moving towards a more solution-driven, team-based care approach. Features include learning activities, exemplars, and case studies.

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    Read more about Healthcare in the  United States: Navigating the Basics of a Complex System

    Healthcare in the United States: Navigating the Basics of a Complex System

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    Contributors: Howe, Dozier, and Dickenson

    Publisher: University of North Georgia Press

    License: CC BY-SA

    This book is a collaborative effort among three faculty members from the Darton College of Health Professions, Nursing Department, at Albany State University, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU), and part of the UniversitySystem of Georgia. The book idea originated from a grant-funded program to create open education resources (OER) for students learning in UniversitySystem of Georgia’s eMajor courses. The cost of education in the United States is remarkably expensive, and the added burden of purchasing textbooks for each course can be prohibitive. The opportunity to create free educational materials has been a rewarding experience. A free pdf form of this text is available for download. The authors of this book are registered nurses who have each worked 25 or more years in various roles and specialties within our healthcare system. There have been many changes throughout the years. The authors’ experience and knowledge are from a nursing perspective not found in other texts of similar content.The healthcare system has advanced tremendously since the very beginning of our formalized system. The most significant growth has been in technology use to support, diagnose, increase patient safety, and document patient outcomes.However, more can be done to ensure a system that meets all our citizens’ healthcare needs.Readers of this text will learn a brief history of our healthcare system and explore the current state of health in the U.S. In the next 12 chapters, readers will:

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    Read more about The Fundamentals of Healthcare Administration: Navigating Challenges and Coordinating Care

    The Fundamentals of Healthcare Administration: Navigating Challenges and Coordinating Care

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    Contributors: Hamilton, Howell, and Jordan

    Publisher: University of North Georgia Press

    License: CC BY-SA

    This book is written for those interested in acquiring a thorough knowledge base relative to the intricacies of the organizational theories, customs, and insights significant to the management of health service organizations. It examines the foundational aspects of leadership and management as they relate to establishing and maintaining the principles and practices within healthcare organizations. The book opens with a discussion on the differences between health, healthcare, and health care while providing an overview of healthcare management and organizational trends. It culminates in discussions of leadership, management, motivation, organizational behavior, and management thinking. Additionally, it discusses topics of information technology, teamwork, health disparities, organizational culture, performance, and change.

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    Read more about Big Data for Epidemiology: Applied Data Analysis Using National Health Surveys

    Big Data for Epidemiology: Applied Data Analysis Using National Health Surveys

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    Contributor: Kindratt

    Publisher: Mavs Open Press

    License: CC BY

    National data sets provide an avenue for students to practice data analytic skills while also answering meaningful research questions. This open education resource was developed to train future public health professionals how to conduct secondary data analysis of national health surveys using SAS statistical software. SAS software was selected because it is one of the most commonly used software programs used among public health departments and academia. The book includes details on how to analyze public-use data from five common national health surveys, including the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS), Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and National Health and Nutrition and Examination Survey (NHANES). All datasets and corresponding syntax files are available from the Open ICPSR Data Repository.

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    Read more about Critical Thinking in Academic Research - Second Edition

    Critical Thinking in Academic Research - Second Edition

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    Contributors: Gruwell and Ewing

    Publisher: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

    License: CC BY-SA

    Critical Thinking in Academic Research - 2nd Edition provides examples and easy-to-understand explanations to equip students with the skills to develop research questions, evaluate and choose the right sources, search for information, and understand arguments. This 2nd Edition includes new content based on student feedback as well as additional interactive elements throughout the text.

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    Read more about Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology - Australian Edition

    Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology - Australian Edition

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    Contributors: Chruścik, Kauter, Whiteside, and Windus

    Publisher: University of Southern Queensland

    License: CC BY-SA

    The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is committed to advancing the use of open textbooks in higher education. This textbook is a tool to support first year anatomy and physiology courses taught in Australia, aiming to provide students with an increased access to free, high-quality learning materials.

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    Read more about Interpreting Canada’s 2019 Food Guide and Food Labelling for Health Professionals

    Interpreting Canada’s 2019 Food Guide and Food Labelling for Health Professionals

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    Contributors: Lapum, St-Amant, and Hughes

    Publisher: Ryerson University

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    This textbook provides the novice learner with a foundational understanding of Canada’s 2019 Food Guide and Food Labelling. It highlights important considerations for future health professionals seeking to adopt the new food guide into their practice, including strategies towards healthy eating. This open textbook underscores a relational inquiry approach to inform discussions with clients about nutrition and healthy eating.

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    Read more about Vaccine Practice for Health Professionals - 1st Canadian Edition

    Vaccine Practice for Health Professionals - 1st Canadian Edition

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    Contributors: St-Amant, Lapum, and English

    Publisher: Ryerson University

    License: CC BY-SA

    This open access textbook is intended to guide best practices in vaccine delivery in Canada. This resource is designed for students in post-secondary health profession programs, including nursing. It may also be useful for graduate students and healthcare providers. This textbook provides information related to clinical practice, including the administration of vaccine, and communication with clients.

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    Read more about A Quick Guide to Quantitative Research in the Social Sciences

    A Quick Guide to Quantitative Research in the Social Sciences

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    Contributor: Davies

    Publisher: University of Wales Trinity Saint David

    License: CC BY-NC

    This resource is intended as an easy-to-use guide for anyone who needs some quick and simple advice on quantitative aspects of research in social sciences, covering subjects such as education, sociology, business, nursing. If you area qualitative researcher who needs to venture into the world of numbers, or a student instructed to undertake a quantitative research project despite a hatred for maths, then this booklet should be a real help.

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    Read more about Human Anatomy Lab Manual

    Human Anatomy Lab Manual

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    Contributor: Wilk-Blaszczak

    Publisher: Mavs Open Press

    License: CC BY

    This is a lab manual for a college-level human anatomy course. Mastery of anatomy requires a fair amount of memorization and recall skills. The activities in this manual encourage students to engage with new vocabulary in many ways, including grouping key terms, matching terms to structures, recalling definitions, and written exercises. Most of the activities in this manual utilize anatomical models, and several dissections of animal tissues and histological examinations are also included. Each unit includes both pre- and post-lab questions and six lab exercises designed for a classroom where students move from station to station. The vocabulary terms used in each unit are listed at the end of the manual and serve as a checklist for practicals.

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