Understanding the Australian Health Care System, 4th Edition

Edited by Eileen Willis, MEd, PhD, Louise Reynolds, BHSc (PHC) Grad Cert Ed (Higher Edu) PhD FPA and Trudy Judge
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Understanding the Australian Health Care System 4e is the essential guide to the complexities of health care in Australia. Key theoretical concepts and current issues along with the structures and policies influencing health care professionals are explored by leading experts led by authors, Eileen Willis, Louise Reynolds and Trudy Rudge.

The text is divided into two sections. The first is about the multiple systems, services and schemes that make up health care in Australia. The second explores the roles of fifteen health professions working within the current system, with a focus on key themes of interprofessional practice, chronic illness, and quality and safety.

Key Features
  • Comprehensively addresses contemporary issues and concepts to assist with understanding and navigating the Australian health care system
  • Focuses on key issues of chronic illness and provision of safety and quality in the health service
  • Chapter review questions and case studies encourage reflection on clinical relevance
  • Pause for reflection boxes encourage critical thinking
  • Suite of video interviews provides insight into current health care issues and challenges

Additional resources on Evolve

eBook on VitalSource

Student and Instructor Resources on Evolve

  • Video interviews with practitioners and thought leaders
  • Discipline-specific case studies
  • Multiple choice questions

Instructor Resources on Evolve

  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Tutorial planner
  • Test banks

New to this Edition
  • Content now presented in two sections
  • A new chapter on digital health and the Divide to assist the reader with understanding the impact technology has on the overall health system and individual participants
  • New Editor, Trudy Rudge, provides a strong nursing perspective
  • 'Policy insights' per chapter provides the reader with insights into recent policy changes and the impact on individual health professions practice
  • An eBook is included in all print purchases
ISBN 9780729543286
Table of Content

1. Introduction to the Australian health care system

Section One: System Overview
2.       The public health sector and Medicare
3.       The private health sector and private health insurance
4.       International health care systems
5.       Public health in Australia
6.       Primary health care systems and reforms
7.       The Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme: recent trends and options for reform
8.       The aged care sector: residential and community care
9.       Rural health systems: spotlight on equity and access
10.     Indigenous health systems and services
11.     Organising care for the mentally ill in Australia
12.     People living with disability: navigating support and health systems
13.     Australian workers' compensation systems 
14.     The complementary and alternative health care system in Australia
15.     Oral health and dental services 
16.     NEW The digital divide and health

Section Two: Health Professionals
17.     The Health Workforce
18.     Clinical exercise physiology in the Australian health care system
19.     Dietetics and Nutrition: promoting health for all Australians
20.     Health care managers in a changing system
21.     The profession of Medicine
22.     Midwifery: the profession in Australia
23.     Nursing in Australia
24.    Occupational Therapy
25.    Paramedics: the emerging professionalisation of urgent care

Author Information Edited by Eileen Willis, MEd, PhD, Professor, Social Health Sciences, School of Health Sciences, Flinders University, SA, Australia; Louise Reynolds, BHSc (PHC) Grad Cert Ed (Higher Edu) PhD FPA, Lecturer, Social Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, Flinders University, SA, Australia and Trudy Judge
Trim 235 x 191 (7 1/2 x 9 1/4)
Pages 516
Publication Date 04-10-2019
Stock Status In Stock
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