Best Health Care Delivery Books
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1. Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration's Response to the Pandemic That Changed History
Author: by Yasmeen Abutaleb
Harper (June 29, 2021)
From the Washington Post journalists Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Palettathe definitive account of the Trump administration’s tragic mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the chaos, incompetence, and craven politicization that has led to more than a half million American deaths and counting.
Since the day Donald Trump was elected, his critics warned that an unexpected crisis would test the former reality-television hostand they predicted that the president would prove unable to meet the moment. In 2020, that crisis came to pass, with the outcomes more devastating and consequential than anyone dared to imagine.
Nightmare Scenario is the complete story of Donald Trump’s handlingand mishandlingof the COVID-19 catastrophe, during the period of January 2020 up to Election Day that year. Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta take us deep inside the White House, from the Situation Room to the Oval Office, to show how the members of the administration launched an all-out war against the health agencies, doctors, and scientific communities, all in their futile attempts to wish away the worst global pandemic in a century.
2. Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response
Author: by Andy Slavitt
June 15, 2021
NATIONAL BESTSELLER *Painfully good. The book could have been called, Outrageous.’ The story Andy Slavitt tells is not just about Trump’s monumental failures but also about the deeper ones that started long before, with our health system, our politics, and more.
Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal The definitive, behind-the-scenes look at the U.S. Coronavirus crisis from one of themost recognizable and influential voices in healthcareFrom former Biden Senior Advisor Andy Slavitt, Preventable is the definitive inside account of the United States’ failed response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Slavitt chronicles what he saw and how much could have been prevented – an unflinching investigation of the cultural, political, and economic drivers that led to unnecessary loss of life. With unparalleled access to the key players throughout the government on both sides of the aisle, the principal public figures, as well as the people working on the frontline involved in fighting the virus, Slavitt brings you into the room as fateful decisions are made and focuses on the people at the center of the political system, health care system, patients, and caregivers.
3. Pocket Primary Care (Pocket Notebook Series)
Author: by Dr. Meghan M. Kiefer MD
Pocket Primary Care, Second Edition, is a practical, high-yield reference for quick answers to common diagnostic questions in the outpatient setting. This easy-to-use, loose-leaf resource contains current evidence-based practices, accepted best practices, and expert guidance from physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital, including appropriate workups and when to refer.
From counseling patients on insomnia to diagnosing STIs, from interpreting PFTs to treating osteoporosis, this revised second edition supports your clinical decision making and helps you meet everyday challenges in your practice. Mirrors the thought process of primary care clinicians in day-to-day practice.
Contains fully updated information throughout, including the latest clinical guidelines and new therapeutic recommendations. Features bulleted lists, tables, diagrams, and algorithms that make essential facts easy to find and retain. Covers all major subspecialties, and includes topics such as routine screenings, health literacy, disease screening, women’s health, men’s health, and geriatrics.
4. Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe
Author: by Niall Ferguson
“All disasters are in some sense man-made.”Setting the annus horribilis of 2020 in historical perspective, Niall Ferguson explains why we are getting worse, not better, at handling disasters. Disasters are inherently hard to predict. Pandemics, like earthquakes, wildfires, financial crises.
And wars, are not normally distributed; there is no cycle of history to help us anticipate the next catastrophe. But when disaster strikes, we ought to be better prepared than the Romans were when Vesuvius erupted, or medieval Italians when the Black Death struck.
We have science on our side, after all. Yet in 2020 the responses of many developed countries, including the United States, to a new virus from China were badly bungled.Why? Why did only a few Asian countries learn the right lessons from SARS and MERS?
While populist leaders certainly performed poorly in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Niall Ferguson argues that more profound pathologies were at work-pathologies already visible in our responses to earlier disasters. In books going back nearly twenty years, including Colossus, The Great Degeneration, and The Square and the Tower, Ferguson has studied the foibles of modern America, from imperial hubris to bureaucratic sclerosis and online fragmentation.
5. Panic Attack: Playing Politics with Science in the Fight Against COVID-19
Author: by Nicole Saphier M.D.
Follow the science is what they said. Follow our politics is what they meant. In Panic Attack, nationally bestselling author and physician Nicole Saphier uncovers the hypocrisy and hysteria which has characterized so much of the American pandemic response. While journalists trumpeted the importance of following science to flatten the curve, they praised Governors Andrew Cuomo and Phil Murphy, who sanctioned ill-equipped nursing homes to take COVID-positive patients, leading to an enormous death spike for New York and New Jersey.
Plus, the old guard medical establishment captured by Dr. Fauci proved to be far too rigid during a health care emergency. While some state legislators are still concealing accurate records of nursing home deaths, many others have made anti-science decisions regarding re-opening plans; all of which fuel distrust and civil unrest.
Democrat mayors like Bill de Blasio openly admitted that their decisions to keep schools closed were fueled by a social contract with teachers (that is: teachers’ unions), despite hard science saying this would be harmful. When anti-science measures are continuously implemented, the long-term consequences of such actions will likely stay with us for years to come.
6. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Author: by Atul Gawande
October 7, 2014
#1 New York Times BestsellerIn Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its endingMedicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable.
But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot.
Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering. Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession’s ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person’s last weeks or months may be rich and dignified.
7. Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer
Author: by Steven Johnson
Offers a useful reminder of the role of modern science in fundamentally transforming all of our lives. President Barack Obama (on Twitter) An important book. Steven Pinker, The New York Times Book Review Now also a PBS documentary series: the surprising story of how humans gained what amounts to an extra life, from the bestselling author of How We Got to Now and Where Good Ideas Come From As a species we have doubled our life expectancy in just one hundred years.
All the advances of modern lifethe medical breakthroughs, the public health institutions, the rising standards of livinghave given us each about twenty thousand extra days on average. There are few measures of human progress more astonishing than our increased longevity.
This book is Steven Johnson’s attempt to understand where that progress came from. How many of those extra twenty thousand days came from vaccines, or the decrease in famines, or seatbelts? What are the forces that now keep us alive longer?
Behind each breakthrough lies an inspiring story of cooperative innovation, of brilliant thinkers bolstered by strong systems of public support and collaborative networks. But it is not enough simply to remind ourselves that progress is possible. How do we avoid decreases in life expectancy as our public health systems face unprecedented challenges?
8. Delivering Health Care in America: A Systems Approach
Author: by Leiyu Shi
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Delivering Health Care in America, Seventh Edition is the most current and comprehensive overview of the basic structures and operations of the U.S. Health system from its historical origins and resources, to its individual services, cost, and quality. Using a unique “systems” approach, the text brings together an extraordinary breadth of information into a highly accessible, easy to read resource that clarifies the complexities of health care organization and finance while presenting a solid overview of how the various components fit together.
With updated data and figures throughout, the new seventh edition is a thorough revision that highlights many new trends in health care; examines current challenges in cost, access, and quality; and explores the legacy of Obamacare and the future of health care reform in view of the new presidency.
The Seventh Edition covers: New trends in health care Chronic conditions in the U.S. Along with updated information on global pandemics and infectious diseases Healthy People 2020 goals Implications of healthcare professional shortage and the major issues in healthcare workforce after the ACA New regulations for medical devices and the impact medical technology and technology assessment.
9. The Hospital: Life, Death, and Dollars in a Small American Town
Author: by Brian Alexander
USA Today’s 5 BOOKS NOT TO MISS | The Washington Post’s 10 BOOKS TO READ IN MARCH | Fortune’s 11 BOOKS TO READ IN MARCH”From the C-suite’s tension-filled strategic planning meetings to life-or-death moments at the bedside, Alexander nimbly and grippingly translates the byzantine world of American health care into a real-life narrative with people you come to care about.” New York Times”Takes readers into the world of the American medical industry in a way no book has done before….
Details how we’ve created the dilemma we’re in.” Fortune”With his signature gut-punching prose, Alexander breaks our hearts as he opens our eyes to America’s deep-rooted sickness and despair by immersing us in the lives of a small town hospital and the people it serves.” Beth Macy, bestselling author of Dopesick By following the struggle for survival of one small-town hospital, and the patients who walk, or are carried, through its doors, The Hospital takes readers into the world of the American medical industry in a way no book has done before.
10. Effective Leadership and Management in Nursing
Author: by Eleanor Sullivan
For courses in nursing management in programs including baccalaureate degrees in generic and BSN completion, and graduate-level nursing programs; for education departments in health care organizations; for nurses in clinical practice who aspire to leadership; and for nurses already in leadership positions.
More than ever before, today’s rapidly changing, volatile healthcare environment demands highly developed management skills and superb leadership. Effective Leadership and Management in Nursing will help both practicing and student nurses manage successfully today, as well as into the future.
This book combines practicality with conceptual understanding, tapping expertise of contributors from many relevant disciplines, especially healthcare management professionals. Updated to reflect the current state of healthcare, the Ninth Edition offers new or expanded coverage of the Affordable Care Act; evolving models of healthcare; cultural and gender diversity; quality management; emotional leadership; social media; harassing, bullying, and lack of civility in healthcare; emergency preparedness for terrorism, disasters, and mass shootings; and prevention of workplace violence.
11. Jonas and Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States, 12th Edition – Highly Acclaimed US Health Care System Textbook for Graduate and Undergraduate Students, Book and Free eBook
Author: by James R. Knickman PhD
Jonas and Kovner’s Health Care Delivery in the United States is a highly acclaimed textbook on health care delivery, and has been fully updated and revised. The 12th edition of this well regarded US health care textbook provides graduate and undergraduate students with a comprehensive survey of health care in the United States with topics ranging from the organization of care, the politics surrounding health care in the United States, to population health and vulnerable populations, health care costs and value, health care financing, and health information technology.
Chapters provide thorough coverage of the rapid changes that are reshaping our US healthcare system and the extent of our nation’s achievement of health care value and the Triple Aim: better health and better care at a lower cost. With an emphasis on population health and public health, this text includes a timely focus on how social and physical environments influence health outcomes.
Prominent scholars, practitioners, and educators within public health, population health management, health policy, healthcare management, medical care, and nursing present the most up-to-date evidence-based information on social and behavioral determinants of health and health equity, immigrant health, health care workforce challenges, preventive medicine, innovative approaches to control healthcare costs, initiatives to achieve high quality and value-based care, and much more.
Compassionomics (The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence that Caring Makes a Difference)
Author: by Stephen Trzeciak
A 34-year-old man fighting for his life in the Intensive Care Unit is on an artificial respirator for over a month. Could it be that his chance of getting off the respirator is not how much his nurses know, but rather how much they care?
A 75-year-old woman is heroically saved by a major trauma center only to be discharged and fatally struck by a car while walking home from the hospital. Could a lack of compassion from the hospital staff have been a factor in her death?
Compelling new research shows that health care is in the midst of a compassion crisis. But the pivotal question is this: Does compassion really matter? In Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence that Caring Makes a Difference, physician scientists Stephen Trzeciak and Anthony Mazzarelli uncover the eye-opening data that compassion could be a wonder drug for the 21st century.
Now, for the first time ever, a rigorous review of the science – coupled with captivating stories from the front lines of medicine – demonstrates that human connection in health care matters in astonishing ways. Never before has all the evidence been synthesized together in one place.
13. Introduction to Public Health
Author: by Mary-Jane Schneider
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Now includes a new bonus chapter on Learning from the COVID-19 Pandemic. Offering a thorough, accessible and lively overview of public heath for students new to the field, Introduction to Public Health offers a broad-reaching, practical framework for understanding the forces and organizations of public health today.
Through engaging, nontechnical language, illustrative real world examples, and the current political, economic, and cultural news of the day, students gain a clear understanding of the scope of today’s public health problems and possible solutions. Maintaining the same organization, scope, and engaging writing style that has inspired countless students about public health, the thoroughly updated Sixth Editon offers: – Coverage of pressing issues in public health, including: the opioid crisis; e-cigarettes and vaping; West Nile, Zika and other emerging viruses; impact of recent marajuana laws and drugged driving; the resurgence of measles and anti-vaccination sentiment; the Flint water crisis; and much more.
14. Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, Second Edition
Author: by Sylvia McKean
The leading textbook of hospital medicine completely updated to reflect today’s challenges A Doody’s Core Title for 2021! Since its publication in 2012, Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, Second Edition has become the field’s premier resource. Comprehensive, authoritative, and practical, this landmark text provides a solid grounding in clinical, organizational, and administrative areas central to the practice of hospital medicine.
The Second Edition has been completely updated to reflect the evolving practice responsibilities of hospitalists. Examples include value-based medicine, expanded surgical content, bedside clinical reasoning, and a new segment devoted to rehabilitation and skilled nursing care. This edition also features a more accessible and streamlined full-color design enriched by more than 600 illustrations.
Each clinical chapter opens with boxed Key Clinical Questions that are addressed in the text and summarized in hundreds of tables. Case studies demonstrate how to apply this information specifically to the management of hospitalized patients. Representing the expertise of more than two hundred renowned contributors, Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, Second Edition is logically divided into six sections:The Specialty of Hospital Medicine and Systems of CareMedical ConsultationRehabilitation and Skilled Nursing CareThe Approach to the Patient at the BedsideDiagnostic Testing and ProceduresClinical Conditions in the Inpatient SettingPrinciples and Practice of Hospital Medicine, Second Edition is essential reading for clinicians who strive to optimize inpatient care and sharpen their leadership skills.
15. Live Your Life: My Story of Loving and Losing Nick Cordero
Author: by Amanda Kloots
10 hours and 53 minutes
Amanda Kloots, Anna Kloots
Public Health is one of the fastest growing university programs in the United States today. At the same time, the challenges that face the practitioner continue to grow and become more complex. This Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion, 2nd ed covers more than 250 topics, taking a lifespan approach to the fields of public health and prevention.
The encyclopedia is divided into four volumes: 1. Foundational Topics 2. Early Childhood and Childhood 3.Adolescence 4. Adulthood and Older Adulthood Within each volume, issues of illness prevention and health promotion (sometimes referred to as “positive psychology”) are addressed in chapter-length entries arranged alphabetically.
An international group of contributors synthesizes research focusing on improving the physical and mental health of the community as a whole. Each entry will have a structured format: Introduction, Definition of Terms, Prevalence, Theories, Empirical Studies, and Strategies (What Works, What Is Promising, What Doesn’t Work).