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Wellness vs. IllnessFrank Ward

Wellness vs. Illness

Health Care Delivery in the U.S. (First Edition)
Edited by Frank Ward

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-63189-964-5, 354 pages


Wellness vs. Illness is a broad-based examination of the delivery of health care. The book analyzes large areas of the healthcare system and the various effects these areas have on the patients who use them.

Students learn how health care affects them, their communities, and the country, with the selected articles serving as a background for discussion. They become familiar with key healthcare terms, and gain a strong sense of the big picture of health care in the United States.

Topics covered in the text include hospital origins and organization, health information technology, medical education, ambulatory care, and the healthcare workforce. Students will also study healthcare finance, long-term care, mental and public health, and the latest in healthcare advances.

Wellness vs. Illness is well-suited to introductory classes for healthcare students who have little prior knowledge of the healthcare system. It can also be used in survey courses for non-majors with a general interest in the field.

Teaching Resources
Adopting instructors will receive PowerPoint slides, sample activities, quizzes, sample midterms and final as well as a sample syllabus.

Frank Ward, Ed.D., is the Chair of Health Services in the College of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Southern Indiana. Dr. Ward’s research and scholarship focus on instructional technologies, healthcare management, problem-based learning, and student research. He has both clinical and administrative backgrounds, having served as a physician assistant and hospital administrator. Currently, Dr. Ward is researching ways to improve the internship process for health service students in order to better facilitate matriculation into area hospitals and other healthcare-based organizations.