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    Meet Ann Kummer, Author of Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Conditions

    Posted by Michael Sullivan on Jul 24, 2018 4:35:36 PM

     

    What prompted you to originally write Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Conditions: A Comprehensive Guide to Clinical Management?

    AK: In 1998, I started teaching the Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Course at the University of Cincinnati. As I was preparing my PowerPoints, test bank, and lectures, I was frustrated because the only textbook available simply focused on theories and research studies and was not clinically focused; therefore, not suitable for my students. Because I am a passionate clinician and have a great deal of practical clinical experience with this population, I decided to write a practical book for students and practicing clinicians alike. My goal was and continues to be, sharing with students what I had learned through years of experience working in the clinics exclusively with patients with cleft palate and craniofacial conditions.

    How have you seen the field grow and change during your time as Senior Director, Division of Speech-Language Pathology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center?

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    Topics: Communication Sciences and Disorders, SLP, Craniofacial, Cleft Palate

    Nutrition Research Wins 2018 New England Book Show College, Single

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on May 11, 2018 12:28:21 PM

    We're so proud to announce that Nutrition Research: Concepts & Applications by Karen Eich Drummond and Alison Murphy-Reyes won Best in Category: College, Single at the recent New England Book Show.

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    Topics: New England Book Show, nutrition

    Comprehensive Respiratory Therapy Exam Preparation Guide, 3e is “an excellent resource”

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Feb 22, 2018 4:04:07 PM

    The recently published Comprehensive Respiratory Therapy Exam Preparation Guide, Third Edition by Craig L. Scanlan, Al Heuer, and Narciso E. Rodriguez just received 5 stars and a score of 100 from Doody’s Review Service.

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    Topics: Doody's Review Service, Respiratory Care

    Review: "one of the finest offerings on stress and stress management"

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jan 26, 2018 3:14:41 PM

    Managing Stress: Principles and Strategies for Health and Well-Being, Ninth Edition by Brian Luke Seaward, already deemed the “authority on stress management” by students and professionals, just received 5 stars from Doody’s Review Service.

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    Topics: Brian Luke Seaward, Health Science

    Donna K. Hammaker and Thomas M. Knadig to Speak at Special Breakfast

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Dec 4, 2017 4:18:21 PM

    On December 13, 2017, authors Donna K. Hammaker and Thomas M. Knadig will be conducting a special breakfast talk on health care management and the law. Hammaker and Knadig, who serve on the faculty at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, are co-authors of two Jones & Bartlett Learning texts, including Health Care Management and the Law, Second Edition and Health Care Ethics and the Law.

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    Topics: health care management, health care law

    4 Stars for Leading Evidence-Based Practice Text for Physical Therapy

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Nov 17, 2017 10:51:54 AM

    Physical therapy students need both the knowledge and skills necessary to evaluate medical evidence and apply it to the practice of physical therapy. They find both in Guide to Evidence-Based Physical Therapist Practice, Fourth Edition by Dianne V. Jewell, the leading evidence-based practice text for physical therapy. In a recent 4-star review, Monique Serpas, PT, DPT, OCS, from Touro Infirmary, writes for Doody's Review Service that it is a "comprehensive introduction."

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    Topics: Doody's Review Service, physical therapy

    4 Scenarios and Tips for Managing Conflict in Online Learning

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Oct 10, 2017 10:41:00 AM

    By Sharon Buchbinder, RN, PhD
    Author of Introduction to Health Care Management, 3rd Edition

    Teaching online is convenient and access is fast. However, that same convenience and speed of access can also create unwanted conflicts that might not occur in a face to face classroom. This month, I am going to follow up on my November post about Diversity and Online Learning with some conflict scenarios that revolve around diversity. These are not for students, however, they are for faculty who teach online. I have categorized the conflicts by Student/Student, Student/Faculty, and the dreaded Group Project. Sample solutions are at the end.

     

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    Topics: Health Administration, Sharon Buchbinder Blog

    Jones & Bartlett Learning Author Featured in ASHA Article on PhD Programs in Communication Sciences

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Oct 6, 2017 12:41:26 PM

    Ronald B. Gillam, co-author of Communication Sciences and Disorders: From Science to Clinical Practice, Third Edition, recently published an article for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) entitled "ASHA Report: PhD Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders: Innovative Models and Practices of PhD Education." In the featured piece, Gillam discusses a report from the Academic Affairs Board (AAB) of ASHA following interviews in fall 2016 from "73 of the 76 directors of PhD programs in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) in the United States."

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    Topics: Health, Health Professions, ASHA

    Like a Phoenix from the Ashes…The Senate’s Health Reform Efforts Live On

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Sep 20, 2017 12:11:00 PM

    by Sara Wilensky, JD, PhD
    Co-author of Essentials of Health Policy and Law, 3rd Edition

    With the passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in the House on May 4, 2017, the health reform debate moved to the Senate.  The Senate completely scrapped the House bill and released its own version of health reform, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA).  Despite important differences, AHCA and BCRA followed roughly the same contours. Both bills reduced taxes, eliminated government mandates, lowered federal government spending, lowered premiums for some people while increasing them for others, phased out Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and ended Medicaid as an entitlement program. According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the effect of the bills would be to increase the number of uninsured, reduce the deficit, lower costs for young and healthy consumers, and increase costs for older and poorer consumers.[1],[2] Unlike the House, however, the Senate could not muster enough Republican support to pass BCRA (or the Senate’s other two bills), stalling the health reform debate in Congress.  After a month of relative quiet, the Senate is trying again with its consideration of the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal and replace the ACA.

     

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    Topics: Affordable Care Act (ACA), Public Health, sara wilensky, Essentials of Health Policy and Law

    Lessons Learned: What Can We Learn from Hurricane Harvey and Will We Really Learn Them This Time?

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Sep 8, 2017 4:30:00 PM

    By Suzet M. McKinney, DrPH, MPH

    Author of the upcoming Pubic Health Emergency Preparedness: Practical Solutions for the Real World

    It’s hard to believe that it has been over 10 years since Hurricane Katrina tore through the Gulf Coast region, leaving damage and devastation that would take years to repair. I think it’s safe to say that Katrina was the most devastating storm ever seen here in the U.S.; a category 5 hurricane of epic proportions. The all too vivid images of entire neighborhoods underwater, desperate pleas for rescue scribbled across rooftops, and deceased bodies floating down the streets turned urban rivers, seemed more like a scene from a third world country, than a beloved, modern day American city.  At the time, not many of us thought we’d ever see anything like it again in our lifetimes. And now comes, Harvey.

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    Topics: Public Health

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