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."
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."
Informatics for Health Professionals by Kathleen Mastrian and Dee McGonigle recently received a 4-star review. David M. Liebovitz, MD, from the University of Chicago Medicine, writes for Doody's Review Service that it is,
"…an effective introduction to informatics for a broad audience of allied health professionals. The pairing of the online site with the book…augments the high quality through reinforcing key concepts."
Athlete safety and the prevention of sudden death on the field are growing concerns in sports and physical activity. That's what makes the groundbreaking Preventing Sudden Death in Sport and Physical Activity, Second Edition by Douglas J. Casa and Rebecca L. Stearns so essential. In a recent 5-star review, Ernest Eugene, MS, BS, from Virginia Tech, writing for Doody's Review Service raves that,
“The new edition of this important book reflects the updates in this field as a result of the research since the previous edition. I will use in my daily practice.”
The growth of undergraduate public health education shows no signs of slowing down. The latest Department of Education data shows over 10,000 bachelor's degree graduates per year. This does not include the growing number of public health and global health minors or courses designed for general education or to prepare student for clinical graduate education.
As Zika spreads to the U.S., climate change becomes a daily reality, and the presence of antibiotic resistance becomes a threat to human health, the One Health movement has emerged to help us understand how it all fits together. One Health looks at the relationship between human, animal, and ecosystem health and offers the potential for dramatic progress if the health professions work together to address these issues.
Much has been written in the popular press about the looming shortage of physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals (Corwin, 2015; Grant, 2016; Mishoe, 2004). Comparatively little ink, however, has been used to discuss the looming shortage of public health workers. Why? I would venture to guess that much like housework and lawn mowing, unless it is not done, few note when it is done. The workers, like the labor involved, are invisible—until there is a disaster or the mess is on the Mayor’s front porch, as it was in the nine-day long New York City garbage strike of 1968 and the seventeen-day long strike of 1981.
Richard Skolnik – Author of Global Health 101, Third Edition
The aims of the 90-minute workshop were to exchange ideas about:
- How teachers and students might keep up to date in such a rapidly changing field
- Some of the key value and content issues in teaching global health
- How participants might get better access to selected global health “experts”
More than six years after becoming law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) remains heavily litigated. Since 2010, dozens of lawsuits have been lodged against it, with four of them reaching the United States Supreme Court – a remarkable number given the law’s relatively short lifespan and the fact that the Court only grants approximately 80 of the 8,000 case petitions it receives each year. ACA litigation continued apace over the past year, with two new important decisions handed down in May of 2016.