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    The Jones & Bartlett Learning Spring Podcast Series

    Posted by admin on Mar 31, 2011 3:03:29 PM

    This spring, Jones & Bartlett Learning is pleased to bring you Podcasts of interviews with the authors of our newest titles in Public Health and Health Administration:

    Dr. Michael Merson is the lead editor of Global Health: Diseases, Programs, Systems, and Policies (formerly titled International Public Health), which will be available in a new Third Edition this August.

    Michael Merson is the director of Duke University's Global Health Institute. He is the former Dean of Public Health at the Yale School of Medicine, and the former Director of Yale University’s Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS and one of the founding directors of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health.

     


    RICHARD SKOLNIK, MPA is the author of the new Second Edition of Global Health 101 (formerly titled Essentials of Global Health). Mr. Skolnik is the winner of numerous honors for teaching, has taught global health for 8 years, and has more than 30 years of experience as a global health practitioner in multilateral, university, and NGO settings. He has been actively involved in dealing with critical issues in global health at country level and at the highest levels of international health policy making.


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    Topics: public health education, administration, Author, author, Public Health, Public health management

    Are Health Care Professionals Prepared For Disasters?

    Posted by admin on May 1, 2010 12:57:06 PM

    On September 11, 2001, my husband was attending a week-long course in New York City. As I stood in my kitchen in Baltimore, Maryland, drinking a cup of coffee and watching Good Morning America, I heard Diane Sawyer say, “We have breaking news.” Horrified, I watched the scenes of the Twin Towers under attack—and suddenly realized I had no idea where my husband was. After four frantic hours of trying to reach him, he finally returned my call. His hotel was next to the Empire State Building, in walking distance of the attacks. Almost all the surgeons at the meeting climbed onto a bus to go to a treatment center to help the victims. My husband, sensing the futility of this volunteerism, did not go. His instincts were correct. When the busload of physicians returned, they reported they stood around for twelve hours without access to news and did nothing.

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    Topics: public health education, Author, health administration, Health Administration, Public Health, Sharon B. Buchbinder, disaster preparedness, Public health management, Sharon Buchbinder Blog, American College of Health Care, Citizen Corps, Community Emergency Response Team, Dr. Wayne Nelson

    Infectious Leadership

    Posted by admin on Nov 23, 2009 10:13:17 AM

    Not too long ago I visited a local community hospital. The hallways were lined with photographs of award-winning employees. Beneath each photo was the story of why he or she received the award.  One was a nurse who stopped by a patient’s home after work just to see how the patient was doing. Another was an aide who detoured many miles out of his way home to drop off medications for another patient.  Yet another was an LPN who helped to comfort a terminally ill patient as she lay dying. It is well known that one of the best ways to motivate employees is to catch them doing the right thing--and recognizing and rewarding them. But this example is the only one that has ever moved me to tears. The CEO of this hospital is relentlessly optimistic and enthusiastic.  Employees have high satisfaction scores--and the patient satisfaction scores are correspondingly high.  Is there a relationship between the CEO’s mood and the employees’ satisfaction levels? You bet there is.

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    Topics: allied health, public health education, Sharon B. Buchbinder, Leadership, Laird and Bresler, mirror neuron system (MNS), Public health management, Sharon Buchbinder Blog, caregiver, Emotion Contagion (EC), emotions, hospital

    Sense, Sensibility And Civility

    Posted by admin on Oct 13, 2009 11:19:34 AM

    Many years ago when I worked as an IV therapist, I was frequently assigned to draw blood or restart IVs on patients in the ICU, CCU, Burn Unit, Pediatric ICU, or the Neonatal Unit. Patients in these areas were often unable to speak, unconscious, or comatose.  Despite their inability to respond verbally to my presence and my invasion of their body with needles, I was trained to treat every person as if they were alert and able to understand what I was saying. It was the courteous thing to do.

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    Topics: allied health, public health education, health professionals, Sharon B. Buchbinder, Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professi, Liaison Committee on Medical Education, medical students, Public health management, residents, Sharon Buchbinder Blog, Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Educatio, civility, communication skills, courtesy

    Can We Tame Wicked Problems In Health Care?

    Posted by admin on Sep 9, 2009 11:30:34 AM

    One of the things that the maelstrom of controversy over healthcare reform has underscored, yet again, is that there are no easy buttons in health care. Many scholars and pundits have weighed in on this issue with the pros and cons of why we should or should not change how we finance and deliver health care in this country. I won’t be adding to that discussion. I will, however, pose a different question:  Can we tame wicked problems in health care?

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    Topics: public health education, health administration, Public Health, Sharon B. Buchbinder, transdisciplinary, Health care, Public health management, Sharon Buchbinder Blog, preventive medicine, wicked problems

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