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Ch 4: Health Care Delivery Professionals

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It's easy to understand different types of health care delivery professionals with help from this informative chapter. Our comprehensive study guide is made up of video and text lessons that clearly outline these topics so you can study for an exam, finish an assignment or catch up in class.

Health Care Delivery Professionals - Chapter Summary

Our helpful chapter outlines the various aspects of health care delivery professionals. These lessons cover concerns for professional health care delivery and the different types and roles of health care provider staff. Feel free to work at your own pace and go as quickly or as slowly through this chapter as you need. Professional instructors have created these lessons, so you can have complete confidence in what you're learning. After completing this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Describe the role the physician plays in health care systems
  • Outline the different types of medical specialists
  • Explain the functions and roles of the nurse
  • Detail the different types of health care support staff
  • Define non-physician practitioners in the health care system
  • Give an example of allied health professions
  • Discuss the pharmacist-patient relationship
  • Provide a definition for health information management
  • Identify the workplace structure in health care organizations

11 Lessons in Chapter 4: Health Care Delivery Professionals
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Professional Healthcare Delivery Concerns

1. Professional Healthcare Delivery Concerns

This lesson will discuss the growing concerns in the healthcare field. This includes the health professional shortage, the effect of healthcare reform on hospitals, issues with recruiting and retaining, as well as caring for the aging population.

Health Care Provider Staff: Types & Roles

2. Health Care Provider Staff: Types & Roles

In this lesson, we'll review a few of the different types of healthcare providers. We'll briefly discuss what their roles are and what communication skills are needed in providing care and support to patients and families.

What is the role of a Physician in Healthcare Systems?

3. What is the role of a Physician in Healthcare Systems?

Physicians hold a variety of direct and indirect roles within the health care system. Read this lesson to learn more about specific roles and responsibilities of the constantly changing and growing physician role.

Medical Specialists: Types & Roles in Healthcare Systems

4. Medical Specialists: Types & Roles in Healthcare Systems

This lesson will describe various specialties within the medical field. A wide variety of specialties exist beyond medicine. We will examine each of these roles and discuss what they contribute to the health of patients.

Roles and Functions of the Nurse

5. Roles and Functions of the Nurse

What exactly does a nurse do? This lesson explores some of the different roles a nurse plays in patient care, including caregiver, decision maker, communicator, manager of care, patient advocate, and teacher.

Health Care Support Staff: Types & Roles

6. Health Care Support Staff: Types & Roles

It takes more than a doctor and a nurse to make a hospital or any healthcare setting run without a hitch. Read on to learn about other vital healthcare service staff members and what they contribute to the team.

Non-Physician Practitioners in Healthcare Systems

7. Non-Physician Practitioners in Healthcare Systems

Non-physician practitioners, or mid-level practitioners, are Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Anesthetists. This lesson will discuss the role that non-physician practitioners play in the healthcare system.

Allied Health Professions: Definition & Examples

8. Allied Health Professions: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we'll discuss the group of professionals in the allied health setting. We'll look at what this professional category encompasses and provide examples of individual careers within this setting.

The Pharmacist-Patient Relationship

9. The Pharmacist-Patient Relationship

Let's take a look at how a strong pharmacist-patient relationship can be developed and how this helps patients become more involved with their treatment.

Health Information Management: Definition, Use & Ethics

10. Health Information Management: Definition, Use & Ethics

Health Information Management involves patient health records. Its roles, values, and challenges will be addressed along with the culture of security and confidentiality for HIM professionals.

Workplace Structure in Healthcare Organizations

11. Workplace Structure in Healthcare Organizations

This lesson will describe the role of the executive board and the Chief Executive Officer of a hospital. We will also discuss the role that physicians should take in terms of service on the board and how communication should occur within the structure.

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