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Ch 18: Health Care Rights & Responsibilities

About This Chapter

Complete this online study guide chapter to refresh your understanding of health care rights and responsibilities. The chapter includes short lessons and quizzes that can be used for a variety of educational purposes, including test preparation, homework help and casual learning.

Health Care Rights & Responsibilities - Chapter Summary

If you need to quickly review basic health care rights and responsibilities, this chapter is for you. Divided in to short and engaging topical lessons, this chapter examines health care systems, communication practices, treatments, insurance regulations, global health issues and much more. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Describe effective communication methods between health care workers and patients
  • Compare types of health care systems
  • Discuss the nature of health care treatments during late adulthood
  • Recognize disparities in healthcare outcomes and access
  • Evaluate roles and regulations related to health insurance and health care
  • Explain the purpose of the World Health Organization

At the end of each lesson, you'll have the opportunity to take a short quiz. Take these lesson quizzes throughout your studying process to check your understanding of essential healthcare terms and concepts. The chapter also includes a comprehensive exam, as well as printable transcripts, a progress-tracking dashboard and a useful Ask the Expert feature. Feel free to access the chapter at any time that's convenient using your computer or mobile device.

7 Lessons in Chapter 18: Health Care Rights & Responsibilities
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Communication Between Patients & Health Care Workers

1. Communication Between Patients & Health Care Workers

This lesson will define two types of communication used between patients and health care workers. The differences between therapeutic communication in the patient-health care worker relationship will be examined. Read on for more information.

Types of Health Care: HMOs, PPOs, Socialized Medicine & Direct-Fee System

2. Types of Health Care: HMOs, PPOs, Socialized Medicine & Direct-Fee System

In this lesson, we discuss health care as a social institution and how health care systems differ worldwide. We also discuss several different ways that health care is paid for by patients, organizations and government.

Health Care Treatment in Late Adulthood

3. Health Care Treatment in Late Adulthood

As people age, their bodies change, but what exactly does that mean in terms of health care? Watch this lesson to find out more about illness and disease in late adulthood, as well as the types of health care facilities often frequented in later life.

Disparities in Healthcare Access & Outcomes

4. Disparities in Healthcare Access & Outcomes

Access to health care services and healthcare outcomes vary in the United States among different populations. This lesson will examine these disparities in healthcare and how they affect all Americans.

Health Insurance and Health Care: Overview, Roles & Regulations

5. Health Insurance and Health Care: Overview, Roles & Regulations

This lesson will explain the major aspects of health insurance and its role in your health care costs. We will discuss premiums, deductibles, coinsurance, copays, and more!

Types of Global Health Issues

6. Types of Global Health Issues

The following lesson will define what a global health issue is and discuss the cause for their spreading, as well as provide examples of major global health issues. A short quiz will follow the lesson.

What is the World Health Organization? - Definition, History & Purpose

7. What is the World Health Organization? - Definition, History & Purpose

The World Health Organization is a group that focuses on global health issues. This lesson will cover its start at the United Nations, its purpose and progress so far, and its challenges in today's world.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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