Health Care Today in the United States

Health Care Today in the United States

1st Edition - January 1, 2023

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  • Authors: Jahangir Moini, Akinso Oyindamola, Katia Ferdowsi, Morvarid Moini
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323990387

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Health Care Today in the United States details the complexities of health care in the United States and provides readers with up-to-date information on the state of health care, its challenges, and how to navigate the system. Sections cover patient populations, diverse cultures, legalities, the opioid epidemic, the impact of COVID-19, health care costs, insurance and the impact of technology on health care. Written for students seeking a health science degree, as well as health care professionals, nurses, medical students, and those in the field of public health, this book provides a comprehensive view of health care in the U.S.

Key Features

  • Addresses current advances in health care in the United States
  • Covers all aspects of health care, from treatment to prevention, insurance coverage, telemedicine, and much more
  • Assists the reader in navigating the complexities of everyday health care issues


Students seeking a health science degree, health care professionals including nurses, medical students, and those in the field of public health

Table of Contents

  • UNIT I: Introduction
    1.The Complexity of Health Care
    2. Measuring Health and Disease
    3. Health, Culture, and Behavior
    4. Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Care
    5. Manpower in the Health Care Profession

    UNIT II. Specific Patient Populations
    6. Children
    7. Women
    8. Older Adults
    9. Minorities

    UNIT III. United States Health Issues
    10. Infectious Diseases
    11. Chronic Diseases and Risks
    12. Complex Emergencies and Natural Disasters
    13. Illegal Immigrant Issues
    14. The Opioid Epidemic
    15. Suicides and Homicides
    16. The Homelessness Crisis
    17. The COVID-19 Pandemic

    UNIT IV. Financial Management
    18. Health Insurance, Financing, and Payment
    19. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
    20. Customer Service

    UNIT V. Communication in the Health Care Profession
    21. The Communication Process
    22. Technology and Computers in Health Care
    23. Medical Record-keeping
    24. The Future of Health Care

Product details

  • No. of pages: 640
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2023
  • Published: January 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323990387

About the Authors

Jahangir Moini

Dr. Moini is an international author of 38 medical textbooks for various publishers including Elsevier, McGraw-Hill, Pearson, Jones & Bartlett Learning, Cengage Learning, and Routledge. In addition to continuing his venture as an author, he has been a professor for over 40 years. He is a retired professor with the Eastern Florida State College Science & Health Department. Previously, Dr. Moini was an assistant professor at Tehran University Medical School, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine. For 18 years, he was the Director of Epidemiology for the Brevard County Health Department. He was also Director of Allied Health at Everest University for 15 years.

Affiliations and Expertise

Retired Professor, Science and Health Department, Eastern Florida State College, FL, USA

Akinso Oyindamola

Dr. Akinso is an assistant professor of public health at Nova Southeastern University. She is a global health specialist with over a decade of experience in public health practice and research. While in Nigeria, Oyindamola was deeply involved in global health practice including working in nonprofit and international development organizations, to improve maternal and child health in underserved populations. She is extensively involved in work on women and children’s health, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence and trauma in marginalized populations, and communicable disease control in the sub-Saharan African region.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Public Health at Nova Southeastern University, FL, USA

Katia Ferdowsi

Dr. Ferdowsi is a lecturer in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Central Florida. She holds a medical degree from Azad University, Tehran Medical Branch and a Master of Public Health degree from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in Iran, where she also completed her residency in community medicine.

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Central Florida, FL, USA

Morvarid Moini

Dr. Moini is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry & serves as a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist. Dr. Moini earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Central Florida. She's a proud graduate from Nova Southeastern University, where she received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine and Masters of Public Health. After dental school, Dr. Moini furthered her education by completing a 2-year, accredited residency program in Pediatric Dentistry at Tufts University, while serving as the chief resident. Dr. Moini is the owner of Pearl Pediatric Dental where she and her husband, Dr. Kihm provide comprehensive dental care and sedation for children of all ages.

Affiliations and Expertise

Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry & serves as a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, Owner of Pearl Pediatric Dental, FL, USA

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