Understanding the Australian Health Care System - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780729542326, 9780729585446

Understanding the Australian Health Care System

3rd Edition

Editors: Eileen Willis Louise Reynolds Helen Keleher
eBook ISBN: 9780729585446
eBook ISBN: 9780729585460
Paperback ISBN: 9780729542326
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 3rd May 2016
Page Count: 512
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In this third edition of Understanding the Australian Health Care System, authors Eileen Willis, Louise Reynolds and Helen Keleher introduce the reader to the key issues and theoretical concepts that provide insight into the way the Australian health care system is organised and how policy change impacts the health care profession.

The third edition has been comprehensively revised, but continues to focus on the role and function of the health professional working within the Australian health care system. Fifteen health disciplines are considered in this new edition, with an emphasis on interprofessional practice and the social determinants of health.

Table of Contents

Section 1 How Health Care is Organised in Australia
1.       Introduction to the Australian health care system
2.       The public health sector and Medicare
3.       The private health sector and private health insurance
4.       International health care systems
5.       Public health in Australia
6.       Primary health care systems and reforms
7.       The Health Workforce
8.       The Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme: recent trends and options for reform
9.       The aged care sector: residential and community care
10.   Rural health systems: spotlight on equity and access
11.   Indigenous health systems and services
12.   Organising care for the mentally ill in Australia
13.   People living with disability: navigating support and health systems
14.   Australian workers’ compensation systems (NEW!)
15.   The complementary and alternative health care system in Australia

Section 2 - Health professions in Australia 
16.   Oral health and dental services (NEW!)
17.   Nursing in Australia
18.   Midwifery: the profession in Australia
19.   The role of pre-hospital care and paramedics: the emerging professionalisation of urgent care 
20.   Nutrition and dietetics: promoting health for all Australians
21.   Health profession regulation: the case of physiotherapy
22.   Occupational therapy
23.   Clinical exercise physiology in the Australian health care system (NEW!)
24.   Speech pathology and audiology: Assessment and intervention for communication impairment
25.   Health care managers in a changing system
26.   The pharmacist’s unique contribution to Australia’s health system (NEW!)
27.   The medical profession in Australia
Glossary 
Abbreviations
References

Details

No. of pages:
512
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2016
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
eBook ISBN:
9780729585446
eBook ISBN:
9780729585460
Paperback ISBN:
9780729542326

About the Editor

Eileen Willis

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Social Health Sciences, School of Health Sciences, Flinders University, SA, Australia

Louise Reynolds

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer, Social Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, Flinders University, SA, Australia

Helen Keleher

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Professor, Monash University, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne