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Willful Ignorance: The Mismeasure of Uncertainty

by Herbert I. Weisberg

An original account of willful ignorance and how this principle relates to modern probability and statistical methods

Through a series of colorful stories about great thinkers and the problems they chose to...


Fundamentals of Health Care Financial Management: A Practical Guide to Fiscal Issues and Activities, 4th Edition

by Steven Berger

Learn the essentials of finance theory and practice with the tools needed in day-to-day practice

In this thoroughly revised and updated fourth edition of Fundamentals of Health Care Financial Management, consultant...


Launching and Leading Change Initiatives in Health Care Organizations: Managing Successful Projects

by David A. Shore

Implement change that fosters sustainable growth and better patient care

Health care projects depend on astute management of change. But more than anything else, they depend on leaders who pay attention, who...


Health and Inequality: Applying Public Health Research to Policy and Practice

by Angela M. Tod & Julia Hirst

How can research on the social determinants of health be translated into real life public health practice? Challenging the research-practice gap, this text shows readers from a range of professions how their...


The Essential Guide to Public Health and Health Promotion

by Susan R. Thompson

In the twenty-first century, public health is everyone's business. The nursing and medical professions are well placed to provide advice to their clients, especially in respect to lifestyle change, and public...


Using Space: Critical Geographies of Drugs and Alcohol

by Christopher M. Moreno & Robert Wilton

The consumption of drugs and alcohol, and the pleasures and problems arising from this consumption, can be understood as embedded and constitutive elements of social, family, and recreational life. At the same...


Financial Management of Health Care Organizations: An Introduction to Fundamental Tools, Concepts and Applications

by William N. Zelman, Michael J. McCue & Noah D. Glick

This new Fourth Edition of Financial Management of Health Care Organizations, offers an introduction to the most-used tools and techniques of health care financial management, including health care accounting...


Cultural Competence in Health Education and Health Promotion

by Miguel A. Pérez & Raffy R. Luquis

Cultural Competence in Health Education and Health Promotion, 2nd edition, examines the importance of ethnic and cultural factors for community health practice. Edited and written by a stellar list of contributors...


Environmental Health Law: An Introduction

by Russellyn S. Carruth & Bernard D. Goldstein

This important resource offers a comprehensive overview of the major U.S. environmental laws and approaches, strategies, standards, and enforcement techniques by which American law protects our environment and...


Health Care Quality Management: Tools and Applications

by Thomas K. Ross

In today’s challenging health care environment, health care organizations are faced with improving patient outcomes, redesigning business processes, and executing quality and risk management initiatives. Health...


Promising Care: How We Can Rescue Health Care by Improving It

by Donald M. Berwick

Promising Care: How We Can Rescue Health Care by Improving It collects 16 speeches given over a period of 10 years by Donald M. Berwick, an internationally acclaimed champion of health care improvement throughout...


Changing the U.S. Health Care System: Key Issues in Health Services Policy and Management

by Gerald F. Kominski

The Fourth Edition of Changing the U.S. Health Care System addresses the key topics in health care policy and management, presenting evidence-based views of current issues. Each chapter is written by an expert...


Health Communication: From Theory to Practice

by Renata Schiavo

Now in its second edition, Health Communication: From Theory to Practice provides a comprehensive introduction to theory, intervention design, current issues, and special topics in health communication. The...


Health Promotion Theory

by Liza Cragg & Maggie Davies

This fully updated edition will help students and professionals develop an understanding of the core health promotion theories.


Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials: Concepts and Methodologies

by Shein-Chung Chow & Jen-Pei Liu

Praise for the Second Edition:

“...a grand feast for biostatisticians. It stands ready to satisfy the appetite of any pharmaceutical scientist with a respectable statistical appetite.” —Journal of Clinical...


The Putting Patients First Field Guide: Global Lessons in Designing and Implementing Patient-Centered Care

by Susan B. Frampton, Patrick A. Charmel & Sara Guastello

"This book answers 'why not' and 'how to' for health care accreditation bodies, quality experts, and frontline professionals, moving the reader from timely information, to inspiration, and through patient-centered...


Public Health Policy: Issues, Theories, and Advocacy

by Dhrubajyoti Bhattacharya

Public Health Policy: Issues, Theories, and Advocacy offers students an engaging and innovative introduction to public health policy: its purpose, how it is originated, and how it is implemented. The book describes...


Job Stressors and Mental Health: A Proactive Clinical Perspective: A Proactive Clinical Perspective

by Karen Belkic & Cedo Savic

The title of this book reflects the fundamental aim: to explore the relation between exposure to job stressors and mental health. This is done with the primary intention of developing a new clinical approach,...


Empowerment, Health Promotion and Young People: A Critical Approach: A Critical Approach

by Grace Spencer

Globally, young people's health is an increasing priority area for health practitioners, policy-makers and researchers, and concepts of empowerment feature strongly in international public health discourses...


Health, Wellbeing, Competence and Aging

by Ping-Chung Leung & Jean Woo

The fear of death may translate into the desire for longevity. However, longevity is a true blessing only if it is coupled with good health. Healthiness, in today's expectation, is not simply a disease free...