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Read more about Healthcare in the  United States: Navigating the Basics of a Complex System

Healthcare in the United States: Navigating the Basics of a Complex System

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Howe, Dozier, and Dickenson

Publisher: University of North Georgia Press

License: CC BY-SA

This book is a collaborative effort among three faculty members from the Darton College of Health Professions, Nursing Department, at Albany State University, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU), and part of the UniversitySystem of Georgia. The book idea originated from a grant-funded program to create open education resources (OER) for students learning in UniversitySystem of Georgia’s eMajor courses. The cost of education in the United States is remarkably expensive, and the added burden of purchasing textbooks for each course can be prohibitive. The opportunity to create free educational materials has been a rewarding experience. A free pdf form of this text is available for download. The authors of this book are registered nurses who have each worked 25 or more years in various roles and specialties within our healthcare system. There have been many changes throughout the years. The authors’ experience and knowledge are from a nursing perspective not found in other texts of similar content.The healthcare system has advanced tremendously since the very beginning of our formalized system. The most significant growth has been in technology use to support, diagnose, increase patient safety, and document patient outcomes.However, more can be done to ensure a system that meets all our citizens’ healthcare needs.Readers of this text will learn a brief history of our healthcare system and explore the current state of health in the U.S. In the next 12 chapters, readers will:

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Read more about The Fundamentals of Healthcare Administration: Navigating Challenges and Coordinating Care

The Fundamentals of Healthcare Administration: Navigating Challenges and Coordinating Care

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Hamilton, Howell, and Jordan

Publisher: University of North Georgia Press

License: CC BY-SA

This book is written for those interested in acquiring a thorough knowledge base relative to the intricacies of the organizational theories, customs, and insights significant to the management of health service organizations. It examines the foundational aspects of leadership and management as they relate to establishing and maintaining the principles and practices within healthcare organizations. The book opens with a discussion on the differences between health, healthcare, and health care while providing an overview of healthcare management and organizational trends. It culminates in discussions of leadership, management, motivation, organizational behavior, and management thinking. Additionally, it discusses topics of information technology, teamwork, health disparities, organizational culture, performance, and change.

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Read more about Compact Anthology of World Literature II

Compact Anthology of World Literature II

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Turlington, Horton, and Getty

Publisher: University System of Georgia

License: CC BY-SA

The Compact Anthology of World Literature, Parts 4, 5, and 6 is designed as an e-book to be accessible on a variety of devices: smart phone, tablet, e-reader, laptop, or desktop computer. Students have reported ease of accessibility and readability on all these devices.

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Read more about Para vivir con salud

Para vivir con salud

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: McKnight and Kuhnheim

Publisher: Kathryn Joy McKnight and Jill Kuhnheim

License: CC BY-NC

We are asking anyone who adopts this webbook or uses portions of it in their teaching to please let us know at this link (click here).

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Read more about Basic Algebra with Applications - 5th Edition

Basic Algebra with Applications - 5th Edition

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributor: Zaigralin

Publisher: Ivan G. Zaigralin

License: CC BY-SA

Basic Algebra with Applications

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Read more about Where Does Art Come From?

Where Does Art Come From?

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: McCurdy

Publisher: Mavs Open Press

License: CC BY

Contributors to this open textbook offer relatable descriptions, details, and contexts of artworks from around the world, which have often been relegated to the peripheries of art and social history. Art traditions from Africa, Oceania, South and Southeast Asia, Islamicate regions, East Asia, and the indigenous Americas (before colonization) are prioritized to challenge the long-held view that “real art” only comes from the West. Introductory discussions of the history of art history and geographic conventions set the stage for considering the larger question, “where does art come from,” and other questions such as, “why haven’t I heard much about art from Africa, Oceania, etc.?” This book takes a pluralistic approach, forefronting diversity and interconnectedness. Scholars and students collaborated to produce this book. Student contributions will continue to improve the text and interactivity as it evolves. A scavenger hunt of student-made “easter eggs” builds a thread of engagement and humor throughout the book. Make sure to find them all!

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Read more about A Guide to MATLAB for ME 160

A Guide to MATLAB for ME 160

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Bray and Montazami

Publisher: Iowa State University

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This textbook provides an introduction to the MATLAB programming language for first-year mechanical engineering students enrolled in ME 160, Mechanical Engineering Problem Solving with Computer Applications. Designed to follow the content taught in class, this book provides a supplement to in-class learning that is presented at a level that is understandable to a student with no experience coding before coming to Iowa State University.

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Read more about Individual and Family Development, Health, and Well-being

Individual and Family Development, Health, and Well-being

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Lang and Cone

Publisher: Iowa State University

License: CC BY-SA

This book provides an overview of lifespan developmental tasks (physical, cognitive, language, social, emotional) examined from individual and family theoretical perspectives. It covers topics related to families, diversity, individual and family health and well-being, and reciprocal relationships as affected by external factors.

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Read more about Tutorials of Visual Graphic Communication Programs for Interior Design, Volume 2

Tutorials of Visual Graphic Communication Programs for Interior Design, Volume 2

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Cho

Publisher: Iowa State University

License: CC BY-NC

This book is for advanced-level architecture and interior design students who have in-depth knowledge and skills with computer-aided visualization software. The author developed a total of twenty-two chapters to teach practical graphic presentation techniques for architectural presentations. Readers will learn these techniques by following step-by-step tutorials. This book includes multiple exercises for the reader's practice. After completing the tutorials, readers will be able to apply these techniques to their design projects.

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Read more about Nursing: Mental Health and Community Concepts

Nursing: Mental Health and Community Concepts

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Christman and Ernstmeyer

Publisher: Chippewa Valley Technical College

License: CC BY

This textbook is an open educational resource with CC-BY licensing developed specifically for prelicensure nursing students. The e-book and downloadable versions are free. Affordable print versions are published in collaboration with XanEdu and available on Amazon and in college bookstores.

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