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Teaching & Learning Resources


2009 Teaching & Learning Resources

August 24, 2009

Significant Resources for Health Care Reform." Choice, 46(12), August 2009

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries is the premier source for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education.

Angel, Ronald J. Poor families in America's health care crisis, by Ronald J. Angel, Laura Lein, and Jane Henrici. Cambridge, 2006. 254p bibl index ISBN 0-521-83774-X, $70.00; ISBN 0521546761 pbk, $27.99; ISBN 9780521837743, $70.00; ISBN 9780521546768 pbk, $27.99. Outstanding Title! Reviewed in 2007 May CHOICE.

Barr, Donald A. Health disparities in the United States: social class, race, ethnicity, and health. Johns Hopkins, 2008. 295p bibl index afp; ISBN 9780801888212, $40.00. Reviewed in 2009 Apr CHOICE.

Brownlee, Shannon. Overtreated: why too much medicine is making us sicker and poorer. 1st U.S. ed. Bloomsbury, 2007. 343p index ISBN 1-58234-580-5, $25.95; ISBN 9781582345802, $25.95. Reviewed in 2008 Feb CHOICE.

Callahan, Daniel. Medicine and the market: equity v. choice, by Daniel Callahan and Angela A. Wasunna. Johns Hopkins, 2006. 320p bibl index afp ISBN 0-8018-8339-3, $35.00. Outstanding Title! Reviewed in 2006 Nov CHOICE.

Clifon, Guy L. Flatlined: resuscitating American medicine. Rutgers, 2009. 322p bibl index afp ISBN 9780813544281, $26.95. Reviewed in 2009 Aug CHOICE.

Cutler, David M. Your money or your life: strong medicine for America's health care system. Oxford, 2004. 158p index afp ISBN 0-19-516042-8, $25.00. Reviewed in 2004 Jul CHOICE.

Daniels, Norman. Just health: meeting health needs fairly. Cambridge, 2008. 397p bibl index; ISBN 9780521699983 pbk, $29.99; ISBN 9780521876322, $80.00. Outstanding Title! Reviewed in 2008 Apr CHOICE.

Frank, Richard G. Better but not well: mental health policy in the United States since 1950, by Richard G. Frank and Sherry A. Glied. Johns Hopkins, 2006. 183p bibl index afp ISBN 0-8018-8442-X, $39.95; ISBN 0801884438 pbk, $21.95. Reviewed in 2007 Apr CHOICE.

Garson, Arthur Jr. Health care half-truths: too many myths, not enough reality, by Arthur Garson, Jr., and Carolyn L. Engelhard. Rowman & Littlefield, 2007. 290p bibl index afp ISBN 0-7425-5829-0, $24.95; ISBN 9780742558298, $24.95. Reviewed in 2007 Dec CHOICE.

Hadler, Nortin M. Worried sick: a prescription for health in an overtreated America. North Carolina, 2008. 376p bibl index afp ISBN 0-8078-3187-5, $28.00; ISBN 9780807831878, $28.00. Reviewed in 2009 Feb CHOICE.

Health at risk: America's ailing health system--and how to heal it, ed. by Jacob S. Hacker. Columbia/Social Science Research Council, 2008. 139p bibl afp; ISBN 9780231146029, $45.00; ISBN 9780231146036 pbk, $15.00. Reviewed in 2009 Apr CHOICE.

Lynn, Joanne. Sick to death and not going to take it anymore!: reforming health care for the last years of life. California, 2004. 205p bibl index afp ISBN 0-520-24300-5, $24.95. Outstanding Title! Reviewed in 2005 Apr CHOICE.

Mechanic, David. The truth about health care: why reform is not working in America. Rutgers, 2006. 228p index afp ISBN 0-8135-3887-4, $26.95; ISBN 9780813538877, $26.95. Outstanding Title! Reviewed in 2007 Apr CHOICE.

Patel, Kant. Health care in America: separate and unequal, by Kant Patel and Mark E. Rushefsky. M.E. Sharpe, 2008. 293p bibl index afp; ISBN 9780765616616, $69.95; ISBN 9780765616623 pbk, $29.95. Reviewed in 2009 Apr CHOICE.

Richmond, Julius B. The health care mess: how we got into it and what it will take to get out, by Julius B. Richmond and Rashi Fein. Harvard, 2005. 307p bibl index afp ISBN 0-674-01924-5, $26.95. Reviewed in 2006 Jan CHOICE.

Gottfried, Dennis. Too much medicine: a doctor's prescription for better and more affordable health care. Paragon House, 2008. 272p index afp ISBN 9781557788818, $17.95. Reviewed in 2009 Sept CHOICE (forthcoming)

August 21, 2009
"Significant Resources for Brain Science Collections." Choice, 46(11), July 2009.

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries is the premier source for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education.

Boden, Margaret A. Mind as machine: a history of cognitive science. Oxford, 2006. 2v bibl indexes afp ISBN 0-19-924144-9, $225.00; ISBN 9780199241446, $225.00. Outstanding Title! Reviewed in 2007 Jul CHOICE.

Doidge, Norman. The brain that changes itself: stories of personal triumph from the frontiers of brain science. Penguin, 2007. 427p bibl index; ISBN 9780143113102 pbk, $16.00; ISBN 9780670038305, $24.95. Reviewed in 2008 Jun CHOICE.

Frith, Chris. Making up the mind: how the brain creates our mental world. Blackwell Publishing, 2007. 234p index afp; ISBN 9781405160223 pbk, $24.95. Outstanding Title! Reviewed in 2008 Mar CHOICE.

Geary, David C. The origin of mind: evolution of brain, cognition, and general intelligence. American Psychological Association, 2005. 459p bibl indexes ISBN 1-59147-181-8, $59.95. Reviewed in 2005 Apr CHOICE.

ohnson, Steven. Mind wide open: your brain and the neuroscience of everyday life. Scribner, 2004. 274p bibl index ISBN 0-7432-4165-7, $25.00. Reviewed in 2004 Jul CHOICE.

Klingberg, Torkel. The overflowing brain: information overload and the limits of working memory, tr. by Neil Betteridge. Oxford, 2009. 202p bibl index afp; ISBN 9780195372885, $21.95. Reviewed in 2009 Jun CHOICE.

Linden, David J. The accidental mind. Belknap, Harvard, 2007. 276p bibl index afp ISBN 0-674-02478-8, $25.95; ISBN 9780674024786, $25.95. Outstanding Title! Reviewed in 2007 Aug CHOICE.

Lynch, Gary. Big brain: the origins and future of human intelligence, by Gary Lynch and Richard Granger. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. 259p bibl index ISBN 1-4039-7978-2, $26.95; ISBN 1403979790 pbk, $15.95. Reviewed in 2008 Aug CHOICE.

Small, Gary. iBrain: surviving the technological alteration of the modern mind, by Gary Small and Gigi Vorgan. Collins Living, 2008. 240p index; ISBN 9780061340338, $24.95. Reviewed in 2009 Jun CHOICE.

Spivey, Michael. The continuity of mind. Oxford, 2007. 428p bibl index afp (Oxford psychology series, 40) ISBN 0-19-517078-4, $69.95; ISBN 9780195170788, $69.95. Outstanding Title! Reviewed in 2008 Apr CHOICE.

Stein, Kathleen. The genius engine: where memory, reason, passion, violence, and creativity intersect in the human brain. Wiley, 2007. 292p index ISBN 0-471-26239-0, $27.95; ISBN 9780471262398, $27.95. Reviewed in 2008 Apr CHOICE.

Stiles, Joan. The fundamentals of brain development: integrating nature and nurture. Harvard, 2008. 421p index afp ISBN 0-674-02674-8, $49.95; ISBN 9780674026742, $49.95. Reviewed in 2009 Feb CHOICE.

Thompson, Evan. Mind in life: biology, phenomenology, and the sciences of mind. Belknap, Harvard, 2007. 543p bibl index afp ISBN 0-674-02511-3, $45.00; ISBN 9780674025110, $45.00. Outstanding Title! Reviewed in 2008 Jan CHOICE.

Turkington, Carol. The encyclopedia of the brain and brain disorders, by Carol Turkington and Joseph R. Harris. 3rd ed. Facts On File, 2009. 434p bibl index afp ISBN 9780816063956, $75.00 Review forthcoming CHOICE.

May 12, 2009

H1N1 Flu Resource Centre
The Lancet has partnered with over 40 Elsevier-published journals and 11 learned societies to launch a new H1N1 Flu Resource Centre for healthcare professionals. Developed by The Lancet editors, this new online information clearinghouse aggregates infectious disease and public health information from across Elsevier's spectrum of content. May 10, 2009 The Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit Training
This training module is based on PSR's Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit, which has been endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. It introduces users to environmental health, instructs pediatric health care providers in the use of the toolkit, and discusses the best methods for delivering environmental health anticipatory guidance in the clinical setting.

May 8, 2009

Environmental Health and Medicine Education
This portal from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATDSR), houses updated an redesigned educational materials for health professionals as well as products for the general public.
On this portal you will find
a. Community Presentations,
b. Case Studies in Environmental Medicine,
c. Grand Rounds in Environmental Medicine, and
d. Patient Education Instruction Sheets, All of these health professional education resources offer free continuing education credits for physicians, nurses, health educators and other health professionals.

May 1, 2009

"Significant Resources for Nursing Collections." Choice, 46(6), February 2009.

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries is the premier source for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education.

Ebersole, Priscilla. Geriatric nursing: growth of a specialty, by Priscilla Ebersole and Theris A. Touhy. Springer Publishing, 2006. 298p bibl index ISBN 0826126499 pbk, $49.95. Outstanding Title! Reviewed in 2006 Oct CHOICE.

Encyclopedia of nursing research, ed. by Joyce J. Fitzpatrick and Meredith Wallace. 2nd ed. Springer Publishing, 2006. 795p bibl index ISBN 0-8261-9812-0, $125.00. Outstanding Title! Reviewed in 2007 Apr CHOICE.

Ettinger, Laura E. Nurse-midwifery: the birth of a new American profession. Ohio State, 2006. 269p bibl index afp ISBN 0-8142-1023-6, $74.95; ISBN 0814251501 pbk, $26.95; ISBN 9780814210239, $74.95; ISBN 9780814251508 pbk, $26.95. Outstanding Title! Reviewed in 2006 Dec CHOICE.

Ivanov, L. Louise. Public health nursing: leadership, policy & practice, by L. Louise Ivanov and Carolyn L. Blue. Delmar, part of Cengage Learning, 2008. 791p bibl index; ISBN 9781401839659, $45.95. Reviewed in 2008 Dec CHOICE.

Kingma, Mireille. Nurses on the move: migration and the global health care economy. ILR Press, 2006. 275p bibl index afp ISBN 0-8014-4305-9, $49.95; ISBN 0801472598 pbk, $24.95. Reviewed in 2006 Jul CHOICE.

Malka, Susan Gelfand. Daring to care: American nursing and second-wave feminism. Illinois, 2007. 219p bibl index afp ISBN 0-252-03247-0 , $65.00; ISBN 0252074815 pbk, $25.00; ISBN 9780252032479, $65.00; ISBN 9780252074813 pbk, $25.00. Reviewed in 2008 Apr CHOICE.

Men in nursing: history, challenges, and opportunities, ed. by Chad E. O'Lynn and Russell E. Tranbarger. Springer Publishing, 2007. 297p bibl index ISBN 0826102212 pbk, $40.00. Outstanding Title! Reviewed in 2007 Jun CHOICE.

Nurses' work: issues across time and place, ed. by Patricia D'Antonio et al. Springer Publishing, 2007. 374p bibl index afp ISBN 0-8261-0211-5, $55.00. Reviewed in 2007 Jun CHOICE.

Nursing leadership: a concise encyclopedia, ed. by Harriet R. Feldman with Marilyn Jaffe-Ruiz et al. Springer Publishing, 2008. 578p bibl index; ISBN 9780826102584, $95.00. Reviewed in 2008 Oct CHOICE.

Powers, Bethel Ann. Dictionary of nursing theory and research, by Bethel Ann Powers and Thomas R. Knapp. 3rd ed. Springer Publishing, 2006. 210p bibl ISBN 0826117740 pbk, $29.95. Reviewed in 2006 Feb CHOICE.

Thomas, Sandra P. Listening to patients: a phenomenological approach to nursing research and practice, by Sandra P. Thomas and Howard R. Pollio. Springer Publishing, 2002. 294p bibl index ISBN 0-8261-1466-0, $41.95. Outstanding Title! Reviewed in 2002 Jul CHOICE.

Weinberg, Dana Beth. Code green: money-driven hospitals and the dismantling of nursing. ILR Press, 2003. 213p bibl index afp ISBN 0-8014-3980-9, $25.00. Outstanding Title! Reviewed in 2003 Dec CHOICE.

Rev.February 2010