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Authors: Louise Simmers, Karen Simmers-Nartker, and Sharon Simmers-Kobelak
Retail Price: $202 textbook, $33 eBook
Previously known as Diversified Health Occupations, this 9th edition of DHO Health Science is one of the most well-known health sciences textbooks out there. It is broken into two sections.
Part 1 - Basic Health Care Concepts encompasses the first 18 chapters of the book.
This portion of DHO helps teach basic concepts and skills any healthcare professional will need to know. This includes items such as infection control, vital signs, medical terminology, and cultural diversity.
Part 2 - Special Health Care Skills includes the final six chapters of DHO.
These chapters are more focused on specific skills needed in certain professions, such as nurse assisting or physical therapy.
Overall, DHO Health Science is an excellent health textbook to help an introduction to health science teacher cover key healthcare skills and concepts.
2. Health Science: Concepts and Applications
Authors: Jacquelyn Rhine Marshall and Dr. Sue C. Roe
These chapters are organized into five main units:
Introduction to Healthcare
Critical Concepts in the Healthcare World
College and Career Readiness
Overall, each chapter within the text highlights a key concept or skill that any healthcare worker will need for success in the field. That makes it one of the most useful health sciences textbooks for any introductory health science class.