Encyclopedias: SHRP (Health Related Professions)

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Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders [Rutgers Restricted]
"Approximately 1,500 entries divided by the major conceptual areas of ASDs (Autism Spectrum Disorders) and PDDs (Pervasive Developmental Disorders), including: Research trends and findings, Behavior/speech, Communication, Treatments, and Education."

Encyclopedia of Disability [Rutgers Restricted]
A multidisciplinary, cross-cultural, and historically grounded resource tool that guides the reader across fields, theories, debates, and practices. An electronic version of the 5 volume print resource.

Encyclopedia of Gerontology [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers subjects relating to all aspects of age, aging and the aged.

Encyclopedia of Health and Aging [Rutgers Restricted]
"Covers the biological, psychological, social, and economic aspects of health and aging and impacts within the health-care system. This Encyclopedia also focuses heavily on geriatrics with respect to geriatric syndromes and common diseases of aging." Electronic version of the print resource.

Encyclopedia of Health Care Management [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers the "business of health care, with up-to-date information across a broad range of issues affecting every aspect of the industry and the people it serves, employs, and influences." Electronic version of the print resource.

Encyclopedia of Health Services Research [Rutgers Restricted]
Multidisciplinary coverage "including areas such as health administration, health economics, medicine, medical sociology, political science, public policy, and public health."

Encyclopedia of Healthcare Information Systems [Rutgers Restricted]
"Provides an extensive and rich compilation of international research, discussing the use, adoption, design, and diffusion of information communication technologies (ICTs) in healthcare, including the role of ICTs in the future of healthcare delivery; access, quality, and value of healthcare; nature and evaluation of medical technologies; ethics and social implications; and medical information management."

Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity [Rutgers Restricted]
The key themes covered include "Children and Youth Services; Community Development; Cultural Competence in Human Services; Culture-Specific Services; Family Services; Hospitals, Health Care, and Cultural Competence; International Cultural Competence; Legislation and Regulations; Mental and Behavioral Health Services; Organizations, Programs, Government Agencies and Departments; Race and Ethnicity; Regional Cultural Competence; Socioeconomic Status and Cultural Competence." The text also provides "related articles within broad, thematic areas, such as aging, community mental health, family and child services, substance abuse, etc."

Encyclopedia of Lifestyle Medicine & Health [Rutgers Restricted]
"Offers thorough coverage of relevant topics and issues in historical and contemporary context, with information on lifestyle habits and practices and their impact on health."

Encyclopedia of Obesity [Rutgers Restricted]
Summarizes "pertinent topics in obesity and related health conditions, including molecular biology, psychology, medicine, public health and policy, food science, environmental health, and pharmaceuticals." Electronic version of the print resource.

Encyclopedia of Pain [Rutgers Restricted]
Provides "a source of information that spans contemporary basic and clinical research on pain and pain therapy." This Second Edition of the encyclopedia "introduces new topics consistent with advances in our knowledge of underlying mechanisms of pain."

Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine [Rutgers Restricted]
"Presents current, unbiased information on alternative and complementary medical practices, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda, and osteopathy. Information on recommended therapies for specific disorders and diseases, medicinal uses for plants and herbs, are balanced by conclusions of studies on efficacy and analysis of current levels of acceptance by traditional scientists and doctors." Electronic version of the 4 volume 2nd edition of the print resource.

Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health: Infancy through Adolescence [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers infancy through adolescence, with an emphasis on the health issues affecting children under the age of four. Articles are "arranged into five main entry types: Diseases and Disorders; Development; Immunizations; Drugs; and Procedures." Electronic version of the print resource. A freely accessible version is also available.

Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers "topics in nursing and allied health written for students and professionals in the field. Alphabetically arranged entries cover topics in body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases, issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment." Electronic version of the 5 volume 2nd edition of the print resource.

Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body
Full-text of the classic 1918 publication, including engravings, and a subject index with 13,000 entries ranging from the Antrum of Highmore to the Zonule of Zinn.

Innerbody: Your Guide to Human Anatomy Online
Detailed clickable graphics of the various systems of the human body with descriptive information.

SAGE Handbook of Healthcare [Rutgers Restricted]
"Provides an authoritative analysis of the current (and anticipated) developments in the global healthcare industries. Providing a unique perspective that interfaces between the science and business aspects, it combines information on the latest scientific developments with applied, commercial business data from the global marketplace. Electronic version of the print resource."