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Psychosocial Aspects of Healthcare,9780131392182

Psychosocial Aspects of Healthcare

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Edition: 3rd
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 1/10/2011
Publisher(s): Pearson

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Summary

This timely text offers comprehensive, integrated coverage of psychosocial topics involving clients, families, and other caregivers affected by pathology, impairment, functional limitation, and/or disability. To engage students and promote insight, PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF HEALTHCARE, 3/e relies on real-life student journal entries from multiple disciplines. A current, evidence-based, extensive literature review forms the core of the text, connecting theory to practice.

Reflective Questions and Case Studies after each chapter stimulate awareness and promote dialogue; relevant clinical examples and tables are presented throughout. This editionís updates include broader coverage of multicultural issues, spirituality, and chronic conditions; a new chapter on abuse and neglect; thorough coverage of PTSD; improved organization; and a new Online Manual containing extensive readings and resources.

Based on the belief that an understanding of psychosocial aspects of health care optimizes therapeutic outcomes, this resource emphasizes the importance of the human factor in clinical competence and professional excellence. Comprehensive in scope and depth, it addresses a variety of psychosocial topics involving caregivers affected by pathology, impairment, functional limitation, and/or disability.

Reality-based and practical in approach, it addresses very real issues in today's health care, acknowledging time as well as other constraints, and describes recommended roles and intervention strategies for care providers. Intended for students and professionals of all health care professions, additional features include:

-Clinical examples in each chapter that highlight key subject areas and real-world situations.

-Suggested additional readings that offer further personal accounts, histories, and insights.

-Depth and breadth of contemporary topics that cover the full range of essential topics including psychiatric disorders, self-destructive behaviors, and impact of culture on health and illness.

-Implications for health care providers that describe recommended roles and intervention strategies.

Table of Contents

PART I. Knowing Self/Knowing Others

1. Foundations

2. Recognizing Attitudes, Beliefs, and Values

3. Multicultural Perspectives

4. Spirituality

 

PART II. Making Connections

5. Communication

6. Motivation, Adherence, and Collaborative Treatment Planning

 

PART III. Loss/Grief, Coping, and Family

7. Loss and Grief

8. Coping

9. Understanding Family Needs, Roles, and Responsibilities

 

PART IV. Transitions Across the Lifespan

10. Disability

11. Chronic Conditions

12. Sexuality

 

PART V. Conditions that Challenge Care

13. Psychiatric Disorders

14. Self-Destructive Behaviors

15. Abuse and Neglect

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