Applied Psychology In Health Care / Edition 1

Applied Psychology In Health Care / Edition 1

by Donnie J. Wilbanks
     
 

ISBN-10: 1418053481

ISBN-13: 9781418053482

Pub. Date: 08/28/2008

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Applied Psychology in Health Care applies the basics of psychology to provide caregivers with an understanding of the mental health of patients and themselves, Applied Psychology in Health Care prepares health care workers to effectively communicate and provide superior patient care. In its approach to human understanding, this book is a valuable resource to anyone

Overview

Applied Psychology in Health Care applies the basics of psychology to provide caregivers with an understanding of the mental health of patients and themselves, Applied Psychology in Health Care prepares health care workers to effectively communicate and provide superior patient care. In its approach to human understanding, this book is a valuable resource to anyone involved in a helping relationship, as a helper or as a client. With 18 years of social work and counseling experience, the author brings a wealth of experience and offers proven skills that can be practiced and developed to enhance the provider's caretaking ability. The text is divided into three key sections: Psychology, Provider, and Client. The "Psychology" section includes four chapters that describe the interplay of genetics and the environment in the development of the brain and personality. It presents a model of mental functioning and within its framework discusses needs, feelings, beliefs, and functional and dysfunctional behavior. The "Provider" section begins by focusing on recognizing our own beliefs and avoiding bias and discrimination. It then discusses the role of the care giver, professionalism, and expands on the human skills presented in each chapter. The section concludes with a consideration of professional ethics, the client-provider relationship, client rights, and provider responsibilities. The "Client" section explores issues that affect clients as they seek medical care including loss and grief, adjustment, irrational beliefs, and mental illness. Application sections present listening and communication skills for each area of specialization to improve healthcare at all levels.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781418053482
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
08/28/2008
Series:
Communication and Human Behavior for Health Science Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
159
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

I. THE PHYSICAL FOUNDATION OF BEHAVIOR 1. Nature Verses Nurture 2. The Nervous System 3. Consciousness II. THE DEVELOPMENT OF PERSONALITY 1. Personality 2. Cognitive Development 3. Psychological Functioning 4. Personality Development III. THE ENVIRONMENT 1. Environments 2. Probability IV. FUNCTION, DYSFUNCTION, AND CHANGE 1. Development 2. Ethnocentrism 3. Function 4. Dysfunction 5. Adjustment 6. Stress V. RECOGNIZING YOUR OWN BELIEFS 1. Culture 2. Territory 3. Defense 4. Professionalism VI. BEING A CAREGIVER 1. Cooperation and Caring 2. Moral levels 3. Skills VII. THE PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIP 1. Professionalism 2. Boundaries 3. Regulation 4. Patients Rights 5. Provider Responsibilities 6. History 7. Reform VIII. LOSS AND GRIEF 1. Loss 2. Grief 3. Coping 4. Health 5. The Therapeutic Relationship IX. CLIENT ISSUES 1. Model of Psychological Function 2. Model of Psychological Dysfunction 3. Mental illness

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