Counselling for Heart Disease / Edition 1

Counselling for Heart Disease / Edition 1

by Paul Bennett, Alastair McDonald
     
 

Coronary Heath Disease reminds the leading cause of premature death in most western countries, accounting, in the UK, for 40 percent of deaths in men and 10 percent of deaths in women, aged between 45 and 64 years. The psychological and social impact of heart disease can have adverse effects on the individual, the family and the disease itself, whilst a heart

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Overview

Coronary Heath Disease reminds the leading cause of premature death in most western countries, accounting, in the UK, for 40 percent of deaths in men and 10 percent of deaths in women, aged between 45 and 64 years. The psychological and social impact of heart disease can have adverse effects on the individual, the family and the disease itself, whilst a heart attack might involve not only an immediate threat to life, but also loss of a sense of control.

This book provides a practical framework for supporting and helping the patient and the family both in the acute medical setting and in the longer term in the community. It focuses on skills and techniques needed to provide important information, reduce stress and to set realistic goals during rehabilitation. The role of open communication between helper and patient is emphasized and demonstrated using examples and case studies.

This book has been written for all concerned with heart disease: professionals and lay helpers, clinicians and non-clinicians.

The Foreword is by Dr Alastair McDonald of the Cardiac Department, The Royal London Hospital, who also acted as medical advisor for the book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781854330925
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Series:
Communication and Counselling in Health Care Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the series
Foreword
1Heart Disease: Causes and Consequences1
Risk factors for CHD2
The impact of CHD5
The impact of MI7
Implications for psychological care14
2Psychological Care in Acute Settings16
Communication-based care16
Developing a helping relationship18
Informational care20
Emotional care25
3A Basic Counselling Approach34
Developing the helping relationship35
A problem-solving approach to counselling36
4Stress Management Training52
A model of stress53
Some implications for stress management57
Relaxation58
Cognitive strategies65
Putting it all together74
5Risk Factor Intervention78
Counselling smokers78
Improving fitness88
Type A behaviour92
6Putting It All Together101
Organizational issues101
Developing rehabilitation programmes107
How effective are interventions?110
Afterword115
References116
Appendix A: A rationale of, and preparation for, deep relaxation practice119
Appendix B: Instructions for deep relaxation121
Appendix C: An introduction to smoking cessation124
Appendix D: Further reading126
Index128

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