Psychological Assessment in Medical Settings

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This volume, the first to specifically address the function of psychologists as practitioners and scientists in medical settings, presents a range of approaches to assessment and diagnostic practice rather than a litany of specific tools, diseases, or diagnostic problems. The comprehensive discussion, augmented by 41 case studies, addresses the psychological assessment of patients and their families using traditional neuropsychological and psychological diagnostic tools in various topic areas and settings. The ...

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Overview

This volume, the first to specifically address the function of psychologists as practitioners and scientists in medical settings, presents a range of approaches to assessment and diagnostic practice rather than a litany of specific tools, diseases, or diagnostic problems. The comprehensive discussion, augmented by 41 case studies, addresses the psychological assessment of patients and their families using traditional neuropsychological and psychological diagnostic tools in various topic areas and settings. The application of assessment to issues such as ethics and law, professional self-assessment and credentialling, and the communication of diagnostic findings is also discussed.

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Designed for practicing psychologists, interns, and graduate students who wish to develop diagnostic techniques and clinical assessment skills for successful practice in medical and surgical hospital settings. Discusses scientifically valid assessment approaches with 41 illustrative case studies. Sections deal with psychological assessment in various modes and circumstances, from psychological assessment of psychosomatic or somatoform disorders and presurgical assessment on various medical units, to emergency room evaluations and psychophysiolocal assessments. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306455513
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 7/31/1997
  • Series: Nato Science Series B: (closed)
  • Edition description: 1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 0.88 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Fundamentals of Assessment: Psychologists in Medical Settings: Contributions to a Comprehensive Understanding of the Patient. Referral Logistics and Communication. General Clinical Considerations; M. Caserta. Assessment at the Medical-Surgical-Psychological Interface: Psychosomatics and Somatoform Disorders. Adjustment Disorders Related to Illness and Psychological Disorders Contributing to Medical Illness. Assessment Prior to Stressful or Invasive Medical Procedures and Presurgery Assessment. Assessment of Families and Children: The Assessment of Families in Medical Settings; L. Feldman Honor. Psychological Assessment in Pediatrics. Traditional Assessment: Neuropsychological Assessment in Rehabilitation. Neurology, and Psychiatry. Utility of Traditional Psychological Assessments; R.V. Prescott. Special Clinical Assessment Areas: Emergency Room Assessment: Suicide, Violence, PTSD, and Acute Anxiety; J.M. Dod. Special Assessment Issues in the Hospital System: Ethical Dilemmas and Legal Issues from a Psychosocial Perspective; S. Kraft. 3 Additional Chapters. Index.

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