Psychosocial Aspects of Healthcare / Edition 1

Psychosocial Aspects of Healthcare / Edition 1

by Ann Cassidy Noonan, Nancy Sharby, Susan Ventura Hallenborg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130409804

ISBN-13: 9780130409805

Pub. Date: 08/19/2002

Publisher: Prentice Hall

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,

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130409805
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/19/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

I. MAKING A CONNECTION: TALKING, LISTENING, SHOWING YOU CARE.

 1. Components of Effective Communication.

 2. Client Motivation and Adherence.

 3. Understanding Family Needs, Roles, and Responsibilities.

 4. Recognizing Your Own Beliefs.

II. SHARED GOAL-SETTING: PATIENT/CLIENT-PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION.

 5. Quality of Life.

 6. Client Rights and Provider Responsibilities.

 7. Collaborative Treatment-Planning.

 8. The Mind-Body-Spirit Connection.

III. DEFINING SELF.

 9. Body Image and Self-Concept.

10. Condition-Specific Characteristics.

11. Sexuality.

IV. RESPONSES TO ILLNESS AND DISABILITY THAT COMPLICATE CARE.

12. Psychiatric Disorders.

13. Self-Destructive Behaviors.

14. Chronic Illness.

V. THE CONTINUUM OF LOSS, GRIEVING, AND ADJUSTMENT.

15. Understanding Loss.

16. Understanding Grief.

17. Adjustment.

VI. ATTITUDES AND PERSPECTIVES: RESPECTING HUMAN DIFFERENCES.

18. Impact of Culture on Health and Illness.

19. Conflict and Strategies for Resolution.

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