Stress Management for Primary Health Care Professionals / Edition 1

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This book is the first one to examine stress in primary health care professionals in the UK - the professionals who are in the frontline of medical care in a rapidly changing society. It is a detailed literate review of stress in general and includes the results of studies on primary health care professionals. It contains extensive material from face-to-face interviews with each profession and practical advice on how they can manage stress.

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Primary health care professionals, and students in medicine, nursing, social sciences, and allied health professions, will learn about occupational stress in the health care professions and ways to cope with it, in chapters on literature in the field, the experience of occupational stress, and the personal and organizational costs of stress. Individual and organizational stress management strategies are described, including meditation, biofeedback, exercise and lifestyle changes, employee assistance programs, counseling, and mentoring. Usha Rout is affiliated with Coventry University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306472404
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 10/26/2007
  • Edition description: 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 201
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction and Background 1
Ch. 2 What Is Stress? 17
Ch. 3 Occupational Stress 25
Ch. 4 The Individual and Stress 41
Ch. 5 Consequences of Stress 63
Ch. 6 Potential Sources of Stress Amongst Primary Health Professionals 85
Ch. 7 Stress Management: Individual Strategies 115
Ch. 8 Stress Management: Organisation-Level Strategies 141
Ch. 9 The Way Forward 171
References 175
Useful Services 195
About the Authors 197
Index 199
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2002

    Review from Stress and Health 18, 2002

    "This book is likely to be useful as an introductory text to health professionals who know little about the field of occupational stress." - Susan Cartwright, UMIST, UK

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