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Applied Psychology In Health Care / Edition 1

Applied Psychology In Health Care / Edition 1

by Donnie J. Wilbanks


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Applied Psychology in Health Care Care applies the basics of psychology to provide caregivers with an understanding of the mental health of patients and themselves, The text prepares health care workers to effectively communicate and provide superior patient care. 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)

About the Author

Donnie J. Wilbanks is an experienced practitioner with 11 years of experience in health care education, and has worked in the many facets of counseling and social work; including working as a Juvenile Counselor, Foster Care Specialist, In-Home Family Therapist, and Missouri Family Services Social Worker. Mr. Wilbanks was awarded the Instructor of the Quarter, Outstanding Service Award in 2005 and Instructor of the Year in 2006 from St. Louis College of Health Careers, and has been recognized in Who's Who in America in 2008 and Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals in 2008. Donnie Wilbanks has been married 30 years, and has two children.

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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