Psychosocial Aspects of Healthcare

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For courses in Psychosocial Aspects of Illness/Disability, Social Psychology of Disability and Rehabilitation, Chronic Illness, and Rehabilitation Psychology in occupational therapy, physical therapy, and other health care programs.

Comprehensive in scope and depth, evidence-based, and current, this text addresses a variety of integrated psychosocial topics involving patients/clients, families, and other caregivers affected by pathology, impairment, functional limitation, and/or disability due to injury or acute or chronic illness. 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. Reader-friendly and thought-provoking, the text features an abundance of real-life student journal entries, case studies and examples, and reflective questions.

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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.

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