Psychosocial Aspects of Healthcare, 3rd edition

  • Meredith E. Drench
  • Ann Noonan
  • Nancy Sharby
  • Susan Ventura

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Overview

This timely text offers comprehensive, integrated coverage of psychosocial topics involving clients, families, and other caregivers affected by pathology, impairment, functional limitation, and/or disability. To engage students and promote insight, PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF HEALTHCARE, 3/e relies on real-life student journal entries from multiple disciplines. A current, evidence-based, extensive literature review forms the core of the text, connecting theory to practice. Reflective Questions and Case Studies after each chapter stimulate awareness and promote dialogue; relevant clinical examples and tables are presented throughout. This edition’s updates include broader coverage of multicultural issues, spirituality, and chronic conditions; a new chapter on abuse and neglect; thorough coverage of PTSD; improved organization; and a new Online Manual containing extensive readings and resources.

Table of contents

PART I. Knowing Self/Knowing Others

1. Foundations

2. Recognizing Attitudes, Beliefs, and Values

3. Multicultural Perspectives

4. Spirituality

 

PART II. Making Connections

5. Communication

6. Motivation, Adherence, and Collaborative Treatment Planning

 

PART III. Loss/Grief, Coping, and Family

7. Loss and Grief

8. Coping

9. Understanding Family Needs, Roles, and Responsibilities

 

PART IV. Transitions Across the Lifespan

10. Disability

11. Chronic Conditions

12. Sexuality

 

PART V. Conditions that Challenge Care

13. Psychiatric Disorders

14. Self-Destructive Behaviors

15. Abuse and Neglect

Published by Pearson (January 10th 2011) - Copyright © 2012