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Psychology of Health and Health Care, A Canadian Perspective (CANADIAN)

Psychology of Health and Health Care, A Canadian Perspective (CANADIAN) - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0131433663

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ISBN13: 978-0131433663
ISBN10: 0131433660
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Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2005
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Psychology of Health and Health Care, A Canadian Perspective (CANADIAN) - 2ND 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131433663

Gary Poole, Deborah Hunt Matheson and David N. Cox

ISBN13: 978-0131433663
ISBN10: 0131433660
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 05
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

The respected author team of this all-Canadian text has produced a thorough revision with coverage on Health and the Internet, obesity and "Focus on Canadian Research" inserts. A new feature, "Focused Modules", offers flexibility by introducing optional topics for discussion such as: research methods in health psychology; epidemiology; complementary and alternative therapies; medical sociology, and aboriginal health. Including up-to-date data and new research references, this is a valuable resource for Canadian students, instructors and practitioners of psychology, nursing, medicine, public health and epidemiology.

Features

  • Re-organization, reduced from 14 chapters to 12 chapters- fits 1 semester course.
  • Chapter sequence to fit course outlines.
  • NEW - Six Focused Modules, which can be used as topics for discussion, in tutorials or to augment chapters. Note one module on aboriginal health.
  • NEW - Chapter on Health and the Internet (chapter 12).
  • NEW - Feature to each chapter highlights Focus on Canadian Research.
  • Updated statistics.
  • Photos new to this edition.
  • NEW - Section in Chapter 9 on obesity featuring a case study on adolescent obesity.

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. The Development of the Field.
2. Stress and Coping.
3. Psychoneuroimmunology.
4. Communication in Medical Settings.
5. Hospital Stays and Medical Procedures.
6. The Health Care Provider.
7. Health Promotion.
8. Health and Physical Activity.
9. Health-Compromising Behaviours.
10. Pain.
11. Chronic and Life-Threatening Illness.
12. Health and the Internet.

Focused Module A - Conducting Research in Health Psychology.
Focused Module B - Epidemiology: What Can Be Learned from the SARS Outbreak in Canada?
Focused Module C - Complementary and Alternative Therapies.
Focused Module D - Medical Sociology.
Focused Module E - Aboriginal Health.
Focused Module F - A Sampling of Canadian Research in Health Psychology.
Glossary.
References.
Index.

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