Summary: 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 recommen ...show moreded 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. Edition/Copyright: 03
- Depth and breadth of contemporary topicsCovers the full range of essential topics as well as important, but generally overlooked, arease.g., psychiatric disorders, self-destructive behaviors, and impact of culture on health and illness.
- Provides students with a solid introduction to issues that direct service delivery.
- Extensive literature reviewIntegrates current theories and practices with seminal works.
- Provides students with current information for evidence-based practice.
- 51 real-life student journal entries and numerous clinical examples and case studiesThe journal entries represent an array of health care disciplines and patient/client problems, introduce and are entwined throughout every chapter, reinforce the subject and identify biases and "too-quick" conclusions. Passages illustrate affective, as well as cognitive, issues. Authentic clinical examples and case studies immerse students in a variety of situations they are likely to encounter in a professional setting.
- Bridges the gap between theory and practice; makes abstract concepts tangible for students; personalizes the material. Case-based storytelling methodology "hooks" students' attention and promotes retention of coverage.
- More than 200 reflective questions.
- Helps students develop self-awareness and examine personal values and beliefs; expands text to integrate with students' particular health care practice; and provides springboards to individual critical thinking, class discussion, small group exercises, and student assignments.
- Implications for health care providersDescribes recommended roles and intervention strategies.
- Prepares students for the realities of today's complex work environmentjuggling many roles and responsibilities, often with time constraints, reduced workforce, and reimbursement concerns.
- Suggested additional readingsAt the end of each major part.
- Provides students with a starting point for engaging further personal accounts, histories, and insights.
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
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