Author: Brian P. Hinote,Jason Adam Wasserman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442249722

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 7125

Intended for courses in sociology and allied health, Social and Behavioral Science for Health Professionals examines social and behavioral factors affecting health and illness, and how these phenomena directly inform clinical practice. The text introduces interdisciplinary insights from fields like sociology, psychology, and epidemiology to elucidate critical features of contemporary patient care routinely confronting health practitioners. Directly correlated to the new MCAT standards, the text is invaluable to students planning a career in the medical professions.
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Psychology, Sociology and Communication for Project 2000

Author: N. H. Groenman

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9781873732038

Category: Psychology

Page: 517

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The series from which this book is taken is designed for the new direction in health care education resulting form the implementation of Project 2000. It brings together relevant material from the various subject areas and provides practical textbooks for health care students. Each title in the series includes a variety of study activities to encourage the user and facilitate learning, and there are regular summaries and bibliographies for further study and self-testing exercises. The arrangement of each chapter is as follows - introduction, presentation of subject material, case studies, assignments, self-testing exercises, summary and bibliography.
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Author: Olle J Sahler,John E Carr,Julia B Frank,João Nunes

Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing

ISBN: 1613344333

Category: Psychology

Page: 548

View: 5915

A clearly structured, compact text on the behavioral sciences for medical and other health professions, including practical features such as chapter review questions and an annotated practice exam. The brand new edition of this highly readable text presents succinct information about how neurological, psychological, social and behavioral processes interact and together contribute to the health and wellness of individuals. Based around but expanding on the Integrated Sciences Model, and integrating the Institute of Medicine’s key themes for medical training, this latest edition is organized in sections covering: • Brain Systems • Homeostatic Systems and Disorders • Individual-Environment Interaction • Development Through the Life Cycle • Social and Cultural Issues • Societal and Behavioral Health Challenges • The Health Care System, Policy, and Economics • The Clinical Relationship • Psychopathology New chapters deal with Nutrition, Metabolism, and Feeding Disorders, Physician Health, Impairment, and Misconduct, the Psychiatric Evaluation, Principles of Psychotherapy, and Dementia. Clear appendices review principles of epidemiology and bio-statistics. Each chapter begins with guidance questions and ends with current recommended readings and review questions. A complete 350+ question-and-answer multiple choice-type review section not only allows readers to assess how well they have learned the material, but also highlights important points and adds additional specific information to supplement the text. From the first editor: "This revision has been streamlined to allow for several new chapters, such as an in-depth look at provider impairment as well as updates on obesity, palliative care, and complementary medicine. In addition, the 350+ question-and-answer review section continues to provide concise discussions of specific topics that supplement the text. “In keeping with ABSAME’s new name as the Association for the Behavioral Sciences and Health Professions Education (ABSAHPE), we are convinced that this latest edition will lend itself ideally to teaching behavioral sciences for anyone pursuing a career in one of the health professions, including medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, social work and other allied health professions, osteopathy, and chiropractic. After all, the principles that are the foundation of any effective, compassionate provider–patient relationship are fundamental to all our professions. So, too, are the societal barriers to proving excellent health care that can affect all healing relationships." O. J. Sahler (Editor) From the Reviews: "The book is exceptionally well organized into thematically based sections with questions listed at the beginning of each chapter, clearly defined subsections within chapters, and recommended readings and questions with answers at the conclusion of each chapter. [...] This updated and enriched edition is an indispensable contribution to understanding an approach to healthcare that appears simple but in actuality is frequently more complex than appreciated. The organization allows for easy use in the teaching setting and would be most beneficial in this context." Marie A Dewitt, MD, Rush University Medical Center, in Doody's Book Review Review comments on the first edition: “Takes attempts to integrate basic and behavioral sciences to a new level...Will enable students to see the importance of all aspects of a patient’s life and their influence on healthcare behaviors...Material is presented in a logical and concise manner that will appeal to medical students.” Patricia Lenahan, writing in Annals of Behavioral Science and Medical Education, Vol. 9, # 2, Fall 2003
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Author: Jeannine Coreil

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412957044

Category: Medical

Page: 434

View: 4793

This book is intended as a core textbook for courses in public health that examines current issues in health from a social and behavioral science perspective. It is a cross-disciplinary course (public health, medical sociology, health psychology, medical anthropology) and thus there are many ways to teach the course based on a particular instructor's perspective. The authors wrote the book because they were dissatisfied with the way other texts apply social science to public health and found that many texts being used were from related fields such as medicine, nursing or general health.The authors are planning to do a major revision based on reviews they have collected and the reviews we have collected. We believe the revised edition will essentially be a new text based on rich feedback. They will include new theory, new cases, new research, and a rich ancillary package. They will also reduce the frameworks presented to make the book more readable to students.
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Author: Ichiro Kawachi

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019939833X

Category: Economics

Page: 367

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Behavioral economics has potential to offer novel solutions to some of today's most pressing public health problems: How do we persuade people to eat healthy and lose weight? How can health professionals communicate health risks in a way that is heeded? How can food labeling be modified to inform healthy food choices? Behavioral Economics and Public Health is the first book to apply the groundbreaking insights of behavioral economics to the persisting problems of health behaviors and behavior change. In addition to providing a primer on the behavioral economics principles that are most relevant to public health, this book offers details on how these principles can be employed to mitigating the world's greatest health threats, including obesity, smoking, risky sexual behavior, and excessive drinking. With contributions from an international team of scholars from psychology, economics, marketing, public health, and medicine, this book is a trailblazing new approach to the most difficult and important problems of our time.
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Workshop Summary : Background Papers

Author: Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on the Social and Behavioral Science Base for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Intervention. Workshop

Publisher: National Academies


Category: AIDS (Disease)

Page: 72

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Introduction -- Understanding the epidemic -- Learning from lives : individuals within a social context -- Understanding high-risk communities -- Making a difference : controlling the epidemic through social intervention -- Intermediate technologies in medically based prevention trials -- Evaluating results.
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Workshop Summary

Author: Board on Health Care Services,Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309220599

Category: Medical

Page: 69

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The demand for health care is growing as the nation ages and seeks to provide coverage for the millions of Americans who lack health insurance. At the same time, escalating costs have led to a variety of initiatives to make the delivery of health care more effective and efficient. The allied health workforce is critical to the success of these efforts. The IOM held a workshop May 9-10, 2011, to examine the current allied health care workforce and consider how it can contribute to improving health care access, quality, and effectiveness.
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Author: Otto von Mering,Leonard Kasdan

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 0822975823

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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This book acts as a catalyst for anthropology to foster research ties to its neighboring disciplines in the behavioral and health sciences. It is an introspective and circumspective appraisal of the relevance of anthropology to these related disciplines and professions and assesses the usefulness of reciprocal borrowing of ideas and investigative tools among them. Essays by scholars from several disciplines are included, along with commentaries on each essay by noted social scientists. Contributors: Bernard S. Cohn; Albert Damon; Jules Henry; Donald L. Hochstrasser; Solon T. Kimball; Bertram S. Kraus; Wilton M. Krogman; Richard F. Salisbury; Harvey B. Sarles; Richard G. Snyder; Jesse W. Tapp, Jr.; Otto von Mering; and Murray L. Wax.
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Research, Education, and Practice

Author: Debra Haire-Joshu,Timothy D. McBride

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118415345

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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"This book makes a great leap in the conceptualization of transdisciplinary approaches, as well as provides concrete examples in practice, teaching, policy, and research." —From the Foreword by Edward F. Lawlor, dean and the William E. Gordon Distinguished Professor, the Brown School; and founding director, Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis The complexity of public health and social problems is becoming more challenging. Understanding and designing solutions for these problems requires perspectives from multiple disciplines and fields as well as cross-disciplinary research and practice teams. Transdisciplinary Public Health fills a void in the literature and offers a comprehensive text that introduces transdisciplinary methods as a means for providing an innovative tool set for problem-solving in public health research and practice. With contributions from leading experts, Transdisciplinary Public Health offers an understanding of interactions among the biological, behavioral, social, and public health sciences; shared disciplinary frameworks in analyzing health problems; and the integration and evaluation of transdisciplinary solutions to alleviate complex public health issues. Use of this important resource will promote transdisciplinary research and practice, resulting in novel solutions that positively impact human health.
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Author: Patricia Barkway

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 072958156X

Category: Medical

Page: 376

View: 2166

This fully updated second edition is written specifically for health science and nursing students in Australia and New Zealand. Authored by the highly regarded Patricia Barkway, with a diverse range of expert contributors, this Elsevier e-book interprets psychology for nurses, as well as for students of paramedicine, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, public health, pharmacy, psychology, social work and midwifery. Psychology for Health Professionals 2e e-book examines essential psychological theories, placing them within a social context. Acknowledging increasing awareness that behaviour is influenced as much by external factors as biological and psychological ones, the book’s first half outlines psychological, lifespan and social theories, then applies them to contemporary health issues in later chapters. A key focus of this leading psychology e-book is examining individual personality and psychological theory within the social context of people’s lives. New content includes current, evidence-based research, references and clinical examples relevant to interdisciplinary, contemporary healthcare practice. Issues of cultural safety and awareness have been strengthened throughout; there is a new section on chronic illness and a focus on recovery. This introductory psychology e-book does not assume its readers will have prior ‘psychology’ knowledge, yet it can easily be used well beyond first-year university. Critical thinking questions Classroom activities Research focus boxes providing examples of current research and evidence-based practice Interdisciplinary case studies throughout Further resources and web links to provide further reading and research and up-to-date information, data and statistics
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Relevance for Professionals and Issues for the Future

Author: David S. Gochman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306454462

Category: Medical

Page: 532

View: 5719

Volume 4 considers the importance of health behavior research in practical settings. Particularly notable are treatments of the "narrative approach", the taxonomy of health behavior, and the organization of health behavior knowledge. Each volume features extensive supplementary and integrative material prepared by the editor, the detailed index to the entire four-volume set, and a glossary of health behavior terminology.
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Author: Angela N Hissong,Jennifer E Lape,Diana M Bailey

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803645139

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 9823

This classic text explains the hows and whys of conducting and writing a research project. Step-by-step guidance shows you how to select topics; how to select the appropriate methodology and theoretical framework; how to collect, analyze, and interpret the data; and how to write, present, and publish your project
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An Introduction to Social Science for Health Professionals

Author: Rosemary Gillespie,Graham Moon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134836759

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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A concise introduction to the central issues concerning health and health care in contemporary society, Society and Health is written for all health professionals undergoing basic training. It explains social science concepts and theories and shows their relevance to work in health settings. Each chapter is short and focused on key learning points. 'concept boxes' highlight the main themes and facilitate revision exercises and activities enable students to apply knowledge to practice assumes no previous knowledge ideal for common foundation programme guided further reading
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Author: Scott Kahan,Andrea C. Gielen,Peter J. Fagan,Lawrence W. Green

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421414562

Category: Medical

Page: 584

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One of the most effective ways to improve health and quality of life lies not only in developing new medical approaches but in addressing the causes of harmful personal behaviors. These behaviors—which include tobacco, alcohol, and drug use, poor diet, and physical inactivity—are known risk factors that lead to disease, disability, and death worldwide. Health Behavior Change in Populations is designed to teach intermediate and advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and practitioners the strategic principles and methods for creating positive behavioral change on a population level. With an emphasis on the application of theory and research to practice—and grounded in the ecological model of health behavior change—this core textbook presents current and future public health professionals with a variety of tools for helping people make healthful choices. It also teaches readers strategies for encouraging individuals to participate in community efforts that modify surroundings and circumstances to support actions conducive to health. Written and edited by experts in the health professions, the book also addresses the magnitude of current public health challenges. In addition to identifying evidence-based interventions and best practices, the contributors offer guidance for reaching out to diverse communities, explain how social influences affect behavioral choice, and clarify support roles for key stakeholders, including insurers, employers, policymakers, community groups, clinicians, and health departments. -- Donald E. Morisky, ScD, MSPH, ScM, UCLA School of Public Health
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Author: Fong Chan, PhD, CRC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826198686

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

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The only text about counseling theories and techniques developed specifically for upper-level rehabilitation counseling students and practitioners, this book is now fully updated with a focus on evidence-based practice. It reflects the great strides made in incorporating research-based knowledge into counseling/therapy interventions since the first edition’s publication nearly 10 years ago. The book disseminates the expertise of many of the most esteemed leaders and academic scholars in rehabilitation counseling. These authors emphasize state-of-the-art scientific evidence that supports the effectiveness of various counseling approaches and techniques for people with and without disabilities.
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Soft Skills Strategies for Success

Author: Elsevier

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323430260

Category: Medical personnel

Page: 416

View: 1474

Get an edge in the job market and develop the soft skills - the personal qualities, habits, attitudes, and social graces needed to work successfully with anyone, anywhere. Job Readiness for Health Professionals, Soft Skills Strategies for Success, 2nd Edition provides a unique tool for soft skill programming to help graduates succeed on the job as effective, engaged, and high-functioning employees. This handy resource uses an 8th grade reading level and a consistent, easy-to-follow modular format to guide you through the essential entry-level soft skills like how to dress, speak, and collaborate in the healthcare setting. With two new chapters, new Video Case vignettes, and 48 soft skills and behavioral competencies, it gives you the tools you need to join the healthcare workforce. Behavioral objectives provided for mastering each skill. Worktext format with journaling activities and multiple self-reflection activities offers valuable review exercises. Critical thinking exercises woven throughout skills include multidisciplinary scenarios from the field. What If? boxes feature short scenarios that encourage you to think about how you would handle a situation in the workplace. Case studies throughout use fictional vignettes to illustrate the issues involved with the specific skills. Down a Dark Road vignettes depict what can go terribly wrong when a skill is ignored or not mastered. Experiential Exercises are actions or experiments that you can perform on your own to gain a deeper appreciation for the skill. Cross Currents with Other Skills ties together and cross-references related skills, pointing out the synergies and connections between them. NEW! Highly anticipated Finding Your First Job chapter highlights competencies that you need to consider and prepare for when starting your job search, beginning a career in the health professions, writing your resume, and interviewing. NEW! Video Case vignettes with assessment and implementation tools on interview skills, active listening, dealing with others, problem solving and decision making, communication, presenting yourself for the workforce, working as a team, dealing with authority, and enhancing your promotability provide a multimedia component with real-life workplace scenarios for your review. NEW! Being a Student chapter covers competencies where students often struggle, including: taking meaningful notes, remaining calm and confident during assessments, and successfully preparing for practicum interviews. NEW! New content on financial literacy, including managing finances and paying back students loans, covers the impact financial decisions have on your life - both personally and as you look for a job.
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