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Applied Psychology In Health Care, 1st Edition

  • Donnie J. Wilbanks
  • ISBN-10: 1418053481
  • ISBN-13: 9781418053482
  • 176 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2009 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Applied Psychology in Health Care Care applies the basics of psychology to provide caregivers with an understanding of the mental health of patients and themselves, The text prepares health care workers to effectively communicate and provide superior patient care. Application sections present listening and communication skills for each area of specialization to improve healthcare at all levels.

Features

  • Chapter objectives and key terms provide focus for the material presented.

  • Summary outlines and a thorough concept review renew that focus and provide a good study resource

  • Thought provoking scenarios and photographs at the beginning of each chapter introduce a specific human skill related to the chapter

  • Explanations and descriptions of specific skills at the end of each chapter foster understanding of the skill.

  • Understanding and practice of the skills presented can improve the delivery of health care

About the Author

Donnie J. Wilbanks

Donnie J. Wilbanks is an experienced practitioner with 11 years of experience in health care education, and has worked in the many facets of counseling and social work; including working as a Juvenile Counselor, Foster Care Specialist, In-Home Family Therapist, and Missouri Family Services Social Worker. Mr. Wilbanks was awarded the Instructor of the Quarter, Outstanding Service Award in 2005 and Instructor of the Year in 2006 from St. Louis College of Health Careers, and has been recognized in Who’s Who in America in 2008 and Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals in 2008. Donnie Wilbanks has been married 30 years, and has two children.

Table of Contents

I. THE PHYSICAL FOUNDATION OF BEHAVIOR
1. Nature Verses Nurture
2. The Nervous System
3. Consciousness
II. THE DEVELOPMENT OF PERSONALITY
1. Personality
2. Cognitive Development
3. Psychological Functioning
4. Personality Development
III. THE ENVIRONMENT
1. Environments
2. Probability
IV. FUNCTION, DYSFUNCTION, AND CHANGE
1. Development
2. Ethnocentrism
3. Function
4. Dysfunction
5. Adjustment
6. Stress
V. RECOGNIZING YOUR OWN BELIEFS
1. Culture
2. Territory
3. Defense
4. Professionalism
VI. BEING A CAREGIVER
1. Cooperation and Caring
2. Moral levels
3. Skills
VII. THE PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIP
1. Professionalism
2. Boundaries
3. Regulation
4. Patient’s Rights
5. Provider Responsibilities
6. History
7. Reform
VIII. LOSS AND GRIEF
1. Loss
2. Grief
3. Coping
4. Health
5. The Therapeutic Relationship
IX. CLIENT ISSUES
1. Model of Psychological Function
2. Model of Psychological Dysfunction
3. Mental illness

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource  (ISBN-10: 141805349X | ISBN-13: 9781418053499)

This powerful electronic resource is an essential classroom tool. Free to adopters of the textbook, it offers everything you need to prepare for, teach, present, and test Applied Psychology in Health Care content.

Exploring Health Careers  (ISBN-10: 140188377X | ISBN-13: 9781401883775)

Exploring Health Careers, 3E provides a comprehensive overview of the many career opportunities available within the health care field. Written from the perspective of health care professionals, readers are introduced to career descriptions, including educational requirements, salary information, skills and procedures performed within the various careers and much more.

Student Supplements

Exploring Health Careers  (ISBN-10: 140188377X | ISBN-13: 9781401883775)

Exploring Health Careers, 3E provides a comprehensive overview of the many career opportunities available within the health care field. Written from the perspective of health care professionals, readers are introduced to career descriptions, including educational requirements, salary information, skills and procedures performed within the various careers and much more.