Understanding Human Behavior: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, 9th Edition
- Alyson Honeycutt
- Mary Elizabeth Milliken
- ISBN-10: 1305959884
- ISBN-13: 9781305959880
- 480 Pages | Paperback
- Previous Editions: 2012, 2004, 1998
- COPYRIGHT: 2018 Published
Updated to reflect the latest developments in the field, UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR, 9e, delivers reliable, practical information students need to gain a solid understanding of basic psychological concepts from a health care perspective. In addition to its signature need-to-know presentation and easy-to-read writing style, the ninth edition is more streamlined and now includes full-color illustrations. Its concise yet thorough coverage spans a broad range of important mental health topics and addresses them alongside their implications for health care professionals. Presenting both client and caregiver perspectives, this powerful book explores the behaviors, emotions, and coping mechanisms encountered in a variety of health care situations and settings. Real-world examples and activities that encourage students to examine their own behaviors round out the book's comprehensive approach, making this a must-have tool for health care programs.
“I did not know this text existed. It has excellent real world behavior that students will come across in the medical field. This text would certainly help prepare them for anything that would come up for them in their employment.”
— Pamela McNutt, MA, RMA (AMT), Allied Health Instructor, Wright Career College
Section I: BECOMING A HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL.
1. Challenges and Responsibilities of Health Care Professionals.
2. The Philosophy of Individual Worth.
Section II: UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR.
4. Influences on Behavior.
5. Physical Needs.
6. Self-Esteem and Social Needs.
7. Emotions and Behavior.
8. Adjustment and Patterns of Behavior.
Section III: BEHAVIOR AND PROBLEMS IN LIVING.
9. Common Threats to Adjustment.
10. Effects of Trauma.
11. Defense Mechanisms.
12. Frustration and Inner Conflict.
Section IV: EFFECTIVE HUMAN RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATION.
13. Effects of Illness on Behavior.
14. Human Relations and Coping with Patient Behavior.
15. Practicing Effective Communication.
Section V: DEATH AND LOSS.
16. Grief and Loss throughout Life.
17. Death: Attitudes and Practices.
18. Caring for the Dying Person.
Section VI: TRENDS IN HEALTH CARE.
19. Health Care through the Ages.
20. What Is Healing? Who Is the Healer?
21. Alternative, Complementary, and Integrative Medicine.
22. Managing Stress.
All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.
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