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Books > Medicine > General issues > Public health & preventive medicine > Personal & public health > Health psychology

Introduction to Health Psychology (Paperback, 4th edition): Val Morrison, Paul Bennett Introduction to Health Psychology (Paperback, 4th edition)
Val Morrison, Paul Bennett
R1,091 Discovery Miles 10 910 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Packed with engaging and useful features including research focus boxes, applications boxes and case studies, this textbook is ideal for students on health psychology modules and those studying in related fields such as medicine, health and social care, or nursing.

Cured - The Remarkable Science and Stories of Spontaneous Healing and Recovery (Paperback): Jeff Rediger Cured - The Remarkable Science and Stories of Spontaneous Healing and Recovery (Paperback)
Jeff Rediger 1
R340 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R68 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

As a society, we push aside stories of remarkable recovery which don't fit our paradigm of one cause, one cure. In the history of medicine, we have almost never used the tools of rigorous science to investigate remarkable recoveries from incurable illnesses. But, Dr Jeff Rediger, a world-leading Harvard medic, psychiatrist and theologian, has spent the last fifteen years studying thousands of individuals from around the world and examining the stories behind these extraordinary cases of spontaneous remission. From retiree Claire, diagnosed with a violent form of pancreatic cancer and given weeks to live, to 23-year-old Matt, given a 2 per cent chance of surviving a lethal brain tumour. Both rejected chemotherapy and radiation, and went home to try to prepare themselves for acceptance and a peaceful death. Both are alive over a decade later, their bodies absent of all tumours. Dr Rediger doesn't classify people like Claire or Matt as 'flukes' or 'outliers' but has analysed what they - and thousands of others - have done to cure themselves and reveals the common denominators of people who have beaten the odds, unlocking the secrets behind the mind-body connection and discovering the immense power of the immune system.

The Sealed Box of Suicide - The Contexts of Self-Death (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Colin Tatz, Simon Tatz The Sealed Box of Suicide - The Contexts of Self-Death (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Colin Tatz, Simon Tatz
R2,012 R1,815 Discovery Miles 18 150 Save R197 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This unique book explores suicide as more than just a manner of death. It challenges the myths, beliefs, dogma, and customs of suicide from the earliest theories. It offers fresh insights into dark spaces. World-wide, suicide deaths are three times greater than homicides, and are increasing. Current approaches to stem this 'epidemic' are not working, or have very limited success. Mental health interventions, theories about a suicide or a depression gene, and the ever-increasing dispensing of antidepressants have not lessened the stark statistics. The authors attempt to understand the soul of the suicide - addressing the social, economic, political, historical, geographic, and cultural contexts in which suicide occurs. The social order is indelibly connected to settings, places, circumstances, relationships, occupations, climate, and milieus. Most of the 36 diverse categories of self-motivated deaths defy a 'one-size-fits-all' approach. Recognising contexts and looking outside the confines that have imprisoned thinking about suicide, could well be more effective in alleviating or mitigating suicide than years searching for a possible vaccination against such death. The book is an appeal to move beyond the medical model of suicide. Written in a very accessible style, it is of interest to social scientists, philosophers, professionals and researchers in public health, medical and behavioural sciences, and lay persons alike. A critical, stimulating and moral tale of suicide that provides a new look --Michael J. Kral, PhD, School of Social Work, Wayne State University, Michigan, USA ... a major breakthrough and a step in the right direction in addressing the problem of suicide --Said Shahtahmasebi, PhD, Research Director, the Good Life Research Centre Trust, Christchurch, New Zealand ... informed understanding of suicide's multiplicity and historical instability - Jennifer White, PhD, School of Youth and Child Care, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Handbook of Psychocardiology (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Marlies E. Alvarenga, Don Byrne Handbook of Psychocardiology (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Marlies E. Alvarenga, Don Byrne
R12,485 Discovery Miles 124 850 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This handbook brings together the full weight of contemporary evidence bearing on what is now commonly termed "psycho-cardiology". It focuses on the role of psycho-social factors in the genesis and clinical management of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The book constitutes a critically reviewed compendium of current knowledge in the area, coupled with guides to evidence-based best practice in the field of psycho-cardiology. The following categories are covered: Social/demographic risk for CVD, Personality and CVD risk, Stress and CVD risk, Psychopathology (particularly affective disorders) and CVD risk, The psychological management of those with clinical CVD, Psychology in the prevention of CVD. The book integrates the evidence into a compelling argument that clinicians, researchers and those in public health will discount the role of psychological factors in regard to CVD at their own peril. And importantly for clinicians charged with the care of patients with CVD, the book poses the argument that failure to recognize the links between psychological factors and CVD may well be at the considerable peril of those patients under their care.

Models of Obesity - From Ecology to Complexity in Science and Policy (Hardcover): Stanley J. Ulijaszek Models of Obesity - From Ecology to Complexity in Science and Policy (Hardcover)
Stanley J. Ulijaszek
R1,473 Discovery Miles 14 730 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Taking a comparative approach, this book investigates the ways in which obesity and its susceptibilities are framed in science and policy and how they might work better. Providing a clear, authoritative voice on the debate, the author builds on early work to engage further in ecological and complexity thinking in obesity. Many of the models that have emerged since obesity became a population-level issue are examined, including the energy balance model, and models used to examine human body fatness from a range of perspectives including evolutionary, anthropological, environmental, and political viewpoints. The book is ideal for those working on, or interested in, obesity science, health policy, health economics, evolutionary medicine, medical sociology, nutrition and public health who want to understand the shifts that have taken place in obesity science, policy, and intervention in the past forty years.

Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon - The New Science and Stories of the Brain (Paperback): Rahul Jandial Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon - The New Science and Stories of the Brain (Paperback)
Rahul Jandial 1
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

** THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ** As heard on Chris Evans' Virgin Radio' ** 'You're amazing I could talk to you (Rahul) all day' Chris Evans 'This is a gripping new book' The Times World-leading neuroscientist and neurosurgeon Dr Rahul Jandial draws on his years of work with patients suffering from the most extreme cases of brain damage, disorders and illnesses to reveal what they can tell us about the science of the mind. From a languages teacher who has to choose whether to lose her ability to speak Spanish or English after brain surgery, to a former TV exec, now homeless, who discovers that his life-altering despondency is the result of a tumour, to a fainting teen who learns that deep breathing can mean the difference between life or death, these stories uncover the secret workings of the brain. Blending cutting-edge research and beautiful storytelling, Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon is a vital resource on the best ways to boost your memory, control stress and emotions, minimize pain, unleash your creativity, raise smart kids and reduce the risk of Alzheimer's. This is a deeply practical and readable book, which will take you on an expedition through the anatomy of the most fascinating - and mysterious - of organs.

Darwinian Hedonism and the Epidemic of Unhealthy Behavior (Hardcover): David M. Williams Darwinian Hedonism and the Epidemic of Unhealthy Behavior (Hardcover)
David M. Williams
R2,393 R2,215 Discovery Miles 22 150 Save R178 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Psychological hedonism - the idea that people tend to act in ways that maximize pleasure and minimize displeasure - has a decidedly poor reputation among academics who study human behavior. Opinions range from outright rejection to those who believe it to be intuitively obvious, but untestable and therefore unhelpful. In this book, the author introduces an empirically testable and useful theory of psychological hedonism based on contemporary theory and research in the emerging field of affective neuroscience. He goes on to argue that people are genetically endowed with a tendency towards psychological hedonism as a function of Darwinian processes. This view of psychological hedonism in light of its Darwinian origins - thereinafter referred to as Darwinian hedonism - is essential to address the growing global epidemic of unhealthy behavior, such as poor diet, physical inactivity, and substance use.

Self and Meaning in the Lives of Older People - Case Studies over Twenty Years (Paperback): Peter G. Coleman, Christine... Self and Meaning in the Lives of Older People - Case Studies over Twenty Years (Paperback)
Peter G. Coleman, Christine Ivani-Chalian, Maureen Robinson
R705 Discovery Miles 7 050 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

More than thirty-five years ago, a longitudinal study was established to research the health and well-being of older people living in an English city. Self and Meaning in the Lives of Older People provides a unique set of portraits of forty members of this group who were interviewed in depth from their later seventies onwards. Focusing on sense of self-esteem and, especially, of continued meaning in life following the loss of a spouse and onset of frailty, this book sensitively illustrates these persons' efforts to maintain independence, to continue to have a sense of belonging and to contribute to the lives of others. It examines both the psychological and the social resources needed to flourish in later life and draws attention to this generation's ability to benefit from strong family support and from belonging to a faith community. In conclusion, it questions whether future generations will be as resilient.

What Determines Harm from Addictive Substances and Behaviours? (Paperback): Lucy Gell, Gerhard Buhringer, Jane Mcleod, Sarah... What Determines Harm from Addictive Substances and Behaviours? (Paperback)
Lucy Gell, Gerhard Buhringer, Jane Mcleod, Sarah Forberger, John Holmes, …
R1,056 Discovery Miles 10 560 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The multifaceted nature of harmful substance use and gambling requires interdisciplinary analysis to assess the underlying causes. What Determines Harm from Addictive Substances and Behaviours? draws together evidence from twelve disciplines including anthropology, genetics, neurobiology, and public policy. Using a developmental approach, the book presents evidence on the factors that influence the development of harmful substance use and gambling. The determinants of harm operate at three levels: molecular, individual, and social. This book brings to light the complex interplay between them and presents the scientific, social, economic, political, and psychological influences of harmful substance use and gambling. These individual determinants are then synthesised into an integrative heuristic model to encourage new ways of thinking. The findings from this analysis are used to elaborate key general implications for health and broader social policy, clinical practice, and future research. What Determines Harm from Addictive Substances and Behaviours? is based on research from ALICE RAP, a multidisciplinary European study of addictive substances and behaviours in contemporary society. This is an essential resource for public health professionals, stakeholders influencing policy for addictive substances and behaviours, students, and academics looking to better understand the factors influencing substance use and gambling and the implications this research has for addiction prevention policy.

Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon - The New Science and Stories of the Brain (Paperback): Rahul Jandial Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon - The New Science and Stories of the Brain (Paperback)
Rahul Jandial 1
R340 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R68 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** 'You're amazing I could talk to you (Rahul) all day' Chris Evans 'This is a gripping new book' The Times World-leading neuroscientist and neurosurgeon Dr Rahul Jandial draws on his years of work with patients suffering from the most extreme cases of brain damage, disorders and illnesses to reveal what they can tell us about the science of the mind. From a languages teacher who has to choose whether to lose her ability to speak Spanish or English after brain surgery, to a former TV exec, now homeless, who discovers that his life-altering despondency is the result of a tumour, to a fainting teen who learns that deep breathing can mean the difference between life or death, these stories uncover the secret workings of the brain. Blending cutting-edge research and beautiful storytelling, Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon is a vital resource on the best ways to boost your memory, control stress and emotions, minimize pain, unleash your creativity, raise smart kids and reduce the risk of Alzheimer's. This is a deeply practical and readable book, which will take you on an expedition through the anatomy of the most fascinating - and mysterious - of organs.

War and the Soul - Healing Our Nation's Veterans from Post-Tramatic Stress Disorder (Paperback, 1st Quest ed): Edward Tick War and the Soul - Healing Our Nation's Veterans from Post-Tramatic Stress Disorder (Paperback, 1st Quest ed)
Edward Tick
R420 R395 Discovery Miles 3 950 Save R25 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book teaches how truly to heal war trauma in veterans, their families, and our communities. Drawing on history, mythology, and soldiers' stories from World War I to Iraq, it affirms the deep damage war does to the psyche and addresses how to reclaim the soul from war's hell.

Biopsychosocial Perspectives on Arab Americans - Culture, Development, and Health (Paperback, 1st ed. 2014): Sylvia C... Biopsychosocial Perspectives on Arab Americans - Culture, Development, and Health (Paperback, 1st ed. 2014)
Sylvia C Nassar-McMillan, Kristine J Ajrouch, Julie Hakim-Larson
R2,296 R1,897 Discovery Miles 18 970 Save R399 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book introduces an interdisciplinary lens by bringing together vital research on culture, psychosocial development, and key aspects of health and disease to address a wide range of salient concerns. Its scholarship mirrors the diversity of the Arab American population, exploring ethnic concepts in socio-historical and political contexts before reviewing findings on major health issues, including diabetes, cancer, substance abuse, mental illness, and maternal/child health. And by including policy and program strategies for disease prevention, health promotion, and environmental health, the book offers practitioners--and their clients--opportunities for proactive care. Featured in the coverage: Family, gender and social identity issues Arab Americans and the aging process Acculturation and ethnic identity across the lifespan Arab refugees: Trauma, resilience, and recovery Cancer: Crossroads of ethnicity and environment Health and well-being: Biopsychosocial prevention approaches Arab American health disparities: A call for advocacy Rich in cultural information and clinical insights, Biopsychosocial Perspectives on Arab Americans is an important reference that can enhance health practices across the disciplines of medicine, nursing, rehabilitation, social work, counseling, and psychology.

The Heartland - finding and losing schizophrenia (Hardcover, Main): Nathan Filer The Heartland - finding and losing schizophrenia (Hardcover, Main)
Nathan Filer 1
R397 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R73 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'BRILLIANT. I don't understand how a book on this subject can be so enjoyable, but it is. I love it.' PHILIPPA PERRY 'Absolutely blew me away... I cannot think of another book in the field that would come close to this. In my opinion it is an essential read for those in the mental health arena and anyone whose relative has been touched with a diagnosis of schizophrenia.' JO BRAND 'Erudite, well-researched, and full of compassion... This book will change the way people understand schizophrenia, and that change is long overdue.' CHRISTIE WATSON, author of The Language of Kindness 'A truly important book. ' MAX PORTER, author of Grief is the Thing with Feathers and Lanny 'BRILLIANT... I don't understand how a book on this subject can be so enjoyable but it is. I love it.' PHILIPPA PERRY, author of The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read 'The Heartland is a brilliant, beautiful and bold book. It is illuminating and empathetic and needs to be read by all.' BRYONY GORDON, author of Mad Girl 'I have never read a more powerful book about mental health. it has the ability to change the way people think about mental illness.' JOANNA CANNON, author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep 'This is a beautifully written book that brims with compassion and wit. The tone remains questing and buoyant even as we move through lives devastated by so-called schizophrenia. I hope it will be widely read and discussed.' Cathy Rentzenbrink, The Times Schizophrenia: whether it's the associations it conjures or the people it brings to mind, it is a word we all have a view on. How we perceive it - and how we treat people living with it - is at the core of how we understand mental health. But what do we really know? How much time do we spend listening? Do we truly comprehend this complex and often contradictory diagnosis? In The Heartland Nathan Filer, mental health nurse and award winning writer, takes us on a journey into the psychiatric wards he once worked on. He also invites us to spend time with world-leading experts, and with some extraordinary people who share their own stories - true stories - about living with this strange and misunderstood condition. The Heartland debunks myths, challenges assumptions and offers fresh insight into what it means to be mad. And what it means to be human. *This book is available in four different colour combinations. We cannot guarantee which colour you will receive with your order.* p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Times; color: #424242}

Health Psychology - Biopsychosocial Interactions (Paperback, 2 Rev Ed): Marie Louise Caltabiano, Donn Byrne, Edward P. Sarafino Health Psychology - Biopsychosocial Interactions (Paperback, 2 Rev Ed)
Marie Louise Caltabiano, Donn Byrne, Edward P. Sarafino
R1,343 R1,236 Discovery Miles 12 360 Save R107 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The second edition of Health Psychology: Biopsychosocial Interactions continues to draw on the research and theoretical perspectives of many disciplines to illustrate the interrelationship of psychology and health. Using the biopsychosocial model for understanding the whole person in health and illness, the text explores current Australasian and international research conducted by health psychologists, public health researchers and those working in related fields. This edition retains the structure, broad scope, pedagogical features and clear, accessible style of Sarafino's landmark work, while applying Australasian health-related statistics and documenting a wide range of Australasian health promotion programs.

An Exploration of the Health Benefits of Factors That Help Us to Thrive - A Special Issue of the International Journal of... An Exploration of the Health Benefits of Factors That Help Us to Thrive - A Special Issue of the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine (Paperback)
Gail Ironson, Lynda H. Powell
R926 Discovery Miles 9 260 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Psychosocial Factors at Work in the Asia Pacific (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Maureen F. Dollard, Akihito Shimazu, Rusli Bin Nordin,... Psychosocial Factors at Work in the Asia Pacific (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Maureen F. Dollard, Akihito Shimazu, Rusli Bin Nordin, Paula Brough, Michelle R. Tuckey
R3,209 R2,923 Discovery Miles 29 230 Save R286 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The past several decades of rapid organizational change and global economic activity beseech a fresh understanding of work conditions and mental health across all nations and regions. This volume addresses psychosocial factors at work, legislation, frameworks, research innovations and common perceptions in the Asia Pacific countries. It presents new research on psychosocial factors at work from an Asia Pacific perspective, introducing exciting new research on workaholism, bullying, work-life balance and conflict, work demands classifications, and psychosocial safety climate. Insights regarding workplace psychosocial factors, worker health and well-being have evolved mainly within North American and European cultural contexts and developed industrial countries. This state of the art account of knowledge development in the Asia Pacific region will stimulate new insights for researchers and policy makers to improve the quality of workers' lives worldwide. "This very informative book highlights the significance and uniqueness of job stress problems encountered by workers of different countries in the Asia Pacific region. Occupational health researchers all around the world will find this book a great inspiration for future research." Yawen Cheng, ScD, Institute of Health Policy and Management, Taiwan "Initiatives and interventions reported from collaborative projects present useful hints for filling gaps in policies and practices for managing psychosocial risk factors in diverse work-life situations in the Asia Pacific region". Dr. Kazutaka Kogi, President, International Commission of Occupational Health

The Cambridge Handbook of Successful Aging (Paperback): Rocio Fernandez Ballesteros, Athanase Benetos, Jean-Marie Robine The Cambridge Handbook of Successful Aging (Paperback)
Rocio Fernandez Ballesteros, Athanase Benetos, Jean-Marie Robine
R1,155 Discovery Miles 11 550 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Recent studies show that more people than ever before are reaching old age in better health and enjoying that health for a longer time. This Handbook outlines the latest discoveries in the study of aging from bio-medicine, psychology, and socio-demography. It treats the study of aging as a multidisciplinary scientific subject, since it requires the interplay of broad disciplines, while offering high motivation, positive attitudes, and behaviors for aging well, and lifestyle changes that will help people to stay healthier across life span and in old age. Written by leading scholars from various academic disciplines, the chapters delve into the most topical aspects of aging today - including biological mechanisms of aging, aging with health, active and productive aging, aging with satisfaction, aging with respect, and aging with dignity. Aimed at health professionals as well as general readers, this Cambridge Handbook offers a new, positive approach to later life.

Health Psychology - A Biopsychosocial Approach (Paperback, 6th ed. 2019): Richard Straub Health Psychology - A Biopsychosocial Approach (Paperback, 6th ed. 2019)
Richard Straub
R2,007 Discovery Miles 20 070 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Richard Straub's Health Psychology shows students how psychology and health are interconnected. Using real world examples, Straub encourages students to make meaningful connections between the science of health psychology and their own everyday experience. The text is comprehensive in its approach, and incorporates the latest research as it examines the field's main ideas and models a scientific way of thinking about those ideas. Health Psychology provides the most accessible, current and engaging introduction to health psychology today. The book can be purchased with the breakthrough online resource, LaunchPad, which offers innovative media content, curated and organised for easy assignability. LaunchPad's intuitive interface presents quizzing, flashcards, animations and much more to make learning actively engaging.

Members Club - A User's Guide to the Penis (Hardcover): Piet Hoebeke Members Club - A User's Guide to the Penis (Hardcover)
Piet Hoebeke
R390 R317 Discovery Miles 3 170 Save R73 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Wherever there are people, there are penises. And even though men always carry their penis with them, we might not know it as well as we think... Members Club is a fascinating and important exploration of the penis written by leading urologist, Piet Hoebeke. 'Piet Hoebeke knows dick all, which in this case is the highest compliment.' - Tom Rosenthal Half of the world's population has one; the other half sometimes comes into contact with it, and yet a great deal of ignorance exists regarding the penis. Join celebrated professor of urology Piet Hoebeke, one of the world's leading experts in his field, as he sets out to clarify the mysteries of the male reproductive organ. Professor Hoebeke draws on his years of experience to address the key questions, such as: What is the ideal penis? What's the best technique for taking a pee? Why is an erection that lasts 24 hours a bad thing? And, of course: What to do when your foreskin gets stuck between the zipper of your trousers? Other areas covered include: the evolution of the penis, size, deviations, sexual health, the disturbed relationship between the man and his penis, sperm production, and the art of good penis maintenance. Members Club is the no-nonsense guide every penis user needs.

More Harm than Good? - The Moral Maze of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018): Edzard Ernst, Kevin... More Harm than Good? - The Moral Maze of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018)
Edzard Ernst, Kevin Smith
R521 R401 Discovery Miles 4 010 Save R120 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book reveals the numerous ways in which moral, ethical and legal principles are being violated by those who provide, recommend or sell 'complementary and alternative medicine' (CAM). The book analyses both academic literature and internet sources that promote CAM. Additionally the book presents a number of brief scenarios, both hypothetical and real-life, about individuals who use CAM or who fall prey to ethically dubious CAM practitioners. The events and conundrums described in these scenarios could happen to almost anyone. Professor emeritus of complementary medicine Edzard Ernst together with bioethicist Kevin Smith provide a thorough and authoritative ethical analysis of a range of CAM modalities, including acupuncture, chiropractic, herbalism, and homeopathy. This book could and should interest all medical professionals who have contact to complementary medicine and will be an invaluable reference for patients deliberating which course of treatment to adopt.

Health Psychology - An Interdisciplinary Approach (Hardcover, 3rd New edition): Deborah Fish Ragin Health Psychology - An Interdisciplinary Approach (Hardcover, 3rd New edition)
Deborah Fish Ragin
R3,512 Discovery Miles 35 120 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This textbook takes a truly interdisciplinary approach to studying health psychology. It examines five systems that affect individual health outcomes: individual, family/community, social/physical environment, healthcare systems, and health policy. While grounded in psychology, it incorporates perspectives from anthropology, biology, economics, environmental studies, medicine, public health, and sociology. The social ecological perspective on health psychology creates a depth of understanding of the diverse facets of health. This text also examines health from a global perspective by exploring the impact of infectious and chronic illnesses locally, regionally and globally. This new edition includes updated statistics and references throughout, a new chapter on psychoneuroimmunology, and significant changes and updates to the chapters on health care systems and risky health behaviors. It will be of particular interest to undergraduate students. For additional resources, consult http://routledge.com/9781138201309, where instructors will find downloadable lecture slides, instructor manual, and testbank.

Beyond Health - Postmodernism and Embodiment (Paperback, Illustrated Ed): Nick J. Fox Beyond Health - Postmodernism and Embodiment (Paperback, Illustrated Ed)
Nick J. Fox
R578 Discovery Miles 5 780 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This study applies poststructuralist and postmodern ideas to issues of health and health care to provide a radical re-think of how health is to be understood. It offers a perspective in which health is seen as an affirmation of potential rather than a narrow biopsychosocial construct. The author develops his notion of archehealth, providing an account of a wide range of post-structuralist and postmodern theoretical perspectives and their relevance to the field of health. The book is divided into three sections; the first section explores issues of power and control in health settings; the second loooks ta resistance to such power and control; the final section addresses ways in which post-sztructuralist and postmodern approaches may be used as research methodology. In each chapter the author explains and apllies a selection of theoretical perspectives. These include Foucault, Derrida, Lyotard, Deleuze, Guattari, Cixous, Haraway, Kristeva, Beck, Barthes, Tyler, Landow, Bauman, Cascardi, Baudrillard and Atkinson.

Handbook of Behavioral Health Disability Management (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Pamela A. Warren Handbook of Behavioral Health Disability Management (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Pamela A. Warren
R3,286 R2,505 Discovery Miles 25 050 Save R781 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This authoritative handbook provides an up-to-date, interdisciplinary understanding of behavioral health issues and their management within disability systems. It examines today's complex mismatches between providers, pinpointing related obstacles to relevant diagnosis, referrals, and care while making a solid case for better coordination and collaboration between primary care physicians and a wide range of disability and mental health specialists. Chapters review current findings on common job-related mental health and psychosocial issues, and guide readers through the tangle of insurance and legal concerns typically associated with disability cases. This elegant framework models more effective case management, leading to enhanced client satisfaction and functioning, and improved individual and system outcomes. Among the topics covered: A critique of the behavioral health disability system. Systemic-caused iatrogenic behavioral health disability and contradiction between diagnostic systems. Effective psychological evaluation and management of behavioral health concerns. Behavioral health disability and occupational medicine-concepts and practices. Physical therapy treatment and the impact of behavioral health concerns. A neuroplastic model of secondary contribution to behavioral health disability: theory and implications. With its practical solutions to large-scale health care problems, the Handbook of Behavioral Health Disability Management is necessary reading for health psychologists and professionals in rehabilitation, psychotherapy and counseling, occupational medicine, and allied fields as well as other stakeholders involved in the disability process.

Disability and Sexual Health - A Critical Exploration of Key Issues (Hardcover): Poul Rohleder, Stine Hellum Braathen, Mark... Disability and Sexual Health - A Critical Exploration of Key Issues (Hardcover)
Poul Rohleder, Stine Hellum Braathen, Mark Thomas Carew
R2,878 Discovery Miles 28 780 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The sexual lives of people with disabilities are rarely discussed. It is as if, because someone has a biological or psychological impairment, they do not exist as a sexual being. As such, many people with disabilities feel marginalised and powerless not only in their day-to-day lives, but also in their ability to form sexual relationships. A range of health issues are raised as a result. Illustrated by research drawn from a range of international contexts, Disability and Sexual Health: A Critical Exploration of Key Issues is the first to examine this important but seldom acknowledged issue. Beginning with an understanding of how both disability and sexuality are socially defined phenomena, the book discusses the implications for the sexual health of people with disabilities, from sexual health education and access to information to STDs and possible sexual exploitation. The book concludes with a chapter recommending inclusive practice in line with the aims of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. Disability and Sexual Health will be important reading for researchers and students in health psychology, critical psychology and the psychology of sexuality, gender, disability and nursing. It will also be of interest to professionals working with people with disabilities in health care and social work.

Innovations in CBT for Childhood Anxiety, OCD, and PTSD - Improving Access and Outcomes (Paperback): Lara J. Farrell, Thomas H.... Innovations in CBT for Childhood Anxiety, OCD, and PTSD - Improving Access and Outcomes (Paperback)
Lara J. Farrell, Thomas H. Ollendick, Peter Muris
R1,910 R1,617 Discovery Miles 16 170 Save R293 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Childhood anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) represent some of the most common mental health disorders affecting young people, often leading to major life impairments. This book brings together the world's leaders in treatment science to provide evidence-based psychosocial interventions for these disorders. It supplies practitioners and researchers with innovations in clinical science, highlighting advances in technology and neuroscientific discovery which have informed the development of these novel treatment advances. The authors tackle the two main challenges facing the field of childhood psychopathology: improving access to evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) through innovations in treatment delivery, and increasing the positive outcomes for youth through unique therapies. Any reader who wants to be informed on the latest approaches to cognitive and behavioural interventions and how to apply them will benefit from this book.

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