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Title Managing chronic illness [electronic resource] : a biopsychosocial perspective / edited by Perry M. Nicassio and Timothy W. Smith.

Published Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, c1995.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description xxi, 425 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Application and practice in health psychology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Provides an overview of psychological services to adults who have medical illnesses. Chapter 1 presents the biopsychosocial model and discusses its implications for understanding, assessing, and treating patients with chronic medical illnesses. Chapter 2 examines psychologists in medical settings and provides a guide for psychologists transitioning into this setting. Chapter 3 covers psychological assessment. Chapter 4 discusses cognitive and neuropsychological evaluations. Chapter 5 discuss the ways in which culture and ethnicity can influence the nature of problems experienced by patients and how psychologists can address these factors. Chapter 6 reviews the reciprocal relationship between the illness and family process and the implications for providing psychological services to patients and their families. Chapter 7 presents a cognitive- behavioral framework for conceptualizing and assessing the psychological determinants of patients' levels of disability or functional activity. Chapter 8 reviews stress management techniques and their variations. Chapter 9 reviews the clinical literature on medical adherence and presents guidelines for evaluating and managing these challenging cases. Chapter 10 discusses death, dying, and bereavement and presents guidelines for care. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Other formats Also issued in print.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2004. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s2004 dcunns.
Other author Nicassio, Perry M.
Smith, Timothy W.
Subject Chronic diseases.
Clinical health psychology.