Applied Psychology In Health Care 1st Edition
Donnie J. Wilbanks
ISBN-13: 9781418053482 | ISBN-10: 1418053481
© 2009 | Published |  176  Pages

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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.



  • 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. Patients 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

    • 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
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    • 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.