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The Psychology of Health, Illness and Medical Care By M. Robin DiMatteo

The Psychology of Health, Illness and Medical Care by M. Robin DiMatteo

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The Psychology of Health, Illness and Medical Care Summary

The Psychology of Health, Illness and Medical Care: An Individual Perspective by M. Robin DiMatteo

Blending social, behavioural, cognitive, emotional, and biological bases, DiMatteo offers a perspective that focuses on individuals: what they think, how they feel, what they do, and why. She examines the many ways in which an individual's psychology influences his or her responses to illness and to the possibility of avoiding illness through health promoting practices. Highlighting individual, intrapsychic, and privately interpersonal aspects of health psychology, DiMatteo portrays the achievement and maintenance of health, coping with illness, and attempts to seek and negotiate medical care as both determinants and expressions of the individual's deepest vision of self. This book should be of interest to students of psychology, medicine, occupational therapy and nurses.

Table of Contents

The basics: terminology, physiology and methodology. Staying healthy. Co-operating with health recommendations: what determines health-related behaviour? Becoming ill. Pain. Seeking medical care: medical practitioners, patients, and the treatment exchange. Communicating feelings in the therapeutic setting. Medical professionals in training and practice. Psychological processes, stress, and physical illness. Coping with stress. The role of psychological processes in staying healthy. Serious illness: the patient's perspective. A lifespan perspective on chronic illness. Terminal illness and bereavement.

Additional information

GOR004964735
The Psychology of Health, Illness and Medical Care: An Individual Perspective by M. Robin DiMatteo
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Cengage Learning, Inc
1991-01-18
592
0534150489
9780534150488
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