Podiatry: A Psychological Approach
This book is designed to be an introduction to important applied psychology in clinical practice. The main chapters are organized as individual patient case studies with relevant psychological theory attached. Attention is also given to social-psychological issues pertinent to both newly qualified and experienced podiatric practitioners.
Introduction: Using case-based learning xi
1 The sociology of podiatry as a profession 1
2 Issues faced by newly qualified podiatrists 7
3 The effects of culture on behavioural change 12
4 Autonomy in private practice and the need to undertake continuous professional development 20
5 Psychological and physical problems faced by middle-aged pre-menopausal women 24
6 Symptoms of a work-related injury 37
7 Health decision-making based on the theory of reasoned action 44
8 The psychology of personality, addiction and aggression 52
9 Communication through an interpreter 60
10 The psychological effects of bereavement 67
11 The relationship between socio-economic status and health 75
12 Working with patients who have a dual diagnosis 81
13 Complex interactions illustrating the need for good interpersonal and communication skills 88
14 The importance of confidentiality and negotiating informed consent 95
15 Safety and independence: considerations when dealing with early-stage dementia 100
16 Professional boundaries 107
17 Homelessness and people with complex needs 115
18 Social factors versusmedical needs 121
19 The importance of positivity 130
20 Adolescence: the development and exploration of the self, self-esteem and social identity136
21 Behavioural change144
22 The influence of religion and spirituality on health153
23 The effect of the death of a patient162
24 Challenging the current practice in podiatry170
25 Coda 176
Dr Kevin Lucas is Senior Lecturer in Psychology Applied to Healthcare, School of Health Professions, University of Brighton, UK.
Jodie Lucas is a podiatrist working for the Seaview Project, Southwater Centre, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex.
Janet McInnes is Head of Podiatry, School of Health Professions, University of Brighton, UK, and Chair of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, UK.