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Lifestyle Management in Health and Social Care

Miranda Thew (Editor), Jim McKenna (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4443-0939-3
280 pages
March 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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Lifestyle Management in Health and Social Care is a one-stop handbook for health and social care professionals that assists in the provision of a wide range of professional lifestyle advice, treatment or condition specific therapy. It is both evidence-based and highly practical. Each chapter provides background information on a particular lifestyle factor including fatigue, stress, relationships and diet. In addition the book offers suggestions for further reading and step-by-step advice on how to explain and facilitate lifestyle skills with clients. At the end of each chapter and posted on the companion website are information sheets to hand out to clients to further support their understanding and their ability to apply effective strategies and skills for change.

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  • Companion website with downloadable PDF files of client handouts
  • Evidence-based
  • Multi-professional contributions
  • Suggestions for further reading
  • Includes motivational interviewing
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Section A: Healthy lifestyles.

Chapter 1: Creating the opportunity for change.

Steve Paul and Bill Penson.

Chapter 2: Food and lifestyle: Healthy eating and weight management.

Dr Pinki Sahota.

Chapter 3: Getting the balance Right: Managing Work-Home Conflict.

Professor Jim McKenna and Miranda Thew.

Section B: Living with Lifestyle Problems.

Chapter 4: Impact of lifestyle on Back Pain.

Jamie Bell.

Chapter 5: Energy for Life.

Miranda Thew and Sue Pemberton.

Chapter 6: Good Sleep- The Life Enhancer.

Miranda Thew.

Chapter 7: ‘Portable’ Relaxation for Every Day Living.

Miranda Thew.

Chapter 8: Lifestyle Factors In Managing Elevated Blood Pressure.

Professor Jim McKenna.

Section C: Healthy life and Healthy Relationships.

Chapter 9: Teenagers- Love and Boundaries!.

Gill Coverdale.

Chapter 10: Positive parenting and the Younger Child.

Fiona Wondergem and Dawn Taylor

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Miranda Thew is Senior Lecturer within the Faculty of Health at Leeds Metropolitan University. She has over 20 years clinical experience predominantly within community mental health and most recently in liaison psychiatry. Before joining Leeds Met she was clinical team manager within a chronic fatigue syndrome service. She has also had experience of establishing innovative occupational therapy clinics in both primary and secondary care such as stress management for people with IBS and in GP surgeries. Currently, she is involved in facilitating lifestyle management sessions to staff at Leeds Met.

Jim McKenna is Professor of Physical Activity and Health in the Carnegie Research Institute at Leeds Metropolitan University. He has published numerous peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, was a scientific contributor to the Chief Medical Officer’s Report (2004) and co-edited ‘Perspectives on Health and Exercise’ in 2003. He is an active reviewer for twelve peer-reviewed journals and five grant-awarding groups, and has been a postgraduate external examiner for six UK and Irish universities.

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  • Companion website with downloadable PDF files of client handouts
  • Evidence-based
  • Multi-professional contributions
  • Suggestions for further reading
  • Includes motivational interviewing
See More

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