DescriptionThe Handbook of Clinical Health Psychology provides a comprehensive overview of the practice of clinical health psychology. It is primarily a well-referenced but practical resource, which provides an authoritative, up-to-date guide to empirically validated psychological interventions in health care.
Each contributor provides a conceptual synthesis of the area, and how key models are related to formulation, service delivery and research. The book also considers contextual issues and the importance of topics such as ageism and power, which may have an impact on how health psychology is delivered by practitioners, and experienced by recipients of services.
It also seeks to provide a summary of evidence concerning crucial aspects in the delivery of care, such as adherence, rehabilitation and stress. The biopsychosocial model is the major theoretical model underpinning all contributions, but use is also made of other models.
* Informative and practical: a guide to action
* An authoritative, critical and evidence based synthesis of knowledge that will guide best practice
* Easy-to-use format intended for practitioners who want to ensure their practice is state-of-the-art
List of Contributors.
Chapter 1. Introduction (Susan Llewelyn and Paul Kennedy).
Chapter 2. Models and Concepts (Cynthia Belar).
Chapter 3. The Person's Experience of Healthcare (Paul Kennedy and Sue Llewelyn).
Chapter 4. Staff Experience of the Healthcare System (Barbara Wren and Susan Michie).
Chapter 5. The Experience of Families and their Carers in Health Care (Timothy R Elliott and Patricia Rivera).
Chapter 6. Cardiac Conditions (Wolfgang Linden).
Chapter 7. Oncology (Kristin Kilbourn and Patricia E. Durning).
Chapter 8. Chronic Pain (Dennis C. Turk and Elena S. Monarch).
Chapter 9. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Behavioural Medicine Approach (Margreet Scharloo and Adrian A. Kaptein).
Chapter 10. Treatment of Obesity (Michael G. Perri and Joyce A. Corsica).
Chapter 11. Diabetes Mellitus (Suzanne Bennett-Johnson and Dawn Newman Carlson).
Chapter 12. Working with Cognitively Impaired Clients (Jeri Morris).
Chapter 13. Psychological Aspects of Acquired Hearing Impairment and Tinnitus (Laurence McKenna, David Mark Baguley and Gerhard Andersson).
Chapter 14. Spinal Cord Injury (Jane Duff and Paul Kennedy).
Chapter 15. Clinical Practice Issues in Solid Organ Transplantation (Michelle R. Widows and James R. Rodrigue).
Chapter 16. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Michael Sharpe).
Chapter 17. Gynaecology (Pauline Slade).
Chapter 18. Accident and Trauma (Gary Latchford).
Chapter 19. Reproductive Health (Beth Alder).
Chapter 20. Appearance Anxiety (Gerry Kent).
Chapter 21. Psychological Management for Sexual Health and HIV (Barbara Hedge).
Chapter 22. Associations between Ageing, Health and Behaviour (Mary Gilhooly and Eileen McDonach).
Chapter 23. The Nature of Evidence in Clinical Health Psychology (Richard Glynn Owens).
Chapter 24. Qualitative Research: Evaluating the Process and the Product William B. Stiles).
Chapter 25. The Social Context of Health (Paul Bennett).
Chapter 26. Telehealth and Chronic Illness: Emerging Issues and Developments in Research and Practice (Robert L. Glueckauf, et al.).
Chapter 27. The Relevance of Health Policy to the Future of Clinical Health Psychology (Robert G. Frank, et al.).
Chapter 28. Convergence, Integration and Priorities (Paul Kennedy and Sue Llewelyn).