Physiotherapy a Psychosocial Approach

Physiotherapy a Psychosocial Approach

1st Edition - March 18, 1992

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  • Editor: Sally French
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483142050

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Physiotherapy: A Psychosocial Approach provides a variety of topics in the fields of sociology and psychology. This book examines the changing role of physiotherapists as their work shifts from hospital to community settings and as more work with patients and clients who have learning difficulties or are mentally ill. Organized into 28 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the concepts of complex social prevention in place of medical prevention. This text then the social disadvantages and stress that women experience in terms of low status, low paid employment and their additional responsibilities of childcare and housework, which may also help to explain their high incidence of mental illness. Other chapters consider the marked regional variations in the incidence of disease. The final chapter deals with the sociological and psychological issues of disabled people. This book is a valuable resource for physiotherapy students, sociologists, social psychologists, and practicing physiotherapists.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    1. Society and the Changing Nature of Illness and Disease

    2. Inequalities in Health

    3. Sex, Gender and Health Care

    4. Ethnicity, Health and Health Care

    5. Ageism

    6. Institutional or Community Living?

    7. Ethical Decision-Making in Physiotherapy

    8. Communication in Physiotherapy Practice (1)

    9. Communication in Physiotherapy Practice (2)

    10. Clinical Interviewing

    11. The Psychology and Sociology of Pain

    12. Why do People Become Patients?

    13. Stress: Its Relation to Illness, Hospitalization and Work

    14. Health, Health Education and Physiotherapy Practice

    15. Defining Disability—Its Implications for Physiotherapy Practice

    16. Death, Dying and Bereavement

    17. Lay Beliefs About Health and Illness

    18. Psychological Development of the Child: Its Implications for Physiotherapy Practice

    19. Growing Older: Changes in Mental Performance

    20. Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Setting

    21. Psychological Aspects of Sports Injuries and Overtraining

    22. Addiction

    23. Psychophysiological and Somatoform Disorders

    24. Cognitive and Perceptual Deficits Following Brain Damage

    25. The Powerful Placebo

    26. Counselling

    27. Psychological Treatment in Physiotherapy Practice

    28. Disability: Some Psychological and Sociological Issues


Product details

  • No. of pages: 428
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1992
  • Published: March 18, 1992
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483142050

About the Editor

Sally French

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, School of Management and Social Sciences, King Alfred's College of Higher Education, Winchester, UK

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