Key Features

  • The text offers a comprehensive exploration of the psychological and sociological factors as they apply to health, illness, impairment, and disability.
  • Wide range of topics covered includes material on the details of interpersonal communication and the impact of political factors on health status.
  • The issues covered in this volume are relevant to readers from all countries.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The nature of health and illness
1. Introduction
2. Change, diversity and influences on patterns of health and ill-health
3. Health, health education and physiotherapy practice
4. Coping with illness
5. Ageing in a social context: implications for health and social care

Part 2: The psychosocial context of health and illness
6. Sex gender and health care
7. Health care for people from ethnic minority groups
8. The psychology of pain
9. The sociology of pain
10. Recent perspectives on child development in relation to physiotherapy practice
11. The subjective experience of illness
12. Loss, bereavement and grief

Part 3: Patients and practitioners
13. Professions and professional work
14. Interpersonal communication
15. Moral decision–making in specific contexts

Part 4: Psychosocial aspects of physiotherapy practice
16. Defining disability: implications for physiotherapy practice
17. Psychological interventions in chronic illness
18. Counseling and enabling relationships
19. Researching together: a participatory approach

Details

No. of pages:
384
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2004
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Print ISBN:
9780750653299
Electronic ISBN:
9780702037658