The Behavioral and Social Sciences and the Practice of Medicine

The Behavioral and Social Sciences and the Practice of Medicine

The Psychiatric Foundations of Medicine

1st Edition - January 1, 1978

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  • Editors: George U. Balis, Leon Wurmser, Ellen McDaniel
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483182902

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The Behavioral and Social Sciences and the Practice of Medicine: The Psychiatric Foundations of Medicine compiles the contributions of all disciplines that are relevant to the behavioral, psychological, social, and humanistic aspects of medicine, including the contributions of clinical psychiatry that constitute an integral part of the healing art and science of medicine. This book consists of seven parts. Parts I and II deal with the cross-sectional dimensions of the infraorganismic, organismic, and supraorganismic organization of behavior. The biological substrates of behavior, emotions, cognitive functions, and psychodynamic views of personality are also elaborated. The contributions of behavioral and social science to the practice of medicine are presented in Parts III to VII. This publication is specifically written for medical students and physicians.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    Behavioral and Social Science

    I Organismic-Psychological Dimensions of Behavior

    1 Biological Correlates of Behavior

    2 Emotions

    3 Learning Theories: Operant Paradigm

    4 Learning Theories: Pavlovian Paradigm

    5 Perception

    6 The Psychodynamic View of Human Behavior

    II Social Dimensions of Behavior

    7 Communicational Aspects of Behavior

    8 Interpersonal Aspects of Behavior

    9 Social Aspects of Behavior

    10 Cultural Aspects of Behavior

    11 Family

    12 Social Organizations

    13 A Systems Theory Approach to Understanding Behavior

    Behavioral and Social Science Contributions to the Practice of Medicine

    III The Doctor-Patient Relationship

    14 Contractual Aspects of the Doctor-Patient Relationship

    15 Psychodynamic Aspects of the Doctor-Patient Relationship

    16 Interpersonal Aspects of the Doctor-Patient Relationship

    17 Placebogenic Aspects of the Doctor-Patient Relationship

    18 Compliance in Health-Seeking Behavior

    IV Patient Interviewing

    19 Review of Interview Research

    20 Basic Principles of Interviewing

    21 Medical Interviewing Techniques

    22 Psychiatric Interviewing Techniques

    V The Patient and Society

    23 Social Factors Affecting Health, Illness, and Treatment

    24 Social Institutions and the Organization and Delivery of Health Care

    25 Organization and Delivery of Mental Health Services

    26 Legislation and Health Care in the United States

    27 Unmet Needs and Future Directions

    VI The Physician and Society

    28 Values and Ethics in Medicine

    29 Professional Accountability and Peer Review

    30 Emotional Problems of the Physician and Medical Student

    VII Man and Society

    31 The Psychology of Women

    32 Psychohistory

    33 Creativity


Product details

  • No. of pages: 848
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1978
  • Published: January 1, 1978
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483182902

About the Editors

George U. Balis

Leon Wurmser

Ellen McDaniel

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