The flaws in today's healthcare systems and practices are well-documented: millions remain far from optimal health due to a variety of psychological and social factors; large numbers of patients do not fully cooperate with medical advice; errors in medical decision-making -- some stemming from flaws in interpersonal relations -- regularly lead to needless suffering and death. Further, the effects of emotions, personality, and motivation on healing are not well incorporated into traditional medical care. The Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology compiles the most relevant scholarship from psychology, medicine, and public health to offer a thorough and authoritative model of the biopsychosocial approach to health. A collection of international contributors addresses all relevant concepts in this model, including its applications to health promotion, health behavior change, and treatment.
This book explains the timeless wisdom uncovered by psychology and other social sciences about the meaning of health, illness, and optimal health care. It provides a conceptual integration of the most important relevant research of the whole 20th century, as well as discussing the most important recent findings--but is not a complicated research compendium. Throughout, the biopsychosocial health psychology model is explicitly contrasted and compared to the traditional biomedical model. The Theory and Methods of the Field of Health Psychology. The Psychophysiological Basis of Health and Illness. The Social and Cultural Basis of Health and Illness. Belief, Pain, and Healing. Stress and Illness. Personality and Disease. Quality of Life and the Self-Healing Personality. Adaptation to Chronic Illness. Dying, Death and Grief. Tobacco, Alcohol, and Illegal Drug Abuse. Nutrition, Exercise, and Prophylaxis. Patient Cooperation (Adherence). Communication between Patients and Practitioners. Health Care Professionals and Hospitals. Socio-Medical Ethics, Utilization, and Goals for the Future of Health Psychology. For anyone involved in health care.
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