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Readers have been trusting UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR for years to get the reliable, practical information they need to gain a solid understanding of basic psychological concepts from a health care perspective. This all-new eighth edition is no exception. Packed with expanded content and updated with current industry trends and examples, this resource retains the features that made previous editions so successful ? a concise size and focus that offers readers need-to-know information without overwhelming them, and an easy-to-read writing style. Coverage spans a broad but valuable range of important mental health topics and addresses them alongside their implications for health care professionals. It takes on both client and caregiver perspectives, resulting in a powerful book will explore the behaviors, emotions, and coping mechanisms encountered in a variety of health care situations and settings. Real-world examples and activities that encourage readers to examine their own behaviors round out the book's comprehensive approach, making this a must-have tool for any health care learner's library.
Table of Contents
|On Becoming a Health Care Provider|
|Challenges and Responsibilities of Health Care Providers|
|The Philosophy of Individual Worth|
|Striving for Self-Understanding|
|Striving to Understand Human Behavior|
|Influences on Behavior|
|The Need for Self-Approval|
|The Need for Acceptance|
|Emotions and Behavior|
|Adjustment and Patterns of Behavior|
|Behavior and Problems in Living|
|Common Threats to Adjustment|
|Effects of Traumatic Events|
|Becoming an Effective Health Care Provider|
|Effects of Illness on Behavior|
|Coping with Patient Behavior|
|Human Relations and the Health Care Provider|
|Practicing Effective Communication|
|Observing Nonverbal Behavior|
|Coping With Loss|
|Gains and Losses throughout the Life Span|
|Death: Changing Attitudes and Practices|
|Grief and Bereavement|
|Caring for the Dying Person|
|Trends in Health Care|
|Health Care through the Ages|
|What is Healing? Who is the Healer?|
|Broadening Your View of Health Care|
|Managing Stress with Relaxation/Meditation|
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