Understanding Human Behavior A Guide for Health Care Providers

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-01-19
  • Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
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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
Physical Needs
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
Defense Mechanisms
Inner Conflict
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
Verbal Communication
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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