Psychosomatic Medicine

An International Primer for the Primary Care Setting

Editors: Fritzsche, Kurt, McDaniel, Susan H., Wirsching, Michael (Eds.)

  • Written for physicians and full of practical knowledge
  • Uniquely global perspective makes book useful across cultures
  • Contains Case Studies and Practical Tips
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About this book

Psychosocial problems appear within a medical context worldwide, and are a major burden to health. Psychosomatic Medicine: An International Primer for the Primary Care Setting takes a uniquely global approach in laying the foundations of bio psychosocial basic care (such as recognizing psychosocial and psychosomatic problems, basic counseling and collaboration with mental health specialists) and provides relevant information about the most common mental and psychosomatic problems and disorders. The scope of the book is intercultural—it addresses global cultures, subcultures living in a single country and strengthening the care given by physicians working abroad.

This clinically useful book outlines best practices for diagnosing the most common bio psychosocial problems and mastering the most common communication challenges (e.g. doctor-patient conversation, breaking bad news, dealing with difficult patients, family and health systems communication and collaboration). Every chapter integrates basic theoretical background and practical skills and includes trans-culturally sensitive material, important for work with patients from different cultures. Psychosomatic Medicine: An International Primer for the Primary Care Setting serves as an excellent resource for clinicians hoping to gain and develop knowledge and skills in psychosomatic medicine.

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From the book reviews:

“This book examines the mental health aspects of primary care medicine and discusses topics related to common complaints encountered in the primary care setting. … The audience is primary care clinicians and ancillary medical personnel. The editors and contributors are international experts, practitioners, and educators. … This is an informative book on a difficult subject. The authors present many unifying principles that add great value to the discussion.” (Vincent F. Carr, Doody’s Book Reviews, October, 2014)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • What is Psychosomatic Medicine?

    Fritzsche, Kurt

    Pages 3-9

  • Psychosomatic Medicine in Primary Care

    Fritzsche, Kurt

    Pages 11-12

  • Objectives of Training in Psychosomatic Medicine in Primary Care

    Fritzsche, Kurt

    Pages 13-14

  • Traditional Medicine and Psychosomatic Medicine

    Fritzsche, Kurt (et al.)

    Pages 15-21

  • The Doctor–Patient Relationship

    Fritzsche, Kurt (et al.)

    Pages 25-31

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eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-1022-5
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-1021-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-4305-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psychosomatic Medicine
Book Subtitle
An International Primer for the Primary Care Setting
Editors
  • Kurt Fritzsche
  • Susan H. McDaniel
  • Michael Wirsching
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-1022-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-1022-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-1021-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4305-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 207
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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