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Clinical Psychology and Congenital Heart Disease

Lifelong Psychological Aspects and Interventions

Editors: Callus, Edward, Quadri, Emilia (Eds.)

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  • Describes the psychological features characteristic of patients with congenital heart disease, from birth to adulthood
  • Includes illuminating case studies and descriptions of life experiences
  • Includes psychological recommendations in the context of a multidisciplinary approach
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About this book

This book describes those psychological features specifically characteristic of patients with congenital heart disease, from birth to adulthood. The combination of case studies, descriptions of life experiences and psychological recommendations and collaboration with non-profit organizations in the field ensure that it will serve as an excellent day-to-day learning tool. Technological advances in cardiology and cardiac surgery have resulted in an increase in the number of adults with congenital heart disease, creating a new emergency. From when they are born, these patients and their relatives require extensive support for many reasons, including the uncertainty and restrictions in their lives, frequent hospitalizations and difficulties in the work and social spheres. Clinical Psychology and Congenital Heart Disease explains how psychology can contribute to healthcare treatment of patients with congenital heart disease and their families. Emphasis is placed on the need for a multidisciplinary approach to ensure the well-being of the patient and the clinician is provided with insights and instruments that will assist greatly in the provision of appropriate support.

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“The book discusses the psychological characteristics of individuals with congenital heart disease, from childhood through adulthood. … It is intended ‘as a guide for the psychologist and other professionals who deal with these patients and their families.’ … This book does a good job of exploring the psychological impact of congenital heart disease on patients. Clinicians in health psychology will benefit from this important information.” (Gary B. Kaniuk, Doody's Book Reviews, April, 2015)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Congenital Heart Disease: A Medical Overview

    Pages 3-20

    Chessa, Massimo (et al.)

  • The Humanization of Healthcare Treatments and Critical Choices

    Pages 21-31

    Campione, Francesco

  • Psychological Aspects in Children and Adolescents with Congenital Heart Disease and Their Parents

    Pages 35-52

    Utens, Elisabeth M. (et al.)

  • Adjusting to Congenital Heart Disease in Adolescence: The Role of Patients’ Personality and Self

    Pages 53-67

    Rassart, Jessica, MSc (et al.)

  • Neuropsychological Aspects in Children and Adolescents with ConHD

    Pages 69-82

    Miatton, Marijke, PhD

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for Mexico (gross)
  • ISBN 978-88-470-5699-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-88-470-5698-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-88-470-5847-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Clinical Psychology and Congenital Heart Disease
Book Subtitle
Lifelong Psychological Aspects and Interventions
Editors
  • Edward Callus
  • Emilia Quadri
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Italia
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-5699-2
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-5699-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-88-470-5698-5
Softcover ISBN
978-88-470-5847-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 199
Number of Illustrations
16 illustrations in colour
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