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The Psychological Impact of Acute and Chronic Illness: A Practical Guide for Primary Care Physicians

Authors: Greenberg, Tamara

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Primary care physicians have a unique, long-term relationship with their patients. The nature of this relationship places primary care physicians in the position of managing both the physical and psychological response to serious illness. The Psychological Impact of Acute and Chronic Illness is specifically designed to help the primary care physician navigate normative and maladaptive reactions to illness. Physicians will learn how to identify coping responses in medically ill individuals, as well as proven strategies for intervention and pharmacological treatment of patients presenting with mental illness. Chapters are concise but comprehensive and emphasize the basics, from aspects of the illness process to knowing when to refer patients to mental health providers. Case examples throughout the book illustrate important concepts and techniques that enable the reader to maximize coping in patients and their families.

About the authors

Dr. Greenberg, a psychologist, is affiliated with the University of  California, San Francisco. Her experience has involved consulting with physicians regarding the psychological well being of medical patients.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Medical Illness: Why Consider Emotional Factors?

    Pages 1-29

  • Doctors and Patients: The Context of Modern Medicine

    Pages 31-45

  • Becoming a Patient: Adapting to Illness

    Pages 47-64

  • Special Issues in Coping with Chronic Illness

    Pages 65-79

  • Pharmacological Interventions

    Pages 81-107

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-38298-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-0-387-33682-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Psychological Impact of Acute and Chronic Illness: A Practical Guide for Primary Care Physicians
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-38298-2
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-38298-2
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-33682-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 176
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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