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Principles and Concepts of Behavioral Medicine

A Global Handbook

Editors: Fisher, E., Cameron, L., Christensen, A.J., Ehlert, U., Guo, Y., Oldenburg, B., Snoek, F. (Eds.)

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Principles and Concepts of Behavioral Medicine

A Global Handbook

 

Edwin B. Fisher, Linda D. Cameron, Alan J. Christensen, Ulrike Ehlert, Brian Oldenburg, Frank J. Snoek

 and Yan Guo

 

 

This definitive handbook brings together an international array of experts to present the broad, cells-to-society perspectives of behavioral medicine that complement  conventional models of health, health care, and prevention. In addition to applications to assessment, diagnosis, intervention, and management, contributors offer innovative prevention and health promotion strategies informed by current knowledge of the mechanisms and pathways of behavior change. Its range of conceptual and practical topics illustrates the central role of behavior in health at the individual, family, community, and population levels, and its increasing importance to person-centered care. The broad perspectives on risk (e.g., stress, lifestyle), management issues (e.g., adherence, social support), and overarching concerns (e.g., inequities, health policy) makes this reference uniquely global as it addresses the following core areas:

 

·         The range of relationships and pathways between behavior and health.

·         Knowing in behavioral medicine; epistemic foundations.

·         Key influences on behavior and the relationships among behavior, health, and illness.

·         Approaches to changing behavior related to health.

·         Key areas of application in prevention and disease management.

·         Interventions to improve quality of life.

·         The contexts of behavioral medicine science and practice.

 

Principles and Concepts of Behavioral Medicine opens out the contemporary world of behavior and health to enhance the work of behavioral medicine specialists, health psychologists, public health professionals and policymakers, as well as physicians, nurses, social workers and those in many other fields of health practice around the world.

About the authors

Editor-in-chief Edwin Fisher is Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is currently President of the Society for Behavioral Medicine and Treasurer of the International Society of Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Fisher’s areas of special interest and expertise include health behavior/health psychology; smoking and smoking cessation; chronic disease management; prevention and health promotion; community and peer approaches to health promotion; and social support in health and well-being.

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“The intended audience includes ‘behavioral medicine specialists, health psychologists, public health professionals and policymakers, as well as physicians, nurses, social workers and those in many other fields of health practice around the world.’ … The book embraces a ‘life course framework’ for learning how social and behavioral factors make a difference in people's lives.” (Gary B Kaniuk, Doody's Book Reviews, June 07, 2019)


Buy this book

eBook n/a
  • ISBN 978-0-387-93826-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover n/a
  • ISBN 978-0-387-93825-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Principles and Concepts of Behavioral Medicine
Book Subtitle
A Global Handbook
Editors
  • Edwin Fisher
  • Linda Cameron
  • Alan J. Christensen
  • Ulrike Ehlert
  • Yan Guo
  • Brian Oldenburg
  • Frank Snoek
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media LLC
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-93826-4
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-93826-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-93825-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 1144
Number of Illustrations
27 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
Topics