Handbook of Health Decision Science

Editors: DIEFENBACH, MICHAEL A., MILLER-HALEGOUA, SUZANNE, Bowen, Deborah J. (Eds.)

  • Provides a comprehensive examination of health care decision making from theoretical and applied perspectives
  • Encompasses decision making from the individual to the societal level, including important health-related decisions outside the clinical setting
  • Offers a unique translational approach to health decision making, taking theory to practice
  • Applies a multilevel framework to decision making in the health care setting
  • Incorporates a transdisciplinary approach to the study and practice of decision making, including social, behavioral, medical, economic, policy, and practice perspectives
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About this book

This comprehensive reference delves into the complex process of medical decision making—both the nuts-and-bolts access and insurance issues that guide choices and the cognitive and affective factors that can make patients decide against their best interests. Wide-ranging coverage offers a robust evidence base for understanding decision making across the lifespan, among family members, in the context of evolving healthcare systems, and in the face of life-changing diagnosis. The section on applied decision making reviews the effectiveness of decision-making tools in healthcare, featuring real-world examples and guidelines for tailored communications with patients. Throughout, contributors spotlight the practical importance of the field and the pressing need to strengthen health decision-making skills on both sides of the clinician/client dyad.

Among the Handbook’s topics:

  • From laboratory to clinic and back: connecting neuroeconomic and clinical mea
sures of decision-making dysfunctions.
  • Strategies to promote the maintenance of behavior change: moving from theoretical principles to practices.
  • Shared decision making and the patient-provider relationship.
  • Overcoming the many pitfalls of communicating risk.

    • Evidence-based medicine and decision-making policy.
    • The internet, social media, and health decision making.

    The Handbook of Health Decision Science will interest a wide span of professionals, among them health and clinical psychologists, behavioral researchers, health policymakers, and sociologists.

    About the authors

    Michael A. Diefenbach, Ph.D., is a professor of Medicine, Urology and Psychiatry at Northwell Health and the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University. He is a social/health psychologist and the director of the behavioral research program at the Departments of Medicine and Urology at Northwell Health.

    t-family: Helvetica, sans-serif;">Suzanne M. Miller, Ph.D. is a Senior Member at Fox Chase Cancer Center, where she is Director of the Behavioral Medicine Program, the Behavioral Research Core Facility, and the Behavioral Center of Excellence in Breast Cancer. As a clinical/health psychologist, Dr. Miller has been interested in the interface of psychology and medicine, extending basic constructs in cognitive and social science to the domain of behavioral oncology. Her funded research – through the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, and the Department of Defense -- centers on the cognitive-affective processing of threatening health

    information and the implications for the design and assessment of interventions to facilitate decision making, adjustment, and adherence, with a special focus on genetic conditions, special populations, and individual family development. Deborah J. Bowen, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at Boston University School of Public Health. She is also an adjunct full member at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and was the head of the Social/Behavioral Sciences Affinity Group, within the Cancer Prevention Research Program. Her research interests include both community and individual interventions to prevent cancer and cancer mortality.

    Table of contents (25 chapters)

    • What Are Values, Utilities, and Preferences? A Clarification in the Context of Decision Making in Health Care, and an Exploration of Measurement Issues

      Pieterse, Arwen H. (et al.)

      Pages 3-13

    • Decision Architectures

      Hesse, Bradford W.

      Pages 15-27

    • Modeling Medical Decisions

      Beck, J. Robert

      Pages 29-38

    • From Laboratory to Clinic and Back: Connecting Neuroeconomic and Clinical Measures of Decision-Making Dysfunctions

      Hsu, Ming (et al.)

      Pages 39-52

    • Research Methods for Health Decision Making

      Kiviniemi, Marc T. (et al.)

      Pages 53-68

    Buy this book

    eBook $69.99
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    • ISBN 978-1-4939-3486-7
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    Hardcover $89.99
    price for USA in USD
    • ISBN 978-1-4939-3484-3
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    • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
    Softcover $89.99
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    • ISBN 978-1-4939-7439-9
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    Bibliographic Information

    Bibliographic Information
    Book Title
    Handbook of Health Decision Science
    Editors
    • MICHAEL A. DIEFENBACH
    • SUZANNE MILLER-HALEGOUA
    • Deborah J. Bowen
    Copyright
    2016
    Publisher
    Springer-Verlag New York
    Copyright Holder
    Springer Science+Business Media LLC
    eBook ISBN
    978-1-4939-3486-7
    DOI
    10.1007/978-1-4939-3486-7
    Hardcover ISBN
    978-1-4939-3484-3
    Softcover ISBN
    978-1-4939-7439-9
    Edition Number
    1
    Number of Pages
    XIV, 377
    Number of Illustrations and Tables
    30 b/w illustrations
    Topics