Improving Patient Treatment with Attachment Theory

A Guide for Primary Care Practitioners and Specialists

Editors: Hunter, Jonathan, Maunder, Robert (Eds.)

  • ​Describes the utility of attachment theory in understanding and managing diverse patient populations
  • Explains fundamental and advanced concepts of attachment theory
  • Offers guidance on improving healthcare through enhanced interpersonal relationships
  • Written by internationally recognized researchers and teachers
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About this book

This book emphasizes interpersonal relationships as a frequently overlooked, yet crucial element in today’s healthcare system and describes the utility of attachment theory in understanding and managing patients with medical and surgical illness. Sections on the fundamentals of attachment theory, specific patient populations, attachment-based interventions, and future directions comprehensively reflect our current knowledge. The summarized research demonstrates the value of attachment theory in approaching such common issues as non-adherence, strain in the healthcare worker–patient relationship, and somatoform complaints, as well as in modelling maladaptive stress responses and subsequent illness vulnerability. The contributing authors are internationally recognized researchers and teachers who have sought to make this volume accessible to anyone interested in using the positive aspects of interpersonal relationships to maximum advantage in the practice of healthcare.

Reviews

“This is a wonderful and clinically practical guide to understanding and using attachment theory for nonpsychiatric healthcare professionals. … This is an excellent primer for a grand rounds talk to any medical or surgical group to help them understand how their patients react when under duress. … I highly recommend this book for all healthcare professionals, even psychiatric residents or students beginning a consult liaison rotation in the hospital.” (Brett C. Plyler, Doody's Book Reviews, May, 2016)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Hunter, Jonathan, MD, FRCPC (et al.)

    Pages 3-7

  • Fundamentals of Attachment Theory

    Hunter, Jonathan, MD, FRCPC (et al.)

    Pages 9-25

  • Advanced Concepts in Attachment Theory and Their Application to Health Care

    Hunter, Jonathan, MD, FRCPC (et al.)

    Pages 27-37

  • The Relevance of Attachment Theory in Medical Care

    Strauss, Bernhard, PhD (et al.)

    Pages 39-52

  • Attachment Theory and Pain

    Meredith, Pamela J., PhD, BA(Hons), BSc, BOccThy

    Pages 55-73

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eBook $79.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-23300-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-23299-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Improving Patient Treatment with Attachment Theory
Book Subtitle
A Guide for Primary Care Practitioners and Specialists
Editors
  • Jonathan Hunter
  • Robert Maunder
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-23300-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-23300-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-23299-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 196
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
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