Understanding Psychosocial Adjustment to Chronic Illness and Disability

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Understanding Psychosocial Adjustment to Chronic Illness and Disability

SKU# 9780826123862

A Handbook for Evidence-Based Practitioners in Rehabilitation

Author: , Elizabeth Da Silva Cardoso PhD, Julie A. Chronister PhD

Editors:

  • Fong Chan PhD, CRC
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Description 

Rehabilitation practitioners face the difficult task of helping clients adjust to chronic illness or disability. This can be a long and trying process for both practitioner and client. With this handbook, however, practitioners and students can gain a wealth of insight into the critical issues clients face daily.

This book presents the dominant theories, models, and evidence-based techniques necessary to help the psychosocial adjustment of chronically ill or disabled persons. Each chapter is written from an evidence-based practice (EBP) perspective, and explores how important issues (i.e., social stigma, social support, sexuality, family, depression, and substance abuse) affect persons adjusting to chronic illness and disability.

Key features include:

  • A review of psychopharmacological treatment options for depression, anxiety, and other disorders coinciding with rehabilitation
  • The effect of rehabilitation on the family, including key family intervention strategies
  • Strategies for using positive psychology and motivational interviewing in rehabilitation
  • Multiculturalism and the effect of culture on the adjustment process
  • Ancillary materials including an instructor's manual with a syllabus, examination items, PowerPoint presentation, and answers to class exercises

By incorporating research-based knowledge into clinical rehabilitation practice, health care professionals can ensure that people with chronic illness and disability receive only the best treatment."

Product Details 

  • Publication Date June 16, 2009
  • Page Count 604
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826123862
  • EISBN 9780826123879

Table of Contents 

Section I: Introduction
Chapter 1 An Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice Approach to Psychosocial Interventions for People with Chronic Illness and Disability
Section II: Psychosocial Adjustment to Chronic Illness and Disability: Concepts, Models, and Research
Chapter 2 The World Health Organization ICF Model as a Conceptual Framework of Disability
Chapter 3 Psychosocial Adaptation to Chronic Illness and Disability: Models and Measurement
Chapter 4 Models, Research, and Treatment of Coexisting Depression for People with Chronic Illness and Disability
Section III: Relevant Mediators and Moderators of Psychosocial Adjustment to Chronic Illness and Disability
Chapter 5 Coping and Rehabilitation: Theory, Research, and Measurement
Chapter 6 Social Support and Rehabilitation: Theory, Research and Measurement
Chapter 7 Family and Adaptation to Chronic Illness and Disability
Section IV: Intervention Strategies Chapter 8 Positive Psychology and Psychosocial Adjustment to Chronic Illness and Disability
Chapter 9 Application of Self-Efficacy Related Theories in Psychosocial Interventions
Chapter 10 Wellness and Promotion of Health in Chronic Illness and Disability: Theoretical and Practical Models for Assessment and Intervention
Chapter 11 Psychopharmacology: A Review of Current Treatment Options
Section V: Societal Attitudes toward Disability Chapter 12 Societal Attitudes toward Disability: Concepts, Measurements, and Interventions
Section VI: Special Issues Chapter
13 Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Chapter 14 Substance Abuse: Models, Assessment, and Interventions
Chapter 15 Sexuality and Disability
Chapter 16 Multiculturalism and Adjustment to Disability
Section VII: Outcome Measurements
Chapter 17 Quality of Life and Psychosocial Adaptation to Chronic Illness and Disability