Managing Chronic Illness: A Biopsychosocial Perspective

Pages: 439
Item #: 4317550
ISBN: 978-1-55798-300-8
List Price: $9.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $9.95
Copyright: 1995
Format: Hardcover
Note: This book is out of print and no longer available for purchase.

This volume focuses on chronic illnesses, such as coronary heart disease and cancer, that, taken together, have displaced infectious diseases as the leading cause of death in industrialized nations. Contributors describe assessment instruments, therapeutic interventions, and disease management, as well as such topics as the integration of the biopsychosocial model into health regimens, the sometimes-thorny nature of psychological and neuropsychological assessment, the influences of culture and of the family system, and treatment approaches for those who are chronically ill or dying.

Table of Contents


—Andrew Baum and Margaret Chesney

—Perry M. Nicassio and Timothy W. Smith

—Perry M. Nicassio and Timothy W. Smith

  1. Psychological Practice: Clinical Application of the Biopsychosocial Model
    —Timothy W. Smith and Perry M. Nicassio
  2. Roles of the Clinical Health Psychologist in the Management of Chronic Illness
    —Cynthia D. Belar and Michael E. Geisser
  3. Psychological Assessment
    —Leonard R. Derogatis, Megan P. Fleming, Nanette C. Sudler, and Lynn DellaPietra
  4. Neuropsychological Dysfunction: Research and Evaluation
    —Mark P. Kelly and Richard E. Doty
  5. Ethnocultural Influences in Evaluation and Management
    —Kathleen Young and Nolan Zane
  6. Family Assessment and Intervention
    —Robert D. Kerns
  7. Cognitive–Behavioral Treatment of Illness Behavior
    —Dennis C. Turk and Peter Salovey
  8. Stress Management
    —Jerry C. Parker
  9. Clinical Assessment and Management of Adherence to Medical Regimens
    —Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob, Lora E. Burke, and Sandra Puczynski
  10. Death, Dying, and Bereavement
    —Sidney Zisook, Joanna J. Peterkin, Stephen R. Shuchter, and Anna Bardone

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