Health Care for Women: Psychological, Social, and Behavioral Influences
This volume integrates psychosocial, behavioral, and medical perspectives to encourage health promotion and disease prevention for women. Accounting for the social and behavioral context of women's lives, the authors review the factors that disproportionately affect women, such as domestic violence, multiple roles, and lower socioeconomic status. Specific assessment techniques are outlined to help health care practitioners identify conditions that are frequently misdiagnosed in women.
Life-style factors that affect the health of women throughout the life span are discussed. Additional chapters are devoted to the life-threatening and chronic conditions affecting women, including cardiovascular disease, HIV infection, breast cancer, and recurrent headaches. Readers will be guided in understanding how women cope with these conditions, and advised on ways to promote well-being in women who are suffering from these illnesses.
Medical educators, physicians, nurses, medical social workers, and health and clinical psychologists will find this handbook a valuable and comprehensive resource on the social and behavioral factors that influence women's health.