Physiotherapy, 3rd Edition

By Sally French, MCSP, Dip.T.P., BSc, MSc (Psych), MSc (Soc), PhD and Julius Sim, BA, MSc, PhD, MCSP
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  • Sections and chapters on the attitudes of health professionals to disabled people, learning difficulties and sexuality
  • Redesigned, expanded format for greater clarity and ready reference
  • Innovative, analytical and stimulating, this 3rd edition of Physiotherapy: A Psychosocial Approach completely updates the text and aims to provide readers with a solid understanding of their field. This new edition introduces new topics of relevance to physical therapists. It includes many new authors who have knowledge and experience of physical therapy and physical therapy education and who are experts in their particular fields.

    Key Features
    • The text offers a comprehensive exploration of the psychological and sociological factors as they apply to health, illness, impairment, and disability.
    • Wide range of topics covered includes material on the details of interpersonal communication and the impact of political factors on health status.
    • The issues covered in this volume are relevant to readers from all countries.
    ISBN 9780750653299
    Author Information By Sally French, MCSP, Dip.T.P., BSc, MSc (Psych), MSc (Soc), PhD, Senior Lecturer, School of Management and Social Sciences, King Alfred's College of Higher Education, Winchester, UK; and Julius Sim, BA, MSc, PhD, MCSP, Professor, Department of Physiotherapy Studies, Keele University, Keele, UK
    Published Reviews "this book represents a potentially significant contribution to the profession s development"Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
    treasure trove, well researched and well worth reading"Therapy Weekly
    good value in price and in the quantity and quality of the content . . . It deserves to be placed on the book list of all physiotherapy undergraduate courses. It is also recommended to all practicing physiotherapists."Physiotherapy
    Table of Content Part 1: The nature of health and illness
    1. Introduction
    2. Change, diversity and influences on patterns of health and ill-health
    3. Health, health education and physiotherapy practice
    4. Coping with illness
    5. Ageing in a social context: implications for health and social care

    Part 2: The psychosocial context of health and illness
    6. Sex gender and health care
    7. Health care for people from ethnic minority groups
    8. The psychology of pain
    9. The sociology of pain
    10. Recent perspectives on child development in relation to physiotherapy practice
    11. The subjective experience of illness
    12. Loss, bereavement and grief

    Part 3: Patients and practitioners
    13. Professions and professional work
    14. Interpersonal communication
    15. Moral decision-making in specific contexts

    Part 4: Psychosocial aspects of physiotherapy practice
    16. Defining disability: implications for physiotherapy practice
    17. Psychological interventions in chronic illness
    18. Counseling and enabling relationships
    19. Researching together: a participatory approach
    Publication Date 01-03-2004
    Pages 384
    Trim 251x184
    Stock Status In Stock
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