The Person as Patient: Psychosocial Perspectives for the Health Care Professional

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Dedication

To all those students who have challenged us over the years. And to the colleagues who encouraged us to continue our efforts to teach about human behavior, in cultural and psychological perspectives, in those who happen to be patients.

In memory of

Elsa Harbeck Boedecker, a Swedish-American physiotherapist who first taught me about what it means to care about people, and to be in a caring relationship with people, some of whom are ill and disabled.

-xii-

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Table of contents

  • The Person as Patient - Psychosocial Perspectives for the Health Care Professional *
  • Contents *
  • Contributors *
  • Preface ix
  • Dedication xii
  • 1 - Of Systems and Theories i
  • 2 - A System of Ecology 10
  • 3 - Development through Life: Fundamental Patterns 24
  • 4 - Normal Growth and Development in the Infant and Young Child 43
  • 5 - The Adolescent Years 67
  • 6 - The Adult Years 99
  • 7 - Normal Aging 123
  • 8 - Aging with Illness 148
  • 9 - Long-Term Care: Living with Chronic Illness 169
  • 10 - Self-Efficacy 186
  • 11 - The Relationship between Health Practitioner and Patient 197
  • 12 - Bioethics 212
  • 13 - The Process of Making Judgments 230
  • 14 - Communication in the Therapeutic Context 244
  • Glossary of Terms 263
  • Index 269
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