People with diabetes mellitus experience health-literacy and self-management problems from the first days of diagnosis. As the tedium of detail and the continuous responsibility for well-being are realized, the self-efficacy of the individual is challenged (Polonsky, 1999). In addition, an exhaustion of physical, mental, and emotional strength may eventually impair motivation to self-manage this chronic illness. Stress often results from the continuing challenges required for successful management of the disease (Sperry, 2008). Management decisions are stressful as the diabetic strives to balance medication, diet, and exercise in order to reduce co-morbidities, complications, and end-stage progression. Because of the stresses involved, many diabetics suffer psychologically for years before experiencing the physical complications of the disease. More people die yearly from diabetes than from breast cancer and AIDS together (ADA, 2010). Diabetes management products, and their illusion of hope for living with diabetes, are not matched with the challenge of integrating health-literacy and self-management skills (Polonsky, 1999).
Release on 2010-12-08 | by Robyn Hart,Judy Rollins
Author: Robyn Hart,Judy Rollins
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
Building on children's natural inclinations to pretend and reenact, play therapy is widely used in the treatment of psychological problems in childhood. This book is the only one of its kind with more than 200 therapeutic activities specifically designed for working with children and teenagers within the healthcare system. It provides evidence-based, age-appropriate activities for interventions that promote coping. The activities target topics such as separation anxiety, self-esteem issues, body image, death, isolation, and pain. Mental health practitioners will appreciate its “cookbook” format, with quickly read and implemented activities.
Release on 2012-04-27 | by Andrew Baum,Tracey A. Revenson,Jerome Singer
Author: Andrew Baum,Tracey A. Revenson,Jerome Singer
Pubpsher: Taylor & Francis
Considered the most comprehensive handbook in the field, this rich resource reviews the biological, psychological, and social factors that affect health, health behavior, and illness. Many chapters review the latest theories and research while others illustrate how research is translated into clinical and community interventions to improve physical health and emotional well-being. Chapters examine health behavior processes within the social contexts in which we live, including family, social, and cultural communities. The handbook cuts across concepts (behavior change), populations (women’s health), risk and protective factors (obesity) and diseases, making it appropriate for a variety of readers from various fields. Featuring contributions from the top researchers and rising stars in the field, each author provides a theoretical foundation, evaluates the empirical evidence, and makes suggestions for future research, clinical practice, and/or policy. Novices to the field appreciate the accessibly written chapters, while seasoned professionals appreciate the book’s deep, cutting edge coverage. Significantly updated throughout, the new edition reflects the latest approaches to health psychology today: greater emphasis on translating research into practice and policy more on the socio-cultural aspects of health including socioeconomic status, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and aging two new sections on risk and protective factors for disease and another on social and structural influences that affect health more on prevention, interventions, and treatment in the applications section an expansion of the bio-psycho-social model across several levels of analysis, including cultural, macro-social, and cellular factors. The book opens with the field’s central theories, emphasizing the interaction of biological and social systems. Part II reviews the mechanisms that help explain the link between health and behavior across diseases and populations. The all new Part III focuses on variables that lead to the onset of major diseases or that are instrumental in promoting health. Part IV, also new to the second edition, highlights social and structural influences on health. The book concludes with applications of research to specific illnesses and medical conditions. The Handbook serves as a text in graduate or upper level undergraduate courses in health psychology taught in psychology, public health, medical sociology, medicine, nursing, and other social and allied health sciences. Its cutting edge, comprehensive coverage also appeals to researchers and practitioners in these fields.
Release on 1999 | by Denis Wall,Canadian Circumpolar Institute
Developing Research Partnerships
Author: Denis Wall,Canadian Circumpolar Institute
Pubpsher: Canadian Circumpolar Institute
Category: Arctic regions
This conference highlighted information exchange and partnerships in research. Issues addressed: climate warming; contaminants; forestry; fisheries; petroleum and mineral extraction; wilderness allocation and wildlife migration; resource development, co-management and sustainability; colonization; land claims; devolution; self-government and ethnic relations; traditional knowledge; land use; health concerns; empowerment issues; and food and nutrition studies. Welcoming Remarks by Clifford G. Hickey. Opening and Keynote Addresses by: Harriet Johnlein; Stewart J. Cohen; Noel Broadbent; Stephen R. Edwards; and T. Kue Young. Papers by: S.Y. (Joe) Ahmad, Jaida Edwards, and Alexandra Thomson; Helen Fast and Fikret Berkes; David G. Malcolm and Ross W. Wein; Richard Langlais; Mark V. Prystupa; Gurston Dacks and Marina Devine; Steven Smyth; Ivar Jonsson; Christopher Hannibal-Paci; Wendy Parkes; R. Wesley Heber; Bruce J. Slusar; Sophie Morse; Nancy Gibson and Ginger Gibson; Leslie Main Johnson; Timothy W. Lambert, Colin L. Soskolne, Vangie Bergum, John Dussetor, and Steve E. Hrudey; Sandra Malcolm and B.A. Hainstock; Lia Ruttan; Cornelius Ballentyne and Sandra Malcolm; Cornelius Ballentyne and Sandra Malcolm; John Jaychandran, Helga Madsen, and Eddie Kolausok; Michael Kim Zapf; David Malcolm and Colin Bonnycastle; Vivian Manasc; Jaqueline Pruner; Jim Webb; Claudia Notzke; David J. Parks and Theresa A. Ferguson; Lois Edge, C. Weber-Pillwax, D. Makokis, and B. Beatty; and David Malcolm and Heather Acres.
This practical reference provides theory-based approaches to patient teaching in a clear and concise format. Guidance is presented for teaching patients of all ages and their families and the book covers a variety of health care settings.