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The Field of Health Psychology. Definition of Health Psychology. Early Research Literature. Current Research Literature. The Individual Perspective. Conducting Research in Health Psychology. Research Designs. The True Experiment. Correlation and Causation. Prospective versus Retrospective Studies. Longitudinal versus Cross-Sectional Research. The Field versus the Laboratory. Being a Health Psychologist. Basic Issues in Medical Care.

A Brief History of Medicine. Western versus Non-Western Traditions. Holistic Approaches. The Mind-Body Connection. Psychosomatic and Behavioral Medicine. Psychological Factors in Illness and Disease. The Process of Medical Care. The Four Premises of Medical Care. Viewpoint and Skill in Communication.

Communication Uncovers Hidden Premises. Technology and People: Promoting Dialogue. The Medical Care Visit. History-Taking and Interviewing. Physical Examination and Diagnostic Tests. Medical Recommendations. Informed Collaborative Choice. Communication in the Medical Encounter. Communication Problems and Solutions in Therapeutic Interactions. Time Constraints. Improving the Interview. Medical Jargon. The Consequences of Imprecise Communication.

Antibiotic Resistance. Patient Dissatisfaction. Listening to Patients. Educating Patients. Helping Patients to Ask Questions. Helping Patients to Remember. Nonverbal Communication and Practitioner-Patient Relationship. Metacommunication The Importance of Nonverbal Communication. Dissecting Nonverbal Cues. Eye Contact. Facial Expression. Tone of Voice. Body Language. Communication of Emotion. Bedside Manner. Developing Empathy. The Outcomes of Empathy. Empathy and Practitioner-Patient Rapport.

Maintaining Optimism and the Will to Live. Emotional Regression. Who Are the Best Communicators? Medical Professionals in Training and Practice. The Structural and Physical Pressures. Time Pressure. Sleep Deprivation. Inadequate Nutrition. Mental Pressure. Pressures of Training. The Emotional Challenges of Medicine. Personal and Family Relationships. Dealing with Patients. Failed Expectations about Medicine. The Loss of Idealism.

The Need to Control Emotions. Callous Humor. The Consequences of the Physical and Emotional Pressures. Anxiety, Depression, and Suicide. Physician Impairment. Relationships with Patients. Job Dissatisfaction and Burnout. Women in Medicine: The Struggle and the Ideal. Humanizing Medicine. Medical Practitioners and the Puzzle of Illness.

Medical Diagnosis. Decision-Making by Medical Professionals. Errors in Clinical Decisions. Stereotypes as Barriers to Clinical Decisions. Contemporary American Healthcare Systems. Insurance Reimbursement and Delivery of Care.

Constraints on Professionals and the Impact on Care. Staying Healthy. Medical Communication and Physical Health. Degenerative Diseases. Heart Disease. Primary Prevent Illustrated.


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