Podiatry: A Psychosocial Approach by Anne Mandy, Kevin Lucas, Janet McInnes and Jodie Lucas provides a problem and case-based approach to understanding psychological and social difficulties commonly experienced by clients and presented to practitioners. This book is designed to be an introduction to important applied psychology in clinical practice. The main chapters are organized as individual patient case studies with relevant psychological theory attached. Attention is also given to social-psychological issues pertinent to both newly qualified and experienced podiatric practitioners.
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Table of content for Podiatry: A Psychosocial Approach:
1 The sociology of podiatry as a profession
2 Issues faced by newly qualified podiatrists
3 The effects of culture on behavioural change
4 Autonomy in private practice and the need to undertake continuous professional development
5 Psychological and physical problems faced by middle-aged pre-menopausal women
6 Symptoms of a work-related injury
7 Health decision-making based on the theory of reasoned action
8 The psychology of personality, addiction and aggression
9 Communication through an interpreter
10 The psychological effects of bereavement
11 The relationship between socio-economic status and health
12 Working with patients who have a dual diagnosis
13 Complex interactions illustrating the need for good interpersonal and communication skills
14 The importance of confidentiality and negotiating informed consent
15 Safety and independence: considerations when dealing with early-stage dementia
16 Professional boundaries
17 Homelessness and people with complex needs
18 Social factors versus medical needs
19 The importance of positivity
20 Adolescence: the development and exploration of the self, self-esteem and social identity
21 Behavioural change
22 The influence of religion and spirituality on health
23 The effect of the death of a patient
24 Challenging the current practice in podiatry
About the authors of Podiatry: A Psychosocial Approach:
Dr Anne Mandy is a Reader at the Clinical Research Centre, School of Health Professions, University of Brighton, UK.
Dr Kevin Lucas is Senior Lecturer in Psychology Applied to Healthcare, School of Health Professions, University of Brighton, UK.
Jodie Lucas is a podiatrist working for the Seaview Project, Southwater Centre, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex.
Janet McInnes is Head of Podiatry, School of Health Professions, University of Brighton, UK, and Chair of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, UK.
Title: Podiatry: A Psychosocial Approach
Author: Anne Mandy, Kevin Lucas, Janet McInnes and Jodie Lucas
Published: June 22, 2009
Average Amazon.com review rating: 5/5
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