Psychosocial Approaches to Podiatry: A companion for practice by Anne Mandy, Kevin Lucas and Janet McInnes is geared toward students of podiatry. This text presents an introduction to the psychosocial aspects of health that directly impact podiatry. It draws from the broad range of psychology and sociology and applies them to the field of podiatry. The problem-based approach to this text provides real-life case studies to help illustrate key concepts related to cultural, gender, and social issues.
- This is the first book of its kind specifically targeted to the field of podiatric medicine.
- The problem-based approach mimics current teaching methods.
- The text utilizes case studies to offer readers a true-to-life example of key concepts.
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Table of content for Psychosocial Approaches to Podiatry: A companion for practice:
1. Sociology of the podiatry profession.
2. A newly qualified podiatrist.
3. Private practitioners and continuous professional development.
4. Psychological problems of the menopause.
5. Problems of retirement and the sickness role.
6. Problems of personality and addictive behaviour.
7. A client from an ethnic minority.
8. A recently bereaved elderly lady.
9. The relationship between socioeconomic status and health.
10. Dealing with children and their parents.
11. Dealing with sensitive and confidential material.
12. An adolescent with a suspected eating disorder.
13. The conflict between medical and social needs.
14. The importance of self-efficacy.
15. A disabled adolescent with an interest in complementary medicine.
16. A diabetic who must stop smoking
About the authors of Psychosocial Approaches to Podiatry: A companion for practice:
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.
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: Psychosocial Approaches to Podiatry: A companion for practice
Author: Anne Mandy, Kevin Lucas and Janet McInnes
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
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