The Psychology of Health and Health Care: A Canadian Perspective

Hardcover | April 5, 2007

byGary Poole, Deborah Hunt Matheson, David N. Cox

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The Psychology of Health and Health Care: A Canadian Perspective, 3Ce is a valuable resource for Canadian students, instructors and practitioners of psychology, nursing, medicine, public health and epidemiology.  This all-Canadian text introduces the field of health psychology and explains how psychological concepts can be applied to health care delivery in Canada.  A new chapter on the Systems of the Body brings a more biological focus to the text, while real-life examples bring immediacy and increased understanding to students.  The chapter on health and the internet has been condensed to become a focused module, suitable for class discussion and assignments.  The text is refreshed with a new more pleasing two-colour format, and brought up-to-date with updated research and literature with a focus on the Canadian perspective in healthcare.  With new information on the privatization of health care, self-accountability, and an expanded section on the feminization of medicine, this text is more current and focused than ever before on the state of healthcare in Canada.

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The Psychology of Health and Health Care: A Canadian Perspective, 3Ce is a valuable resource for Canadian students, instructors and practitioners of psychology, nursing, medicine, public health and epidemiology.  This all-Canadian text introduces the field of health psychology and explains how psychological concepts can be applied to h...

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The Psychology of Health and Health Care: A Canadian Perspective, 3Ce is a valuable resource for Canadian students, instructors and practitioners of psychology, nursing, medicine, public health and epidemiology.  This all-Canadian text introduces the field of health psychology and explains how psychological concepts can be applied to h...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:512 pages, 10.25 × 8.1 × 0.9 inPublished:April 5, 2007Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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This volume is intended to serve as a basic text for courses in Mexican history, as well as others in which the history of Mexico plays an important parts The general reader wishing to learn more of Mexico's early history and development also may find this book to be a useful introduction and guide to the fascinating story of a country that shares a border and much history in common with the United States but in many senses remains little known or understood in this country. Mexico's history is immensely rich and diverse, and writing it offers great challenges. Here we will consider the peoples and cultures who inhabited Mesoamerica before the arrival of Europeans; the Spanish conquest and subsequent clashes and interactions among groups as they all adjusted to a changed and changing context; the rapid economic and institutional development of the colony that the Spaniards called the Kingdom or Viceroyalty of New Spain; the expansion of Hispanic society and culture from central Mexico into remote areas of the north and south; and the growing complexity of society and economy over the centuries of Spanish rule. In this volume, we examine Mexico's early history by focusing on a series of topics treated within a chronological framework, dividing the colonial period into three periods that correspond roughly to the three centuries of colonial rule. This approach makes it possible to give due consideration not only to better-known events and aspects of that history—such as the Aztec empire and the Spanish conquest, or the establishment of the Roman Catholic church—but also to introduce the reader to important topics such as the role of Africans in colonial Mexico, the nature of marriage and family, the form and implications of interactions among different ethnic groups, and the causes and significance of disorder and rebellion, both before and during the wars for independence. We also have made an effort to take a balanced approach to regional diversity and development. No single, relatively brief volume can claim to offer a comprehensive history of colonial Mexico. This text attempts to combine existing knowledge with the most recent scholarship in the field. Thus, we can only provide an introduction to ongoing research that is constantly modifying our understanding of colonial society. Some of the more recent trends in scholarship include the following: the use of indigenous texts to study sociopolitical structures, language patterns, gender roles, economic activities, and cultural change and continuity among Indian groups during the colonial period; the use of microhistorical analysis to understand complex socioeconomic and political processes; and a new effort to examine and integrate previously less studied groups—women, people of mixed racial and ethnic background—and relatively neglected regions (the far north and south) into the mainstream of Mexican history. At the same time, incorporation of recent scholarship should not mean the neglect of essential older works that by no means have been superseded. With respect to the rich historiography of colonial Mexico, we have endeavored to take a balanced approach as well. The authors acknowledge a number of individuals who lave contributed their time, effort, and expertise to this book. Todd Armstrong, formerly of Prentice Hall, first suggested to us the idea of writing a textbook on colonial Mexican history; his successor at Prentice Hall, Charles Cavaliere, has been most helpful in seeing the project through to completion, as has Laura Lawrie. We wish to thank Pedro Santoni of California State University at San Bernardino, William C. Olson of Marist College, and John Sherman of Wright State University, who reviewed the original proposal. Patrick Grant of the University of Victoria and Michael Polushin of the University of Southern Mississippi read the entire manuscript and provided invaluable comments. William B. Taylor of the University of California at Berkeley and James Lockhart of the University of California at Los Angeles also were kind enough to read all or part of the manuscript on very short notice and to share with us their responses and suggestions. We also wish to acknowledge the understanding and encouragement of our families, friends, and colleagues. As is often true for worthwhile projects, this one took longer and proved to be far more demanding of everyone's time and patience than anticipated. Ida Altman University of New Orleans Sarah Cline University of California, Santa Barbara Juan Javier Pescador Michigan State University

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 — The Development of the Field

Chapter 2 — [NEW]Systems of the Body

Chapter 3 — Stress and Coping

Chapter 4 — Psychoneuroimmunology

Chapter 5 — Communication in Medical Settings

Chapter 6 — Hospital Stays and Medical Procedures

Chapter 7 — The Health Care Provider

Chapter 8 — Health Promotion

Chapter 9 — Health and Physical Activity

Chapter 10 — Health Compromising Behaviours

Chapter 11 — Pain

Chapter 12 — Chronic and Life-Threatening Illnesses

Focused Module A — Conducting Research in Health Psychology

Focused Module B — Epidemiology: What Can Be Learned from the SARS Outbreak in Canada?

Focused Module C — Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Focused Module D — The Sociology of Health and Illness

Focused Module E — Aboriginal Health

Focused Module F — [NEW] Health and the Internet

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This book is uniquely Canadian and offers great insight to health psychology and health care in Canada…This book has a nice balance between biology, psychology and social perspectives.  This is quite valuable since students taking a course in health psychology come from diverse academic backgrounds. - Cameron C. Muir, Brock University   On the newly added chapter:   I found the coverage of each system of the body to be quite adequate…I think this text’s description of the immune system is vastly superior to that which I have seen in other textbooks — great job!...the integration of real-life examples will really help students…I think students often have an intuitive sense that certain bodily sensations are related to emotional states; this chapter takes great strides towards elucidating the relationship between physiological processes and psychological states.    - Professor, Carleton University