This is the first book that reviews both empirical and clinical applications of how couples jointly cope with stress - dyadic coping - around the globe. The Systemic-Transactional Stress Model (STM), developed by co-editor Guy Bodenmann, is used as a consistent framework so readers can better appreciate the contrasts and similarities across the fourteen cultures represented in the book. Written by scholars from the particular culture, each chapter provides a conceptual review of the dyadic coping research conducted in their specific cultures, and also provides empirical and clinical recommendations. Additional contributions include how to measure dyadic coping, so others can apply the STM model in other contexts. The latest treatment approaches for therapy and prevention are also highlighted, making this book ideal for professionals interested in expanding their cultural competence when working with couples from various backgrounds. Highlights include: -How couples in different cultures deal with stress and how values and traditions affect dyadic stress and coping. -Global applications, especially to couples in the regions highlighted in the book -- the U.S (including one chapter on Latino couples in the U.S.)., Australia, China, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Portugal, Romania, and Switzerland. -Factors encountered in examining dyadic coping using the STM Model including measurement and assessment issues. -Suggestions for making treatment, prevention, and intervention programs for couples more effective. Ideal for relationship researchers, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and advanced students who work with couples dealing with stress. This book is also appropriate for advanced courses on interpersonal processes, close relationships, stress and coping, multicultural issues in marriage and family therapy or counseling, or family systems, taught in a variety of social science disciplines.
Author: Petra Buchwald
Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
Release Date: 2008
Over the course of a lifetime, people are vulnerable to stress and anxiety in various domains, which may lead to impaired well-being and deteriorated health. To address both aspects, this book comprises two parts which deal with stress, anxiety and coping (1) over the life span and (2) in the context of health promotion. Part one is concerned with stressful person-environment interactions and the ways stress impact upon individual and group functioning in different life phases. For example, sources of adolescents' stress may include school demands and frustrations due to sexuality, while stress among the elderly might be caused by negative thoughts and feelings about physical deterioration and social isolation. Part two is dedicated to recent research on health promotion. Over time, stress and anxiety may lower resistance and make people more vulnerable to illness. From that perspective, antecedents, side effects and consequences of stress that may cause limitations in physical and psychological functioning are investigated, leading to a variety of serious health problems.
Author: Susan Folkman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
The Oxford Handbook of Stress, Health, and Coping is an essential reference work for students, practitioners, and researchers across the fields of health psychology, medicine, and palliative care. Featuring 22 topic-based chapters -- including two by Folkman -- this volume offers unprecedented coverage of the two primary research topics related to stress and coping: mitigating stress-related harms and sustaining well-being in the face of stress. Both topics are addressed within their relevant contexts, including chronic illness, calamity, bereavement, and social hardship. This handbook is sure to serve as the benchmark publication in this growing field for years to come.
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.
Author: Ann Vernon
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-12-09
The book addresses the problems that couples experience through the life cycle. Each chapter includes an up-to-date review of the literature pertinent to the topic, with a focus on practical interventions which are generally based upon, but not limited to, cognitive and rational emotive behavioral principles. Case studies or vignettes further illustrate application of principles. Worksheets, checklists, or other resources that would be useful in working with couples are also included where relevant. This book presents interventions based upon research, theory, and most of all on practice. And is relevant to marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, family law experts, social workers and relationship coaches. In addition, it can serve as a textbook for students in marriage and family therapy.
Author: Graffigna, Guendalina
Publisher: IGI Global
Release Date: 2016-04-20
Industry professionals, government officials, and the general public often agree that the modern healthcare system is in need of an overhaul. With organizations concerned with the long-term care of patients, new strategies, practices, and organizational tools must be developed to optimize the current healthcare system. Recent literature suggests that patient participation may be the ideal solution, as patients and caregivers who are more actively involved in their healthcare experience better outcomes. Promoting Patient Engagement and Participation for Effective Healthcare Reform outlines models that can be used to harness the power of patient involvement as a way to instill change in the healthcare industry. This book features a convergence of healthcare professionals and scholars providing insights into the best practices of interventions and reform as well as practical applications to foster patient engagement and participation. It is a useful reference source for healthcare providers, students and professionals in the fields of nursing, therapy, and public health, as well as managers and policy makers.
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
Release Date: 2017-12-01
The development of better processes to provide proper healthcare has enhanced contemporary society. By implementing effective collaborative strategies, this ensures proper quality and instruction for both the patient and medical practitioners. Health Care Delivery and Clinical Science: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly material on emerging strategies and methods for delivering optimal healthcare and examines the latest techniques and methods of clinical science. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as medication management, health literacy, and patient engagement, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for professionals, practitioners, researchers, academics, and graduate students interested in healthcare delivery and clinical science.
In dieser komplett überarbeiteten Neuauflage werden sämtliche Störungen im Erwachsenenalter praxisrelevant und übersichtlich dargestellt.Der stringente Aufbau der einzelnen Kapitel dient der schnellen Orientierung im Text. Im Mittelpunkt stehen die allgemeine Darstellung der Störung, Modelle zu Ätiologie und Verlauf, Diagnostik, therapeutisches Vorgehen, Fallbeispiele, empirische Belege und weiterführende Literatur.Das Lehrbuch richtet sich vor allem an Studenten, Ausbildungskandidaten, Praktiker und Forscher aus den Bereichen Klinische Psychologie, Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie sowie deren Nachbardisziplinen. Besonderen Wert legen Herausgeber und Autoren auf das konkrete therapeutische Vorgehen sowie die Verankerung der Therapieverfahren in der klinischen Grundlagenforschung. Um dem faszinierenden Gebiet der Verhaltenstherapie und ihrer Grundlagen gerecht zu werden, geht die Neuauflage deutlich über eine bloße Aktualisierung hinaus. Ziel ist ein praxisrelevantes Lehrbuch, das erfahrene Therapeutinnen und Therapeuten ebenso wie Anfänger mit Genuss und Gewinn lesen.
Sozialpsychologie der Parnerschaft - ein umfassender Überblick über die Partnerschaftsforschung Welche Faktoren halten Partnerschaften zusammen und welche Faktoren stellen die Stabilität enger Beziehungen in Frage? Welche Rolle spielen Konflikte, Fairness und emotionale Nähe in der Partnerschaft? Ein Überblick über den aktuellen Forschungsstand zur Partnerschaft aus sozialpsychologischer Perspektive vor. Ina Grau und Hans Bierhoff liefern Erklärungsansätze für das Gelingen oder Scheitern enger Beziehungen.
Ziel des Buches ist es, den Forschungsstand zum Zusammenhang von Kultur, Stress und Gesundheit in einem Überblickswerk darzustellen. Das Besondere ist dabei, dass sowohl kulturvergleichende als auch interkulturelle Ansätze berücksichtigt und ihre Wechselwirkungen betont werden. Insgesamt 29 Kapitel greifen aktuelle Fragestellungen aus Theorie und Praxis auf und stellen zugehörige Betrachtungsebenen, Untersuchungsmethoden und Forschungsergebnisse dar. Themen umfassen z.B. Akkulturation in einer neuen Umgebung, Belastungserleben bei Migranten oder Stress in multikulturellen Arbeitssettings.