Instructors have been trusting UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR for years to give their students the reliable, practical information they need to gain a solid understanding of basic psychological concepts from a health care perspective. This all-new eighth edition is no exception. Packed with expanded content and updated with current industry trends and examples, this resource retains the features that made previous editions so successful – a concise size and focus that offers students need-to-know information without overwhelming them, and an easy-to-read writing style. Coverage spans a broad but valuable range of important mental health topics and addresses them alongside their implications for health care professionals. It takes on both client and caregiver perspectives, resulting in a powerful book that explores the behaviors, emotions, and coping mechanisms encountered in a variety of health care situations and settings. Real-world examples and activities that encourage students to examine their own behaviors round out the book's comprehensive approach, making this a must-have tool for health care programs.
- Provides end-of-chapter review exercises and critical thinking activities that reinforce key chapter objectives.
- Encourages students to expand their knowledge beyond the textbook by including valuable internet sources for more information on key topics.
- Incorporates user-friendly cartoons that explain challenging situations to help a student think about the reasons why a client or colleague behaves a certain way.
NEW TO THIS EDITION
- Includes an updated discussion of genetics, new information about autism spectrum disorders, coverage of cyber bullying and online sexual predators, the addition of methamphetamines to the drug abuse coverage, an expanded examination of HIPAA, and more.
- Offers material using the latest in technology trends through an online course management tool with study and assessment tools, case studies, and video scenarios.
- Facilitates teaching with an electronic Instructor's Resource that includes instructor slides, computerized test banks, and a comprehensive Instructor's Manual.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alyson Honeycutt, M.A., N.C.C., is a National Certified Counselor, holds a License in School Counseling from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, and has advanced degrees from N.C. State University at Raleigh and Appalachian State University. She has taught parenting and literacy classes, has been an instructor in English at the college level, has taught students with emotional and behavioral disabilities, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Piedmont Mediation Center. Ms. Honeycutt has coordinated Positive Behavioral Support programs and has presented behavioral support strategies at professional conferences.
Mary Elizabeth Milliken, B.S.N., M.S., Ed.D., is a graduate of Duke University School of Nursing. Her graduate study at North Carolina State University at Raleigh concentrated on both education and psychology. She has practiced nursing in a variety of settings, served as instructor, then coordinator, of a practical nursing education program, was curriculum specialist for health occupations in the North Carolina Department of Community Colleges, and has been a consultant on curriculum and effective teaching. From 1971 to 1987, she served as Coordinator of Health Occupations Teacher Education at The University of Georgia in Athens. Dr. Milliken has followed the emerging holistic health movement since 1974, attending numerous workshops and conferences in which holistic concepts and complementary healing modalities were presented. She completed the curriculum sequence and certification requirements of Healing Touch International, Inc.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section I: ON BECOMING A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER
1. Challenges and Responsibilities of Health Care Providers.
2. The Philosophy of Individual Worth.
3. Striving for Self-Understanding.
Section II: STRIVING TO UNDERSTAND HUMAN BEHAVIOR.
4. Influences on Behavior.
5. Physical Needs.
6. The Need for Self-Approval.
7. The Need for Acceptance.
8. Emotions and Behavior.
9. Adjustment and Patterns of Behavior.
Section III: BEHAVIOR AND PROBLEMS IN LIVING.
10. Common Threats to Adjustment.
11. Effects of Traumatic Events.
12. Defense Mechanisms.
13. Inner Conflict.
Section IV: BECOMING AN EFFECTIVE HEALTH CARE PROVIDER.
15. Effects of Illness on Behavior.
16. Coping with Patient Behavior.
17. Human Relations and the Health Care Provider.
Section V: PRACTICING EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION.
18. Observing Nonverbal Behavior.
19. Verbal Communication.
Section VI: COPING WITH LOSS.
20. Gains and Losses throughout the Life Span.
21. Death: Changing Attitudes and Practices.
22. Grief and Bereavement.
23. Caring for the Dying Person.
Section VII: TRENDS IN HEALTH CARE.
24. Health Care through the Ages.
25. What is Healing? Who is the Healer?
26. Broadening Your View of Health Care.
27. Managing Stress with Relaxation/Meditation.