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Psychosocial Approaches to Podiatry

"Emphasizes the practical side of the subject and ensures that the cultural, gender and social issues that confront the podiatrist are all considered"

 
Psychosocial Approaches to Podiatry

Psychosocial Approaches to Podiatry - A Companion for Practice
Editors: Anne Mandy, Janet McInnes, Kevin Lucas

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone (2002); 168 pages

 

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Psychosocial Approaches to Podiatry written by respected lecturers with a wealth of experience within the field, this unique book provides a problem-based approach to understanding psychological and social difficulties that people often experience and present to podiatrists. The organisation of the Psychosocial Approaches to Podiatry is around real case studies emphasizes the practical side of the subject and ensures that the cultural, gender and social issues that confront the podiatrist are all considered.

With their awareness of the undergraduate syllabus together with the concrete issues facing practising podiatrists, the authors have provided a clear and highly readable text that will be an indispensable guide to students and practitioners alike in preparing intellectually and emotionally for the range of situations they will encounter in their practice.

Features of Psychosocial Approaches to Podiatry - A Companion for Practice:

* Meets the specific need in the curriculum for psychosocial aspects - unique amongst podiatry textbooks
* Specifically relevant to podiatry practice - ideal for those already qualified
* Problem-based approach reflects current teaching approach - easy for students to relate to practice
* Uses case examples to illustrate the theory and to provide basis for student discussion and projects
* Readable and affordable!


Contents of Psychosocial Approaches to Podiatry - A Companion for Practice:

Introduction: using problem-based learning.

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.

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