Handbook of Mind-Body Medicine for Primary Care
- Donald Moss - Saybrook University, USA
- Angele McGrady - Medical College of Ohio-Toledo
- Terence C Davies - Eastern Virginia Medical School, USA
- Ian Wickramasekera
Health Psychology | Health Psychology / Behavioral Medicine | Holistic Nursing
This Handbook introduces conceptual models from the psychophysiological perspective for understanding functional medical problems and describes specific clinical tools and interventions.
It provides overviews of the best documented cognitive-behavioural approaches and alternative therapies to common disorders of primary care; and gives recommendations as to necessary education for practitioners in each of the mind-body disciplines (physicians, behavioural psychologists, nurse practitioners, etc.).
The four editors are proponents of biofeedback, clinical psychophysiology, and related behavioural approaches. These approaches emphasise the acquisition of skills increasing a patient's ability to self-regulate physically, emotionally, and behaviourally. The Handbook covers such therapies as biofeedback, voluntary control skills training, health education, and behavioural and cognitive therapies. In line with a humanistic orientation, the book concludes with a look at the existential and spiritual side of the human encounter with sickness and disease.
12. Basic Tools: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies for the Medical Clin
"It is a very thorough and up-to-date clinical handbook and reference for the primary care Doc or nurse. . . . if you have a favorite Family Doc or Internist or Nurse Practitioner--or administrator--and you want them to have a nice gift, buy them this book. But read it before you give it away."