Edition 3 A Psychosocial Approach
By Sally French, MCSP, DipTP, BSc, MSc(Psych), MSc(Soc), PhD and Julius Sim, BA, MSc(Soc), MSc(Stat), PhD, FSS, FRSA

Publication Date: 24 Feb 2004
In the new edition of this unique book, French and Sim apply their theoretical expertise in psychology and sociology to physiotherapy practice. Informative, analytical and stimulating, this text is well referenced and continues to be invaluable to physiotherapy students and practitioners.

Key Features

  • The text offers a comprehensive exploration of the psychological and sociological factors as they apply to health, illness, impairment, and disability.
  • Wide range of topics covered includes material on the details of interpersonal communication and the impact of political factors on health status.
  • The issues covered in this volume are relevant to readers from all countries.

New Features

  • Contributions from a new editor offer the reader an even greater amount of experience from the perspective of both a lecturer and researcher.
  • New chapters including Professions and Professional Work and Participatory Research cover important topics for practitioners.
  • The important topic of pain has been considerably expanded, including more content that it both up-to-date and thorough.
About the author
By Sally French, MCSP, DipTP, BSc, MSc(Psych), MSc(Soc), PhD, Senior Lecturer, School of Management and Social Sciences, King Alfred's College of Higher Education, Winchester, UK and Julius Sim, BA, MSc(Soc), MSc(Stat), PhD, FSS, FRSA, Professor of Health Care Research School of Health and Rehabilitation, Keele University, Keele, UK Professor of Health Care Research
Table of Contents
Part 1: The nature of health and illness1. Introduction2. Change, diversity and influences on patterns of health and ill-health3. Health, health education and physiotherapy practice 4. Coping with illness5. Ageing in a social context: implications for health and social carePart 2: The psychosocial context of health and illness6. Sex gender and health care7. Health care for people from ethnic minority groups 8. The psychology of pain9. The sociology of pain10. Recent perspectives on child development in relation to physiotherapy practice11. The subjective experience of illness12. Loss, bereavement and griefPart 3: Patients and practitioners13. Professions and professional work14. Interpersonal communication15. Moral decision–making in specific contextsPart 4: Psychosocial aspects of physiotherapy practice16. Defining disability: implications for physiotherapy practice17. Psychological interventions in chronic illness18. Counseling and enabling relationships19. Researching together: a participatory approach
Book Reviews
"this book represents a potentially significant contribution to the profession s development"Physiotherapy Theory and Practicetreasure trove, well researched and well worth reading"Therapy Weeklygood value in price and in the quantity and quality of the content . . . It deserves to be placed on the book list of all physiotherapy undergraduate courses. It is also recommended to all practicing physiotherapists."Physiotherapy
Book details
ISBN: 9780750653299
Page Count: 384
Retail Price : £51.99
Therapy and Learning difficulties, French (Nov 1999), sold 736, £25.99On equal terms, French (1994), sold 2197 copies, £18
Physiotherapists and undergraduates
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