Higher Education

Understanding Human Behavior: A Guide for Health Care Providers, 8th Edition

  • Alyson Honeycutt
  • Mary Elizabeth Milliken
  • ISBN-10: 1435486609  |  ISBN-13: 9781435486607
  • 384 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2004, 1998, 1993
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $166.50
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About

Overview

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.

Features and Benefits

  • 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.

Table of Contents

Preface.
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.
14. Frustration.
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.
Glossary.
Index.

What's New

  • 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.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource  (ISBN-10: 1435486595 | ISBN-13: 9781435486591)

With Delmar, Cengage Learning's Instructor Resources to Accompany Understanding Human Behavior, preparing for class and evaluating students has never been easier! As an instructor, you will find this CD-ROM offers invaluable assistance by giving you access to all of your resources – anywhere and at any time. The Instructor's Manual contains various resources such as instructors teach techniques and tips and answers for each chapter of the book; it is available in Microsoft Word® format. The Computerized Testbank in ExamView® makes generating tests and quizzes a snap. With approximately 1,000 questions and different styles to choose from, you can create customized assessments for your students with the click of a button. Add your own unique questions and print rationales for easy class preparation. Customizable instructor support slide presentations in PowerPoint® format focus on key points for each chapter.

Cengage-Hosted WebTutor™ Advantage, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0840020848 | ISBN-13: 9780840020840)

Designed to complement the book, WebTUTOR™ Advantage is a content-rich, web-based teaching and learning aid that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts. Online quizzes offer automatic grading and electronic tracking for instructors, and feedback for students to reinforce learning. Case studies, including some with video clips, offer opportunities to prompt critical thinking and class discussion.

List Price = $48.00  | CengageBrain Price = $48.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $48.00

Instructor's Companion Web Site  (ISBN-10: 0840020864 | ISBN-13: 9780840020864)

With Delmar, Cengage Learning's Instructor Resources to Accompany Understanding Human Behavior, preparing for class and evaluating students has never been easier! As an instructor, you will find this online tool offers invaluable assistance by giving you access to all of your resources – anywhere and at any time. The Instructor's Manual contains various resources such as instructors teach techniques and tips and answers for each chapter of the book; it is available in Microsoft Word® format. The Computerized Testbank in ExamView® makes generating tests and quizzes a snap. With approximately 1,000 questions and different styles to choose from, you can create customized assessments for your students with the click of a button. Add your own unique questions and print rationales for easy class preparation. Customizable instructor support slide presentations in PowerPoint® format focus on key points for each chapter.

Applied Psychology In Health Care  (ISBN-10: 1418053481 | ISBN-13: 9781418053482)

Applied Psychology in Health Care applies the basics of psychology to provide caregivers with an understanding of the mental health of patients and themselves, Applied Psychology in Health Care prepares health care workers to effectively communicate and provide superior patient care. In its approach to human understanding, this book is a valuable resource to anyone involved in a helping relationship, as a helper or as a client. With 18 years of social work and counseling experience, the author brings a wealth of experience and offers proven skills that can be practiced and developed to enhance the provider's caretaking ability. The text is divided into three key sections: Psychology, Provider, and Client. The "Psychology" section includes four chapters that describe the interplay of genetics and the environment in the development of the brain and personality. It presents a model of mental functioning and within its framework discusses needs, feelings, beliefs, and functional and dysfunctional behavior. The "Provider" section begins by focusing on recognizing our own beliefs and avoiding bias and discrimination. It then discusses the role of the care giver, professionalism, and expands on the human skills presented in each chapter. The section concludes with a consideration of professional ethics, the client-provider relationship, client rights, and provider responsibilities. The "Client" section explores issues that affect clients as they seek medical care including loss and grief, adjustment, irrational beliefs, and mental illness. Application sections present listening and communication skills for each area of specialization to improve healthcare at all levels.

List Price = $99.95  | CengageBrain Price = $99.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $75.00

Diversified Health Occupations  (ISBN-10: 141803021X | ISBN-13: 9781418030216)

The highly respected Diversified Health Occupations, now in its seventh edition, is the informational authority on careers in health care. Organized in two parts, the first section of the book presents foundational information required to enter a broad range of health professions. The second provides fundamental entry-level skills by specific careers, including medical assisting, dental assisting, and more. Carefully revised with new photos throughout, the seventh edition includes updated information on the Food Guide Pyramid, infection control information, standards for blood pressure that concur with AMA and AHA recommendations, and much more.

List Price = $181.95  | CengageBrain Price = $181.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $136.50

Therapeutic Communications for Health Care  (ISBN-10: 1418032646 | ISBN-13: 9781418032647)

This is your comprehensive guide for the most important component of the relationship between caregiver and patient: communication. Successful communication with patients can decrease patient anxiety, increase patient compliance, and result in a positive experience for all involved. This book focuses on the therapeutic response to specific situations and client needs, with examples of both good and bad communication to help you communicate therapeutically and effectively in diverse health care settings.

List Price = $177.95  | CengageBrain Price = $177.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $133.50

Student Supplements

Cengage-Hosted WebTutor™ Advantage, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0840020848 | ISBN-13: 9780840020840)

Designed to complement the book, WebTUTOR™ Advantage is a content-rich, web-based teaching and learning aid that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts. Online quizzes offer automatic grading and electronic tracking for instructors, and feedback for students to reinforce learning. Case studies, including some with video clips, offer opportunities to prompt critical thinking and class discussion.

List Price = $48.00  | CengageBrain Price = $48.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $48.00

Applied Psychology In Health Care  (ISBN-10: 1418053481 | ISBN-13: 9781418053482)

Applying the basics of psychology to provide caregivers with an understanding of the mental health of patients and themselves, Applied Psychology in Health Care prepares health care workers to effectively communicate and provide superior patient care. In its approach to human understanding, this book is a valuable resource to anyone involved in a helping relationship, as a helper or as a client. With 18 years of social work and counseling experience, the author brings a wealth of experience and offers proven skills that can be practiced and developed to enhance the provider’s caretaking ability. Application sections present listening and communication skills for each area of specialization to improve health care at all levels.

List Price = $99.95  | CengageBrain Price = $99.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $75.00

Diversified Health Occupations  (ISBN-10: 141803021X | ISBN-13: 9781418030216)

The highly respected Diversified Health Occupations, now in its seventh edition, is the informational authority on careers in health care. Organized in two parts, the first section of the book presents foundational information required to enter a broad range of health professions. The second provides fundamental entry-level skills by specific careers, including medical assisting, dental assisting, and more. Carefully revised with new photos throughout, the seventh edition includes updated information on the Food Guide Pyramid, infection control information, standards for blood pressure that concur with AMA and AHA recommendations, and much more.

List Price = $181.95  | CengageBrain Price = $181.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $136.50

Therapeutic Communications for Health Care  (ISBN-10: 1418032646 | ISBN-13: 9781418032647)

This is your comprehensive guide for the most important component of the relationship between caregiver and patient: communication. Successful communication with patients can decrease patient anxiety, increase patient compliance, and result in a positive experience for all involved. This book focuses on the therapeutic response to specific situations and client needs, with examples of both good and bad communication to help you communicate therapeutically and effectively in diverse health care settings.

List Price = $177.95  | CengageBrain Price = $177.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $133.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Alyson Honeycutt

Alyson Honeycutt, M.A., N.C.C., is a National Certified Counselor who holds a License in School Counseling from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction as well as advanced degrees from North Carolina State University at Raleigh and Appalachian State University. In addition to teaching parenting and literacy classes, she has taught students with emotional and behavioral disabilities. She also has served as an instructor in English at the college level and as a district-level behavior support coordinator in public schools.

Mary Elizabeth Milliken

Mary Elizabeth Milliken, B.S.N., M.S., Ed.D., 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 was 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. She graduated from Duke University School of Nursing, and her graduate study at North Carolina State University at Raleigh concentrated on both education and psychology. Since 1974 Dr. Milliken has followed the emerging holistic health movement, attending numerous workshops and conferences in which holistic concepts and complementary healing modalities were presented. In addition, she completed the curriculum sequence and certification requirements of Healing Touch International, Inc.