Editura Universitara Health Psychology - Applied Approaches - Volume VI - Psycho-traumatology & Psycho-oncology

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Publisher: Universitară

ISBN: 978-606-591-464-3

DOI: 10.5682/9786065914643

Publisher year: 2012

Edition: I

Pages: 232

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Health psychology is an extremely vast field of study, with profound implications in psychological practice in all areas of human and social life. This paper aims to provide those with additional training modern landmarks in this discipline. The set of volumes entitled “Health psychology - applied approaches - includes specialized studies, signed by Romanian authors, university teachers, practitioners from health organizations, but also young aspirants to a career in health. The objective of these publications is represented by the increase of the informative capital, the updating of the information within the university curriculum, the highlighting of some Romanian, international contributions, and, especially, of the personal contributions of the authors, capitalizing the current scientific interests and practical experience.

Both the studies in the volumes published in 2010 and those that will follow aim to cover general and specific topics in health psychology. In a review of the topics we mention the following topics: the need to study health psychology, models in health psychology (eg, biopsychosocial model), body systems (nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, etc.), diseases and psychology (in heart disease, diabetes, congestion, brain damage, arthritis, HIV, etc.), applications in specialized subfields (psychoendocrinology, psychoneuroimmunology, psychocardiology, etc.), promoting healthy behavior (eg, maintaining a healthy diet, weight control, sleep , smoking and alcoholism - psychological, social aspects, treatment strategies), patterns of behavior change, accident prevention, behavior and severe diagnoses, such as cancer, stress and determinants, illness, personality and coping, well-being, social and family support , couple, mental balance, the role of the psychologist in the therapy of sick people, answer emotional disorders in chronic diseases (denial, anxiety, depression), techniques for controlling thoughts, emotions or other maladaptive symptoms, pain and chronic disease management, pain psychotherapy (hypnosis, guided imagery, patient distraction, etc.), quality of life, psychological intervention in chronic disease, patient education, health promotion programs, methodological aspects (evaluation, measurement of health status and countless psycho-behavioral variables), challenges of research and applications of health psychology in certain existential settings (family, clinics, organizations , etc.), use of health services, interventions in hospitals or specialized units, hospitalization of children, preparation for medical interventions, characteristics of people working in the field of health, psychologist-patient communication, patient-doctor, analysis of costs necessary to run programs health etc.


To these topics are added modern contributions: the boundaries of psycho-behavioral normality, studies of healthy personality, positive personality, psychological aspects in brain pathologies, maladaptive phenomena, mental fragility in psychosomatic disorders, studies on family and partnership dynamics, activities and therapeutic relationships, current standards of practice in the field of health psychology, etc. The intention of the publisher, but also of the authors is to continue this editorial approach in the years to come, having the will to consolidate the training of applicants for employment in the field of health, but also of those who already work in these structures.
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Eugen Avram (editor) is a University Lecturer, Doctor of Psychology, Director of the Department of Psychology / University of Bucharest, specialist clinical psychologist at the Emergency Clinical Hospital "Bagdasar-Arseni". His specializations include (master studies): health management, cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, organizational psychology. He is the author and coordinator of 24 volumes in the field of health, neuropsychology, personality psychology and organizational psychology, 40 chapters in collective volumes, 35 studies in periodicals, 4 articles in ISI listed journals.

Claudia-Iuliana Draganescu is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist with training in cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy (at Babes-Bölyai University, Cluj-Napoca). Currently, a psychologist at the Williams Syndrome Association in Bucharest.

Ioan-Alexandru Haias is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist in cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy trained at Babes-Bölyai University, Cluj-Napoca, collaborating psychologist at Dr. "Pop Mircea" Hospital in Marghita, Bihor County.

Violeta-Daniela Heim is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist with training in cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy at the individual psychotherapy office in Cluj-Napoca.

Daniela Ionescu is a master's student in occupational health at the Faculty of Psychology / University of Bucharest and a master's student in cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy at Babes-Bölyai University, Cluj-Napoca.

Aurel G. Mohan is a neurosurgeon, PhD, University of Oradea, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy.

Cornel Mihalache primary neurosurgeon, doctor of medicine, head of the neurosurgery department at the Emergency Clinical Hospital “St. Andrei ”from Galati, head of works at the Faculty of Medicine,“ Dunarea de Jos ”University, Galati.

Dan A. Nica is a primary neurosurgeon, doctor of medicine, Emergency Clinical Hospital "St. Pantelimon ”from Bucharest.

Andrada Parvu is a hematologist, doctor of medical sciences, trainer for adult education, psychological counseling, communication, training of trainers, professional guidance of young people. He is the founder of the Psychological Support Group for patients with hemopathy, which has been running in the Cluj Hematology Clinic since 2005.

Horia Ples is a primary neurosurgeon, doctor of medicine, head of neurosurgery UMF Timisoara, head of the neurosurgery department Timisoara, President of the Imaging Diagnostic Center "Neuromed" Timisoara, President of the Association of Private Ambulance Services in Romania.

Horia Ples
COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTIONS IN MINOR CRANIO-CEREBRAL TRAUMATIC INJURIES / 7
Cornel Mihalache
DEPRESSION IN SURVIVORS OF CRANIO-CEREBRAL TRAUMA / 31
Horia Ples
CARE OF PATIENTS WITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES - THE IMPACT ON THE FAMILY / 53
Aurel G. Mohan
PAIN IN HUMBAR DISC HERNIATION - EFFECTS ON PROFESSIONAL LIFE / 73
Aurel G. Mohan
COMPLICATIONS IN LUMBAR DISC HERNIATION SURGERY / 95
Daniela Ionescu
PREDICTORS OF ADAPTATION DIFFICULTIES IN PATIENTS WITH LUMBAR DISC HERNIATION / 115
Dan A. Nica
CEREBRAL TUMORS - PSYCHO-MEDICAL ASPECTS / 127
Claudia-Iuliana Draganescu, Ioan-Alexandru Haias & Violeta-Daniela Heim
BREAST CANCER - THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK AND PSYCHOSOCIAL INTERVENTIONS / 147
Horia Ples & Cornel Mihalache
QUALITY OF LIFE IN CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE BRONCHOPNEUMOPATHY / 169
Andrada Parvu
THE ROLE OF THE SUPPORT GROUP IN THE PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT OF PATIENTS WITH MALIGNANT DIAGNOSIS / 189
Eugen Avram
ETHICAL AND MEDICO-LEGAL PRECAUTIONS IN CLINICAL ACTIVITY / 221

Health psychology is an extremely vast field of study, with profound implications in psychological practice in all areas of human and social life. This paper aims to provide those with additional training modern landmarks in this discipline. The set of volumes entitled “Health psychology - applied approaches - includes specialized studies, signed by Romanian authors, university teachers, practitioners from health organizations, but also young aspirants to a career in health. The objective of these publications is represented by the increase of the informative capital, the updating of the information within the university curriculum, the highlighting of some Romanian, international contributions, and, especially, of the personal contributions of the authors, capitalizing the current scientific interests and practical experience.

Both the studies in the volumes published in 2010 and those that will follow aim to cover general and specific topics in health psychology. In a review of the topics we mention the following topics: the need to study health psychology, models in health psychology (eg, biopsychosocial model), body systems (nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, etc.), diseases and psychology (in heart disease, diabetes, congestion, brain damage, arthritis, HIV, etc.), applications in specialized subfields (psychoendocrinology, psychoneuroimmunology, psychocardiology, etc.), promoting healthy behavior (eg, maintaining a healthy diet, weight control, sleep , smoking and alcoholism - psychological, social aspects, treatment strategies), patterns of behavior change, accident prevention, behavior and severe diagnoses, such as cancer, stress and determinants, illness, personality and coping, well-being, social and family support , couple, mental balance, the role of the psychologist in the therapy of sick people, answer emotional disorders in chronic diseases (denial, anxiety, depression), techniques for controlling thoughts, emotions or other maladaptive symptoms, pain and chronic disease management, pain psychotherapy (hypnosis, guided imagery, patient distraction, etc.), quality of life, psychological intervention in chronic disease, patient education, health promotion programs, methodological aspects (evaluation, measurement of health status and countless psycho-behavioral variables), challenges of research and applications of health psychology in certain existential settings (family, clinics, organizations , etc.), use of health services, interventions in hospitals or specialized units, hospitalization of children, preparation for medical interventions, characteristics of people working in the field of health, psychologist-patient communication, patient-doctor, analysis of costs necessary to run programs health etc.


To these topics are added modern contributions: the boundaries of psycho-behavioral normality, studies of healthy personality, positive personality, psychological aspects in brain pathologies, maladaptive phenomena, mental fragility in psychosomatic disorders, studies on family and partnership dynamics, activities and therapeutic relationships, current standards of practice in the field of health psychology, etc. The intention of the publisher, but also of the authors is to continue this editorial approach in the years to come, having the will to consolidate the training of applicants for employment in the field of health, but also of those who already work in these structures.

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