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Child health psychology : a biopsychosical perspective

Author: Julie M Turner-Cobb
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With a perspective designed to both inform and to challenge, this stimulating textbook introduces students to the central relevance and many applications of child health psychology.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julie M Turner-Cobb
ISBN: 144629689X 9781446296899 9781446293386 1446293386 9781526401564 1526401568
OCLC Number: 960710872
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 340 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Part One. an Introduction To Child Health And Well-Being --
1. Introduction: What Is Child Health Psychology? --
2. Defining Health, Illness and Well-Being --
3. Research Methods and Ethical Issues --
4. The Influence of Prenatal Exposure to Stress --
5. The Experience of Stress During Childhood --
Part Two. The Experience of Acute and Chronic Illness During Childhood --
6. The Experience of Acute Illness in Childhood --
7. The Experience of Chronic Illness in Childhood --
8. Terminal Illness and Survivorship Issues --
9. The Experience of Pain in Childhood --
10. The Experience of Parental Illness and Death --
11. Summary and the Way Ahead Part One. an Introduction To Child Health And Well-Being --
1. Introduction: What Is Child Health Psychology? --
Definition of child health psychology --
The psychosocial context of child health --
The developmental context of child health --
The mind-body link: from medieval to moder-day views --
The mind-body connection in modern times --
Health-related behaviour and social cognition models --
The changing face of health threats --
Communicating health --
2. Defining Health, Illness and Well-Being --
Definitions of health and illness --
Stress and coping: chronic versus acute stress --
The relevance of cognitive and social development in health and illness --
How can psychosocial factors influence physical health? --
Biological responses to stress --
How can the immune system be influenced by HPA axis regulation? --
Psychobiological theories of stress and coping --
Resiliency factors and individual differences --
3. Research Methods and Ethical Issues --
Measurement of psychosocial factors --
Mixed methods --
Psychobiological research methods --
Immune markers of stress --
Neurotransmitter and endocrine markers of stress --
Measuring health outcome in children --
The laboratory/experimental research setting --
Naturalistic settings and field research --
Ethical issues and communication in health research with children --
4. The Influence of Prenatal Exposure to Stress --
Terms, definitions and developmental periods in pregnancy --
The normal basal maternal endocrine environment during pregnancy --
The stress response during pregnancy --
Effects of prenatal stress on the fetus in utero --
Effects of prenatal stres on birth outcome --
Effects of prenatal stress on infant and child development --
Prenatal stress effects in the adolescent years and into adulthood --
Interventions to reduce prenatal stress and subsequent effects --
The maternal perspective and a link to immune effects --
5. The Experience of Stress During Childhood --
The Experience of Stress in Healthy Children --
The Contributions of Temperament, Individual Difference and quality of childcare --
Effects of severe or toxic stress, including post-traumatic stress disorder --
Family Environment and Intergenerational Transmission of Stress --
Health in adulthood and across the lifespan --
Communicating stress --
The longer-term outlook and opportunities for intervention Part Two. The Experience of Acute and Chronic Illness During Childhood --
6. The Experience of Acute Illness in Childhood --
Defining acute illness --
The relevance of illness cognitions in acute childhood illness --
Coping with acute illness in childhood --
Medical procedures and hospitalization in acute childhood illness --
7. The Experience of Chronic Illness in Childhood --
Defining chronic illness --
The prevalence of chronic illness --
The impact of chronic illness: the stress context --
The relevance of illness cognitions in chronic childhood illness --
Coping and adaptation in chronic childhood illness --
Parental coping in chronic childhood illness --
Interventions in chronic childhood illness --
Medical procedures and hospitalization in chronic childhood illness --
8. Terminal Illness and Survivorship Issues --
ildhood palliative care and terminal illness --
The Challenge of Surviving Childhood Illness --
Physical, medical or late effects in the survival of childhood illness --
The psychosocial experience in the survival of childhood illness --
Psychosocial interventions for survivors of childhood cancer --
Implications for the life-course perspective --
9. The Experience of Pain in Childhood --
The biopsychosocial approach to the experience of pain --
The pain experience in children and analgesic management of pain --
The prevalence of pain and disability in children --
Cognitive, behavioural and emotional factors in coping with pain --
The role of early life pain experience on subsequent pain --
Psychosocial interventions in acute and chronic pain --
10. The Experience of Parental Illness and Death --
The child as carer --
Coping and adjustment: the impact of caregiving on the young carer --
Interventions to lessen the negative impacts on young carers --
Dealing with issues of death and dying --
Bereavement services for children --
11. Summary and the Way Ahead --
Summary of Health Risks and Resiliency Factors --
Promoting and Maintaining Health --
Psychosocial factors and issues in child health not mentioned --
The role of health psychology in future child health.
Responsibility: Julie M. Turner-Cobb.

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