To Integrated Primary Care!
Integrated Primary Care is a new paradigm where a primary care physician works along side a primary care psychologist or other mental health professional. This is a model that is suddenly beginning to take hold in a large scale at a variety of sites across the country. There are two excellent recent books about this that you may wish to review, both of which are extremely important to the future of Health Psychology.
Also check out the following books in pertaining the role of psychology in Family Medicine:
Guilford Press: New York.
We have found Turk and Melzack's Handbook of Pain Assessment to be absolutely indispensable in both our clinical practice and our research endeavors. This work is somewhat technical and research oriented, and contains a wealth of psychometric information. Consequently, it is likely to be of most interest to psychologists. Lay persons or non-psychologists may find this book a difficult read though. For practicing health psychologists though, and especially persons who deal with patients who count pain as one of their symptoms, we give this book our highest recommendation.
Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Dr. Block has written the first truly comprehensive book on the role of psychological evaluations prior to surgery. Dr. Block's review of research on how psychological factors impact surgical outcome is the best we have seen. He goes on to lay out a systematic plan for performing presurgical evaluations. Persons in medical management or surgeons, as well as psychologists, will find the first chapters interesting. The latter part of the book is more technical, and intended for the psychologists, but nevertheless, an excellent book.More:
PSYCHOLOGY: The Genius Mind - Recognizing, Coping, and Healing Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) (ADHD, Mental Illness, Psychology Books, ADHD Adult) (Hyperactivity, ... Mental Illness Books, ADHD Children Book 1)
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