Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare


Introduction to a wide variety of psychosocial issues, including mental and emotional disorders, substance abuse, violence/domestic violence, relevant public policies, access to care services, adjustment issues, and social supports via research and theoretical perspectives. Overview of the causes, signs/symptoms, and treatments of primary and co-occurring psychological disorders. Emphasis on specific aspects of healthcare provision for patients with psychological disorders, along with best practices for enhancing patients’ quality of care/quality of life through proper use of the curative and palliative models. Discussion of societal norms, values, stigma, isolation, grief, and social realities. As needed.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

SOC111; or