The military patient population, the demanding environment in which medical services are provided, and the rigors of the operational environment create a unique challenge for service members as well as military health care providers.
Within the military medical system, the subspecialty of clinical health psychology may provide patient care and consultation interventions necessary to meet the demands of the unique Army medical and military communities.
As funding and other resources decrease, military health psychologists can provide high-quality care to difficult-to-manage patients while increasing outcome efficacy and decreasing costs to the hospital.
This paper provides a definition of clinical health psychology and a description of its unique interventions and applications and how these unique skills augment medical services.
Moreover, we offer a conceptual model for an innovative health psychology program that will assist other military treatment facilities in designing programs to increase outcome efficacy and concurrently reduce costs and utilization of services.
Mots-clés Pascal : Programme sanitaire, Militaire, Schéma, Entraînement psychologique, Aspect philosophique, Conceptualisation, Intervention, Homme, Organisation santé, Psychologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sanitary program, Military, Scheme, Psychological training, Philosophical aspect, Conceptualization, Operation, Human, Public health organization, Psychology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0355717
Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 14/12/1999.