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Placebo effect

Analyze the Placebo Effect. How does it work? Include a summary of Patient Characteristics, Situational Determinants and Social Norms in your response.

Treatment options for Clinical Pain are included.

Consider the following three cases of clinical pain: o Case 1: Various types of pain from a below-the-knee amputation resulting from diabetic neuropathy o Case 2: Acute pain from an abdominal hysterectomy o Case 3: Chronic headaches (non-migraine)  Comment on whether surgical, pharmaceutical, behavioral, and cognitiv

Best and Worst Healthcare Systems

I am being asked to compare the healthcare system and management options of the United States with any other country. I have to select one feature from each country's system that in your opinion is the most effective in providing comprehensive patient care. In addition, find one feature from each that is the least effective (

Critical and creative thinking in obedience and compliance studies

1. Have you ever changed a strongly held attitude? What caused the change for you? 2. Do you believe that you are free of prejudice? After reading this chapter, which of the many factors that cause prejudice do you think is most important to change? 3. How do Milgram's results - particularly the finding that the r

Optimism and Health

Find a peer reviewed article which discusses the effects of optimism on physical and psychological health. (You may need to find two articles in order to cover both the physical and psychological areas) Summarize the article (articles) and state your opinion on the validity of the study or studies.

Coping styles and psychological preparation methods are discussed.

This case study is assessed: "Gerry is a tall and lean 64-year-old male pacing the floor at the cardiologist's office. He has been experiencing severe chest tightness and shortness of breath for several days, but has not told his wife because her father recently passed away from a massive heart attack. She is still mournin

Health and Health care - Community

1. To what degree and in what ways does Psychology think about health and health care? 2. Can you give me several examples? Thanks. I prefer a long answer/explanation, rather than a brief one-sentence answer.