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Handbook of Stress, Coping, and Health

Handbook of Stress, Coping, and Health
Implications for Nursing Research, Theory, and Practice

Second Edition
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December 2011 | 624 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Handbook of Stress, Coping, and Health
Implications for Nursing Research, Theory, and Practice, Second Edition

This unique and comprehensive handbook examines the various models of stress, coping, and health and their relevance for nursing and related health fields. Building on the first edition that has been highly praised for its analysis and critique of existing models and its discussion of new research surrounding self-regulation and stress, this Second Edition continues to provide a critical analysis of the field while providing up-to-date cutting-edge research. Under the expert editorship of Dr. Virginia Hill Rice, experienced scholars and practitioners present a broad range of issues and research that relate to stress and health, such as response-oriented stress; stimulus-oriented stress and transactional stress, coping, and health in children, adolescents, and attitudes.

Brenda Lyon
Chapter 1: Stress, Coping and Health: A conceptual overview
Virginia Rice
Chapter 2: Theories of Stress and Relationship to Health (Update)
Linda Janusek, Dina Cooper, Herbert Mathews
Chapter 3: Stress, Immunity, and Health Outcomes
Linda Janusek, Dina Cooper, Herbert Mathews
Chapter 4: Epigenetics and Stress: A Life Course Perspective
Jill Winters
Chapter 5: Physiological Measurement(s) of the Stress Response
Virginia Rice
Chapter 6: Major and Minor Life Stresses and Health Outcomes
Linda Weglicki, Neveen Awad
Chapter 7: Stress and Behavior: Coping via Information Technology
Martha Horsburgh, Alana Ferguson
Chapter 8: Salutogenesis: "Origins of health' and Sense of Coherence'
Virginia Rice
Chapter 9: Evolution of a Model of Stress, Coping, and Discrete Emotions
Nancy Ryan-Wenger, Vicki L. Wilson, Alexandra Broussard
Chapter 10: Stress, Coping, and Health in Children
Carolyn Garcia, Jessie Pintor
Chapter 11: Stress, Coping & Adolescent Health
Judith Cohen, Jill Tarule, Carol Vallett, Betty Rambur
Chapter 12: Stress and the Workplace: Theories and Models of Organizational Stress
Matthew Sorenson, Barbara Harris
Chapter 13: Personality Constructs as Mediators of Stress
Patricia Underwood
Chapter 14: Social Support: The Promise and the reality
Holli DeVon, Karen Saban
Chapter 15: Psychosocial and Biological Stressors and the Pathogenesis of Cardiovascular Disease
Elizabeth Roe, Alissa Chow-Firmage, Angelo Alonzo, Nancy Reynolds
Chapter 16: The Acute Myocardial Infarction Coping Model: A Midrange Theory
Anita Molzahn, Gail Low, Marilyn Plummer
Chapter 17: Quality of Life in relation to Stress and Coping
Edith Raleigh
Chapter 18: Hope and Hopelessness
Nancy Reynolds, Faith Martin, Rose Nanyonga, Angelo Alonzo
Chapter 19: Self-Regulation: The commonsense Model of Illness Representation
Debra Siela, Ann W. Wieseke
Chapter 20: Stress, Self-Efficacy, and Health
Merle Mishel, Cecilia Baron
Chapter 21: Stress, Uncertainty, and Health
Virginia Rice, Brenda Lyon
Chapter 22: Stress, Coping, Health and Nursing: The future
Key features



  • A broad theoretical model that provides direction for a more holistic view of stress, coping, and health, and points the way for future research and model building in nursing science (Chapter 22)
  • An overview of epigenetic and immune processes with examples of relevant research that exemplify their importance to the field of stress and to future examinations of health outcomes (Chapters 3 and 4)
  • Computer information technology and computer-mediated communications—including information systems, computerized behavioral programs, social networks, and e-health applications and how they help individuals to improve lifestyle behaviors that can play an important role in stress, coping, and health outcomes (Chapter 7)
  • Coverage of stress in the workplace, introducing the prevalent theories and models of organizational stress and highlighting both the positive and negative responses to stress (Chapter 12)
  • The relationship between psychosocial and biological stressors, physiological responses, and the development of cardiovascular disease, with a look at a new model to test these relationships (Chapter 15)
  • Cutting-edge research on quality of life and the dynamics between quality of life and stress and coping (Chapter 17)

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