Health psychology – the intersection of health and behavior; focuses on the factors that promote health, including helping people cope with injury or chronic illness
Integrated health care – approach to healthcare involving primary care, behavioral or mental health, and other relevant services; emphasis is on collaboration and communication between multiple care providers
Informed consent – a legal and ethical term defined as the process of a client agreeing to a proposed intervention after understanding of the relevant facts, risks and benefits, and available alternatives involved
Dissertation – a long essay or book on a specific subject; often a requirement of a PhD program or doctorate,
Normalizing – therapeutic technique used to help someone feel that their experiences are “normal” or common
Self-disclosure – when a therapist shares something personal about themselves in therapy
We introduced an exciting facet of the mental health field in today’s episode. Learn more about health psychology here.
50/50 focuses on how Adam copes with a diagnosis of cancer- read more about what the American Cancer Society recommends for individuals and loved ones coping with cancer.
Another major theme of the movie is how Adam’s friends and family cope with his diagnosis. Check out this article about the importance of social support in coping with cancer.