Why is psychology important in healthcare practice? Each person is a unique mix of thoughts, emotions, personality, behaviour patterns, and their own personal history and experiences. Having a thorough understanding of the psychological aspects of medicine and health has become ever more important to ensure that patients receive excellent care and treatment.
The new edition is fully up to date with current practices and now includes;
New section on epigeneticsNew examples of models of behaviour focusing on alcohol and smokingA greater focus on the role of partners/family as specific sources of social support in various contexts Increased coverage on NICE guidanceMore emphasis on psychological interventions
The new edition of this bestselling textbook continues to provide a comprehensive overview of the research, theory, application and current practices in the field and is essential reading for all medicine and healthcare students.
Chapter 1: Psychology and MedicinePart 1: Psychology and HealthChapter 2: Motivation, Emotion and HealthChapter 3: Stress and HealthChapter 4: Symptoms and IllnessChapter 5: Health and BehaviourChapter 6: Chronic Illness, Death and DyingPart 2: Basic Foundations of PsychologyChapter 7: Brain and BehaviourChapter 8: Psychosocial development across the LifespanChapter 9: Social PsychologyChapter 10: Learning, Perception and MemoryPart 3: The Body SystemsChapter 11: Immunity and ProtectionChapter 12: Cardiovascular and RespiratoryChapter 13: GastrointestinalChapter 14: Reproduction and EndocrinologyChapter 15: Genitourinary medicineChapter 16: Psychiatry and neurologyPart 4: Health Care PracticeChapter 17: Evidence-Based MedicineChapter 18: Clinical InterviewingChapter 19: Psychological Intervention