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Highly Commended in the Psychiatry category of the British Medical Association Book Awards 2018

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 epigenetics
New examples of models of behaviour focusing on alcohol and smoking
A greater focus on the role of partners/family as specific sources of social support in various contexts
Increased coverage on NICE guidance
More 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 Medicine
Section I: Psychology and Health
Chapter 2: Motivation, Emotion and Health
Chapter 3: Stress and Health
Chapter 4: Symptoms and Illness
Chapter 5: Health and Behaviour
Chapter 6: Chronic Illness, Death, and Dying
Section II: Basic Foundations of Psychology
Chapter 7: Brain and Behaviour
Chapter 8: Psychosocial Development Across the Lifespan
Chapter 9: Social Psychology
Chapter 10: Perception, Attention, Learning, and Memory
Section III: Body Systems
Chapter 11: Immunity and Protection
Chapter 12: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Health
Chapter 13: Gastrointestinal Health
Chapter 14: Reproduction and Endocrinology
Chapter 15: Genitourinary Medicine
Chapter 16: Psychiatry and Neurology
Section IV: Healthcare Practice
Chapter 17: Evidence-Based Practice
Chapter 18: Clinical Interviewing
Chapter 19: Psychological Intervention


ISBN-13: 9781473969278
Publisher: Sage Publications Limited (SAGE Publications Ltd)
Publication date: December, 2017
Pages: 560
Weight: 1450g
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Subcategories: Psychology
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