Psychology for Medicine and Healthcare (häftad)
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SAGE Publications Ltd
de Visser, Richard
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Psychology for Medicine and Healthcare (häftad)

Psychology for Medicine and Healthcare

Häftad Engelska, 2017-12-27
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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.
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The second edition of Psychology for Medicine is an authoritative and important update that broadens its scope to reflect the contemporary evidence-base, and which uses meaningful case studies to illustrate key concepts and theories. It will be a valuable resource for all healthcare practitioners.

The second edition of Psychology for Medicine is another well written and much needed resource for students studying medicine. This edition has a broader application to health (depth and breadth of theory and application) for a range of healthcare professionals. The topics covered are all relevant from the foundations of defining what we mean by “health” to more complex theories of behaviour change, motivation health, illness and disease. The text offers a great source of information but is also creative in its application through the use of clinical notes, case studies and revision questions to consolidate learning.

Whilst I appreciate this textbook is aimed at healthcare professionals, I rely on it as one of three core texts for an introductory undergraduate health psychology module. What I like about this welcome second edition is the inclusion of ‘healthcare’ in the title and material in chapter 17 that engages with evidence based medicine/practice and embeds the need for critical appraisal skills in contemporary healthcare practice.

The well-thought out design of this text makes it accessible to a wide audience. Case-studies, clinical notes, and activities designed to enhance critical thinking make it relevant to HE students, psychologists in training, and other professionals with an interest in the psychological aspects of health and healthcare. 

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Susan is a psychologist specialising in perinatal mental health. She is based in the Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research at City, University of London. Susan is a chartered health psychologist and cognitive behaviour therapist. Her research examines women's mental health during pregnancy and after birth, with a particular focus on anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. Since obtaining her PhD from the University of London, Susan has worked at St. George's Hospital Medical School (London) and Brighton and Sussex Medical School (Sussex). Susan is author of Psychology for Medicine and Healthcare (2011, 2018) and editor of the Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine (2007, 2019). She has given numerous invited lectures and workshops and was awarded the Annual Lecturer Prize by the Society of Reproductive and Infant Psychology in 2012.

Richard de Visser

Richard teaches at Brighton & Sussex Medical School and in the School of Psychology at the University of Sussex, where has received awards for his individual and group teaching.  He was co-author of Psychology for Medicine (Sage, 2011). Richard completed a BSc in psychology at the University of Melbourne, and a PhD at the Australian Research centre in Sex, Health & Society. He completed post-doctoral work at Birkbeck College, University of London before moving to Sussex where he was Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer, and now Reader in Psychology.  Richards research interests span a broad range of topics in health psychology, including: sexuality and relationships; gender and health; alcohol use; use of health services; and cross-cultural analyses. He has expertise in qualitative and quantitative methods, intervention studies, and mixed-methods designs.


Psychology and Medicine Psychology and medicine What is Health? Why is Psychology Important? Different Approaches to Medicine PART ONE: PSYCHOLOGY AND HEALTH Motivation, Emotion and Health Motivation Motivation & Health Emotion Emotion & Health Stress and Health What is Stress? Stress & Health Stress in Medicine Managing Stress Symptoms and Illness Symptom Perception Pain Placebo & Nocebo Effects Illness Beliefs & Representations Health and Behaviour Predicting & Changing Health Behaviour Health Belief Model Theory of Planned Behaviour Transtheoretical Model PRIME Theory Chronic Illness, Death and Dying Chronic Illness Psychological Intervention Death & Dying Death & Medical Practice PART TWO: BASIC FOUNDATIONS OF PSYCHOLOGY Brain and Behaviour Components & Organisation of the Nervous System Communication Between Neurons Structure of the Brain & Central Nervous System Control of Movement Sleep, Consciousness & Biological Clocks Psychosocial development across the Lifespan Childhood Adolescence Adulthood Old Age Social Psychology Attitudes Self Pychology Individuals & Goups Aggression Prosocial Behaviour Learning, Perception and Memory Perception Attention Learning Memory PART THREE: BODY SYSTEMS Immunity and Protection Infection, Iflammation & Imunity Psychological Apects of Imune Dsorders Skin Cancer Cardiovascular and Respiratory Cardiovascular Health Respiratory Health Gastrointestinal Psychological Fctors & the GI Sstem Lifestyle & GI health GI Dsorders Reproduction and Endocrinology Reproduction Endocrine Disorders & Psychosocial Well-Being Genitourinary medicine Sexual Health Sexually Transmitted Infections Prostate & Testicular Cancer Urinary Incontinence & Renal Failure Psychiatry and neurology Psychiatry Diagnosis & Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders Neurological Disorders Neuropsychological Assessment & Rehabilitation PART FOUR: HEALTH CARE PRACTICE Evidence-Based Medicine Evidence-Based medicine Adherence to Treatment Doctor-Patient Communication Clinical Interviewing How We Communicate Clinical Interviewing Difficult Interviews Giving Bad News Psychological Intervention What is psychotherapy? Which Therapy is Best? Psychological Intervention in Medical Settings