Health psychology is developing at a rapid pace, reflecting changes in consumer expectations and developments in the understanding of the effects of psychological processes on health. This book considers the processes that contribute to illness, such as stress, and existing health beliefs.
Health psychology is developing at a rapid pace, reflecting changes in consumer expectations and developments in the understanding of the effects of pyschological processes on health. This book considers those processes which contribute to illness, such as stress and existing health beliefs, and also how health carers can develop better psychological skills and more sensitivity. This book should be of interest to health professionals - doctors, general practitioners, clinical psychologists and nurses.
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Part 1 Processes: health beliefs and attributions, Theresa M.Marteau; stress and health, Peter Harvey; placebos - their effectiveness and modes of action, Phil Richard; the sick role and related concepts, Martin Willmot; improving patient's understanding, recall, satisfaction and compliance, Philip Ley; institutional versus client-centred care in general hospitals, Keith A.Nichols; caring - the costs to nurses and relatives, Susan P.Llewelyn; patients' contributions to the consultation, Elizabeth Robinson. Part 2 Applications: cardiac disorders, Christine Bundy; dermatology, Peter James; diabetes mellitus, Richard W.Shillitoe and D.W.Miles; psychological aspects of physical disability, Stephen Wilkinson; gastroenterology, Paul Bennet; general practice, the contribution of clinical psychology, Ian McPherson; geriatric medicine, Nicola Bradbury; gynaecology, Myra Hunter; psychological aspects of neurological illness, Louise Earll; emotional factors in hearing loss, Simon Jakes; obstetrics, Lorraine Sherr; paediatrics and childhood cancer, Nicola Whitehead; chronic pain, Aleda Erskine and Amanda C de C Williams; renal care, Clive G. Long; surgery, John Kincey; terminal care - using psychological skills with the terminally ill, Christine Wilson.
Health Psychology by Annabel Broome
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