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Essential Psychology for Nurses and Other Health Professionals By Graham Russell (University of Plymouth, UK)

Essential Psychology for Nurses and Other Health Professionals by Graham Russell (University of Plymouth, UK)

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Summary

This book is an introductory psychology text for students of nursing and health care. Each section includes learning outcomes, chapter summaries, illustrative scenarios, self-test questions and a guide to further reading.

Essential Psychology for Nurses and Other Health Professionals Summary

Essential Psychology for Nurses and Other Health Professionals by Graham Russell (University of Plymouth, UK)

This text examines the concepts which are fundamental to everyday nursing practice. Understanding how individuals function psychologically in health and illness is vital to providing appropriate care for all patients and clients.

Assuming no previous knowledge of the subject, the author explores the basis of individual psychology focusing on personality traits, beliefs systems, body-image and self-esteem. Periods of illness are seen as psychologically demanding events which individuals cope with in different ways. The book considers how we recognize and interpret the signs and symptoms of illness in ourselves, what influences the decision to seek help and whether or not we comply with advice from health professionals. The contribution of psychological factors to physical wellbeing is also examined and the link between psychological theory and patient care is examined throughout the book.

With scenarios and questions to help the reader apply the concepts to nursing practice Essential Psychology for Nurses provides an excellent introduction to the subject for pre-registration students and those studying psychological concepts in relation to health care.

Table of Contents

Introduction, PART ONE - UNDERSTANDING OURSELVES AND OTHERS, 1. Psychology in the context of Health and Illness, 2. The Self System, 3. The Development of Self in Childhood, 4. Evaluating and Protecting the Self, PART TWO - REACTIONS TO CHANGE, CHALLENGING EVENTS AND LOSS, 5. Stress, Appraisal and Coping, 6. Anxiety in Clinical Practice, 7. Anger and Agression in Clinical Practice, 8. Depression in Clinical Practice, 9. Dying, Bereavement and Loss, PART THREE - PROMOTING AND MAINTAINING HEALTH, 10. Health Protective Behaviour, 11. Compliance and Non-Compliance with Health Advice, PART FOUR - PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BODY AND MIND, 12. Psychophysiological Reactions to Acute and Chronic Stress, 13. Personality and Disease, 14. Psychological Perspectives on Pain, PART FIVE - PSYCHOLOGICAL FRAMEWORKS IN THE CONTEXT OF NURSING CARE, 15. Building and Applying a Psychological Framework in Clinical Practice.

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GOR010623822
9780415188883
0415188881
Essential Psychology for Nurses and Other Health Professionals by Graham Russell (University of Plymouth, UK)
Used - Well Read
Hardback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1999-11-30
248
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