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Psychology for Medicine By Susan Ayers

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Psychology for Medicine by Susan Ayers

"As the fundamental importance of psychological aspects of medical practice becomes ever more evident, and a correspondingly greater knowledge of psychology is required of medical graduates, books like this one must become essential reading for all medical students."
- Michael Sharpe MD, FRCP FRCPsych, Professor of Psychological Medicine, University of Edinburgh

"It's a great textbook, the application to Medicine is nicely outlined and the case studies illustrating the points further are brilliant. It's easy to read and follow and really highlights the importance of Psychology in Medicine. I will definitely be recommending this text to my students!"
- Dr Harbinder Sandhu, Health Psychology Institute of Clinical Education, University of Warwick

This first-of-its-kind, comprehensive textbook covers all the psychology an undergraduate medical student needs to know. The authors show the importance of applied psychological theory and evidence to medicine, and offer enough depth on the subject to span an entire degree.

Split into four sections, the book is a unique mix of psychological theory and evidence with implications for clinical practice, clinical tips and case studies.
  • Psychology and Health: covers core topics such as stress, symptom perception, health behaviour and chronic illness.
  • Basic Foundations of Psychology: explores areas of biological, developmental, cognitive and social psychology relevant to medicine.
  • Body Systems: psychological research specific to body systems, including cardiovascular, respiratory, gastro-intestinal, immunology and reproduction.
  • Health-Care Practice covers clinical skills and practice, including chapters on evidence-based medicine, communication skills and psychological intervention.

With a full colour text design, each chapter follows the same accessible format which includes summaries, learning objectives, case studies, research examples, applications to clinical practice, further reading and short answer questions. They include the latest psychological theory and research evidence.

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As the fundamental importance of psychological aspects of medical practice becomes ever more evident, and a correspondingly greater knowledge of psychology is required of medical graduates by bodies such as the UK General Medical Council, books like this one must become essential reading for all medical students. -- Michael Sharpe MD, FRCP FRCPsych,
A welcome text that fulfills a niche for books on behavioural and social sciences written for medical students. Other books provide an introductory overview but a more detailed textbook is needed which clearly demonstrates a contemporary evidence base for the role of psychology in medicine. The book achieves this. The systems based approach and the focus on psychological skills are also welcomed. -- Judith Anne Rock???
It's a great textbook, the application to Medicine is nicely outlined and the case studies illustrating the points further are brilliant. It's easy to read and follow and really highlights the importance of Psychology in Medicine. I will definitely be recommending this text to my students! -- Dr Harbinder Sandhu???
At last, a good comprehensive textbook on psychology for medical students. I'll be sure to recommend this to my students. -- Katie Lock???

About Susan Ayers


Susan Ayers Susan is a psychologist specialising in wellbeing and mental health during pregnancy and after birth. She is a professor at City, University of London in the School of Health Sciences, a chartered health psychologist and cognitive behaviour therapist. Since obtaining her PhD from the University of London, Susan worked at St. George's Hospital Medical School (London) and Brighton and Sussex Medical School (Sussex) before moving to City, University of London. Susan is co-author of Psychology for Medicine (2011), and Psychology for Medicine and Healthcare (Sage, 2017) 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. Dr Richard de Visser has been working in the fields of health psychology and public health for 25 years. He is Reader in Psychology at Brighton & Sussex Medical School and 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) and Psychology for Medicine and Healthcare (Sage, 2017). Richard completed a BSc in psychology at the University of Melbourne, and a PhD at the Australian Research centre in Sex, Health & Society. He then undertook post-doctoral work at Birkbeck College, University of London before moving to Sussex. Richard's 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. He is lead- or co-author on over 130 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and his work is cited widely.

Table of Contents


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 & Bological Cocks Development across the Lifespan Childhood Adolescence Adulthood Old Age Social Context Attitudes Self Pychology Individuals & Goups Aggression Prosocial Bhaviour 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 Halth Respiratory Halth Gastrointestinal Psychological Fctors & the GI Sstem Lifestyle & GI health GI Dsorders Reproduction and Endocrinology Reproduction Endocrine Disorders & Psychosocial Well-Being Genitourinary Sexual Health Sexually Transmitted Infections Prostate & Testicular Cancer Urinary Incontinence & Renal Failure Psychiatry and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation 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 Do Psychologists Do? Which Therapy is Best? Psychological Intervention in Medical Settings

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GOR006040161
Psychology for Medicine by Susan Ayers
Susan Ayers
Used - Very Good
Paperback
SAGE Publications Inc
2010-12-14
552
1412946913
9781412946919
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