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Psychology for Nurses and the Caring Professions By Jan Walker

Psychology for Nurses and the Caring Professions

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What influences do psychological factors have in determining outcomes in health care? What are the different approaches within psychology which can be used to understand normal human functioning? This text takes account of the considerable changes that have taken place in health care education and in the delivery of health services.

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Psychology for Nurses and the Caring Professions by Jan Walker

What influences do psychological factors have in determining outcomes in health care? What are the different approaches within psychology which can be used to understand normal human functioning? The second edition of this text takes account of the considerable changes that have taken place in health care education and in the delivery of health services during the last ten years, as well as recent developments in health psychology.

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About Jan Walker


Dr Jan Walker is Senior Lecturer at University of Southampton. She is a health psychologist with a background in health visiting. Her research interests focus on chronic pain and well-being, particularly in later life. Sheila Payne is Professor of Palliative Care at the University of Sheffield. She is a health psychologist with a background in nursing. Sheila leads the Palliative and End-of-Life Research Group at the University of Sheffield. Her research agenda focuses on: psychological aspects of palliative and end-of-life care for older people, and psychological aspects of loss and bereavement. Dr Paula Smith is Lecturer at the University of Sheffield. She is a health psychologist with a background in community nursing. She has been involved in teaching aspects of applied psychology and health to both undergraduate and postgraduate nurses and health professionals. Her research interests are in psychological aspects of family caregiving in end-of-life situations within the community. Dr Nikki Jarrett is Lecturer at the University of Southampton. She is a health psychologist with a nursing background. She teaches psychology to both pre- and post- qualified student nurses. Her research interests are in cancer and palliative care and communication in the health care setting.

Table of Contents


Introduction to psychology - Understanding health and illness - Self concept and body image - Theories of learning - Perception, memory and patient information giving - Stress and coping Development and loss in social relationships - Pain - Social processes in health care delivery - Glossary of terms - Bibliography - Index.

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GOR001595248
Psychology for Nurses and the Caring Professions by Jan Walker
Jan Walker
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Open University Press
2004-08-28
232
0335214622
9780335214624
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