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Psychology for Nurses and the Caring Professions By Sheila Payne

Psychology for Nurses and the Caring Professions
by Sheila Payne

Introduces students to a range of psychological theories and research, supported by evidence from health psychology. Case examples, special research-based topics and exercises are included for group discussion or individual study.
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Psychology for Nurses and the Caring Professions Summary


Psychology for Nurses and the Caring Professions by Sheila Payne

* What is psychology and how is it relevant to health care practice?
* 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?

Psychology for Nurses and the Caring Professions is one of a series of texts which provide coherent and multi-disciplinary support for all professional groups involved in the provision of health and social care. It introduces students to a range of psychological theories and research, supported by evidence from health psychology. Applications are offered within a variety of health care settings, with an emphasis on health promotion and preventive care.

The authors draw upon their clinical, teaching and research experience to engage the student's interest through the use of case examples, special research-based topics and exercises for group discussion or individual study. The text has been carefully designed with the student in mind: a comprehensive reference list is provided at the end of the book, together with a glossary of terms. The text is illustrated throughout with diagrams, tables and graphs and suggestions for further reading are given at the end of each chapter.

Psychology for Nurses and the Caring Professions is a key textbook for all students undertaking diploma or degree level courses in nursing, health and social care.

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Psychology for Nurses and the Caring Professions Reviews


"A fascinating book which succeeds (where many do not!) inrelating psychology and health issues." - Journal of Community Nursing "...an excellent resource for undergraduatehealth care students." - Medical Teacher "The layout of each chapter will appeal to students because of clear introductions, exercises, case studies, focus on research, and the useful summaries and lists of further reading that conclude the chapter." - Journal of Interprofessional Care "This book is the complete reference guide, being readable and beautifully laid out." - The Therapist "...this book has enhanced the quality of my teaching, and enriched my students learning. I wholeheartedly recommend it to others in similar situations." - Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

About Sheila Payne


Sheila Payne is an applied social scientist with a background in nursing. Over the last twenty years she has been involved in leading and contributing to research and teaching about research methods in palliative care. She has a special interest in end-of-life care for older people, family caregivers and bereavement support. She currently holds the Help the Hospices Chair in Hospice Studies based at the International Observatory on End of Life Care at Lancaster University, UK. She is also co-director of a large five year programme of collaborative research and development called the Cancer Experiences Collaborative. Sheila has published widely in academic and professional journals. Jan Walker worked as a health visitor for eight years before taking a degree in psychology and then a PhD which focused pain in later life. Working as a university lecturer and reader, she taught psychology on a wide range of courses for nurses, allied health, medical and social care professionals, from introductory to masters level. She has held honorary contracts with several pain clinics, helping individuals to identify goals and resources for self management. She has conducted, supervised and published research on the lived experience of chronic pain and other chronic conditions. Jan is currently a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the University of Southampton where she works closely with the Complementary Medicine Research Unit.

Table of Contents


Series editor's preface
Introduction to psychology
Understanding health and illness
Self concept and body image
Theories of learning
developments and applications
Perception, memory and patient information giving
Stress and coping
theory and application in health care
Development and loss in social relationships
Pain
Social processes in health care delivery
Glossary of terms
Bibliography
Index

Additional information

GOR001220647
Psychology for Nurses and the Caring Professions by Sheila Payne
Sheila Payne
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Open University Press
1995-12-01
240
0335194109
9780335194100
N/A
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