Psychology: An Introduction for Health Professionals

Psychology: An Introduction for Health Professionals

1st Edition - July 24, 2019

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  • Authors: Patricia Barkway, Deb O'Kane
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780729542968

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Psychology: An Introduction for Health Professionals will appeal to the undergraduate nursing and health science student seeking to understand patient responses and behaviours to various diagnoses, interventions and health outcomes. Written by Patricia Barkway and Deb O'Kane, the text is divided into two sections. The first introduces essential concepts and theories of psychology in the context of human development across the lifespan. The second focuses on applying these concepts and theories to healthcare issues and practice.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Psychology: An Introduction
    2. Research Informed Practice
    3. Lifespan: The early years (birth to adolescence) 
    4. Lifespan: Middle and later years (adulthood to ageing)
    5. Health and health psychology
    6. The Social Context of behaviour
    7. Behaviour change
    8. Communication in healthcare practice
    9. Stress and coping
    10. Loss
    11. Pain
    12. Partnerships in health
    13. Health promotion
    14. Psychology in Practice

Product details

  • No. of pages: 458
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: July 24, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780729542968

About the Authors

Patricia Barkway

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer (Academic Status), College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia

Deb O'Kane

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia

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