Psychology and Sociology Applied to Medicine

3rd Edition

An Illustrated Colour Text

Authors:

  • Charles Abraham
  • Beth Alder
  • Michael Porter
  • Edwin van Teijlingen
  • Edwin van Teijlingen
  • Table of Contents

    The life cycle

    The biopsychosocial model. Pregnancy and childbirth. Reproductive issues. Development in early infancy. Childhood and child health. Adolescence. Adulthood and middle age. Social aspects of ageing. Bereavement.

    Development of the person

    Personality and health. Understanding learning. Perception. Emotions. Memory problems. How does sexuality develop? Intelligence. Development of thinking.

    Society and health

    Understanding groups. Concepts of health, illness and disease. Measuring health and illness. Changing patterns of health and illness. Social class and health. Gender and health. Ethnicity and health. Quality of life. Media and health. Housing, homelessness and health. Work and health. Unemployment and health. Labelling and stigma.

    Preventing illness and promoting health

    Perceptions of risk and risk-taking behaviours. What is prevention? What are the objectives of health promotion? Health screening. The social implications of the new genetics. Health beliefs, motivation and behaviour. Changing cognitions and behaviour. Helping people act on their intentions. The social context of behavioural change. Illegal drug use. Alcohol use. Smoking, tobacco control and doctors. Eating, body shape and health.

    Illness behaviour and the doctor-patient encounter

    Deciding to consult. Seeing the doctor. Placebo and nocebo effects. Patient adherence. Communication skills. Breaking bad news. Self-care and the popular sector. The experience of hospitals. Psychological preparation for surgery.

    Illness and disability

    Heart disease. HIV/AIDS. Cancer. Anxiety. Depression. Inflammatory bowel disease. Physical disability. Learning disability. Post-traumatic stress disorder. Diabetes mellitus. Stress and health. Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Death and dying.

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    Details

    No. of pages:
    192
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2009
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Churchill Livingstone
    Print ISBN:
    9780443067877
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780702048203