Psychology and Sociology Applied to Medicine

Psychology and Sociology Applied to Medicine

An Illustrated Colour Text

4th Edition - November 29, 2018

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  • Authors: Edwin van Teijlingen, Gerry Humphris
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702062995
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702062988

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Now in its fourth edition, this definitive and popular introduction to human behaviour in the context of health and illness includes three new chapters, many new contributors and a new co-editor. It is arranged in nine sections to cover the core concepts of psychology and sociology as they apply to medicine. The life cycle Development of the person Society and health Preventing illness and promoting health Illness, behaviour and the doctor-patient encounter Illness and disability Coping with illness and disability Hoe do health services work How do you fit into all this?

Key Features

  • Topics presented as self-contained double-page spreads.
  • Cases throughout to reinforce understanding of important concepts.
  • Boxes and discussion points throughout.
  • The authors comprise psychologists, sociologists and doctors.
  • Highly illustrated

Table of Contents

  • 1 The life cycle

    1 The biopsychosocial model

    2 Pregnancy and childbirth

    3 Reproductive issues

    4 Development in early infancy

    5 Childhood and child health

    6 Adolescence

    7 Social aspects of ageing

    8 Bereavement

    2 Development of the person

    9 Personality and health

    10 Understanding learning

    11 Perception

    12 Emotions

    13 Memory problems

    14 How does sexuality develop?

    15 Intelligence

    16 Development of thinking

    3 Society and health

    17 Understanding groups

    18 Concepts of health, illness and disease

    19 Measuring health and illness

    20 Changing patterns of health and illness

    21 Social class and health

    22 Gender and health

    23 LGBT health

    24 Ethnicity and health

    25 Quality of life

    26 Media and health

    27 Housing, homelessness and health

    28 Work and health

    29 Unemployment and health

    30 Labelling and stigma

    4 Preventing illness and promoting health

    31 Perceptions of risk and risk-taking behaviours

    32 What are disease prevention and health promotion?

    33 Health screening

    34 The social implications of the new genetics

    35 Health beliefs, motivation and behaviour

    36 Changing cognitions and behaviour

    37 Helping people to act on their intentions

    38 The social context of behavioural change

    39 Illegal drug use

    40 Alcohol use

    41 Smoking, tobacco control and doctors

    42 Eating, body shape and health

    5 Illness behaviour and the doctor-patient encounter

    43 Deciding to consult

    44 Seeing the doctor

    45 Placebo and nocebo effects

    46 Adherence

    47 Clinical communication skills

    48 Breaking bad news

    49 Self-care

    50 Patient experience

    51 Psychological preparation for surgery

    6 Illness and disability

    52 Heart disease

    53 Malnutrition and obesity

    54 HIV/AIDS

    55 Cancer

    56 Anxiety

    57 Depression

    58 Inflammatory bowel disease

    59 Physical disability

    60 Learning disability

    61 Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

    62 Diabetes mellitus

    63 What is stress?

    64 Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

    65 Death and dying

    7 Coping with illness and disability

    66 Counselling

    67 Urban nature, health and wellbeing

    68 Coping and adaptation

    69 Cognitive-behavioural therapy

    70 Coping with illness and disability

    71 Palliative care

    72 Complementary therapies

    73 The management of pain

    8 How do health services work?

    74 Organizing and funding health care

    75 Assessing needs

    76 Setting priorities and rationing

    77 Community care

    78 Health: a global perspective

    79 Health: a rural perspective

    9 How do you fit into all this?

    80 Medical students’ experience

    81 Life as a trainee doctor

    82 The profession of medicine



Product details

  • No. of pages: 193
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: November 29, 2018
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702062995
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702062988

About the Authors

Edwin van Teijlingen

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK, Honorary Professor, School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, UK Visiting Professor, Nobel College, Pokhara University, Kathmandu, Nepal, Visiting Professor, Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Gerry Humphris

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Medical School, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, UK, Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Edinburgh Cancer Centre, NHS Lothian, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK

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