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?
- 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
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
7 Social aspects of ageing
2 Development of the person
9 Personality and health
10 Understanding learning
13 Memory problems
14 How does sexuality develop?
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
47 Clinical communication skills
48 Breaking bad news
50 Patient experience
51 Psychological preparation for surgery
6 Illness and disability
52 Heart disease
53 Malnutrition and obesity
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
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
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- © Elsevier 2019
- 29th November 2018
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Professor, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK Honorary Professor, School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK Visiting Professor, Nobel College, Pokhara University, Kathmandu, Nepal Visiting Professor, Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
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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