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.
48 new contributors
New co-editor, Gerry Humphris
3 new chapters:
Malnutrition and obesity
Urban nature health and well-being