The new edition of this bestselling textbook continues to provide a comprehensive overview of the research, theory, application and current practices in the field and now includes new section on epigenetics, more emphasis on psychological interventions and increased coverage on NICE guidance.
With nine new and expanded chapters, his fifth edition takes a critical approach and places Health Psychology in a real-world context, enabling students to understand how public policy, theory and research can influence communities and individuals alike.
The book integrates psychological theory with the practice of health and clinical psychology in the hospital and in the broader context of health care. It considers both clinical interventions and those of a non-clinical nature that also impact on patients and health-care workers.
This text is an introduction to psychological concepts for all those studying the subject in relation to health care for the first time. The importance of understanding psychological theory in order to provide appropriate patient care is underlined throughout.
Series Information An interactive approach to learning, this series provides everything a student needs for Foundation studies across healthcare disciplines. Written by an appropriate specialist in a non-technical style. Key features of the text demonstrate how theory has a practical application, as well as testing student's knowledge.
Psychodynamic tackles issues central to human experience including how our relationship with our parents affects our adult relationships, why men and women are different and why we dream. This title provides a review of the major psychodynamic theories and their practical applications.
This book argues for the importance of theoretical explanations that inform investigations of the social context of daily life, the social relations that affect opportunities for healthy lives, and the needs of communities.
What is health psychology? Do states of mind influence health? How do people cope with illness and poor health? How does the relationship between an individual and the society around them affect their health? This work provides a critical examination of the field of health psychology.
Presenting twelve practices for bringing creativity into human endeavors, this work provides a sense of the powerful role that the notion of possibility can play in various aspects of life. Through stories, parables, and personal anecdotes, it invites us to become passionate communicators, leaders, and performers.
This is an up-to-date presentation of areas of psychology relevant to health care students, nurses and health care professionals (health visitors, physiotherapists, midwives, speech therapists and others).
As many as a third of people visiting their GP have symptoms that are medically unexplained. In most, an emotional root is suspected. We accept our hearts can flutter with excitement and our brows can sweat with nerves, but in the very real world of psychosomatic illness, the author finds the secrets we are all capable of keeping from ourselves.
Examines the importance of psychological care for ill and injured people. This book gives practical advice to develop health professionals' personal clinical practice by providing a guide to the organization of psychological care and 'coaching' in the essential skills. It is suitable for health care professionals who have regular patient contact.
Explores how attachment-based ideas can be used in clinical practice. This book shows how to use these ideas through the integrated approach of 'attachment narrative therapy'. It is suitable for a range of mental health professionals, including, family therapists, child, adolescent and adult psychotherapists, and clinical psychologists.
A handbook for surviving and succeeding during the teen years. It contains lessons on the nature of friendship and love, the importance of belief in the future and the value of respect for yourself and others. It also deals with tough issues like death, suicide and the loss of love.
Offers a complete overview of the issues associated with substance misuse from an interdisciplinary perspective. This book begins by providing a reference guide to the different psychoactive substances, looking at the biological and psychological impact of their use.
Mapped to course requirements and exploring bio-social, developmental and life-style factors in relation to physical and psychological disturbances, Health Psychology is an indispensable companion for undergraduate and postgraduate students in psychology, health sciences, nursing and education students.
Offers a collection of inspirational, honest and heartfelt letters from authors, bloggers and Mind ambassadors to an imagined stranger. This book offers a look into different interpretations of happiness, and how despite sometimes seeming unobtainable happiness can, in the smallest of ways, become and achievable goal.