Psychology for Nurses and the Caring Professions (Social Science for Nurses & the Caring Professions)

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* What is psychology and how is it relevant to health care practice?
* What influences do psychological factors have in determining outcomes
in health care?
* What are the different approaches within psychology which can be used to
understand normal human functioning?

Psychology for Nurses and the Caring Professions is one of a series of texts which provide coherent and multi-disciplinary support for all professional groups involved in the provision of health and social care. It introduces students to a range of psychological theories and research, supported by evidence from health psychology. Applications are offered within a variety of health care settings, with an emphasis on health promotion and preventive care.

The authors draw upon their clinical, teaching and research experience to engage the student's interest through the use of case examples, special research-based topics and exercises for group discussion or individual study. The text has been carefully designed with the student in mind: a comprehensive reference list is provided at the end of the book, together with a glossary of terms. The text is illustrated throughout with diagrams, tables and graphs and suggestions for further reading are given at the end of each chapter.

Psychology for Nurses and the Caring Professions is a key textbook for all students undertaking diploma or degree level courses in nursing, health and social care.

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"A fascinating book which succeeds (where many do not!) inrelating psychology and health issues." - Journal of Community Nursing "...an excellent resource for undergraduatehealth care students." - Medical Teacher "The layout of each chapter will appeal to students because of clear introductions, exercises, case studies, focus on research, and the useful summaries and lists of further reading that conclude the chapter." - Journal of Interprofessional Care "This book is the complete reference guide, being readable and beautifully laid out." - The Therapist "...this book has enhanced the quality of my teaching, and enriched my students learning. I wholeheartedly recommend it to others in similar situations." - Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

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This volume introduces students to a range of psychological theories and research, supported by evidence from health psychology. Applications are offered within a variety of health-care settings, with an emphasis on health promotion and preventative care. The authors draw upon their clinical, teaching and research experience to engage the student's interest through the use of case examples, special research-based topics and exercises for group discussion or individual study. The text has been designed with the student in mind: a comprehensive reference list is provided at the end of the book, together with a glossary of terms. The text is illustrated throughout with diagrams, tables and graphs. This book is intended for all students undertaking diploma or degree-level courses in nursing, health and social care.

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