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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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"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 NursingAbout the Author:
Sheila Payne is Lecturer in Psychology and Health at the University of Southampton and does research in palliative care, psychosocial oncology and health psychology.
Jan Walker is Reader in Health Studies in the School of Health Community Studies of King Alfred's College of Higher Education, Winchester. Her current research interest are in chronic pain and psychosocial outcomes in health care.
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