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“This book is a 'must' for degree level nursing and other health care students ... provides an excellent introduction to psychology for anyone working in social care, but is detailed enough for psychology graduates who left the subject behind some years ago ... could make a real difference to people's lives who are on the delivery or receiving end of health care ... ".
This bestselling book introduces students and practitioners to psychological knowledge and understanding, and helps them to apply sound psychological principles in clinical contexts.
The text has been comprehensively updated to include new theoretical concepts and contemporary research. It provides clear and concise descriptions of psychological theories, research-based evidence, and practical examples of applications across the lifespan in different health and social care settings.
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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:
Jan Walker worked as a health visitor for eight years before taking a degree in psychology and then a PhD which focused pain in later life. Working as a university lecturer and reader, she taught psychology on a wide range of courses for nurses, allied health, medical and social care professionals, from introductory to masters level. She has held honorary contracts with several pain clinics, helping individuals to identify goals and resources for self management. She has conducted, supervised and published research on the lived experience of chronic pain and other chronic conditions. Jan is currently a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the University of Southampton where she works closely with the Complementary Medicine Research Unit.
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Book Description Open Univ Pr, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 3rd edition. 275 pages. 9.50x7.00x1.00 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 0335223850