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Psychology for Medicine

By Susan Ayers and Richard de Visser

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This first-of-its-kind, comprehensive textbook covers all the psychology an undergraduate medical student needs to know. The authors show the importance of applied psychological theory and evidence to medicine, and offer enough depth on the subject to span an entire degree. This book is a unique mix of psychological theory and evidence with implications for clinical practice, clinical tips and case studies. After an introduction, the text is split into four key sections that suit all curricula: • Psychology and Health covers core health psychology topics such as stress, symptom perception, health behaviour and chronic illness • Basic Foundations of Psychology covers topics from biological, developmental, cognitive and social psychology that are relevant to medicine • Body Systems covers psychological research specific to body systems, including cardiovascular, respiratory, gastro-intestinal, immunology and reproduction • Healthcare Practice covers clinical skills and practice, including chapters on evidence-based medicine, communication skills and psychological intervention. With a full colour text design, each chapter follows the same accessible format which includes summaries, learning objectives, case studies, research examples, applications to clinical practice, further reading and short answer questions. They include the latest psychological theory and research evidence

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:sro.sussex.ac.uk:14194
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