ISBN-10:
0443072957
ISBN-13:
9780443072956
Pub. Date:
09/09/2004
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Psychology and Sociology Applied to Medicine: An Illustrated Colour Text / Edition 2

Psychology and Sociology Applied to Medicine: An Illustrated Colour Text / Edition 2

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780443072956
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 09/09/2004
Series: Illustrated Colour Text Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.54(w) x 11.70(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

Emeritus Professor, Napier University, Edinburgh, UK

Senior Lecturer, General Practice Section, Division of Community Health Sciences, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh, UK

Professor of Psychology, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

Reader in Public Health, Dugald Baird Centre for Research on Women's Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK

Table of Contents

THE LIFE CYCLE

Pregnancy and childbirth • Reproductive issues • Development in early infancy • Childhood and child health • Adolescence • Adulthood and mid age • Aging • Bereavement.


DEVELOPMENT OF THE PERSON

What is personality? • Understanding learning • Perception • Memory and forgetting • Development of sexuality • Intelligence • Development of thinking.


SOCIETY AND HEALTH

Understanding groups •Concepts of health, illness and disease • Measuring health and illness • Changing patterns of health and illness • Social class and health • Gender and health • Ethnicity and health • Quality of life • Media and health • Aging, society and health • Housing, homeless and health • Work and health •Unemployment and health • Labeling and stigma.


PREVENTING ILLNESS AND PROMOTING HEALTH

What is prevention? • Medical screening • The social implications of the new genetics • Changing individual behaviour • The social context of behavioural change • Health promotion in medical practice • Illegal drugs • Alcohol problems • Smoking • Eating and its effect • Perceptions of risk and risk-taking behaviour.


ILLNESS BEHAVIOUR AND DOCTOR-PATIENT ENCOUNTER

Deciding to consult • Seeing the doctor • Placebo • Patient adherence • Communication skills • Breaking bad news • Self care and alternative treatment • The experience with hospitals • Psychological preparation for surgery.


ILLNESS AND DISABILITY

Heart disease • Social aspects of HIV/AIDS • Cancer • Anxiety • Depression • Inflammatory bowel disease • Physical disability • Learning disability • Post traumatic stress disorder • Diabetes • Stress and health • Respiratory • Death and dying.


COPING WITH ILLNESS AND DISABILITY

Counselling • Adaptation, coping and control • Stress management • Cognitive—behaviour therapy • Role of carers • Self-help groups • Palliative care • Complementary therapies • Management of pain • Health beliefs and health behaviour.


HOW DO HEALTH SERVICES WORK?

Organising and funding health care • Assessing needs • Setting priorities and rationing • Community care.


HOW DO YOU FIT INTO ALL THIS?

Medical students’ experience • Being a junior doctor • The profession of medicine.

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