Psychology and Sociology Applied to Medicine: An Illustrated Colour Text / Edition 2 available in Hardcover
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- Elsevier Health Sciences
This unique reference offers an integrated "behavioural science" approach to psychology and sociology as they relate to medicine. The 2nd Edition has been completely revised and updated to reflect all of today's trends, as well as suggestions from student readers. Each single topic is presented on double-page spread with a short case study followed by the appropriate clinical examination, diagnostic procedure, treatment, and prognosis. A wealth of illustrations, photographs, algorithms, radiological images, and summary boxes make the content exceptionally easy to grasp.
- Emphasizes the roles psychology and sociology as the "behavioral sciences".
Features case studies and "Stop/Think" boxes to encou>age critical thinking.
Uses illustrations and photographs to bring the text to life.
- Offers new coverage of death and dying, families and health, eating, body shape and health, and post-traumatic stress disorder and the biopsychosocial Updates the sections on understanding groups, with a focus on teamwork • new genetics • and aging.
With 23 additional contributing experts.
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 • Cognitivebehaviour 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.