Health Psychology: Process and Applications

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Nelson Thornes, 1995 - Psychology - 427 pages
This second edition has been updated to include new research material and areas of application in health psychology. New chapters address the context of health care provision, stress and cardiac disorders. The book presents theory first and application second, stressing the need to understand principles before putting psychology into practice. This text should appeal to health sciences practitioners.
 

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Contents

Health beliefs and attributions
3
Stress coping and physical health
21
their effectiveness and modes of action
35
the new opportunities
53
Improving patients understanding recall satisfaction and compliance
75
Institutional versus clientcentred care in general hospitals
99
the cost to nurses and familes
109
Patients contributions to the consultation
123
Disorders of the gut
225
Elderly care medicine
245
Gynaecology
261
Psychological aspects of neurological illness
283
Emotional factors in hearing loss
297
Behavioural paediatrics and childhood cancer
329
Chronic pain
353
Renal care
377

Cardiac disorders
141
Dermatology
167
Diabetes mellitus
187
Psychological aspects of physical disability
205
Surgery
391
Terminal care
405
Index
419
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