Psychology and Sociology Applied to Medicine: An Illustrated Colour Text

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Beth Alder
Churchill Livingstone, 2004 - Medical - 179 pages
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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.

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