Psychology for Medicine and Healthcare (2nd ed.)

by Susan Ayers,

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  • 9781473969278
  • 9781526416728
  • 9781526416735

Highly Commended in the Psychiatry category of the British Medical Association Book Awards 2018

Why is psychology important in healthcare practice? Each person is a unique mix of thoughts, emotions, personality, behaviour patterns, and their own personal history and experiences. Having a thorough understanding of the psychological aspects of medicine and health has become ever more important to ensure that patients receive excellent care and treatment.

The new edition is fully up to date with current practices and now includes:

  • New section on epigenetics
  • New examples of models of behaviour focusing on alcohol and smoking
  • A greater focus on the role of partners/family as specific sources of social support in various contexts  
  • Increased coverage on NICE guidance
  • More emphasis on psychological interventions

The new edition of this bestselling textbook continues to provide a comprehensive overview of the research, theory, application and current practices in the field and is essential reading for all medicine and healthcare students.

  • SAGE Publications; December 2017
  • ISBN: 9781526416728
  • Edition: 2
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Psychology for Medicine and Healthcare
  • Author: Susan Ayers; Richard de Visser
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781473969278
  • 9781526416728
  • 9781526416735

In The Press

The second edition of Psychology for Medicine is an authoritative and important update that broadens its scope to reflect the contemporary evidence-base, and which uses meaningful case studies to illustrate key concepts and theories. It will be a valuable resource for all healthcare practitioners.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781473969278
  • 9781526416728
  • 9781526416735