Psychology for Medicine and Healthcare
- Susan Ayers - City University London, UK, City, University of London, UK
- Richard de Visser - University of Sussex, UK
This new edition of this bestselling textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the research, theory, application and current practices in the field, covering topics from epigenetics to social determinants of health and transdiagnostic approaches to mental health and everything in between. An essential read for all medicine and healthcare students, this text is now accompanied by a suite of online resources for all your learning needs.
The book is my bible! I teach UG medical students psychology (Years 1-5) and always use it as a key reference for most topics including: Stress and health; Developmental Psychology and Health; Chronic illness; Grief; Health behaviour and behaviour change etc. I think the book covers really well the key theoretical approaches relevant to medical students/future clinicians and makes excellent use of practical examples. It helps students apply psychological theory to clinical practice and makes psychology relevant to medics in an uncomplicated and sensitive way.
The context of this book is perfect for the students on two of the courses I teach Research Methods to, and for all other students in the university at this level of study.
An excellent book written in simple understandable language for students of healthcare profession to understand the psychological aspects. The important clinical notes along with the summary and research boxes and at the end of chapter a few revision question is very good.
- Main update is the addition of a comprehensive companion website with powerpoint slides, case studies and questions, MCQs and relevant journal articles
- Content wise the authors have:
- Revised all chapters with a clearer focus on psychological approaches to addressing the emotional/psychological elements of various conditions.
- Revised chapters on psychiatry and neuroscience, with an enhanced focus on a need to consider transdiagnostic approaches to mental health/illness.
- Increased the engagement with epigenetic processes.
- Within each chapter the research boxes have been revised so that wherever possible they focus on psychological interventions to show how psychology can be useful in treatment rather than simply as a way to understand aetiology.
- Expanded the coverage of social determinants of health and diversity.