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Health psychology for health care professionals

Author: Neil Niven
Publisher: Edinburgh : Churchill Livingstone, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"This book provides a readable introduction to health psychology and acknowledges that many of its readers will not have a background understanding of psychology. The emphasis is on health and health promotion: the stress and strain of everyday life, communicating effectively with patients and their families, understanding people's motivation to behave healthily or unhealthily. The book also explores examples of how  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Niven
ISBN: 0443059896 9780443059896
OCLC Number: 42913582
Description: x, 244 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Sect. 1. Process. 1. Interpersonal skills. 2. Attributions, prejudice and influence. 3. Attitudes and behaviour change --
Sect. 2. Content. 4. Psychobiological perspectives on pain and stress. 5. Life transitions and crises. 6. Health behaviour --
Sect. 3. Context. 7. Human development. 8. Ecology, environment and culture. 9. Organisational health.
Responsibility: Neil Niven.

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"This book provides a readable introduction to health psychology and acknowledges that many of its readers will not have a background understanding of psychology. The emphasis is on health and health promotion: the stress and strain of everyday life, communicating effectively with patients and their families, understanding people's motivation to behave healthily or unhealthily. The book also explores examples of how psychological models apply to illness and treatment."--BOOK JACKET. "Both students and qualified health care professionals, especially nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists, will find this book an accessible and relevant introduction to health psychology."--BOOK JACKET.

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