Psychology for Medicine

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9781412946919: Psychology for Medicine

This first of its kind comprehensive textbook covers all the psychology you need to know as an undergraduate medical student. The authors show the importance of applied psychological theory and evidence to medicine, and offer enough depth on the subject to span your entire degree. Psychology for Medicine is a unique mix of psychological theory and evidence with implications for clinical practice, clinical tips and case studies.

After an introduction, the text is split into four key sections that should suit all curricula:

  • Psychology and Health covers core health psychology topics such as stress, symptom perception, health behavior and chronic illness.
  • Basic Foundations of Psychology covers topics from biological, developmental, cognitive and social psychology that are relevant to medicine.
  • Body Systems covers psychological research specific to body systems, including cardiovascular, respiratory, gastro-intestinal, immunology and reproduction.
  • Healthcare Practice covers clinical skills and practice, including chapters on evidence-based medicine, communication skills and psychological intervention.

 

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About the Author:

Susan Ayers

Susan is a psychologist specialising in women’s wellbeing and mental health during pregnancy and after birth. She is a professor at City, University of London where she leads the Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research, and a visiting professor at the University of Sussex. Susan is a chartered health psychologist and cognitive behaviour therapist. Since obtaining her PhD from the University of London, Susan has worked at St. George′s Hospital Medical School (London) and Brighton and Sussex Medical School (Sussex). Susan is lead author of Psychology for Medicine (2011, 2017) and editor of the Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine (2007, 2018). She has given numerous invited lectures and workshops and was awarded the Annual Lecturer Prize by the Society of Reproductive and Infant Psychology in 2012.

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'As the fundamental importance of psychological aspects of medical practice becomes ever more evident, and a correspondingly greater knowledge of psychology is required of medical graduates by bodies such as the UK General Medical Council, books like this one must become essential reading for all medical students' -
"Michael Sharpe MD, FRCP FRCPsych, Professor of Psychological Medicine, Psychological Medicine Research""University of Edinburgh, UK"

'At last, a good comprehensive textbook on psychology for medical students. I'll be sure to recommend this to my students' -
"Katie Lock" "Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, UK"

'...a welcome text that fulfills a niche for books on behavioural and social sciences written for medical students. Other books provide an introductory overview but a more detailed textbook is needed which clearly demonstrates a contemporary evidence base for the role of psychology in medicine. The book achieves this. The systems based approach and the focus on psychological skills are also welcomed.'
"Judith Anne Rock""Undergraduate School of Medicine, Keele University, UK"

'It's a great textbook, the application to Medicine is nicely outlined and the case studies illustrating the points further are brilliant. It's easy to read and follow and really highlights the importance of Psychology in Medicine. I will definitely be recommending this text to my students!' -
"Dr Harbinder Sandhu""Health Psychology Institute of Clinical Education, " "University of Warwick"



As the fundamental importance of psychological aspects of medical practice becomes ever more evident, and a correspondingly greater knowledge of psychology is required of medical graduates by bodies such as the UK General Medical Council, books like this one must become essential reading for all medical students.--Michael Sharpe MD, FRCP FRCPsych,

A welcome text that fulfills a niche for books on behavioural and social sciences written for medical students. Other books provide an introductory overview but a more detailed textbook is needed which clearly demonstrates a contemporary evidence base for the role of psychology in medicine. The book achieves this. The systems based approach and the focus on psychological skills are also welcomed.--Judith Anne Rock

It's a great textbook, the application to Medicine is nicely outlined and the case studies illustrating the points further are brilliant. It's easy to read and follow and really highlights the importance of Psychology in Medicine. I will definitely be recommending this text to my students!--Dr Harbinder Sandhu

At last, a good comprehensive textbook on psychology for medical students. I'll be sure to recommend this to my students.--Katie Lock

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