Psychology: An Introduction for Health Professionals
Psychology: An Introduction for Health Professionals,
Edition 1
By Patricia Barkway, RN, MHN, FACMHN, BA, MSc(PHC) and Deb O'Kane

Publication Date: 26 Nov 2019

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Psychology: An Introduction for Health Professionals will appeal to the undergraduate nursing and health science student seeking to understand patient responses and behaviours to various diagnoses, interventions and health outcomes.

Written by Patricia Barkway, the text is divided into two sections. The first introduces essential concepts and theories of psychology in the context of human development across the lifespan. The second focuses on applying these concepts and theories to healthcare issues and practice.

Key Features

  • Critical thinking questions encourage reflection on clinical practice
  • Case studies provide clinical relevance
  • Chapter 14 Psychology in Practice features discipline-specific case studies across 11 health disciplines
  • Research focus examples in each chapter assist students to link research to clinical practice
  • An eBook included in all print purchases

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Instructor Resources

  • Image collection
  • PowerPoint slides
  • Test bank
  • Answer Key—critical thinking questions

Student resources:

  • Glossary
  • Student practice questions
  • Discipline-specific case studies
About the author
By Patricia Barkway, RN, MHN, FACMHN, BA, MSc(PHC), Senior Lecturer, Stream Coordinator Mental Health Nursing Programs, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia and Deb O'Kane
Table of Contents
1. Psychology: An Introduction
2. Research Informed Practice
3. Lifespan: The early years (birth to adolescence) 
4. Lifespan: Middle and later years (adulthood to ageing)
5. Health and health psychology
6. The Social Context of behaviour
7. Behaviour change
8. Communication in healthcare practice
9. Stress and coping
10. Loss
11. Pain
12. Partnerships in health
13. Health promotion
14. Psychology in Practice
Book details
ISBN: 9780729542968
Page Count: 442
Retail Price: £44.99