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Introducing Psychology for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals

2nd Edition

By Dominic Upton


424 pages

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What makes someone feel healthy? Why do some people respond differently under stress to others? Why don’t people always follow nursing advice?

This second edition of Introducing Psychology for Nurses and Healthcare Professionalsprovides an accessible but thorough introduction to the key psychological theories and concepts which underpin nursing and healthcare, and clearly demonstrates how they can be applied in clinical practice. Using a research-led approach, each chapter guides you through important theories and topics in health psychology, such as lifespan and development, communication, and social processes, and helps you use your understanding to deliver better patient care.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Introduction: Psychology in nursing care

Chapter 2: Psychological approaches to understanding people

Chapter 3: Psychology across the lifespan

Chapter 4: Social processes

Chapter 5: Perception, memory and providing information

Chapter 6: Stress and stress management.

Chapter 7: The psychology of pain



Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Nursing / General