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2nd Edition

Psychology for Nurses and Health Professionals

ISBN 9781444179927
Published September 12, 2013 by Routledge
532 Pages 89 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Psychology for Nurses and Health Professionals, Second Edition is an accessible guide providing comprehensive coverage of psychology for nurses and healthcare professionals in training and practice.

Key features include:

  • Fully updated and restructured to ensure content matches training requirements for nurses and healthcare practitioners
  • Stronger focus on the biopsychosocial model, therapeutic relationships and self-awareness
  • More examples to highlight application with theories demonstrated through scenarios relevant to practice
  • Accessible style with critical discussion boxes, student diary entries, reflection points, summary boxes and glossary
  • Free lecturer PowerPoints, extension material, MCQs and exercises available to download

Written by the bestselling psychology author Richard Gross and Nancy Kinnison, an experienced nurse and lecturer, this is an essential guide to applying theoretical aspects of psychology to nursing and health care.

Table of Contents

What Is Psychology?
Theoretical Approaches
Psychological Aspects of Illness
Attitudes and Attitude Change
Prejudice and Discrimination
Social Cognition and Health Behaviour
Neuropsychological and Genetic Aspects of Illness
Substance Use And Abuse: Death And Dying
Early Experience and Social Development
Chapter Cognitive Development
Late Adulthood

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Richard Gross - bestselling author of Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour, 6th edition and numerous other psychology textbooks published by Hodder. He has taught psychology for over 25 years, including nursing diploma and degree courses.

Nancy Kinnison - has over 30 years' experience as a staff nurse, night sister and lecturer.


"…explores the subject through the eyes of an imaginary student, leading readers through the material in different scenarios, facilitating reflection and application of concepts. Images are relevant and enhance understanding. The authors might consider in the future what an excellent resource the book could be for exploring interprofessional conflict and principles. …This is an excellent resource for entry level nursing students on how behavior influences human choices and care."
—Gretchen Schumacher, PhD, GNP-C, FNP, NP-C, Michigan State University College of Nursing, Lansing, USA